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3730 Docksite Road, Edisto Island, SC 29438-3601
(843) 869-3018
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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
Good Seafood and Service

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... read more

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

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Bogota, Colombia
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82 reviews 82 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

I was at this restaurant invited by a colleague after a business visit to this South Caroline zone. Restaurant has a nice view and people was very kind and smiling all the time. I asked for a platter and it was very good. Place look a little bit outdated or perhaps it the ambient they want to provide. All in... More 

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Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We ate out over the water, with a nice view of the marsh, just after sunset. The Mahi sandwich was good. I was introduced to Palmetto beer, both the Amber and the Pale Ale. Both pretty good, but I preferred the Lager I had later in the week. A nice place, one of the few still open when we visited... More 

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Lady's Island, South Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Best place for fresh local seafood and great service. This place is always packed even outside of tourist season. The food is always on point and the service is excellent. There is a wait for seating but, it is well worth the wait. The Ladys Island location even has outdoor seating and entertainment some night. Highly recommend.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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59 reviews 59 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Wow! Our wait for this restaurant was over an hour, but it was completely worth the wait! Service was good, food was excellent. Some of the best, most fresh and HUGE shrimp we've ever had.

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Branford, Connecticut
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I visited this establishment with my family last week while visiting the area. It was off season and the area was pretty dead. We had just arrived at our timeshare and were tired and hungry so, we went into this restaurant, even though the appearance did cause us to hesitate before entering. Alas, we continued and we entered a bar-like... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

Went for lunch. Wanted oyster po'boy, got a very good one. 3 companions happy with oyster, mahi Caesar salads. Drank several palmetto pale ales. Great view from dock. Loved the service. Hey folks, this is a low country dive. Don't expect more than it is, and you will be happy. Oh - get the "raw chips" -- they are not... 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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