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Dock Street Oyster Bar

12 Dock Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
910-762-2827
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Ranked #18 of 540 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, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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English first
Leesburg, Virginia
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We've had some bad luck with seafood restaurants but decided to give Dock Street near the River Walk a try. It's a cute little "hole in the wall" with a bar. Don't be put off by this. This place is worth the visit! We started with the crab dip. It was very good. Growing up around the Chesapeake Bay I'm... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

DSOB is the best restaurant in wilmington.. awesome steamed seafood.. chill atmosphere.. key lime pie is the finishing touch..

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westchester
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131 reviews 131 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

I had the peel and eat shrimp and this was one of the best meals in Wilmington. They were so tender and tasty. The owner was at the bar and talked to us all night. It's a casual friendly place and is not over priced. Just off the Riverwalk on Dock Street, it has a nice atmosphere. I can highly... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

I chose this restaurant based on all the good reviews of the crab legs. I was VERY disappointed. The crab legs were not fresh, and for the price, the portions were ridiculous. All sides must be ordered separately for $3 or $4. For the price of our meal, it would have been nice to leave feeling at least halfway full... More

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Wilmington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

My friends and I walked in were immediately greeted and sat by our waitress Shannon. Atmosphere was great as well as the specials. I had a salad and shrimp Alfredo which was delicious! I will definitely be back to visit in the future. Anyone I'm the wilmington area has to try out dock street oyster bar.

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Huntington, West Virginia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Initially went to this restaurant hoping to find some great oysters. I tried the sampler, with three imperial and three Rockefeller. Both varieties were tasty, however I've had far better, especially in regards to the Rockefeller which seemed a bit dry. The real surprise though was the shrimp taco, which was absolute perfection. The spicy sauce combined with the fruit... More

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Dallas, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I own a company and my work literally takes me across the USA. I've eaten at the best restaurants from Boston to Los Angeles and from Miami to New York. What an absolute gem Dock Street Oyster Bar is! The food is so fresh it tastes like it was just caught today and the creative preparations of the meal exceeds... More

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Raleigh
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

Dock Street Oyster Bar was top rated oyster bar in Wilmington according to some reviews. So we stopped by to have a quick and light lunch. And light it was: we ordered Oyster sampler with three of each, Rockefeller and Imperial. While Imperial were just OK, I have never had worse Rockefeller oysters. Instead of steamed spinach there were a... More

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

We are profoundly sorry for the experience this reviewer had at DSOB. Obviously, from all the other reviewers this is not how we conduct business on a daily basis. All parties involved have been spoken too and take their mistakes seriously as they have great pride in the food they carry to a table. We have reached out to this... More

NC
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Living here for 20 years I can't believe I have never eaten here before! What was I thinking? The food was amazing and even on a Saturday night service was friendly and patient and the food came out fast and was delicious! We will be back! Don't miss out!

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The Woodlands, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Great restaurant with fun and inviting atmosphere in a lively part of historic downtown Wilmington. Casual and fairly priced. The Oysters Rockefeller were delicious, hot and fresh. The spinach was actually GREEN and not overcooked. The hard shelled steamed clams were excellent. No sand and perfect with a little hot melted butter. Washed down with an icy cold Dos Equis.... More

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