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The Dock House

€€ - €€€American, , Seafood
500 Front St, Beaufort, NC 28516-2208
+1 252-728-4506
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good32%
  • Average22%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible12%
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“beans” (5 reviews)
“oyster burger” (4 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood
€€ - €€€
500 Front St, Beaufort, NC 28516-2208
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Beaufort and wanted to stop in at the Dock House to eat. Disappointed that they had very little to choose from. Ended up with chili cheese fries and they were very good. Chili had beans in it so it was filing. Also disappointed...More

Thank tlstanley99
CaptDon114, Owner at The Dock House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello, I'm confused at your post. "Very little to choose from"! Chili Cheese Nachos. 3 types Shrimp. 2 types Scallops. Oysters. Flounder. Mahi Mahi. Tuna. 3 types Chicken sandwiches. 5 types Burgers. 3 types Black Beans & Rice. Awsome Shrimp & Grits. 2 types of...More

Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

Over cooked. Dry, chewy fried scallops. Server was inattentive and would not offer anything helpful about the poor food.More

Thank jadmd
CaptDon114, Owner at The Dock House, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Who was the server? Ck your receipt for the name. I will correct the server. Can not correct your issue after the fact!!! Did you ask to see the manager? Had the manager been requested all your concerns would have been addressed... Thats what my...More

Reviewed 10 August 2018

This is a favorite of ours. The view and food are Fantastic. The waitstaff change but they all have been very pleasant and helpful anytime of the year.

1  Thank ZaztheOne
CaptDon114, Owner at The Dock House, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Thank you... It is nice to receive a kind note !

Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

We've been living here for about 5 yrs. n going to the Dock house for just as many yrs., the food n service is always excellent n the music is great as well, weather u live here or r just visiting, defiantly a great place...More

1  Thank Mark D
CaptDon114, Owner at The Dock House, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Thank you Thank you Thank you !!!

Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

This is a can’t miss spot for a meal or a drink on the waterfront. See the boats come and go as well as people watch. Live music at night. Careful about getting “Shipwrecked”

1  Thank Eric S
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

The server was very snippy with us and slow to take our order. We asked if we could get grilled items instead of fried and she said they are not willing to adjust because it slows the kitchen down. I am not sure how the...More

1  Thank dawnmartin1
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Great view. Sat outside on the upper deck. Friendly staff, Good service. Buffet or one special both $9.99. One got the buffet, one got the special. Great price. Great cofee selection. Worth the visit. Picture of the shrimp and grits special.

1  Thank mariasA4184VV
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

Great views, great wait staff, never disappointed with the soft shell crab sandwich. Go there for lunch!

1  Thank Burlingtongrl
Reviewed 30 July 2018

Excellent fried shrimp but oysters were very small compared to other places. Food fresh, drinks delicious.

1  Thank Nancy Lee S
CaptDon114, Owner at The Dock House, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Supplier shipped us the wrong product... Sorry.

Reviewed 26 July 2018

Our waitress had only been there a week, but was very attentive and doing her best. We really appreciated this. The food was awful. The crab dip is some kind of seafood (not sure if imitation or not, or even if something else entirely) and...More

Thank Ericka O
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Questions & Answers
2 August 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from CaptDon114 | Property representative |
In North Carolina smoking is permitted out side as long as open air on three sides or two side with open above. No smoking inside a all.
23 August 2015|
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Response from SharonB2 | Reviewed this property |
Donald - Your comments in Q&A have nothing to do with my review of the restaurant. I don't even drink coffee! Did you even read my comments or are you simply copying and pasting the same thing to all reviewers? Here is what... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
07:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 500 Front St, Beaufort, NC 28516-2208
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Beaufort
  • Phone Number: +1 252-728-4506
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