Dock's Oyster House

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Seafood
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, daily happy hour and free parking.
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DM
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and quality food

NM
Denver
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the second time my wife and I have been here. The food is excellent and we love ordering from the raw bar as we both love oysters

JU
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We eat t Docks often...never a disappointment. Only downfall is lack of space between dining tables....definitely not a lot of privacy... Tables are very close. Some of my favorites are the oysters marinara app, sear scallops entree and Joe's cheesecake! Yum

DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it-we have visited Docks at least half dozen times when we come to Atlantic City.
Everything has been perfect . Great food at a good price . Look forward to our next time thanks!!

j
Atlantic City
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely a fabulous evening celebrating three family birthdays. When planning our night out there was nowhere else we wanted to have dinner. All the staff was very accommodating. And the food was superb.

H
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As expected. We had a great evening

C
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Got there on a "quiet night. Great service immediately started and never stopped. And the food, wine and coffee were faultless. The only negative is the noise level - most of the surfaces are hard and no visible acoustic absorbers. And there was the inevitable loud table with one person who spoke in one volume - loud. We've been there many times and will return.

PP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

DOH never disappoints and the dinner on 1/13 was no different. The cold seafood tower for 2 was delicious & plentiful with shrimp, clams, oysters, mussels, half of a lobster, & crabmeat. My wife had the fish fry which was yummy and I had the seafood risotto special. It may have been the best seafood risotto that I have ever had. The sauce was slightly on the sweet side and the dish was loaded with seafood. SO GOOD! Our waiter, Diego, was friendly and knowledgable. Kudos to DOH for another great meal!

LS
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband got a 3 pound lobster with crabmeat. He was in heaven! We always share the fried calamari, which is the best. Our Caesar's salad was perfect too. The dessert list looked temping, but we had no room for it.

k
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I go to docks about ten or more times a year. I have never been dissapointed.
karl stock

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The wait staff was extremely helpful, since we had a couple that was 1 hr late. Food and ambience always great.

DG
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a very nice dinner for 8 after visiting gallery at Arts Garage . Dined on oysters, tuna tartare, octopus appetizers and went with the specials for entrees. Seafood risotto and halibut both excellent. Atmosphere was nice for gathering of friends.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time for our anniversary dinner!!

C
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Nice place, attractive interior. Good oysters but I was surprised at the lack of fish options. They only featured one fresh fish that was not on the menu.
I ordered a crab dish that was on the menu for years. My mistake. It was a bland dinner of obviously canned or frozen foreign crabmeat. My friends ordered the days special halibut and it was very good. Good dessert.
The waiter was average, he did not know the draft beer list and served us an oyster in a cracked shell that allowed all the juice to flow out.
We went on a Thursday night at 8pm. The room we were in was adjacent to the bar and it was piano night. I think the people singing had fun but it was annoying while dining.

JR
Atlantic City
10 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Dock’s is always a great choice when in Atlantic City. They are very consistent with their food and service.

LB
Atlantic City
21 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an exceptional meal. Have been dining there for 60 years. I do miss the pepper hash that was a constant years back!
The service is impeccable, the food delicious. It’s the local consistent that never disappoints!

OT
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arrived earlier for our reservation on a Tuesday night. We were seated immediately, but the restaurant filled up quickly. After hearing specials and ordering a few cocktails we ordered out meals.
Oysters are a must here. The oysters we selected were served cold with a selection of cocktail sauce and a mignonette sauce. The broiled oysters with champagne and leek and the oysters Rockefeller were the best I've ever had! Our dinner choices included a lobster roll that was filled with delicious chucks of lobster meat, crab cakes filled with crab, fried shrimp and flounder stuffed with crab in a light cream sauce with mushroom, tomato and asparagus cream. All of our choices were delicious! We finished our meal with a shared crème burlee and coffee.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our entire evening was wonderful from the cocktails through dessert!

ST
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was great. We have been there before. Noice level a little high last night. But a great place

d
Atlantic City
25 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Our server was not as welcoming and hospitable as they normally are at this restaurant.

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best seafood always!

EC
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

My experience at your restaurant was good just need to work on a birthday package and make it a little bit more warmers pretty cold in there especially since it's winter

TL
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent and we enjoyed ourselves very much. The staff was very friendly and attentive and we will definitely return again when in Atlantic City.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing time. Seafood was fresh and service was outstanding!

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Docks Oyster House was amazing from the food to the service. It was as we expected with delicious fresh fish and ingredients. My hauband chose a special with a few oysters from the raw bar. I got a classic the crab that was an original on the menu. It was all wonderful enclosing g the drinks from the bar. You can see why this establishment has been around since the 1800’s.

r
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at the restaurant and my girlfriend and I were blown away by the service, the attention to detail, the ambience and last but not least the food! We had an amazing meal, but just wish we had room for dessert. Will definitely be telling everyone I know about this restaurant 5 Stars for sure!!!

L
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best place in ac

JL
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food was outstanding as always, as was the atmosphere. One of our favorite restaurants. The server tonight though was terrible- he wanted to be anywhere but work. Very indifferent. I’ll blame the long holidays.

JF
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. First time back since the rebuild. Definitely beats casino dining. Impeccable service and food quality. Reasonably priced.

d
Atlantic City
26 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were excellent as usual. My only complaint was that our table in the dining room was too close to the piano. I should have asked for another table.

OT
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Docks never fails our expectations. From the moment you walk in to the last bite of their amazing desserts. The staff in there are very professional. Our waiter tonight Diego did an excellent job helping us out throughout the experience of dinning in this amazing place. We always look forward to come back.

B
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

The food and service was outstanding. One of the better seafood restaurants in the country.

OT
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a party of 4 for New Year’s Eve.
The wait was short and service was excellent. This place is such a favorite. My cousins came from Brooklyn and they rave about the quality of service and food!
Oh and the cocktails we’re beautifully made.
The figabout Manhattan is no joke🥂🥂
Highly recommend if your in the AC area❣️

E
Atlantic City
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time here- and will be back! Food and service was excellent!

OT
Atlantic City
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years Eve dinner

SC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It is the institution that everyone needs to knock off their bucket list. There are only so many good restaurants in Atlantic City. In a nut shell, friendly staff ( our server Dan was knowledgeable & professional), clean, with a great atmosphere.

k
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was just perfect!! Top notch food and drinks. They don’t skimp on anything. Great food Excellent service. Staff very friendly. Will definitely be returning

SD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Been to Docks 30 times over the year . Always great , however this time , clam chowder was like warm at best , but tasty. Made a mistake by ordering the sautéed crab . Extremely garlicky . Smelled like garlic all night . Crab meat cocktail was the hit of night , couldn't be better . NYE dinner , but no excuses , will return but order something else .

GL
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An Atlantic City classic but updated and modern. This is a sure thing every time - I don't go there for value, hence the lower value rating but as far as quality, service and overall experience it is one of my favorite places in the city(I live local). I prefer places outside of the casinos and this is one of the top of the list places for me.

FF
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is always perfection. The service is top notch as well.