Reviews of Dockside Seafood & Fishing Center (Fish Shop)

3311 Shore Dr, Virginia Beach, VA 23451, United States

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REVIEWS OF Dockside Seafood & Fishing Center IN Virginia

C Los

Service was great, tasty food, and a little breeze outside when visited the

Ivan L

Food was absolutely horrible. I have no idea where these positives reviews come from actually. Unless you really want a bunch of shrimps or fries that small like fish - find another place.

Matthew Williams

I took the morning charter, got my money worth. They accept cash only $38 for adults. Deck hands are helpful, and the boat is decent sized.

k tasiopoulos

Very nice place with nice sea food.

Carla Marois

Wonderful food, servers and atmosphere.

Simeon Purvis

Pros: Was told 30-minute wait, seated in 10. Nice view of the sunset on the back dock/porch area. Open-air seating was well-lit. Wait staff was attentive when around and knew the menu well. Cons: Food was small in portion for $30+ a plate, and the quality was garbage. Seafood was old and tasted rank...very disappointed for this being a SEAFOOD restaurant. Their store also smelled BAD of rotting/dead fish/seafood...nothing fresh in sight. Dead lobster in the “Live lobsters” tank. Bugs flying around out back like crazy, terrible smell in the air later discovered to be dozens of whole dead fish floating around and under the dock (appeared to be dumped from the mostly-rotten stock they were cooking from) Wait staff was stretched thin even though it wasn’t that busy, kitchen staff sent him out with a dirty plate (he went and got a new one immediately for us) Having been a server for years, this tells me that the waiters & waitresses are having to pick up a lot of slack for the poor management and kitchen staff. Conclusion: Do not waste your time or money here, but if you do, tip your server well because they’re probably doing more to keep this place in business than the owner is.

Patricia Workman

Food was good. Service was. Slow

Christopher Brown

Awesome Place. Always went to the market. Thanks Dennis. Went into the restaurant for the first time. Had one drink. Long Island was great. Food was delicious. Tuna bites.. Cant go wrong. Until next time.

javier Navarro

Great half day fishing. I recommend it to anyone. Great time

Patrick Culver

Great food, great location, engaging wait staff and cold beer.

Leonardo Castro

Friendly staff and great food. The fresh catch was excellent! Lynnhaven oysters were delicious.

Angel Rowe

3/16/19. I am not sad to be sharing this review. Hopefully after the construction is finished at Bubba's - Dockside could be dumped in the river. best part of my (last) visit was the pier that I stood on to take a picture of the sunset. 1. She Crab Soup- Tasted like a cup of flour and water mixed together. I asked for a bowl thankfully when my order came out it was a cup. 2. Fresh Soft Shell Crab- Fresh from Florida- ? Once again no taste and was not able to eat the entire crab just the legs. Crabs were not cleaned properly enough. 3.Shrimp tasted like they had been frozen for months taste. I agree with the person stating the cooks need help.

Tashana Brunner

Pretty great atmosphere. Reasonably priced. Lobster slightly overcooked, but still pretty great.

Jack Geary

Fresh Seafood and cold drinks . Say hello th John.

Jennie H

I ordered the she-crab soup, and am very pleased with the quality, taste and temperature it was served at. Highly recommended if you're looking for a good selection of seafood dishes!

Antonia Wolf

Great food. Awesome to sit out on the water.

Dale Smith

Sat in the bar and had steamed shrimp and a couple drinks. Sometimes service from bartenders when you are at a high top is not too good. But not the case here. Service was excellent!! Food was delicious. Well done Dockside.

Merlina Bodley

Sea food is great.. Taste great.. I like going here..

Gordon Bowe

Amazing food and very fresh. Great atmosphere as well.

Cheryl Gibson

It is a nice place to have dinner. Reasonably priced. 1/2 dozen oysters $10. Very fresh and tasty. 1lb jumbo shrimp served up nice and hot with fries $13. My friend had a fried seafood platter. Pleased with the dinner. Service a little slow but we weren't ignored and the server was pleasant. Cute gift shop too. If you are in the area check it out if just for the oysters and a cocktail!

Mark Mosher

Great place for fresh seafood. Brand new deck to enjoy the sunsets. Live music on the weekends.

Juan Melgarejo

Very good soft shell crabs. Good service.

Ree Labarbera

Very good. I had fried flounder.

Rhyan Thongsavanh

Great old school feel, food and service was good too. Does get very busy And drink specials are only at the bar.

Daniel Burke

Absolutely fresh seafood. The guys at the seafood counter are so helpful. They know what they are doing. Plus...everything passes the 'sniff' test which is rare in the seafood business.

George Frates

awesome happy hour and the best sunsets in the beach! Most fresh seafood in VB

Mark Via

Best seafood in Virginia Beach, my opinion of course.


My friend has been going there forever and she suggested it for a lunch date. She loves the crab cake sandwich and says the coleslaw is the best in Virginia Beach. I ordered salmon and it was excellent. I do not like coleslaw but I loved their coleslaw.

William Pate

We try and come here whenever we are in the area for excellent fresh seafood. There are always plenty of friendly locals and the wait staff and bartenders are helpful. On this visit we enjoyed the soft shells and puppy drum.

jennifer clark

Excellent early dinner specials. Great service. Beautiful waterfront views.

Eric p

100 % loved this place . No way to say all the good about it ... keypoints . We just moved here and live in the Westerm Branch area of Chesapeake. Yes we have closer places to go . We loved this place . Great family restaurant. Great food . Amazing view of the water . Prices are fair . My family was treated amazingly. We will definitely become regulars at this location while we are stationed here .

Yevone Dean

While I enjoyed my scallops, there were members of my group who were less than satisfied with their meals: blackened fish that was not “blackened” simply sprinkled with seasoning, coleslaw that was actually a pile of cabbage with a dollop of coleslaw dressing on top, flavorless salmon, and a request for extra crisp fries that were met with pale, limp fries. I guess that was our last visit to Dockside. Too many unhappy customers.

Kimberly Norris

Awesome is all I can say!!! Food and scenery. Total dining experience. W/ fresh catch coolers( and on ice) and souvenir shops. Loved it and will return.

Monica DiGiandomenico

Good drinks. Lunch and dinner good food and prices.

Rachel C. Willis

Great food & service, we really enjoyed the live music, & the toddlers had so much fun playing with the giant connect 4 game

Fred France

Over the years my wife and I consider this the best at the beach

Angelis Death

Prices are to high. I know in general seafood has a more premium price, but their fish of the day platter at 13 dollars is overpriced due to only getting a half of a fillet of fish. Now if the meal had a full fillet it would have been good to go, but I could get a fish sandwich from Wendy's or Burger King for 6 bucks and get a bigger piece of fish... For half the price.

Leslie H.

Food and service is always great and we love the daily special. Can't beat it.

Skylar Koll

When visiting I wasn't sure if we went to the right place at first because you walk through a shop/gift shop before getting to the restaurant so that's different! But we were seated fairly quickly, had a great waitress and although our table outside was a bit wobbly (used napkins to prop it haha) the drinks were well made, and the food was delicious. Fried calamari and the sauce was so good- better here than the other restaurants I tried! I had the vodka salmon pasta and it gives you a ton for portion size so I definitely recommend this one if you're starving or want left overs. The nice thing about sitting outside is the view at sunset (you can't see it entirely but when the sun starts to go down the colors of the sky over the water is gorgeous), also they have a dock portion so you can go on there (sans alcohol) to get pictures and just take it in. Definitely recommend

Amy Claussen

I have eaten here many times and loved it. This time it was horrible. Burger came out raw and when it was returned it was just thrown on a plate. The Cole slaw was BAD..when we complained we were told everyone has different preferences. I wasn't aware some people like rotten food.

Panagiotis Anastasopoulos

Food is amazing & the prices are reasonable! The atmosphere is very friendly and the personnel very kind and helpful! Excellent seafood and customer service.

Floy Pence

Excellent view, fresh seafood, lump crab meat w no filler. Will definitely visit again.

Aaron Cloud

This place wasn't bad at all. I got some oysters and the bartender was very nice. There's a nice view of the water from the restaurant.

Sharon Lefante

I ordered the seafood for Cioppino for my birthday dinner, my daughter swung by and picked it up. Everything was fresh and wonderful! Made my day! My kids now want me to make my birthday dinner every year. Thanks Dockside!

Helen Neal

AWESOME AWESOME! Spectacular views. Good food. Steven the waiter was spot on.

Gina Paxton

Food just "okay'. Had the broiled seafood platter and it not worth the money. The appetizers; artichoke & crab dip and the calamari were much better than the entrees. Great view but patio too sunny and needs fans.

James Mezzenga

Great place to dine with friends. Sit inside with lots of Windows or sit outside on the water

scrap 58

Awesome place on the Lynnhaven River

Jessica Pollak

Great seafood, fast service, beautiful outdoor seating!

vwtopdown .

I've been going here for years. Great views and great service. Great to take the kids now as well.

Anthony Edwards

Best tasting Seafood in Hampton Roads..Along with romantic sea views..

Javette Turner

Beautiful outside dock to have dinner on in the evening. Food was great. Server wonderful. The breeze along vwith the sunset and live music was amazing. We will be back.

Philip Clark

First time of ever going to Dockside Seafood. Had the fried shrimp with red potatoes and seasonal vegetables really fabulous flavors, the shrimp was enormous. Also a very beautiful view of the Lynnhaven Inlet especially during sunset. Our waitress Francis Marie was really awesome. Definitely will plan on going back in the near future.

Patricia Robertson

Dockside is one of our regular go-to favorites. Hands down they have the best steamed shrimp in our market! They also have more fresh caught fish options of any restaurant I know. I love the dockside seating when the weather is perfect. Try it. You'll love it!

Denise Simmons

Great Service Great View on the Patio perfect weather and Awesome Soft Shell Crabs tonight

Carolyn Alvis

Food was excellent!! We sat outside and watched the sun go down. Always try to eat there when I'm in the area.

Mark Mound

Fantastic market.. Fresh nice size blue crab.. Staff friendly and very helpful

Jim Haynes

Nothing special. Food was bland and bugs all over the outdoor seating. Last night we ate at Bubbas nextdoor and had a much better time with better food. Waitress was really nice though.

Susan St John

We were greeted by hostess as soon as we entered restaurant. She got our name and gave us a buzzer to notify us when our table was ready. We got 2 drinks from bar and headed outside to listen to music n sit on deck while we waited. We were seated in about 15-20 minutes. Our table was by the window overlooking the water. We both had a delicious platter of seafood w fish, shrimp, scallops, n crab cake. The food was absolutely amazing. I definitely will be returning to eat again.

Michael Wigfield

Great right off the boat fresh seafood. Very friendly service, great views and a laid back atmosphere. Outside deck area, boat dock, YOU CAN BE SERVED ON YOUR BOAT and a fresh seafood market to boot. Prices are reasonable. The only negative?? this place is popular, be prepared for a wait without reservations.

Karl Ricks

Staff is barely friendly since the moment you walk inn, overpriced food and waiters can care less about giving you a good service, my son spilled water in the table by accident and we could tell she got upset! We’re not coming back!

Scott Wheeler

Great selection of seafood and terrific fishing experience

Jim Bussey

Dockside has an excellent serving staff, very nice waterfront views, and delicious food, but falls just short of being a top tier restaurant by not serving free bread/rolls with your and by substituting margarine for real butter...not acceptable at a seafood restaurant. Serving melted margarine with seafood taints the experience. Fix this equals 5 stars.

Shannon Taijeron

Immediately after walking in the door, I was greeted by the staff and told to choose a seat out on the deck! It was an incredible view that was well matched with excellent food and service. Couldn't help but ask my server for recommendations as she was very knowledgeable of their menu. I plan on coming back here at least once a month to try something new. Thanks for the wonderful meal!

Gerry Myers

great service by a friendly staff good location and nice deck.

Jess Walton

Great shrimp cocktail, amazing service!!! Get anything with shrimp! ❤️

Marie Ruhl

This place was absolutely awesome !! The food was great and the servers were all so friendly !!! I definatly am going back !!

Chuck Steinbruck

Flounder was good, but service slow, especially when paying bill.

Virginia Rawls

Amazing scallops and great service!! Love this restaurant so much best seafood around!!

Marcus Liebert

Killer fish, and while a tad expensive, well worth the prices. The seafood alfredo was outstanding!

Hammy Settle05

The fishing tour was absolutely amazing and the food was even better

Nicki Hepler

My Favorite place on Shore Dr. Right on the water..great drinks, food and amazing service.

s davis

Good atmosphere. Enjoyed dinner

Shern Godwin

Delicious food, great view of the water and wonderful atmosphere.

Earl James Thomas

Me and my family visited this wonderful restaurant offering all kinds of seafood and does have a restaurant at the back. We are origanilly from richmond and came to this store to purchase some steamed crabs. The crabs that we bought are really really fresh and fat! We enjoyed eating it after we went back home. Will come back again for more!

Michael JM

Great place for fresh seafood and everything else you need for a great crab feast or oyster roast.

Greg Gorrell

Amazing fried blue crab, the drinks were cold and strong, and the calamari is some of the best I have had.

John Bailey

Friends took us to Dockside as we had said that we had never been there. I ordered the broiled scallops with cheese and breadcrumbs. The scallops were cooked to perfection. I wasn't sure about the cheese and breadcrumbs part but I was pleasantly surprised. The cheese was lightly toasted and perfect with the scallops. I totally recommend this restaurant.

Angela Moy

Went for Happy hour! Happy hour appetizers yummy. Lots if beer choices but not all for happy hour.

Kim Morton

Great atmosphere and food was amazing.

Ginny Shrimplin

Happy hour is nice but you have to sit in bar area to get the special pricing.

Thomas Davis

Excellent service and food!! One of the top restaurants in the area.

James Pochopien

This place is nice with a laid back vibe qith waterside views. We brought our 3 dogs, to the outside patio and made time to enjoy a beer. Only drawback here is no unsweetened breaker for the wife;)

Nick Beckham

TERRIBLE establishment which DISCRIMINATES against those not seated in the bar area during happy hour, which forced us to pay nearly DOUBLE PRICE for the meal we had. We heard they had a great happy hour & drove out there for it only to be told we couldn't have it since there were no seats available at the bar. A terrible policy that will ensure we will never return. There are MANY OTHER RESTAURANTS that are BETTER in the area & that DON'T DISCRIMINATE THEIR CUSTOMERS. My wife & I can't help but feel like most of these reviews have to be FAKE as the quality definitely did not make up for it. Shame on you Dockside.

Gene Boyer

Good food, great service, affordable prices.

Jase Carlson

Food and drinks are great. Only problem is if you're poc. My family was sitting here for about 20 minutes without service. The two white families both behind and beside us, that were seated after, had gotten served right after they sat. Staff was kind after we politely pointed this out to the hostess. Just don't want anyone else to deal with a situation like this.

Bill Kemp

Great food. Awesome view. Friendly staff

Dallas W

Wasn't really impressed. Seafood was fresh but not prepared in a quality way that brought out the best flavor. Drinks served in plastic cups/glasses. Plates silverware were so cheep, it took away from the meal. You come here to eat on the water. Expect to pay between $20-30 a plate. There just seems to be no effort On food prep in the kitchen. What ever you do don't get the drink shark attack! The waitress recommended it.... Cup of blue sugar water. Terrible.

Michael Parsons

Food was very fresh and the service was good.

kevin kennedy

Nice day to sit on dockside, Enjoyed every moment. Very well staffed. Thank you "Olivia"

Kalei IsTooTech

It's a nice place. Came here for the first time in many years and got some fish. I love how the smell of the sea follows my every step


They almost get two stars for the outdoor atmosphere, which was admittedly very nice with corn hole and drinks to boot. Perhaps if you went just for this and didn't eat here you could have a 4 to 5 star experience. Alas, we ate. A seafood alfredo with a portion barely enough to feed one is $26 (and only the scallops tasted remotely fresh). To boot, the restaurant may be in the south geographically, but expect no southern hospitality here as they will charge you sub par, burnt bread before the meal. In short, come for the outdoor setting and drinks leave to go elsewhere for food.

Frank Lamberti

Good food and friendly place. Go there often when visiting Virginia Beach

Rita Stallings

Always awesome food. I love the seafood platter. The pineapple crush is also awesome.

Gloria Smiley

The service and food were wonderful.

Dowd Family

I love this place. Good times every time.

Bill Beckett

The food was delicious, and the staff was awesome! I would recommend this restaurant!

pete kloeppel

The food was very good in its own right, but considering the casual nature of the restaurant, it was much better than i could have hoped. Extremely friendly staff. This is my new go to seafood restaurant

Mary Ann Kertesz-Wardzinski

The food tasted good as usual. Staff were attentive , knowledgeable and friendly. We each had a wonderful evening.. Thank you for making our celebration wonderful. We enjoyed living on the Bay for almost 40 years. Now we return to Notre Dame, IND. Oh the long , cold and heavy snow of winters. At least we can still visit VB , Chesapeake BAY, our friends as well as Dockside.

Julia Moniz

The best oysters! She crab soup delicious! My waitress was the best!

Josh Watkins

Okay, sorry to be truthful but this place needs to send there chefs, sous- chef, or whoever is cooking to culinary school. $124.32 for the 3 people to eat and the only thing that had flavor was the oyster Rockefeller. The vodka salmon pasta tasted like you were drinking a glass of water had no flavor and like it was boiled. The Blackened mahi was well over cooked very dry and also tasted like water. The super crab cake Burger was supposed to be cooked medium rare but came out well over done no pink in the middle I only could do two bites due to the fact it was so dry. My son and his wife and I could only do two bites House of our plates and then had to call it quits. When paying for the tab the lady that we spoke to all she could say is "well that's how we cook here".

Margaret McLaughlin

Absolutely my favorite, usually my first stop when I come home to visit my Mom! Steamed oysters are the best!

Donna marie Sander

Great server Jeff sander great food great atmosphere great prices

Daniel Correa

Beautiful place..nice view..great food

Suzy Greene

The she-crab soup is great! The seafood Alfredo didn't really have a lot of flavor, which was disappointing. Service was wonderful and prices were pretty good. Beautiful view from the back patio, though if the wind is blowing g just right, there was a fowl smell, but this could be due to the fish market. The fresh fish market is great with very reasonable prices.

Robert Nash

Great casual dining. Fresh seafood and well informed service staff. We'll go again on our next visit to Virginia Beach.

Danielle Perry

Husband got his fresh fish, and I got some delicious chicken. We both win! Also, amazing dockside views.

Birit Trematore

We eat at Dockside often as we live nearby. It really is a local's hangout. It is such a wonderful, casual atmosphere and the location couldn't be better. Right on the water. I love the calimari, oysters and crab soup. Just delicious. My very favorite is getting a Greek salad with blackened tuna. So light and amazing! I've never had a bad meal there. The staff is wonderful as well. Great service. I couldn't recommend Dockside more for a lunch or dinner out!

Amanda Hill

Nice atmosphere.BUT,there was an overwhelming smell of cleaning product as we went inside the restaurant. Our food tasted like it was tainted with the same stuff.

emily anderson

The view on the patio is like no other. It was a beautiful Waterside dock. Drinks and service were good. My kids enjoyed the outdoor soacef with large connect 4 and cornhole

Janis Murphy

The view is fabulous. The food was good. Be sure to check out the seafood market. The shecrab soup was not to my liking, but you might enjoy it.

Danielle Thompson

Usually one of favorite places to eat. We come here everytime we are on vacation. If you are planning to get the early bird meals that end at 5:30, you have to be in your seat about an hour before it stops. We were seated 15 minutes before we saw our waitress. When we told her this, they still would not let us order from that part of the menu. Food was good. Service was OK. I was upset because this was one of my favorite places to go.

Penny Mikell

I give it five stars I really enjoyed the atmosphere and the food and the band I would recommend this place to my friends and anyone else who wants to go the waitress was very nice and courteous and professional I'll be back next week.

walter white

Great food on you can sit on the water.

Aaron Stutzman

A local favorite!! Nice venue, with a pleasant atmosphere. Good drinks, and decent-priced food!! A definite return, is in order!!

Jack Stallings

Excellent .. loved the boat ride and sites . Very enjoyable . The salmon we tasted was phenomenal . Will definitely do that adventure again .

Sassy Chasse

I think this restaurant has the potential to be great. It has awesome location and a great view, but I was very put off by walking through the fresh fish market/ store to get into the restaurant. The fresh fish smell is overwhelming coupled with the old wet smell of the store, it's like walking into an old bait shop. I actually thought I had walked into the wrong place. The place could probably just use a good remodel, where they seperate the restaurant entrance from the store although having the two meshed together is a great concept. Aside from the condition of the restaurant and store, the food was good, but not great in my opinion. I ate there only the once and would be willing to try it again, as I realize sometimes you just pick the wrong thing for your tastes. I got the buffalo shrimp for an appetizer, served with their inhouse made ranch(delicious). The shrimp were big and hearty and buffalo sauce was really good. I then ordered the tuna wrap, the fries were great, but the tuna wrap left something to be desired. The wrap was tuna, spinach, feta and tomatoes. Now, in a wrap I would assume the spinach would be raw and the description did not specify it was cooked. Cooked spinach is watery and bland if not seasoned and it made the wrap soggy and the texture was unappealing, I would go with fresh raw spinach. The tuna however, was perfectly cooked and seasoned. My server was Tracy, she was very friendly and checked on me frequently. She had a good knowledge of the menu, but could not answer questions about available sauces or about the wrap in particular. This seems to be a locals spot and was getting a nice lunch rush as I was leaving.

George Thurman

Shrimp were spot on. Went during "happy hour" at 5:30. Service was fine, an attentive knowledgable server answered questions and suggestions. She crab soup was good. Shrimp special was very good. Shrimp were large and cooked perfectly. The only downside is that "happy hour" prices are only good at the bar, which during this visit seemed fully populated by regular clientele.

Tara Casanova

Love eating out on the back patio. Service was good, food was great. One of our favorite seafood outdoor dining areas.

Brian Herrle

We often come here when visiting the area. Very good selection of fresh seafoods. And their soups and chowders are fabulous.

Daniel Wells

Really really good seafood. Came out quick and was delicious. The service was impeccable as well.

Bryan Reppermund

The restaurant has a nice location and is a great place for drinks, but the problem always starts with the first Impression. Attempting to speak to the hostess for a table, a women (who I believe was the manager) came out from the kitchen and decided to walk threw me like I was in her way instead of around me. I’m only here to spend money but please go ahead. Our wait was not long so that was a plus, and the bar staff was great. Our server Christi was very sweet and did a good job to guide us to the correct food off the menu. The problem was the overall experience. Once you get a table it takes 15 minutes to get a drink order, so please order when you are half finished. The food I ordered came out cold and it was not very pleasing to look at. Once it came back you could tell it had been heated up in the microwave. I took my food to go because the rest of my party had finished their main course by the time it arrived back at the table. I would only recommend this place for a fun evening of drinks with friends and not for their food.

Joseph Franzese

Fresh fresh fresh fish you can't go wrong. Order before 5:30 and get a meal for 13 bucks off the sect menu. Always satisfied great service and a beautiful water view.

leslie boxhorn

This was my second time here and it was as good as my first. The food is always excellent the restaurant itself is charming and it has a great view. Our waitress was amazingly kind and helpful. Excellent experience!

Barbara Hippler

Very nice place. Good view and good food. Friendly staff

Shenandoah Valley

Great atmosphere. Great service Great food.

Betty Jane

If i could give a zero i would worst management ever called us liars to our face. Then didn't even apologize after she found out her staff told us $17.99 market price for snow crabs only to get our bill and it was 29.00 market price. Didnt even make it right. Really. I hope you make it right with the waitress. We wont ever be back.

Genene Gardner

Consistently great seafood! We always bring out of town guests here when they want seafood. The menu has a lot of variety and they have lots of great specials.

Jeff Schmidt

Got the calamari appetizer and was way more food than I expected...which is great! Place was suprisingly full for a Sunday evening so I'm sure the other food is equally as good.

Lynwood Matthews

Had a good time and caught a bunch of fish.

Albert Froggett

Great food , reasonable prices , friendly waiter

Robert Barden

Great location , friendly staff , awesome FRESH seafood !!!! Down fault is that it's not the most comfortable seating

Sarah Derby

We have always loved this place but after this experience we are sold for life. We walked in after being on a boat for 11hrs, 3 of those hours stranded waiting for a tow. Our day consisted of us having run out of water, we hadn’t had any food all day and we’re burnt and running on fumes. When we were waiting for our table struggling to keep ourselves together the hostess joked about me yawning. I told her about our day and she immediately got us crackers while we waited for our table. She refilled our waters and put us at the coldest table in the restaurant where our waitress took just as good care of us. The level or care and attention will always bring us back. This place is amazing!!

Kevin C

Foods not bad, for the prices you would expect better. Service is fantastic and the view is amazing so there's that!

Gary Pirko

On the water dining..tuna wrap was memorable

Spencer Perry

Food was very good, it was nice to sit and eat by the dock!

Karla Berry

I love this restaurant! The atmosphere is casual, the food delicious, and the view is beautiful.

Levi White

A little pricey but the food is some of the best prepared and freshest you'll get.

Eugenie Simmons

Great fresh seafood. Service was a little slow. Wait staff didn't come back and check on our table of 10 after food was served.


The crew was nice and attentive. We didn't catch many fish. We didn't stay in one location long enough first of all and the captain never turned of the motor. I won't go back on that charter. On to the next until I find the charter that cares about you catching fish.

Ronald De Leon

Great place for lunch when you are craving seafood with a water front view. They always have fresh seafood for sale in the market and lots to choose from.

Andrew Schaub-Falls

Today's experience was outstanding. The staff is friendly and efficient. Food and beverages were delicious.

Andy Grayson

One of the best spots for local seafood in Virginia Beach. The fish market is the best around for seafood you want to buy and cook at home, and the restaurant is a casual and cozy environment on the water. You'll instantly feel like you discovered a local's secret when you sit down.

Adam Lotyczewski

Great fresh seafood they will also steam your crab catch for you

Latonya walker

The service was great, the food was excellent, the atmosphere was band also well worth the hour wait! Had a few nice cocktails while listening to tje band and watching the sunset with local boats riding up.

Larry Oldham

Always try to visit Dockside when I am visiting Virginia Beach. World's best hush puppies.

P Davis

Crabcakes plate was very tasty the service was good there were ten of us everyone enjoyed there foid


Good food. Great view of the inlet. Went with an old friend and had a thoroughly enjoyable time, even though the waitress seemed to have forgotten about us.

Toaksie Honan

Best sea food around. Fresh. Reasonable portions n prices. Great service

James Daniel

Always great. Always a lot of food. Always friendly service.

Sunshine Widgeon

The wait staff is very nice and the food is decent. The best part is the outside deck right on the water.

Jeannie C

Good food, great views, excellent service, good prices. Definately recommend

My nay

Nice atmosphere indoor seating with views of the water. Seafood shop as you go out to pick up fresh for another nights dinner. Service was a little slow and had to run down someone to get more sauce. May have been understaffed that afternoon. Parking is hard to figure out first time but worth the trouble food was good.

Thomas Chapman

Service was a bit slow at first but they stepped it up. Ended up getting the pound of shrimp w/potatoes special and it was about the best shrimp I ever had. The waiter (Chris) finished strong...

Ricky Hughes

First time visiting here while on vacation. Food was stellar. Service was very fast, and our waitress was knowledgeable about the food. Great view from the seating area. Must stop!

Patricia Crowder Murphy

Food portions are great, service is too.

Joshua Podesta

Pretty good seafood, prepared about like you would expect. Mixed drinks served in plastic cups, with call liquor in the dining room was a little disappointing. Service was friendly and attentive. Quite busy during the season, be prepared to wait for a table. Side yard is dog-friendly, for well behaved dogs at least. Pictured is a whole fried sea bass, which was excellent.

adrienne dunbar

The fish could use just a little more flavor, but the customer service is great!

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