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Dock's Oyster House

4.7
6106 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
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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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Seafood, Steak
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(609) 345-0092
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Frank Dougherty
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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.
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Private party contact
Frank Dougherty: (609) 345-0092
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Georgia Avenue
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Parking details
There is a private lot adjacent to the restaurant.
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Entertainment
Piano Bar
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Indoor Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Love this place for all of our special occasions

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Just a can’t miss seafood restaurant everything is outstanding. Amongst party we had bronzino, snapper, halibut and of course oysters. Can’t say enough good things

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

All the reviews were spot on, this place is amazing!!!

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Enjoyed a delightful dinner at Dock’s. Fresh seafood and great dessert. Will return again when we are at the Jersey shore.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Fantastic service and the food was phenomenal! A must go for all visits to Atlantic City for sure!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

This was our first time At Dock's. It was our anniversary. The food and service was excellent!
Would definitely recommend to everyone. Our server Melissa was great! The oysters were delicious! we will be back!!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

The food is great fresh sea food. I told all of my friends.

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Cocktails & oysters at the bar were fabulous. After sitting at our table, the waitress service was not the best. The famous”Oyster Stew” was extremely watered down.
We have eaten here before, and this time was a complete letdown....and it was my birthday- no special treatment here...

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Food was delicious, been there many times. Our waiter Alexander was outstanding

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We came here for my birthday upon recommendation. The place was jam packed so we were thankful we had a reservation. The raw oysters were divine, as well as the shrimp ceviche and pecan crusted salmon. My husband said his scallops were chewy, which was disappointing. I also wish my salmon came with more than some sliced apples and a tiny bed of spinach. While the food was very good, our server was MIA most of the time. I would return but only for a special occasion.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Great evening for my wife and I on our 21st wedding anniversary. I did include the info about our anniversary on my reservation through open table but it was missed by the restaurant. No worries

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Have been trying to make time to dine here and now I wonder why we waited so long. Food, service, vibe excellent. Will be a regular in the future

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We took my mother in law for her birthday. The food was outstanding, and the staff were very friendly and helpful. Fantastic place to treat someone special!

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Seating thumbs down too closely sat to other tables.
Server-great
Entrees- great
Appetizers- over priced for what you get - for example $17 lobster Mac n cheese served in the shell of a lobster no actual lobster in it.
Atmosphere-busy

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Our staters began with the best Manhattan Clam Chowder and Oysters we have had in a very long time. Our main courses were fish and lobster that melted in our mouth. This was our third trip to Docks and we thoroughly enjoyed each visit. We were in AC celebrating a Birthday and dining at Docks Oyster House was the cherry on the cake.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Everything was perfect.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Wow, plain and simple a perfect meal with great service. Grilled Octopus and Wasabi Oysters for appetizers was sensational. Chef allowed us to switch the fish selection on a special... which shouldn’t be an issue and it wasn’t. Red Snapper over a Parmesan Risotto. Truly fantastic. Don’t think....just make the reservation. You’ll be happy

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Business dinner. We had their special “Halibut “ and their house salad...both outstanding!

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

We have loved Dock’s for years. I would estimate about 25-30 times and will continue to go back... this experience was fine

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Food was awesome , happy hour was a great value , better then any hotel restaurant.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Great evening! The specials were right on the money! My clients were very impressed. I always enjoy coming back.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Eager to try as this is well rated on many "best of" lists. Not disappointed at all. Food preparation was excellent and justified the ratings. The ambience was good although all parties were crowded into a small area even when tables were available elsewhere leading to higher noise level than optimal. Service was good. Live piano was a nice touch as well.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Danny is an exceptional server. All 4 couples in my party had a blast.

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Last 4 visits over twelve months
some up and down
At its best great fish large portions service with a smile
At its worst intolerable sound level smaller portions and indifferent service
The kitchen really varies from visit to visit
Wine list great and very reasonable
May take a rest before returning
It remains an institution

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Birthday dinner was exceptional.. from the excellent food with good size portions to the attentive staff it was an amazing experience.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Doug our server was great.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Always a great dining experience at Dock's. Never disappointing. The freshest seafood, generous portions, excellent prices and the nicest servers make this the "go to" place in Atlantic City. The valet parking can't be beat either.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Always a great meal. Really like the renovation! Nice to be able to get a variety of oysters on the half shell and compare the taste, look, size. It's fun.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Everything from the food (highly recommend the lobster Mac and cheese served in a lobster shell and the best fried calamari I have ever had) to the service, and the opera singing piano man, made this a wonderful night out. The wait staff, were warm, friendly, and attentive. I have been to AC a million times, this was my first time at Docks, it will not be my last. A+

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Docks never disappoints. Best seafood restaurant in NJ.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Delicious spot in Atlantic City. Would definitely recommend.

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3.0Dined on April 2, 2018

It was a birthday dinner place it very pricey with mediocre food went there based on the reviews but I was very disappointed in the food

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Food is fantastic, have never had a bad meal here. I would recommend the Oysters if you like them, they are so good and have many varieties. My husbands manhatten clam chowder was different than he has ever had, but fantastic.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Dock's Oyster House has been an Atlantic City staple restaurant for over 100 years! The seafood is always fresh and the service by the wait staff is impeccable. We dined on Easter Sunday so it was a little busier than usual, but we enjoyed our dinner. We started with the Seafood Tower and it was spectacular! Three layers of chilled raw and cooked seafood come artfully presented on a steel "tower" which included a whole lobster, the tail sliced for easy sharing, six Brigantine Salt oysters, six clams on the half, probably a dozen mussels, lump crabmeat, colossal shrimp topped off with a martini glass which contained ceviche. If that wasn't enough, we also ordered the blue cheese stuffed fried olives which were to die for, light and crispy with some zucchini and eggplant "fries" to compliment it. Our party enjoyed the rack of lamb, expertly cooked med/rare, the red snapper with mashed potatoes on a bed of spinach and soft shell crabs. We were too stuffed for dessert. This is probably the 6th time I have been here in the last two years, and it is not the last. KUDOS to the Chef and the Dougherty Family for this incredible establishment, steeped in Atlantic City History.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

My wife and I enjoyed another fantastic meal, this time celebrating Easter Sunday with dinner at Docks Oyster House in Atlantic City. A memorable dinner begins with excellent service and it was impeccable, thank you Kim. I enjoyed the Rack of Lamb and my wife enjoyed the broiled lobster tail. Both meals were done to perfection and so was the Chilled Shellfish Platter. The presentation was as good as the taste. We can’t wait to return!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Excellent service and food. Great, clean , upscale ambience.

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3.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Everyone is entitled to an off night, so I will give Dock's a pass. Our waiter was either inexperienced or mentally elsewhere, but he was not on top of his game. He forgot to put in an order for one in our party, so even though I ordered my tuna Medium, it was well done from sitting under heat lamps for several minutes. Two Salmon entrees had that heat lamp burn on them as well. He brought out 4 entrees and we were halfway through our meals before he brought out the forgotten order. On top of that, it took a long time to get our meals. All in all, not a memorable evening with my family due to the poor service and and long wait for out meals to come out.

With so many flat surfaces and high ceilings, can management please print out the specials of the evening? Having a waiter stand there and recite these in a noisy restaurant is absurd.

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2.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Maybe it was because it was a busy night, but with 2 servers my date and I didn’t feel like we got the same level of attention as the other tables in our area. When you order a bottle of wine, you should get it before you’re halfway done with your main dish. My crab cakes were good but my date didn’t enjoy her lobster from the surf&turf.

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Never disappointed eating at this long time Atlantic City establishment! We started with appetizers at the bar during happy hour (excellent fried oysters) and then had dinner in the main dining room. My husband's steak was perfectly cooked and my salmon dish was delicious.
Always a pleasure dining at Dock's

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

My husband and I were here two years ago and once again everything was outstanding. We’ll be back!

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