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Dock Street Oyster Bar

12 Dock St, Wilmington, NC 28401-4431
+1 910-762-2827
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“oysters” (178 reviews)
“crab legs” (33 reviews)
“fresh seafood” (24 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
12 Dock St, Wilmington, NC 28401-4431
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Big, delicious, and actually local raw oysters! Definitely recommend sitting at the bar for faster service.

Thank Jenn R
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This restaurant had very nice staff and probably has fantastic food. We sat down to eat here and we have an individual that is a Celiac. The problem was they acted like they knew what gluten-free was, and the more we found out about the...More

Thank Kyle W
DOYSTERBAR, Owner at Dock Street Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Simply not true ! The majority of our menu is fresh local seafood and fresh local vegetables that are steamed or grilled and never fried. We have several celiac customer that come here on a regular basis. To bash a small local establishment over something...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I shared a steamed platter at the Dock Street Oyster Bar. It was very good. The shrimp was incredible. We also had the Manhattan Clam Chowder and it was wonderful!

Thank beansprout1966
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my wife where in heaven... cold beer great service and perfect seafood.. super chill atmosphere and Great music.. I would come here everytime I visit

Thank matthew s
Reviewed May 5, 2018 via mobile

We had a fantastic dinner here! Raw oysters and snow crabs! The service was fantastic and the owner even came to say hello!!! I will definitely come back here often!

Thank Jane C
Reviewed April 5, 2018 via mobile

My husband and the steamer. It was a lot of food. I had the lemon butter pasta and added shrimp. The food and service was great. Ot was a tad pricey but that is mainly because of my husband's meal. We definitely will be back!

Thank mpriest_11
Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

Not only is Wilmington quaint and friendly, it has this gem nestled in the historic downtown area. Everyone ordered something different, and everyone was extremely satisfied with their choice. Our server was friendly and prompt. You really need to visit!!

1  Thank Shirley H
Reviewed March 12, 2018

prompt service and great food, simple, fresh and great flavors, watch the staff make the food and see what your going to get.

1  Thank James H
Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

Had a great dinner at the bar. Oysters were superb and catfish special excellent. Service was so friendly too. Will definitely visit again when in Wilmington

1  Thank Kathleen K
Reviewed March 4, 2018

good oysters appetizers and beer made me a happy boy I will gladly go again but I dont eat 'sters till after first frost and not after season ends, just me, hey I grew up here on this coast

Thank SenorPescado
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Questions & Answers
Debora S
March 14, 2018|
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Response from DOYSTERBAR | Property representative |
Hi, Debora, We serve mostly fresh local Seafood and Produce and fry nothing. Please advise your server and we will do our best to accommodate you. Thanks ... Steve
July 1, 2016|
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Response from DOYSTERBAR | Property representative |
We have drink specials but unfortunately, NC state law prohibits happy hours.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $16
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
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
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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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