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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

4.3

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (120)
Good for Anniversaries (108)
Good for a Date (95)
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Good for Birthdays (84)
Worth the Drive (84)
Bar Seating (69)
Authentic (66)
Neighborhood Gem (65)
Good for Groups (57)
Fit for Foodies (52)
Romantic (52)
Happy Hour (48)
Vibrant Bar Scene (43)
Business Meals (42)
Creative Cuisine (40)
Handcrafted Cocktails (39)
Live Music (38)
Casual (36)
Fun (34)
Notable Wine List (33)
Local Ingredients (28)
Cozy (27)
Hot Spot (27)
Quiet Conversation (23)
People Watching (20)
Comfort Food (19)
Pre/post Theatre (17)
Healthy (17)
Seasonal (13)
Great for Lunch (10)
Late-night Find (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Disabled Access (9)
Great Beer (8)
Live Sports (8)
Tasting Menu (6)
Kid-friendly (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Tapas (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Waterfront (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
Vegan (1)
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 3 days ago

Definitely one of the top seafood restaurants in NJ. Good seafood is hard to find and usually very expensive. However, you really get great value here with fresh seafood, great menu and nice portions

Tags: Business Meals, Fun, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

Everything was absolutely perfect. Server was on top of everything and diner was top notch. If you are a lover of seafood this restruant is right there. A real plus is on site parking. Especially in Atlantic City.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

This place was a 10!!
Excellent all around!!
Can’t wait to go back!!

Tags: Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined 3 days ago

Food was great, and the waitress was fabulous.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

The food, personal greeting when we came in the door and the fantastic services was spot on. Abraham made my mother's 85th birthday a memorable one.

Kudos Dock Oyster House.

Kimberly A. Cook
President/CEO of Simply IT Consulting Co

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined 4 days ago

Shrimp ceviche was outstanding. Excellent variety of oysters. Service was great

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

We ate here years ago before renovations. They did a wonderful job changing the restaurant. The food & service were excellent. We will be back!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Best oyster stew I’ve had in 30 years. Simple and pure. No thickening. Just lots of oysters milk and butter to soak up oyster crackers. I was in heaven. The chef is a larger than life personality and Taz, our waiter, was very knowledgeable. The Mediterranean flounder crab special was superb. We will be back! Check out the 5 pound lobster with the chef.

Tags: Live Music, Good for Groups, Casual, Fun, Tapas
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·Dined 7 days ago

All was good until dessert. Wrote on reservation to bring a piece of cake for a birthday. Told the hostess before seating. No cake arrived, only dessert menus. Got up and told another server about the cake to tell my server. Capucchino arrived and no cake. Got up and told the hostess again. Finally it arrived, but too late. Attention to detail is what makes winners.

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Awesome as always!!! Highly recommended! Great service and great food!!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on January 13, 2018

I can't say enough about the place!! It's always impeccable in every facet...Dan Jordan is the ultimate server through and through...Paige Cochrane runs the front end like no other,my table is always ready at my reservation time..Simply the best!!!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Great Beer, People Watching, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Cozy, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date
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·Dined on January 12, 2018

The food is consistently excellent. The raw bar selections are always fresh.

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 7, 2018

The service was excellent and the staff cared. The salmon was the best we ever had. The crab was fantastic as well. We will definitely go back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 7, 2018

It was my first visit since the renovation and I must say it’s really very nice in the bar area. However I am very disappointed in how close tables are even with the extra room. They squeeze too many tables together. Very uncomfortable. Not my favorite restaurant for a nice evening.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 7, 2018

I was pleasantly surprised with everything at this restaurant.
The specials dinners were fantastic & service was exceptional.I love the piano bar.
Management was very professional.
I will definitely be returning.

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 (Mississippi)·Dined on January 1, 2018

NYE dinner-huge portions and great service. Food was fantastic

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on January 1, 2018

One of my favorite spots! Food is great. Service is wonderful.

Tags: Bar Seating, Live Music, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Perfect restaurant to enjoy the New Year. Food was delicious and our wait staff wonderful. Lauren was exceptional!

Tags: Fun, Happy Hour, Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Had an wonderful New Year's Eve dinner with my husband. Large selection. Good specials. Excellent food. Wonderful on the palate. Would highly recommend this restaurant and would go there again.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fun, Casual, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Will is a great waiter

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

New Year's Eve early dinner was awesome, minor 10 minute wait for reservation. Seafood medley appetizer was great, awesome Oysters Rockefeller,house salad great. My wife had a special filet & Stuffed shrimp, very impressive and tasty. I had flounder and crabmeat over asparagus, wonderful. No room for dessert. Well trained staffed, she had all the answers and was very pleasant , not rushed, clean and good ambience. Great dinner.

Tags: Healthy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Dock's is always great. The food was outstanding. One of the specials was the Seafood Risotto. Three people in our party ordered this. It was fabulous. Service was excellent. Will was our waiter...excellent.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Authentic, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, People Watching, Cozy, Local Ingredients
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Awesome as usual! Server was knowledgeable, personable and professional. She happily offered to share plates for us. Always feels like a special occasion at Docks.

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

A new must stop when visiting Atlantic City! A nice blend of local and out of towners, friendly, fun and laid back. Great piano bar and great pomegranate and pear martini. My husband enjoyed oysters at the bar while we waited for our table. Great seafood menu I had the pecan crusted salmon which was moist on the inside with a nutty crunch on the outside...yum!! My husband had potato crusted flounder which was just as tasty. Service was friendly and prompt even though the restaurant was extremely busy. We had a great meal and a great time as usual!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 27, 2017

we had ordered the seafood over risotta good but the garlic was overpowering enough to make u sick

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Seafood is amazing. Always fresh seafood tower for two was fabulous

Tags: Local Ingredients, Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Amazing food amazing place great staff . We had fun.

Tags: Vegan, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 24, 2017

A favorite for decades. Greatest seafood, historic building, Family pride & dedicated service staff, Dock’s & Knife & Fork our spot for anniversary and special family dinners at the Shore!

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

I would have giving a 1 star review if it wasn't for previous visits. Usually I look forward to eating at docks when we go to Atlantic City. This time however was very disappointing. Maybe because it was Christmas weekend , but the food this time was some what tasteless and the crab cakes and crab and flounder dish we ordered were full of shells... dozens of shells... every bite we would have to pull shells out of our mouths. And the staff who usually are awesome seemed short tempered and moody. Don't think we're going back.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 23, 2017

The oysters were excellent!! Great service and delicious food. I had the filet Mignon and my husband had the special which was a seafood risotto. We will definitely be back here the next time we visit Atlantic City!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Authentic
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vip
 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 23, 2017

The seafood specials were outstanding as usual. The service was perfect as our waitress arrived just when, and only when, we needed her.

Tags: Quick Bite, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Afternoon Coffee, Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 21, 2017

This little gem is unbelievable! We were staying in AC and always read wonderful reviews and had to try it for ourselves. We loved the history of this fine restaurant and were very informed by our waitress who was very attentive and very sweet. She brought over a sorbet dessert for my husband's birthday since we did not order dessert but was kind enough to acknowledge his special day. We were just to full to eat/share a rich dessert because our meals were so delicious. My husband had the rack of lamb which he said was one of the best that he has ever tasted and it was a very generous portion. If you are in the area, this is a place not to be missed. We will definitely visit again.

Tags: Late-night Find, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 19, 2017

Great service, atmosphere was splendid, a little noisy due to a party going on. Food was good except for the Creme Brulee, was a little heavy, but all other food was delicious.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Food and service was excellent!

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 17, 2017

One of her best meals in Atlantic City! Enjoyed every bite

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Ladies annual Holiday weekend away at Jersey Shore! There were 8 of us. We had drinks and appetizers and fabulous dinners and a couple desserts. Bill was almost 600 dollars and it was absolutely delicious and service was fantastic! Portions were good size too. Really a great restaurant. Beautiful inside and a piano bar too. Thank you for a great evening!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 16, 2017

It was great. The food was awesome. The only thing it was my Birthday. Not one person said Happy Birthday.

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·Dined on December 16, 2017

We were celebrating my 82nd birthday with my wonderful daughter and son in law. Since they are so special I wanted to give them something special,and Doc's is very special.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Best meal in A.C. for 2017!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Amazing quality , top notch restaurant. The service and the ambiance along with the great is why i come

Tags: Worth the Drive
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