Docks Oyster Bar and Seafood Grill

4.7
2569 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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vipRalphH
New York Area
202 reviews
Dined 21 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and extra friendly service.

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LindaM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. Excellent food and service with spacious seating ensuring plenty of room to be comfortable without another party on top you.

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AvaLee
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I love the ambiance and spacious restaurant! Their bar and $1.50 oysters is a must try!

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winegeek4hockey
25 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Appetizers were great and while we eat for restaurant week we added a few a la cart items. Not sure if we saved any money but it was a great way to try a new place. The scallops were amazing!

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vipswm10021
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

great to business lunch spot. So happy this NY original is back in action.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place

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BronxT66
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went there for a late lunch early dinner for Christmas Eve ! Staff was very friendly and accommodating. Food was fantastic!! And they made the best out of the new COVID mandates.

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nola
London
12 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service!

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AnarA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldn’t really be better

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vipChita
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we are lucky to have this upscale fish restaurant open and operating at it's former level of service and fine food. Dinning here is a pleasure as well as an experience of enjoying fresh fish choices, good wines and liquor.

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Brilliant service. Lovely food and drinks. Just expensive for what it is. We had a 2lb lobster which was $95 plaid sides etc. will return as food is great

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JMG75
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

If you love seafood, Docks is one of my go-to places.

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Michie
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. Staff very attentive, friendly and extremely pleasant. Food was delicious, baked clams were so delicious we placed a second order. Drinks pretty strong. Can’t wait to return.

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BrianA
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great spot to meet for lunch. Always enjo9y meeti9ng around the holidays with my friends.

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vipAliYu
New York Area
75 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great neighborhood venue. The food and service are both top-notch. The noise level is certainly up there, especially for us over-50 types.

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JC2eat
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There was confusion concerning the reservation. I apparently booked Docks in NYC by mistake. But Docks AC handled it seamlessly and got us a table. Walter, our waiter, was great. He was informative and entertaining. The food was fabulous.

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Plm123
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Benjamin was a great server. The place is airy and beautiful for the holidays. Food was excellent and hot ‼️‼️

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realmagic
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
Overall1food5service2ambience2

I had the worst experience ever this visit. After making reservations 2 weeks in advance, asking for either one of 2 tables, I was treated terribly. Although the restaurant had a sparse crowd, after arriving a little early I was told my tables were occupied. I confirmed 3 times, talking to Ann, a manage. I hated the way I was treated. It was terrible and left me ashamed. I have been dining here years, never experienced this!!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The wine was 18 per glass which is insane

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place ever

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vipCarmenR
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

this is an upscale neighborhood favorite that has provided great sea food, a varied wine list and great service to serve friends and families for many years. We are lucky to have this among the many choices of eating out in the city and especially in this neighborhood.

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vipLMH14
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was good but a little salty.

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vipLorenzo
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for happy hour with a couple friends, one who recently relocated from Beijing and another friend who was visiting from London. They had the fried calamari with beer and loved it. I had raw oysters in the half shell with a glass of wine. Oysters were very fresh. Paired with a tosé, it was perfect! Ambience was energetic. We were seated at a table as the bar was full. Enjoyed the table service, quality of the food and drinks. Have dined here multiple times and have taken out-of-towners here on more than a few occasion. Haven’t been disappointed yet!

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vipDawn
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

I am so glad you guys are back! Everything was great. The service was extremely slow. That has never been my experience. Other than that, all was wonderful! Thank you

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vipElizabethA
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is absolutely delicious and a great restaurant for business lunches. Margaret is our go to server as she is absolutely the BEST! Glad to work right across the street where we can visit any day and enjoy the amazing food at Dock's

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JoanneH
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The staff was very nice and attentive and the food was great.

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Rita
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Waiter, Brian G was very knowledgeable regarding the entire menu. The entire staff were so friendly and provided great service. The swordfish was prepared perfectly. Price was very reasonable for a Saturday night dinner in NYC. Will definitely go again and highly recommend Docks to family and friends.

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JulieM
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

One of the must charming setting/decors in Center City
And remains deliciously fresh tasting
As if by some seashore!

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vipDianeA
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great to see Docks back and open again.

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vipBCCo
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service as usual. My fav for years

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GaryS
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Live in N.Y. Tried confirming res. on open table in A.City,N.J. Gave me conf.,didnt know it was for N.Y. until we were there.Had to sit at bar .Maybe can get a discount in N.Y. or N.J. Docks ,next time ?? Thank you,Gary S.

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vipRichardW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
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
23 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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great as always. Consistent.

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viphkhenry
New York Area
34 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
3 reviews
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
77 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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