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Dock's Oyster House

4.7
6263 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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Owned and operated by the Dougherty family since 1897, Dock's Oyster House is an Atlantic City institution. Offering a full raw bar with as many as 10 different oysters per night along with clams, mussels, shrimp, crabmeat, chilled lobster, tuna sashimi and ceviche, Dock's is renowned for the freshest seafood in town along with great steaks and an award-winning wine list. Also offering a full bar, piano bar, and free parking.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, Steak
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(609) 345-0092
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Frank Dougherty
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Private party facilities
Dock's Oyster House has two small semi-private rooms for parties of 6-10 guests. The dining room can be reserved for larger parties. The entire restaurant can also be booked.
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Private party contact
Frank Dougherty: (609) 345-0092
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Georgia Avenue
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Parking details
There is a private lot adjacent to the restaurant.
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Entertainment
Piano Bar
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Indoor Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 6263 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

While visiting in AC, we were told we had to try Docks. It did not disappoint! The restaurant has been in business since, I believe, 1897 and the history of it all was so intriguing. We opened the doors to a beautiful bar area with plenty of seating and a wonderful piano player! I love live music, so this was a delightful surprise! The music is familiar, yet not over-bearing so you can either sing along, or have a conversation with your dinner party. The bartenders were great! We were seated at our table and our waiter helped us understand the local favorites and his suggestions for dinner were so appreciated and delicious! We loved the Clam Casino and the crabmeat in our lobster! If we are ever in the AC area again, we will definitely stop in at Docks! I highly recommend it

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Great wholesome food. Worth the money , although the prices were affordable!

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3.0Dined 2 days ago

Pecan crusted salmon was good, but served with apples,and spinach, very little of each. For 28 dollars, almost as pricy as the casinos. Watch you don't overprice yourself out of business. Been coming here for years, but the value isn't there, no salad, no bread.

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Fathers Day

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Never disappointed when we eat here! Food, service and price all excellent!

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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Melissa,our server was great. Very friendly and attentive. Food was, just as it always is delicious

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4.0Dined 2 days ago

My crab cakes were small and expensive, the vegetables with the meal were undercooked and
they did not accept a debit card that I wanted to use.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

great spot, The servers here are just wonderful and have great memories it seems. The bar area and lobby were nice and open, good place to relax and meet friends.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Amazing food, service & ambiance!
Seafood risotto special is probably my favorite dinner EVER from any restaurant!! Everyone had a wonderful dinner!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Other than the fire alarm going off, the dinner was great. I had the Tuna tacos as an appetizer which was delicious. For the entree I had the Crab Meat Au Gratin which was really good but very rich. Everyone else in our party really enjoyed their meals as well. (2) of the people had Crispy Wasabi Tuna which they also enjoyed. We had (2) deserts for the table, the Key lime pie and the Baileys Chocolate mousse. Both were some of the best deserts that I have ever tasted.

I highly recommend this restaurant as both the food & ambiance were fantastic.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Excellent experience

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4.0Dined 3 days ago

Great martini, and buck a shuck happy hour. The Halibut was the best I've ever had.
So healthy the fish, and reasonable wine list options.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Everything was incredible. Great food, service and ambiance

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

Had a good but mixed dinner at Dock's. The raw bar oysters were spectacular as always, but the fried oysters were a disappointment, especially for an oyster house!! They were heavily breaded, not juicy and a little bit greasy. I really expected a more delicate treatment. I wish we had gone with a broiled version. The caesar salad was fresh and crisp but lacked flavor. The dressing needed a more assertive seasoning, more lemon, anchovy or parmesan...something.
Our soft shell crabs were meaty and fried perfectly with just a light coating to add to the crunch.
The atmosphere was wonderful, same lovely decor and live piano music is hard to beat! We'll try Dock's again, hopefully have better luck ordering.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Everything was wonderful as usual
We wish only that there was more plain grilled fish
We miss the old oyster crackers
The menu additions are great
We had a wonderful wait person

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Had not been to Dock’s since the remodel and was totally impressed with the new decor and ambiance. Food and service were excellent. Definitely will return soon.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Food was delicious, service was excellent and the ambiance was wonderful.
We are looking forward to going back and dining there again!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Oh wait it was great the food was excellent never disappointing me of the tax that’s why we keep coming back

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Very pleasant!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

This place is incredible and has some of the freshest and most delicious food I’ve ever tasted. The Maine chowder was my favorite

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4.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Extremely noisy , hard to carry on conversation . Also never recognizes special occasions, a congratulations on your special occasion would have been appreciated.

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Best Restaurant in Atlantic City.

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Docks could easily be among the ten best seafood restaurants in the country. The food is great, the menu full of imagination and standards. The wait staff simply superb. Best oyster choices and fresh seafood anywhere. Docks never seems to please, always a winner!!

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4.0Dined on June 12, 2018

The service was professional and timely. We were not rushed at all. The oysters were plump, briny and fresh. The soft shell crabs and the stuffed flounder were expertly prepared and delicious. The lemon meringue pie was first class. Go, enjoy!

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Great service and food was delicious. Piano player has bar patrons sing along to old classics

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Very good service and the food was excellent. The piano player was a nice touch; he was able to play several requests. Do not like the valet parking...better when you could park your own car.

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5.0Dined on June 10, 2018

We had a wonderful dinner here!!
Our waiter was Jose and you was perfection

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Main chowder was excellent as was the house salad. The bronzino and salmon were both very good. The vegetable sides were somewhat over cooked.

The service was excellent.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Have wanted to try oysters but waited till we came to Dock’s because their seafood is always delicious. Wasn’t disappointed with the oysters. Fresh and delicious. So was the rest of dinner as usual. My wife and I are going back next week to celebrate our anniversary!

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

excellent all around

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Every other city we visit, we always try to discover new restaurants. Not Atlantic City. We go to Dock’s every single time. The seafood is so fresh and delicious, we love the raw clams and oysters, and the entrees are spectacular. This time we had to scallops as soft shell crabs- both were delicious. Plus the piano bar for a drink before dinner- we love it all!

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2.0Dined on June 8, 2018

I have been here many times and have had great meals. This time however was the worst and it was a Birthday celebration. There was not one item that I enjoyed as always how we they did comp deserts and take a couple items off the bill. All in all not happy with this latest experience at all. Surprised!

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Best halibut I ever had. It shouldn’t just be on the specials. The raw oysters were fantastic as well. I’m absolutely coming back.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

This was our first visit and we'll be sure to go back. Wonderful jumbo shrimp cocktail, crab cakes, and a great wine selection. Great server too!

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5.0Dined on June 7, 2018

This was my first time to Docks, and it did not disappoint. The restaurant is beautiful, the service was top notch, and the food was delicious. There is a reason it's been in Atlantic City since 1897.

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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

My boyfriend and I loved our dining experience at Dock’s! We were impressed with the service and the food. The fried oysters and clams casino for appetizers were great and the red snapper I had for dinner was delicious. We would definitely go back to Dock’s next time we’re in AC

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Docks is the best seafood restaurant down the shore, no doubt.I loved the crab- corn soup, I thought the Crabcakes were sensational, the cheese pie was so light, the service was incredible and the prices were so reasonable, can't wait to go back!!

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

A little pricey but worth it. Always delicious. Never had a bad meal there. Service is always good.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

I would highly recommend this restaurant. The food atmosphere service was excellent

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Awesome resturant I would recommend to my friends.

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