Dining At the Dock House

Whenever we visit the seashore, we always try our best to dine on good, fresh seafood. We were not actually at the seashore for all that long, however, we did stumble upon a great seafood restaurant while strolling along the boardwalk. It was called The Dock House. It was casual, fun and full of personality, and offered great, fresh and simple seafood too. It was most definitely a very good find, especially on our last day of vacation.

“If you are looking for a cool place to eat you have found the spot. Dine inside or out on our patio overlooking the wild ponies on Carrot Island and the Rachel Carlson Reserve across Taylor’s Creek.” It was a beautiful, though breezy day, so of course, we opted to dine outside. We didn’t mind a little bit of wind. We had a table that overlooked the water’s edge, with a beautiful yacht docked right beside us. I was able to day dream for a bit and pretend that yacht was ours and we could just sail away, off into the sunset.

The Dock House Restaurant was established in 1978. The Dock House, as the locals call it, has been serving the folks in Beaufort, North Carolina on the beautiful waterfront over looking Taylor’s Creek for over 30 years. The Dock House is a well known spot for listening to live music in Carteret County as well. 

The food was simple and fresh and absolutely delicious! Larry ordered a combo plate with scallops and blackened tuna and I ordered the Cajun mahi mahi. We shared a little bit of everything, like we usually do, so we could both sample all of the fish. Everything was so good. The platters came with fries, hush puppies, coleslaw and green beans. It was most definitely A LOT of food and was quite the fisherman’s catch. Larry did a pretty good job of finishing his. I could not, and I had a smaller portion too.

Because we were in shipwreck alley, it was only fitting that I relaxed a bit with a Shipwreck drink too. It was very similar to a hurricane, and was very tasty. Drink them slowly though, and don’t over indulge, or you will be definitely shipwrecked yourself. 🙂

Not only is The Dock House a fun and friendly environment for us, but it is also a fun and friendly environment to man’s best friends too. If your dogs are friendly, The Dock House is friendly to them as well. There were quite a few dogs enjoying their stay while their humans enjoyed the food and fun.

The Dock House is located at 500 Front Street, Beaufort, N.C. 28516. You can call them at (252) 728-4506. The next time you are strolling around through Beaufort, N.C. definitely stop in at The Dock House. Bring your dog too, and you and your dog will both be in for a good time with great food and a fantastic view.


Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for over 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

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