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Dockside Restaurant

1308 Airlie Rd., Wilmington, NC 28403-3727
910-256-2752
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Ranked #132 of 538 restaurants in Wilmington
Price range: $7 - $24
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Bar, Sandwiches
Good for: Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Outdoor seating, Scenic view
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Ashburn VA
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50 reviews 50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Dockside has an awesome outside area for enjoying a casual drink or having dinner with friends! Be sure to wait outside on the deck that overlooks the beautiful and active marina and Intercoastal waterway (it is worth the wait!!). For appetizers, be sure to order the Tsunami shrimp! Also, be sure to ask your server for their complimentary hush puppies!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Went to this place on the way back from the beach with family in the evening ... great view of the water ...nice seafood and very friendly staff ... will go back again ....

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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

What a great spot to hang out with friends grab a bite, have a cocktail, listen to some great live entertainment and watch the world pass by.

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

One of the must go to restaurants when in the area. Located right on the water close to the draw bridge. The Dockside burger is one of the best you will find anywhere in the area. We're not really dessert people but you must try one of Caroline's desserts when there. Caroline does all the baking on site for the... More

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Concord, North Carolina
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133 reviews 133 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

After we finished our dive trip and stowed our gear, we needed a quick lunch and come AC to relax. Dockside was close and easy to get to. Servers seated us quickly and brought our drink orders. All smiles and quick service on the food. Good view of the harbor from our seats and had time to relax and talk... More

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Nags Head, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Visited this restaurant on May 26 for dinner, we were told there would be a 45 minute wait, OK. Went to the bar for drinks and apps, went to the bar for drinks and ordered two apps no server, apps never showed. After 30 minutes we were seated told server about apps and they were found 10 minutes later. We... More

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Clayton, North Carolina
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52 reviews 52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Our family has been eating here since 1985 when we moved to NC. We continue to return every time we go to the beach because it has consistently been delicious. The food and service are very good and we love eating on the deck. The best time to go to beat the crowd seems to be about 4:00. After that,... More

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North Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

My favorite thing about eating at the beach is fried shrimp. This shrimp tasted like it had been fried earlier. It was not crisp. Normally I love coleslaw in the south. Not this time. The creamy dressing was not there. Loved watching the boats and paddle boarders.

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North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Great location right on the waterway. The seafood was great, fresh and sitting on the outside deck watching the boats come in was awesome!

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

My dad and I decided to have lunch here today. Our server, Jessica, was friendly, fast and never let the bottom of the drinks get dry. I had blackened shrimp tacos...OMG good! My dad got shrimp basket was it was delicious. The day was perfect for outside waterfront dining. Relaxing on intercoastal.... with my dad.... wonderful food...great service....I am blessed!

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