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Docks Oyster Bar and Seafood Grill, New York, NY

Docks Oyster Bar and Seafood Grill

4.6
4.6
2861 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Cavernous, deco-styled restaurant, best known for its lively happy hour, grilled seafood & oysters. Significant seating is reserved for walk-ins, so feel free to visit the restaurant in person.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Unspecified
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 11:30 am–10:00 pm Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (212) 986-8080
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Steve Meyers
  • Catering
    We now Deliver! Visit us at our Website and Click Order Online!
  • Private party facilities
    Welcome to DOCKS. Established in 1986, we specialize in bringing the freshest seafood to the island of Manhattan. Rated by Zagat as one of the 50 most popular restaurants, we are a seafood lovers dream with our always fresh raw bar and daily specials.
  • Private party contact
    Stephen Olsen: (212) 986-8080
  • Neighborhood
    Murray Hill
  • Cross street
    East 40th Street
  • Parking details
    None
  • Public transit
    Located just blocks away from Grand Central Terminal, we are easily accessible by the 4,5,6, or 7 train.
  • Entertainment
    Live Jazz Band - Tuesday Evening 6-9pm & Sunday Brunch 12-3pm
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • Docks Famous Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM,Mon - Fri - 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM, 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM,Sat - 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    A mid-town, after work tradition is to experience Docks famous happy hour at the bar! Offered 7 days a week from 3pm-7pm, enjoy $1.50 oysters and clams, various bar snacks, $9 glasses of wine, $6 draft beer and discounted cocktails.

    Docks Famous Happy Hour Photo

What 2,861 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

2,861 Reviews
  1. JennM

    New York City

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s my favorite neighborhood spot and always will be.

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  2. CB123

    New York City

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great selection of fresh seafood from the appetizers to the entrees. Everyone was happy with their meal. Will be back again soon.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and great service. Highly recommended.

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  4. Nesse

    New York City

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service as usual. A fan favorite.

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  5. Admiral

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I've eaten here many times. It is consistently excellent 👏 👌

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  6. ElisaC

    New York City

    188 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    188 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious!!! Great food and service. The best cherry stone clams around!!!

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  7. Therese1

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great business lunch spot, great professional service, will go back

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  8. AMKo

    New York City

    295 reviews

    4.0

    295 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Definitely the place to go to release after work energy. The bar is especially energetic (some people really howling like our monkeys in Costa Rica), and many of the tables are similarly loud. The food can be very good (fried calamari) or a little disappointing (lobster roll). The fish look delicious. The hosts and table service team are professional and welcoming. A good place to come if you can take the noise.

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  9. teresab

    New York City

    105 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    105 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a most delicious meal. Food was great quality.

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  10. Bob0419

    New York City

    17 reviews

    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was quite awful,that’s being generous. And it was very overpriced for food that was barely food truck quality. I’ve had better diner food. The waiter couldn’t have been more disinterested. There was barely any crab in the bread cakes they served. As for the other food 🤮. I will never visit this diner ever again. And you could forget I’d even mention this DUMP to anyone. Best thing that could happen is closing this place. Doesn’t deserve on stinking star!🤮🤮🤮

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  11. bevy

    Washington DC

    27 reviews

    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice wait staff. Breads and food delicious. Very nice old time NY decor and atmosphere.

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  12. carol

    Atlanta Metro

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Could not hear my dinner partner at all! Way too loud!!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    233 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    233 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Good great. Good vibe. Waiter was 18 but a nice kid.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious. Our server was very attentive, helpful and kind

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Although I live on the upper East side, I would return. My friend’s wild salmon was cooked to perfection. My 1 1/2 lb Steamed lobster was also cooked to perfection and sweet. Cherry stone clams were at a perfect temperature and delicious plus the coconut milk latte was strong and perfect temperature. Although I live on the upper East side, my 15 minute taxi ride would do again

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  16. UweGriem

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I HAVE SENT A DIRECT MESSAGE TO STEPHEN. THEY MADE A LITTLE MISTAKE B UT OVERALL EXCELLENT!

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love to dine here when we come in to NY. It’s always great!

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  18. nmbnyc

    New York City

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, excellent service, good ambience. Party of 5 can talk and hear each other.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always spectacular food and service. A staple for the Grand Central station area

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  20. AandM

    New York City

    87 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    87 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Docks has been in business for many years and that attests to its good food and efficient service.

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  21. RalphH

    New York City

    517 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    517 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and extra friendly service. Lively atmosphere.

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  22. Susan914

    New York City

    34 reviews

    3.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Docks used to be a place we went to all the time, dinner, happy hour, great meeting spot. Had colleague in from out of town, wanted a quiet place to have a good lunch and catch up. Service was fair, they took forever to take our order, once they did, food arrived quickly. Took equally as long to get anyone’s attention to get the bill. Lobster roll was a joke, $37.00, ridiculously small amount of lobster pieces, not a claw to be seen. Burger was excellent. Salad with tuna was okay, but again, $ 38.00 is a lot for a salad with a small piece of tuna. I would not return based on food quality, value & service. Too many options in the area to settle for mediocre.

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  23. James

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere and food!!!! Music and overall crowd was enjoyable.

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  24. MAAA

    New York City

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was great, the service was not. I think we saw our waiter two times in the two hours we were there.

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  25. VivienneG

    New York City

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Noise level overcomes good food and willing service. Prices high

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  26. GigiM

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My family and I love Docks! Food is amazing, service is professional, and always good energy from the crowd.

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  27. PMNYC

    New York City

    49 reviews

    4.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had friends in NYC from the UK and wanted to provide a NY experience The service was wonderful (as always), food was great and the jazz was a nice plus (although a little loud at the bar). One of my favorite restaurants in the city

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  28. MichaelD

    New York City

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service staff are great. The bartenders are excellent as well.

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  29. ElisaC

    New York City

    188 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    188 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Freshest fish and sushi around. Always a wonderful meal.

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  30. SoniaD

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    My experience at Docks left much to be desired due to the disappointing service provided by the hostess. I arrived about 15 minutes ahead of my dinner reservations, hoping to enjoy a quick drink at the bar with my friend. However, the hostess curtly informed me that seating at the bar was tight, without offering any assistance or alternative suggestions. Feeling slightly put off but still optimistic about the dining experience, I accepted the situation and asked to be seated. To my surprise, despite the restaurant being nearly empty, I was directed to a table all the way at the back - even though there were plenty of unoccupied tables closer to the windows. I felt like I was led to what felt like the restaurant's remote corner. I asked to be seated by the windows and we were placed next to the restaurant entrance door so we felt the wind every time it was opened. Beyond the initial disappointment with seating, the rest of the dining experience was overshadowed by the feeling of being marginalized as a guest. While the food and ambiance were decent, the overall experience was tainted by the poor handling of seating arrangements.

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  31. Reviewer1

    New York City

    129 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    129 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our lunch was thoroughly enjoyable. The service and atmosphere were outstanding. The woman who designed the special Valentine's Day drink came to thank my wife for ordering it. We'll be back.

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  32. RalphH

    New York City

    517 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    517 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and extra friendly service. Lively atmosphere.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food and service. Maitre d’ a bit standoffish

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  34. HARC

    New York City

    16 reviews

    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Love Docks & the seafood always good and well presented but their delicious clam chowder was warm and not hot and the waiters had to be frequently flagged down, even though it didn’t seem excessively busy in the restaurant. Will continue to go but they need to step it up a bit.

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  35. KimberlyG

    New York City

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. We enjoyed all and had a great time.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a wonderful experience at docks. We had Robin take care of us and she was outstanding. Excited to come back :)

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  37. MargieM

    New York City

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had not been at Docks in years but it was just as great as I remember. The service is amazing and the food is outstanding. We got a window table which is always nice and my company is booking a private party there next month. Always a winner!

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  38. lovestoeat

    New York City

    77 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    i was pleasantly surprised at the restaurant week menu, it was delish!

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  39. MikeC

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The salmon and sea bass were both great. The service was a little slow towards the end of the meal and the tables along the window were too close together. The experience would have been more relaxing if the tables were spaced out more. Other than that it was a great meal and we look forward to returning.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, great service. Pear salad was fantastic as was the lobster roll.

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You can order delivery directly from Docks Oyster Bar and Seafood Grill using the Order Online button.

Docks Oyster Bar and Seafood Grill is rated 4.6 stars by 2861 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Docks Oyster Bar and Seafood Grill

633 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10017

Additional information

  • Cross street
    East 40th Street
  • Neighborhood
    Murray Hill
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Fri 11:30 am–10:00 pm Sat 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Seafood, Unspecified
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    None
  • Public transit
    Located just blocks away from Grand Central Terminal, we are easily accessible by the 4,5,6, or 7 train.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Steve Meyers
  • Entertainment
    Live Jazz Band - Tuesday Evening 6-9pm & Sunday Brunch 12-3pm
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (212) 986-8080
  • Catering
    We now Deliver! Visit us at our Website and Click Order Online!
  • Private party facilities
    Welcome to DOCKS. Established in 1986, we specialize in bringing the freshest seafood to the island of Manhattan. Rated by Zagat as one of the 50 most popular restaurants, we are a seafood lovers dream with our always fresh raw bar and daily specials.
  • Private party contact
    Stephen Olsen: (212) 986-8080
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