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Dock Street Oyster Bar

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” (160 reviews)
“crab legs” (31 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
12 Dock St, Wilmington, NC 28401-4431
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Just here for supper. Casual dining, casual dress. Raw oysters were terrific, we ended up ordering 18 for the 2 of us. We took our time, not feeling rushed. Seafood trio of clams, mussels, & shrimp, perfectly cooked, in a light tomato sauce, excellent served...More

Thank RichardFontaine
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a very casual place with a neighborhood feel. We were there on a Sunday night and it was noisy and crowded. The steamed oysters were perfectly prepared as were the steamed shrimp, which were plump and sweet. Prices were higher than I expected...More

Thank AgentSmithDC
DOYSTERBAR, Owner at Dock Street Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

If your eating Seafood any cheaper then us , you are eating chemically laced imported Seafood. We made the decision years ago to be cheap or great. We choose great ! Thank you for your business and we are delighted you loved your Food. Steve

Reviewed 1 week ago

Oysters were really good! I did not care for the clam chowder but it was about my preference not the quality! We had great salads with oysters! Salads were nice size and fresh. Waitress was attentive with a great sense of humor and timing. Really...More

Thank ManyConferences
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was mid afternoon and we were just interested in a quick snack. We were in for a real treat. The oysters Rockefeller we ordered were hot, steamy and delicious. The pineapple upside down martini hit the mark as well. Glad we walked past and...More

Thank Linda L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had the shrimp poor boy which was fabulous. It was filled with shrimp. I also had the oysters on the half shell which were very good but they were small. It may be do the time of the year since the time of the...More

Thank wolfmj54
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I were headed to Carolina beach and decided to grab lunch while in the Wilmington NC area. We looked at restaurants and the reviews. We selected Dock Street based on its reviews and we were very satisfied with the service and the...More

Thank Debrill1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant is a small quaint space with character. We enjoyed the quiet nature of the restaurant, off on a side street near the water. My wife and I, being from Boston, have experienced a good array of seafood but we were pleasantly surprised at...More

Thank Peter K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in for a late afternoon lite snack and ordered a selection of appetizers. Local Bald Head Island oysters on the half shell were as good as any I've had anywhere. Great crab dip with pita. Old Bay seasoned steamed local shrimp. Very impressed!

Thank JPflyer
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

We stopped here after a pretty long afternoon of walking around Wilmington. Our server was friendly and attentive. It's a casual place known for oysters but none of us ended up getting them. 3 of 4 of us had one of their specials. Each about...More

Thank jennybD101MZ
DOYSTERBAR, Owner at Dock Street Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

If you are eating Seafood any cheaper then what we charge, you are eating chemically laced imported Seafood. We take pride in the fact we serve fresh locally sourced Seafood and Produce. We made that decision years ago whether to be cheap or great and...More

Reviewed 18 May 2017

Went there twice over a weekend stay. Food was great, loved the decor and funky chairs, great service. You can tell when a restaurant is well managed by the little things, and this one hit all the marks.

Thank bbqbilly
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Do they have good happy hour?
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
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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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