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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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  • 72
    Excellent
  • 62
    Very good
  • 50
    Average
  • 32
    Poor
  • 25
    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
good food

This place is right on the water so after you have eaten you can go walking and see boats and coast line. The food is very good and the service was good not bad price very enjoyable.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
Elaine H
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Fayetteville, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This place is right on the water so after you have eaten you can go walking and see boats and coast line. The food is very good and the service was good not bad price very enjoyable.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Seafood was average for the family type atmosphere. We had a party of 8 and was seated right away. Service was good. No complaints.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We stopped in for a late dinner after a great beach day...the food was delicious and our waitress was pleasant.I was glad that they offer broiled seafood!!

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Pickens, South Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We were looking forward to a wonderful meal at Dockside for our 30th anniversary. We have frequently visited the restaurant during our vacations to Myrtle Beach and the food was excellent. However, we were very disappointed with the quality of our flounder and shrimp during our visit. The flounder was dry and overcooked. The shrimp was greasy and tasted like... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I myself have eaten at Calabash over the years ever since I was a child. This was my first time at Dockside, & I was with my husband, who had never been to Calabash before. We specifically chose Dockside because it sits on the water and has lots of windows that look out over the area with beautiful views. The... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I've been going to Calabash restaurants for fifty odd years. First time to Dockside. The atmosphere is superior to the others I've been at, but that's it. My flounder was tough and for the most part inedible. The shrimp was like a frozen bag at the grocery store. The hush puppies were very good and the service was good, but... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Low quality, greasy, tasteless seafood served with a side of room temperature canned green beans and coleslaw in a plastic cup. A bar in Iowa probably serves better fish. Despite complaining to the waitress and front cashier, I was told there was no manager on site to talk with me.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

This place brings back so many memories of my childhood. Always loved the view of the marsh and going out on the pier to watch the crabs skitter around. The food - was just as I remembered. Calabash style done right!! We had the seafood platter and were not disappointed. I'll be back !!

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Boone, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

I love calabash style shrimp and they do it perfect. This is not the spot for you if you don't want fried seafood. The batter is perfection and the shrimp fresh. The deviled crab is some of the best I've ever had! We did call ahead seating and it worked out great for us!

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Wilmington, Ohio, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

The food is super fresh, fried seafood. The hush puppies are tasty and plentiful. The portions are giant!

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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, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Large groups
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?