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All 33 Calabash Restaurants

Dockside Seafood House

9955 Nance St, Calabash, NC 28467-2715
910-579-6775
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Ranked #22 of 33 Restaurants in Calabash
Price range: $10 - $15
Hours:
Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Bar
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner

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English first
Concord, North Carolina
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166 reviews 166 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

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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Chesterfield, Virginia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Our meal was very good. I had the ribeye, which was huge, properly cooked and tender. Server was great. BF had fried seafood, huge portion. We enjoyed it. Would prefer more seasoning on the steak, but still a good value.

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Cincinnati
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37 reviews 37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Nothing was bad. Just very average food. Many selection were fried. Too much competition in the area. Need to step up their game. They do have loyal customers, but we have found many other restaurants that are better.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Last week during our annual Thanksgiving trip to Myrtle Beach, SC, we drove up to Calabash, NC for dinner. We chose Dockside Seafood House based on a previously good dinner my wife and daughter had there earlier in the year. This time it wasn't so good. I ordered the combination platter. The fish was dry and wrinkled like it had... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

This is the way Calabash seafood is supposed to be! Service was great, food was cooked to perfection. It was crowded but we were in and served quickly!

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Boiling Springs, South Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I would hope our experience was just an "off-season" one. Our waitress was prompt and courteous and we got the food in short order and that may have been a problem. It tasted as if it was cooked a good bit earlier than when we ordered it (greasy and hard). Shrimp and oysters rated 3 stars, and the deviled crab... More 

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Calabash
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I would NOT recommend this place to NO one! The owner and manager were rude and VERY disrespectful. HATEFUL! They were only concerned about getting our money! On top of that, the food was HORRIBLE. It was like eating a plate of lard and the prices were ridiculous!

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Little River, South Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Easy to see, and taste, why this place is popular. The seafood is fresh, cooked as it should be, and the service is friendly. Prices are quite reasonable. A little noisy, but that's to be expected - it's quite a large restaurant. Sometimes the wait is long, so it is best to go early.

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Additional Information about Dockside Seafood House

Address: 9955 Nance St, Calabash, NC 28467-2715
Phone Number: 910-579-6775
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Calabash
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Bar

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