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

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  • 19
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  • 33
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  • 33
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  • 9
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  • 27
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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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Pascagoula, Mississippi
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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 14 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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Edisto Island, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

on the water. fried shrimp, and other seafood was simple but good. watched the sunset. watched the boats come and go on the inland waterway.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

I love the Port Royal Dockside . We have eaten at the Lady's island one and not been as impressed with wait staff , cleanliness or food . So Port Royal it is . The atmosphere is always great . Always a graduation party from Parris Island,or a big family gathering . Wait staff are always friendly and nothing is... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We drove by this place on Saturday night and it was hopping. So on Sunday evening, we went in for dinner. Not packed at all. Very much a bar atmosphere. Food was ok. Staff was friendly. Could be a very cool place with a little more effort. Just a typical hole in the wall bar with decent food. Nothing more,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Nice place, nice servers, and great food !! Really cool atmosphere and awesome view out over the inlet. We have been here several times, and everything we have tried was really good. Definitely recommend stopping in here when you visit the island.

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

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  • 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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