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Owned and operated by the Dougherty family since 1897, Dock's Oyster House is an Atlantic City institution. Offering a full raw bar with as many as 10 different oysters per night along with clams, mussels, shrimp, crabmeat, chilled lobster, tuna sashimi and ceviche, Dock's is renowned for the freshest seafood in town along with great steaks and an award-winning wine list. Dock's is currently open daily for takeout and for outdoor dining!
US$25 - US$45
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
American, Seafood
Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Dock’s again. This time we did take out. The food was not good. Lamb was very dry. They did not have any napkins or to go utensils. They gave us to silverware (forks) only after I realized there was nothing in the bag and...had to ask for utensils. If we visit again, it will be indoor dining only. No more to go/curbside pick up. We spent $150.00 in February and $130.00 in March. You guys must do better.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a high end seafood restaurant located on the main strip on Atlantic ave near the casinos. Food and service were fantastic.Definitely try the fried oysters and crab o'gratin if you go!

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I hadn't eaten here in years. I went in the other night and I have to say, it is still OUTSTANDING. A great bar, great waiters, great décor, a super Happy Hour menu (and prices). A total experience from food to service to live music...(not too loud). Dock's is THE place to eat in ACMore

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not so great.. we had a wonderful meal at Christmas when everything was outside! Service was great but food was cold and a bit tasteless..creme brûlée very good!

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 29 March 2021

We came here for the oysters, which they had a great selection, and they were excellent as well !!! Seafood dishes were excellent !! I highly recommend this restaurant. What I didn't know about this restaurant is that they had their own parking lot !!!...Definitely a plus in AC !! We Ubered here not knowing. We will definitely drive the next time, and there will be a next time !!! Thanks for an outstanding dinner !!!More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 25 March 2021 via mobile

Wonderful to return to Docks Happy Hour! Food was great, live music was wonderful. Kudos to Docks for continuing to please guests (even after with the challenges Covid presents)!

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 13 March 2021 via mobile

We had dinner there while in ac for a long weekend - nothing bad to say! Calamari appetizer was great, and dinner specials, particularly seafood risotto, we're very good. Our waiter, Walter, took excellent care of us, and valet parking was a pleasant surprise. Would...definitely recommend!More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed 7 March 2021

Omg you know when the calamari melts off your fork place is good I swear I’ll go there rite now if I was around you know what reservation time

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 26 February 2021

January 2021, and I was visiting Atlantic City for my 52nd birthday trip. My friend (also a frequenter of AC) wanted to take me out to celebrate, and this is the place he chose. Since I hadn't eaten here before, I was excited to have...a meal here. When we arrived, there were people enjoying drinks and appetizers at the bar, and we were taken to a nice table, all socially distanced. The decor is along the lines of a lodge with various nautical photos and items tastefully displayed throughout the venue. My phone wasn't pulling up the QR code, so the waiter gave us paper menus. The menu was simple, but appetizing. This is mainly a seafood restaurant... I don't eat seafood (I'm allergic), but if there are chicken or beef options on a menu, it's fine. The menu at that evening's meal had two steak options, which made me very happy! The waitstaff was friendly, attentive and everything went smoothly. My meal was simple: red wine, steak & chocolate mousse for dessert. PERFECTION. I usually prefer a nice simple steak meal, as long as it's done right. And, it sure was! The meal my friend had (the salmon) he seemed to really enjoy. Don't forget to make sure to make reservations! *i was enjoying my meal so much, I FORGOT TO TAKE PHOTOS OF MY MEAL, except for the dessert! I hope you have as much of an enjoyable experience as I did!More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 25 February 2021 via mobile

I was able to make reservations online and change them when we were running late. They offered free parking. They followed Covid guidelines. The staff was nice. Our waiter(s) were great. The food is not pricey (in my opinion). Quiet, dimmed lighting, piano playing, lovely...alcohol menu. The menus is not overcrowded. I had crab cakes and sautéed spinach. The crab cakes were ok. I have had better however they were very fresh and stuffed with red and green peppers. The corn and crab chowder was good. The crab in the soup was the read deal.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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13 September 2020|
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Response from WorldTrvl831 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is alternate parking available, and I think that there’s still a valet. I read about parking on Resy. We took an Uber though.
10 November 2018|
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Response from RJPPennsylvania | Reviewed this property |
Yes...with a valet
6 August 2018|
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Response from RJPPennsylvania | Reviewed this property |
Great happy hour menu!
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  • Dock's Oyster House is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 4.5