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Dockside Restaurant

1308 Airlie Rd., Wilmington, NC 28403-3727
910-256-2752
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Ranked #160 of 548 Restaurants in Wilmington
Price range: $7 - $24
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Bar, Sandwiches
Good for: Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Charlotte, North Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

The food is mediocre and service is very slow. Come for the view and sit outside on the upper deck for a nice evening.

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New York City, New York
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90 reviews 90 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Cruising around the intercoastal, we stopped at the Dockside for dinner. It is pretty convenient to dock the boat and have a bite to eat. There are not a lot of berths but we were lucky to find one. The food and service are the downfall however. It isn't terrible but there wasn't much good that one could say about... More

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austin
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92 reviews 92 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Cute bar restaurant on the water. Good food great view I'd recommend it to others who want to sit outside and have a drink and medium priced food.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We enjoyed this place so much on our visit that we went twice! The harborside seating was enjoyable with fantastic views. The staff was friendly and the shrimp was fantastic! It was very fresh and tender with competitive pricing.

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Efland, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Thanks to staff at Surf Suites, wound up here for casual, relaxing lunch on the waterfront. Choosing between recommended crab dip and crab corn chowder was too difficult so I got both :) And will do it again. Awesome Bloody Mary too.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Excellent place. Right off the dock. Great view. Not very expensive. Good food. Swordfish was the fresh catch of the day. We had shrimp, crab cakes and swordfish sandwiches. Definitely recommended.

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Greensboro, NC
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36 reviews 36 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

We sat outside (2 times in one week). Enjoyed the view of the marinas and beachy people. We had fish and chips (seared tuna with corn chips), flounder sandwich. It was all good, service was good.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Overlooks marina and the Inter-coastal Waterway...has indoor seating with AC but the outdoor seating has all the atmosphere for the bar and-or dining - has patio tables with umbrellas...routine seafood meno but all fresh - reasonable prices for a family - fun for the kids to eat while watching the boats come in and out...Dock available so can come up... More

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

It was my husband Birthday and I looked up on TripAdvisvisor for a nice romantic , overlooking tile water and most important good food with reasonable prices!! They have 3 eating sections . One on the dock which it started to rain so we sat under the dome so we could still see the water and all the boats:) It... More

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New Bern, North Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Usually, I thoroughly enjoy waterfront restaurants. Had it not been for the exceptional bar environment at Dockside, I doubt I would have remembered that this place exists. Downing alcoholic beverages with a gaggle of single female thirty-somethings was a fun precursor to a whirlwind evening in downtown Wilmington (with them, no less), but the food was not only unexceptional—even borderline... More

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