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Dock Street Oyster Bar

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12 Dock Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
+1 910-762-2827
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Description: We are a Family owned Business that takes great pride in using Locally...
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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    Very good
  • 22
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  • 8
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Hidden Treasure

The oyster Rockefeller are the absolute best anywhere.This electic bar restaurant is by far one of the best in downtown.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
raysquay
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Franklin, Virginia
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  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Franklin, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

The oyster Rockefeller are the absolute best anywhere.This electic bar restaurant is by far one of the best in downtown.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

So far so good. Hubs and I sat at bar. The bartender took in acct I am gluten free and that the food I wanted was cooked in beer so had kitchen make adjustment for me. Thanks to hubs for remembering it also. So far everything is groovy just like the decor!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Visited for dinner and was very impressed. If you like your cocktails sweet, try the coconut Mojito. It was so delicious. Has a dozen steamed oysters and the crab cake special. Everything was so yummy and our waitress was very attentive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Crab dip was amazing! Love to get fish tacos and hubby get beef frisky tacos...then we swap one of each! DELICIOUS

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We were seated at 930 and expected to be told they were closing soon, but instead were welcomed in and treated well. I wanted fish tacos (which was tilapia), but they had fresh grouper for the dinner special and obliged me in making them grouper tacos instead and they were amazing, cocktails were strong, and the key lime pie...perfect.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Enjoyed a perfect seafood dinner with teens. Loved the decor. Service was friendly, prompt and fun! We enjoyed the calamari and oyster appetizers. We also enjoyed the seafood platter which was just about as food as one I had in Seattle. The key lime pie was spot on and matched one I had in key west. Great job!

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Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

After reading the reviews we thought we'd stop by for some lunch. While the service was excellent the menu was very limited and very pricey. With a restaurant name that includes OYSTER you would think they would be readily available and reasonability priced..... NOT! A half dozen for $10+. That's crazy especially in a seafood town! The rest of the... More 

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

We hold a 98 health score . We also serve high quality local seafood. Unfortunately, that cost more then cheap imported fried seafood. There are plenty of restaurants in Wilmington where you can go get French frys and cheaper food. More 

McLean, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We liked Dock Street Oyster Bar. Great food and service. Really nice atmosphere and superb North Carolina servers that went out of their way to ensure people were dated and happy. A great spot for fresh seafood, friendly service. Enjoy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Wanted crab legs and to eat at a local restaurant while we were visiting. loved my crab legs, my husband got a creole shrimp and rice special that was also fantastic. The waitress was enthusiastic and attentive. The atmosphere was fun...just loved it!

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North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

The oysters were great, as was the grouper. All ingredients tasted fresh and dinner was served quickly. The place was packed, but the service was great!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12 Dock Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Wilmington
  • Phone Number: +1 910-762-2827

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 16
  • Cuisine: Caribbean, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine

Description

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?