Dock's Oyster House
Exceptional serviceHelen, our waitress, was excellent. Our two pound lobsters were steamed to perfection along with the crab imperial stuffing. The asparagus with bernaise and the lemon meringue pie were superb. We would definitely go back!5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMDeserving of its great reviews!With one night in Atlantic City, hubby and I wanted a great meal, something we couldn't make at home, and preferably NOT one of the big name chains (even the high-end ones). Dock's fit every item on that bill and then some! Packed on a Monday night, with a long wait for walk-ins, the service was wonderful and warm, from the lovely ladies at the front desk to our fabulous server, Mike. We LOVE seafood and it didn't disappoint. Hubby got 2.5-lb. lobster stuffed with crab imperial and ate every bit. I was all crab all the time, with fantastic FRESH jumbo lump crabmeat cocktail and perfect sauteed soft shells. The only disappointment was the clams casino were too heavy on peppers and too light on bacon, but small quibble. Fantastic meal!5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMAn AC originalDoc's Oyster house is a very well run dinning establishment. All of the staff was very attentive and was obviously trained to make the customer feel respected and appreciated. The food was delicious and we'll be back, as we always are, anytime that we travel to AC.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Restaurant in AC!This was my 2nd or 3rd time here. Not sure if I would go to dinner anyplace else if I am in AC? Food was phenomenal and we had a great bottle of wine. Prices are very reasonable for the quality and portions of food prepared.
I love Dock's!!!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMBreak from working to muchWe work a lot of hours and we got a chance to come to Atlantic City for the weekend, when i was young my parents had a summer home there. i remembered Dock's , so i told her about it, she love Oysters to. It was a great meal and look forward to coming back.
Thanks5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMSeafood bar is fabulous! BestSeafood bar is fabulous! Best oysters and clams we have had in years. The Softshell Crabs are truly a must! This restaurant is definitely a Gem!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMPleasant surprise!Friday night, the 1st time in Atlantic City and only 5pm is available for reservation. We took it and arrived on time so had a good table in the center near the wall partition, that gives a little more privacy. The restaurant is full of tables in a limited room, so be the lucky to have anything. There were complimentary "oyster biscuits" on the table with horseradish sauce, yum! Took beers, salads and a lobster tail with baked potato - all perfect. A taper played the piano and the restaurant was full of people, very lively. The service girl Hannah was attentive, we were happy. Will definitely drop here again.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat fish, always fresh!Restaurant was very nice and cozy. Waitstaff was excellent. Fresh oysters and fish, very happy group of 9.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMAs usual, Doc's continuesAs usual, Doc's continues to achieve stellar ratings. The food is always super delicious, the drinks are strong and the service quite impeccable. Perhaps THE best dining establishment in AC.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous seafood with an oldFabulous seafood with an old school vibe. Fresh and plentiful. Great well priced wine list.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMA favorite destination.A favorite destination. Great variety of oysters and the Tuna Tartar sets the bar for all others. Every meal has been consistently excellent over the years. Desserts could use a little more ingenuity. A tough dine for vegetarians in your party. Decor is nice, a little formal, yet comfortable. Our waiters have always been knowledgeable and gracious.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a great meal!Have been to Doc's on many occasions and always enjoyed my meal. Wait staff is wonderful, food is great, highly recommend.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGOOD DEALTheir 16oz Sirloin steak was excellent, and came with unexpected tasty, thin sliced deep fried potatos as well as delicious sauteed succhini.
Their cashew and apple crusted Salmon was quite tasty, however the sides- spinach and mushrooms- had not been sauteed, as had been described on menu.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMSeafood at it's BestWe are return visitors to Dock's. Great food! Great service! Great dessert! The 2.5lb. Steamed Lobster EXCELLENT only to be eclipsed by a 2lb. crabmeat-stuffed gem. Don't miss the Cheese Pie!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMA must if you are in the A/C areaThe best food in town by far. Best drinks. Best service. Highly Highly Highly recommend this restaurant.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat MealGreat food, Great Service, and the prices are amazing too... plan to go back everytime I am in AC.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat experienceGirls night out, had a great time. Server was easy to get along with but seemed annoyed when we didn't order salads or appetizers. We were more interested in drinking & having a fabulous meal.....which it was! We ordered one dessert to share (because we were stuffed from dinner) and again the server seemed a bit annoyed that we didn't order more. The martini's were wonderful, bartenders/piano man were very entertaining, will definitely visit again.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMAndressyI thought the whole experience was very enjoyable. My wife and I both agreed that the food was something we will always remember.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMStill the best in ACBeen going to Docs for a long time. Haven't been to AC in 4 years. Going with friends who have never been to AC. Docs was our first dinner in town. Best bar and piano player. Food was incredible as was the service.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMO O OystersEverything I have ever ordered has been wonderful especially the oysters. I was,however, disappointed in the wine selection.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is a great seafood restaurantThis is a great seafood restaurant for anyone who wants more than just a few selection of seafood. 95% of the menu is seafood.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMDiamond in the RoughWe first went to Dock's about 4 years ago on one of our first trips to AC. We asked the concierge at our hotel to recommend a local, non-chain seafood restaurant. He struggled and then said, well there's really only one. And after 4 years of weekending in AC, we find this to be very accurate. Great quality seafood. Authentic ambience (read: no neon, no trendy decor). If you're in AC and want a fine dining experience without glitz, glamour and trendiness this classic oyster house with stands the text of time.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMVery intimateGood food, tables very close together and a little pricey.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing food!This is our 4th visit and do not plan in dining anyplace else in Atlantic City. The food here is amazing! Only issue I had was my cucumber martini was a bit bitter and not as perfect as I had before.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, drinks and service!Great food, drinks and service! The only issue I would even mention is our table was pretty small and it felt a little cramped.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMStill one of the best in the USAI am forced into returning to Atlantic City on a yearly basis for a medical conference. After I stop groaning about having to go there I console myself by immediately making a reservation to dine at Docks'Oyster house. Believe me it is the high lite of the week. The place has not changed (thankfully) with the food and service still being excellent. It was on the crowded side but by the time we left, my wife and I were more than happy and satisfied. If it were closer to home we'd be there weekly. I love the restaurant, FDR5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMsimply sensationalEverything was outstanding. I will be going back soon.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMWe dine her regularly. ItWe dine her regularly. It is delicious. Weenjoy the food and the waitstaff.
Mike waited on us this time and was outstanding. Thank you.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMHometown GemI was pleasantly surprised. It had a real local hometown feel. Parking was great since it is located in Atlantic City. I will be back.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMBest seafood dinning in ACThe food was excellent definately upscale seafood dinning. We have been there several times never had a bad choice. Our server was friendly and very helpful with our choices. Loved the piano playing at the bar made you not want to leave. Make your reservations early Dock's is very popular and fills up fast especially with their limited dinning tables which is what makes it a very cozy atmosphere.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMWaiter was excellent and soWaiter was excellent and so were all the people involved with running of Docks
looking forward to returning many times since we live full time in the area
thanks again for a great dinner4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat service and food. HasGreat service and food. Has old charm with modern food.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMFood awseome againDock's is a must do every time in Atlantic City. The food is bar none the best. The service can be hit or miss, this time our waiter was awesome, but I witnessed another table be treated rudely. When we arrived the hostess and a waitress were in a very heated discussion, they did take it to behind an alcove (which we could still hear) and ignored us waiting there....not too happy about that! But the food is so phenominal it is easy to ignore the rudeness of the wait staff.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMFantasticA bright spot for Atlantic City. Great food, great service, historic and fourth generation family owned. Perfect. Can't miss when in AC.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMWould recommend, but will cost $$Very nice place. Staff is friendly and we got seated right away. The timing of the meals was perfect. We were there for my wife's birthday and didn't want to rush through dinner.
It's going to cost you some $$, but you'll enjoy your meal.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was excellent, serviceFood was excellent, service was great, just a bit noisy, and a little biut crowded. Sitting too close to other tables.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMMust go thereWe've gone to Dock's during the last two NJAJ Boardwalk Seminars. We'll go there again next year. Our waitress was wonderful. Food was delicious and served hot. Except the cold seafood platter which was chilled to perfection. Overall a great experience.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMVery enjoyable! Loved allVery enjoyable! Loved all the sea food, delicious. Not our first visit and won't be our last.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMMost excellent food I haveMost excellent food I have ever eaten, and I have dined up and down the east coast for years! Highly recomend to anyone and everyone.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMService with a smile!The most incredible food and service that I have experienced in a very long time. We could have statyed all night if it weren't for a show we were attending.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and service were excellent.Food and service were excellent. My only complaint was the noise. The place was mobbed and VERY loud. Hard to carry on a conversation without raising your voice.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is one of my favoriteThis is one of my favorite spots in Atlantic City for a nice dinner. The food was delicious as always. Will our waiter was very attentive and made great recommendations on choices.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Seafood in YearsWhat a great surprise. First time at Docks, and it did not disappoint. Definitely need reservations. Service from the tine we walked in to the time we left was excellent. Our server was knowledgeable, friendly and attentive. The food was outstanding, fresh, delicious, hot, could not ask for more. Will definitely return on our trips to Atlantic City.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMDefinitely would eat there again.This was the second visit to Dock's since January and the food and service is outstanding. The prices are moderate for the quality and freshness of the food, well prepared.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMOur dinner experience onOur dinner experience on April 13 was one of the best my wife & I EVER had !! Our meal was perfect from start to finish. Our server ,Helen, may have been the Best we've had since we have been together (1985)! She was pleasant ,well informed ,knowledgeable, made us feel like our Mom was cooking for us ! She made an excellent dinner PERFECT ! Her recommendation of a Codex Albarino Wine from Portugal the right choice for any of the exceptional fish choices Docks has to offer ! The candle in my wifes' dessert for her birthday was just enough( shes' very shy )& I tend to embarrass her! We've only had one experience this good, The Inn at Little Washington ,VA ,a 5 Star ,5 Diamond Spot! THANKS!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMDock's is the ONLY restrauntDock's is the ONLY restraunt I go to while in AC. I was a little upset they didn't have my favorite corn crab chowder that night. However the asparagus crab soup was very good. Diver sea scallops are out of this word. Huge sweet and nice sear on them. Hubby ordered the flounder franchise special. A+++4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is a wonderful seafoodThis is a wonderful seafood restaurant. A real throwback, with comfortable seating, fine service, and terrific food. A real treat!4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMCan't wait to get back!One word could sum up my experience at Dock's Oyster House, excellent. From organization through food and service. They definitely have not waivered in all these years. Everything gets an A+!! Will be back again, and again.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMFresh delicious locally caught fishHad a delicious dinner Saturday night. Great food, wonderful service. Perfect for a birthday celebration. Had the flounder special--topped with crabmeat. Fresh locally caught fish is always a treat. Other diners ordered the tuna (prepared just the way they love it--just seared) and the diver scallops--delicious. Birthday girl had a whole steamed lobster and said it was outstanding! Juicy and cooked to perfection. A bit on the pricey side, but definitely a place you would return to.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMone of the best in AC. Excellentone of the best in AC. Excellent service as usual. its better than the sister restaurant Knife nad Fork4/5/2013 12:00:00 AM