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Dock Street Oyster Bar

12 Dock Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
910-762-2827
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Ranked #14 of 546 Restaurants in Wilmington
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $16
Cuisines: Caribbean, Seafood, Oyster Bar
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

My wife and I were looking for some fresh seafood during our stay in Wilmington and were not disappointed with our choice. We had oysters, crab legs and crab dip. All were very good and fresh. We also enjoyed key lime pie and peanut butter pie and were full and happy when we left. I would highly recommend any of... More

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We eat here every time we go to Wilmington. The food is amazing and the beer selection has a lot of variety. I recommend the oysters and crab legs!

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

My wife and I had dinner here twice on a recent trip and loved it. Very good fresh food, very comfortable atmosphere. The owner even suggested other fine fish restaurants in the area. We will go back when in the area.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Once my girlfriend and I get a craving for the peel-and-eat shrimp, we make the 25 minute drive to Dock Street! We always have (inhale) the crab dip appetizer followed by a half pound of shrimp (we often get a second round too!) The mixed drinks are delicious. I like the decor inside of the restaurant, which is very beachy... More

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30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Surprisingly delicious! A hole in the wall, but a great find! Crab dip with pita points was really good, crab legs were amazing! Others in our party enjoyed the full platter and the shrimp. Can't believe we didn't try this place a long time ago!

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Wilmington, North Carolina
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Went there for dinner on a Friday night with family from out of town. Very small and noisy but got a table right away. Ordered the specials from the board and started with an appetizer of oysters dock street. Unable to find the oysters under tons of cheese and bacon. We started on the appetizer and out comes dinner! We... More

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DOYSTERBAR, Owner at Dock Street Oyster Bar, responded to this review

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lyle7692
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59 reviews 59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We went to Dock Street as a family with an 11 year old convinced she didn't like seafood. One sampler platter later she's sold. There's a huge difference between a seafood buffet and a place that cooks fresh for you. We loved the place. The snow crab cracks right out (again, because it was just cooked), the oysters don't taste... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Do not miss having oysters here, they are fresh and fabulous! The service was fast and friendly and they even shucked the more difficult ones. Crab cakes delicious as well. Would definitely return.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We go to DSOB every time we're in Wilmington...okay, that's been twice now, but the food here is great. Fresh, tasty, with something for everyone. Our 12 yr old ordered raw oysters and the fish tacos, and he was kind enough to let me slurp an oyster or two, and taste his tacos. Oysters were of good size, and fresh,... More

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Morrisville, North Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We wandered into Dock Street in downtown Wilmington, and discovered one of the best seafood places we have ever been. Great food, great service, and great atmosphere. Located in a very old warehouse building near the Wilmington docks, you can almost imagine all the old time dock workers and sailors wandering around the place. Highly recommend!

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