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Dockside Restaurant

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American, Bar, Seafood, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Pub
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1308 Airlie Rd., Wilmington, NC 28403-3727
910-256-2752
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 64
    Excellent
  • 98
    Very good
  • 55
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 18
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
nice view

We love going here for the view of the boats, yachts in the waterway. The seafood is reliably good. May have been short staffed the night we were there as service was disjointed.

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 21, 2015
Betty S
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Hickory, North Carolina
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  • Scenic view
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Greensboro, NC
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68 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

This place is a great location on the water....HOWEVER.... Food is mediocre. Nothing but canned beer and on a recent visit it was not even cold. Three of us ordered beer...all three different brands...all three were warm. Used to be much better...Will not be going back.

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Utica, New York
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Great place to eat, although I was not impressed with the parking lot. Also, there was not a lot to choose from on the menu. I ordered a salad with shrimp and it was very good. The best part about this place is the location right on the canal. We ate outside and a man with water hoses attached to... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We deceided to try the dockside to se for ourselves granted the reviews we inconsistant, the locations is very good and the porch like setting is very appealing. The setup is more like a Bar on a deck and most of the space is used that way. The service was courteous but very basic. The food was mediocre at beat... More 

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Richmond, United States
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

If you go, definitely sit on the deck. Great views of the water and Wrightsville Beach. Food is yummy. Just a fun place to go and have seafood!

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Hickory, North Carolina
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We love going here for the view of the boats, yachts in the waterway. The seafood is reliably good. May have been short staffed the night we were there as service was disjointed.

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Midway, Tennessee
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The restaurant has a nice atmosphere but that was the best thing. The food was disappointing. I had mahi mahi which I really like and have had several places. There mahi mahi was very dry and tasteless. The food that my friends ordered was just ok. They had hamburgers and club sandwiches. The highlight was the sweet potato fries. They... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Service was beyond poor - our waitress clearly had better things to do and other places to be. She was disinterested, not even making eye contact while describing specials. Clearly, there must've been someone more interesting at the bar behind us. We nearly asked if she was trying to get out of there after her lunch shift, but she kept... More 

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Running Springs, California
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175 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Truly dockside, always a wait because it is so popular. Good selection of beer, all in bottles and cans nothing on draft. Good beachy foods. Adaquate parking across the street.

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north carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We ate upstairs at dinner, which have never done in the past. Usually eat downstairs on the deck and have thoroughly enjoyed our meals - great bloody mary's, lunch menu good every time. Upstairs is BRIGHT (did I say BRIGHT??) with an overload of fans for the space (cold!) with black leatherette tablecloths :/ The atmosphere is just plain awful... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Soft-shell Crab Sandwich, a Margarita, while siting of the deck. It is a must every trip!! You can pull your boat up and have a drink and it is a great people watching spot. Food is good and the staff is friendly. Be prepared to wait for a table or go act like a local and enjoy!

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Additional Information about Dockside Restaurant

Address: 1308 Airlie Rd., Wilmington, NC 28403-3727
Phone Number: 910-256-2752
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Wilmington
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 7 - 24
Cuisine: American, Bar, Seafood, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Pub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1308 Airlie Rd., Wilmington, NC 28403-3727
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Wilmington
  • Phone Number: 910-256-2752

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 24
  • Cuisine: American, Bar, Seafood, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Scenic view
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm

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