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Dock of the Bay

€€ - €€€American, Seafood,
103 Constitution Ave, Portsmouth, VA 23704-1511
+1 757-337-8604
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“shrimp tacos” (7 reviews)
“crab cakes” (13 reviews)
“seafood” (14 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Bar, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
103 Constitution Ave, Portsmouth, VA 23704-1511
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had been wanting to try the Carrolton location and when we were taking a friend out for her birthday and she said seafood we decided to try it. We went early on a Saturday night and they were not busy. We ordered calamari for...More

Thank Elizabeth M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very friendly and nice staff. I would recommend a reservation it can get busy. I had the crab cakes they were very meaty and lump meat in ever bite

Thank Nakita H
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

I took my granddaughter there for lunch. She's young enough to order from kids' menu and she was happy. I ordered fried shrimp and was extremely disappointed, especially at $12.95. There were about six shrimp and they were breaded and butterflied. It was obvious that...More

Thank jeantodd614
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

The service was very good, but the food was average for the price (which is to say it was good but not great). The view was not as good as it sounded.

Thank Beaker18
Reviewed 27 July 2018

Once again another amazing meal at the Dock of the Bay in Portsmouth. Yolanda, the owner, makes you feel right at home. Mimi, our server, is always so cheerful and provides such personal service. She makes a fantastic margarita. You won't find better blackened fish...More

Thank Karen B
Reviewed 25 July 2018

This restaurant was clean and open ...not a high volume eatery. No outside dinning. The dinning area inside was like a meat locker ....couples not cuddling for affection. Was told the temperature was because of the kitchen. The appetizer of bread was not exciting at...More

Thank Timothy H
Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile

Had a very nice lunch of clam chowder and fish tacos. Not the best of view but worth checking it out. Service was great

Thank Wilma D
Reviewed 21 March 2018

We had an enjoyable dinner with another couple. We each had the mini-crab cake bites for appetizers, which were wonderful! My husband had the fried shrimp which were perfectly breaded and cooked. Two of us had the shrimp tacos which were very good. Our other...More

Thank Carol S
Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

Came into the Carrollton location tonight with a group of 8! It was our first time in! We were greeted with smiles and they promptly put a table together for us! We took advantage of the crab dip deal and it was a great potion...More

Thank Danben20
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Went with a group of 12. timely service was good, pleasant food was good. Pleasant surroundings. Nice view. I ordered fish tacos, it was plenty for a lunch. Definitely will eat there again.

Thank Ruth G
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Margaret L
19 February 2016|
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Response from DDRUSN | Reviewed this property |
I'd say medium--$12-20 for dinner. I'd plan on $18.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
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: 103 Constitution Ave, Portsmouth, VA 23704-1511
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 757-337-8604
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