Recommended by a "local," we went to Dockside for dinner on Nov 13. Overpriced, poorly prepared and slowly served seafood was what we got. We ordered appetizers and dinner, and were sorely disappointed.
For starters, the "famous" crabcake (8.95) was nothing more than a bit of claw meat and lots of bread. Now, I usually don't order crab cakes south of Maryland, but I was assured that they were "famous" and full of crab . . . they were not full of crab, but they're now "famous" with me. Ordering the "Tybee Trio" (shrimp, scallops, and "grouper fingers"), with fries and slaw for $23.95, I expected a traditional heaping platter of Georgia seafood. What arrived were four 31-36 size, rather anemic-looking shrimp, 4 scallops about 1 inch in diameter, and three small (half-inch by 2 inches) pieces of some type of fried fish. Whether or not it was grouper, I don't know. There were not enough fries (along with the seafood) to cover the plate, and the cole slaw (about a half a cup) was in a black plastic container that I might expect from a 7-11 McDonalds or KFC. My wife's blackened grouper (again, maybe it was, and maybe it wasn't) was so salty she could not finish it -- and we know "from blackening." The entire evening ended up costing us about $100, with a couple of beers, tip, etc., and we really felt conned. What was worse is that we walked right by several excellent chain restaurants (Chart House, Ruth's Chris, Tony Roma's, et al.) on the way because we wanted to support local restaurants. Never again, Dockside -- I'd rather go to Long John Silver's.