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Dockside Seafood House

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9955 Nance St, Calabash, NC 28467-2715
+1 910-579-6775
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Roanoke, Virginia
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47 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wife and I visited for dinner 2 nights in a row this weekend. Was great. Love this time of year...it's all locals. Everything on the menu is fresh and tasty but we recently discovered their Salmon. Been coming here 20 years and never thought to try it. While not locally caught of course it was very fresh and we loved... More 

Thank roahokie
Holden Beach, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Seafood was fresh and service was excellent! I was with a party of 6 people. We had a female server. She was very informative and nice. Kept drinks filled at all times and kept coming back to check on us. Will be going back.

Thank Breezy1997
Greensboro, NC
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There were five in the party. Got seated quickly and had an attentive waiter. Food was fair, hush puppies would have been good if they had been warm/hot. The best thing about the meal was that the waiter brought pitchers of: sweet tea, unsweetened tea and water, and left them on the table. I wouldn't go back to this restaurant... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dockside is the best seafood restaurant in Calabash by far. It is quick and always fresh. Never greasy! Great customer service too.

Thank mpearl59
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Got the oysters and scallops on the senior menu and they were outstanding. They come lightly fried and are plentiful. With the hush puppies, coleslaw, and fries I always bring left overs home. For an upcharge you can change to a baked potato or get items broiled.

Thank Jackiemp
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017 via mobile

While the service was great, the food did not reach the same level. My wife had Damon but it needed lemon to give it taste. I had senior shrimp and flounder. The shrimp was very good and plenty,the flounder was soft and lacked the taste I am use to as we live on the Coast. Not a bad meal but... More 

Thank Howard P
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017 via mobile

You can't go wrong ordering the cold boiled shrimp. They are delicious and the cocktail sauce is homemade and the perfect pairing for the shrimp. Their Cole slaw is the best on the beach. Just like my mother used to make. I would have given five stars but they now charge an extra dollar for a baked potato. Those who... More 

Thank Sarah P
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190 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017 via mobile

Dockside was our family go-to restaurant for my family's yearly trip to MB when I was growing up. My mother was with us on this trip so we decided to revisit after a 30 lapse. Our first comment: it looks exactly the same! I'd remembered getting a cup of tiny boiled shrimp & that was still on the menu. Very... More 

Thank starketcher
Wilmington, North Carolina
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128 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017 via mobile

The food here is excellent and out of all of the restaurants in the area, this one probably has the best ambiance. It's a little nicer inside and there's not much difference between prices at the various restaurants. They are all good and everyone knows seafood isn't cheap.

Thank krissypoo79
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

We came here for dinner (4 kids, 3 adults). My oldest had catfish which she said was ok because it was plain and not seasoned well. My MIL even tried the catfish and said it was plain and added pepper and her quote "hand me the tarter sauce the catfish needs all the help it can get". My sons shared... More 

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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
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children, Large groups
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: +1 910-579-6775

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