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Doc Magrogan's Oyster House - West Chester
Doc Magrogan's Oyster House - West Chester

Doc Magrogan's Oyster House - West Chester Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.docmagrogans.com
  • Phone: (610) 429-4046
  • Hours of Operation: Monday - Wednesday: 11:45am - 10pm
    Thursday & Friday: 11:45am-2am
    Saturday- 11am-2am
    Sunday- 11am-10pm



  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, American
  • Executive Chef: Daniel Frew
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please call or email for details
    mmerrill@docmagrogans.com
  • Private Party Facilities: Please call or email for details
    mmerrill@docmagrogans.com
  • Private Party Contact: Marissa Merrill (610) 429-4046
  • Entertainment: Thursday Karaoke10pm-2am
    Friday & Saturday DJ 10pm-2am

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Walnut
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There is limited parking available on the surrounding streets, but there are private operated lots and a public parking garage available near the intersection of East Gay Street and Walnut. Also, there is a private lot operated directly behind Doc's in the back alley.

    **NOW VALIDATING PARKING** We will validate up to 2 hours of parking at the Chestnut Street Garage (located less than a block away at the intersection of Walnut and Chestnut).
A word from Doc Magrogan's Oyster House - West Chester
A West Chester institution is born! In the late 1800's and the 1900's, there were more than a dozen places to enjoy oysters in West Chester. As we developed our classic 1900's Oyster House, we strive to pay tribute & homage to the great tradition of enjoying little aphrodisiacs. We have spared no expense to create an Oyster House that transforms you back to a simpler time of food, fun & merriment in a local oyster house. At Doc's, our mission is to provide an exceptional seafood & raw bar experience for our guests & exceed their expectations for quality & service in a warm, vintage environment. It is our joy to serve you the freshest sustainable seafood, the finest handcrafted beers & a superior wine selection! We hope you enjoy our addition to beautiful downtown West Chester.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "If you love raw oyster, and lobster they really do a great lobster bake."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Nice meal. Good oysters, BLT mussels were good but many were very small. Lobster ravioli was a good meal."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Food was, as usual, very good, indeed. Joe, our waiter, seemed well-intentioned but not especially well-trained."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Unfortunately a storm that disabled the kitchen. There was some sort of electrical faiirendiento the storm. Only had a chance to enjoy a glass of wine, a bowl of yummy clam chowder and a dinner salad!! So looking forward to some freah fish but mother nature had other plans."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "I enjoyed the service and the seating outside, the food on the other hand was subpar. I enjoyed the Bloody Mary and the salad I ordered wasn't at all what I imagined nor had before at other establishments. The Seafood Cobb was not my favorite."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Friendly service and atmosphere. Good value for seafood. Pleasant atmosphere and prompt servcie. Staff seemed anxious to please and appreciated the business Would definitely plan to return when in the area"
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "This was our first visit to the Oyster House in West Chester. The atmosphere and service were excellent and the food was very nice as well. Although they specialize in seafood, they did have a very nice vegetarian option as well some meat offerings. The prices were what you would expect for seafood. For the two of us with one glass of wine and one beer as well as tip ran us around 90.00. Not the kind of money you would spend every weekend, but ok occasionally."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We had been given a gift certificate to this restaurant and being from delawre we have never been. Glad we did! The server we had didn't know much about the menu but that was the only bad things. The food was amazing. Go for the coconut shrimp appetizer you won't be disappointed!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "We loved our meal! Lobster roll appetizer was delicious and light. Men loved the oysters. Meal portions were good. Can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "$$$$ for a small amount of food. No kids choices for breakfast"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Docs was pretty good...We had the calamari for the appetizer and it was super good and loved the aioli it came with. Had the fish tacos for dinner and they were good just wish it had a little more fish for the price and it was very dry. I don't like their cocktails, they are too sweet and have little alcohol for the price. Side Bar is a better pick for the same type of food and has better cocktails. Had my first experience with an oyster and liked it so I would go back for those."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "My husband and sons started their day with an awesome meal on Father's Day at Docs. The freshness of their seafood always keeps us coming back!! (along with everything else!!)"
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Used to be a favorite spot. Not sure what is going on, but last couple of visits have not been great. Most recent visit has convinced us to go elsewhere for a while. We have noticed that prep-quality of the meals has been deteriorating, no exception this time. They made us wait almost an hour for our meal...and it was lukewarm when it arrived. No apologies for the delay or anything... just that they were busy. Too many other options in the area. Maybe a good spot for drink at the bar, but giving it a break for a while as a spot for dinner."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Always love their oysters especially when they are free for father's day. Delicious surf and turf. Even my picky 14 year old enjoyed clamp chowder and skirt steak."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Food was great. The server, when we got seated was great. His name was Kevin. My issue was the rude blonde guy who checked you in. It took 20 minutes and we had a reservation."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Apps were great. Beer sele Cation was good and entrees were good as well. Oysters,mussels,short rib,steak,salad, fish and chips and tacos. Sat outside. A little loud at times due to traffic but would and will do it again."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "I have been dining and drinking at Doc's at least once a week, their sea food is always fresh and great. I always manage to have thie Oysters every time i visit Doc's. The bartenders are a joy to talk to."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "The oysters were amazing! Loved the description of the types, sizes and locations on the oyster listing. They were fresh beyond belief. Would go back just for the oysters. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "There were 4 of us for dinner, of course we all had oysters, the waitress was very knowledgeable and helpful in making our selection, and they were incredibly delicious . We ordered seafood tacos, lobster ravioli, and shrimp/scallops rigatoni. Everyone enjoyed their meal, the portions were adequate and no need to take dogie bags home. We will definitely dine there again. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "We ate outside along the street because it was a very pleasant evening, so we had to deal with smokers and loud motorcycles, but that was our choice, - no fault of the restaurant. The food was excellent! The service was good, and I think the cost is reasonable."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Fresh raw shucked oysters. Incredible. Simple. Worth the $$$. Plenty of other good fare for folks who are grossed out by the briny goodness of The Oyster. "
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Even with a reservation we had to wait and our poor (very sweet) waiter had to aplogize for everything from waiting to be seated to waiting to get water, bread, appetizers, entrees.. He pretty much had to apologize the whole time. The lobster roll is mostly mayo on a hot dog bun and the clam chowder was sour.. all over priced too."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "It has been a while since I ate at Doc's. Love the 'Buck a Shuck" night. Unfortunately not all of their oysters are now "a buck". Only selected ones are reduced, and they ran out of many of them pretty fast. I was there about 6:30 and several were gone. Service was also slow and we got stranded several times waiting while our server disappeared. A manager came by and ask how things were and we said the service was bad, that got us the beers we had been waiting for for over 15 min. Things have been better in the past."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "I have been a patron at Doc's for several years. I've noticed a tremendous decline in the service and quality of food. I brought my cousin with me who is one of the Editors of Food & Wine Magazine and it an embarrassment. The side dishes are prepared w/o differentiation (e.g. Fingerling potatoes that were soggy and flavorless, with combo veggies for every entree regardless of seafood or meat). The sautéed butter for dipping was served without a warmer for the Lobster which caused it to separate, and the noise level was unbearable as we couldn't converse. Small and unoriginal dessert selection. Our waiter was not attentive (Avery). A huge disappointment, esp when you look at the price point. Won't go back again."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Brought my husband and adult daughters here for Sunday brunch. We were seated around 12:15pm. The server took our order at 12:40pm, but our food didn't arrive until 1:30pm or so. My husband is diabetic so we were anxious for him to eat. Our server was very nice, but had to run between her indoor tables and those outside. She apologized for the extremely long delay in the kitchen. The several times we previously dined here the kitchen was slow each time. My oyster po'boy was tasty, but my daughter's lox was very chewy. Maybe adding more servers and kitchen staff would help."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "This is really a charming place. The seafood is very good. Really enjoyed the fish tacos, mussels and draft beers. Mixed drinks (Manhattans) are fair...tell them to fill the glass if you order an 'up' drink. They come across cheap. Great menu for all tastes. We'll go back."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We went on Mother's Day for brunch. Not a buffet brunch, but a number of good brunch menu choices. Regular menu had lots of good stuff on it too. Raw oysters were great. A little pricey, but we'll definitely go back and would recommend this spot to our friends."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "First off, My husband and I have gone to DocMagrogan's many, many times and have enjoyed it. This past Sunday we went for Brunch and were a little disappointed. It was our waitresses first time doing brunch and she didn't have answers to the questions we had about the menu. it took time while we got answers to our questions. My drink was fine, but my husband bloody mary was weak. He also felt that his breakfast plate was a little sparce. He had eggs benedict and had all of 4 potatoes on his plate. I enjoyed my breakfast and was okay with it. This would not stop me from coming back to DocMagrogan's again. I enjoy myself everytime I go there. I just don't know if I would try brunch again. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We went for dinner last night for the first time and got a nice cozy table by a open window. It took awhile to get our waitress to come to our table and we decided to order some drinks and asked for water and after a little while they showed up at our table but this time was nothing compared to the time it took to get more which never did come until after we finished dinner! I even got up and asked for them prior and told they would be there shortly but we finally told them to forget it and just bring coffee by this point and that took forever too and we asked for sugar which again never arrived and I had to hunt down my own along with a butter knife to stir it. The food was good but the poor service made this a spot I will not see again.."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "If you like seafood Docs is the place to be in West Chester. Great food and wonderful service always. They have a great selection of oysters that changes daily. I can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "We hired a babysitter and went to Doc Magrogans with another couple. It was perfect. It's a great place for drinks and a night out. The atmosphere is a bit noisy, but fun. It has a great bar. The food was decent. Everything was competently prepared, but I would not call it inspirational. At the same time, I thought the prices were decent for a seafood restaurant. We will definitely go back."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Food was poor, service was Ok. Out of a few items on the menu. Clam chowder was more like a bacon potato soup, then chowder. Loud and crowded. Men's room had one blower to dry hands and no paper towel dispenser, so there was a wait to get out of the rest room. For an up scale place, this isn't it. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Food was phenomenal. The server made us feel like we regulars even though it was our first time there. Friendly staff and great cocktails! We will definitely be returning!"
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "I liked the wine tastings that you could order with your dinner. We were a bit put off from the get go as we were there on a sunday night when it was not crowded, had reservations but had to waidt for quite a bit before anyoe even acknowledged that we had entered the restaurant. Then once the hostess finally showed up, we had to wait some more while she got the table ready. I repeat that it was not croweded that night, and there were plenety of empty tables all around. "
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "Server was friendly, helpful and knowledgable. Menu offered many good choices of both appetizers and entrees. Seafood was fresh and well-prepared. No bread of rolls with dinner which some on our party missed. No dessert options other than mousse in a variety of favors which seems weakness in a restaurant of this caliber."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "I visit this restaurant frequently. It helps that I can walk to it in less than ten minutes, but I also like the food and the service. Drink sizes are ample. If you are fond of fresh oysters, this is the place. I have had many good experiences whether dining alone or in a group, or with my grandchildren as my only guests."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Love the pub atmosphere. Pros: diverse menu, nice craft beer selection, good seafood Cons, could be a bit on the noisy side, service lacked. He didn't seem to care about us and our appys came before our drinks"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "I felt the prices were high for the amount of food we got though it was very tasty. For example my $26 entree had only four scallops and a handful of veggies. The noisy congenial atmosphere didn't rate the high prices either."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "The food was just OK. it wasnt bad at all, dont get me wrong. I heard the brunch is good, so may try that since I am a huge brunch person. The Korean BBQ spare ribs were pretty good. The caesar salad was sad. The oysters were ok. Some of the local ones werent good at all, especially for the price, but they had a few gems on the list. Overall, if no other seafood restaurant is in sight, i am stranded on that block and MUST have some seafood, im there. I will report back about brunch! They were decimated after brunch the evening i was there, and had run out of all kinds of key ingredients like salmon, scallops etc. It was donkey - like 40% of the menu!"
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We found ourselves in West Chester on Easter and a friend recommended the restaurant. It was VERY good. Food was delicious, a lot of great choices on the menu, excellent wine and service. A very pleasant day."
    Dined on 4/20/2014