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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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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

You're at the beach, you eat seafood, and they have it in large portions. I'm sure the fryers get a workout, but fried shrimp, scallops, oysters and flounder are delicious.

Thank Deanna M
Roxboro, North Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I'll keep this simple. Do not waste your money. Go to the Seafood Hut if you want classic Calabash seafood. Now for anyone interested in something more in depth... We ate here 4 years ago and it was tasty, worth coming back for, best thing in Calabash. We ate there this evening, and I have no idea if someone in... More 

Thank Erin G
Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Our family has been coming to Ocean Isle for over 35+years. For the past 10 Dockside has been on our Saturday night dinner schedule. This year however we noticed a couple of issues we had not experienced in the past. 1. Service was slow - 40 minutes to get seated and another 30 to order food and nearly 45 minutes... More 

Thank scottlam77
Galax, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great seafood. We sat at a table by the window overlooking the dock. Our server was friendly and efficient. We had the deluxe seafood platter and stuffed flounder and the clamp chowder. All items were hot and delicious. The hush puppies were very good as well. We were pleased with our selections and didn't go away hungry for sure. No... More 

Thank Dawn R
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Place is busy. Fills up fast. Only open for dinner hours. Calabash food. Typical overpriced food and not much to eat for what you pay. This place instead of hiring all locals seems to pull off foreign exchange for staff. Has outside seating which is nice.

Thank smasmom
Buckeye Nation
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54 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You can get your fresh seafood deep fried or broiled. The hush puppies to die for. Great food and great service.This is not a buffet....

Thank BuckeyART
Asheville, North Carolina
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love Dock Side for the freshest, lightly fried shrimp with no grease! Everything here is always great! After a large bowl of fantastic clam chowder which in itself could be a meal, I had the shrimp and scallops, while others of my group had stuffed flounder and deviled crab. Everything was terrific and no grease to be found. I... More 

1 Thank mtngal2015
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Mostly fried food and not much of a selection. Was expecting fresh, non fried seafood. Although, hush puppies were yummy. They bring those free to the table.

Thank Jaime S
Avilla, Indiana
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Once you step inside the doors, you are greeted with the stench of diarrhea and grease. After putting your name in and waiting an hour to be seated, you order and receive your food rather fast (almost instantly) and leaves no time for appetizers or a salad. I unfortunately ordered fried chicken, which was my second mistake (after walking in... More 

Thank HairyGorilla26
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3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was ok. Service was ok. We had a large party and we were able to call ahead for seating. Nice atmosphere but for all the hype I have heard about Calabash having the best seafood I didn't taste it.

Thank Mary B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
American, Seafood, Bar
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children, Scenic view
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?