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Dock Street Oyster Bar

12 Dock Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
910-762-2827
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Ranked #14 of 552 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, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Northeast US
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 NEW

I recently ate lunch here for the first time since I moved to Wilmington a few months ago. I had my dog with me, so we sat outside. I had the lunch special and it was excellent. Next time I want to try the steamers. The inside looks funky and quirky and even the outer menu design is creative. Great... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 NEW

After reading reviews on Trip Adviser we had to try this restaurant. We found it to be an outstanding experience. The food was great and the server couldn't have been better.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

They have great seafood options their menu. Our waitress was wonderful and explained the dishes really well to ensure we understood what we were offering. We got the crab dip. It was good, but i prefer larger pieces of crab. They were great to offer extra pita points! Great drink options.

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Oxford, North Carolina
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64 reviews 64 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 via mobile

We looked this up on TA - loved the reviews, so we tried it Great, cozy location right in they downtown area Beer choices were excellent - and served at just the right temp We had raw oysters and shrimp - delectable.

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Asheboro, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Enjoyed a relaxing dinner at Dock Street Oyster Bar. I ordered a shrimp dish with ginger and rice. It was wonderful. My husband enjoyed some oysters. Staff was friendly. Also ate some awesome key lime pie.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We are frequent visitors to downtown historic Wilmington. We were looking for fresh oysters and based on the reviews we decided to try Dock Street. We ordered a dozen raw oysters. Upon delivery my husband had to put his reading glasses on to see them in the shell because they were so small. To add insult to injury, they charged... More

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

We are extremely saddened that this reviewer got out the door this unhappy. We have been voted Best Oyster Bar in Wilmington 14 years in a row by Wilmington Locals and take this very seriously. We only serve Local Oysters in season and sometimes they are smaller then Gulf Oysters but we compensate with giving more Oysters. We offer 25.00... More

Uxbridge,MA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We've been to Wilmington twice in the last month and went here both times. To me, it's like I just stepped off Duval Street in Key West for a little lunch. Laid back vibe, good service, seafood heavy menu, and an owner that makes you feel like you're at home.

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Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
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47 reviews 47 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We were lured here by their Restaurant Week menu. The oyster appetizer was very good. The main course was a crispy crab cake topped with candied bacon, and a rice cake, and vegetable. My wife had fish tacos and they were very tasty. The dessert was banana pudding which was amazing and unlike anything I've ever had.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

The osyters--raw and cooked were great! Sometimes you get what you pay for! The service was solid. And they were filming sleepy hollow right across the street!

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

The Dock Street Oyster Bar is one of Wilmington's best downtown spots by far; well known for the freshest and best oysters in coastal NC. So I wasn't surprised to find the soup d'jour was something truely amazing! This homemade chili is a must have! Full of delicious local seafood and balanced so well you could drink it! Right on... More

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Additional Information about Dock Street Oyster Bar

Address: 12 Dock Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
Phone Number: 910-762-2827
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Wilmington
Average Prices: USD 8 - 16
Cuisine: Caribbean, Seafood, Oyster Bar

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