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Dock Street Oyster Bar

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$$ - $$$
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12 Dock St, Wilmington, NC 28401-4431
+1 910-762-2827
4:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 4:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 9:45 pm
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The bartender Ashley was an amazing woman who made us smile the entire time. We also had the pleasure of speaking with the owner. He was a laid back guy who spent a good while talking to my girlfriend and I. We felt as if we knew the entire staff for years. You get to watch the food be made... More 

Thank cooperh41
Helena, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here for dinner with a group of 8. They were probably 3/4 full, so we had to split into 2 tables. Service was very good. We started with the jalapeno crab dip, which was good, but no jalapeno flavor at all.I had the grilled calamari and a Cesar salad for dinner. Both were good, but nothing to write... More 

Thank cbehnke
New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stumbled into this cozy little place and will definitely go back the next time we're in the area. Nothing is fried and everything is delicious! Our family sampled the oysters, mussels, clams, calamari, shrimp cakes, catfish, and fish tacos. Thank you for the deliciousness! You won't be disappointed....

1 Thank C L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

Excellent buffalo oysters, oysters Rockefeller and steamed oysters!! Sat at the bar and our waitstaff were wonderful!! Great food ~ great time!

1 Thank hkycpl
Holden Beach, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

Met good friends whom eat here regularly. They ordered the big platter for two as it did not stay on the plate long! Other meals besides of oysters if you are not as fond or in the mood. All was great, service too. Busy place as many wait on the tables

Thank Philip M
North Carolina Mountains, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

While the oysters were good, the blackened snapper I had for an entree was fantastic. My wife and I shared the Oyster Sampler appetizer. The Oysters Rockefeller and Buffalo Oysters (bacon, blue cheese, and hot sauce) were tasty and served quickly. The snapper was a daily special along with Asian Scallops (making it a very tough choice for me). My... More 

1 Thank Jimmy L
Dunn, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016 via mobile

Big, fat, plump and juicy Virginia oysters, raw on the half shell. Don't get no better than this. Their grilled Red snapper was outstanding, AND the Thai broccoli was a pleasant complement! This is definitely a must if you're ever in the Port City!

Thank jsgodwin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

Visited with locals while I was visiting. Enjoyed several flavored oysters along with crab legs. The daily special margaritas were off the hook.

1 Thank jo1042g
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

Delicious food and tasty drinks, and a great local spot. The service was great and we loved the oysters on the half shell. If you are a seafood lover, it's worth a stop. Go early though it gets packed!

Thank TravelingTexans007
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

We love this joint! It's very small and quaint, but the decor is fun and the food is outstanding! We love the oysters. Try the combination on the appetizer menu. Oysters Rockefeller and buffalo oysters. Yummy! The specials are always great and the steamed shrimp is the best in Wilmington. We will return.

Thank tanababy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $16
American, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:45 pm
4:00 pm - 9:45 pm
4:00 pm - 9:45 pm
4:00 pm - 9:45 pm
4:00 pm - 9:45 pm
4:00 pm - 9:45 pm
11:00 am - 9:45 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Dock St, Wilmington, NC 28401-4431
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Wilmington
  • Phone Number: +1 910-762-2827
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?