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Dock Street Oyster Bar

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12 Dock Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
+1 910-762-2827
11:00 am - 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
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The seafood, atmosphere, service and cleanliness was great! Definitely a cute little place! We ordered the seafood platter, which comes with a little bit of everything and it was all fresh and tasted great! Our waitress was also so friendly and helpful during our visit. Would definitely recommend!!!

Thank Brighid W
Wilmington, North Carolina
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78 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a resident of Wilmington, I have driven by this place numerous times. Each time there was always people and at times live music. I had heard about the quality of the food, and finally decided to stop. For an appetizer, I tried the Oyster's Rockefeller. The oysters were plump and tasty, the bacon and sauce were delicious. For the... More 

Thank Bryan B
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If your hungry, this is what your looking for. Food was great. Had oysters, calamari (definitely worth a try, it's steamed, not fried), and a Mahi special which was delicious. Seafood was fresh and local. Local beers on tap. Service was excellent. Highly recommend stopping in here.

1 Thank Kathryn R
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband, daughter and I visited Dock Street Oyster Bar for dinner on a Saturday night. Wilmington was busy so we had a hard time finding parking but I am glad that we did not give up. We waited about an hour to get a table but the oysters were worth the wait. Our service was excellent and my husband... More 

1 Thank Kerry S
Warren OH
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48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A charming little place for a bit to eat downtown Wilmington. It has a Caribbean vibe, country music blaring, a dive restaurant off the main thoroughfare of Front Street. The service was friendly, and attentive, caring. I had a bowl of Manhattan Clam Chowder. It was good. The glasses of wines were moderately priced for the area. A cool little... More 

Thank bleugirl007
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing and awesome food. Discovered I'm not a fan of oysters but everything else was delicious. We got the steamer platter for two and it was MORE than enough food for my husband and I. Will be returning when we are back in Wilmington.

Thank Kristen M
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Gave Dock Street a great review last summer. Still a terrific place. Servers are pleasant, attentive. Oysters on 1/2 shell are the best. Return visit next summer.

1 Thank lildoc01
Kings Mountain, North Carolina
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went and prices way higher on menu then posted online, says opens at 3 did not open until 4, false advertisement!!! Go somewhere else

Thank 143camp
DOYSTERBAR, Owner at Dock Street Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Totally untrue !! Our hours and prices on our website are exactly as advertised ! This reviewer obviously was either in wrong place or some off the wall website to which we have no control. More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dock Street was excellent. Our server was attentive, our food was incredible, and it was a low-key place to grab a very nice dinner.

1 Thank andrewsims92
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86 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

Service is really inconsistent. If you get a good server it's a pretty good place for a meal. The portions are mostly on the smaller side. I went twice this June and once last year.

Thank lostmywalletagain

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $16
American, Bar, Seafood, Caribbean, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene
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 Street, Wilmington, NC 28401
  • 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?