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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
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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    Very good
  • 53
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  • 18
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  • 17
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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
Great View and Outdoor Seating

Dockside is the perfect place to go to enjoy a beer and a great view of the inter coastal water way. They have an extensive craft beer selection, and delicious margaritas. Outdoor seating is plentiful, but fills up quickly when it is nice out. Servers and other patrons are friendly and will... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 23, 2015
Stephanie F
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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  • Scenic view
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Wake Forest, NC
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

We ate here for lunch. We tried the oysters and one of the daily fish specials. The kids had the hot dogs and chicken tenders. Food for adults and kids alike were great and you can't beat the view!

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015 NEW

Dockside is the perfect place to go to enjoy a beer and a great view of the inter coastal water way. They have an extensive craft beer selection, and delicious margaritas. Outdoor seating is plentiful, but fills up quickly when it is nice out. Servers and other patrons are friendly and will make conversation. They also offer tables for indoor... More 

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Wrightsville Beach
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Beautiful views of the ICWW with seating options of outside, outside with shade or air conditioned inside with a view. Servers were wonderful...family friendly. Food is not so great....crab cake was breaded and deep fried, with very little crab. Cole slaw was heavy with mayonnaise. Most customers seemed to be having a great time, more interested in the view than... More 

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Forest City
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Met family for lunch and had the catch of the day blackened, with steamed vegetables and sweet potato fries. Fish was blackened all right. No blackened seasoning, just charred on one side. Sent it back and got fried shrimp which was fine. Sweet potato fries were overcooked. Edible but not good. Steamed vegetables were good, apparently cooked in a broth... More 

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Concord, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Our group has been coming here for three years and after a day on the boat we dock and come here to relax and enjoy good food and beverage. Servers are friendly and keep check on you. This year we got seated and the storm rolled in with heavy rains and lightning, so we stayed and enjoyed the food some... More 

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Montgomery, Texas
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Great location for watching the boating activity on the Intercostal and enjoying some good food and a cool one. Sitting out doors is nice, but the view from upstairs can't be beat and it's air conditioned. The food is good and more varied than most seafood joints on the water. The service is with a smile, brief conversation and recommendations... More 

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Greenville, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 via mobile

Dockside draws a great mix of locals and vacationers where many customers come by boat. It has a relaxed atmosphere and always feels like there's a party going on. The majority of seating is open air... Great place to unwind and watch the boats go by. The menu changes and always ask about the daily features. We just enjoyed soft... More 

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Winston-Salem, United States
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We love going to Dockside as a family on sunny afternoons to watch the boats. The food is very good and the service is great. The atmosphere can't be beat!

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The food, the service, the view, and the ambiance here is breath taking to me and everyone I have brought here. If you like ocean view, great food, and special service, this is the place to come.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Delicious shrimp and oysters, fried to perfection. Sweet potato waffle fries were also good. Eating on the deck beside the water, watching the boats was a treat in the sunshine.

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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

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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: 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?