Dock's Oyster House

4.7
7748 reviews
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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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BM
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service; a bit noisy.

k
Sacramento
33 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All FIVE of us had a fabulous meal. Love this place. Quality care and great service. A delight.

JM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing!!! Had the raw oysters and oysters Rockefeller, they were phenomenal. For dinner had the scallops ... by far the best I’ve ever had. Would definitely come back to AC just for dinner here!

B
New York Area
68 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

I ordered the lobster tail for $55 which I have ordered several times in the past. It has always been huge with enough left over to make two lobster rolls.
This was not the case this time. It was less than half the former size. It was still delicious but I felt severely overcharged! There was one to listen to a complaint!
So this is my opportunity!

SF
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant at the shore. Never disappoints!

S
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Your restaurant never disappoints. The food is so fresh & the staff is friendly & informative
We often choose Doc's for a special dinner, this time for our Anniversary. I highly recommend Doc's.

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

They have the best steamers and seafood in AC. Great place to visit

J
Philadelphia
74 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service was excellent as usual. We sat in the dining room rather than at the bar for Happy Hour as we do normally. Made reservations and indicated we were celebrating my wife's birthday. We were a little surprised and disappointed that no one at Dock's acknowledged her or wished her a Happy Birthday...

TV
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Docks oyster house was fantastic. Food was delicious, atmosphere was classy and cool at the same time. Service was great,waitress was very personable. I will definitely come back!

AC
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First impression was that from the outside, it looks like it’s been a neighborhood institution for a LONG TIME! Have to say we were skeptical. But we read good reviews, so we pressed inward! Lol! The place is gorgeous and modern inside. Definitely clean and cared for! And BIG! Plenty of room to wait for a table, hang at the bar, or listen at the piano bar. Seated on time, friendly hostess’s. We looked at the menu and were making choices until the waiter gave us the specials!! We were sold immediately on the softshell crab! It was DELICIOUS! Very flavorful. I got spinach and there was also some sort of black bean, tomato corn salsa side. Everything was very well seasoned and tasty! We also shared the Oysters Rockefeller as an appetizer and they were also delicious. Both had Caramel banana cream pie for dessert. All fresh and homemade. We will definitely go back to try other dishes! Thanks for the great service!!

WG
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a large party of 9 and the restaurant was accommodating and the service was excellent. Everyone liked their meals and we will definitely return

CN
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the best seafood meal I have had in so long (maybe ever). Our waiter was fantastic and the ambiance was great. It's a bit more expensive, but well worth it.

JR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We have been eating at Dicks for over 20 years. Never disappointed. This is our third time there since renovations, which are great.

RK
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Love Dock's, one of our favorite restaurants. Great seafood.

R
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service and food was first class. The only negative is the noise level. We sat upstairs which wasn’t as noisy as downstairs.

TS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love dining at Dock's and plan to continue enjoying many delicious dinners when we're in Atlantic City. It's an outstanding restaurant.

OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday dinner

G
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Probably one of the most famous restaurants in Atlantic City, it has been around for decades. Outstanding seafood and fish menu. Service is wonderful. A little overpriced, but worth the additional cost.

RH
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Dinner was ok but we waited almost 40 minutes to get our check and our change. That was very annoying.

M
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and the food was impeccable.
I would recommend Dock’s Oyster House to anyone wasks where to go for dinner.
Just outstanding!!!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server was great, food was awesome - will definitely be back

M
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fabulous. Piano player was great. It was hard to have a conversation due to noise level.

J
Atlantic City
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Rude rude rude customers!! From the parking lot to the bar to the bathroom. Rude people everywhere! Won’t be back in the summer ever again.

MM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My fiance and I came here for dinner on a Wednesday night with an 8:00 reservation. We were about 30 mins early but go seated right away even though it was busy. We got the seafood sampler for 2 which was amazing. Our waiter (can't remember his name!) was super nice, funny and helpful. Atmosphere was elegant casual. I got the filet and my fiance got the stuffed flounder, which he said was a little dry. It definitely was pricey but we loved our time there. Would go back for sure!

JS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Dock's always has excellent seafood. Our Maine chowder and calamari appetizers were well prepared. The Branzino my wife had was delicious. I had a 2 1/2 lb lobster which was steamed perfectly with some Crab Imperial. We've always have first rate meals at Dock's. The only negative is the amount of noise in the main dining room. It's difficult to have a conversation. If not for the noise level, the overall experience would be 5 stars

GC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love it,I have been looking to go there. I will be back

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

We come back every time we are in AC. Always good and one of our favorites!! 30 years and never disappointed 😊

K
Las Vegas
21 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great seafood restaurant, lots of seafood options, everything that we got tasted amazing, it gets busy so make reservations, we came on Tuesday it was packed.

MD
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Great Food, Great Food, Great Food. The Best seafood in New Jersey! Fast service! The only thing that would improve Doc's, is some sound deadening hangings around the walls. Sometimes the noise is almost unbearable. The food makes up for it.

JS
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Great food! Reasonable pricing. Nice wine menu. Loud and so busy that the staff got overwhelmed.

LS
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fabulous! Food...wait staff...ambiance. Can't go wrong.

EP
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This establishment is top notch . Classy yet not pretentious at all. The food was on point as usual.
If you want a real dining experience and wanted to be treated right and leave with your tastebuds feeling good and your belly full. Thia is the spot for you.
Thanks again to Docks. Love it

KM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great meal recommend every thing we ordered—! Corn and crab chowder Seafood risotto , steak, scallops. Easy to get to , valet parking , nice atmosphere

BW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have been going there for 30 years and have always had great food and service

BW
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

Food was delicious as usual but was very disappointed in the server. William was the worst. If I ever go again would not sit at a table he is serving. Very inattentive, waited long to even take our order. Wanted a glass of wine with dinner by the time he came by I was almost finished eating. Hope it was just a bad day for him ??

B
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent. Bartender was great. Food recommendations right on. Drinks were well made. We got apps under Happy Hour. Great night and valet parking.

A
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous oysters, scallops, bronzino!

A
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a must when in AC....nicely renovated but hasn’t lost that old school feel. Great wait staff!!

OT
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Moms 90 birthday

AK
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We snagged an early reservation for two on Saturday night and were quickly seated upstair. Our server was great. We didn't know much about Oysters and he guided us with suggestions as to what to try and they were awesome. (We especially liked the Cape May Salt). He also advised us on how to eat them, as we were oyster newbies. My husband ordered the special seafood risotto which was fabulous and I ordered the Halibut special (other Crab meat and garlic greens). Both were really good. Really delicious early dinner.

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