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0.6 miles from Savannah Historic District
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Casual dining in a 1792 historic building. Riverfront patio. Full bar. Seafood, steaks, sandwiches. Weekday happy hour 3-6.
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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American, Bar, Seafood
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Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had 6 adults and wanted some seafood. The place was super busy so thought that must have been a good sign. We had to wait about 45 mins but it was across the street from the river and you could hand out there while...you waited. Our waitress was very friendly and you could tell worked hard. Most of us got the shrimp and grits, it was very different but very good. It is a grits cake with a sauce. Forgot to take a pic until we had finished half of it. It was a very large portion and was very filling. We also got fried green tomatoes and stuffed mushrooms. All were very good. The place is very old and could use some TLC, I know they want to keep the age in tack and understand. Just gave the feeling of not clean but saw no major evidence of it.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed June 29, 2022 via mobile

From personal experience I do not recommend eating here on bit due to lack of sanitation and the amount of times I have been sick off of the food. The Owners see through of the hole in the restaurant there has been no changes other...then the prices of the menu has doubled since last May.-10/10 would not recommend to anyone there is much better food downtown Savannah!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Eric T, General Manager at Dockside Seafood, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2022

This is a bogus review from a disgruntled ex-employee.

Reviewed June 25, 2022

We had a great experience at Dockside seafood. Service and food was awesome! We had the low country Sprimp boil!

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 20, 2022 via mobile

Beautiful spot for icy cold beers and appetizers while watching River Walk activities. We stopped in on a very hot day, and we’re pleasantly surprised with the outdoor misters to keep us comfortable during our happy hour visit. Food was just ok, sort of blah....But the beer variety on tap plus the perfect location and ambiance made up for the lack luster food.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 11, 2022 via mobile

Stopped for lunch and really enjoyed it. I had the catfish po boy sandwich and my wife had the chicken salad sandwich, both were very tasty. Our waitress was very friendly and kept our drinks filled. Price was fair for the food we received and...we would definitely return to this restaurant. Was very enjoyable to watch the ships traverse the channel while we ate.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 9, 2022 via mobile

I thought the food was really good—I just wanted good ole seafood—no fancy frills or sauces & that is what I got. Hubby & daughter got fried shrimp while I tried the fried fish. Hush puppies were excellent. It was all good judging by our...clean plates. We will visit again.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 7, 2022 via mobile

Another great meal at Dockside! We eat here every time we come to Savannah. This makes three! We just wanted a light lunch so I got the Savannah Salad with hot bacon dressing (yum!) and hubby got the bowl of crab chowder which came with...2 pieces of French bread and he got a smashed potato with bacon, cheese and sour cream. Zach, our server, was busier than a one armed wallpaper hanger, but was always there with another sweet tea or to see how we were doing. We’ll definitely be back!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 19, 2022 via mobile

We accidentally ended up eating at Dockside when we thought we were going to Hudsons which is right next door! Our waiter, Michael, was friendly and knowledgeable. We finally realized we were at a different restaurant when he pointed out that the reason for the...giant parking lot was that they were three restaurants in this general location that shared the parking lot🤣 Both my husband and I ordered off of the chef’s daily special menu. He ordered the pasta with softshell crab and I got the mahi. My mahi was delicious and he enjoyed his pasta dish as well. We ended with Keylime pie and crème brûlée. The crème brûlée was amazing! Our only complaint was that we were sitting under an air conditioning vent which was really cold. Also, the restaurant is huge which is a little bit of a different experience than we were expectingMore

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed May 12, 2022 via mobile

Everyone that ordered the catfish sanwich loved it. Fried oyster sandwich was just ok as was the shrimp. Sherman was a great bartender and the ambiance was good.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed April 21, 2022

Good seafood and cool beer. The beer could have been a lot colder. Very old interesting building. It was a good meal

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 16, 2022 via mobile

My wife and I visited on 4/15/22. This place is amazing. We were seated right away even though they were very busy. Great view of the river. The service was spot on. The food is outstanding and the atmosphere reminds you of a local pub....The only complaint is parking in Savannah on Friday evening is hell, but that’s not the restaurant’s fault.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 11, 2022 via mobile

I never really rate 5 stars. The mussels were amazing! There was a cruise ship blocking the view of the River. Catfish sandwich was good & burger was good. Service was excellent. I would come back.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed March 5, 2022 via mobile

Good food at a reasonable price. From salads and burgers to seafood. Everything was high quality and flavorful. Get the shrimp and grits for lunch. You won’t be disappointed.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed December 14, 2021

My wife and I was there a little while back, the waiter would not even wait on us, after nearly 20 minutes i got up and asked for the manager, to my surprise the waiter was the manager and he only said have a bless...night. One of the Black waitresses apologize for the way we were treated. I advise all Black people spend your money somewhere you are respectedMore

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed November 2, 2021 via mobile

Excellent service, tasty food. A wonderful dinner experience that started early, about 5 pm, and turned into a perfect meal. We didn't have reservations, so we decided to show up early and take a chance. For starters we had grilled oysters - yum! I had...the pecan bourbon salmon, served over mashed sweet potatoes and collard greens. It was soooooo good! The peach cobbler was scrumptious and big enough to share. A 5 star meal. Good wine, great service! Highly recommended!More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Response from Kathy B | Reviewed this property |
There is not a 2nd Floor but Riverwalk is mostly cobblestone and can be rough in spots.
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Response from EricT81 | Property representative |
Although we have considered adding heaters, there are none to date.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Dockside Seafood

Yes, Dockside Seafood offers takeout services.

Dockside Seafood is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4