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Dock Street Oyster Bar

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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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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Thank Frank G
Leland, North Carolina
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182 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

Thank NCTravelfan58
Coppell, Texas
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank Seajk
Hendersonville, North Carolina
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137 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

Thank cooperh41
Helena, Alabama
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115 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

We came here for dinner with a group of 8. They were probably 3/4 full, so we had to split into 2 tables. Service was very good. We started with the jalapeno crab dip, which was good, but no jalapeno flavor at all.I had the grilled calamari and a Cesar salad for dinner. Both were good, but nothing to write... More 

Thank cbehnke
New York
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

We stumbled into this cozy little place and will definitely go back the next time we're in the area. Nothing is fried and everything is delicious! Our family sampled the oysters, mussels, clams, calamari, shrimp cakes, catfish, and fish tacos. Thank you for the deliciousness! You won't be disappointed....

1 Thank C L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Excellent buffalo oysters, oysters Rockefeller and steamed oysters!! Sat at the bar and our waitstaff were wonderful!! Great food ~ great time!

1 Thank hkycpl
Holden Beach, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Met good friends whom eat here regularly. They ordered the big platter for two as it did not stay on the plate long! Other meals besides of oysters if you are not as fond or in the mood. All was great, service too. Busy place as many wait on the tables

Thank Philip M
North Carolina Mountains, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

While the oysters were good, the blackened snapper I had for an entree was fantastic. My wife and I shared the Oyster Sampler appetizer. The Oysters Rockefeller and Buffalo Oysters (bacon, blue cheese, and hot sauce) were tasty and served quickly. The snapper was a daily special along with Asian Scallops (making it a very tough choice for me). My... More 

1 Thank Jimmy L

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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
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?