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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J
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Service was awful. They did not care that it was. It was very loud. Food was ok.

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Miami
29 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

After dining at Doc’s Oyster House for many years, knowing we could always rely on an outstanding seafood meal,we were excited to bring friends with us tonight. However, we were so shocked and embarrassed by the poor quality of food and miserable waitress that I felt a review needed to be placed on Open Table immediately. For appetizers we shared a dozen oysters which were decent,(mignonette was awful) Maine (New England) clam chowder tasty, crab (where was the crab meat?)& corn chowder watered down. An absolutely awful stuffed lobster ( again, where was the crab meat?)with unidentifiable mushed vegetables. What a disgrace ! The waitress did provide comped dessert after being told multiple times how awful the dinner was but Poor Joe & Arlene must be spinning in their graves ! Diners Beware!

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Atlantic City
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Same as always when we go to Dock’s. Food and service were top notch

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MR
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food and service outstanding but the noise level even away from the bar is at times unbearable and not conducive for having coffee and dessert.

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p
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Docks Never disappoints always fantastic service food and quality been coming here for years and as always the meal was absolutely perfect service was just as good you will not find a better meal in any of the casinos on the boardwalk or anywhere else in a AC

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SA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Business meeting

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M
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal at Dock's. For some reason this time the food was better than great.

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Atlantic City
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Very poor service had to ask 3 times for bread rolls oysters were excellent but the lobster tail was not up to the usual standard noise level was horrible waiters was very indifferent to us It was our 48 wedding anniversary and was disappointed

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PF
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great meal and experience!

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G
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing!!!!! Class act but comfortable and fun- Happy Hour is great and the piano player is wonderful!

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BG
Atlantic City
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always predictably fresh and prepared in unique ways. The special I had which was risotto topped with shrimp, crab, and scallops was "to die for". Our server, Joanne, was attentive and efficient.

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JK
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service, atmosphere, and total experience

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B
Atlantic City
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

1 of my favorite restaurants..we have been going to docks for many years and will continue to go..the best shrimp cocktail..

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Atlantic City
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was amazing. The seafood rissotto was huge for $29.00. Our waitress Joann was really good and fun

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GR
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

My family and I had a great experience at Docks on Monday! Hostess, Server, food runner and bussers were all knowledgeable, friendly and cared about our experience. Oyster selection was solid, apps were delicious and we felt the value in the wine list and food pricing. We look forward to future dining experiences here.

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Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent! First time back since renovation. Amazing transformation.

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SS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have dined at Dock's on several occasions. It is always well-worth the drive to Atlantic City. The service is excellent, as the service staff are very knowledgeable about the menu, specials, and, of course, the oysters.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a great time!! All of the seafood was very fresh & well prepared.

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e
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had dinner upstairs and it was very enjoyable we were able to talk at the table!!

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DS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent seafood especially the oysters. Service was very accommodating and outstanding. Definetly will be revisiting.

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m
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were in Atlantic City for a concert and Docks was a recommendation as the Best and a must try. It truly was an excellent meal, beautiful building and outstanding service. Loved the Piano bar! Crab Sauté, Ahi and Potato Flounder were delicious. Love that they do not sauce heavily and let the fresh seafood be the center stage.
On a side note we rarely dessert but the Banana Cream Caramel Pie was well worth the indulgence. Still thinking about it, yum.

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MB
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I always do. We go out of our way to make reservations here when we are in the area.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful old school restaurant. We typically don’t venture outside the casinos since Atlantic City can be a bit dangerous. But I am glad we did for this place. In business for 120 years and it shows. Fantastic meal.

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C
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything is super fresh and tastes amazing! We always have the best time at Docks! Would highly recommend!!

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IC
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good
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Good

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SD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time to Dock’s Oyster House and it was great! Kim was our server and she was awesome! We are looking forward to coming back. Thanks for making our anniversary a memorable one.

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R
Atlantic City
8 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Food and service were excellent. The dining room looks great

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D
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our server Rodger was very attentive
Everything (oysters, calamari, tuna, shrimp and crab cake) was delicious!

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RC
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great seafood at decent prices. Can be VERY loud at times.

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Philadelphia
54 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Service was slow but everything else was great

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MA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I love Docks but this time I felt rushed- we barely finished the appetizers and they put down our dinners and grabbed appetizer dishes. They kept taking our plates so fast.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

The noise level VERY loud, our table was way too close to the table next to us. Other than that, cocktails, food and service were outstanding. Restaurant staff was bed accommodating.

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Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were met by the valet gentleman named Chris with a smile and warm greeting. Our sever Kim Allen was extremely knowledgeable and attentive. She recommended the raw oysters and tuna tocos which were awesome! We had the surf and turf and the Halibut . We couldn’t make up our minds on the Halibut but Kim suggested that we try it . Thank you KIM for that!!! It was the Star of the show! I highly recommend this! Absolutely fantastic! For dessert Kim suggests some Carmel Banana cream pie and mint chocolate chip ice pie with Oreo crust … amazing! Overall this Birthday dinner was fabulous. Thank you Kim Allen for your suggestions and the awesome service! I will be returning to your restaurant and requesting you! Food was fresh and fantastic! 5⭐️

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SG
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

4 of us had dinner on a mid-week night. Arrived early for our reservation and were immediately seated. Service was excellent. Food was excellent. Prices are reasonable. Dock's is a standout among a sea of overpriced mediocrity in Atlantic City. Well worth a visit (or two, or three...) if you're in AC.

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JW
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service and food! Overall a great experience!! We will be back

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C
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was excellent! We started off at Happy Hour and finished with dinner. The food is amazing!

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JI
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always look forward to dining at Dock's. The food, the service is fantastic. I recommend Dock's to anyone that is looking for a great dining experience.

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AL
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Dock's has the best seafood in Atlantic City (if not all of New Jersey).

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AL
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

I love coming to Dock's when I am in AC. It rarely disappoints. Great bar, good apps and specials. Fresh NJ fluke is a must when available

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RB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was excellent and abundant, and the variety was very good: both steaks and seafood. We all stuck with the seafood: My wife found the sauce on the Branzino a bit much (too heavy and too much of it so order that on the side. The fish fry was fabulous too much food to eat but the fried shrimp were enormous and great. The noise was oppressive- they need to address that!

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