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Dock Street Oyster Bar

€€ - €€€American, , Seafood
12 Dock St, Wilmington, NC 28401-4431
+1 910-762-2827
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (170 reviews)
“crab legs” (33 reviews)
“fresh seafood” (24 reviews)
Open Now
16:00 - 21:45 Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
12 Dock St, Wilmington, NC 28401-4431
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1 - 10 of 502 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

prompt service and great food, simple, fresh and great flavors, watch the staff make the food and see what your going to get.

Thank James H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great dinner at the bar. Oysters were superb and catfish special excellent. Service was so friendly too. Will definitely visit again when in Wilmington

Thank Kathleen K
Reviewed 1 week ago

good oysters appetizers and beer made me a happy boy I will gladly go again but I dont eat 'sters till after first frost and not after season ends, just me, hey I grew up here on this coast

Thank SenorPescado
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I were in the mood for some raw oysters and decided to try this particular spot. We were not disappointed. The oysters were very good and the boiled shrimp were very good. Just a very good experience. Hit the spot with a...More

Thank Patrick D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Outstanding oysters and great seafood for those who for some reason don't want oysters. Nothing fancy but outstanding food. Do your self a favor and getcha' some.

Thank KeithBfromNC
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you want a laid back, chill, fresh seafood experience with no pretense, come here. It’s a slice of a key west beach bar in downtown Wilmington. Seafood is straight forward and delicious. Oysters are the best around. Beer is cold. Service is great (hey...More

1  Thank Stephen P
Reviewed 30 January 2018

We happened upon this restaurant on a Saturday night. It's a very small "hole in the wall", but the service was great, the food was even better! Great presentation and excellent taste!!

1  Thank Ann G
Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

Ordered the Bacon Wrapped Scallop Special and Rum Punch. Excellent Service and the best tasting meal I have had.... maybe ever! Highly recommend. Will be back.

2  Thank jennifervR5493EJ
Reviewed 23 January 2018

If you’re in Wilmington you HAVE TO GO to this wonderful viewing place on the Intercostals. Sip a beer or wine and watch the boats cruise by. Once you’ve gone once you’ll want to spend time there over and over again. Lots of beers to...More

1  Thank Natalia D
Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

Went to Dock Street and was pleasantly surprised at the food. First to start with the service, it was spot on. Sarah was excellent with knowledge of the menu and was there anytime we needed anything. To the food! We had the oyster sampler, the...More

1  Thank Thunder29501
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Questions & Answers
Debora S
15 March 2018|
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Response from DOYSTERBAR | Property representative |
Hi, Debora, We serve mostly fresh local Seafood and Produce and fry nothing. Please advise your server and we will do our best to accommodate you. Thanks ... Steve
1 July 2016|
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Response from DOYSTERBAR | Property representative |
We have drink specials but unfortunately, NC state law prohibits happy hours.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$16
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, 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
  • E-mail
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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