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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
Good for:
Families with children
Large groups
Local cuisine

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  • 62
    Excellent
  • 50
    Very good
  • 43
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 19
    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
Pretty Ho Hum

This place is well known but I found it pretty Ho Hum. The food was ok, but nothing special really. I won't be back as there are so many better places to eat in this area.

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
golfnmusic
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New Philadelphia, Ohio
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Dinner
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New Philadelphia, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

This place is well known but I found it pretty Ho Hum. The food was ok, but nothing special really. I won't be back as there are so many better places to eat in this area.

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Troy, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Not a very good meal and very pricey for what we got. I wouldn't go back, or if I did, it wouldn't be for seafood.

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South Hill, VA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Ate here for the first time. Food was excellent and served fresh. The portions were huge. I ordered the scallops. There were 37 quarter sizes scallops on my plate. Amazing. My wife ordered the scallops and my daughter and her husband ordered the deluxe seafood platter. The service was excellent. Quite pleased. Will return.

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Hartsville, South Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Wow! I first visited the Dockside in 1974 and have had many visits in between. My most recent visit was April 2015 with my family. We arrived around 5:00 pm and were seated right away. Try to get a seat by the window if possible. The view of the marsh is the best. I ordered the large fried calabash shrimp... More 

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Centerville, Massachusetts
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

The green bean vegetables were soggy beans from a can that were boiled to death. The fried scallops & oysters were very greasy & overly salty & the oysters were not fresh. The shrimp could not have been anything but canned shrimp - not fresh.

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Hickory, North Carolina
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Although the menu has changed we still enjoy our visits to Dockside Restaurant on the waterfront in Calabash, NC. Now there is no longer an option for a cup of clam chowder to start your meal. If you want this you need to order a bowl. I would suggest asking for two spoons and sharing one bowl. We both had... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Fast service. Heavy breading on everything, Sampler Platter. Waitress gave me Key Lime pie for my birthday (I did not ask for it) than charged me $4.00, ugh. She said simple T-shirts were $8, it was $12, ugh. Our total bill was $74 for 2 people, we drank water. Very expensive for a no atmosphere, uncomfortable tables, and long drive.

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Concord, North Carolina
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178 reviews 178 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Took a few days at the beach and made our trip to Calabash for seafood. Stopped at Dockside since it was always full in the summer. Something changed with the hushpuppys and I agree with the other review they tasted like grease. Thought it was just me, but went back a second night with friends and they tasted the same.... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Had my first visit to Dockside in July 2014 and I'm hooked. Easily the best seafood I've had. Heaping portions means you won't leave hungry. Good quality of non-seafood menu items too for the people in your party who don't eat seafood. And being right on the intercostal waterway makes for a nice setting for the restaurant. Well recommended.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 via mobile

We have been eating here for years and it's always been very good. But tonight the hush puppies tasted funny with an old oil taste, the French fries were cold and it was the worst meal I've had in awhile. We'll go back and give them another chance

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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?