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Captain John's Dockside

11550 US 15 501 N, Chapel Hill, NC 27517-6372
+1 919-968-7955
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good48%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“fried seafood” (3 reviews)
“flounder” (3 reviews)
“hush puppies” (7 reviews)
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American, Seafood
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11550 US 15 501 N, Chapel Hill, NC 27517-6372
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When I first moved to NC years ago, it seemed like there were a lot of restaurants like Dockside, I'm talking about fried seafood restaurants. To me Dockside is like one of those old style restaurants, and going there is like stepping back in time....More

Thank MGG56
Reviewed 6 October 2017

We've dined here many times over the past 20+ years and overall the food is usually good. (They changed the breading on the fried foods awhile back and don't care for it. ) Last night we came close to walking out before even sitting down....More

Thank markeo2017
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

Was met right away and seated. Chose the outdoor patio which appeared to be new and was very nice. Stacy waited on us and was fantastic! She recommended the grouper blackened and it was indeed great! Very good seafood and service. Would recommend this Calabash...More

Thank Greg I
Reviewed 25 August 2017

My husband and I live close to Captain John's Dockside and wish we could eat there. We have had several unpleasant experiences there, but the last one made us decide not to go back. I ordered a fish steak and it came out frozen in...More

1  Thank birdie86509
Reviewed 21 June 2017

I have been eating at Captain John's for over 20 years. He has recently opened a bar and seating in the new section, contiguous with the original establishment. This is a great place to listen to local music and enjoy large, fresh portions of seafood...More

2  Thank Ron0726
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Had crab legs, waited too long with empty place and food was warm. Lacked taste, service was mediocre. Wouldn't go back.

Thank cyncant
Reviewed 14 January 2017

I have no complaints about this place. I found it on Restaurants.com and it was a good. A little further outside of Chapel Hill than I thought it would be but none the less, we ate good. Our server was awesome.

Thank Derrick T
Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

We love the well cooked fish and baked potatoes. There is nothing like a giant portion of friend flounder brought home for the family. We discovered this place during lent but keep coming back for the quality price and quantity

Thank inequity
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Classic style fried seafood. Generous portion sizes, cooked just right. very reasonable pricing. Very friendly and pleasant waitress. Will go back again.

Thank Marc M
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

I go to Captain John's several times a month. It is always good, the crab cakes are tremendous. All crab meat and no filler. If you like crab these are the cakes to get. The specials are always worth a try.

Thank Geomanjim
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Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11550 US 15 501 N, Chapel Hill, NC 27517-6372
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Chapel Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 919-968-7955
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