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Dock Side Restaurant

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3730 Dock Site Rd, Edisto Island, SC 29438-3601
+1 843-869-3018
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My husband and I come to edisto alot and always look forward to going to the dockside. The servers have always been great. But today he went by after fishing, and there were no servers anywhere. As he was.leaving he saw them outside smoking. They actually laughed, because they knew he was in there with no service. That is sad.

Thank Happy R
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This seafood restaurant had been a family favorite since our first visit to the area in the 1980s. Now, under new ownership, the establishment has become more of a bar than a family restaurant. Our family went for dinner, only to discover, there is no longer an upstairs dining room and seating in the bar area is limited, forcing us... More 

Thank sherrydicer
Ocala, Florida, United States
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76 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had really good food, big selection, had a very good lunch here. Will come back next time we are in Edisto Island. Service was fast. I have no complaints.

Thank Janis G
Evansville, Indiana
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We choose this place solely on the fact that it was near our Timeshare, and after driving all day, we were tired and hungry. Basically like a dive bar which serves bottled beer and mixed drinks. Simple menu. We had an appetizer of crab balls served with a sauce. We split a seafood basket of shrimp/scallops/fries which came with a... More 

Thank Mary H
Edisto Island, South Carolina
1 review
Reviewed 14 February 2017

My wife and I visited Dockside for Valentines Night dinner, Taco Tuesday. My wife ordered the steak taco salad. She said whoever cooked her steak, it was awesome. There are three different fish tacos on the menu. Shrimp taco, Grilled Mahi Taco, and Ahi Tuna taco. I had all three, FANTISTIC. Anna waited on us and she did a great... More 

Thank epps4332
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

A great waterfront dive bar. Nothing fancy, just stout drinks and typical bar food. Definitely worth a vist.

Thank John W
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57 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016

My husband and I went to eat here after a two hour trail ride, so we might have not been the best looking after. They didn't open until 4 and we were five minutes early so they told us we could go sit at the bar. That was fine. Sat at the bar, ordered some drinks, had a chat with... More 

Thank DRCV1111
Homosassa, FL
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

The food was absolutely delicious! We sat outside and enjoyed the breeze while dining. The service was great.

Thank MelanieR18
Spruce Pine, North Carolina
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

All of my family were in town for Marine graduation and wanted a good seafood restaurant to eat at. Dockside did not disappoint. There were 10 of us and we had to wait for 40 minutes for a table. It was worth the wait, If I ever go back to Beaufort I will eat there again.

Thank Daniel T
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2016

They were out of most everything we ordered. Service was slow, despite there not being many people there. I found our server inside sitting at the bar chit chatting (no one was inside and only 3 tables outside). It's very clear they do not like tourists there (on their wall it read "tourists go home, leave your daughters". Totally innapropriate.... More 

1 Thank Kristine M
Darrin M, Owner at Dock Side Restaurant, responded to this review

We apologize that you felt the service wasn't to your liking. What did you order that you were told we were out of? Also, the wall you mentioned that had the graffiti on, is a plywood wall that has over 40 years of writing on it from customers, which I'm sure you noticed. We haven't policed what people write, and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3730 Dock Site Rd, Edisto Island, SC 29438-3601
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Edisto Island
  • Phone Number: +1 843-869-3018

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