Dock's Oyster House
Dock's Oyster House

Dock's Oyster House

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.docksoysterhouse.com/
  • Phone: 6093450092
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood
  • 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 6093450092
  • 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.
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Dock's Oyster House reviews from OpenTable diners
467 reviews since July 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.7
    Service4.6
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelEnergetic
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (289)fit for foodies (273)neighborhood gem (244)good for groups (107)romantic (105)hot spot (103)notable wine list (79)vibrant bar scene (57)late-night find (16)great for lunch (15)kid-friendly (10)great for brunch (9)great for outdoor dining (3)scenic view (3)Show More
  • david
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    We have been to Docks many times. This evening was to celebrate our 36th anniversary. While the food and service was up to our expectations, the noise level on this particular night was extreme and did diminish the pleasure we had hoped to have for our special event. Hope next time will be better.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Must Go...
    Stevepoptones
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    If you are in A. C., you must stop and eat here. Docks never fails to have great food,drinks, and a general I am so glad I am here feeling. Oysters are fresh, shucked correctly, and the seafood out of this world. Taz our waiter was fantastic. So eat at Docks and make yourself happy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Absolutely Awesome
    dinnerrific
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    The staff there is top notch. The food was delicious, starting with the raw bar and drinks. Continued with main course hot and fresh. And culminating with coffee and desert..Don't leave Atlantic City until you've visited this restaurant.I've brought multiple friends and family to this restaurant and they have all loved it. Now they bring their friends.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noisy but good
    Zam123
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Tight tables and noisy. Rating system wouldn't let me check 4 th box for noise level! But service was excellent and the food was well prepared. Prices reasonable. No complaints . We would return.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Celebrating retirement
    NoNi
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Always enjoy Docks - great food especially the "daily" specials. Only seasonal selections which means fresh!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Authentic Seafood
    MGM1VIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    This place has been around for a long time, but they still strive for perfection. And they achieve their goal! Great food, always consistent, and always fresh seafood. The service staff is well trained and very accommodating. We'll be back!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As good as it gets
    Phil
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Old time ambiance in an Atlantic City 40's atmosphere. Great raw bar with a menu that doesn't leave you wanting. My favorite in AC
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and good service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Food was very good and staff was friendly. Perfect.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • burger
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    this is a terrific place to come to if you want a very pleasant experience. The night we were thhere five people were there who went there because it was their birthdays and that was the place they chose. That speaks volumes.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • out of the casino glare
    luv2eatout
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Great service. Attentive and knowledgeable staff. Old time ambiance. Delicious soup. It reminds you of what the find restaurants were like in Atlantic City before the casinos moved in. If you like seafood(not just oysters) you'll love Docks Oyster House
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious but cramped
    love2dineVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We have been to docs multiple times as it is one of my husbands favorite restaurants. The food is fresh and delicious. Saturday night is just a busy night and very noisy. The tables are too close but some call this cozy. We will definitely go back as we love it but I think we will go on a week night rather than a weekend. It was so noisy that we could not have a conversation.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Great food but very tight almost elbow to elbow. Talked with both couples on the left and right side.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Neil
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Fantastic. Oyster Rockefeller, Lobster, and cheese cake for dessert what could be better!!!!!!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Wonderful food, wonderful service - tables just too close
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Jersey Shore Classic
    Laura856
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Everything is perfect from the lively ambiance and nightly piano music to the delicious food. The oyster sampler is a must, tuna tartar is excellent, and the steaks and seafood do not disappoint. During our most recent visit, our group of 4 had two of the specials, (salmon and fluke francese) sea scallops, and the crab cakes - all were wonderful (especially the crab cake and fluke). The martinis are pricey ($14) but strong and they offer a great selection of wines by the glass. The key lime pie was our hands-down favorite dessert and the banana cream pie was a close second. The service is also top-notch - our server was extremely helpful and attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • WOW
    NonieVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    This was a special night for my dad's birthday dinner! Great service and seafood!!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Never a miss
    cleonwales
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    This was our second time at Doc's. We once again waited ten to fifteen minutes before being seated and the waiting/bar area is fine. There was a gentleman playing the piano, a raw bar and two bartenders ready to be at your service. I had the cucumber martini, it was refreshing. We were seated and the waiter "Doug" was great. My wife and I shared the crab imperial Caesar salad and tuna tar tar. Both appetizers were really flavorful. We then ordered the same dish from the list of specials, filet with 3 jumbo shrimp. I had my order cooked medium rare and it was exact. The shrimp were fried and breaded, we expected them to be grilled but never the less it was delicious. Our deserts were great (pumpkin cheesecake & Apple pie). Ty Doc's
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A special dinner out
    Jeanne
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We went to Dock's Oyster House to celebrate my mom's birthday and it did not disappoint. The food was excellent and our server was very good. They even brought our dessert with a candle and sang to my mom. It was so sweet. The only thing I didn't love was how many people they pack in. We were basically sitting on top of the people to our left and right. But, I guess this is to be expected with a place as popular as this!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Never had a bad meal!
    JoeH
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Great food, service raw bar. Get there early and enjoy piano, raw bar and drinks.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Been here before and won't go back
    CaraVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I've been here several times over the last few years. This by far was the biggest disappointment. The salad came out without dressing. The soup was runny and barely seasoned. My lobster tail was rubbery. Not to mention that I barely had enough room to sit at my table, and my friend kept getting bumped by the person to his right and behind him.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • foodfan68
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Dock's was as good as always. Seafood is outstanding, service was great. I will return the next time I am in AC.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    Bill592014
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Wife and I decided to got to Dock's vs Knife & Fork for our Anniversary dinner. We choose a Thursday evening 10/9/14. We could not believe how "packed" the place was!! As a result - service was terrible, noise level was loud, tables were elbow to elbow. We mentioned to our server that we were there for our Anniversary - didn't even blink an eye!! My Filet was over done but I didn't want to send it back because it took so long to arrive! So next year we will go to the Knife & Fork.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • EXCELLENT RESTAURANT
    SLCardinalsFan
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Dock's Oyster Bar is our favorite restaurant @ the shore, food is consistently excellent, service, especially Michael and Helen (our favorites), is outstanding and drinks are The Best! We love dining here!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Never Disappoints
    Foodvoyeur
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    The food is always fresh and bursting with flavor; the waitstaff upbeat and professional. Look forward to coming here whenever we visit the area. Really enjoyed the stuffed shrimp special. Order the clam chowder, a thin, flavorful broth with whole baby clams - so much better than the thickened, tasteless, glop so often served in restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delighful Dock's
    satisfaction
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    This was our second visit to Dock's and it is a wonderful restaurant. The food is just so excellent and the service matches it. We will definitely be dining there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AC Go To Spot
    jerzjoe
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Always our "Go To" place when we are in Atlantic City. Food, drinks and service are always top notch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A WINNER !!
    VJGreenVIP
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    First visit here, on a recommendation of a manager from a different establishment down in Maryland who suggested we would be very pleased. He was correct. Four of us dined on this trip and found that the entrees were exceptional...especially the fried oyster entrée. Great ambiance in one of Atlantic City's oldest restaurants, dating back to 1897 according to our waitress.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Jane
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Meal was delicious! Perfectly prepared - top quality ingredients. Highly recommend
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • one of AC's best
    drobbin
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Overall great food, ambience, and experience here. No complaints at all and the seafood in particular was very good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    oysterloverVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Our oysters were off-tasting and bland although we ordered Malpeque's which we've had many times at many restaurants and always enjoyed before. The tuna tartare served was an enormous portion but so full of cucumber and avocado pieces that the delicate tuna flavor was completely masked. The shrimp ceviche was also a bit overwhelmed by peppers/onions with no hint of lime or citrus. The best part of my entire meal was the risotto served underneath my salmon special (the salmon was overcooked). The tables are so close the waiter took advantage and recited the specials to us and our table neighbors at the same time. We won't be going back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Can't wait to go back!!!
    Sandy5
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Never a disappointing meal, fresh seafood never frozen.Great selection of wines and Great martinis!! If you're going on the weekend hard to get a 7:00-8:00 reservation so call ahead.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Highly recommended
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The food was excellent. There version of clam chowder may not be what you expect but it was so tasty. We had the halibut special and red snapper with crab meat on top. I would return in a heartbeat. The hostess was smiling and welcoming. Our waiter, Will was the best.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    Sjhigh
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Great food, service and atmosphere. Would definitely come back.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always awesome
    beanVIP
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    the food and the service is just perfect - we love this place !!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fish cooked perfect
    Chowline
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Friendly cheerful waitress,thick salmon on cheese flavored risotto. Oysters fresh from Cape May. Translucent scallops broiled to perfect. Finished with apple crisp hot from the oven topped with vanilla gelato. Great dining year after year.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Dock's continues to be a favorite restaurant: noted for its seafood and luscious sides as well as a great raw bar, the restaurant even explains the sites of its oysters. The service is timely and professional and the food is always delicious. What a gem in Atlantic City!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tishas
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Was great out waitress was superb...food was fresh and delicious. ..close to boardwalk hall so before the show we were able to have dinner and drinks overall a great find
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    TomsRiver
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    We have been here several times, never had any complaints. Food and service are outstanding. Must try the tower will not be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Must try
    AmyT
    Dined on 9/24/2014
    Wonderful Service and Food. Definitely recommended their clam chowder, it was delicious and fresh. Banana Pie for dessert was outstanding. Note: may need a wheelbarrow to take you home.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great bar food seafood
    statusk
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    Old time bar with great food. Lots of history. Bartender made some great traditional drinks and some creative cocktails. Piano player early evening was a nice touch. Classic seafood fare.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.