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Dock Street Oyster Bar

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12 Dock St, Wilmington, NC 28401-4431
+1 910-762-2827
16:00 - 21:45
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Mon - Fri 16:00 - 21:45
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 21:45
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Clifton, New Jersey
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214 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Just a cool vibe and friendly service in addition to delicious oysters at an affordable price make this place near the river a winner. Dallas, our server was cheerful and efficient. Also, a wide variety of beers to drink with your oysters is available.

Thank coeurdelion
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Good food, good service with a pleasant waitress, nice outside setting. We had fish dinners and being from new England we are fussy about our fish - they knew how to cook it!

Thank capejudie
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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76 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome food great service what more could you want from a place. If you are looking for seafood this is your place.

Thank Michael H
Rock Hill, South Carolina
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Funky décor was interesting. Excellent seafood. Steamed oysters were big and seafood chili was filling and not overly spiced. Good service.

Thank Paulab354
Charlotte, North Carolina
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is THE place in Wilmington to go for oysters (and fresh seafood). Saturday night and it was PACKED so we sat at the bar which was fun. Super casual atmosphere, reasonable prices and good drinks bring us back whenever we are in Wilmington. If you are looking for casual with good food...this is it!!!!

Thank GmaDonnaB
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are in town weekly for business. My husband and I stop here every week for a drink & steamed seafood. He has to get his 'mussel' fix minus the old bay weekly! We have been coming to Dock Street Seafood for over a year now and have never had a negative experience. Food is great & the staff is... More 

Thank S P
Gulf Breeze, Florida
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104 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A colleague and I recently had dinner while in town for a meeting. This establishment was within walking distance of our hotel and was highly recommended. We were not disappointed with our orders (shrimp, crab, salads, broccoli), everything came out very flavorful and in a timely manner. Our waitress was great and made sure everything we needed. I look forward... More 

Thank EPF15
Owasso, Oklahoma
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 21 March 2017

The family was craving seafood and this place was recommended by a local. The food was absolutely delicious.

Thank merseburghp
New Orleans, Louisiana
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

This hole-in-the-wall spot is literally sandwiched between two "fancy" restaurants and we have yet to visit either of them! The price and quality of the food is amazing and when the mood strikes, this has been our go to spot for oysters (Rockefeller) and calamari when we visit. The brunch mimosa special 'till three definitely sweetens the deal. Be prepared... More 

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52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Had lunch here as we were strolling through the streets of Wilmington. Very small and crowded so we knew it must be good! Typical waterside decor with Jimmy Buffet music playing. We shared a 1/2 pound of fresh peel and eat shrimp and a plate of steamed calamari. We've always had fried so it was fun to try it prepared... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$16
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:45
16:00 - 21:45
16:00 - 21:45
16:00 - 21:45
16:00 - 21:45
16:00 - 21:45
11:00 - 21:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Dock St, Wilmington, NC 28401-4431
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Wilmington
  • Phone Number: +1 910-762-2827
We are a Family owned Business that takes great pride in using Locally sourced Seafood and Vegetables at affordable prices . We have been voted Best Oyster bar by Encore readers in Wilmington 15 years in a row.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?