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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%
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“oysters” (168 reviews)
“crab legs” (33 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
12 Dock St, Wilmington, NC 28401-4431
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Reviewed 6 days ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 14 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

Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Hands down the best seafood in wilmington! Seafood enchiladas were ahhmazing. Order the specials and you will not be disappointed. Chill atmosphere and friendly staff.

1  Thank jennifervR5493EJ
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

During a recent trip to Wilmington, we found the Dock Street Oyster Bar and what an amazing place. The place is small and located, as the name suggests, on Dock Street in the downtown historic district of Wilmington. The waitress was so friendly, we thought...More

2  Thank davecapper1
DOYSTERBAR, Owner at Dock Street Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2017

Reviews like yours are what make us strive to be better ever day. Thank you, for the kind words and we look forward to your return. Steve

Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

The crab legs and steamer pot are prepared with old bay seasoning. The mussels and clams were delicious. Good service in a friendly and colorful atmosphere.

Thank ldconway
DOYSTERBAR, Owner at Dock Street Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2017

Sounds Five star to us ! Thanks for your business and let us know what we can do to get that Fifth star on your next visit !! Steve

Reviewed 8 August 2017

This place truly is a dive, but the absolute BEST! We had steamed shrimp and steamed crab legs - UNBELIEVABLE! Our son, who doesn't eat seafood, had a chicken sandwich that disappeared very quickly. It's all good! The staff was wonderful. We would definitely visit...More

1  Thank explorerfun
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Stopped here for dinner. We had a dozen oysters and bacon wrapped scallops over pasta. The oysters were on the small side but fresh and delicious. The pasta was a large enough portion to share and really good. The atmosphere was casual and eclectic. All...More

1  Thank Karen N
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

This is a little "dive bar" type place, eclectic beachy decor, located right near the riverwalk area. Customer service was on point! Everyone was so very sweet, especially our waitress Tori. The oysters were a little on the small side but delicious. I had the...More

Thank Love_travel_t00
DOYSTERBAR, Owner at Dock Street Oyster Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2017

Sounds like a five star review to me ! Please let us know what we can do on your next visit to give you that experience. We appreciate your business and surprise! steve

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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, 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
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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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