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Dock's Oyster House

2405 Atlantic Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401-6630
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Ranked #2 of 347 restaurants in Atlantic City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Scenic view, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Georgia Avenue
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92% Recommend
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English first
South Bend, Indiana
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Truly awful restaurant. Took my wife there for her birthday. She went in feeling fine. Right after finishing dinner she rant the bathroom and there everything back up, for about 20 minutes. The hostess was aware of the situation, and didn't even come over to ask how she was once she returned. We talked to the manager upon leaving, and... More

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Sinking Spring, Pennsylvania, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Dock's is our go-to place for dinner in AC. The service and food are consistantly outstanding, better than anything the casinos have to offer. It's a great, white-tablecloth restaurant, that reminds me of New Orleans. The oyster sampler is fabulous, as are all the seafood dishes, but there are also plenty of choices for those who are not seafood fans.... More

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King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Great, fresh raw bar. Love the piano bar and happy hour is a step back in time! This is a special occasion kind of place for us and we enjoy the up scale atmosphere every time!

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Toms River, NJ
5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

From the moment my husband and I walked in, our dining experience was superb. Our waiter, Mike, was pleasant, witty, and informative; helpful, but not intrusive. We started the meal with icy cold martinis, filled to the brim, and ordered the chilled shellfish sampler for two. The large prawns were perfectly cooked, and the mussels and oysters were fresh and... More

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Johnstown, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
134 reviews 134 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

It seemed that everyone in Atlantic City told us to go to Dock's, and then they told us that we wouldn't be disappointed. So we did, and we weren't. This place has been in business since the late 1800s (read the back of the menu for the full, interesting story!) and now we understand why. The owners of this restaurant... More

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Moriches, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Went here on a Sunday evening. No waiting for our table. The wait staff was fun and very helpful with meal selections. Had fresh fluke special with crab meat that was delicious. Everyone's meals were good. Don't miss this gem.

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Jupiter, Florida
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97 reviews 97 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I have been told about this gem for years. I have sense brought my parents, friends and family here. Every time the food was wonderful, the service was superb and the atmosphere was lovely. It is not a cheap restaurant , but well worth the price. The seafood is out of this world. I have noticed that it is not... More

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Princeton, New Jersey
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Now, in fairness, went with regulars, so we may be biased. Waited at the bar for 15 minutes for our friends to arrive. Bar is small and comfortable and expertly made a martini to spec. The raw bar display is right behind bar showing off lobsters, large shrimp, 6 varieties of oysters all arranged artistically. Had fluke encrusted in parm,... More

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Flemington, New Jersey
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Whenever we go to Atlantic City, we must go to Dock's. The best seafood in town, great raw bar, great drinks, great staff. Don't miss it!

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The attitude of the staff always seems to be very poor since the Matriarch of this family owned and operated business passed away. The prices are on the high side, there is little room for seating in the main dining room and even less room at the bar. BUT and it is a VERY BIG BUT, the food is exceptional... More

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