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About Dock's Oyster House

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.

2405 Atlantic Avenue
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Seafood, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Georgia Avenue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(609) 345-0092

Website:
http://www.docksoysterhouse.com/

Entertainment:
Piano Bar

Parking Details:
There is a private lot adjacent to the restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Frank Dougherty

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.

Private Party Contact:
Frank Dougherty: (609) 345-0092

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Indoor Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Dock's Oyster House Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (178)
Good for a Date (164)
Good for Anniversaries (161)
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Good for Birthdays (144)
Bar Seating (131)
Worth the Drive (127)
Fit for Foodies (120)
Neighborhood Gem (96)
Authentic (94)
Good for Groups (94)
Happy Hour (88)
Romantic (80)
Vibrant Bar Scene (79)
Creative Cuisine (70)
Handcrafted Cocktails (67)
Notable Wine List (66)
Hot Spot (65)
Casual (64)
Business Meals (63)
Fun (63)
Local Ingredients (58)
Live Music (47)
Healthy (38)
Comfort Food (34)
Cozy (32)
People Watching (32)
Seasonal (28)
Pre/post Theatre (27)
Quiet Conversation (19)
Disabled Access (19)
Late-night Find (16)
Great Beer (15)
Sunday Lunch (14)
Great for Lunch (14)
Gluten Free Options (11)
Tasting Menu (11)
Live Sports (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Tapas (5)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Scenic View (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Vegan (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Spicy (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 hours ago

Always awesome, everyone is very personable and we always love the atmosphere

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·Dined 2 days ago

We went to Doc’s for dinner for my friends 30th bday before a night out and everything was perfect. The dinner specials were delish and our server made excellent wine recommendations. On our way out the gentlemen at the piano bar played happy Birthday to her and the entire place sang to her it was a great night!!!

Tags: Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

Hubby and I had dinner on Friday during happy hour. Enjoy the docks salad and Caesar salad, raw oysters, New England clam chowder and desert the banana ran pie. Everything we ate was delicious. Oysters were fresh and amazing. Clam chowder delicious and not a thick broth, great taste, fresh. Salads amazing! Drinks hubby ordered Malibu ginger ale and I ordered a gin and tonic.
We sat at bar and were attended by a very warm and pleasant bartender. She was very attentive and ruled the bar. Excellent service. The piano is awesome, loved the atmosphere. We will be back for sure. Valet attentive and very friendly.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 3 days ago

The food and wait staff were awesome! However, I was extremely disappointed how I was treated by the 2 young women hostess at the time of my reservation, 6pm. I work for a very large company and entertain quite often, some individuals have to cancel for personal reasons, I understand! I returned the call of the staff on Tuesday and gave them my final count of 8. They stated I never called, asked who I spoke to and continued to berate me in front of my guests! They also said I had 12 in open table which I did not, they changed that, in fact I could not put the number 12 in because you must call the restaurant if u have a party greater than 9! I was highly embarrassed and will never use this venue again! My bill was $800, I’ll spend it at other fine restaurants in AC and Margate! Poor customer service!

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 3 days ago

I took my mother there for her birthday. She is 92! I made our reservation for 6pm. It was perfect! I let the restaurant know it was her birthday and everyone who greeted us made sure to wish her a Happy Birthday. We were early enough that the noise level was down and she was able to hear the conversation. By the time we left the restaurant was packed and it was getting hard for her to hear. She wears 2 hearing aids. Perfect meal and excellent service

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Returned to Docks after their expansion/renovation - place looks great, well done! Food was excellent as always, especially the fried calamari and broiled lobster tails. Nice bar with tasty cocktails too. Our server Melissa was attentive and friendly, making excellent recommendations on the oysters and white wine.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Authentic, Special Occasion
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 (Naples)·Dined 4 days ago

Dock's is an icon of the Atlantic City food scene. I intended to go for dinner but instead stayed for their happy hour. The quality of the oysters, crab cakes, and lobster mac and cheese were outstanding. The remodeled space is comfortable and esthetically appealing.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Authentic, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined 5 days ago

Busy night crowded. Long wait even with reservations. Food great. Noisy for conversations.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Authentic, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch, Fun, Worth the Drive
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 6 days ago

I had an excellent birthday happy hour at Docks with friends. We ordered just about everything on the menu and were happily full when we left. I highly recommend the daily happy hour, it offers some fantastic choices and it’s a bargain!

Tags: Tapas, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Food was excellent, our server really paid attention to our needs. We've had a wonderful experience and we will definitely recommend to all our friends and family.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food was excellent!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Based on reviews - we visited for dinner. Truly disappointed. Had to wait 20 mins past reservation time. Getting a drink at bar was very slow. Food was acceptable but not great. Service was slow and inconsistent. The noise level in restaurant is extreme to the point or annoyance. Not a relaxing place to dine. Not sure I would ever revisit.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The restaurant looks great after a big expansion. Very noisy, but slightly less noisy upstairs, where we ate.
My crab cakes were good but not great, but the prices seem fair.
All in all, a pleasant place to eat in Atlantic City.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Always great food and drinks! Love planning special dinners here - a treat for sure.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We love everything about the place. The staff was kind and welcoming, and our server was very receptive to our questions (especially as first time oyster-eaters).

It wasn't too quiet, it wasn't too loud. We were all wearing different styles of dress and all felt like we fit in. It was an all over lovely dining experience, and I want to go back and try everything on the menu!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Live Music, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

My husband and I had a wonderful meal! Started with oysters and the shrimp cerviche which were both equally delicious. I do not eat meat or cheese and the chef grilled me salmon with vegies which was perfect. My husband had the Cowboy steak with lump crab meat and asparagus which looked fantastic.
Drink were heavy handed which we like, service was great from the waitress but the helpers either didn't communicate our needs with the waitress or did not understand us when we asked for something.
The horseradish with oyster crackers are homemade and wonderful. Would definetly return.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Docks never disappoints! I have to recommend the wasabi crusted tuna. Amazing!!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Excellent food, attentive service, delicious drinks. Make a reservation. I would recommend Dock’s to anyone that is looking for a wonderful meal.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great entrees...service was great....loved it! Fried oysters were over battered ...go with the fresh oysters Flounder and snapper were amazing . We will definitely be back!

Tags: Seasonal, Cozy, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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·Dined on November 9, 2017

Dock's is always a wonderful dinner, great ambiance, reasonably priced outstanding quality always memorable

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Hot Spot, Authentic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Groups, Fun, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Gluten Free Options, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

It is always a pleasure to return to Dock's Oyster House. I can depend on great seafood meals, excellent service, and very fresh ingredients. The halibut is very moist with wonderful ingredients around it. The salmon is excellent with its pecan crust, and the crab cake is superb. I will continue to return to to Dock's as often as I can.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Absolutely wonderful seafood! Best Oysters Rockefeller.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Good as always. After last year's remodel there were some shortcomings, but Dock's has its groove back!
Our "regular" special night out!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Seasonal
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 6, 2017

It was my wife's birthday. We started with a bottle of Pinot grigio then ad a beet salad. My wife ordered the broiled crab cakes and I had the broiled flounder topped with crabmeat then we shared the lemon meringue pie the meal was delicious from start to finish.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Dock’s, as always, is worth the drive to Atlantic City from Philadelphia for fresh & perfectly cooked seafood with a flair. Service is on point & jazzman Robin on piano adds to the old-school ambience. It’s the shore at its finest, but Dock’s goes way beyond that. It’s a first class restaurant.

Tags: Romantic, Happy Hour, Live Music, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Words do not describe how good the food is here. Worth every penny. My favorite place to eat in the world.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Poconos)·Dined on November 5, 2017

First trip too AC in about two years, had to take the wife to Dock’s. Loved the re-model and the new look. Had oysters at the bar before dinner, great happy hour and the service was awesome. Table for dinner followed, Shannon was awesome. The food was great as always, a definite stop every time I am in AC. I should mention the scallops and salmon were to die for....

Tags: Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Romantic
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We love coming here. The food is always great. And our service is very good. My favorite dish is the bronzino, and my husband loves the crab au gratin. My only complaint is the last three times we've been there they take us to the very back tables on the first floor. I did ask to sit somewhere else the second time but I'm starting to get a complex...hmm. Other than that I'd definitely recommend it. Especially since it's been redone and is much larger and has a nicer ambiance.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

My wife and I went here for dinner before a concert. I had two fried oysters marinara style for appetizer. Good. We split the special onion salad. Very good.
I had the halibut special. Very good. She had the crab sauté. Excellent. Split the special banana cream caramel pie. Excellent.
Overall the food was excellent. Now the bad part. Got there for 5:30 reservations. Left at 7:45. Too long for me for dinner. Noise level is high. Not a place for a romantic dinner because you can’t hear each other.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Beautiful renovation ! Had been here a few years back, food was excellent, very creative menu & ambiance !!!

Tags: Tapas, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 2, 2017

One of our favorites. Food and service top notch. 3 of us enjoyed the Alaskan crab legs, the seafood platter, and a halibut special. House salad with vinegarette tasty. Would have given restaurant 5 stars except halibut was dry and the piano player too loud.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

Great food, great service and great atmosphere. The Maine chowder is the best I have ever had... don't forget to have some oysters.. delicious!!!

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Dock's never fails. Consistently exceptionally great food. Our server Will, was exceptionally friendly and attentive. We were celebrating a birthday. The staff sang and the pianist play Happy Birthday. It helped to add to a memorable evening.

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Disabled Access
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 31, 2017

This was our first visit since the renovation and we love it even more. Our waitress, Lauren, was extremely attentive and the food was fabulous!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 30, 2017

An Atlantic City tradition! Classic fresh seafood!

Tags: Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Authentic
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·Dined on October 30, 2017

This restaurant is a great place to go. We usually go for business. Great Seafood, Nice place.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Bought my wife and family there for dinner. Grilled octopus was outstanding. Service and knowledge of the menu by our waitress was great. Made for a great night

Tags: Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 29, 2017

First visit. Food and service excellent. Will definitely go back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Live Music, Worth the Drive
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 29, 2017

I want to say how nice the staff was on Saturday night....We were taken back by the generosity of the owners, The Doughety Family....We were dining with our friends, one of whom was a wounded Atlantic City police officer, we were treated way beyond words.
Our thanks to the owners, as we have been regulars to all of you restaurants and will continue to be loyal customers.
Thank you again for your excellent service, tremendous food and generosity.
Scott

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Had a great time. I would only make one suggestion not th have the tables on the wall so close . Hard to get in n out of the booth, my neighbor dropped his receipt and bent over to get it n he hit my arm also you could hear your neighbors conversations waiter was terrific n so was halibut

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Quick Bite, Tasting Menu
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