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Dockside Restaurant

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1308 Airlie Rd, Wilmington, NC 28403-3727
+1 910-256-2752
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The food, drinks and atmosphere were good as always. One of my favorites to stop and eat while out on the boat.

Thank H C
Charlotte, North Carolina
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Anxious to visit here and came with a friend. Arrived at mid-afternoon and asked for outside seating. We were seated at the very end of the patio. Lots of construction sounds from the condo unit next door right beside us, sanding, sawing, etc. Very annoying, but we made the best of it. I realize the restaurant doesn't control this, however,... More 

Thank ncfam2015
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75 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Took my guest for dinner. The view is my favorite. The sunset perfect. I ordered the blue crab and corn chowder. The temp was barely warm which is a no no sadly but was excellent taste. My salad was small but tasty. Could have had more feta cheese apples nuts etc to It. They had the flounder dinner which was... More 

Thank smasmom
Grobbendonk, Belgium
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135 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

I came to Wilmingtom/Wrightsville beach after years of dreaming about see some Dawson's creek locations. This restaurant serves as one of the restaurant terraces and is also famous from the Nicolas Sparks movie The Choice and book See me. The atmosphere was all you can expect from the seaside in North Carolina. Service was nice, food was ok, but I... More 

Thank Isabelle-leesveel
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

I'm a local and this place has gone down hill. I understand that you pay for the view so i'm not complaining about the prices. But the service was terrible. My mother in law order a platter and got a sandwich. When my husband complain the waitress seemed like she didn't give a crap. I asked for the grilled cheese... More 

1 Thank Morgan M
Stockholm, Sweden
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79 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

A local guy had booked the place for us. More kind of a country club than restaurant but the food was good, the atmosphere genuine and the service did not leave much to complain about. Eating there one should know that people usually eat at six o'clock there. Coming after eight which we did means that you are going to... More 

Thank Keivan A
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31 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

While in Wilmington for a tennis tournament, a friend suggested we eat at Dockside, which I had previously visited for lunch and drinks. They were able to seat us quickly and the hostess was very friendly. Our server was great, and very efficient. The breakdown was the food. The sides are interesting. They charge $3 extra if you want vegetables... More 

1 Thank Nanatilova56
Raleigh, North Carolina
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25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Such a fun place to go!! The steamed shrimp is amazing. Sit back and relax as you enjoy the views of the intercoastal and all the activity.

Thank CaribbeanBeachFan
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75 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Yes, just had to check place out. The view is absolutely fantastic. This is one of my favs. Had shrimp and grits. Excellent. Banana Pudding different fix and fantastic. I was there for lunch. Had a fantastic waitress. Was excited there was room to just sit unwind relax on bar side. I didnt drink this visit. The beer is cans... More 

Thank smasmom
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Good for couples or families. Do NOT dress up! Friendly staff who work hard. Outside or inside dining along with the bar area. Boats can dock right there.

Thank cate44773

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
American, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1308 Airlie Rd, Wilmington, NC 28403-3727
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Wilmington
  • Phone Number: +1 910-256-2752

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?