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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
+1 910-762-2827
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: We are a Family owned Business that takes great pride in using Locally...
We are a Family owned Business that takes great pride in using Locally sourced Seafood and Vegetables at affordable prices . We have been voted Best Oyster bar by Encore readers in Wilmington 15 years in a row.
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Visitor rating
  • 175
    Excellent
  • 78
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 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
The best in town

The atmosphere is relaxed and familiar, we love the food, fresh, tasty, an explosion of flavor, absolutely the best, we had to ask if Emeril was cooking, the best customer service, our waitress was the best, completely knowledgeable with the menu, completely above expectation, the price is really... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
Patricia M
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

The atmosphere is relaxed and familiar, we love the food, fresh, tasty, an explosion of flavor, absolutely the best, we had to ask if Emeril was cooking, the best customer service, our waitress was the best, completely knowledgeable with the menu, completely above expectation, the price is really cheap for the quality of food. I'm a local and I can... More 

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Holden Beach, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

While visiting family, this hole in the wall was suggested Great hush puppies, fun atmosphere and no reservations required. We will be back!

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Washington Court House, Ohio
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Great Place!! Amazing food, staff is very nice. Small, but it is worth it. You can watch the cooks prepare your food all while you have a cold drink!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Ate dinner here. Food was very good, but only if you like raw, steamed or grilled seafood. My husband loved it. Just check the menu. A little loud and tight quarters.

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Fenton, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Someone had fun painting pictures in this restaurant! There were four of us and nobody was disappointed with meal. I had catfish tacos with red cabbage. We had one of the best key lime pies. It was creamy and did not have a strong lime bite to it. Cannot miss this restaurant.

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Florence
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 183 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We had here our dinner while spending a day in Wilmington. The building inside is gorgeous. It seems an old hippie shack with wood stairs and plates hanging from the walls.. Beers are excellent; my boyfriend had a BlueMoon. Food is good and service is kind but inside temperature is really freezing. Regular prices. $53 for one spicy Cajun shrimps,... More 

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Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Tried this place because of all the great reviews.. It's ok but I had much better during my visit.. Tried the grilled chicken sandwich it was good but nothing great. Very small, crowded tables and close seating restaurant (bar). Mens bathroom door does not lock and it faces the dining areas so be careful if you try this place. Not... More 

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

Our bathroom is not facing the Dining room. It faces a a wall all the way in the back of the restaurant. We are very kid friendly and serve high quality locally sourced seafood and yes there are cheaper options out there. More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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72 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The oysters rockefeller are the best. King crab clusters delicious also. Wine prices are good and a nice selection of beer. I really should try something different but I cannot resist the oysters! Service is excellent, the wait staff is very attentive and friendly.

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Augusta, Ga.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Dock Street Oyster is a colorful place with great seafood. The staff was friendly and fast and you can watch them steam your seafood. Seafood was fresh and cooked perfect. We ate there twice and both meals were great.

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Boston
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Briefly . . . very cute inside. Great service. Tastiest, must succulent oysters ever. Fresh, crispy salad. Don't pass this up.

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Additional Information about Dock Street Oyster Bar

Address: 12 Dock Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
Phone Number: +1 910-762-2827
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Wilmington
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 8 - 16
Cuisine: Caribbean, Seafood, Oyster Bar

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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: +1 910-762-2827

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children

Description

We are a Family owned Business that takes great pride in using Locally sourced Seafood and Vegetables at affordable prices . We have been voted Best Oyster bar by Encore readers in Wilmington 15 years in a row.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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