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Dock Street Oyster Bar

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12 Dock Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
+1 910-762-2827
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3:00 pm - 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: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, 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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  • 22
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  • 8
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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
Fresh food and great service!

The oysters were great, as was the grouper. All ingredients tasted fresh and dinner was served quickly. The place was packed, but the service was great!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
sunshinevop
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North Carolina
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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North Carolina
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

The oysters were great, as was the grouper. All ingredients tasted fresh and dinner was served quickly. The place was packed, but the service was great!

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

If you want a fancy, overpriced spot with frozen food, move on . If you want fresh off the boat seafood, a fun, laid back atmosphere, you will love it. Looks like a college bar inside, don't be fooled, 5 star dining. Hang out, have a beverage, have fun. And tip the hard working staff there generously.

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NC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The atmosphere was great. The seafood enchiladas were amazing. The key lime pie was perfect. Our server was attentive without being bothersome. We can't wait to eat there again.

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Clayton, North Carolina
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Amazing food, great atmosphere. Small but comfortable. We always get the platter for 2 and its perfect! Looking forward to going back.

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Las Vegas
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

My family (wife and daughter) went in Sunday to the highly rated Caribbean style restaurant in Wilmington and we had a great time! It's definitely a quaint restaurant with bright paint colors and murals throughout. My food was amazingly delicious with the seafood chili and seafood enchiladas. My wife had the Steamed Crab legs and she said it was the... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Had a great time at oyster bar! The food is great and the bartender treated me well. Would recommend to anyone

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Must eat if you love steam pot. Went shortly after 5, and major thunderstorm. No wait at all. Service was wonderful and food as well. Tried Long Island ice teas. Pretty good not overly strong upon the first sip, but I don't like strong drinks.

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Abingdon, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Enjoyed a great meal in this quaint hole in the wall. Music playing fits right in with the island atmosphere and expert staff. Even the owner dropped by to say "Hi" and check on my order. Of course it was awesome! Grouper was moist and covered Rockefeller style which I actually never had before, but was really really good. Plate... More 

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North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

BEST steamed seafood on the coast! Crap dip with pita points is a must. Specials are always good. Order anything steamed and you can't go wrong.

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Warrington, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We enjoyed 2 awesome meals at Dock Street. The first meal was on Saturday evening and as usual we scooted up to the bar for dinner. We ordered raw oysters and snow crab clusters for dinner. Everything was perfect and delicious. The entire staff was friendly with lots of southern charm. Even when a wedding party showed up during prime... More 

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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

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine

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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