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

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  • 34
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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
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Okay for a quick bite

We had the scallops and shrimp, they were pretty good. Service was just okay. You have to walk through the dive bar to get to the wooden tables out back, nice view on the water.

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 30, 2015
Melody B
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Naples, Florida
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Bluffton, South Carolina
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44 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

this was our first visit to Edisto since moving to the area. We happened on the restaurant and were pleasantly surprised. From the outside we were not sure we had made the right choice but we should have known: many of the local restaurants in the Low Country are earthy looking but the good is good and the service is... More 

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Thank Eagleeye1959
Millersport, Ohio
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

Love this place. Not fancy, bar food but it is great! Kinda slow service but so what? You're in the South. Loved it!

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Thank Janet S
Atlanta, Georgia
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

The oysters were delicious. She crab soup was pretty good. I will defiantly come back to eat again. They get very busy during the summer months as expected. Worth the wait

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Thank Tom S
Huntersville, North Carolina
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

We found this place close to our timeshare. It looks like a hole in the wall, but the food choices were good and the server was attentive. Nice wood tables on the back deck with a view of the waterway. Good selection of appetizers and entrees. Looking forward to returning again in 2016.

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Thank BrianKinNC
Naples, Florida
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

We had the scallops and shrimp, they were pretty good. Service was just okay. You have to walk through the dive bar to get to the wooden tables out back, nice view on the water.

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Thank Melody B
Columbia, South Carolina
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015 via mobile

So during our week stay on the Island we ate several restaurants... Dockside was by far the best. Delicious shrimp, oysters and flounder. Cooked to perfection. In fact we're going back tomorrow for one last time...until next year. I would have given 5 stars but service was lacking and the ladies room was super gross.

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Thank Dixielily
Rochester, New York
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

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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Thank TJC57
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37 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank James C
South Carolina
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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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Thank JTSC
Kingsport, Tennessee
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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