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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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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good43%
  • Average6%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible9%
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“fried seafood” (3 reviews)
“baked potato” (3 reviews)
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11550 US 15 501 N, Chapel Hill, NC 27517-6372
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Reviewed 20 October 2018

Last night my wife and I had a spectacular Greek seafood dinner at Captain John's Dockside Restaurant. It might be a hidden fact that the owner, John, is of Greek heritage and is an amazing chef. We requested his assistance in choosing a dinner and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank ronpstrauss
Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

The restaurant must be popular with regulars. I heard/read that it was the best seafood in Chapel Hill. Looks like cliche decor from the 90s or so. Tried a lot of things, most of them fried unfortunately, and most were pale brown. Waitstaff were nice...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank BisqueBusiness
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

My son & I went for dinner on Saturday night. The place looked clean & the waitress was attentive & friendly. We both got the choose two platters. We chose the large serving size thinking we would have leftovers for lunch. The waitress brought hush...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Judy B
Reviewed 27 May 2018

Seated right away and the service was quite good. The food just wasn't good. It wasn't even average, which is a shame because it had decent reviews.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank lauradrops
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

Dockside has soft shell crabs in for the season. They are 3 for $21. You also get a salad and a potato of your choosing. The service is excellent. The soft shell crabs were excellent!

Date of visit: April 2018
1  Thank T9363VQmichaeld
Reviewed 25 January 2018

I went to Dockside a month or so ago and ordered one of their Greek special platters... it was delicious! I've been back ever since for more broiled (and fried) fish. I ended up having my birthday party in the Bar event space in the...More

Date of visit: December 2017
1  Thank goHeels2018
Reviewed 28 December 2017

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

Date of visit: December 2017
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

Date of visit: October 2017
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

Date of visit: September 2017
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

Date of visit: March 2017
1  Thank birdie86509
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
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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