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T R.

11 August 2019

So, we eat here a few times a month.  Usually leaving a 40% tip in appreciation of people who work weekends. Usually, service is very good. Actually, excellent.  Today, however, was a disaster.  We entered at about 440pm and were seated about 4 booths back from the front.  In the booth just before ours was a single guy.  A waitress was talking to him.  After we sat down, she kept talking...and talking....and talking....and talking.  Finally, I asked the hostess who seated us if we could have a waitress assigned to our table.  She said 'there's your waitress'...pointing to the waitress at the next table who kept talking.....and talking.....and talking.....to the single guy.She was a walking travel guide on what to do in the Charleston area. Well, actually, not so much walking but a standing, stationary and constantly talking travel guide. When she finally left his booth, she ignored us and walked back to the bar area.  We then left.  As we were leaving, the guy she was talking to looked over at me, smiled and rolled his eyes. Maybe he doesn't consider someone who doesn't do their job a 'good catch'.I'll take you back to a five as I think your restaurant is much better than this one inconsiderate server.  I needed to get your attention as this was probably as incompetent of a server as I've ever seen.  We'll be back.  But not anytime soon as we don't want to run into this server again. More...

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Pruitt C.

7 August 2019

I would love to tell you how wonderful the food is at Dockery's but I can't. I can't because I was never waited on. I was given water by the hostess, and watched the waiter pass by my table 4 times, and when he stopped at the table who was seated after I was, I decided that my patronage was not wanted. I will not be back even though I work on Daniel island and eat lunch out frequently. More...

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Melissa S.

1 August 2019

Only been here once but love how it is so close to our house! Daniel island is an up and coming area so there isn't much around but, Dockery's is a very fun place to hang out.  It's a brewery/restaurant with good beer but also has some fun cocktails.  The only complaint I have is that their food is a little pricey, but hey we are in Charleston right?  But other then that no complaints, they always have something going on and have a really nice outdoor patio with a good happy hours (in and outside) and live music! Check out their Instagram for updates on events! More...

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Ryan H.

24 July 2019

I don't know about this place yet.  The food was decent.  The wine was nice but they don't have much of a happy hour and I expect a good happy hour wherever I go and when not it drops down my star value 1.  The inside is expansive.  We were there for a birthday in the big room on the south end of the building. We got their early and had a glass of wine at the bar.  $6 happy hour and $7 regular price.  Not much savings but the wine was pretty good.  I had the smashburger withsalad and thought it was pretty darn good. I think based on what I saw my choice was probably the best.  It was too hot for me to go to the outside but it looks like that area is very busy when the weather permits.  Plenty of parking and good location although I had a hard time figuring out where it was because of the signage but now that I have been there I know where it is and how to find it. More...

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Ol' D.

24 July 2019

Great outside area!!  When up for happy hour with a few friends and brought my kids along.  Lots of stuff todo for the kids .  Had a cpl of IPA, both were very tasty.  Bartender was very nice and engaging.  Ordered the pretzel and ham sliders, that wasn't the name of the sliders but that's what we are going with.  Both were good and a good portion for sharing. More...

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Harold N.

16 July 2019

I had been looking forward to going here for weeks.  So we took my mother and mother-in-law to brunch buffet thinking it would be great way to celebrate our mother's being in the same town for the weekend.  My mother-in-law lives in Beaufort. We made reservations via RESY.  I'm not a fan of RESY due to their policy of charging you a fee to cancel or change your reservations. They were great this time though. The selection on the buffet was slim.  The carving table that had the brisket and ham was not that tempting. I love ham and would not even get a slice from this carver.  He was super friendly and nice though.  The brisket that he was serving from looked like last nights left over.  Brunch started at 10:39 and our reservations were at 11:00 and there was 6 people total in the restaurant and a baby's showier getting set up so there's no way it should have been that small of a cut.  Now I will say it was delicious. Scrambled eggs were bland.  Bacon not too bad and the sausage was ok. The tiny cuts of Monte Cristo sandwiches could have been hotter seemed like it was sitting there for awhile. The biscuit and gravy was pretty good. The shrimp and grits were made to order but got everyone in my party sick except me.  I noticed that the shrimp had a fishy aroma so I didn't try it.  Thank goodness.  When I called and spoke to the manager Chris he did sound empathetic and said he would notify the chef and owner. More...

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Donn D.

12 July 2019

Dockery's must have unlimited amounts of money to keep repeating the same poor performance! Congrats on your solid 3-star! 3 since you opened. Must be proud! This comes from someone who wants that location to thrive. I would love to keep my money on the island. I'm throwing spears hoping you would finally turn this train (restaurant) around.  The challenge has been re-stated again. But as proven so far, you will continue to disappoint. More...

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Mauricio M.

20 June 2019

The atmosphere was a bit cold the food was above average little expensive the menu could be widened a little bit little more choices on vegetarian choices. They didn't recognize A promotion that the local residents should receive because they're affiliation with an application called Hop that gives the residence of Central Island Square 10% off their bill but instead they tell you to download their application to receive a free beer. More...

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Corrie M.

19 June 2019

Great environment, great food, and the best service I've had in a while! Stephanie was a great! We came for trivia and had a great time. If we lived here, we'd be regulars! More...

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Michael O.

13 June 2019

I really liked this place. I got to eat here 2 times on a business trip and enjoyed it both times. The food was really good and very fresh. The place looks great and the service was very good. More...

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B R.

8 June 2019

Have been multiple times, but do not believe I'll be back. Primary reasons being atrocious service, mediocre food, and sub-par beer. Having to wait 10 minutes to be acknowledged by the bartender at a nearly empty bar is unacceptable. What's worse is then having to wait another five minutes for him to pour you a single, sub-par beer. I've experienced this exact scenario multiple times at this place. The food is generic, uninspired, and relatively bland. Feels like a chain restaurant. More...

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Spirit M.

23 May 2019

Food not bad depending on what you are expecting. Fish & Chips normal tasty.  Now let's go to the brisket... I ordered brisket flatbread. The brisket was in a minimal of 3" along the grain pieces. Who cuts brisket like that which tastes like regular roast. Taste was fantastic. But not brisket. Make it right or do not offer. More...

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Sherri Reece

17 May 2019

We were looking for a unique venue that combined our love of beer and great food to host our small wedding and reception and we couldn't be happier with our decision to have it at Dockery's. Nadia and the entire staff went above and beyond and worked diligently to make our day so special! From their coordination with our wedding planners to their Chef creating our scrumptious churros, they made the entire process fun and stress free. More...

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Adam B.

17 May 2019

I've been here a couple times now and have not had an over the top experience at any point. The location is in a great spot in Daniel Island with ample parking and a great environment to enjoy drinks and music but nothing really stands out.The food was sub par which is extremely unexpected based on the significant investment that appears to have been made in the overly large open kitchen are and menu descriptions. The salads have too much dressing but good flavor. Three of the four burgers were over cooked and the fries were either soggy or burned. Nothing was bad enough to send back to the kitchen however it's definitely not a place I'll be headed back to if I'm interested in a satisfying meal.The beer has room for improvement. After trying a couple IPAs, an Ale, and a nitro Stout the best of the variety was definitely the Stout. The downside here is at $10ish (I don't remember exactly) a pint it would be hard to go for a couple beers and feel good about drinking a stout outside in the summer at that price.I'll be back simply because of the location's ability to seat large parties, the atmosphere flexibility, and the convenience of the location. More...

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WC M.

9 May 2019

Best Restaurant on Daniel Island. Some of the best quality beer in Charleston brewed on site. Great live music events.

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Jessica B.

6 May 2019

I'm a little reluctant to give this place 4 stars from my experience but I'm hopeful that this place will grow into a staple on Daniel Island. I went for brunch with my mom and the service was less then friendly which I found disappointing as someone who has over 15 years in the service industry (all from hostess to bartender) ...you cant help but notice how a place runs. The hostess sat in a pretty full section which I didnt mind so much (cause you can only do so much about crying babies and that's not the fault of the establishment lol) I arrived before my mom and she asked if we could be moved outside. She followed the hostess and I followed them. On the way outside a server was holding the door and mentioned "this is for staff only". Then why did your hostess escort us through that door !?!! It was very offputting. Your hostess led us through that door and now your "correcting" a customer I would have never said something like under my breathe as a customer walked by. Now I kept this to myself but I told my mom what happened and she complained to the hostess that the server was rude. Now keep in mind I've been a server so I'm like "ok less tip no problem" which for me means under 25% lol cause I'm an over tipper (respect to my service industry peeps) and the server ended up coming back and apologized. Then we ordered shrimp and grits which our server forgot about so we got them at the end of the meal after we were full from the buffet so my mom boxed it up to eat later (I tried a bite though, SO SAVORY). So the SERVICE needs to step up a bit. But I get it, it's a relatively new establishment. Gotta work the kinks out.  The food and drinks were phenomenal though which is why I gave this place 4 stars I think if the service steps it up it'll be a 5 star establishment and I hope it sticks around for a long time! More...

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Richard C.

25 April 2019

It was ok.   I had a late night menu item call the Smash Burger w/ Fries.  The fries were to be honest crap.  Some were truffle and some were salted.  So I feel like I got what was left and they were dry.  The Burger was the only somewhat edible item but it came out so fast for a well done Burger like 5 mins.  Fell like once again I have the leftover. More...

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Matt S.

3 April 2019

This place has loads of potential. It's a huge venue with tons of outdoor seating. Inside they have a whole separate room they close off with huge garage doors. I imagine this is used at night time with a band. Anyways, we came at 3pm so it was right between brunch and dinner so they had a limited menu because they were cleaning up the buffet from brunch. Bit disappointed it wasn't full menu but i suppose i understand. We ordered the bbq lemon dry rub wings and American cheeseburger to split. The food came out pretty quick. The burger was cooked well and had good flavor but i did not enjoy the wings. They seemed to be overcooked and dry and i didn't care for the bbq lemon flavor. I did enjoy the controversy ipa to wash it down tho. I'd like to come back to try the full menu and possibly see when that extra room is open with a band. More...

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Allan B.

3 April 2019

Update - I wanted to try Dockery's again in hope that things have changed. Menu , happy hour , price. Boy was I wrong. I asked my neighbors to come with us as they are not fans after several of their own visits. So I said let's give it another try. I really want this place to make it as they have a beautiful building and could be the place on the island.  It's the Volvo tennis tournament on the island so I was worried about getting in. No trouble as we were sat in a half empty Resturant.  I will say the service has improved over our visits. I wanted a drink so I asked about what was on the happy hour menu. The waitress gave me a choice of 4 items. 1 Wine 1 beer and what I call fu fu drinks. Very limited and no bourbon. At happy hour I don't want to pay 7-8 for a bottom shelf bourbon. That's ok as I had a cocktail before I came. I looked at the menu and saw brisket and have learned I love brisket. It's was under out of the oven and titled "Smoked Brisket Flatbreadsmoked brisket, creme fraiche, aged cheddar"so I asked the waitress about it. She said it was brisket over flat bread. I guess I should have realized it was flat bread pizza with a little brisket strands topped over ( 15.00 )My wife wanted to try the lasagna. Our friends had the burger and chicken sandwich. First the chicken sandwich according to our friends was wonderful. The burger according to my friends was under cooked. He said raw in the middle. Unfortunately my wife's lasagna was Terrible. Hardly any pasta and smelt and taste Terrible. My friends swore this is there last time And I agree. I said I was going to talk to the general manager and let them know. I walked to the kitchen and was greeted by the chef. I told him of my experience and how I want them to succeed but they need to change. Mainly quality and price of the food and the need for happy hour drinks.  After a 5-10 minute conversation he accused me of smelling like alcohol and being in his space. We had a 3 foot counter in between us. After being offended I ended the conversation. If this is how you treat your customers then I don't need to be your customer. Hey after 8-9 tries I feel like I gave them a chance. Way over priced for the quality of the food. Too many other places out there. More...

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Dawn H.

28 March 2019

We went to Dockery's brunch for the first time on Sunday. What started as an impromptu event to spend some time with our son who had a rare day off turned into a culinary feast. We'll definitely be going again soon! The buffet offered something for everyone, grilled veggies,salad, yogurt and fruit for the healthy minded as well as bacon, sausage, and a fresh carving station with delicious brisket for the Carnivores in addition to hash, eggs and an amazing ricotta quiche. My personal favorite was the shrimp and grits which were also part of the brunch buffet but were made to order to ensure the shrimp were cooked to perfection which they were! The food was outstanding and at $20 p/p this has got to be the best brunch deal in Charleston. More...

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Catherine T.

26 March 2019

I tried the spring beer flight and the chicken bites appetizer. Loved the food and the beer! I decided on the flight as this was my first time here and wanted to get a good taste for everything. My only complaint was that we were there early on a Tuesday sitting at the bar and the bartender basically ignored me the whole time and answered to my boyfriends requests instead. It made me feel uncomfortable. Besides that the space is super cool and I enjoyed it. More...

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Rachel M.

25 March 2019

When my family lived on DI, this was the place we would always go. The food here is always stellar and filling. Our favorites are the jumbo pretzel, served with spicy mustard and delicious creamy beer cheese. The poutine is also always a good move. The Po Boys are crispy and flavorful, served in the most buttery toasted buns. The Smash burger (which I should note is huge and shared between my dad and I with an app it was just enough food) is juicy, sweet and savory, and one of my favorite burgers I've had. The space itself is really nice, with a huge outdoor area and lots of seating inside. We've always had good service and good food, and now we just wish it was closer to us in Mount Pleasant! More...

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Amy S.

14 March 2019

There isn't enough room to write all the items wrong with a Dockery's experience.  Since early 2018 my family has visited Dockery's as we considered moving to Daniel Island.  The last visit Sunday 2/10/19 will be our last.  Every disappointing visit over the last 18 months we would agree to wait to return so they could work through their obvious challenges.  Each visit we've felt more like a suffering instead of enjoying.  We've waited for a table when the place was basically empty. We've waited for drinks for half hour. We've watched the manager drop the hamburger bun on the floor of our dinner guests and it stayed beside our table on the floor for nearly 30 minutes. We've waited and tried to be patient, eating terrible meals but we've tried.  We wanted this great outdoor space to work. However, this last and final visit we decided with out of town guests visiting we would give it another try.  I waited several minutes at the hostess stand before being acknowledged. The response when I asked for a table was "I need to check with my manager".  When I asked if our group could sit outside the response again was "I need to ask my manager". The fact that the chairs outside aren't served food blows my mind.  That's like having a swimming pool you expect everyone to sit around the grass and not go in the water.  In this climate people want every opportunity to sit outside and enjoy a meal or few drinks.  Our party split into two tables and sat outside at the tables that are served by the staff. We were told "it's too hard on the servers to take food outside to the other chairs".  This of course as my husband watched a hamburger get delivered to someone in a chair. He looked at me with concern.  **So now we are sitting, at two tables, outside.  We are very hungry after a long day of walking and taking the guests around hitting the top tourist places downtown. A server opens the staff door and slams into one of our chairs. PINNING THE FINGER OF A 13 year old girl between chairs.  She climbs out of the chair and goes around the table and quietly begins to cry trying not to make a scene.  When the server returns with our drinks I ask for the Manager to come to the table.  When the manager arrives, the Mom of the girl asked for an ice pack for her daughters hand.  Which is now red and swelling. We waited for menus, had to ask for kids menus and even once we ordered we had been there an hour. It was a total crap circus even before the food arrived.  Here is the one positive thing - the fries were good. The burgers were over cooked, dry and salty. The oysters in the Po Boy were like a fast food order, something you'd get in a drive thru.  **The meal came to an end, the Manager never returned to ask if the guest was ok. Never returned to talk and apologize for the incident. Never even offered to adjust the other family's bill and perhaps make the flight of beer the parents ordered and shared complimentary. I was embarrassed we took our guests there.  My husband declared before the food even came this would be the last time.  I'm embarrassed for you Dockery's. It's a beautiful space surrounded by people that want you to succeed.  At this point it smells like a tax shelter scheme for investors and not a viable business that people care about and want to see thrive. More...

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April C.

3 March 2019

Staff was friendly and atmosphere was cool.  I had the Cuban and it was pretty good.  Burger was OK.  Do not order the $21 charcuterie plate...  It had 2 small pieces of cheese, a few slices of meat, dried out bread, a few tiny pieces of veggies and finger wipes of sauces.  We could not believe our eyes!  It was laughable.  I included a picture with this review. More...

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Thomas C.

20 February 2019

Not great experience for dinner, drinks were very good food just ok. Found a quarter sized chunk of shell breaded and fried into my oyster po boy. Lost part of a crown on that.  Server's comment, that doesn't belong in there! Oh well. Will  go elsewhere for food in the future. More...

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Donna S.

15 February 2019

One of the few places outstanding enough to make DI a destination.The outdoor space is generous and has a fun vibe, but it seems to be busy with "events" most of the time. During our visit there were lots of children running around after a soccer game. No big deal, let them have their fun, we'll eat in the bar. The indoor dining area is enormous, with a banquet/event space which can be partitioned from the rest of the facility. First of all, great service. Our server was friendly, knew the specials in detail, and was able to answer all our questions. The menu had a nice variety of choices with both small and larger plates. Whether you're in the mood for traditional pub fare or crave something more creative, this place has something to offer. My scallops were fresh, cooked to perfection, and served with creative sides.There are several beer flights available if you decide to try some of the house-made brews. Our sever made a suggestion based on my stated preferences and it was exactly what I wanted. Unfortunately, Daniel Island has a shortage of good restaurants and I'm pleased to find Dockery's. Will most definitely return. More...

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Stephanie D.

10 February 2019

Like the atmosphere. Great food selection and variety of beers on tap. Only negative is too loud. Not ideal for family outing but over all is nice!

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Karl K.

3 February 2019

I was there last night (Feb2019) for the music and the food.  I went with a bit of trepidation because of social media's bashing of the place.  I must say it was a great experience, Rachael was attentive and always courteous, helpful and knowledgeable.  The food was very good and reasonably priced.  The two piece band was enjoyable. Management/owners deserve kudos for their job at turning the place around; they are well on their way to great success after major stumbles!  We'll return! More...

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David G.

20 January 2019

We live on Daniel Island... and were very excited when Dockery's Opened... hoping it would add to the diversity of food venues here on the island... We are in the restaurant business and appreciate what it takes to be successful in the hospitality industry...Unfortunately we have made the decision...after 5 visits... We just aren't the cliental Dockery's are hoping to attract...Give them a try .. you may like over priced food ..served by people who believe the myth ..customers should feel fortunate to be allowed the privilege of gracing the doors of this establishment...We tried and we failed... sorry.. wish we could have been better customers...With such a substantial investment... hopefully.. corporate can turn this beautiful place around More...

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Jillian S.

10 January 2019

Well Dockery's hasn't changed since my last visit sadly, still underwhelming! I keep hoping that it will get better, I WANT It to be better. We got a hot pretzel, fried calamari and the pear salad with pulled chicken.  The pretzel was good, large -shareable coming with a beer cheese sauce and spicy mustard. The fried calamari was the star of the lunch., unfortunately not mine. The menu says flash fried which is a bit confusing. The waitress said its breaded, so there's really no reason to make it fancier than it is! If you're a calamari lover its worth a try. Portion size is great and the sauces are drizzled on top, fried cherry peppers would compliment the dish. The vertical roots pear salad with pulled-chicken was tasteless. The green goddess dressing had no flavor, all it did was weigh down the lettuce to an inedible state. Pecans were the highlight sadly. Blue cheese crumbles had ZERO flavor Pear was not ripe so again tasteless. The pulled chicken looked so unappealing, i wish i took a picture for y'all. It was placed all in a circle around the plate. It was COLD and the majority was dark meat. Since they roast chicken on the premises i never once thought that the chicken would be cold. So i guess i ate yesterday's chicken? Our waitress was very good, and stopped by the table to check on us. The manager stopped by too, but I was a bit embarrassed to complain about a salad. I guess Dockery's is just going to be a mediocre experience at best. Bring back the steak wedge! More...

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Nick C.

28 December 2018

The Applebee's of Daniel Island. This is one of those places you go to with a gift card and still wish you would have gone through a McDonald's drive-thru. I'm no food critic, but just a normal person and in my opinion this is one of the most overpriced places in Charleston. This is my 5th time coming in this place and it just gets worse and worse. I really don't know where to start between the cocktail sauce blood mary, the warm beer taps or the bland food. I really wanted to like this place, but the 6 dollar subway sandwich I had today for lunch was better tasting than the 18 dollar burger I had tonight. Every time I come here it's the same experience. The charcuterie board is a joke with 2 pieces of meat and a couple pieces of dollar general cheese. I believe they are on the 3rd chef since this place opened and I just don't think it will ever get better. The tuna entree my fiancé ordered was more like a can of bland tuna over some minute made risotto. My review may be a little harsh, but every time I come in I feel like they stole money out of my pocket. 18 bucks for a burger LOLOLOL More...

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Brian C.

1 December 2018

This was our 5th visit. Once again gave it a try after hearing the menu was revamped. But still the same result. Over priced mediocre food with quite possibly the worst service in the charleston area. 3 tables left after being seated due to lack of service. Such a beautiful building and cool place to have drinks. Hope they can figure this out. More...

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Michael M.

29 November 2018

Dockery's is large brewery, bar and restaurant. The outside has a covered patio to enjoy the weather. While inside the large u-shaped bar has various pub tables and community tables, and another large side dining room if you want to get away to dine. We have enjoyed sitting at the bar, as we like it close up to the beer to talk with the bartenders. Their beer menu is large and offers both regular options and rotating seasonal beers. Though on 2 visits I was disappointed they were out of 2-3 key ones I wanted to enjoy. Either way, ask for samples to find the right beer you want. I tend to go towards the ales and lagers, more malty the better. They in fact had a nice Octoberfest beer I enjoyed on a recent visit. Other beers I have enjoyed are the English Culture pale ale, Bending Elbows ESB, and Acoustic brown ale. There is something for everyone.For food, the menu changes with seasons but offers shareables, sandwiches, & large plates. We love the deviled eggs with fried oysters, now a must have every time we go. The sweet corn fritters with shrimp on top was also delicious. I tried the Cuban sandwich before, but was not impressed, just too much bread and the flavor was mild. Then I have tried the smoked brisket flatbread, which also was more bready than I wanted. But the flavor was appropriate and full of beef. My husband enjoys the hamburger each time, and I do admit the french fries are very crispy and tasty. We like going here, just to enjoy something close to home where we can get a nice cold beer, decent food and friendly service. The food prices run just a little steep compared to other places, but we like Dockery's and will return. More...

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Pilar M.

29 November 2018

So bummed. Last night tried to order someHealthy food and was so disappointed. The soup was disgusting.  Tasted like it sat for days in the pot. The veggies were bland and uninteresting. Last time I order from here. More...

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Sunny R.

25 November 2018

I'm so disappointed in this establishment.  My sister and I have gone together on many occasions and have had mediocre service; however, I have always given them the benefit of the doubt.  Last night was the Carolina and Clemson game, what a game that would be.  Knowing the popularity for the two teams you would expect the management to staff adequate service.  Well, it was anything but adequate. We waited almost fifteen minutes to have our glasses refilled, no one made eye contact to ask even though they were right there in front of us.  Our appetizer took thirty minutes to come out only after asking about it. We didn't get serving plates or water (nor were we asked) if we needed those. This is the second time in less than three weeks that we have been dissatisfied. Prior to last nights visit, the 'grilling of the gator', I waited and waited to be served at the bar with no prevail. I won't ever be going back. More...

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Michelle C.

12 November 2018

I was pleasantly surprised that this place had such a delicious veggie plate! (I'm vegetarian and there aren't many options). I've had it a couple times and they change the vegetables they use but it was so good both times! The hush puppies are good too!!! More...

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Leah B.

8 November 2018

The service was great, the bartender was really nice. However, I ordered a wheat beer and they were out of it. I got a different one and it was fine, but could have been any lager. I ordered calamari and never return food but had to because it was so salty I couldn't eat it. I switched it for a pretzel and the pretzel was pretty dry but I dipped it in the beer cheese (which was not a great consistency) and the mustard. I don't think I'll be back unless the food gets better. More...

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Albert L.

7 November 2018

This Daniel Island restaurant is also a brewery, music venue, and event space.  It's huge.  We tried a few samples of beer and enjoyed a pint with our food.  The American Burger and fries were delicious.  We sat at the large but comfortable bar and the service was friendly. More...

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Blake R.

17 October 2018

Daniel Island is weird, man. I'm pretty convinced that it's just some weird repository for failed androids or an alien experiment or something because NO ONE is ever around, even though it's got a couple really cool and walkable areas with perfectly good places like Dockery's. We went in on an afternoon and only got a couple beers, but the vibe is good...couldn't just used more people (not blaming the restaurant). The beers were really good, and had we gotten food I'm sure it would've been good - they had some good looking options on their menu. My only complaint is that the service was somehow inexplicably slow since we were two of maybe six people total in there at the time. Hopefully I'll get to try the food eventually, but for now I'll probably stay away. More...

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Marcelena S.

17 October 2018

I REALLY liked this place a lot.We went with our kiddos on a Tuesday eve around 630, we made a reservation which was helpful.Annette was our server and she was phenomenal!!She catered to my kids which is always nice.We ordered the duck fries and the calamari, both very good.We tired a couple pints of beer too.The pumpkin one was my favorite and I don't normally ever like beer.We got kids regular fare, the brisket flat bread and I got the beet salad. All were great!I didn't realize it was SO HUGE on the inside and an actual brewery... crazy  But I would definitely go back!definitely recommend! More...

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Kelsey C.

9 October 2018

The service was terrible I went to the bar and the bartender told me that kitchen was closed. I was at the bar at 10:00. I watched a group of white men go to the waiter to get food, but I was told the kitchen was closed. I will take my business elsewhere I will never return to the place that don't serve Minorities but sever the white counter parts. More...

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Stanley W.

20 September 2018

I've been going there regularly.  Service is slowly improving.  Beer selection is good.  Food menu needs more health options and better kids menu.  Hamburger is great.  Atmosphere is fun.  Great addition overall More...

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Tom G.

20 September 2018

A good experience at Dockerys tonight.  Allie is the best server we've had a Dockerys - completely awesome!  Discovered that they also have a pretty extensive gluten free menu, that is underadvertised.

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Bekah K.

8 September 2018

Great atmosphere.  We came to check out the music and eat some dinner. Staff was friendly and food was delicious. Dockery's could be my new favorite brewery too. Nice beer variety and yummy cocktails. More...

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Heidi B.

5 September 2018

Beyond pitiful- out of this, out of that. Ordered a couple of items that were left (it's 5pm folks) the charcuterie for $21- was so sparse (shakes head) - a small piece of meat, mustard seeds, bread, 2 teeny tiny pickles.(I simply cannot go on- it's too pathetic!) Save yourself the trip- don't go! More...

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Trish L.

2 September 2018

Do not waste your time! Decided to give this place another try after a terrible first experience when they opened. Waited 15mins for our beverages. They were out of the 3 appetizers we planned to order. So we ordered the fries as an appetizer as a last resort. McDonald's would have been 3 stars in comparison. It was like they purposefully made it another bad experience. We were embarrassed in front of our Savannah friends...who just drove straight to DI. Overall a bad experience & will never be back! Waste of money & awful impression to our out of town visitors. Much better places on the island to eat. More...

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Joe L.

25 August 2018

Had a party of eight last night for dinner and I must say Dockery's has improved from a few months ago. A couple minor issues: I had requested a table in the music room and in fact, called again just to verify that we would be seated there. Apparently there was a breakdown in communication and our table was in the main dining area. However, they quickly made the change and prepared a table for 8 in the music room. Due to this change, there was some confusion on who was waiting our table but once this got settled, all was good. Every one in our group was pleased with their meal and once the kinks were ironed out, the service was great. As a long time Daniel Island resident, I really want to see this restaurant be successful and based on our experience last night, it appears they will be!By the way, the sound engineer does a great job in keeping levels right for the space. The band last night, "Suffrin Moses", was outstanding! More...

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Connor P.

14 August 2018

Made a huge mistake stopping by before the Hootie Concert for a quick drink.  My group ended up at the outside bar.  The female bartender outside was not very friendly or attentive.  I counted numerous groups of people that ended up leaving the outside bar without ordering as they were never greeted or dealt with.  It's a shame, I don't plan on going back. More...

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Jonathan F.

11 August 2018

Good beer, not good food. Stay away from the Cuban. It's like a ham sandwich on 5 lbs of unpressed bread.

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Daniel B.

4 August 2018

I stopped by for a drink and ended up falling in love with the menu. Local, even house grown veggies as well as proteins and cheeses that were from local farmers. You can see where they grow the veggies and collect the rainwater for them right out front! Kristen greeted me immediately with a water and asked if I looked at the in-house made beer list. The list was rather extensive but would please any beer lover. Bartender Kristen ended up being exceptional and her partner Chase exceeded my expectations as well. For sure going back for delicious food and drinks. More...

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Liz W.

31 July 2018

Recently moved to Daniel Island.  Had two great meals as well as fabulous beer first two visits. Bartenders and servers were great.  Has beautiful and spacious outdoor area.  After leaving dog park w my pup decided to go for dinner and enjoy outdoor patio.  Sadly digs are not allowed.  Turns out I was second person turned away while there.  Lost my future business as I often have my dog with me and would have loved to sit outdoors. More...

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Joan M.

21 July 2018

First visit here, to this giant space they had lots & lots of people. This brewery pub is a fantastic addition to Daniel island with its massive outdoor space with TV's, Couches, bars & music. It's really lovely here and  I would imagine it would be a great spot for a night out with family, friends, coworkers. It's easy to find and has street & parking lot parking available. They have a nice menu, we just ordered bar food to nibble on and it was good. But the poor staff are still trying to find their feet. Felt so bad for many of them, standing there with plates of hot food not knowing where to go..  looking lost. They have live music inside and out here. I loved the vibe and the atmosphere. So if you are in the Daniel Island area, drop in. One negative note though, no dogs on the patio. What a shame. More...

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Russell C.

16 July 2018

Writing this review in hopes you turn this place around. Bottom line is this is a great atmosphere with an even better outside patio area! Even the parking was good, but the food I mean two of us ordered the $38.00 steak and while it had decent flavor it was really tough! I mean if your going to be competitive with Oak or Halls Chophouse with your pricing at least get some cuts of beef that melt in your mouth!! The loaded  tater tots had liquid queso on it for $15 !?!  I don't mind spending money on quality food, but their needs to be some bang for your buck!  I really hope we were there on a bad night because its too nice of a place not to succeed!! Oh, the local beers were great, but hard to read on the menu. More...

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Cheri R.

10 July 2018

We went here on a Monday night and was a bad idea. First, we got there around 6:30 and was told there would be at least a 15 minute wait when I could count 8 open tables from where I was standing. So we sat outside and waiting at a nice couch and chair set up, but there was dirty glasses and plates everywhere which no one cleaned up until we were about to be seated. We asked if they were short staffed, just curious as to why we were waiting, a manager was snippy and said they wanted to give the kitchen a break because they had 2 large parties just sit down. However, they did appear very short staffed as our waiter, once we were seated was rushing around and very frazzled. Also the other few staff members we did see, seemed the same. The food was mediocre, the tuna poke was overly spicy, and I can handle some spice. Maybe it was over seasoned to hide that the tuna was not good, not sure, but may have gotten food poisoning from it. Ribs were OK, nothing amazing.  Overall, not impressed, they need to get their act together! More...

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Paul R.

10 July 2018

Get you shit together!!!  Visited at 6:30 on a Monday evening.  4 top-2 kids and 2 adults. Restaurant (inside and out) was at about half capacity.  Was told that we had to wait for 15 minutes to be seated.  While waiting outside I noticed how empty the place was and asked the manager if they were short staffed.  She assured me that they were not and hat they were working on a large group and didn't want the kitchen to get backed up. Whatever, ok, so be it.  We get sat in the bar at a high top and wait about 15 min to be addressed by server.  Looks as if they have 2 servers for the whole bar area.  Service slow, kids menu chicken comes out on the bone (really )....serve a 1/4 chicken on kids menu Not sure what's going on here.  This place is huge.  If they have this much of an issue on a Monday with one bug group they might want to hang it up!  Daniel Island will support a crappy restaurant. That has been shown here locally.  But eventually they stop showing up.  For $120 on a Monday for 4 people customers deserve a better experience. More...

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Colin M.

8 July 2018

This place was fantastic. They had an amazing outdoor and indoor space. They served beers in the glasses they were supposed to be served in, and the beers were delicious. The crab cake was one of the best I have ever had. The live music was free and great. It is a family friendly restaurant. It was a bit pricey but it was worth the cost. More...

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Kevin M.

8 July 2018

Was just at Dockerys and new mgr Chris was wonderful and waitress Chloe could not have been nicer.  Beet salad is to die for and the brisket headliner should be in its own food group in lights itself.  All in all people who may have had bad experience in the past must go. Ack because it is awesome now. More...

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Nora D.

28 June 2018

I sat at the bar for faster service during lunch. The bartender was waiting on the entire bar, as well as tables. Looks like she had a party of about 20 guys. Sat for 10 minutes, and then left realizing service would be a nightmare. Beautiful place, but in desperate need of more staff. More...

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Ashley G.

25 June 2018

Let me start off by saying that the space is beautifully done inside and out... but it's hard for me to want to dine out at a $$$ restaurant that's not downtown Charleston and/or doesn't have a slightly upscale "romantic" vibe, especially when the menu seems to be overpriced American food. The atmosphere honestly reminds of a slightly nicer/local version of a BJs Brewhouse or Yardhouse with inflated prices. I just can't bring myself to order a $16 burger or a $27 flatiron steak that has a side of fries. There are plenty of other dining establishments in the area that offer an experience that matches their price point. As far as our experience there went, we really only went to grab some beers and an appetizer at the bar. The bar staff was friendly and attentive and their beer flights were pretty good. We ended up passing on the appetizer due to the options and the price point. I do really like their outdoor space and would consider getting a drink there again, but I don't see myself ever eating there unless someone else suggested it and they were paying. More...

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Bill B.

23 June 2018

I have been here a few times but it was the first time I experienced live music at Dockery's The place is huge and fits the bill as a working brewery. At first, I thought all those guys with beards and flannel shirts were stage props but this place really makes beer.The beer menu is a little complicated for my taste, but it is local and that deserves high marks in itself. Buy local, drink local you know how it goes.They have a large outside place with fire pits, high top tables and lounging couches. Inside has an industrial feel. You can sit near the open kitchen or be closer to the stage where they feature live music. We heard a great band the night we were there called Dan's Tramp Stamps and the Moneybags (DSTMB) Great sound and by the last set, they moved some tables and people were up and dancing.The food is pubby. I had the rotisserie chicken which frankly was a little dry. Costco's chicken at $4.99 blows this one out of the park but hey it's about the experience as well. The side of mac and cheese was well received. House burger was delicious but at $16 a bit priceySalads were all excellent as lettuce is grown in containers on site in the parking lot.Service was friendly but a bit slow, maybe because of the music.If you are looking for someplace different and you don't want to mess with downtown parking Dockery's is worth the try. It's a great addition to Daniel Island. More...

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Annie L.

21 June 2018

The in house beer selection was great, I had their brunch before, flavor was great. The only recommendation I had is for the lunch tuna poke bowl, the rice needs some seasoning, else after chilled it's hard, also the portion can be a little more generous in terms of the rice with some garnish. The interior design is really nice, outdoor hangout place seems to be really relaxing. I would come back again to give the good another try. More...

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Kyle G.

17 June 2018

Went to Dockery's...rolled in with P Pie (yellow lab ~ 1.2 years old) and was promptly told by hostess that pets aren't allowed in the patio area because 1) the owner is deathly allergic to them and 2) they're (pets) not sanitary.  Guess I won't try to ever go there again.  Been here twice before...burger was WAY over cooked and Loaded Tots & Brisket Empanada were meh at best.  Guess I'll stick to DIG where the food is as good if not better and my dog is welcome ‍ More...

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Victoria O.

16 June 2018

Cool venue with indoor and outdoor space. The outdoor space has some couches, cornhole, a bar with bar seats and live music when we went on a Friday. The music outside was a bit loud, so harder to have a conversation. Inside there's another bar area and seating with both high top tables, which is where we sat, and regular booth and table seating. There are even garage doors that open up to another room where they have a live band on some nights. Food- would stick to ordering bar type food. They grow their own greens in a greenhouse onsite, which makes for fresh veggies. We opted for some seafood options, which were OK. The tuna poke was fresh, but the rice it was over was an odd consistency. We also ordered the amberjack (fish) and a side of farrotto (risotto but made with farro). The amberjack was over the same rice from the poke and wasn't seasoned well, so fish was good but a bit plain and the farrotto could use more flavor. Next time would probably opt for a burger or more bar-like food, but nice to have the healthier items as options. Menu does have good variety. Drinks- nice selection of beers and cool brewery interior. More...

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Katie F.

9 June 2018

Four only because great location, ambience and service. Food average and expensive!  I expect awesome from a $16 burger, but frankly what we grill at home is better. Fries on the way crispy to some burnt side. Salads wonderful. Pastrami sandwich quite good, toast a bit scorched. Beers are great. But I ordered a second one and it came as a 6 oz pour?  What the heck? The waitress indicated that the higher alcohol beers are served in small pours. Gee, please put that on the menu or tell me when ordering. And BTW, that beer had a content of 5.6%. My first beer that came as a 12 oz pour had a content of 7.1%. Waitress was stumped, could not explain. She did take off the cost of the 6 oz pour as I sent it back. I think the new manager has much of the service problem fixed (except for that 6 oz pour), now need to work on the food.  Raise that or lower prices. More...

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Jenn R.

30 May 2018

Went here for lunch with coworkers. The restaurant was not very busy, and the waitress was very attentive. Inside of building was very nice and clean, and they had a great outdoor seating area. The menu doesn't offer a lot of options, and good is very pricey with average being $12-14 for a lunch entree. I ordered the avacado toast since I was looking for something light. This came with a small mixed green salad with a vinagarette dressing. Toast was delicious, and something I would definitely order again. I will go back, but at a time when I am looking for something a little more fancy than just a quick lunch. More...

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David B.

6 May 2018

Stopped in for a couple of drinks on a Thursday. Nice place for a group to meet. The menu is small but the flatbreads are great. Also ordered the chips and dip. Quite yummy. See you soon! More...

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Hollie W.

4 May 2018

Went solo on a Thursday night.  Was really not that crowded at all and there were plenty of spots at the bar (it is never like that), but I was first told that as a walk-in I would have to wait 15 minutes because the kitchen was slammed.  Are you kidding me?  Like their burgers but this one came to me cold - how is that possible?  I didn't say anything but was very disappointed. More...

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Katie B.

27 April 2018

What a great place! Got a gift card so went for date night. I can see this being a new favorite for local Daniel Island folks. Live music outside as well as a bar and games. Inside was really nice. You can see the kitchen and the brewery which is pretty cool. We didn't try any of the beer but the food was really good. I had the brisket and wasn't disappointed at all, great flavor. My other half got he the flat iron med rare. Looked like they folded the flat iron and cooked each side that way but when he opened it to eat it the inside (the bottom opened) was completely uncooked. I've never seen it cooked like that and he still ate it, just odd to me. We also got a prosciutto cheese flatbread for an appetizer and it was absolutely delicious! Only giving four stars cause I felt the service was a lil slow. Took about 10 min to even get greeted by our server and food was a little slow coming out. They were pretty busy but she walked by at least 3-4 times and didn't even greet us. All and all I would definitely return to try again. More...

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Paul Z.

20 April 2018

Drinks on the patio were fun, but the food wasn't that good. My burger was just okay, with a bun that was hard and fries that were cold. Other entrees were similarly disappointing. They weren't terrible, but they were sub par for the price. There are better options nearby for dinner. More...

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Rob P.

16 April 2018

I only write reviews for places that are exceptional or deplorable.  This restaurant falls into the exceptional category.  We recently had lunch and an early eventing cocktail the week of April 8th.  On both visits our impression exceeded what we anticipated.  During lunch our waitress Amy was pleasant and very knowledgeable about the beer made on premises and the wine list.  My wife is a picky eater and indicated that she had the best grill cheese sandwich ever.  I had chicken sandwich which was also excellent.  Prices were very reasonable.  The atmosphere is professional and upbeat.  The next day we stopped by for a cocktail and our waitress Reynolds was a perfect hostess.  I am sure this restaurant/bar will become a popular gathering place.  We look forward to returning on our next visit to Charleston. More...

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Michael S.

14 April 2018

Hundreds of check ins and photos - First negative review.10:45pm on Saturday, April 14, 2018 -I've been here several times and have always wanted to like this place.We walked in and saw there were only 20-30 people in the whole building so we sat down at the bar directly in front of the cash register.The two gentlemen bartenders helped another couple near us with two beers. They put the order in together and stood directly in front of us, but didn't acknowledge us. We were ready to order, but received zero eye contact, hello, be right with you, sorry for the wait, etc... It was very awkward to be this close to a bartender for a long period of time without a single word being spoken.We noticed two separate groups of people were complaining about the slow service/no service and still decided to wait.We waited exactly 10 minutes with the bartenders directly in front of us the entire 10 minutes without a single word of conversation.We decided to get up and go to the outdoor bar where there were two gentlemen sitting at the bar.We waited 5 minutes at this bar without a bartender in sight.They have good beer, but the lack of customer service and not getting a single "hello" is enough for me to never recommend this place to a friend. More...

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Elizabeth S.

14 April 2018

53 minutes agoTerrible service and overpriced, inconsistent food. Bartenders are not attentive and border on rude. It's apparent they are not keen on acquiring repeat clients. With so many excellent dining choices in Charleston setting a high bar, this place sorely missed the mark. We are Daniel Island residents and will not be back. More...

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ML S.

11 April 2018

I finally went for lunch and I have to give a mixed review. The service was very slow even though the place was not full. We ordered the half sandwich soup and salad. I saw it sitting on the counter for more than 5 minutes. While the lobster bisque was tasty it arrived lukewarm. The salad was nice and the dressing as well. My grilled cheese however had mostly unmelted cheese and the chicken salad wrap was unremarkable. When we were almost finished the waitress brought us a 2nd glass of ice tea. I related the issues to her and we ordered dessert. When it was delivered we were told it was free. It was substandard. There was really no energy in the place and fewer smiles. I hope they do better at the new place downtown. I won't be back. More...

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Ruth C.

9 April 2018

I debated between 3 stars and 4 stars... wish there were 3.5 available!We're here for work so asked for dinner recommendations.  The people at the front desk said it's very new and they hadn't tried it yet, but we thought what the heck... let's try it.Location:  Great!  Daniel Island is a nice place!  Hope to explore more tomorrow.  Atmosphere:  The decor is great!  Nice wood floors, open kitchen.  Booths... a little overstuffed.  I feel like I was leaning forward and could barely touch the floor lol.  Lots of tables and hi-tops as well.Service:  It was ok.  Took a long time for the server to come over to us.  But he was friendly.  Did steer me away from a wine choice so I do appreciate that!Food:  Honestly, it was just ok.  I had the Burnt Ends Mac & Cheese.  It's brisket, with Gouda and pasta shells.  The brisket... truly burnt ends.  A little over done but not too bad.  I couldn't really taste the Gouda in the mac & cheese and it overall sort of bland.  Portion however, was great!  It was a served in a rectangle crock, but filled so much that it was a little difficult to get at.  All in all it wasn't so bad.    My coworker ordered scallops.  It was served on some sort of grits with cheese?  Not a choice I would have served.. I would think risotto would have been a better choice.  She said that she tasted no Gouda and the grits were very bland.  The scallops on the other hand were good!It's a micro brewery so the beer list was a good one.   Wine... expensive.  Oh, and they were out of Prosecco that I initially tried to order so minus points for that ....Overall not a bad place.  It's a tad expensive but not overly so. More...

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Robert H.

14 March 2018

Very good food and service. A bit loud and hard to hear conversation at tables. Prices are high but on DI what do you expect. I recommend the salmon which was cooked to perfection. The burger can only be cooked well so that's not an option here for me. Fries are fantastic. Beer selection great. Looking forward to time on the patio this spring. More...

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Brent L.

14 March 2018

If you take this review seriously and you still go to Dockery's you are a fool.  Beer is average and warm, service try's to be good but the food and the manager rate below McDonald's scale, clueless!  Many others on DI have called out the muscle mustache boy, Mr GQ!  LOL1st time my wife and I said well they are new let's give them another chance.  2nd time food still sucked and I said never again BUT Momma liked it and well the 3rd time (tonight) God as my witness NEVER again.  Steak was 50% grizzle yet manager told me they only serve Prime steaks!  Not Choice.  Not Select.  PrIme!  LOL   He also told me he didn't raise the cow so it's not  his responsibility for the quality.  WTF.  I swear he was serious!  No refund but he took one beer off my $200+ tab and said he couldn't remove the steak because he didn't raise it or see me eat it  WTF. You can't make this up.  I'm speechless. Well Dockery's, RIP.   You truly suck and I hope you only serve robeeeIf you go to Dockery's good luck.  RIP!  You are a terrible excuse for a restaurant on Daniel Island. More...

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Michael B.

13 March 2018

Dockery's is a nicer casual restaurant on Daniel Island, but it's pretty expensive for what you get. I mean come one $16 for a hamburger or $15 for a fish sandwich, both of which you could get for $10 from most any other restaurant in town. They are good, but for that price I want phenomenal not good. They do offer a great beer selection at Dockery's of their own house beers; I really liked The Standard pale ale. Drink prices are about in line with the rest of the island. Service is very friendly here, but the servers don't check back on you enough. I mean I had 2 beers in the time I could have had 4. Their inability to check and see how their tables are doing cost the restaurant about $10 from me for the 2 other beers I would have probably ordered. Overall Dockery's is all show and no pizzazz. With such high prices on the food I'll probably come back for happy hour to drink, but not going to waste my money on expensive food here when I can go down the road for something better for less money. More...

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Tara P.

11 March 2018

I've been now three times. Once for a quick drink and twice for lunch. The atmosphere and decor is awesome and it really has a ton of options depending on your mood. Bar, booth, inside, out, TVs, live music. That is the best part. The service is good- a bit on the slower side, but nothing terrible. The food is terribly overpriced for what you get and quality is a bit rushed. Five tater tots for $12? Tiny beers for $8? I had the tuna toast which looks awesome on the menu and then felt terrible for the rest of the day. Yesterday, we had the combo and the tomato soup came out luke warm with a lake of oil on top, grilled cheese wasn't really grilled- still soft bread... it was a bit sad. As a local, I want to like this place but after three tries I think I'm sticking with three stars. Pick it up Dockerys. More...

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Kristin L.

11 March 2018

After 5 tries, I hold to my consistent 2 star rating for Dockerys. First the good: the atmosphere is great. They've done a beautiful job designing the layout, inside and out, and that has brought us back. The burger is also noteworthy and delicious with a double patty and special sauce. Unfortunately, the rest of the food falls VERY short for us. Thinking we just received a 'bad batch' with our first order of beef brisket we ordered again on our 3rd dining night. Same thing..fatty, dry and unappetizing. We would have returned that but we needed to return the swordfish. The swordfish was grey, dried and had a fishy smell. I have no problem paying $27 for a plate but it'll be somewhere else next time. More...

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Bill B.

27 February 2018

My wife and I (both well dressed and in our 60s) went to Dockery's for supper on Sunday night. We decided to sit at the bar. The bar at Dockery's is huge, and only we and another couple were sitting at the bar. Virtually empty.I ordered a draft and my wife ordered a Maker's Old Fashion. The draft appeared immediately, but the Old Fashion seemed to have gotten lost in translation. It took at least five minutes. Remember, the bar was empty, and a bartender should be able to make a simple drink like an Old Fashion in three minutes top.I said something to the bartender about the timing and suggested it would be more polite to bring both drinks at the same time. After a couple of back-and-forths, he said, "Maybe you should learn to be patient." Nice.I went over to the hostess stand where a gentleman was standing, and I asked him if he was the manger to which he replied he was. I told him what had happened, and he was totally unconcerned. I mentioned something about staff attitude and training, and he said that he'd only been at Dockery's for a week and added something about the people in Atlanta. Unsatisfied with his response (or lack thereof), I pressed on. The manager then told me that if I continued to be disruptive, I would have to leave.So, let me understand. A server is rude to a customer, and the manger does nothing about it except label the customer as disruptive and threaten to toss him out.No worries, we downed our drinks quickly and tossed ourselves out.We live on Daniel Island and this was our sixth or seventh visit to Dockery's ... and our last. It's one thing to have overpriced food and short drinks, but when you treat your customers poorly, then all bets are off. The folks at the Concentrics Restaurants Group in Atlanta spent a fortune to build Dockery's. Seems to me that they would want to do everything possible to RETAIN customers, rather than lose them. More...

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David H.

26 February 2018

The sandwiches and beer are all excellent. The menu is diverse enough to satisfy most groups. Be prepared to wait because the server visits are less frequent than most restaurants. The servers have also made mistakes with the orders, ignoring appetizers or sides in all of the four times I've been. More...

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Krysten S.

26 February 2018

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Jonpaul S.

17 February 2018

How does this place have 3 stars! We started at the bar...what a great bar! Bartender was great and the craft beers from their brewery were amazing. My favorite was the amber ale. We were sat at a booth in the bar area. We ordered the procuitto flat bread...Burger...and beet saladFirst the ok then the awesomenessProcuitto flat bread: it was ok. Salty. Coming from a big italain family and growing up right outside nyc i understand procuitto is salty...but when you put it ontop of cheddar cheese...its 100 times saltier. The bread itself could have been larger if they flattened it a tad more...it would make it crispy also...it was ok...not terrible but not greatBurger: probably one of the best burgers ive EVER had...a double decker cooked perfectly. They only cook it too one temperature  (medium rare it seemed) which is my favorite. I wonder how those who order burgers well done would feel about it. Its amazing on a sesame roll...fries crispy...unreal. I wish i could be eating again now....20 min after we left! Ha. Beet salad: yep a salad..but dang they perfectly put the right amount of tlc. Cheese was great at the bottom and it was not overly dressed in dressing. My wife enjoyed it. Ambience: 5 stars. The place is amazing. Large rooms...high ceilings...brewery in the back...live music...what else can you ask for Service: 5 stars...bartender was super nice...waitress was amazing...and we left our infants bottle on our table and out came running the owner or manager (not sure) to give it to us as we were driving away...truly nice people. Thank you.Final verdict: 5 stars. What an amazing establishment. Cant wait to dine again with friends. Cheers dockerys...thank you for an amazing evening- Jp and Deb More...

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Robert M.

13 February 2018

This place gets a solid thumbs-up. Went to Dockery's today for lunch. What a great space! The place is big with plenty of seating in a wide-open dining area. While we didn't sit outside, I loved the big patio with bar and long fire-breathing tables. Service was great/attentive; apps and entrees came out w/out a wait.We can confirm the French onion dip with house-made chips along with the wood roasted chicken lollipops as excellent choices to kick things off. That gave way to a great house hamburger and the house pastrami sandwich.All said, it was a great lunch - in and out in time to catch our 1 o'clock meetings. More...

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Terry W.

4 February 2018

Was on DI today and decided to stop by for brunch. This restaurant is new and well designed. Our server was Reynelds and she was very attentive to my fiancé's food allergies. The service was great but the food was just okay. May come back and try dinner here. More...

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Gwendolyn W.

30 January 2018

Loved it! It was a great happy hour place. They beer selection was awesome and the appetizer sooo good! I cant wait to go back!

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Betsy Y.

28 January 2018

Tonight was my first time at Dockery's . It was a very enjoyable experience. The food was delicious especially the lobster mac & cheese. My friend got the beet salad and it was very very tasty. The Blondie Brownie dessert with marscapone cheese and salted caramel topping was amazing. Our server was very attentive and genuinely a nice guy. I look forward to returning to Dockery's and doing a beer tasting. It's brewed onsite. Ignore the negative reviews and give it a try! More...

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Jim W.

27 January 2018

Food Poisoning? Me and a buddy each had the cheese burger. Both on the can the next day. Brutal. Had been there 3x before and the food was...meh. Over priced. Over thought and pretty forgettable.  I'll be back for drinks but food I think not. More...

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Shannon E.

25 January 2018

This brewery/restaurant/music venue is a great addition to Daniel Island. We all had the burger, which was perfectly cooked, big, and tasty.  I had the mixed greens salad as my side, made from the on-site Tiger Corner Farms Vertical Roots Garden, which is extra cool. My husband had the chips, made in-house and fabulous. The Island Mornings Stout is fantastic, as is the Banjo Express White IPA.  It's not cheap--$76 for two burgers and a kid's burger and 2 beers, but it's a fun new spot. The outdoor bar area looks like it will be really fun when the weather is nice. The restaurant also offers a second-story VIP room. More...

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Dara L.

22 January 2018

What a great new restaurant!  It looks great & has such an upbeat vibe. The beer truly hit the spot!  ...and the food was delish.  Just what we needed on our date night out!Our friends are now checking it out. More...

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Victoria A.

22 January 2018

Daniel Island really needed something like this. First off, the place is huge. Second off, it's going to be fricken awesome in the spring and summer months. Third off, the food and beer is awesome. When you walk up to the building there is a giant patio with tables for sitting outside. You walk into the door and get greeted by a hostess. The front room has the open kitchen which is awesome. The kitchen has a brick oven, a fryer, a huge flat top, and literally everything you need. The bar is large with giant TVs that come from the ceiling. There are long pub tables along with a few 4 top pub tables surrounding the bar as well as some booths up against the wall that decides the bar area and dining area. When you walk into the dining area, you see a little stage on the back wall. There is about 20 tables in this dining area and an upstairs section that can hold private parties! What better idea than to have a brewery have a private space. The light fixtures are extremely neat and the place has such a good vibe. When I came I had the bloom beer which was a lighter hoppy beer. We tried the taquitos, salmon chips, and some mozzarella dish. The mozz is made in house and it is so awesome. I haven't tried any of the other beers but I'd say I'm in love. The atmosphere is awesome, the food is awesome, the service is awesome, and the location is awesome. It is tough to find parking because of all the construction going on. But I'm sure that will change. 5 stars. All the way More...

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Alex W.

20 January 2018

Honestly, as somebody that is not shy to throw a low rating out there (see history) I'm stunned the overall here is so low. Maybe some growing pains early on? I just had a great meal with the missus.The lollipops for an app are cooked perfectly, maybe spice them a LITTLE different to my taste, but the cut is right. The shrimp roll is excellent, I'll play the New England card and say I know right from wrong here, they got it. The fried catfish too, you need a bite or two to get to the real flavor blend inside, but once you get there, bam, as that guy says.Beer selection is good too, the From The Top Rope is amazing and I hope they're messing with me framing it as a limited time thing. This should be able to leave in growlers. Delicious. I'll definitely go back. Sorry but not really gonna waste my time with people mad at a new restaurant for being out of Fig Newtons at 11pm or whatever, that's what the negatives from a brief glance look like.Look. It's a review site, people are entitled to review. I would just strongly encourage you to read the negative ones and what they're whining about before putting much stock in the scores they gave. Take as you will. More...

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Michelle H.

14 January 2018

Stopped in on a whim and am so glad we did! Fantastic atmosphere and even better staff - Ben is informative and spot on with recommendations. The salmon chips will keep me coming back again and again! Looking forward to spending evenings on the patio in warmer weather. This is a must try!! More...

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Dana F.

14 January 2018

Lovely meal last night.  Service was spot and and our meals arrived quickly.  Would have been nice to receive something to nibble on while sipping our beverages, waiting on our meal.  The salmon was quite tasty, although the portion size was rather small for my beefy husband.  They did treat him to a dessert of his choice when they realized we were celebrating his birthday.  We look forward to returning on a night when they have live music. More...

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Chritopher D.

13 January 2018

Food was great! Service? What service? Server would disappear not be seen again! 15 minutes at our table no water and no drinks. 25 minutes just to order apps! Why? Because the server disappeared! I had to ask another server to put in our order. They were not that busy. Once we ordered dinner, once again never  saw her until we were done! She brought the check quickly. LOL More...

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Katie S.

10 January 2018

I've been twice. The service is great. Ask for Angelo!  I had ribs the first time. A bit too salty for me and I love salt. Second time I had the shrimp pasta. Pasta was fresh and delicious with plenty of shrimp! More...

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Jennifer O.

9 January 2018

Great new restaurant in DI. Great atmosphere, good food selection and beers. Really enjoy my time there. Very convenient for locals at Daniel Island.

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Suzie M.

7 January 2018

The restaurant is massive and very nicely decorated in an industrial meets rustic style, but unfortunately it did not live up to expectations.  The cocktails and appetizers were both highly mediocre. I first ordered the "Lucille," a tequila cocktail that tasted more like a cheap margarita.  My second bourbon based cocktail was better, but not worth the $14 price tag by any stretch of the imagination. The flatbread appetizers were doughy and unimpressive. The entree menu was generic and uncreative, so I ended up ordering a salad hoping to save myself from disappointment.  Sadly that did not work as I ended up with a plate of overdressed arugula with maybe a tablespoon of goat cheese stuck to the plate (the cheese was underneath the salad for reasons unknown) and a topping of what could only be described as birdseed.  I spent the evening trying to avoid getting the birdseed topping on my bites as it was not chewable at all- like rocks in your salad.  The icing on the cake was cracking my veneer on a piece of birdseed.  Yes, this restaurant actually caused me physical harm.  I do not recommend this restaurant unless you have a really great dental insurance plan, and even then you should probably avoid. More...

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Blaire W.

7 January 2018

This was our second time at Dockerys- the first was for a party and while the service was good the food was not. Gave it a pass because at the time they'd only been open a few weeks. Our second time was even worse. When I ordered, I asked for the burger, but no pickle. I was promptly told by our waitress that we would need to "find me something else to eat as that was not the way the burger was served."  So I ordered the ceaser salad which was horrible. Wilted and salty. The waitress then comes back and says "you understand why I can't do this- I don't want you to order a $20 burger that tastes bad."  No, I don't understand. Half of America doesn't eat a burger with a pickle and if I want to order a $20 hamburger that "tastes bad" then that is my choice 100% will not be dining here again.  Left hungry, went to Wendy's and got a burger without a pickle that was delicious and half the price. More...

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Ashley D.

31 December 2017

Where to begin. Eat before you go. The food is terrible. However, the service and ambiance were both very nice. Our server was knowledgeable and attentive. We would return, but not to eat.

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Windesson A.

31 December 2017

Excellent environment, great drinks/food, friendly people and fair price. We had a great New Years time here thanks :)  and we are definitely coming back, keep up the good work.

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Ty B.

30 December 2017

Great addition to the Daniel Island Restaurant list. The beer is fantastic too.  I had the New England style DIPA "FROM THE TOP ROPE". Excellent.  I hope they move this from the "LIMITED" "May never make this again" list to the "Standards" list.  I'd be thrilled.  Cheers YELP More...

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Amanda B.

22 December 2017

I have really enjoyed the food every time  I have gone to Dockery's.  I love how they have taken the time to train the staff and they know the menu inside and out.  The atmosphere is awesome with outdoor seating and fire tables.  The beers are fantastic and they have a great variety. More...

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Doug C.

20 December 2017

Outstanding venue with great friendly service but it stops there.  Food is average at best and they cant seem to keep any of their beers in stock.  Was really hoping it would end up being our go to place for DI.  But after going twice its just average food and drink that is very over priced. More...

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Matt P.

20 December 2017

An evening out should be a special experience... Dockery's delivers.  It has a great combination of a fun vibe, great music venue, good food, great service and a wide drink selection for any taste.  The space:  high ceilings, ample bar space with sports on TV, ample porch space with heating/TV's, dinner space, and a really nice stage setup with a top of the line sound system.  We listened to the Lowhills, which was a fantastic local band--and it seems they have a fun continual lineup for eclectic tastes.  We sat right next to stage, and my wife and I were easily able to carry on a conversation while enjoying the music that seemed to be just loud enough to carry over the ambient noise.  Food was good:  we had several dishes, some better than others.  The chicken lollipops were wonderful as were the salmon chips.  A neighboring table had flatbread, which after noticing the wood fired grille, I wish I had tried.  Our Baby-backed ribs were ok--we're so spoiled in Charleston that I expect everything perfect and the meat didn't fall off the ribs.  Our waitress had many tables (I expect a new restaurant will take a while to figure the ebb and flow of patrons), but we didn't wait long for anything and she was delighted to help us with menu questions and making sure our drinks were filled.  Finally, there is a great drink selection:  speciality drinks (I had a very summer-friendly Freddie Green to start), wife had her gluten free cider from a nice selection, then I proceeded to try some of the specialty beers--which were yummy.  Was a little disappointed they were out of their house IPA so I could try, but there were other local and national selections to keep me happy.  Overall, a 5 star for the good combination of ambiance/food/drink/service to make it fun place to visit regularly... esp being big music fans! More...

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Anna U.

14 December 2017

I am excited that this new restaurant has opened on Daniel Island but I've ordered the flat iron steak 3x and each time the temp hasn't been right. The wait staff has been great and honest, the sides are delisous but at $28 for five thinly sliced pieces of steak I would ask they try a litter harder at getting the temp right. Also the fish / seafood menu is limited and no nightly fish special, just Swordfish with Brussels sprouts which are my least favorite.  I do love the smoked salmon chips, fries with vinegar, and the roasted beets are fantastic. More...

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Matthew H.

13 December 2017

The wait staff both times I've been there in last two weeks did a very fine job and don't really want this rating to reflect on them with that being said the food is very underwhelming and expensive , would not recommend it to eat honestly .   The building is impressive though and would really like to see it succeed ,  I like the large amount of seating inside and out with plenty of nice big tvs  . More...

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Mary S.

12 December 2017

My husband and I stopped by one evening to check the place out.  Love the industrial look decor although it is a little loud.  The place was packed but we managed to snag two seats at the bar.  We had drinks and the chicken lollipops which were very good.  Service was good also even though it was extremely busy.  Bartenders were friendly.  Now for the bad.  We go out for burgers once a week and we were so excited to have a place within walking distance.  However, $16 for a burger?  I can get an awesome burger at Husk or Hall's Chophouse for $12.  Needless to say we did not order burgers and since the rest of the menu was not too interesting, I don't know that we'll go back. More...

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Steve G.

10 December 2017

Interesting concept and seems more suited for Atlanta, Chicago, New York City. Seems a bit out of place here in the low country. Service was very good and the food was average. Enjoyed the live music last night just be prepared for a loud evening with average food. More...

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Chris G.

9 December 2017

This restaurant has a good vibe and has a lot of potential but after eating there twice since the opening we found the drinks to be overpriced and the pours small. My husband and I ordered 2 local craft beers because they were out of their own beer. After the busy opening night being out of their own is somewhat understandable BUT for $6 we got 10oz low alcohol beer pours. So we decided to order other drinks after and I had a Cosmopolitan martini for $11 that was a third shy of a full drink. The food was tasty but I had to send my meal back twice because the brussel sprouts and the mashed potatoes were cold. They did comp the meal. We ordered dessert and the blondie was $7 but the 1 scoop of ice cream we added was another $7! I mean seriously? I have to commend the staff. Our waitresses were friendly and efficient! And we hear they have no plans for having any happy hour. We wish them a lot of luck and hope that they can adjust to the demands and expectations of the local patrons. More...

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Jenny R.

8 December 2017

This is a fantastic new bar/restaurant for the much needed area of Daniel Island. The atmosphere is cool jazzy and food was fantastic. With the high ceilings and raw floor the sound is not buffered so do not go for a cozy date. ;) Big TVs in bar area are the perfect stage for game day. We enjoyed the evening and had great service we just had to speak LOUDLY the whole time. Hence the 4 out of 5. I'd still get back! Cheers! More...

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Bill S.

5 December 2017

Maybe its too early to review but I say its overpriced for the value.  Maybe they just need to figure out how to run a restaurant.  Hopefully they get better.

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Aimee L.

4 December 2017

We went here last night (12/3/17). I give this 3 stars because the staff was great and I enjoyed our waiter. The ambience was nice and the decor was as well. I was very excited as DI has limited food options and I was happy to have something new. I started off with the Standard beer which was really good. I really enjoyed it. My husband ordered an Old Fashioned and basically received a shot of bourbon and an orange peel (no muddled cherry). We ordered a couple of appetizers-the duck tots and the chicken taquitos. The tots were good (or so I was told as I didn't want to try them). The taquitos were essentially 2 taquitos split into 4 and sitting in green salsa/sauce. They were ok but I believe they were around $12-$14 which is pricey for such a small portion. Had it tasted great I wouldn't have minded, but I was still optimistic for the main dishes we had ordered. I got the hamburger ($16), my husband got the brisket sandwich ($14), my one friend got the Fried Cod sandwich ($15), and the other the shrimp roll ($14). The food was "ok". My hamburger wasn't really anything above average. My friend asked for malt vinegar for his cod fish sandwich and we were told that they don't have malt vinegar in the restaurant. The meat on my hamburger didn't taste like there was any seasoning or flavor to it-just hamburger patties. Everyone else said their food was just ok as well, but we all had an issue with the fries. They were extremely salty. So salty even my young son wouldn't eat them and he will literally eat anything. It wasn't that the food was bad, but the prices weren't reflective of what they advertised as "elevated regional cuisine". Had the food been really good I wouldn't have been as disappointed. So overall:Beer was good, food was ok, and the pricing was too high for what we received. I may come back for just drinks, but not for dinner. More...

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Kristen C.

3 December 2017

Dockery's, well done!  Great atmosphere, great food, great beer, and great service even on opening night!  Went back a second time with a large party and again, everything was spot on.  The oyster appetizer and the smoked salmon chips appetizers are a must try, you will not be disappointed!  Dockery's is definitely a welcomed addition to Daniel Island, seems they have thought of everything and am sure this will be a favorite of choice for many as I know it will be for me! More...

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Don T.

3 December 2017

All the way around it was a great experience. The staff is very professional, food was great and the craft beer was awesome. I had the Shrimp roll and side salad. Totally recommend giving it a try. More...

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