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Docks Oyster Bar and Seafood Grill

4.7
4.7
2642 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
Cavernous, deco-styled restaurant, best known for its lively happy hour, grilled seafood & oysters.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 32 times today

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  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Unspecified

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 11:30 am–10:00 pm Sat, 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.

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What 2,642 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Savannah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    It was a great meal. We were there on Friday after Thanksgiving not too crowded wonderful ambience our waiter was phenomenal and it was just a great relaxed fun seafood dinner
  2. S

    Samantha

    New York Area

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    As usual, the food and service are excellent at this neighborhood gem. Have never been disappointed. Even my friend from Baltimore gave the crab cake a thumbs up.
  3. e

    eateruws

    New York Area

    82 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    82 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful all around.
  4. SE

    SharonE

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love coming here, but had never come for Thanksgiving. They did an amazing job on one of the toughest days to work and I deeply appreciate their massive efforts. We had a great and delicious time.
  5. GG

    GGL0904

    New York Area

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As with every occasion, my husband’s birthday dinner was wonderful. The shaved kale salad and broiled fluke were on the November 22, 2022 menu. What we like with Docks is the fresh ingredients and some dishes just shine because they are simple and clean. The oysters we had were excellent. Thank you!
  6. c

    carol

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great happy hour followed by a delicious dinner!
  7. JR

    JeffR

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional service, great food and warm atmosphere, great place to spend an easy evening dinner or a fancy special occassion.
  8. G

    Goudadean

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite and most dependable restaurants in the city
  9. FL

    FredL

    New York Area

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    great ambience. service was outstanding. first course clam chowder excellent wife's salad with sea food and blued cheese not sure all the cheese was "blue". too much lettuce and too little seafood. i had crab legs, shrimp, clams and muscles sea food was excellent only problem too much "red" spice on shrimp. key lime pie desert otherworldly at end of meal a live jazz combo great music
  10. MO

    MOEVR

    New York Area

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Prompt and courteous service combined with delicious fresh food with the added surprise of live music made for a delightful evening.
  11. l

    lovestoeat

    New York Area

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    so happy that you are back and the place was really hopping last night. the service was terrific!!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    By farther best restaurant in the city.
  13. SW

    SueW

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional food. I had crab cakes that were really excellent. My companion had fish and chips that he thoroughly enjoyed. Portions were generous.
  14. g

    gracie

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and excellent service!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was wonderful and the wait staff was very patient with our LONG dinner!
  16. SL

    SteakLover

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome like the last 25+ years! Never disappoints, even after the Pandemic
  17. s

    stephenh

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great As Always Delicious Swordfish. Crab Cakes....MMMMMMMMMMMM
  18. b

    bobny

    New York Area

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food and service outstanding as usual. Docks has one of best Happy Hours to go to before dinner.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved everything about our dining experience. Service, food .. music
  20. WM

    WendyM

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great food! Nice all the way around!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great food. Good service. Dessert was excellent.
  22. GP

    GordonP

    Angus

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great for cocktails - lively atmosphere, we eat here regularly
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great martinis and fire cracker rolls.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    The food was pretty run of the mill for an upscale seafood restaurant. It was very loud in the restaurant and the service was courteous when they interacted with us but the service was slow. We waited 25 mi it’s for our oysters and had to ask for all the accompaniments.
  25. M

    Mark

    Fort Lauderdale

    47 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Very noisy , but food was good !
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    Unfortunately this restaurant chain has lost its luster. Nothing that it was 8 or so years ago. Menu has diminished dramatically. Too many young adults running the front line and truly do not understand about making a guest happy. We were sat at a congested shoulder to shoulder section and asked for the corner table as it was larger than the small tables for two. We were told the table was requested by someone and therefore we were not given the table but had a small side by side table. Luckily the restaurant was fairly dead for a Saturday night so we were not has congested as we had thought we would be. We will it patronize Docks again. Server we had was amazing and feel bad that he wouldn’t earn as much as he would be capable in better times. I believe his name was Benjamin, his service was impeccable. Only reason we would go back would be based on the service this gentleman provided.
  27. JC

    JuniorCuadrado

    Caribbean

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Place ........................................
  28. CR

    CarmenR

    New York Area

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    This has always been a go to neighborhood favorite for great sea food, a good selection of wines and liquor. It’s always fun to sit at the bar and a perfect pace to have a gathering or celebratory dinner.
  29. M

    12Many

    New York Area

    59 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    The food and service were both very good. But the place is REALLY loud which makes the meal a bit less enjoyable. It did not help that we got seated next to a couple of energetic rug rats that were running around their table and yelling a lot.
  30. KM

    KMac

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great happy hour
  31. N

    Neicy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waiter was fantastic. Personable and very accommodating!
  32. FF

    FashionFriend

    New York Area

    82 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    82 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a pleasant surprise it was to dine at docks. I hadn’t been there in eons and my party was enamored with the wonderful ambiance and delicious food. There was a nice jazz band playing and the setting couldn’t have been better. The attentive waitstaff were a delight. Will definitely be back!
  33. w

    welltraveled

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Just okay experience. I expected better service for the venue and prices.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was outstanding! Great good, oysters, and atmosphere
  35. EA

    ElizabethA

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great time! The best servers and food always fresh and delicious
  36. BW

    BarbaraW

    New York Area

    50 reviews

    4.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Enjoyed the lively atmosphere. Food was very good and service was warm and attentive. Very enjoyable!
  37. MG

    MaryG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great seafood Cobb salad and sushi. Consistently good food!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of Manhattan's best dining destinations for many years, and for good reason!
  39. MR

    MaryR

    New York Area

    56 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    The quality has gone down while the prices have gone up.
  40. FM

    FM10012

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    We chose Docks for a special birthday lunch. This was my first experience at Docks that was not stellar. Host was excellent and the table and location okay. Oyster sampler was the star of the meal. My fish and chips missed the mark. Too heavy coating and the fish was soft and unappealing. Much different from my last visit. My friends burger was fine but not at the standard I am familiar with with Docks. The crème brûlée dessert was top notch. Overall, not a bad visit but far from the Docks of my past experience. Maybe a bad day but for the cost per person, we won't hurry back.

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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 4.7 stars by 2642 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 32 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Options

  • Order online
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, Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • 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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