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Dockside Restaurant

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American, Bar, Seafood, Sandwiches
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1308 Airlie Rd., Wilmington, NC 28403-3727
910-256-2752
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Outdoor seating
Scenic view

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Visitor rating
  • 52
    Excellent
  • 90
    Very good
  • 51
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 14
    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
A very pretty view and great service!

The food was good, not great. Service was great though, drinks were good and the view was gorg! It's just a shame that with all this potential Dockside doesn't live up to the surrounding places.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
Melissa G
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Wilmington, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Scenic view
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225 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Wilmington, North Carolina
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The food was good, not great. Service was great though, drinks were good and the view was gorg! It's just a shame that with all this potential Dockside doesn't live up to the surrounding places.

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Charlotte, NC
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Overall pretty good food. Nothing outstanding. Decent service and nice views. Service was pretty quick ( we went early). Terrible parking

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94 reviews 94 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

While a drink and the view may be worth it, the food is not. The hostess and bus boy worked hard, but our waitress appeared not to care. The crab chowder is good. Everything else was lame and slow out of the kitchen.

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Oxford, NC
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168 reviews 168 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

The Dockside used to be a favorite but not anymore. The only positive is that the view is gorgeous. Otherwise, expect to be disappointed. They no longer serve draft beer but do have lots of canned IPAs - yuck! It took over an hour for us to get our food (at lunch on a Thursday, really?) and when it arrived... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

My friends and I decided to get out on this gorgeous day and enjoy some sunny weather. We went to Dockside during a lunch rush so we assumed it would take a little bit longer to get our food. We NEVER expected the complete lack of professionalism and service that we received. First, one of my friends was on her... More 

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Hampstead, North Carolina, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Been here more times than I can count. Never had a bad meal until now. I'm a person who likes salt but my fried scallops were inedible. My husband liked his tuna. The coleslaw was pretty good. Will have to wait a while before I try this again.

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58 reviews 58 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Business meeting of 15 people, everyone enjoyed their meals, fish tacos were a big hit. We sat upstairs where it was quieter and were able to talk and discuss. The waitress Kristin was amazing and the food delicious.

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75 reviews 75 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This is a beach restaurant. Want sun, water views and fish? You got it. Why does TA require 100 words? Stupid...........

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Jamestown, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

Our family visited Dockside for a late lunch on a Saturday. Despite a very large crowd (everybody having a great time inside and outside) we got a seat upstairs right away. The waitress was prompt and helpful. This is where you go to eat seafood southern style-lightly fried and delicious! We all had oysters, slaw and fries and it was... More 

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Memphis, TN
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94 reviews 94 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 via mobile

We are there for lunch and had fried shrimp and oysters. Both were excellent, lightly breaded and cooked well. Their homemade remoulade sauce was very tasty. You won't find a better view. They were not crowded at lunch but it looks like all the tables had a unobstructed view of the intercostal waterway. I had looked at the menu for... More 

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?