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Dockside Seafood House

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9955 Nance St, Calabash, NC 28467-2715
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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North Carolina
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83 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've seen the lines for this restaurant during summer, so we decided to try it without a line in the fall. Service was fast and the food was delivered quickly. The senior popcorn shrimp platter was a gracious serving, but the baked potato tasted like it was sitting a while. Oysters were good. Sweet tea was good but the star... More 

Thank Eng-Lib
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54 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When I'm in the mood for a steak we come here because the owner buys Angus uncut lines and hand-cut them himself , they also have great Seafood and have a awesome View of the fishing boats and marshlands

Thank capt jeff f
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Dockside is one of the older restaurants in Calabash, and it is a classic. Dated décor inside, but the food is delicious and the portions are large. During summer peak hours, Dockside gets quite busy, but you can entertain yourself by walking along the docks behind the restaurant, and watching the fishing boats come in. The service is always efficient... More 

Thank obelch123
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No frills -- just good food. More than I could eat. Appreciate the Sr. menu to get smaller portions at a better price so there was not so much wasted. Our waitress was excellent and kept us with everything that we needed.

Thank Susan S
Apex, North Carolina
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261 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great location beside the docks at Calabash. Food was good. Large portions and good service. Flounder was especially good. I would recommend getting the senior plate unless you are a big eater. Smaller sue is still plenty of food.

Thank Mac D
McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is not a huge restaurant but it has good seafood and a nice view of the fishing boats. Parking is a bit of a challenge, you just keep driving until you find a spot! There are a lot of restaurants in this area, we were very satisfied with the service and the hushpuppies were especially good!

Thank Jody S
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The scallops were large and cooked perfectly. The steak was cooked to order and had a good flavor. The service was prompt and very attentive! I highly recommend it.

Thank Caroleyna K
Greenville, South Carolina
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63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here last year and excited to return. On our first visit, the flounder was fresh and amazing. Service was good and the prices are reasonable. On our last night of vacation, we opted to return a second time for one last amazing seafood meal. We were sorely disappointed. As soon as our plates arrived, we realized this would... More 

Thank LoveLabs2014
Fort Payne, Alabama
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had dinner here with several friends. It was alright but not great. I am not crazy about fried seafood so I ordered Stuffed Flounder which was broiled. It was a little over cooked and dry. My husband and several of our friends had the Calabash Shrimp and said it was very good. Moral of the story - when in... More 

Thank 4Rtrip
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We've been going to Dockside almost every time we visit the beach. This restaurant is our reigning favorite here because of the excellent local seafood and outstanding sweet tea.

Thank Jonathan G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $15
American, Seafood
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9955 Nance St, Calabash, NC 28467-2715
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Calabash
  • Phone Number: 910-579-6775

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?