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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 (104)
Good for a Date (91)
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Worth the Drive (87)
Good for Birthdays (80)
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Bar Seating (66)
Romantic (55)
Good for Groups (52)
Authentic (51)
Happy Hour (49)
Fit for Foodies (46)
Vibrant Bar Scene (45)
Business Meals (44)
Creative Cuisine (43)
Live Music (43)
Casual (37)
Notable Wine List (35)
Handcrafted Cocktails (33)
Fun (32)
Cozy (30)
Local Ingredients (28)
Quiet Conversation (27)
Hot Spot (26)
People Watching (18)
Comfort Food (15)
Healthy (15)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Seasonal (11)
Late-night Find (8)
Tasting Menu (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Disabled Access (7)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Tapas (5)
Great Beer (4)
Live Sports (4)
Quick Bite (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
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Gluten Free Options (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined a day ago

Everything was outstanding! I will definitely return when I come back to the area

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 (Richmond)·Dined 2 days ago

We had an amazing experience here we would definitely love to return someday!

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

Dock's is a world class seafood event. The food is well prepared and fresh as can be! Truly an Atlantic City staple we never miss!

Tags: Good for a Date, Healthy, Authentic, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined 2 days ago

Favorite Restaurant. Made reservations and were promptly seated. Waiter was very good, meal was excellent. Will be back any time we are in the area.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

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.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

Never a bad meal! always enjoyable!!
The staff are very friendly and seem genuinely glad to see you return
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Tags: Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

Great Food, knowledgable server...extensive wine list

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

Always a pleasure to visit. Staff, food and service is wonderful. Pleasant employees and just a nice time all around.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 3 days ago

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

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Fun, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent old Time Atlantic City favorite. Somewhat noisy but very nice atmosphere. Food choices are good and not too pricey. Service is good and not obtrusive.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Amazing food and service as always. This restaurant is a must when we come to town.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Never a disappointment! Food was delicious and always fresh. Full menu and always plenty of delicious specials. Almost every time we come to AC, we make a reservation for dinner. Well worth the trip! Piano player nice touch.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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 (New Mexico)·Dined 4 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 4 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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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 4 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 4 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 4 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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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 5 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 5 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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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 5 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 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 6 days ago

Birthday dinner with family. Food and service were outstanding.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 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 on February 12, 2018

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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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 11, 2018

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

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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on February 11, 2018

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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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 11, 2018

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 on February 11, 2018

Billy was a fantastic server for our group of 11!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 11, 2018

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 10, 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 10, 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 10, 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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