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

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  • 17
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  • 30
    Very good
  • 28
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  • 9
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  • 25
    Terrible
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
Not what it used to be

We have been coming to Edisto Island since 1987, and for years the Dockside Restaurant was one of our first stops. About 4 years ago, it acquired a new owner and the changes have been dismal to say the least. The restaurant used to be on the second floor with great view of the back water. They... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
Carla B
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Centerville, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Great food ,service short wait time. nice view from window seat watched the dolphins swimming up and down the river.

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Melbourne, Florida
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38 reviews 38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We were told this place is a "dive with good food". That's a pretty good description. When you first walk in it's a little sleazy looking with old ratty pool tables and scruffy looking locals but walk out to the food service area (on a dock) and order some drinks and a meal and you won't notice the décor. Our... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We got steamed shrimp and scallops. They were ok, just ok. Very few on plate and too high priced. French fries were terrible and slaw tasted old.

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Georgia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

The food and service was good. We had a party of 15 without reservations but we were seated in about 30 minutes. We had a nice view and enjoyed the sunset overlooking the water.

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Centerville, Ohio, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We have been coming to Edisto Island since 1987, and for years the Dockside Restaurant was one of our first stops. About 4 years ago, it acquired a new owner and the changes have been dismal to say the least. The restaurant used to be on the second floor with great view of the back water. They had a fantastic... More 

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San Francisco, CA
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53 reviews 53 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This place was one of our favorite restaurants on our trip. Fresh seafood, nicely prepared and presented, waterfront location, good service, moderate prices, would love to go back.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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46 reviews 46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We ate here twice since it was very convenient to where we stayed. The food was well prepared and the service was good. We sat near the bay and while the view was good (We saw dolphins the first time) - The black birds that kept flying around were annoying. They were coming onto the tables snatching food when people... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

After a terrible experience at Finns Island Grille, we went to Dockside to find that it was not crowded, the food was great and our waitress was wonderful. Thanks Paige!

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

a must stop in the neighboring town of port royal. the shrimp and grits are my favorite !! the restaurant has great views of the river and you can get up close to the docked shrimp boats. it is very popular so get there early !

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Spruce Pine, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Our group of eight , all tried something different. None of us had any complaints and the food was very fresh.

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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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