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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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Burlington, North Carolina
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There was not anything special about the food here. Typical fried seafood. The shrimp were good, scallops were way too salty and greasy. They didn't have backed potatoes when we were there because they has forgotten to warm up the oven when they opened and didn't have any cooked, so we all had to get fries. Not a bad meal,... More 

Thank jcgang4
Winnsboro, South Carolina
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fresh from the docks. Outstanding in everyvway good service and excelent food. Compare to the typical Myrtle Beach choke & puke buffet

Thank jn300m
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Have eaten here 2-3 times in the past and tried something new. Stuffed Flounder, it was perfect with a baked potato. normally I am not satisfied with most fish meals but i was stuffed.

Thank Lonniekaye
Etowah, NC
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This has been a family tradition of ours for years. We come here every time we are down this way on vacation. Got there at 4:55 pm and was seated immediately. As always great food and great service. Prices are a little on the upper end but not bad.

Thank Bigolebubba
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was hoping for a party in my mouth, but didnt quite get that. Fried shrimp was plentiful and lightly breaded, but nothing to write home about. Deviled crabs were better. Hush puppies were average store bought variety. Prices weren't bad. I'd try another place before returning here. Nice view of the docks.

Thank Speeedracer62
Mansfield, Texas
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216 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a Monday and it was the first time ever there was no wait. Portions are huge but I love the clam strips and fried shrimp. I recommend sharing the platter.

Thank Kari W
Marshall, North Carolina
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This. Steak. was. amazing. I also enjoyed the scallops. Service was super friendly and fast. One of the only places we found in Calabash that was not cash only.

Thank Allison C
Mooresville, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were visiting Myrtle Beach and we always try take a short drive to Calabash NC for their world famous seafood. There are several seafood restaurants along the waterway in Calabash and every one we have tried over the years has been good. The Dockside always had long lines waiting to get in. We finally found if we get there... More 

Thank lakeman51
Sainte Genevieve, Missouri
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70 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been here a number of times over the years. Food is still good (still fried in the Calabash style), but the service wasn't as good as in the past. May have been an off night. Waitress seemed distracted. Only one person taking payment at the register (note to owners: let your wait staff handle that at table!) and she was... More 

Thank Ed T
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I ate at Dockside with my family last night. We had a 20 minute wait at 8 pm on a Saturday night. Not bad at all. The wait staff was friendly. Hostess was courteous. We started with the peel n eat jumbo shrimp. These were delicious and fresh. We got a half pound to share between three people. I would... More 

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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
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Scenic view, Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget, 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: 910-579-6775

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