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“Couldn't be more informal but food was great”

Dock Side Restaurant
Ranked #16 of 30 Restaurants in Edisto Island
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Scenic view, Local cuisine
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Charlotte, North Carolina
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60 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Couldn't be more informal but food was great”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2013

You walk in and you see a pool table, video games and a few tables scattered around the floor, and a small bar to the side. We sat at a table that was near a window and found that a spotlight was shining down on the table and into our eyes. We almost turned around and walked out, but the waitress dimmed the light when we asked and it was fine. Glad we stayed because the fried flounder and fried shrimp were fantastic. Had to be fresh out of the water the same day. The price seemed high, considering the place, but I would go back. Super cheap happy hour well drinks, but kind of weak.

  • Visited January 2013
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English first
Texas
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67 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Loved this place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2012

Staff was friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Food was great. The peel and eat shrimp was locally caught and awesome! The others had baskets of shrimp, oysters, and crab cakes.

Visited November 2012
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Thank Cowgirl07
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Beaufort, South Carolina
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Beautiful location - average food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2012

A little above casual - good service. long lines if you don't go early but WHAT a view. 2nd visit - same experience. Noise level can be high when crowded - especially when the bartender is making blender drinks - you cannot talk over that appliance -so don't plan a romatic evening here....mix of local and tourists... friendly..

Visited July 2012
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Thank LBJBeaufort
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The Shire
2 reviews
“Poop part 2”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2012

Do not go. I repeat, do not go. Terrible, rude service. Several other parties got up and walked out during our time there. I wish we would have. Poop.

Visited September 2012
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Concord, North Carolina
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great Fish Stew”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2012

Great fish stew, friendly, efficient service, good value. New management not as good as the Fontaine family. We miss the salad bar. Understand the smaller portions in recent years but really appreciated the free seconds (all you can eat) you used to serve. Miss that too. Would have been an excellent with the previous owner. It wasn't broke. Shouldn't have fixed it!

Visited September 2012
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Thank Cathy F
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