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3730 Docksite Road, Edisto Island, SC 29438-3601
(843) 869-3018
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Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Drinks, Lunch

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  • 21
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  • 34
    Very good
  • 33
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  • 9
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  • 28
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Another South Carolina Disappointment

After over a dozen trips, I have yet to find a restaurant on the South Carolina coastline that has exceptional seafood. This Dock Side, recommended by locals, was a huge mistake. The Shrimp & Grits were terrible, the shrimp and fish cooked various ways were seriously below average. I will give the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Pascagoula, Mississippi
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Rochester, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Great place for local flavor. Try the deep fried ribs! Nothing fancy here, just great food at reasonable prices. Others of my party tried seafood dishes and found them delicious. Party of five got out for just @$100 with full bellies and happy faces.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Small dark bar. Not friendly staff, boring looking menu & hot. I know there isn't much to choose from on he island but we found a tad better than this. Paid for our two beers and bounced!

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South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We had a delightful lunch at Dockside Grille. It doesn't look like much from the outside and frankly when you enter, the same is true. It is almost a "dive", however just walk right on through the bar area, pass the pool tables and go out on the dock. Don't expect much.....there are wooden tables surrounded by a medley of... More 

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Parking lot was packed, had to wait about an hour for seat---well worth the hassle! Fresh seafood, live music on outdoor deck overlooking marina.

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Pascagoula, Mississippi
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

After over a dozen trips, I have yet to find a restaurant on the South Carolina coastline that has exceptional seafood. This Dock Side, recommended by locals, was a huge mistake. The Shrimp & Grits were terrible, the shrimp and fish cooked various ways were seriously below average. I will give the she-crab soup a thumbs up, but the experience... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

Sat on dock and felt the warm breeze blowing. We got the hush puppies which were marketed on menu as freshly made daily. They were very hard and really sweet....let down. I had a shrimp taco, stale shell, but shrimp was good. Friends had chicken taco which shell was stale. Husband had burger, nothing special. Bartender was our waitress and... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Me and my family love this place, we went three nights straight and the food was great every time! The fried food isn't too heavy either!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

My family and I dined at Dock Side based on my parents recommendations from their great experience last year. However...times have changed. Inside was dirty and smelly so we selected a table outside. One waitress worked with all tables so service was extremely slow and was not paced properly. Food was tasteless and very overpriced for quality and portions. Drinks... More 

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Lexington, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Was told this was the only place open after 10 pm for some adult beverages on Edisto. We went to check it out. We were shocked at a $2 cover charge for this local dive bar. The vibe was alright. There were several people around shooting pool, talking, listening to live music. The live music wasn't the best, but it... More 

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Kirtland, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This is just a great little hole in the wall! We love it! If you want a fancy restaurant go to Hilton head! This place is a simple bar right on the water with good bar food, friendly staff and a great screened in porch. We love going there for an afternoon drink and watching the pelicans beg from the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3730 Docksite Road, Edisto Island, SC 29438-3601
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Edisto Island
  • Phone Number: (843) 869-3018

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

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