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Captain Dave's Dockside Restaurant

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On the Waterfront, 4307, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
843.651.5850
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4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 99
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Quiet and civilized seafood restaurant among the clutter on the Marsh

Went there last night because they took reservations and I liked their menu online. We tried 4 different appetizers (shrimp wrapped in bacon, oysters, calamari, pecan salad) and all were very good. Nice choice of specials. Wine list was good and varied. I particularly liked the way the fish... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
Golf_wine_lover
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North Jersey
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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English first
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Dockside' food is second to none in Murrells Inlet. Everything we had was great. There was seven of us and we all had something different. If you can sit upstairs by the window, it is a great view of the inlet. We will definitely be back.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Went there last night because they took reservations and I liked their menu online. We tried 4 different appetizers (shrimp wrapped in bacon, oysters, calamari, pecan salad) and all were very good. Nice choice of specials. Wine list was good and varied. I particularly liked the way the fish dishes could all be prepared differently with a choice of side... More 

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Surfside Beach, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Earlier I gave Dave's Dockside a 5 stars review based on their Salmon Florentine. It was my go to place for salmon.(as we live in the area full-time now) Every time we had visitors, I would make sure Dave's was one we took them to. I must have had the salmon Florentine 10 times, and perfect every time. I'm not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Walked right in and we were seated within 10 minutes. Our waiter, Seth, was very attentive to us. When a dish wasn't what we expected he quickly remedied the situation with removing it from our bill and ordering something else in its place. Kid friendly menu for that picky eater 😉 Bacon wrapped shrimp as our appetizer....just not enough of... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

I went with a group of 7 adults and 4 children. Our waiter did an excellent job of taking care of all our needs. Their "world famous shrimp and grits" were not even close. I have had shrimp and grits several places in the south and this wasn't even close to the top of the list. The dining area was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Tried to go to Drunken Jacks next door but the wait was over two hours for a party of six so we decided to go bevy door to Captain Dave's. A little fancier than I expected but they still had a good kids selection (we had two four year olds in our party). Menu isn't very big but the seafood... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Our family of 5 visiting from Maryland went to the Marsh walk on a Wed night - many of the restaurants had 1+ hr wait, surprisingly, Captain Dave's had no wait for indoor seating. This restaurant has outdoor seating and indoor tables that overlook the Marsh walk and the marshes. The only unpleasant thing about the evening was it was... More 

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

Came here because of long wait at restaurant next door. Couldn't be more pleased! Service was excellent. Food was outstanding. We tried lots of different menu selections. Everything was well prepared and well presented. Nice view over the marsh, too. Will definitely come back.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

I give it one star for the hush puppies...the rest was tourist swill. Flatbread was a pre made lavosh that you can buy frozen in bulk Shrimp and grits were boring and the shrimp way over cooked Save your hard earned dollars and keep away

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Right on the marshwalk in murells inlet. Very nice open interior dining room with a nice section upstairs with window seating. The menu was a little pricey but food was pretty good. I like this place because they take reservations. The hostess was super accommodatting with a party of 10 in the middle of dinner rush hour. He found us... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: On the Waterfront, 4307, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Murrells Inlet
  • Phone Number: 843.651.5850

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 17 - 32
  • Price Range: $ $

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
4:00 pm - 12:00 am

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