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Dockside Restaurant

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1308 Airlie Rd., Wilmington, NC 28403-3727
910-256-2752
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The lunch special was snapper. I ordered it blackened. It was fantastic. It may be the best snapper I have ever eaten.

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Thank lisadipier
Asheville, North Carolina
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We loved watching the boars come in! Enjoyed drinks and appetizers on a lovely afternoon. Can't wait to return!

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Thank Debbie W
Rocky Mount, North Carolina
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153 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A total of six of us went for lunch on a busy Friday. I had been before and knew how packed they get so we got there around 11:30am. Parking is tight so if you can back in and park it'll make your day a whole lot easier! It was around 100 degrees so we were lucky to get a... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Dockside is the perfect spot I love bringing visitors who come into town. Being right on the waterway and getting to watch all the boats dock is fun along with the dog friendly spot at the end of the dock. Service isn't always the greatest but it's nice to just relax and enjoy the view sometimes without that "get in... More 

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Thank Anna M
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved this place for it's food and atmosphere! If you are looking to have some fun with good drinks and food then this is the place!

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Thank carolp157
Hampstead, North Carolina
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dockside is a great place to eat outside, with a great view of the intracoastal waterway and Wrightsville Beach. Great lunch menu with many choices. The fresh catch, grouper, was delicious and prepared well. The seasonal vegetables were fresh and cooked just right. Our server, Kevin, was fabulous, very attentive!

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Thank Yiayia54
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50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This has become our favorite seafood restaurant in the Wrightsville Beach area. The atmosphere is very casual and laid-back with boats coming into and out of the docks next door. Decent wine list and the menu is seafood-centric. Everything we ate was fresh, if a little overcooked (steamed shrimp, grilled tuna). The hush puppies are excellent. Very family friendly and... More 

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Thank Joe T
North Ogden, Utah
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed eating at the Dockside Restaurant. The food was good and we loved the atmosphere. We saw dolphins out swimming. We loved it.

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Thank Miriam C
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food is good.......but it used to be excellent. The service is where they are lacking for the most part. The atmosphere is always awesome......I mean com'on. ......it's on the waterway. But it pales in comparison to what it used to be. Our server was preoccupied with something the entire time we were there. I had to repeat my order... More 

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Thank RangerBella
Jonas Ridge, North Carolina
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56 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm not going to say the waterfront dining wasn't awesome. It was. However-my wife and I both ordered "Combination of Two" Seafood Platters. These were $17 each and and at *most* good restaurants when you order a double seafood platter, STUFF FALLS OFF THE PLATE when the server sits it down. NOT HERE. See the attached pic of my "Seafood... More 

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Thank David K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $24
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Scenic view, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1308 Airlie Rd., Wilmington, NC 28403-3727
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Wilmington
  • Phone Number: 910-256-2752

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?