We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Dock Street Oyster Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$
Caribbean, Seafood, Oyster Bar
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
12 Dock Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
910-762-2827
Website
Add hours for Dock Street Oyster Bar and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 252 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 153
    Excellent
  • 69
    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
Get some fresh oysters here

If you love fresh oysters like I do, this is a great place to go. Nothing fancy, and when you're eating oysters, you aren't looking for fancy! Great selection of beers, and plenty of oysters and other seafood at a fair price. Service was prompt and friendly. Definitely worth a stop.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
coeurdelion
,
Montclair, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
Add Photo Write a Review

252 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Montclair, New Jersey
Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

If you love fresh oysters like I do, this is a great place to go. Nothing fancy, and when you're eating oysters, you aren't looking for fancy! Great selection of beers, and plenty of oysters and other seafood at a fair price. Service was prompt and friendly. Definitely worth a stop.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Lucerne, Switzerland
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Another american style bar. Fast, loud, busy and usual interior. But here they had great sea food - try the steamed all-in platter. Service was very friendly and the amount of visitors proofs the quality. Older locals and younger visitors from abroad ( prob Tripadvisor ). Unfortunately outside is not an option.

Was this review helpful? Yes
New Jersey
Top Contributor
133 reviews 133 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

This small storefront restaurant welcomes you with a friendly staff and delicious food. We had oysters and shrimp and you could tell they were fresh.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Charlotte, NC
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
madison wi
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015 via mobile

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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wilmington, North Carolina
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
42 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Springfield, Virginia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
North Tonawanda, New York
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lexington, North Carolina
Contributor
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Dock Street Oyster Bar also viewed

Wilmington, North Carolina Coast
Wilmington, North Carolina Coast
 
Wilmington, North Carolina Coast
Wilmington, North Carolina Coast
 

Been to Dock Street Oyster Bar? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Dock Street Oyster Bar staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?