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Dry Dock Oyster Bar

$$ - $$$
Northwest Side
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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8522 Fredericksburg Rd, San Antonio, TX 78229-3344
+1 210-692-3959
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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glen ellyn
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348 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The oysters were delicious, both raw and fried. Boiled and fried shrimp as well. Little early in the season for crawfish, and they were small and soft-not great. Gumbo not great either. Service is firendly and helpful and the beer is cold with a decent draft selection.

Thank mudfoot
San Antonio, Texas
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248 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

This fish, shrimp and oyster house is a San Antonio icon. For decades it has produced fresh and tasty seafood in a simple and clean setting. Their gumbo is the best in town...no frills, just right with a perfect roux. I love the poboys which are perfect!

Thank Capt_Wyatt
San Antonio, Texas
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131 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

We went on early Sunday and had oysters as an appetizer. Those were just right and good sized. For lunch our party of 5 ordered mahi-mahi (2 persons), a fried whole catfish, fried grilled red snapper, while I ordered a half and half order of fried and breaded large shrimp and a half catfish. My fries were not well seasoned... More 

Thank Rubén Z
Fort Sill
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87 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Come hungry on a Tuesday or Thursday night (3:00 PM - 10:00 PM) and enjoy the all you can eat shrimp, either boiled and/or fried for $16.95 per person. Plenty of other menu options for those that can't put away a lot of shrimp including some items that are seasonal and not on the menu (make sure you ask the... More 

Thank Redleg6
San Antonio
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

We came expecting it to be meh... It's a dive, no doubt. It's in a building shaped like a boat. It's nostalgic and pretty cool. The food is fantastic and the service was on point. The beer was $3.99 for a 25 ounce and was ice cold. The whole catfish (bone and all) was cooked to perfection. The hush puppies... More 

Thank 557louiss
San Antonio, Texas
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66 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

Yesterday was our second visit to Dry Dock. We were there for an after work birthday party. This is not a high-class business; in full disclosure this place is a big time dive. However, our waiters provided outstanding, prompt and professional service. The service was so above board that I wondered why would such service exist in such a place.... More 

Thank MoDa0206
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

I love oyster, it was so fresh. N my husband ate fish chip sandwich.. He said ummmm ummm...:) Service was friendly.. It make me happy☺️

Thank yun l
San Antonio
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

Came for a birthday party with around 30 people yesterday. This place made was just cool from the moment we drive in. It's a seafood place shaped like a boat in the middle of the city. The beer is cold. The food looks and tastes fantastic. The service is fun and unique. We were really taken care of. We never... More 

Thank 557louiss
Texas, the Lone Star State
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327 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

The good news: delicious seafood at Dry Dock. Amazing all-you-can-eat shrimp deal on Tuesday and Thursday nights. The fried shrimp are perfectly prepared and succulently seasoned. I will return to Dry Dock for these wonderful shrimp. The bad news: service could not have been slower. Our very simple meal took over two hours, because the overworked waiter hardly ever came... More 

Thank HappyPenny
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

What you see is what you get.....nothing special about the décor,but you can count on some of the best fried shrimp in San Antonio. Especially on Tuesday and Thursday when they have all you can eat. The beer is always cold and the service is friendly. The oysters are strait from the gulf and very reasonably priced.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8522 Fredericksburg Rd, San Antonio, TX 78229-3344
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio>  > Northwest Side
  • Neighbourhood: Northwest Side
  • Phone Number: +1 210-692-3959

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