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Dockside Restaurant

1308 Airlie Rd, Wilmington, NC 28403-3727
+1 910-256-2752
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good40%
  • Average21%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PMAll hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1308 Airlie Rd, Wilmington, NC 28403-3727
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a really fun and low key place. I love going here. Food is pretty good and not too expensive for a place on the water.

Thank Cathy H
Reviewed 18 December 2017

Please do not eat here, the place is expensive and we go nothing, 10 shrimp for 22.00 dollars and 6 oysters and 6 shrimp for like 25.00 dollars it was a rip off. We got our food to go and got back to the hotel...More

Thank susan l
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

We had a group of 30. Not enough staff to really handle us. Food was nothing great. Had all kinds of food plenty of apps Limited desserts.

1  Thank Kent H
Reviewed 8 November 2017

The view really makes this restaurant perfect. My husband and I enjoyed a day on the beach in November, and ended it with dinner at Dockside - our first time there, but certainly not our last! The seafood was great - a little pricey, but...More

Thank Suzanne E
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Pulled on a puffy over my beach attire and enjoyed total private dining offseason (October). Food and service even better than full-on summer madness! Always make this a destination for sunsets in-season, but this was surreal!

Thank Edwin B
Reviewed 18 October 2017

Places like this are hard to find ... especially if you're NOT a local! Our Wilmington friends took us here after touring the Airlie Gardens (we were thirsty). Ambience is great, full-service bar is great, wait-staff is great and the tuna nachos are killer. Put...More

Thank hoffmanter
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Dockside is down the road from the Bridge Tender and across the Waterway from the Blue Water. We go to all of these for the views they offer -- the food at Dockside is more basic, but it has always been fine. You have a...More

Thank Bob P
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Expected better than I got. While the service was good, the food (Broiled Seafood plate) was not prepared well. Crabcake was some mushy mess, not lump, scallops were salty. Overall i would say a big no to a return trip. I did like the atmosphere....More

1  Thank Mark G
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Sit outside, it's worth the wait, and grab a drink from the bar in the meantime. Boiled shrimp were excellent - very fresh, nicely seasoned. Clams were not so great - a bit dirty, slightly overcooked. Great local beers and broad selection from around the...More

Thank NinaPintaStaMaria
Reviewed 3 October 2017

WE decided to try the Dockside because the atmosphere and view of the water seemed fun and it was a nice location. The service and food however was HORRIBLE. I had broiled shrimp which was okay and my husband scallops and oysters. Nothing great about...More

3  Thank whitneyjai29
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15 June 2016|
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Response from Nicole A | Reviewed this property |
Definitely to be safe; it's always a busy spot for lunch.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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