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Dock's Oyster House
Dock's Oyster House

Dock's Oyster House Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.docksoysterhouse.com
  • Email: info@docksoysterhouse.com
  • Phone: (609) 345-0092
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Steak
  • Executive Chef: Frank Dougherty
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (bar only), Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Dock's Oyster House has two small semi-private rooms for parties of 6-10 guests. The dining room can be reserved for larger parties. The entire restaurant can also be booked.
  • Private Party Contact: Frank Dougherty (609) 345-0092
  • Entertainment: Piano Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Georgia Avenue
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: There is a private lot adjacent to the restaurant.
A word from Dock's Oyster House
Owned and operated by the Dougherty family since 1897, Dock's Oyster House is an Atlantic City institution. Offering a full raw bar with as many as 10 different oysters per night along with clams, mussels, shrimp, crabmeat, chilled lobster, tuna sashimi and ceviche, Dock's is renowned for the freshest seafood in town along with great steaks and an award-winning wine list. Also offering a full bar, piano bar, and free parking.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Docks was great! The good was amazing and the service was perfect. No complaints at all"
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "As always, this restaurant never fails to deliver the most perfect meal. The service could not be better and the food is superb!! We always choose this restaurant for special occasions and entertaining friends visiting the area."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "Nice restaurant, food was average. Seating was very tight. We were given two options both felt like we were sitting on top of the people next to us. May be better if going with 3 or more in your party"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "I go to Dock's every time I visit AC and always love it. The food and the service is always exceptional. Even when we had to wait a bit for our reservation it was great to get a drink and listen to the music. Will continue to return."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "if there is such a thing as the real Atlantic City this is it Every visit has been a solid hit Good food enough choices to please both a fish as well as meat palate Prices are very fair for foodies who want the real thing this is a must on every visit to AC "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Celebrated an important birthday at Dock's. Our first time there and we weren't disappointed. All the dishes were terrific -- of course you can't beat the selection and freshness of the oysters -- but the sole and lobster dishes were also perfect -- and this is from a native New Englander. Can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "I can't say enough good things about the food! Freshest and finest seafood around. Will, our waiter, is outstanding! This is our favorite place to go to dinner even though we have to travel over an hour to get there. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Our waitress was amazing. Haven't had service like that in a long time. She knew the menu. Her recommendations were delicious. Next time I go there I will ask to be seated at her table. And the food was perfect. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "Again we made the mistake of ordering dinner instead of just stopping after wonderful oysters. Worst. Clams Casino. Ever. The oyster stew, on the other hand was fabulous but the entrée salad was lacking balance of ingredients, the potato with the entrée looked as if it were baked for hours while the "signature" crab-.cake was mundane at best. Great piano bar, outstanding raw bar & "wow" service but the dining is uninspired & not worth leaving the bar."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "The oysters and my crab cakes were out of sight They have only been there since 1897!!"
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "This was the second time that we ate at Dock's and i will go back again. The lobster was the best we had and being in the New York vicinity that is a high accompaniment considering the great seafood restaurants in the area. We will definitely go back. The scallop dish was awesome. The first time we went they had Alaskan King Crab legs that were huge and the best i have eaten. They are not on the menu but if they are they are a must to try!"
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "The best seafood ever served by Joan and Helen who have been here forever and know the best things to recommend"
    Dined on 4/15/2014
  • "The food was great along with the service. A great place to go for a special occasion."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "We were introduced to this gem by friends on our January 2014 visit. We enjoyed it so much that we made sure to dine there with our family when we returned to Atlantic City in April. Once again, we all enjoyed the food and service. I definitely will recommend this restaurant to friends and family visiting Atlantic City."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "A real gem of a restaurant tucked away in "downtown" Atlantic City on Atlantic Avenue. Top notch service and high quality food."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "I always enjoy coming to Dock's. I brought a friend for her first time and I had to finally ask for a waitperson. We were there for quite a while before I asked. I was a little embarrassed. Once she got to us she was fine. The food was good and the desserts great."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Thanks to onlline reviews and recommendations from friends, we chose Docks to hold a double celebration - a 50th Anniversay and an 80th birthday. It did not disappoint any of us with the only problem being how we could possibly choose just one of any course. A lot of sharing and tasting went on. Our reservation was on time, and our request for a table against the wall honored. In all, a fine experience, one which we will repeat the next time we are in Atlantic City."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "We have been coming to Dock's for years. We travel from Boston just to eat here. Concerned that we were coming on a Tuesday night. Just as wonderful as if it had been a weekend. Nearly as busy as well. Love the piano player. Good to see the same faces of wait staff and bar staff year after year."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "We went to Dock's to celebrate a special anniversary with our Mother. Dinner was fabulous from start to finish. Our server, RJ, was excellent and very attentive to our needs. There were seven in our party, and every one of us had an incredible meal. Lobster Tail, Crab Saute, Salmon, and of course the Oysters were all delicious. We are looking forward to returning to Dock's soon."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "our waitress was loud everyone else who served brushed hands across the tops of my forks the men were served first, both courses give a girl with black pants a black napkin or use lint-free white"
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Nothing bad to say about Dock's. Great food, great service. Will definitely be returning. Highly recommend this place."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "I went on Restaurant week. I was hesitant, but decided to go. I was amazed at the quality of the restaurant, the food and the service. It was a great time. I recommend this place to anyone in Atlantic City."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Dinner was spectacular. A little cramped for seating but everyone's dinner was great."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "Dining at Dock's combines history of place with refreshing seafood delights in a cozy dining experience. Tripled with outstanding service by veteran waiter - "Will," one (or better two) cannot leave AC without dining at Dock's ! Highly recommended on all fronts- food, service, and just the right table (be sure to check with Valerie for your best spot!) Enjoy the next time you visit Atlantic City - the best is on the rich history of dining spots coupled with modern and fresh interpretation"
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "My wife and I enjoyed this place. Superb meal and service from start to finish.. loved the piano bar..both of us had raw oysters for the first time and loved them... would recommend to any and all looking for a great night out and a great meal.."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "Still the best place to get seafood in South Jersey."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "My husband and had the evening's specials and they were perfectly cooked, beautifully presented,and tasted fabulous. The apple crisp was to die for. We are always satisfied at Dock's."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Wow... I had an amazing lobster tail -- no, seriously, it was like eating a steak!! The asparagus and lump crab soup was outstanding! My wife had a3 lb lobster that she loved -- and oh, my, save room for the banana cream pie!!"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Great old time classic restaurant with the best seafood in AC. Why spend a lot more at the casino hotels when you this is just a few blocks away with far better food. Eat here and feel as if you are reliving Boardwalk Empire. The clam chowders are not to be missed."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "I looked forward to going to Docks as I had heard many good things about this restaurant. I was very disappointed with the level of noise as I was forced into lip reading my wife who only sat across the small table from me. The gaps between service were terrible as we waited LONG periods between placing our order to receiving our bread to receiving our soup to receiving our entrees. We ordered lobster tails and they were horrible - like rubber and @ $54.00 each, I expected much better. The best thing on my plate were the sautéed vegetables (sad to say)! I highly recommend The Crab Trap over this Restaurant ANYTIME!!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "We arrived early for our reservation. I have not experienced such professional service in a very long time.Our waitress, Helen , made us feel very comfortable. We met the chef, Stephan. We had the shellfish sampler for 2, and a bowl of crab and asparagus soup. I ordered flounder with crabmeat and my husband had scallops. The food was excellent. The price was worth the service. I will definitely go back again."
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "My wife and I were staying in Atlantic City at the Golden Nugget for two nights. We were taking an early spring break to celebrate my birthday. We ate at the Knife and Fork (excellent) and then at Dock's as the Chart House at the Golden Nugget was closed for a private party. This was the first time we ate at Dock's, but we will definitely be back! Everything was great, the food, the service, the wine list and the valet parking. Dock's is not a place to be missed if visiting Atlantic City!"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "The raw clams and oysters we had for an appetizer were perfect-sized and extremely tender. There is a container of horseradish at every table, so you can have your cocktail sauce as spicy (or not) as you want it. Corn chowder: Amazing! I had the flounder special - Francese, served over a perfect bed of tomatoes and spinach with a nice lemony sauce - also amazing. And one of the best pomegranate martinis that I have had in a long time. I gave it an "energetic" rating for the noise level because there was a pretty big group (12, I think?) there the night we went. The tables are pretty close together, so I don't think it is the best place for groups, but definitely worth the trip and the price no matter who else is there!"
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "We have been to Dock's several times over the last 15-20years. It has always been excellent. Food is wonderful, people are extremely friendly and the service is superb. A must go to place in Atlantic City,"
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "I invited one of my customers to dine with me and my boss at Docks. They were very impressed with the food, service and wine! Delicious, you will not be disspaointed."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "Exelent place to dine. Good service, good food try it you won't be disipointed."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "I was disappointed. The oyster stew was acceptable but my main course, crab au gratin, had very little crab, certainly no back fin, and mostly saucy cheese. A side of spinach was very salty. The vegetables served with the 'crab au gratin' were lackluster, although improved with dipping in the cheese sauce that constituted 95% of the 'crab au gratin'. Tables around us who were seated after us were served with main courses before we received our appetizers. We were essentially dismissed at the conclusion of dinner by the waiter who barely asked if desserts were desired and did not offer coffee service. We had to speak up to get his attention to order several coffees before he could dart away. There were 6 affable people in our party."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "This was my third time and won't be the last...Love the restaurant. Always full, great food and the service is excellent."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "always the best in AC; absolute must to eat in AC. annual tradition"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Place had great food but they were out if our top two wine choices..... We were on our entrees before the bottle of wine even came. Tables are way too close to one another we could reach out and touch the tables on both sides of us and hear their entire conversations. Food was excellent."
    Dined on 3/15/2014