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Dockside Seafood House

Seafood Restaurant in Calabash

 
Dockside Seafood House
Rated: 2.9 out of 5 with 92 Reviews

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Dockside Seafood House
River Road
Calabash
910-579-6775
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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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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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Dockside Seafood House
Posted: Aug 03rd, 2011 at 8:39 am
From: Kannapolis, NC
By: drc


Avg. Rating:4.8
My family and I have been eating at Dockside for 40 plus years. We have always had great food there. Mrs. Price would seat us her self up to a short while befor she died. We were not thrilled about the bar going in because we do not drink and we don't like our children and grandchildren being exposed to it. Thanks Dockside you have a great Seafood House. Dennis Compton
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Posted: Jul 30th, 2011 at 3:48 pm
From: Colerain, NC
By: bw


Avg. Rating:2.3
My wife and I visited Dockside last night for supper. My wife had the stuffed flounder. I had the fried shrimp. I was a bit surprised that the shrimp were only popcorn shrimp. The menu only said shrimp, and usually that means larger shrimp, especially in Calabash. The shrimp were pretty good, but they had an taste best described as old grease. They may have been fried in grease that should have been discarded. I had been eating only a couple of minutes when I discovered a very long hair that was fried into about three of the shrimp, connecting them together. I actually lifted the three shrimp by this hair. The waitress seemed unconcerned, and she did remove the plate and take the cost of the meal off of my bill. She did not offer much more, but I did not press it. The level of service that the waitress provided as far as bringing us our food and drink was good. It was her lack of concern for the hair that I rated the service as being poor. My wife finished her flounder, I paid for it and we left. She said that her meal was good, and had no problems. I probably will not return to this restaurant because of the way they handled the situation. I was alarmed because the waitress acted as if she sees this occasionally.
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Dockside Seafood House
Posted: Jul 16th, 2011 at 8:48 pm
From: new concord, OHIO
By: jsb


Avg. Rating:2.7
I have been going to Dockside for the past twenty summers. I have felt the quality and service has been declining since the "older" lady is no longer there. This past week we went on Monday July 11. Our service was poor. Wrong food was brought out, waitress told us "no this is right I have it wrote down" We informed her that it was not our order and she proceeded to get mad at us (table of 8). We were not upset or rude at all, just informed her it was not our order. She kept insisting it was until I informed the manager. Manager fixed the problem and that was the end of it. We have been going back and forth the past few years on dropping Dockside from our list and I think the time has come.
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Posted: Jul 05th, 2011 at 8:20 am
From: Lexington, SC
By: bc


Avg. Rating:4.3
I have been eating at the Dockside since 1969. It is the first place we always go. It maintains its atmosphere and quality due to the ownership and dedication of the Price family. I always go to the Dockside first! The price is reasonable and the portions are great! I recommend it to anyone - and if someone in your party does not want seafood, they serve a pretty good steak too!
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Dockside Seafood House
Posted: Jun 27th, 2011 at 11:36 pm
From: Kenova, WV
By: clc


Avg. Rating:3.3
Food was very good - took 30 minutes to be seated which is common for the time of year. We visit every year.... very good Calabash style food. Very good value for the money....priced well... On this occasion we did not get our baked potatoes until our meal was almost over.... then they were under cooked... They gave me a 5 dollar discount on a 100 meal when I mentioned it at the check out. Also, we had to keep asking for hush puppies and butter as they brought very few out for six people at the table.... This is not common in the past.... May return again... I hope service is better next time.... this is not what we are accustomed to at this restaurant. Not sure if something has changed at this restaurant....???
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Dockside Seafood House
Posted: Jun 12th, 2011 at 11:22 am
From: Cuyahoga Falls, OH
By: susan s


Avg. Rating:4.8
I have been visiting the Myrtle Beach area for over 20 years. This was our first time to the Dockside restaurant. What a pleasant experience we had on 6/8/2011. The seafood was very fresh and plentiful. The deluxe platter had some of the most tender scallops I have ever tasted along with shrimp, deviled stuffed crab, fish and oysters. Others in my party enjoyed the fresh catfish dish. You will not be disappointed visiting this restaurant. It is hands down one of the best seafood restaurants around for Calabash style food.
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Dockside Seafood House
Posted: May 29th, 2011 at 8:03 pm
From: Calabash, NC
By: kcb


Avg. Rating:2
My wife and I ate at dockside restaurant on 5-29-11..i ordered stuffed flounder w/baked potato...my wife ordered deviled crab and broiled shrimp w/baked potato...we went early to avoid crowds...also expecting food to be fresh and cooked properly.....both our meals were over cooked I ncluding baked potato....my flounder was stuck to bottom of metal plate and still contained the scales on the skin...my wife's shrimp were overcooked the deviled crab was dry....when waitress asked how everything was ..and she was told it was overcooked... She said she was sorry..and would tell management...we should have told her after a few bites ...but decided to eat it and just chalk it up to lousey chef... Will not go back... Or ever recomend.
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Dockside Seafood House
Posted: May 20th, 2011 at 1:00 pm
From: Daytona Beach, FL
By: jz


Avg. Rating:2.3
Tourist Trap. Over priced, over cook. Don't bother.
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Dockside Seafood House
Posted: May 11th, 2011 at 8:10 pm
From: Nelson, VA.
By: ft


Avg. Rating:4.2
To the dude from "West-By-God-Virginia" who gave a thumbs-down review & pretended to know about seafood!!! Carp & catfish ain't saltwater y'all.
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Dockside Seafood House
Posted: May 03rd, 2011 at 12:05 pm
From: DILLON, S.C.
By: w.b.


Avg. Rating:5
My family and I have been going to Dockside for many years. Many years ago, my grandmother, myrtle caines, was a cousin of the previous owner. We never went to cherry grove beach without that weekly trip to dockside. My family was actually there last sunday, 4-24-2011. This is wayne bailey from dillon, s.c. All I can say is yum yum. Go taste it for yourself. The food and the atmosphere is awesome!.
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Dockside Seafood House
Posted: Apr 28th, 2011 at 10:47 am
From: Washington, WV
By: sw


Avg. Rating:5
We have been vacationing at Ocean Isle for many years and we have tried many seafood resturants but we always make our first night at the beach dinner at Dockside! We love the food, services, atmosphere and view! Looking forward to dinner there on June 4th this year!
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Posted: Apr 25th, 2011 at 8:30 pm
From: Conway, SC
By: ph


Avg. Rating:5
I have eaten at Dockside for over 45 years, it is my favorite seafood resturant in the USA .
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Posted: Jan 31st, 2011 at 9:30 am
From: west river, MD
By: rod


Avg. Rating:5
Our family loves dockside first place we go to eat when we are in the area.been going there since the 80's.personel always friendly..
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Dockside Seafood House
Posted: Nov 27th, 2010 at 6:44 pm
From: calabash, NC
By: ast


Avg. Rating:3
Recently moved to calabash and was referred by friends. Must be spoiled by the northeast seafood because I found the fish to be dry. The price point was to much and service was not even close to good.
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Dockside Seafood House
Posted: Nov 24th, 2010 at 12:16 pm
From: Huntington, WV
By: ddb


Avg. Rating:2.3
Food was not tasty and the service was mediocre at best. Very disappointed.
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Dockside Seafood House
Posted: Nov 22nd, 2010 at 2:57 pm
From: Clemson, SC
By: nate


Avg. Rating:3
My girlfriend's family raved about this place, so we decided to try it when she and i were there on vacation. The atmosphere is AWESOME. Best of any seafood restaurant around. Right on the water, literally, with views of the waterway and the shrimp/fishing boats. The food was delicious. Will definitely be back again next time I'm in the area.
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Posted: Oct 20th, 2010 at 12:55 pm
From: Fayetteville, NC
By: sp


Avg. Rating:5
With a group of 18, I expected a long wait, but was seated in less than 15 minutes. All were extremenly pleased with their orders...taste and price. We'll keep going back....twice a year!
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Posted: Sep 30th, 2010 at 1:34 pm
From: Rockingham, NC
By: d.l.a.


Avg. Rating:3
I first ate here when I was 6 yrs old.. yep and last time I ate was this past yr..Use to.. I would only eat hamburger steak, that was when I was 6 , now I eat it all..love Popcorn shrimp!! My mother lives very close now to Calabash.. I'm in Rockingham nc..have a good one!!
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Posted: Sep 24th, 2010 at 9:42 am
From: ABINGDON, VA
By: db


Avg. Rating:4.3
Something changed and for the bad last year.well we tried it again as we have for many years and quess what. Someone must have read the reviews.... Probably their bank account . Things are back as before. Good food and good service.
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Dockside Seafood House
Posted: Aug 20th, 2010 at 6:51 pm
From: Pottstown , PA.
By: r l k


Avg. Rating:4.7
We love this place, have eaten there at least 5 or 6 times in the last 10 years. Outside atmosphere with docks, boats and water is great. Went on a Tuesday night, the wait time to be seated was less then 30 minutes. This is calabash style which is fried food, and they give you plenty of food for the money; great service as well. Can't wait to come back again! :)
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Dockside Seafood House
Posted: Aug 12th, 2010 at 11:42 am
From: Mount Holly, NC
By: ls


Avg. Rating:4
Friends recommended this restaurant to us, they have been patrons for years. We will certainly go back year after year. The food is great and reasonably priced. If you are looking for grilled vegetables you obviously don't understand southern calabash seafood which Dockside genuinely has with sweet iced tea, great hushpuppies, and fried seafood. Most southerners consider the cabbage in cole slaw a vegetable. We don't think about the mayo in it , we just feel better about all the fried food seeing something green on our plate! Live and enjoy!
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Posted: Aug 02nd, 2010 at 11:50 pm
From: Greenville, SC
By: cs


Avg. Rating:3.7
Visited in July and loved it, as always. I haven't been in years because it is a little pricier than the other around, but it was well worth it (especially after we heard about the bad experience of our family who ate at their favorite, Capt. Nance's the same night)!!
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Dockside Seafood House
Posted: May 10th, 2010 at 8:27 pm
From: longwood, NC
By: kdb


Avg. Rating:4.7
i love this resarint my mom works there and plusi just think that its a great place to eat !
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Posted: Sep 07th, 2009 at 4:26 am
From: Mount Holly, NC
By: tjb


Avg. Rating:4.7
My Family. And I have been eatting at Dockside for 20 years now. The food is always the same year after year. You can not. Get any better Sea food anywhere. Because it's always great from to ocean to the table. I do not understand why. That some of these people leave bad reviews. Because all the years I have ate there. I have been there in the Summer, Fall and winter. And the food is always the same. If it was as bad as the people are saying it is in some of these reveiws. Why would you have to wait 30 - 40 Minutes in line? We have tried some of the other Fish Camps in the area. You will never. Beat there price. And amout of food they give you. Another thing. If all these people say it's so bad. Then why have they been there since 1955? All the sea food places on Highway 17. That say they are Calabash. They are not! They are the ones that are the ripoffs. And do not have good food. The good food is at NC Calabash dockside. WE LOVE DOCKSIDE!
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Dockside Seafood House
Posted: Aug 11th, 2009 at 1:24 pm
From: Seaford, NY
By: jv


Avg. Rating:3.7
Excellent food with excellent service, our waitress was great. She came by the table and greeted us right away and was quick with the refills. I got salmon which was excellent and my FH raved about his stuffed flounder. Would definitely go back again.
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Dockside Seafood House
Posted: Jul 29th, 2009 at 12:18 am
From: Sleepy Hollow, IL
By: dsk


Avg. Rating:4
This was first time that we've tried the Dockside, but we've hit most of the others. I found the food here to be fabulous. I ended up with the platter that included the shrimp, flounder, oysters and crab cake. What I like most is the light battering that these places seem to have perfected. I was stuffed with delightful seafood and a well made Manhatten. My only complaint was with the young bartender with long dark hair. Although he made really good drinks, he needs to learn some manners. He stopped in the middle of making our drinks when another group came in and tended to them first, and then came back to us. Very odd, we seemed like we were last on his list. I ended up tipping him, but would like to take that back in hindsight. (Oh, and serve women first). I could barely move after all of the food I ate, which I felt was very reasonbly priced for what you got. Finally, I like the old school decor and views out the back. Note: The poor service grade is for the bad bartender, not the waitress.
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Dockside Seafood House
Posted: Jul 20th, 2009 at 11:31 pm
From: Sparta, TN
By: k.l.s


Avg. Rating:4.7
Me and my family have been for many years now and the food has always been great! We always get the deluxe seafood platter and it is the same as always. The portions may have got smaller but the food still has the same great taste. I would always recommend Dockside to any South Carolina or North Carolina travelers! Love the hush pups! And always get those yummy dinner mints!
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Dockside Seafood House
Posted: Jul 07th, 2009 at 7:57 pm
From: Williamston, NC
By: gdb


Avg. Rating:3.5
My family and friends have eaten at Dockside for nearly 15 years now. A few years ago we were very disappointed with the food.Since then we have been back several times and it was much better. Do like we did, give them another try. You might like it. The last two years have been much better.
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Dockside Seafood House
Posted: Jun 15th, 2009 at 3:57 pm
From: Charlotte, NC
By: lc


Avg. Rating:5
I have been coming to Dockside for 25 years and it's a trip my family looks forward to every year. Their stuffed flounder is out of this world! I was shocked by some of the bad reviews I've read as I have never had cold food or what I consider to be small portions. Everything is always hot and it's more food than I can eat. I have noticed the staff has changed but all the new staff are very friendly and helpful. The view of the dock makes this restaurant the best view in town. I would highly recommend Dockside!
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Dockside Seafood House
Posted: Jun 14th, 2009 at 4:20 pm
From: COLUMBUS, OH
By: lc


Avg. Rating:2
This restaurant is horrible! the scenery is nice on the outside but that is it! The hush puppies were hard, the baked potatoes looked like they were cooked last week or microwaved. I ordered the combo plate with flounder and cold boiled shrimp. The shrimp were luke warm. It was so disgusting you could not eat it. The flounder was just ok along with the sweet tea.
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Dockside Seafood House
Posted: Apr 26th, 2009 at 3:06 pm
From: Raleigh, NC
By: rwm


Avg. Rating:3
We have eaten at this restaurant for over 20 years. Our meal a few months ago was great. Our last meal this past weelkend with a group of friends was not very good. The hushpuppies tasted greasy and seemed to be cooked in old grease. The flounder on several plates was cold. The gin and tonic tasted awful. The shrimp had no taste.
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Dockside Seafood House
Posted: Apr 24th, 2009 at 10:37 am
From: ABINGDON, VA
By: db


Avg. Rating:2.3
Went for easter. Been there for 35 years. Food was soggy and all new people. Wheres the old employees? mrs price would be ashamed of her old restaurant now. Sad,sad..
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Dockside Seafood House
Posted: Oct 09th, 2008 at 5:13 pm
From: Elgin, SC
By: dk


Avg. Rating:3
Dockside used to have excellent soft shell crab but have taken it off the menu. Very disappointed that it is no longer available but fingers crossed it will return!
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Dockside Seafood House
Posted: Oct 05th, 2008 at 6:42 pm
From: little river, SC
By: dg


Avg. Rating:2.3
Went to this resturant because we are new to the area.From the outside the place looked really nice.Upon reading the menu,noticed everything was fried.Nothing wrong with that but I prefer broiled seafood.My husband suggested that I get the broiled catfish,because he said a bowl of soup does not a supper make.So I took his suggestion.He ordered the fried grouper.well the food came out,his grouper did not seem to appetizing.Fried food should be golden brown.This was kinda a muted brown.But maybe he will like it.My catfish,broiled supposedely,was so bland there was not enough salt and pepper to make it edible.Two bites was all I could tolerate.His meal not much better.So he ate the hush puppies and I the baked potatoe,and I don't even like potatoes.Would not recommend this place to my enemy.Bon appetite
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Dockside Seafood House
Posted: Aug 24th, 2008 at 3:06 pm
From: North Olmsted, OH
By: jac


Avg. Rating:4.3
This is a must stop to savor all the flavors of the Calabash area. The fresh seafood, served "hot" with generous portions along with endless hush puppies is well worth the wait (if there is a line when you get there). We have vacationed in the North Myrtle Beach area for the past 18 years and Calabash is always a pleasant drive from the hustle/bustle of the tourist/places and dining at Dockside. As for the negative reviews you are reading, things happen, but I feel anything which is below a customer's expectations that is brought before their wait staff/management will be taken care of. Stop here, you will not be disappointed !!
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Posted: Aug 22nd, 2008 at 1:35 pm
From: BRUNSWICK, OH
By: ejl


Avg. Rating:3.8
We ate at Dockside for years.In 2007 we were told the price of the meals went up because of fuel.We don't mind paying the increase BUT the size of the portions were much smaller too.The cashier had NO comment.
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Dockside Seafood House
Posted: Aug 08th, 2008 at 3:55 pm
From: ANDERSON, IN
By: c.s.


Avg. Rating:5
Every time we stay at sunset beach, we go to dockside. Their food is great..
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Posted: Jul 01st, 2008 at 3:55 pm
From: Atlanta, GA
By: cbb


Avg. Rating:3.5
We read all the great reviews but we were severely dissapointed.The waitress was prompt and courteous .Our bill was 35.00 and would have been spent better elsewhere. My wife had Grouper and it was mostly all dark vein meat , I had flounder and scalops .The scalops were under cooked and fishy the flounder was paper thin and stuck to the skin. The highlight of the meal was the hushpuppies.
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Dockside Seafood House
Posted: Jun 25th, 2008 at 8:24 pm
From: Zephyrhills, FL
By: pb


Avg. Rating:3.2
If you are looking for large portions of fried seafood for a reasonable price...then this is the place for you. Originally my family loved going to this restaurant. The portions are large. The hush puppies are good. But, we got tired of eating fried food, since that is what is so prevelant in Calabash. So we decided to try the broiled fish dinners. Well, there is an extra charge of approximately $1.50 per meal to have it broiled. That obviously doesn't include any seasoning. I inquired about having it blackened and that was an additional $1.50-2.00 per meal. I told the waitress that all of these add ons were starting to add up. She assured me that the fish was better without the blackening seasoning, that you got more of the natural fish flavor. Well, that is exactly what we got. Just a slab of fish with no seasoning at all. The outside of the fish was so dried out from the "broiling" process that it made the fish difficult to cut. Then to top it all off, I am usually very careful going over the bill, but it was very hard to read with all of the pen scribblings on the tiny piece of paper. So it is easy to see why I missed the fact that the waitress had added her tip on top of the meal charge for the four of us. The kicker is that she failed to mention it. Unfortunately, none of us noticed it until the next day after we were long gone. So, she ended up getting double tip in the end. That just seems like a scam to me. I worked in the restaurant business for many years and we always told our customers when the tip was added into the total. I guess she figured that we were from out of town and wouldn't be around to discuss it with her later. We decided that we won't be going back there on our next vacation to N. Myrtle Beach. We will go to The Boundary House instead.
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Posted: Jun 08th, 2008 at 4:39 pm
From: Lexincton, KY
By: jc


Avg. Rating:3
The food was okay but it wasn't great. Every year we eat here and it never gets better
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Posted: May 29th, 2008 at 7:31 pm
From: galion, OH
By: rw


Avg. Rating:4.3
This was our first meal in Calabash/Myrtle Beach and it was wonderful. We had a party of six adults and each was delighted with their combination platter. Very fresh seafood! The hushpuppies were the BEST we had all week (and we had a lot!!)
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Posted: May 06th, 2008 at 8:35 pm
From: lake city, SC
By: dww


Avg. Rating:1
STAY AWAY!!!!! Bar none the WORST seafood i have EVER eaten in my life - smallest seafood platter i have EVER seen - PLEASE DO NOT EAT HERE! The food was cold. Have you ever seen a deluxe seafood platter served on a six inch plate?! OF course not, because that is just not right! I have been eating calabash style seafood my whole life and consider myself and expert on the fried seafood platter and during my 45 years i have NEVER had one that was this bad - oh, and by the way, the hushpuppies are just regular old frozen hushpuppies - please, if you are in the mood for fried seafood drive and extra 20 minutes and go to myrtle beach
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Posted: Apr 07th, 2008 at 11:37 am
From: Woodbridge, VA
By: tl


Avg. Rating:3.3
It was ok but not remarkable. Hush puppies were not very warm when they arrived. No honey butter available, just margarine. Kitchen got order wrong, waitress didn't notice. Beautiful setting, lots of fried seafood as expected. Oysters excellent. Shrimp and clam strips average. Cole slaw great :O) This is the 2nd time we've eaten here over the years. I think some of the other restaurants in the same area are a bit better but really, the ones we've eaten at so far are all very similar.
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Dockside Seafood House
Posted: Mar 03rd, 2008 at 12:41 am
From: Fenton, MI
By: lm


Avg. Rating:3.3
The hushpuppies were very good. The shrimp platter was very disappointing. They were small with not much flavor. The service was very good. Maybe a bad day at the ocean.
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Dockside Seafood House
Posted: Feb 22nd, 2008 at 9:36 pm
From: youngsville, NC
By: lb


Avg. Rating:1.8
Flounder was cold and mushy, was not like any flounder I have ever had in my entire life, baked potatoe was not done when told the waitress about the potatoe she said she new it was not done. When paid for the meal and told lady about how bad the fish was her comment was if you had told your waitress they would "have refried the fish for you" refried can't get over that comment. This is one place I would never give my money to again.. In other words it was horrible*****.
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Dockside Seafood House
Posted: Nov 09th, 2007 at 8:32 pm
From: Charlotte, NC
By: ar


Avg. Rating:2.7
All four of us thought this place was TERRIBLE!! The boiled shrimp ws gritty, over cooked, over buttered, just awful. Had to switch it out for a burger (another mistake). My grouper was raw in the middle, with no flavor. Does this restaurant know there are vegetables available to serve? All they seemed to have were potatoes, coleslaw and hushpuppies. I guess we made the mistake of not ordering everything deep fried. I would skip this place if keeping your food down is important to you.
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Dockside Seafood House
Posted: Oct 31st, 2007 at 7:42 pm
From: Morrisville, NC
By: reg


Avg. Rating:2.2
I simply cannot believe the good reviews this restaurant is getting, obviously from people who have been deprived of good seafood. the food is VERY greasy and over-priced. I have never had good seafood at any beach restaurant. They are all over-priced and grreasy. The coctail sauce at the Dockside is not good either and the baked potato was hard inside. It is difficult to make a bad baked potato but they manage to do so. The best seafood I have ever had is at the Farmer's Market Seafood Restaurant in Raleigh, NC, you get ALOT of food, the fried shrimp is lightly battered and NOT greasy and for $8.00 you get enough to split with another person. Do not go to the grease pit aka Dockside.
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Dockside Seafood House
Posted: Oct 22nd, 2007 at 12:35 am
From: Gilbert, AZ
By: pl


Avg. Rating:1.5
This was by far the single most horrific dining experience I've ever had. Stay away, stay far away!!! The food was just horrible. Our shrimp were bordering on raw, severely undercooked. They even brought us new shrimp, and they still were undercooked, almost raw. We're lucky nobody ended up sick. Even the waitress commented on how our shrimp looked raw. Nothing else tasted particulary well, except for the hushpuppies. I guess anything deep-fried and dipped in butter tastes good though. Our waitress was also horrible. She couldn't even remember which check was ours when it was time to go. Upon leaving, and paying, we could not get anyone to take our money up front. The lady doing this job was too busy talking to the hostess, finally, the hostess directed the cashier over. While paying, the cashier received a phone call, personal in nature, and ignored us the rest of the time; absolutely no discourse, except to slide the pen and paper in front of me to sign the check. This place was horrible, shame, shame, shame.
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Dockside Seafood House
Posted: Oct 18th, 2007 at 1:14 am
From: Gilbert, AZ
By: pl


Avg. Rating:2
Oh my gosh, this was the worse dinner my family has ever eaten. Ever!!! Where to start? The shrimp were undercooked to point of bordering on still being raw. I'm not sure how it was they were even breaded. Of course the breading slid right off. I'm glad nobody got sick, as my children and wife were in the same boat. I spit mine out, tried another, and had to spit it out again; and I stopped everyone else from eating their shrimp as well. I told my waitress the situation and received more shrimp to find they were raw too. She even commented that they looked raw. I'm still not sure how one breads raw shrimp, but they did. Moving on, the fish was burned on the bottom; I could do a better job of frying fish in a skillet at home. The crab cake and oysters were ok. I'll admit the hush puppies were good, but I'm not sure the money I spent was worth a dinner consisting of hush puppies. Further, our waitress was horrible. She could not remember anything, having to come back and ask questions. When it was time for the bill, she kept getting our check confused with the five others she had written. And finally, upon trying to pay for my meal up front, the cashier would not come over as she was talking to a co-worker at the reception stand. Finally, her co-worker directed her to take our money. During which time she received a phone call, personal, and proceeded to talk the entire time she rang me up. How unprofessional, get a clue. This was by far the worse meal I've ever eaten at a restaurant, and I've been around a few years, and eat out quite a bit. We went to a local seafood buffet in Myrtle Beach the next day and were glad to taste real seafood, good seafood. It was so good, we went back for a second round the next day. As for this place, a giant tourist trap, stay away, and get real seafood.
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Dockside Seafood House
Posted: Oct 03rd, 2007 at 4:34 pm
From: Mauldin, SC
By: db


Avg. Rating:3.5
For our first trip to Myrtle Beach, we did our research and decided to venture to Calabash to eat at Dockside. We were seated promptly. Our food arrived shortly after ordering. The seafood was better than we can find inland, but slightly disappointing. The shrimp were tiny, but they did have a good clean taste. The flounder tasted ok, but lacked the sweet, almost flavorless taste you get with fresh flounder. The hushpuppies were very good, and were delivered to our table upon our waitress greeting us. We will go back and try them again, maybe they can live up to the high expectations we had for the establishment. The value was good, the portions were large, and the staff was friendly.
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Dockside Seafood House
Posted: Sep 16th, 2007 at 9:51 am
From: Myrtle Beach, S.C.
By: j. d.


Avg. Rating:5
For several years now we just quit trying seafood in the Myrtle Beach area because it was overpriced and portions were very small. We decided to try going back to Calabash and I am glad we did. This is old style seafood that I remember from way back. Everything was great, fresh food, plenty of it and service was outstanding. To top it off it was reasonably priced. I Highly recommend this place.
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Dockside Seafood House
Posted: Aug 20th, 2007 at 3:52 pm
From: Lititz, PA
By: dc


Avg. Rating:4.8
Over the last 30 years we have been coming to Myrtle Beach for our summer vacation. The Dockside has be a regular eating place for us each year and this year was no exception. My wife had the fried clam and I had the seafood platter. The oysters on the seafood platter were just mouth watering. We recommend the Dockside to anyone who want great food at a truly reasonable price.
PS. The sweet tea and hushpuppies--are the best in the south!!

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Posted: Aug 17th, 2007 at 4:29 pm
From: Lititz, PA
By: dc


Avg. Rating:4
Once again we had a fantastic meal at the best place to eat in Calabash. We travel over 500 miles for a vacation each year and the Dockside is always the place we enjoy our meal the most. The platters were large and the food fit for a King. This is truly the place to get the best seafood and streaks at a reasonable price.
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Posted: Aug 17th, 2007 at 11:37 am
From: Greensboro, NC
By: cb


Avg. Rating:3
Dockside is where you go when you want Calabash-style seafood--in other words, fried with more fried on the side. Don't go and order a steak, or the grilled chicken, or a salad because you will be very disappointed. The tables are sticky and the dining room is loud. However, if you want to get your fried food fix, you should leave happy. And they have cool T-shirts for $8.95.
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Posted: Aug 16th, 2007 at 11:13 am
From: lititz, PA
By: dc


Avg. Rating:4
We made our annual trip to the Dockside and again were not dissapointed with the service or the food. The wait is long but it is worth the time for the food is great and the puppies are out of this world. We will be back again to the Dockside next year and would recommend it to just plain folks for good eating at a reasonable price.
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Posted: Aug 02nd, 2007 at 8:45 pm
From: Sunset Beach, NC
By: aa


Avg. Rating:1
I will never go back to Dockside.The food was like something you would get at a fast food place I don't say "Lets eat at Dockside" to anyone that wants to enjoy there meal.I went next door to Colemans to eat and it was great,I have been going ever time that I come!! GO COLEMANS!
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Posted: Jun 12th, 2007 at 3:55 pm
From: Spartanburg, SC
By: ew


Avg. Rating:4.7
My family and I go to Dockside everytime we go to Myrtle Beach! It is our family's favorite!! My whole family likes their steak and seafood... but I am a picky eater... so I get their cheeseburger and it is DELiCiOUS! And Dockside has great chicken strips too! So... if you think this place is only for steak and seafood-lovers... you are wrong!! You can find food there for anyone... even the pickiest eaters! ;] THiS WiLL BECOME YOUR FAMiLY'S MYRTLE BEACH RESTARAUNT!! =]
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Dockside Seafood House
Posted: May 16th, 2007 at 2:21 pm
From: Prince George, VA
By: lc


Avg. Rating:3.5
We have been going to Calabash for years. We were faithful to a neighbor restaurant of Dockside, then a couple of years ago tried Dockside and now we go there every year. We have learned over the years to go early to avoid waiting in line. Seafood is my favorite food, steak a close second. I have to admit, after trying the ribeye steak, which was the size of the giant platter it was served on, I now order the steak with a side of seafood. Whether you get the seafood or steak, I recommend this restaurant.
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Dockside Seafood House
Posted: Apr 23rd, 2007 at 12:04 am
From: Clemson, SC
By: ca


Avg. Rating:4.5
This is probably one of my all-time favorite seafood restaurants on the Grand Strand. Its claim to fame with my family is of course the fried, calabash shrimp. The last time I went here, last October, was not the greatest experience. In fact it was the worst I've had here. I did something I had never done here before, and that's deviate from the large seafood platter, and order prime rib instead. I shouldn't have. It was the worst prime rib I have ever had, hands down. But I've dined here all of my life, and up until last October never had a bad dish. Next time I'll revert back to what I always came here to eat in the first place - calabash fried shrimp, devils crab, and fried flounder.
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Posted: Apr 12th, 2007 at 4:26 pm
From: Rockingham, NC
By: nw


Avg. Rating:4.2
Great Seafood House! We eat at the Dockside Seafood House ev.ery time that we are on vacation at Ocean Isle Beach! IT IS A MUST.
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Dockside Seafood House
Posted: Apr 09th, 2007 at 1:01 pm
From: Lititz, PA.
By: dc


Avg. Rating:4.8
We again made the trip from Lititz, Pennsylvania to Calabash and were not disappointed with the people or the great service. My wife and I had the seafood platters that were fantastic and the hushpuppies were incrediable to the taste buds. We are looking forward to returning this summer on vacation and having a meal at the Dockside.
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Posted: Apr 05th, 2007 at 10:22 pm
From: Harrisburg, PA
By: bp


Avg. Rating:2.7
We've eaten at several restaurants near Myrtle Beach and after all the good reviews we've seen for Dockside figured we'd give it a try. Boy, were we disappointed. The menu was quite limited and if you didn't want your food deep-fried they charged you extra for the same item. The scallops did not taste good (very fishy) and the fried clamstrips were also not good. The clam chowder was good, but that was about it (our server was prompt and on the ball though). I do not recommend this restaurant.
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Dockside Seafood House
Posted: Mar 27th, 2007 at 9:13 pm
From: Charlotte, NC
By: jh


Avg. Rating:5
My husband and I have been to Dockside's on our last 2 trips to the Myrtle Beach area and loved it both times. The seafood is so fresh and prepared perfectly. I would suggest trying it. The hush puppies are terrific!
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Dockside Seafood House
Posted: Dec 15th, 2006 at 4:22 pm
From: calabash, NC
By: egbjr


Avg. Rating:4.5
I've been patronning your business for a # of years, I just moved here recently and I was sadden when I went too eat the other night and found you closed...I settled for another I want name. I did not realize how much I missed you. I can't wait till x-mas is over and your open again.
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Dockside Seafood House
Posted: Sep 12th, 2006 at 12:54 pm
From: Burlington, NC
By: tlh


Avg. Rating:4.3
My family and I have been going to Myrtle Beach as long as I can remember and we always look forward to having good seafood. After 46 years of going there on vacation, I can honestly say that I like Dockside the best. You get an ample portion of seafood because they put your potato of choice on a side dish; a lot of restaurants put a huge baked potato on your plate and then reduce the amount of seafood. Not Dockside. Some people complain that everything is fried; you're in the south....we fry things! But you can get seafood prepared other ways and yes it requires some extra time, but that's not unusual for any restaurant. If you wanna pay big money and go to a buffet where the food has been sitting for who knows how long....great; but at Dockside, it's reasonably priced, generous portions and the food tastes good.
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Dockside Seafood House
Posted: Sep 06th, 2006 at 10:24 pm
From: LANCASTER, KY
By: jhm


Avg. Rating:4.2
We have had supper here many times and each time we return to North Myrtle Beach we eat at Dockside at least 4 times a week.
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Dockside Seafood House
Posted: Sep 03rd, 2006 at 10:57 am
From: whiteville, NC
By: gh


Avg. Rating:4
After reading the reveiws, we decided on Dockside. With so many restaurants to choose from, how does one pick?

Labor Day is not the weekend to come to Calabash. There was an hour and half wait.

The staff was most courteous and doing all they could do. You can not be in a hurry. The food was excellent and prices very reasonable. We had the stuffed flounder and grouper special with wild rice, yum. We can't wait to go back - just not on a holiday.. .

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Dockside Seafood House
Posted: Sep 03rd, 2006 at 7:10 am
From: Wilmington , NC
By: jnp


Avg. Rating:4.3
I have been going to Dockside for as long as I can remember and I have never had a bad experience. The food is great and you defintley get your money's worth. I love the veiw, but if you plan on going during the summer make sure you get there early or plan on waiting, but it's worth the wait. The past few visit's have been even nicer because they are now doing specials every night and I haven't had a bad one yet. The trip wouldn't be the same without stopping by Dockside.
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Dockside Seafood House
Posted: Jul 25th, 2006 at 10:55 pm
From: Vienna, VA
By: ls


Avg. Rating:2
I would not recommend this place. It's a tourist trap. This place is just not that great, not horrible but not great. I ordered the raw oysters and it didn't taste freshly shucked but spooned out from a container from a store. The stuffed flounder was way over cooked and the soft shell crab didn't taste great. And you can't order vegetables, like brocolli. Almost EVERYTHING is fried! Maybe because I'm used to foods from the north-east restaurants, but this place is just a mass production of mediocre food with competitive prices.
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Dockside Seafood House
Posted: May 29th, 2006 at 6:14 pm
From: Cheraw, SC
By: jba


Avg. Rating:4
Dockside is by far the best restaurant in the calabash area as well as on the strand. Been coming here for years and continue to eat here every time we are at the beach. Love it.
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Dockside Seafood House
Posted: Apr 24th, 2006 at 9:02 am
From: Akron, OH
By: djl


Avg. Rating:3.8
The fish was good and at a very reasonable price. Our group had three fish lovers and me, all reports on the lobster, grouper, shrimp, and scallops were very positive, they really liked it. I had a ribeye and can't remember the last time I had one that bad, I took about three bites and had hush puppies and some charity scallops (which were very good) the rest of the night. I know what you're thinking, don't order a steak at a fish place, I've tried it before and had good luck - not this time. I recommend Dockside to people looking for good fish at a reasonable price.
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Dockside Seafood House
Posted: Apr 04th, 2006 at 10:05 am
From: Lititz, Pa., PA.
By: d.c.


Avg. Rating:4.3
My wife and our family have been coming to the Dockside for over 35 years and continue to love the atmosphere and the warmth we always get form our servers. We especially like the hushpuppies and the variety of serving you can order. The deep fried serving have always been crisp and never soggy (I can taste those oysters and hushpuppies now). We recently drove form Lititz, PA to the Myrtle Beach area for the weekend and the birthday meal at the Dockside made the over 1000 mile experience well worth the trip.
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Dockside Seafood House
Posted: Mar 29th, 2006 at 5:22 pm
From: millers creek, NC
By: ch


Avg. Rating:2.8
This has been our favorite Calabash restaurant for many years - until August 2005 - when we were served scallops and oysters with grit in them - and were not offered replacement dinners or money back.
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Dockside Seafood House
Posted: Oct 30th, 2005 at 8:38 pm
From: Hartsville, SC
By: gh


Avg. Rating:4
My family and I have eaten at the Dockside over 30 years. We go at least once every trip to Myrtle Beach. The orginal building burned in the 80's. The food is outstanding. Try to get a table near the window. The views are great in the late evening. It has become a family tradition that we eat there during the week of Thanksgiving.
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Dockside Seafood House
Posted: Oct 09th, 2005 at 10:00 am
From: Leicester, NC
By: jds


Avg. Rating:4.3
My family and i always make it to the Dockside at least 2 or 3 times in a week when we are there for summer vacation.

I have to say I would drive down just for the Hushpuppies.. They are the best anywhere. As a matter of fact, I would love to have about a dozen right now.

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Dockside Seafood House
Posted: Jul 27th, 2005 at 4:09 pm
From: Fayetteville, NC
By: sgt


Avg. Rating:2.8
I was highly disappointed with this restaurant. My family and I went to this restaurant because it wasn't a seafood buffet and the review said it had great views. The actual seafood did not come from the boats that you could see from the restaurant -- it looked a whole lot like the shrimp I can buy from Sam's club. Everything seafood-wise was fried and I mean everything. You had to ask for it to be cooked another way and the other way was broiled and it was an extra cost. The view that my family had was by the front door and we were sitting next to a return air vent that was full of dust. I am not a high maintenance person, but the dining room and bathrooms could use a little bit of cleaning. My family and I got there around 5pm and did not have to wait at all. Had I gotten there and had to wait for the meal that I got I would of been madder than I am now about the food. I'm not saying that the food was completley horrible, it just seemed like it all came out of the same frier and not a whole lot of uniqueness about anything. Oh one last thing..I ordered raw oysters and I got a bowl full of them, yes a bowl full of them. Were they shucked in the back or bought buy the buckets?
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Dockside Seafood House
Posted: Dec 18th, 2004 at 2:04 pm
From: little river, SC
By: tml


Avg. Rating:3.7
Great seafood on the waterfront in Calabash. Great views from almost anywhere in the diningroom. The only setback is that you need to make reservations and/or be prepared to have a wait. The restaurant stays packed in the summer months and always a wait but you can always walk around the docks and see the boats and fish & shrimp that were caught that day.
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