Docks Oyster Bar and Seafood Grill

4.5
2556 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
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.
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vipRichardW
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience3

The service was horrible. The waitress basically ignored us the entire night. Anytime we needed a water refill or another drink we had to wave down a busboy and ask him to find her.
Lastly, she had a bad attitude and was nasty.

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vipReinvest22
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m a repeat diner at DOCKS. When in NYC area of Grand Central, it’s my “go to” restaurant.

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vipElaineP
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Dock's is a very nice neighborhood seafood restaurant.

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vipViking
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Dock’s is a great place for lunch. Good ambiance and food.

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viphkhenry
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sadly didn’t go We wanted to eat in Atlantic City

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vipMagnusL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great choice - I love Docks and the lovely food and staff!!

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vipCWright
New England
70 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Server was greate, but for $130 I expect my lobster to not be over cooked. The baked potato was barely cooked, luke warm and no extras.

Lunch is a much better experience

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vipmarchu57
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Nada estuvo bien. Mi reserva era
Para las 9.30 PM ñ. Llegamos 10
Minutos antes e hicimos
Nuestros pedidos: 2 apetizers para compartir entre los 3; y también nos tomaron el pedido del segundo plato. A los 15 minutos llegó todo junto a la mesa: los apetizers y los segundos platos. Rechazamos los segundos para poder comer el primer plato y cuando llegó el segundo. Tofo estaba frío, las langostas frias y mal cocidas y los ravioles apenas tibios. He ido a comer
Muchas veces en el pasado y siempre fuimos bien atendidos; pero esta vez parece que la gente de la cocina quería irse. Mala experiencia y mal comida. Si la gente de la cocina quiere irse temprano no deberían tomar reservas para las 9.30

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Had dined at Dock’s before and had good meals. This time, it was terrible. Ordered a mixed drink that was obviously not made correctly. All at the table tried it, it was not drinkable. The waiter never noticed that the drink was just sitting on the table. “Grilled” swordfish special had a thick black crust on it.

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MarcW
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Continues to be the best place in Midtown for a meal. Easy to get to but away from the hustle and bustle. The new outdoor set up is fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it amazing place

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TheresaK
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The quality of the food was excellent and the service was outstanding.

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Mimi
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

yoou can't go wrong here. consistent food and service

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vipEsclown
New York Area
106 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

We live in the neighborhood and eat at docks several time a year. Still enjoyable.

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vipMihokoN
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everyone there helped me celebrate my friend's birthday. Excellent food (flavors and quality) and presentation.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great seafood! Glad to see it’s back open! Good for every occasion

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vipTK719
New York Area
339 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner at Dock’s. My salad, fish and dessert were all delicious. Nice, casual vibe in the restaurant, too. No wonder it has lasted so long. I will dock there again very soon.

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MarkM
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service as always, been coming for years, always a super restaurant to dine at!

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viphungrydiner
New York Area
198 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed returning to the restaurant after being away because of the pandemic. We were a little surprised to see that not all the staff were wearing masks.

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vipkellynyc
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Location is good, ambiance is inviting

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vipAandM
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The food, as usual, was good...Restaurant Week 3 course meal of crispy oysters, branzino and dessert; chowder and crab cake sandwich. The dessert - allegedly a blueberry cobbler was strange though. It was a cup of warm blueberry compote topped by what appeared to be crushed vanilla wafers. The men at the next table took one look at theirs and asked that it be taken away. Service was slow and hit or miss. We were asked repeatedly if we wanted a bread basket and each time said yes, but it took more than 30 minutes to actually receive it and only when we asked for it a 4th time. Perhaps it was due to a shift change because once we got a waitperson who seemed definitely assigned to our table, service did improve. It was pretty noisy so this isn't a place to try to have a quiet conversation.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience at docks itself and catching up with old friends!

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vipElakev
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Dependable, big, attractive and airy restaurant. We enjoyed our dinners (Seafood Cobb Salad and a special called Shrimp Fettuccine). Service a bit slow, but they had a lot of customers, more likely Le pre-pandemic level. I appreciated that we asked for and were given a quiet table toward the back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Used to be great basic seafood rest. FOOD WAS FINE BUT SERVICE WAS TERRIBLE MAYBE COIVD RELATED WITH POORLY TRAINED STAFF

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DebCP
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We always go to
Docks when in NYC. Great restaurant with great food, service and ambiance. The cocktails and seafood are always recommended and the desserts are Em pointe!

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Jafleming3
Key West
25 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Old, long-standing seafood favorite. Quiet area. Great ambience. Great food and service.

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gibby
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Docks Provided luncheon get together with a
Retired colleague. Maître d’ was most hospitable pleasant and gracious providing my reserve table.
service was excellent promptly taken care of by a waiter named SAL
Food choice was excellent with a Variety of seafood
Land based salads protein choices.
The ambient noise did not interfere with casual conversation

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vipJohn
Fort Lauderdale
43 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good service
We started with a bottle of Prosecco and the baked oyster casino. Very nice! The shrimp risotto was excellent and my seafood salad was tasty and filling. We shared the dessert sampler which was a nice variety of desserts.

A very nice lunch experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

キッズメニューもあり、クレヨンのプレゼントもあり3歳児も大満足!

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vipAfuaA
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great service and food

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vipMaureenM
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was very fresh. They ran out of the fish special.

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vipfrog
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Over priced for quality and quantity.

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Anja
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I loved the tasty oysters, fresh sushi, and amazing crab cake sandwich. I had a very relaxing and productive lunch. The staff was awesome. Everyone was upbeat, friendly, and accommodating.

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jeffH
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I dont eat shellfish but do eat fish, although all was fine (excellent service) turns out everything they offer fried is fried in the same oil as their shellfish. I ended up having the NY Strip, it was very good and cooked well too but its priced like a NYC fine steakhouse and it wasn't that quality. My guests loved it and other than my allergies, my problem, Id go back. A bit price but its NY

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vipJames
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food was excellent, and we had a good time. Thanks

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viptravelchick
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service Requested quiet table and got it

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vipdcc1
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

i took my 33-year-old niece there for her birthday. She loved it! Service was great. Food was excellent. Ambience warm and comfortable.

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terrys
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent mid town seafood!!

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Highleyb
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great place, great food, and great location.

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vipkianni
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Our server didn’t greet us for some time since he was pretty busy and overwhelmed.

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Docks Oyster Bar and Seafood Grill is rated 4.5 stars by 2556 OpenTable diners.

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