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Dock Street Oyster Bar

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, , Seafood
12 Dock St, Wilmington, NC 28401-4431
+1 910-762-2827
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“oysters” (178 reviews)
“crab legs” (34 reviews)
“fresh seafood” (24 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
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12 Dock St, Wilmington, NC 28401-4431
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped ere afer shopping in Wilmington, late in the afternoon the place wasnear empty but at a great surprise the food was especially the oysters, it's a little pricey but worth the food experience alone,a little slow getting the meal out but great srevice and...More

Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

this place was on point...no frills, super casual vibe that delivered on simple and well executed dishes. Oysters Rockefeller and dozen raw oysters, a cold IPA or two followed by some awesome blackened fish tacos and completed with a delicious key lime pie straight from...More

Thank Stephen S
Reviewed 26 August 2018

I stopped at Dock Street Oyster Bar since I hadn't been there lately and wanted a quick light meal. I ordered the special tuna appetizer which was outstanding. It was a corn fritter pancake topped with a large serving of seared ahi tuna, topped with...More

Thank Dan V
DOYSTERBAR, Owner at Dock Street Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2018

Thank you so much for the kind words. Steve

Reviewed 25 August 2018

This is a laid-back, cool restaurant with funky decor and great drinks. The crab dip appetizer was wonderful, and we would go back just for that, but we were disappointed with the steamer pot. The potatoes and corn were not very well seasoned and the...More

Thank bebeAnnArbor_MI
DOYSTERBAR, Owner at Dock Street Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2018

If you ever do come back. PLEASE, tell somebody that you are not happy with something. It is frustrating as a small business owner to read this kind of review. The Oysters are local and never frozen, the Mollusk is a New Zealand Green lipped...More

Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

I went here based on the reviews from Tripadvisor! The interior reminded me of being in the village in NYC! Very cool! We ordered the crab dip and OMG! Best I ever had and I’ve eaten a lot!! We almost ordered another one just so...More

Thank Darla P
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

I had high hopes for this place considering there are many rave reviews. I got the shrimp and crab and it was bland and lacked flavor. It tasted like it was basically boiled with no seasonings. The customer service was also lacking. My waitress hardly...More

Thank Jackie G
DOYSTERBAR, Owner at Dock Street Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2018

We are sorry that we did not live up to your obviously high standard's. Luckily for us, Jackie. 98 % of the rest of the customers don't feel the way you do. In thIs same time period we received 5 -5 star reviews with everything...More

Reviewed 10 August 2018

I think this place is really overrated here. It is load (30% of the surfaces are corrugated steel or concrete) food is bland (no seasoning on our meals and over steamed veggies) and not moderately priced (130 for a dinner for 4 with 2 glasses...More

1  Thank Steve V
DOYSTERBAR, Owner at Dock Street Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2018

Are you trying to say our Building is old ? Don't know what load is ? Our Building was erected in 1865 and we are very proud of it, it has character. We check on every table and " ask are you happy " this...More

Reviewed 9 August 2018

The food here is the best! Ashley did not disappoint. She was very attentive and was well versed on the menu. 5 thumbs up!!

Reviewed 5 August 2018

Just love the painted walls and chairs. The food was delicious. We had steamers, gumbo, crab legs and tacos. Everyone was pleased with their food.

Thank Janyce F
Reviewed 3 August 2018

Ordered the platter with family on Sunday night around 9:00. Mollusks were all great, but the Shrimp was uncalled for. TINY BAIT SHRIMP for customers..Skimpy portions for $30.More

Thank Wradical
DOYSTERBAR, Owner at Dock Street Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2018

When you are dealing with fresh LOCAL Seafood, The shrimp especially are different sizes. Some days they are big, some on the smaller side. For some reason, the locals have been smaller for the past week. Did you tell someone you were unhappy ? We...More

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Questions & Answers
Debora S
15 March 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
2 July 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
US$ 8 - US$ 16
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, 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 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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