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Dock Street Oyster Bar

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$$ - $$$
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12 Dock St, Wilmington, NC 28401-4431
+1 910-762-2827
16:00 - 21:45
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Mon - Fri 16:00 - 21:45
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 21:45
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped at Dock Street Oyster Bar New Year's Eve afternoon, and our server seemed to be having a bad day, or maybe just a bad attitude. We ordered the peel and eat shrimp and steamed mussels, and both were average. After all the glowing reviews, we expected friendlier service and exceptional food.

Thank ssimpala
Sierra Vista, Arizona
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First time in Wilmington, NC and we wanted something close to our hotel downtown in the historic area of city with fresh seafood. Everything we had was delicious! Peel and eat shrimp, oysters 2 ways, and fresh blackened catfish. We will visit again before we leave!

Thank dasdale
Chilbolton, United Kingdom
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183 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Celebrated husband's birthday with a quiet but absolutely delicious, unfussy, delightful dinner. This is a fairly basic but extremely good restaurant. Our server was very knowledgeable, helpful and friendly and we would certainly highly recommend a visit to this Bar/Restaurant. We'll be back...!!

1 Thank Sofisticat
Leland, North Carolina
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37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Once again, every order was prepared to perfection and scrumptiously delicious 😋. Service was as usual, Grand!!!

Thank Robert M
Fayetteville, North Carolina
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200 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went for my birthday this past wknd, group of 4. Don't remember the servers name, but she was awesome, so sweet and hooked me up with a piece of key lime pie for my bday, which was delicious. The crab legs were seasoned and cooked to perfection. The Fish Tacos were great, I like Mahi Mahi better for fish tacos... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Great wait staff. Very attentive and friendly. Flounder and crab cake specials were better than the local "upscale" restaurant we went to for dinner last night. Nice casual atmosphere. We will come back again and recommend.

1 Thank Frank G
Leland, North Carolina
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192 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped by here on a rainy Sunday afternoon. Guess the rain kept folks away from downtown since it was not crowded. Our server was really helpful and accommodating. I had one of the specials, the stuffed flounder sandwich, which was awesome. My friend had the mussels and the Thai broccoli. She loved them both and is still talking about them.... More 

1 Thank NCTravelfan58
Coppell, Texas
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

We were in Wilmington and looking for lunch place to eat. someone suggested this place. Food was great. Place is not a flashy. but food and services were excellent. I had blackened catch of the day..catfish. excellent preparation.

1 Thank Seajk
Hendersonville, North Carolina
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140 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Enjoy the pleasant surroundings with a cool craft beer. The seafood was varied- just none fried. I had a blackened catfish sandwich which was delicious. The steamed vegetables were also well-seasoned and very tasty. Close to the river walk and downtown.

1 Thank ebinde
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

The bartender Ashley was an amazing woman who made us smile the entire time. We also had the pleasure of speaking with the owner. He was a laid back guy who spent a good while talking to my girlfriend and I. We felt as if we knew the entire staff for years. You get to watch the food be made... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$16
American, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?