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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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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (178 reviews)
“crab legs” (33 reviews)
“fresh seafood” (24 reviews)
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4:00 PM - 9:45 PM Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
12 Dock St, Wilmington, NC 28401-4431
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 5 April 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 1 April 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 12 March 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 5 March 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 4 March 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
Reviewed 4 March 2018

My wife and I were in the mood for some raw oysters and decided to try this particular spot. We were not disappointed. The oysters were very good and the boiled shrimp were very good. Just a very good experience. Hit the spot with a...More

Thank Patrick D
Reviewed 3 March 2018

Outstanding oysters and great seafood for those who for some reason don't want oysters. Nothing fancy but outstanding food. Do your self a favor and getcha' some.

Thank KeithBfromNC
Reviewed 12 February 2018 via mobile

If you want a laid back, chill, fresh seafood experience with no pretense, come here. It’s a slice of a key west beach bar in downtown Wilmington. Seafood is straight forward and delicious. Oysters are the best around. Beer is cold. Service is great (hey...More

2  Thank Stephen P
Reviewed 31 January 2018

We happened upon this restaurant on a Saturday night. It's a very small "hole in the wall", but the service was great, the food was even better! Great presentation and excellent taste!!

1  Thank Ann G
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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