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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%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (172 reviews)
“crab legs” (32 reviews)
“fresh seafood” (23 reviews)
Open Now
16:00 - 21:45All hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
12 Dock St, Wilmington, NC 28401-4431
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I think my title pretty much says it all. We tried several items on the menu and all were great. I ordered the Cajun seafood Alfredo and loved it. It had way more seafood in it than you would get at most restaurants. Our server...More

Thank Clay W
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Stopped in for a beer and had some spiced shrimp. The service and the food were both good. It’s a bar...but I’d recommend it for people looking for drinks and seafood.More

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

We do have a Bar ! But, our primary focus is serving fresh local seafood in a casual atmosphere that is Family friendly and affordable. We truly appreciate your patronage and please let us know what we can do to give you a Five star...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Best oysters we ate as we rambled along the Gulf and Low Country from East TX to Hampton Roads VA. The jalapeno crab dip is likewise yummy. We sat at the bar in order to watch the World Series Game, settled in.... Service was impeccable,...More

Thank TexNiNi
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

One person our party did not like the sangria. We came here not particularly hungry and thoroughly enjoyed the scallops special, king crab legs, which was very tasty. Would certainly come back again

Thank Charles G
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

The shrimp tacos, jalapeño crab and shrimp dip, and calamari were very good. The only thing I was disappointed in were the raw oysters. I’ve eaten oysters from a lot of different places and these were not my favorite. But other than that everything else...More

Thank Grayson S
DOYSTERBAR, Owner at Dock Street Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 9 October 2017

Everyone has their own expectation as to what an Oyster should taste like. Some like salty, some sweet, big, small etc. That being said we have consistently won Best Oysters in Wilmington for close to 20 years. We have new batches, come in daily to...More

Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Having visited the Dock Street Oyster House a dozen times over three years it's safe to say that the friendly service, tasty seafood variety and affordable tabs are very much to our liking. A full bar and relaxed ambience further enhance our visits.

Thank 866scottc
Reviewed 16 September 2017

If you're a food snob this probably isn't the place for you. If you like a good, casual, fun place that serves quality Seafood in a friendly Bar-like atmosphere, well what are you waiting for?

Thank NC_Roy
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Finally stopped in here for oysters and are glad we did. We've had raw oysters at many places around Wilmington and these are by far the best. Big, fresh and tasty and not at all expensive. The menu is pretty diverse but it looked like...More

Thank TallTraveler2013
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

This place lives up to the hype and great reviews. The food is delicious! The service is outstanding and courteous. Had both the raw oysters and Rockefeller style and they were soooo good! For entree the seafood enchilada hit the spot too. In short, this...More

Thank JayMoli
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Fun casual atmosphere. The food is fabulous and very reasonably priced. The staff were all friendly and the manager even came out to say hello. I would recommend adding this to your list of 'must stop' places on your travel through Wilmington.

Thank Beverly C
DOYSTERBAR, Owner at Dock Street Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

Thank you for the Kind words,we are glad you enjoyed your visit. We look forward to your return ! Steve

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1 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
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:45
16:00 - 21:45
16:00 - 21:45
16:00 - 21:45
16:00 - 21:45
16:00 - 21:45
11:00 - 21:45
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
  • E-mail
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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