Dockside Seafood House - Seafood Type Restaurant in Calabash with 92 reviews

Dockside Seafood House

Seafood Restaurant in Calabash

 
Dockside Seafood House
Rated: 3.5 out of 5 with 92 Reviews

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Dockside Seafood House
River Road
Calabash
910-579-6775
Hours: N/A
There are currently 92 user submitted reviews for this restaurant.

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Dockside Seafood House
Posted: Nov 02nd, 2014 at 5:26 pm
From: Calabash, NC
By: fd


Avg. Rating:1
I would NOT recommend this place to NO one! The owner and manager were rude and VERY disrespectful. HATEFUL! They were only concerned about getting our money! On top of that, the food was HORRIBLE. It was like eating a plate of lard and the prices were ridiculous!
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Dockside Seafood House
Posted: Aug 26th, 2013 at 4:36 pm
From: Fayetteville, NC
By: scs


Avg. Rating:3.3
Visited for the first time on 24 August 2013 after having driven to the area for a short day trip at the beach. Arrived at 1800, walked in and was immediately seated. That should have been a signal, but I just figured we were fortunate. Nope. Ordered the Deluxe Seafood Platter which is a sampling of Flounder, Oysters, Shrimp, Scallops and Deviled Crab. The plate arrived quickly. Food was just slightly warm and disappointing, at best, for supposedly some of the best Calabash Seafood around. There was only one piece of Flounder (normal for most seafood platters), six Scallops, one Deviled Crab(also normal) six Oysters and the rest Shrimp. The Scallops were greasy and chewy. The Deviled Crab was on the small side and mostly breading. The Oysters were the worst I have eaten. They were small and some were fried rock hard so that you couldn't even stick your fork in them. Good thing there were only six of them! The price was around $17.00 for the seafood, plus our tea. We ate for under $25, but I have had much better further inland in Fayetteville (316 Oyster Bar) and in Asheboro, NC (America's Road House). The same platter in Asheboro which includes Flounder, White Fish, Jumbo Fantail Shrimp, Shrimp, Scallops, Oysters and Deviled Crab plus your sides of slaw, hushpuppies and choice of potato is $12.95!!! I will put it up against The Dockside any day of the week. The Dockside was a huge disappointment and I don't recommend going. I sure won't be back. There are too many other choices.
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Dockside Seafood House
Posted: Oct 10th, 2012 at 10:56 pm
From: Sunset Beach, NC
By: ey


Avg. Rating:2.7
I have never been to a restaurant anywhere that served popcorn shrimp on the regular menu. I have never been to the Dockside and been served popcorn shrimp when ordering shrimp off the menu. Mrs. Price did it right. Her son...not so. We all ordered shrimp expecting something akin to Tiger shrimp. We were all served popcorn shrimp. We asked the waitress who said they've been serving it for 3 years. The cashier's response was "They're small right now". Sorry but I bet all other area restaurants in Calabash serve normal shrimp. Two of us ordered flounder. It was tough. Had to be cut with a knife. We will not be going back. Very disappointed. We have been going there for years.
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Dockside Seafood House
Posted: Sep 04th, 2012 at 3:36 pm
From: Bellaire, OH
By: ae


Avg. Rating:5
I have been coming here for 25 + years... Mrs. Price was the sweetest! I love the low cost, no frills, just good food atmosphere - BEST HUSHPUPPIES!!
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Dockside Seafood House
Posted: Aug 18th, 2012 at 11:40 am
From: Portland, OR
By: dee


Avg. Rating:2.3
I made my corn allergy very very clear to waitstaff and a manager, asking them to check and recheck ingredients. One bite of deviled crab later we had to head to the ER for anaphylaxis. Our meal was NOT comped. Our friends were provided with a pre packaged label for the crab (like they were made off site). But when I called later to confirm we were given different info about the food. If you have food allergies skip this place. The food I got to eat was mediocre at best!
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Dockside Seafood House
Posted: Aug 09th, 2012 at 9:59 am
From: Hendersonville, NC
By: cc


Avg. Rating:4.7
What a great find! My wife and I stopped by this place after going on the dolphin cruise. The restaurant is located right by the docks on the river. Since we arrived just as they opened (4:00PM) we were promptly seated. The view from our table was wonderful. We were soon greeted by our waitress, who was a very friendly lady. We both ordered the flounder and shrimp platter. The food was fresh and delicious. It was definitely a step above the seafood buffets in Myrtle Beach. The flounder was the best we have ever tasted. We will definitely be back!
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Dockside Seafood House
Posted: Jul 09th, 2012 at 11:41 am
From: JOHNSON CITY, TN
By: eer


Avg. Rating:4.7
Our family has ate there for years. The kids always love the big tree out front and we always walk the pier after we eat , family tradition and memorys made. Great food and service and we try to eat there 2 times on our vacation,. Thanks for the family atmosphere.
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Dockside Seafood House
Posted: May 19th, 2012 at 4:49 pm
From: Knoxville, TN
By: ef


Avg. Rating:4.5
Food/fish is very tasty, prices are very reasonable, hushpuppies are the best around and plenty of them, good portions. Nice inlet scenery with local fishing boats. We go back year after year..
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Dockside Seafood House
Posted: May 18th, 2012 at 10:33 pm
From: Stanton, KY
By: tea


Avg. Rating:3.8
We have been coming to Dockside since the late 1970's. The most disappointed we ever were was the year we drove up and the restaurant had burned. Mrs. Price was there and told us she would be back open the next year we came. Always love to hear her say "Anderson party of 9....Anderson party of 9! Headed that way in two weeks and trust me that will be our first stop. Would recommend it to anyone! Can't wait to taste the hushpuppies~
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Dockside Seafood House
Posted: May 08th, 2012 at 8:05 am
From: princeton, WV
By: t w


Avg. Rating:3
My wife and I ate here on Sun. May 6th, 2012. The waitress was very good. The first cup of coffee my wife got had two brown smears inside the cup. The second cup had brown around the outside top of the cup. The waitress finally brought her coffee in a styrofoam cup. It was clean. The food was very greasy. My wife and I both had terrible indigestion the rest of the day. I ordered the oyster stew and was disappointed. The stew had the color and texture of 2% milk. We told the lady at the register about the problems and she blamed the help. We will definitely not eat here again. We will go to Billy Bass and get better food at a better price.
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Dockside Seafood House
Posted: Sep 21st, 2011 at 12:45 pm
From: Winston Salem , NC
By: vc


Avg. Rating:2.5
We ate at Dockside last night and were extremely disappointed. A year ago there our meal was excellant, but this year the shrimp was greasy, and the flounder was overdone. I sent the flounder back, the second piece was less done, but had a yellowish tint and tasted 'old'. When the waitress brought the check she said 'we're glad you enjoyed your meal' ...my husband told her 'no, we didn't' and I told her perhaps the oil was old. She said maybe the lard needs to be changed..... Perhaps it needs to be changed much more often. We had also hoped to sit by a window,but there were only tables left for six ...we had three, so we were not allowed to sit there. However, the next two parties of three were seated at those same tables...curious.
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Dockside Seafood House
Posted: Sep 15th, 2011 at 12:41 pm
From: Columbus, OH
By: dh


Avg. Rating:2
Site would not allow me to tell you just how bad food/service is - kept saying "bad content." don't waste your money..
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Dockside Seafood House
Posted: Aug 25th, 2011 at 10:31 am
From: Camp HIll, PA
By: sg


Avg. Rating:2
This was our second trip to Dockside. After having a wonderful experience last year, we were excited to go back. Unfortunately, we were extremely disappointed. The service was terribly slow, we couldn't get any refills on drinks, and part of our order was missed. The Salmon was so dry and overcooked with a hard crust on the top. The flounder lacked flavor. It was the hush puppies that were the biggest disappointment. Last year they were hot, fresh, and delicious...this year, barely warm and hard as rocks. I am sad that this was such an awful dining experience for my family.
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Dockside Seafood House
Posted: Aug 24th, 2011 at 10:22 am
From: Greensboro, NC
By: jp


Avg. Rating:4
Loved this restaurant. Views were great and loved the "no-frills" decor. I got the broiled salmon and it was wonderful. I was hesitant to order it because I assumed their speciality would be locally caught fried fish. The salmon was flavorful and moist. I also got the coleslaw (which was okay), a salad (good blue cheese dressing) and baked potato. My boyfriend got the fried plate with what seemed to include everything available on the menu. We were both stuffed when we left, but very satisfied.
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Dockside Seafood House
Posted: Aug 23rd, 2011 at 7:09 pm
From: Tulsa, OK
By: lt


Avg. Rating:3
i have been coming to Dockside for the past 18 years and knew Mrs.Price...she would always recognize me when i walked in the door we only are down in that area for 2 weeks a year .....my favorite dish is half shrimp and half scallops with lemon butter on top and a small amount of cocktail sauce......yummy........heading back to the area in late august .....Larry in Tulsa,OK
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