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The Docks

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417 Ed Hembree Dr, Scottsboro, AL 35769
(256) 574-3071
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 38
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Wonderful for Special Occasions

I am a local. The Docks is a very good restaurant. The food is wonderful! The atmosphere is great! There are river views and you can dine indoors or outside on the patio. You can walk down to the dock before/after your meal. There is often live entertainment. It is a good place to host... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
thegriffithfamily
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Hollywood, Alabama
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Huntsville, Alabama
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I rated this average but go here often which may seem a contradiction. We keep coming back because of relationships formed with some of the servers. If you get the right ones they are great and will steer you to order wisely. The local ribeye is excellent for example. I am not a fan of $20 fish tacos. The Docks... More 

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Thank Hal_from_AL
Hollywood, Alabama
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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I am a local. The Docks is a very good restaurant. The food is wonderful! The atmosphere is great! There are river views and you can dine indoors or outside on the patio. You can walk down to the dock before/after your meal. There is often live entertainment. It is a good place to host parties or special events. It... More 

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Thank thegriffithfamily
Scottsboro, Alabama
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Very nice atmosphere, music can be a little loud at times, service is top notch. The condition of the restrooms was kind of shocking but none the less served there purpose. The food was pretty good however the portion size was disappointing for the price.

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Thank Jeremy L
Scottsboro, Alabama
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

My travels have taken me far, and I can say that the Docks at Goosepond rivals any restaurant I've visited. Nestled amongst pine trees along the Tennessee River, it can be accessed by boat or car. What to order? I've never had a bad dish here. You can't go wrong with an appetizer of grouper fingers or cheese fritters. For... More 

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Thank DeborahMayhew
Scottsboro, Alabama
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

The atmosphere is great, but music is loud when there is a live band. Mark always comes to our table and asks about the meal. Linda is great and her desserts are to die for.

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Thank 6410tractor
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

The shrimp and grits is a must try. Best you'll have anywhere. It can be a little expensive but it's a great splurge. Scottsboro is lucky to have this little gem!

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Thank CindyAL76
Guntersville, Alabama, United States
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This restaurant can be accessed by land or water. Great views. Love the shrimp and grits. Casual atmosphere.

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Thank Faye D
Freeport, Florida
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152 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

WOW! What a fantastic restaurant “The Docks” is for excellent food, service and ambience on the lake! It was so good that we ate there TWICE during our 4 day visit in Scottsboro! And our outstanding server was Chrissie both times! She was attentive, quick and considerate. The first night, my hubby ordered the Prime Rib with green beans, mashed... More 

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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

On our way home from Florida to Illinois we decided to checkout the Unclaimed Baggage Store in Scotsboro and found ourselves arriving in town the evening before our visit and as we drove toward Scotsboro, I found this place on Trip Advisor. The Shrimp and Grits were the best we have had! The view was amazing and add in the... More 

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Thank BMS1964
Lawrenceville, Georgia
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84 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Nice view and good service. Good margarita's. Very disappointed wth the food. Shrimp and grits did NOT taste good. Crab cakes were ok. Beautiful views. We went into Huntsville to eat the next night.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 417 Ed Hembree Dr, Scottsboro, AL 35769
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Scottsboro
  • Phone Number: (256) 574-3071

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?