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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.
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
There is a private lot adjacent to the restaurant.
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
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Indoor Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Dock's Oyster House Ratings and Reviews
The restaurant had a beautiful ambience;however the server appeared to be a bit talkative and intense in my opinion but she as nice. They said they used a team waiting staff; however the other guy Will only removed the crumbs. The bread was great and the calamari, however the portion was small. MY husband ordered steak but they forgot the mashed potatoes. I ordered of risotto and it was prepared wrong first and the. The remake was watery and tasted like just plain rice and had to sent back. The Fried platter was bland in taste and my meal at red lobster tasted better than this fried platter. Because of the situations at hand we were given a free desert that was also bland in taste. Will not be returning to this restaurant.
We don’t like the second floor as much as the first floor. The food was again outstanding. we had a younger waitress who is good and attentive but at times a little bit too attentive which interrupted our meal and conversation almost as if she wanted the table for the next party but she was knowledgeable and helpful. The piano guy was new to us. And he made a comment about a two dollar tip for one song. The song was a The Piano Man by Billy Joel and the way he performed it he should’ve paid me $10 to listen to it. Not at all like the other piano folks they’ve had at dock’s, He was a bit of a Putz I must’ve thought he was a lot better than he was . Overall we love docs because the food is always great and again not one item was less than great pricey oh yes but we love Docks
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.
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.
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!!!
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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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