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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
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night

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  • 151
    Excellent
  • 68
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 6
    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
Most recent review
SEAFOOD :)

This is worth a visit. Fresh seafood made to order. It is a dive bar but it is family friendly. Service is great. We arrived a little after 5:30 and didn't have any problem grabbing a table. I ordered the Dock Street Steamer platter. I was in heaven. One thing to know they do not fry anything... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
527rebeccas
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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249 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is worth a visit. Fresh seafood made to order. It is a dive bar but it is family friendly. Service is great. We arrived a little after 5:30 and didn't have any problem grabbing a table. I ordered the Dock Street Steamer platter. I was in heaven. One thing to know they do not fry anything. Seafood is meant... More 

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Charlotte, NC
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I was thoroughly impressed with my recent visit here. We had the Steamer Platter for two with crab legs, clams, mussels and oysters and everything was out of this world. The service was fantastic as well. I can't wait until I get to come back here!

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madison wi
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Wait and bar staff very friendly, food is amazing especially Thai mussels! The amostphere is fun with funky art painted everywhere. We always try something new are are never disappointed!

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Wilmington, North Carolina
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We just popped in for an appetizer and drinks during the afternoon and were very pleasantly surprised. The servers were all very friendly, but ours was just a doll! We had the crab dip, on the menu it's listed as the best and they may just be right! Also one of the few places that has drink specials on weekends.

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Springfield, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We went for a late lunch and ordered the shrimp and crab legs. The best, most fresh shrimp ever and lots of crab legs, all dusted in old bay. This is the perfect way to spend a relaxing Saturday afternoon, with either a glass of wine or cold beer. If I could choose my Groundhog Day it would be to... More 

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North Tonawanda, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

We stopped in at the restaurant basically to get out of the 100+ temperatures. What we discovered was a great casual place with painted chairs and tables. The featured a great seafood menu. We enjoyed the fresh oysters and the Dock Street Steamer Platter. Drinks were cold (thank God) and it appeared as everyone was enjoying themselves. We returned several... More 

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Lexington, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

I went for Oysters. Our waitress was very helpful, I ended up getting a dozen oysters steamed and the seafood chile that is out of this world!. I will be back for the exact same thing.

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North Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

The servers wear spaghetti strap tank tops, so this is no fine dining establishment. However, they have great food prepared well. Substitutions of sides were no problem. Our glasses were kept full. The server recommended a dish and it was amazing. They do not have a large menu, but we both found meals that were scrumptious. The server even brought... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Sit at bar because the bar tenders are great, funny, and know all about the food, beer specials, and drink specials. Oysters and mussels are always good. The specials have always been well done and different. I had Chilly shrimp stir fry for my special. Really good:-)

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Fayetteville, NC
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Went for the steamed seafood. Was not disappointed. Small restaurant with limited seating. Excellent and friendly wait staff. Very good food. Cozy atmosphere and good ambiance.

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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?