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Dockside Seafood House

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9955 Nance St, Calabash, NC 28467-2715
910-579-6775
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4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 64
    Excellent
  • 53
    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 27
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  • 20
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Nice waterside restaurant

We been to Dockside twice and were introduced by some friends that live in NMB area. We like the food here. Great hushpuppies and sweet tea. This place gets very busy so be prepared to wait if you are there in prime time.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
Rich H
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York, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
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York, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

We been to Dockside twice and were introduced by some friends that live in NMB area. We like the food here. Great hushpuppies and sweet tea. This place gets very busy so be prepared to wait if you are there in prime time.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

Had supper there with the wife yesterday. We split the steak and scallops. Both were very good. Nothing exceptional but very good. The waitress was pleasant but not exceptional. They were very busy but we got a table outside right away.

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Granite Falls, North Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

My wife, 2 sons, mother, and stepdad, visited Dockside a week ago today (May 23, 2015). This was our 2nd visit to Dockside, as we had gone there on our trip to N. Myrtle Beach last year, as well, and loved it so much that we wanted to come back this year. This is also my 2nd review of this... More 

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Martin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We only went for appetizers and they really don't have what I would consider appetizers. I settled for a bowl of New England Clam Chowder and was terribly disappointed. It's watery, not creamy like it should be and very bland. My friend ordered the half pound of boiled shrimp and they were way over-cooked and difficult to peel. Very unsatisfactory... More 

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Franklin, Tennessee
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Calabash is seafood heaven! We have gone to several of the seafood house there (Capt. Jack's, Nances) but Dockside is our go to place. The seafood (flounder, shrimp, clam strips) is good and the potions are generous. I had the senior menu and it was more than enough. The hush puppies are crisp on the outside and soft inside. Yum!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 via mobile

We had a family of four eat at Dockside this afternoon. First off the fried seafood platter was fantastic. The food was hot and crispy. My husband got the Ribeye and we were amazed! I can not believe a seafood resturant has such high quality steaks. They also have a great wine selection! The service was wonderful. From start to... More 

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North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We have been eating here for years and most of the time have always been pleased. We went with four other friends on May 2, 2015. I had been getting the the senior broiled scallops plate which is a bit more since it is broiled. This time I ordered the regular scallop plate, planning to share with my husband. They... More 

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Zanesville, Ohio
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

This place has a nice location next to the Calabash River, But, the view doesn't help the food. I ordered Broiled Shrimp and Scallops, There was no flavor, the scallops were cut into,the shrimp were boiled not broiled and they were Popcorn Shrimp and not deveined. The only thing edible were the fries. J ordered Fried Clam Strips and Oysters,it... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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39 reviews 39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Service was slow, food was served cold and the soda drinks were funny tasting. The next night we went to The Boundary House where we should have gone in the first place. We wasted our money and time at Dockside Seafood House.

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Holly Springs, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

This is one of the restaurants located on the Calabash River. The décor is a bit nicer than the other restaurants on that row, but the food is equal to others. Good service.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 9955 Nance St, Calabash, NC 28467-2715
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Calabash
  • Phone Number: 910-579-6775

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: American, Bar, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?