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Dock Side Restaurant

) #15 of 17 Restaurants in Edisto Island ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ American, , Seafood
3730 Dock Site Rd, Edisto Island, SC 29438-3601
+1 843-869-3018
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good29%
  • Average24%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible18%
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American, Bar, Seafood
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
3730 Dock Site Rd, Edisto Island, SC 29438-3601
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Reviews (165)
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We ate at the Dockside Restaurant twice during our week-long visit to edisto beach. The first was the day we got there. We arrived on-island at 3pm and couldn't pick up our house keys until 4pm, so we decided to eat. We were just driving...More

Thank Denise C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I wanted a quick bite to eat overlooking the river. It was cool, food was good (fish tacos), and quiet. You do have to walk through the bar to get outside, though. I could see how it could get loud. I was just too early...More

Thank bneesmith
Reviewed 1 week ago

We are long time visitors to Edisto and the Dock Side Restaurant. What a shock to find out there was no dining room upstairs and the restaurant was a far cry from what it used to be. It used to be one of the nicer...More

Thank vmdil
Darrin M, Owner at Dock Side Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Sorry you did not enjoy your visit to Dockside. The upstairs restaurant closed 4 or 5 years ago, so we decided to offer everything downstairs and on the deck overlooking the creek. The view is actually much better downstairs because we have solid windows across...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our group of 17 had a difficult time finding restaurants willing to take reservations or accommodate our size group. Dockside took us! This is a bar that serves food. Good food. It's an old building that sirs on the water. Outside and inside seating. Our...More

Thank Amy C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is definitely a dive, however they have great drinks, food and service. Burgers were great, probably one of the best I've ever had. There is outdoor seating right on the water which you might miss if you just walk in and sit down.

Thank Mbjboyd4ever
Reviewed 26 April 2017 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...More

Thank Happy R
Darrin M, Owner at Dock Side Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

I will address with the servers. They all get breaks, as all employees anywhere do, but they shouldn't be taking them at the same time. I will handle it, thanks. Eventhough, if he did see the servers outside, why not just ask for them for...More

Reviewed 19 April 2017 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...More

Thank sherrydicer
Reviewed 11 April 2017

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
Reviewed 3 April 2017 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...More

Thank Mary H
Reviewed 15 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...More

Thank epps4332
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Darrin M
So you didn't even try it downstairs, or on our deck over looking the water? You assumed because it had a bar and a pool table that it must be bad? That's like saying your a bad person because you have a certain color house. Should have tried it, because the food has never been better.
2 August 2016|
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Response from Darrin M | Property representative |
Fair enough, but how fair is it to the business to post a negative review when you didn't even try it? I actually own Dockside, so forgive me if I seem too passionate about this place, but I am. I have a very hard working... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly
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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