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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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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (122)
Good for Anniversaries (102)
Good for a Date (90)
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Worth the Drive (89)
Good for Birthdays (78)
Neighborhood Gem (70)
Bar Seating (65)
Good for Groups (52)
Romantic (52)
Authentic (50)
Happy Hour (48)
Fit for Foodies (44)
Creative Cuisine (42)
Vibrant Bar Scene (42)
Business Meals (41)
Live Music (41)
Casual (35)
Handcrafted Cocktails (34)
Notable Wine List (33)
Fun (31)
Cozy (29)
Local Ingredients (28)
Quiet Conversation (26)
Hot Spot (25)
People Watching (16)
Comfort Food (15)
Healthy (14)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Seasonal (10)
Great for Lunch (9)
Late-night Find (8)
Disabled Access (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Tapas (5)
Great Beer (4)
Live Sports (4)
Quick Bite (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (New Mexico)·Dined 3 days ago

We were very pleased with our dining experience at Dock’s Oyster House. It was recently renovated and looks cool and contemporary. Our first dinner there was in 1972 and we’ve been back a few times over the years when in AC. The food was terrific as we totally enjoyed appetizers of grilled octopus, scallops cervichi and raw clams. Our main meals of halibut and seafood risotto were delicious. Service was attentive and friendly but the amazing part was how reasonable the dinner cost was! Definitely worth coming here.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 3 days ago

Every time we come to Atlantic City we make sure we go to Docks for dinner. Fish is always fresh, well prepared and service is the best.

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·Dined 3 days ago

We recently moved out of State but returned to enjoy an excellent dinner for our Anniversary. Not the least expensive but As Always great food and service well worth the trip.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Happy Hour
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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined 3 days ago

Our waitress, Melissa was very attentive. The food was delicious. This was our second visit to this restaurant. This place has become our special occasion restaurant.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined 3 days ago

Unfortunately my Halibut was foul. The server Kim and Chef wanted to offer another dish however I became ill outside in the street. I have been a loyal customer for 20 years and regardless of my recent experience I will continue to dine at Doc’s.

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·Dined 4 days ago

We were happily surprised by the renovations! The food is still great! Great date!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 4 days ago

I go a couple times a month the place can't be beat!! Amazing always!! Paige up front always has my table ready and is beyond incredible!! Abraham was my server on Valentine's day and he was attenti ve,professional and took great care of us

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Tapas, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Quick Bite, People Watching, Comfort Food, Fun, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Casual, Local Ingredients, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene, Live Music, Romantic, Kid-friendly
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 4 days ago

Always a great dining experience dining at Docks. We were celebrating Valentine's Day and there is no better place to go on a special occasion such as Valentine's Day or Mother's Day, than Docks because they handle high volume days like it's "just another day at the office". My wife and I each had a 3 pound lobster stuffed with jumbo lump crabmeat. Docks does lobster better than anyone in Atlantic City. I also had their wonderful octopus for an appetizer along with a dozen Wellfleet oysters. Their lemon meringue pie is another winner. A couple of cucumber Hendricks martinis and our server Abraham's excellent service added to the enjoyment of the evening.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 4 days ago

We’ve been to Docks numerous times and this was,by far, the best meal we’ve ever had there!!! Halibut was superb and stuffed shrimp was delicious. Will, as always, was our waiter and makes dining at Docks such a pleasant experience. He’s one of the reasons we keep coming back!!! Love this restaurant!!!

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·Dined 4 days ago

Wonderful. Melissa and her team were all top notch and very friendly. Beautiful place to dine on Valentines Day! Food was delusions !

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 4 days ago

This is my husband's favorite place to go to for a delicious seafood dinner and my favorite place for a tender filet mignon. The soups and salads are always fresh. The service is great.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined 4 days ago

excellent food! definitely going to return very soon!

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Excellent seafood and service. Highly recommended.
Fresh fish expertly cooked.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

An excellent experience from start to finish. Server and food were top notch. Wish we had come here sooner!

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 5 days ago

First time we’ve been back since the remodel. I was skeptical because one of our party was in a wheelchair. Before the remodel that would have been difficult maneuvering.
The restaurant is now spacious and beautifully decorated. The food was delicious as usual, served hot. Our main waiter was Taz. I will ask for him again in May when we go back.
I strongly recommend the clams casino and the whole lobster. My wife had fried shrimp which where jumbo but very tender She loved them.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

Very good. Nice atmosphere. Good service. Problem for me is they only have 2 types of steak dishes and a lamb dish. All the rest is seafood that I don’t eat. My husband likes seafood. I would like to see more of a variety on the menu for people that don’t eat fish.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Antonio)·Dined 5 days ago

Birthday dinner with family. Food and service were outstanding.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

The re-do of the facility is beautiful; the service is outstanding and the food is great....
There is a great selection of appetizer and a smaller selection of dinners but still enough to have options in both the beef and fish category.

Salad special was great...appetizers outstanding and pecan crusted salmon was wonderful...Tas our waiter was both informative and entertaining.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 6 days ago

Atmosphere is great!! Food and service is amazing as always!!!

Tags: Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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·Dined 7 days ago

Outstanding. If you are a seafood lover and you are down in Atlantic City or close proximity this is the place for you!

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Romantic
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 7 days ago

We always enjoy the food and ambiance.
Eat here with friends and family quite a few times a year.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals
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·Dined 7 days ago

Still the best seafood restaurant in Atlantic city and love the way they remolded it. The food was excellent and priced is right. I enjoyed the piano bar. the service is top self.
If you want a place to enjoy dinner with friends, family or a new date that your trying to empress or stop in to to eat at the bar have a drink this is the place

Tags: Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Paleo Friendly, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 7 days ago

Billy was a fantastic server for our group of 11!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 7 days ago

Been going to Dock's for the last 15 years and always found it to be very personable , outstanding service coupled with an excellent well prepared seafood menu. A drive down from PA was well worth the journey for an evening's dining experience. The restaurant's expansion 3 or 4 years ago has somewhat compromised the atmosphere and service and at crowed mid summer times the quality of the menu. All that not with standing I would still recommend just go during non peak times.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We had a 9:00pm reservation and were not seated until 9:20. The noise level in the restaurant
was very loud.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Docks is always amazing!!! Our server Will is second to none. Docks is a staple for us. You can’t go to Atlantic City without going to Docks. Start to finish it’s always great. We drive 110 miles just to go to Docks

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Great meal and ambiance
Everyone was nice
Would definitely return

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Overall our experience with Dock’s was above and beyond. My boyfriend and I came out to celebrate my birthday. We had the pleasure of being served by waitress Melissa who was more than accommodating. In the middle of our meal, a table of three sat beside us. After a round of drinks, a member of this small party was visible under the influence of multiple substances and was disturbing to many. We however stayed beside them and did not allow the attention seeking groups to ruin our night out. Melissa and management asked nonchalantly (multiple times) if we would like to be relocated. We politely declined their offer and went about of delicious meals and enjoyed the atmosphere that we created for ourselves. Management handled the disruptive patrons appropriately and made sure we felt comfortable and well taken care of. WE WILL ABSOLUTELY BE BACK!

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Everything was very well done. Look forward to returning

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Dock's is one of the best restaurants I have been to in Atlantic City and the surrounding areas. We have tried many of the restaurants in the casinos and in neighboring Margate/Ventnor but nothing compares to Dock's Oyster House. The oysters are excellent and there are at least 12 different choices on any given day. I had the red snapper and it was cooked perfectly. I normally shy away from sauces but the buerre blanc sauce was very light and did not overpower the fish. We also ordered the lemon meringue pie for dessert which was a work of art. It was at least 6" high and had the perfect lemon curd flavor. Fantastic. If you haven't been to this restaurant yet you should really try it. It's a staple on Atlantic Ave.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

It was the first time we were back to docs since the renovation. The restaurant is beautiful our dinner was outstanding thank you

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Food is always delicious and service always great. Drinks were not great and the bartender didn’t understand how to make a Gimlet! This happened last time as well, probably won’t order that drink there again

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·Dined on February 10, 2018

We had a Mom and me day with one of my sisters and my mom. Research said this Paola’s had the best seafood. I have to agree. That’s all we had and it was excellent. They were very attentive servers and everyone was really nice.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We has an excellent dinner.
Service was very good. The restaurant was not very busy on this particular night, so the pace was perfect.
One of the dinner specials was the halibut and from the menu we ordered the branzino which were fabulous.
Please go if you haven't and enjoy.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on February 9, 2018

As always, excellent food and service. Our first time eating upstairs and it was a great experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Great food succulent lobster tail and fork tender fillet mignon!!

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on February 9, 2018

“National Spouse Day” celebration Renovation looks outstanding, food and service are always great. We had a great time.

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·Dined on February 9, 2018

I will never go anywhere else in Atlantic City! Cosmo, oysters, entree, cool vibe and service .....excellent!

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on February 8, 2018

We had heard of Dock's forever but finally made time to visit this gem. The menu is chock full of seafood, as we expected, with a few meat dishes and just a few specials. It's not one of those menus that give you a headache trying to choose something! Our server, Will, was great and kept the pace of the service just right. The blue points were fresh, firm and sweet. The shrimp ceviche was great. My wife had the crab and corn chowder and the "small bowl" was enough for two people.
I had the special entrée of diver scallops over risotto. The scallops were large, sweet and seared to a perfect texture. My wife had the encrusted tuna. Both portions required "doggie bags." All the while, the pianist played a varied repertoire appropriate for dining. Occasionally, the near-capacity crowd got noisy enough to drown out the piano but not so noisy as to prevent conversation.
The walls attest to Dock's tenure as an AC stalwart with photos of clientele queued up outside the restaurant circa 1955. It was a very pleasant surprise to find a restaurant with so much history that doesn't rest on its laurels when it comes to service and quality; but the best surprise of all was the bill which totaled about 60% of what I would have expected to pay for this memorable meal.

Tags: People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Live Music, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Excellent meal as always! Impeccable Service! Great value for the superb quality of food and even better service! Will visit at least once every time I am in AC!

Tags: Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Casual, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Authentic, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Disabled Access, Paleo Friendly, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Cozy
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