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Dock Side Restaurant

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3730 Dock Site Rd, Edisto Island, SC 29438-3601
(843) 869-3018
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Spruce Pine, North Carolina
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

All of my family were in town for Marine graduation and wanted a good seafood restaurant to eat at. Dockside did not disappoint. There were 10 of us and we had to wait for 40 minutes for a table. It was worth the wait, If I ever go back to Beaufort I will eat there again.

Thank Daniel T
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

They were out of most everything we ordered. Service was slow, despite there not being many people there. I found our server inside sitting at the bar chit chatting (no one was inside and only 3 tables outside). It's very clear they do not like tourists there (on their wall it read "tourists go home, leave your daughters". Totally innapropriate.... More 

Thank Kristine M
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62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I recently had dinner at Dockside, we entered restaurant and lady ask how many we had we said 4 and friendly way not on the menu that day, our server had an attitude issue, like she would rather have been anywhere else on the planet, my wife had fish tacos and she states they were very good... More 

Thank pugsybrown
Darrin M, Owner at Dock Side Restaurant, responded to this review

I apologize for the experience you recently had at Dockside, we certainly want to address any opportunities there may be. Do you remember your servers name, and also did you make her aware of these issues while you were there? These are things that can be addressed and corrected immediately if brought to our attention. Thanks in advance for your... More 

Spartanburg, South Carolina
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90 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is small but classy with a great view of the marina. Service was great. Quite a variety of dishes on the menu.

Thank Jeffro_baller
Edisto Island, South Carolina
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you enjoy a meal where the staff makes it miserable - this is the place. Long wait for food, wrong orders delivered and coy wait staff. And, it was for burgers and fries!!

2 Thank swampfox400
Buford, Georgia
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81 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

We used to eat at the Dock Side Restaurant in years gone by and decided we wanted to try it again. Wow, what a surprise! It was our babysitting night with all the grandchildren in tow. When we saw the bar and pool tables downstairs and the upstairs blocked off, we loaded them back in the car and went elsewhere.

Thank MarilynDean
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016 via mobile

We sat outside on the covered porch overlooking the marina at a painted wood table and high benches in what was basically an outside bar over their docks. There was inside seating, but it was mid afternoon and we wanted to nosh on fresh seafood and watch the boats. A breeze kept us cool and comfy as we ate. We... More 

Thank Cleargrace
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

If you were expecting the original Dockside Restaurant ( with Edistew and varied salad bar) it is closed and gone. I'm a life long Edisto vacationer and not new, just so you know. We gave it a 3 star rating because the food was good ( better than expected) but the atmosphere lacked any redeeming qualities. Only the downstairs bar... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Columbia, South Carolina
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

Place was usual resort seafood joint. Food was good, price moderate and waitstaff very friendly. Nice, family friendly place.

Thank fmgur
North Carolina
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

First arrived told 45 minute to a hour wait, two hours later we were finally being seated. Food was good and service was good. The noise level is almost unbearable. There is a very nice view of the harbor. Place wasn't bad, but three hours at a place to eat is way to long.

Thank Weezieluvsfred
Darrin M, Owner at Dock Side Restaurant, responded to this review

I'm sorry for your wait, but I wanted to check and make sure you were at Dockside Bar & Grill, or was it actually somewhere else? I ask this because we haven't had a wait over 23 minutes in over a year. Appreciate your response. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    2.5 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Full Bar, Takeout, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Scenic view, Local cuisine, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3730 Dock Site Rd, Edisto Island, SC 29438-3601
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Edisto Island
  • Phone Number: (843) 869-3018

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