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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 66
    Excellent
  • 99
    Very good
  • 57
    Average
  • 22
    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
Needs Serious Work

We have dined here often over the years -- first, when relatives had a home nearby, then when I lived over in Southport, and then as I cruise the Intracoastal Waterway. Yes, you can "dock and dine," and even dock overnight for a reasonable fee. The docks now need some serious TLC. They are safe... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
Tyger41
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  • Scenic view
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English first
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94 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We have dined here often over the years -- first, when relatives had a home nearby, then when I lived over in Southport, and then as I cruise the Intracoastal Waterway. Yes, you can "dock and dine," and even dock overnight for a reasonable fee. The docks now need some serious TLC. They are safe -- and the dockhands are... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

waterfront dining with reliable rather than exceptional food. But if you are by the waters edge then everything tastes good.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Love this place, love the food, love the waitstaff, love the atmosphere, and love the prices! They have boat parking as well. Each time we are out on the boat we eat here! Kid friendly also no matter what time you go!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015 via mobile

Ate a late lunch at this restaurant. A friend who lives in the area said "It has been here for years". We figured since it has stayed in business for so long it must be good. Boy were we wrong. The only thing good was the view and the sweet tea. My 9 year old son even complained and he... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Awesome seafood. I will always make a point to come here when I am in the area. Great staff and location... watch the harbor and boats as you enjoy your meal.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Maybe we just caught them on a bad day. That's what I'm hoping. Got seated quickly then it was like the experience came to the screeching halt. Didn't get our drinks for the longest time. Server seem to be stretched between two many tables. The calamari was very good. But our sandwiches all had buns that were cold. Can't be... More 

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Greensboro, NC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

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 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

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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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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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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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?