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Dock Street Oyster Bar

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12 Dock St, Wilmington, NC 28401-4431
+1 910-762-2827
4:00 pm - 9:45 pm
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Mon - Fri 4:00 pm - 9:45 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 9:45 pm
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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68 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

We were seated at 930 and expected to be told they were closing soon, but instead were welcomed in and treated well. I wanted fish tacos (which was tilapia), but they had fresh grouper for the dinner special and obliged me in making them grouper tacos instead and they were amazing, cocktails were strong, and the key lime pie...perfect.

1 Thank Joshua E
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161 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2015 via mobile

Enjoyed a perfect seafood dinner with teens. Loved the decor. Service was friendly, prompt and fun! We enjoyed the calamari and oyster appetizers. We also enjoyed the seafood platter which was just about as food as one I had in Seattle. The key lime pie was spot on and matched one I had in key west. Great job!

Thank Helen S
Pensacola, Florida
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60 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2015 via mobile

After reading the reviews we thought we'd stop by for some lunch. While the service was excellent the menu was very limited and very pricey. With a restaurant name that includes OYSTER you would think they would be readily available and reasonability priced..... NOT! A half dozen for $10+. That's crazy especially in a seafood town! The rest of the... More 

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

We hold a 98 health score . We also serve high quality local seafood. Unfortunately, that cost more then cheap imported fried seafood. There are plenty of restaurants in Wilmington where you can go get French frys and cheaper food. More 

Austin, Texas
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2015 via mobile

We liked Dock Street Oyster Bar. Great food and service. Really nice atmosphere and superb North Carolina servers that went out of their way to ensure people were dated and happy. A great spot for fresh seafood, friendly service. Enjoy.

Thank flyfishing76
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2015 via mobile

Wanted crab legs and to eat at a local restaurant while we were visiting. loved my crab legs, my husband got a creole shrimp and rice special that was also fantastic. The waitress was enthusiastic and attentive. The atmosphere was fun...just loved it!

Thank Lisa D
North Carolina
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2015

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!

Thank sunshinevop
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2015

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.

2 Thank Mark N
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

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.

Thank Nonstopvacay
Clayton, North Carolina
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

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

Thank Jbeksel
Charlotte, North Carolina
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2015 via mobile

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 

Thank tandnsig

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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, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, 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
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?