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Owned and operated by the Dougherty family since 1897, Dock's Oyster House is an Atlantic City institution. Offering a full raw bar with as many as 10 different oysters per night along with clams, mussels, shrimp, crabmeat, chilled lobster, tuna sashimi and ceviche, Dock's is renowned for the freshest seafood in town along with great steaks and an award-winning wine list. Dock's is currently open daily for takeout and for outdoor dining!
PRICE RANGE
US$25 - US$45
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
CUISINES
American, Seafood
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Never got there. Rude people on the phone providing turse answers and NO advice as to how or when er could get a reservation. I'm really sorry to BOTHER you while you were at work providing dining service

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious! Delicious! Delicious! We had the octopus appetizer, very tender . We shared one Maine soup which was plenty for two. It is not a thick clam chowder, more like a leek soup with fresh clams. Very good. My husband had the branzino which he...loved, I had the halibut special which was to die for! Finished the meal with a crem brûlée ,yummy! I think I will return to Atlantic City just to visit this restaurant. P.S they had an awesome piano player to boot!More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My colleagues and I were in for dinner on November 10th. Food was everything we could imagine. Our Oysters fresh and awesomely selected by our server. When the food runner brought them to our table we excitedly dove right in. Our dinners were just as...spectacular. I had the Salmon special, my partner the Lobster stuffed tail and our friend had the halibut special. Again all at the recommendation of our waitress. We finished with double espressos, unfortunately we were to full for dessert. If you haven't tried Dock's its a must when in Atlantic City. I highly recommend asking for Nancy. She was on point from the minute we sat until we finalized our check. Professional, bubbly, informative and mostly attentive. My only disappointment was that we didn't capture any pictures of our deliciousness.... We will be back!More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 24 October 2022

This place is a must go to if your in the area! Chef Stephon even made it more memorable! He greeted us with pommes soufflé and a joke. First time my wife and I ever had it or heard of it. It was amazing. I...had the best lobster tail ever! My wife had stuffed halibut with crab and I also had blackened snapper. I was hungry till I left. Don’t pass this place up. Huge thank you to Chef Stephon from your Indiana friends!!!More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 23 October 2022 via mobile

The experience and the quality of the service and food was beyond what we and I’m sure most folks would expect from any restaurant. Our waitress was a pro by every stretch of the imagination. The only thing that topped the service was our food....We will build our next Atlantic City trip around going to Dock’s with the impetus of that trip being going to Dock’s.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 23 October 2022 via mobile

Very much enjoyed this visit with work colleagues. Can’t think of a single negative criticism. Quite possibly THE best clam chowder I’ve ever tried. The cream-based broth was light, not thick and heavy. The whole clams were tender and not chewy, a rarity with chowders....Taz, our waiter, was terrific and made great suggestions for our group. I had the crab cakes, which were superb. Entire wait staff was attentive. Only regret was that we did not save room for dessert! Atlantic City is far from my favorite destination, but this gem makes the trip worthwhile.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 17 October 2022 via mobile

Group of 6 enjoyed every morsel. Sampled oysters and several appetizers, along with entree specials and menu staples. Cocktails were thoughtfully prepared and wine list was nice. Service was excellent. Will return any time we are in the area! Highly recommend!

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 15 October 2022 via mobile

Celebrating our anniversary at Dock’s. First time and won’t be last. Shannon, our server, was efficient and courteous. Food exceptional, especially the lump crab meat. Grateful for parking right next door.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 26 September 2022 via mobile

Went to celebrate a birthday. There was a slight mix up with our reservation and table but all worked out. Dinner was amazing. A must try

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 26 August 2022

This restaurant specializes in fresh seafood. Clams on the half shell? go for it. Oysters? good. But the clam chowder, (I was so looking forward to loving this) was way too salty. My husband ordered the fried seafood. Really good but not such a good...crab cake. So, in some ways it's a hit, and sometimes it's hit or miss. The place is packed!!!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 16 August 2022

First timers who went with life long friend and his wife. They told us this is a great seafood restaurant. They were correct! I love seafood and they have very fresh items. Now I know why this has been open for so many years. Had...corn chowder, seafood tower, grilled octopus and flounder dinners. Everything was perfect. I love to fish, hope to find out where they do their fishing!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 16 August 2022

Had a recent visit with four of us on a Monday without a reservation (do not recommend). We were fortunate to get bar seats for four. My husband had the halibut special that evening, it was amazing. The grilled octopus appetizer was so fantastic that...i would actually make a return visit just for that. Overall atmosphere is really nice, just screams old school classy AC. Highly recommend when in AC.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 15 August 2022 via mobile

Unfortunately, disappointing. A few things were good, but mostly average at best. There was a hair in my steak; they compted desserts, but it’s not acceptable nevertheless

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 24 July 2022 via mobile

Deliciousness 😋 everything was prepared well! Love, love, loved the raw oysters very fresh. The chowder was the best I've ever tasted. On my list for a return visit... also a lovely encounter with head chef Stephen 💟

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 13 July 2022

I went to this restaurant on a Monday night and it was packed. I would up sitting at the bar. The food and service were excellent. I had the Potato Crusted Flounder. It was very good! Be sure to get a reservation before you go....This place is always crowded.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5