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Dock Street Oyster Bar

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Caribbean, Seafood, Oyster Bar
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12 Dock Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
910-762-2827
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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    Very good
  • 16
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  • 8
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  • 7
    Terrible
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
Fabulous, fresh oysters!

Trolley tour director suggested Dock Street and we waited till it opened at 3:00 since we were there midweek. We ordered the Oysters on a half shell and they were fantastic! Great food and service with casual atmosphere close to Riverwalk.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
Terry K
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Trolley tour director suggested Dock Street and we waited till it opened at 3:00 since we were there midweek. We ordered the Oysters on a half shell and they were fantastic! Great food and service with casual atmosphere close to Riverwalk.

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Morgantown, WV
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

The crab legs were seasoned so well that I didn't even dip them in the drawn butter. Shrimp, corn on the cob were also delicious. Hands down, these were the best crab legs I've ever eaten! The waitress was also great, so it was an all around great experience!!

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Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Ate here last night while on business trip after reading on trip advisor and it did not disappoint! Service and food was awesome! Will return in the future!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

Been twice and both the food and service were outstanding. Can't wait to go again. Very cute artsy atmosphere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

My family and I visit DSOB just about every weekend. We have tried just about every item on the menu and you cant go wrong, the specials are also always a good choice. Seafood is always fresh and steamed to perfection. Staff and atmosphere are very welcoming as is the owner. Definitely a local favorite.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

My husband and I stop here for the delicious Rockefeller and Buffalo oysters. They're delicious and service at the bar is always great!

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Berlin, Maryland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We went here as family. Got the raw oysters--great! Steamed clams ok-some little necks some chewy biguns! CALAMARi the best- not fried or breaded but super good in sweet soy sauce(drinkable). Shrimp cake was tasty! Best part of experience was service!!!

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Anchorage, Alaska
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15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

Made a lunch time visit and it was awesome! We're short on oyster lovers, but there are plenty of other options. The non seafood lover had brisket tacos and they were phenomenal. The steamed calamari appetizer was terrific also. Kids ate off the kid menu. The lunch special was crab cake sandwich, great. There are no fryers in the restaurant,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This is my favorite place. Anyone who says different has not had the awesome service from the Ashley's. These two ladies completed the awesome dining experience. The food food was amazing as well as the environment. Only question is why do I not eat there every night. I love this place.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

My fiancé and I just visited this establishment and my meal came out 20 minutes before her's did. We were met with attitude from the management resulting in the manager getting angry and ordering me to sit down. I was going to the restroom The food that I had was poor to mediocre at best. Avoid at all cost

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

We comped over $50.00 worth of food and drinks for this gentleman even after his "Fiancee" stated she "loved it" . We were extremely sorry that all their food arrived within 10 minutes not 20 as stated and this why we comped all their food. This gentleman was hostile to the server from the second he arrived until he left... More 

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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: 910-762-2827

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?