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Doc Magrogan's Oyster House - Dover
Doc Magrogan's Oyster House - Dover

Doc Magrogan's Oyster House - Dover Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.docmagrogans.com
  • Email: dover@docmagrogans.com
  • Phone: (302) 857-3223
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:45am - 3:00pm

    Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 3:00pm - 1:00am

    Brunch: Sunday: 11:45am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Chef Karen Weinstein
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Doc Magrogan’s can handle your gathering of up to 100 people. Enjoy Doc’s warm atmosphere, pleasant hospitality, and fresh dishes- sure to please your friends, co-workers, or family. We offer a variety of options for you and your party to enjoy. If you have specific requests, we will be happy to accommodate any of your needs! All of our menus are fully customizable.
  • Entertainment: Live Entertainment, Karaoke and Trivia!

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Northbound side of US 13 (North DuPont Hwy)
  • Public Transit: DART First State is the Statewide Public Bus Transportation system. Dover Downs Hotel & Casino is serviced by routes 109, 112 & 113. Visit dartfirststate.com for more information.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Complimentary valet provided with lunch or dinner service.
A word from Doc Magrogan's Oyster House - Dover
Located in the Colonnade of Dover Downs Hotel and Casino, Dave Magrogan developed these classic 1900′s Oyster Houses as a way to pay tribute and homage to the great tradition of enjoying oysters, the ocean’s little aphrodisiacs. No expense was spared to create an Oyster House that transforms you back to a simpler time of food, fun & merriment in a local watering hole.

It is Doc’s joy to serve you the freshest seafood, the finest handcrafted beers, and a superior wine selection!

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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGood for Groups
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "Service was awesome. Wasn't expecting the noise was hoping for a quiet dinner but between kids crying and being seated next to the entrance I guess that's expected. Not a good table for a $166 bill for 2."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Food was very good hardly any wait after ordering. I would go back again."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "The food was delivered in a timely manner and it was fresh and hot. The atmosphere was great. We dined at a booth table this time but have dined at the bar and patio before. Each one offers a different experience. When we want a romantic dinner for two we fine at the booth, if it's appetizers and a drink we dine at the bar or patio and each time the experience and the atmosphere is great!"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "We happen to be without kids and went to DOCs. It was a good price and the seafood was the best around. The server was excellent. Our glasses never went empty and he checked on us many times."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Good food but feel portions could be larger to better justify cost of meals and appetizers"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "The three of us had mussels 3 ways. All of the sauces/broths were very good. One beef is that the mussels were not very meaty."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "We have been to Doc's several times and have never been disappointed. The food is fantastic, the atmosphere was nice, the server was excellent and the prices are reasonable. Give it a try, you won't be disappointed!"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Everything was fantastic! We had a party of 18 and everyone received PERFECT service and the food was awesome!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Our first "Date Night" after having our son (3.6 yrs ago). It was great, the food was awesome. The waitress was very knowledgable in what to order and how to order it (Oyster wise, since this was my first experience with Oysters). The steam shrimp was just right as was the Filet and Lobster. Will definelty be going back for another special occasion. Price is a little expensive, but worth it! My only recommendation (per my husband) beer was a little warm, need more Frosty mugs available."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Very pleased with the way my husband was honored with the staff singing Happy Birthday and making him feel special. The food and atmosphere were great! Highly recommend!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Super nice variety of fresh oysters !!! Excellent staff a very good knowledge of the menu."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "We have been going to your restaurant for a couple of years now and have never been dissatisfied. Food and service are always excellent"
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "When I received the email about the Valentine's Specials, I made a reservation for my husband and I for Thursday Feb 13. When we got there that night, we had experienced bad weather the day before, and a decision had been made not to run the Valentine's specials. Needless to say, when we got there, we didn't know this. So when the menu came, I asked about the specials and was told you were not having them. Although I understood about the weather, I was very disappointed that I had not been advised of this as I WAS reminded via email of my reservation. To make a long story short, I just want you to know that your staff went over and above to fix the problem. They were able to provide almost all of the entrees and we had a great night."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "I have been to Doc's a few times and have never had a bad experience, well that was until the other night. We were a party of roughly 13 and our waitress was very inattentive. She did not come back to the table to check on us etc. I was rather disappointed because this is the first time that has ever happened at this resturant. Also, when we did have a problem and asked another server for help we where given a nasty look and told that we would have to wait for our waitress. I was a little taken aback by the attitude. I do not think that we will use this resturant again for a large party since they are not able to handle those types of events."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We never received our entrée after a hour we left without eating and the reason given to us was we had ordered appetizers. We had 6 pm reservations and the restaurant wasn't even half full. This was our 6th time there and will never go back."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "My husband and I stay at Dover Downs Casino every Valentine day and dine at Doc's. The food is always tastefully delicious,served hot and served to us in great time. The atmosphere is low light ,romantice and a nice experience. The table servers are always dressed so neat and professional and they go out of thier way to make sure you are having a wonnderful dining experience.Mr. Burrell has the customer service that will keep people coming back to your establishment. GREAT FOOD,GREAT SERVERS,GREAT LOCATION..........ONE BAD APPLE AT THE FRONT DOOR!!!!!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We went to Doc Magrogan's Oyster House for Valentine’s Day dinner special. We were sat out on the patio next to the gaming floor in Dover Down’s, we requested a seat inside and we were told no, it’s reserved. Reserved for whom, there were open tables. It’s very noisy out there and it’s not private. People walking by gawk at what you’re eating. I ordered the Lobster Ravioli special and my friend ordered the fried seafood, he said the Hush Puppies were the worst he has ever had. My Lobster Ravioli was terrible. It was briny and tasted like dirt. I’ve had a lot of Lobster Ravioli in this area and this bay far was the worst. We expressed our dissatisfaction with our meals to our waiter but it has little effect on our bill."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Great service,fast, friendly,and made us feel very welcomed."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I was disappointed in my experience at this restaurant based on the fact that they didn't have the advertised special. I also added a lobster tail to my order that cost more than my original meal ordered. I felt that the menu was a bit pricy for the proportions served."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "There’s not a lot of non-big chain restaurants in Dover. And while Doc Magrogan’s Oyster House is a chain restaurant, there are only a couple of them. This restaurant is in the Dover Downs Casino. Therefore, it can be a challenge to park and get to this restaurant if you are just there to eat. But, it is worth the effort. The oysters are delicious and a good value at $2-$3 a piece. The crab cakes were outstanding and the Linguini Fra Diavolo was very good. Dessert was a disappointment. Seems they only offer little shot glasses of various puddings for dessert – weird. Given the outstanding quality and price of the oysters and the quality of the entrees, I would recommend this restaurant to a friend."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "On arrival we were promptly seated in the area surrounding the slots. I’d requested a booth in the dining room but let it go. Full from tea I decided to go with a chowder during the restaurant’s Chowderfest. I chose a bowl of clam chowder which proved too salty. For our appetizer we chose wings with barbecue sauce. That was OK. DH enjoyed his chicken sandwich. For dessert we chose two shooters – Key Lime for me and Oreo for DH. Mine tasted artificial like it came from a box. Overall, food was just OK but nothing to write home about."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Special menus were printed for our special gathering of 20. Two waitstaff plus other servers, kept the party under 3 hours, including appetizers, soups & salads, entrees, and served our BYOCake too! Oysters were really great. Most people ordered Fresh Catch and everyone was pleased. Keep up the good work!"
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "Everything was impeccable from the food to the drinks to the service! Will definitely return!"
    Dined on 1/5/2014
  • "Cheap but wonderful oysters! A dollar for a raw oyster on the half shell, but the quality was not bad. We went here because it was the only place open on New Years. To our surprise, it was located in a casino which then explained why it was open... The raw oysters were fabulous, but the other food was not so good. The service was attentive. Only go here if you are only looking to eat raw oysters, nothing else."
    Dined on 1/1/2014
  • "A bit disappointed with the limited menu choices since supply for usual dining options had been" used up" the previous night for New Years Eve as our waitress informed us."
    Dined on 1/1/2014
  • "Food was great and the staff was very accommodating of a medium-sized group."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "Our experience at Doc's was great from start to finish. The appetizer's we very good, the food was cook perfectly and the drinks we the best."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We arrived on time for our 8:00pm seating on New Years Eve. We were seated right away, our waitstaff was a little busy, so we had to wait for a while before asked what we wanted. Our drinks and salads and oysters came out with in 20 minutes, but our dinners took over an hour to come out then my steak was not prepared the way I had requested, so they took back the steak and I waited another 20 minutes before the steak arrived. At that point my boyfriend had finished his dinner. Not so romantic. We made these reservations a few weeks back, we didn't mind sitting out on the patio, but it seemed that more groups were seated out on the patio Just not the Doc Magrogan's we were used to. We will be back we love the food, just not on New Years Eve!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We love coming here! It is very romantic we love the booth seating. The food is always great and the wait staff is pretty good last couple times we went our server wasn’t that great but that is not going to stop us from coming."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "We enjoy eating at Doc Macgrogans, and we were very happy to finally get a reservation for New Years Eve. Apparently, the only available reservation was through OpenTable which helped us secure a great table. Our waitress was friendly and professional - she got everything right. The oysters were delicious, but the sea bass entree special was disappointing. I enjoy their less adorned fish entrees the best. The oysters were delicious! Overall, Doc Magrogans is a wonderful restaurant for the Dover, DE area, and I would highly recommend it even if you are not a casino fan."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Had the Chilean Sea Bass and preparation was great. Need to add a strach or vegtable to the fish dish as was almost as if was a la carte for side dishes."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "I love to frequent Doc's. They have great prices, great food and great atmosphere. I always take advantage of the Black Friday gift cards sale and love the Military discount!! Doc's lobster night is also a plus."
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "This is the second year in a row we have held our staff Christmas Party here. Great selection of food, fun place to have a meal, knowledgeable servers and staff. Very Friendly and the food is well prepared with top quality ingredients. Best salmon preparations in Dover and rivals many top spots in Wilmington and at the Beach."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "We had a lovely date night --- thank you so much!!! :-) NICOLE WAS AMAZING - GREAT SERVICE! FOOD WAS SIMPLY MAGNIFICENT!"
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "The food was great. The service was excellent. Located in the casino at Dover and worth a stop even if you don't stop to gamble"
    Dined on 11/16/2013