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The Docks

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417 Ed Hembree Dr, Scottsboro, AL 35769
(256) 574-3071
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Athens, Alabama
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been a fan of The Docks for years, and just took my husband for the first time last night. He, too, is now a fan. With a diverse menu, there's something for every taste. The food is always delicious, and made from quality, fresh ingredients. The shrimp and grits are by far the best I've had anywhere. Live music... More 

Thank aukatiemae
Level Contributor
4 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I ate here to celebrate my birthday! We were shown to a table on the patio which is a mere feet from the shores of the Tennessee River, the view is excellent! The restaurant and staff is definitely casual, it would be nice to see a little class and atmosphere! When our server finally arrived for drink... More 

Thank Paul D
Nolensville, Tennessee, United States
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I go to this restaurant whenever I am in town. The service is hit or miss. The food is great. If it is not too hot, sit on the deck. It has a wonderful view of the lake.

Thank David V
Stevenson, Alabama
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113 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sometimes the food is good and sometimes not so good . The atmosphere is casual and a good relaxing location . The beverages are great and an appetizer is great.

Thank K9814TNrobertm
Covington, Louisiana
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Not the easiest place to find if you are not familiar with the area. Entering the restaurant I noticed and odd smell, not spoiled food but kind of off putting to me. View from our table was nice but the condensation dripping from the exposed air conditioning duct was kind of annoying. I ordered a sirloin medium and it came... More 

Thank frankly73
Trophy Club, Texas
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204 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

We came in for dinner on Saturday night, and were surprised that the hostess (dressed in jeans and a t-shirt) asked if we had a reservation. When we said we did not, she told us we could sit at the bar - the actual bar. When I declined, we asked how long we would have to wait for a table.... More 

1 Thank txerica
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

Love the Docks! The food can be inconsistent- sometimes great, sometimes overlooked. Service this trip was great. We sat outside and the view more than makes up for any lacking of the food. Great place for romantic dinner and drinks! Recommend the steak! It was excellent!

Thank Pacerchik
Atlanta, Georgia
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

Catfish- large tasty portions, light breading, lightly fried, and tender. My mother had fried shrimp, again large portion, tasty, and light tasting for a fried food. My mother eats shrimp everywhere she goes and it she gave it a thumbs up. Great service, bar service and nice river view.

Thank Lee S
Scottsboro, Alabama
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016

The food is over the top! Beautiful setting on the water and live music. Very enjoyable all around. A slight bit noisy on the inside but I prefer dining out by the water anyway.

Thank QueenCandyCable
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

Food was great!!! Restaurant was a little small and had to wait. Music was really loud couldn't talk over the noise!

Thank Tammy G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $20
American, Seafood, Soups
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 417 Ed Hembree Dr, Scottsboro, AL 35769
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Scottsboro
  • Phone Number: (256) 574-3071

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Spring Hill, Tennessee
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?