Dock's Oyster House

4.8
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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, daily happy hour and free parking.
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.5
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vipTheresaY
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Food was good. Ser

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SeynaA
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Took awhile to be seated( with no apology). Took awhile to take our order. No one was very friendly

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DaveS
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely great dining experience. Food was great, atmosphere is fantastic. Go, you'll love it.

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vipTonih
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Food is nothing special and tables way too close to each other...

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CPA62
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went for dinner during the restaurant week. Food choice on the menu was awesome.
Enjoyed the asparagus and crab soup and for entree had the crab cakes with vegetables.
Dessert - key lime pie was yummy.
Great service and enjoyed the delicious food. I would definitely visit this restaurant .

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food is good as always!! I go there a few times a month for happy hour!

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Beth
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Docks has the best quality seafood in AC. I tried the crab cakes for the first time which were delicious. I was a little disappointed by the presentation, but that’s all. The cucumber martini is my favorite. Highly recommend for seafood lovers!

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JessicaB
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, service & food. First time there. I’ll definitely go back!

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Local
Atlantic City
7 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Everything was just as we expected.From the service,to the food and atmosphere.
My wife and I will definitely return. Hopefully soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Dock’s is nice option for seafood and good alcohol selection. The atmosphere is classic with a twist of modern. The open design lets the noise level creep up a bit when dozens of conversations are going, but it’s not enough to ruin your experience. I would recommend Dock’s for a first visit and more returns.

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Michelle
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall3food5service5ambience2

The food and service were great but my friend and I were sat next to some very drunk patrons who were rather unpleasant and definitely made a mess of the bathroom.

Not the fault of the establishment but not a great experience overall.

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DawnH
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great experience. Food and drinks were great!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience food, drinks and service top notch.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best restaurant menu items during AC restaurant week. This has always been our favorite seafood restaurant and they didn’t disappoint us! Great food, cocktails and wine selection.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there for Restaurant Week. This was our 4th time to dine at Dock’s. Never disappointed, always good food and service.

Three of us had the filet mignon which was excellent. One person had the shrimp, also excellent.

Kim was our server - very attentive.

Highly recommend Dock’s.

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NancyOCNJ
Atlantic City
10 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Abe our server was great !

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vipjbhomemaker1
Atlantic City
44 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food at Doc’s was delicious! My husband and I enjoyed the broiled oysters and asparagus crab soup as appetizers. They were perfect! My entree of fried shrimp was classic- five jumbo shrimp with crunchy, not greasy, coating - and my husband’s crab cakes were flavorful, although not pure lump crabmeat. Both the cheese pie and key lime pie winners!

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vipKathleenS
Atlantic City
27 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dock’s is a wonderful place. The service is great and the food is always wonderful.

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JoeMar
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food and service. Noise level was very loud. It definitely did not add positively to the overall dining experience.

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Sunshine
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fabulous!
Waiter was great. Food was outstanding!

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Samuelb
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience2

Restaurant weekend for this place suck the crab cakes was horrible the mashed potatoes with old the water was disgusting and the service was poor very poor

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

One of the worse experiences ever. While the food was good, the service was undesirable. After many issues with the food, we couldn’t wait to leave the restaurant hungry.☹️☹️

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Restaurant Week menu. Very good and pleased!

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vipRazzleDazzle7
Atlantic City
81 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Began my Restaurant Week meal with the smooth, creamy & delicious Asparagus & Crab soup...always a winner. My entree was the Potato Encrusted Flounder in a Beurre Blanc sauce with Asparagus as the side vegetable on the plate. Moist and tasty flounder with al-dente cooked asparagus. Very good! Took my Key Lime Pie dessert home to enjoy later. This dessert is always outstanding & this year's pie didn't disappoint!

"RJ" my server was attentive and professional. Overall a very pleasant dining experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my second visit to DOH. It was even better than the first time! Impeccable service, the freshest oysters and fish. Simply outstanding! My go to in AC.

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MarkL
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and delicious seafood at Dock's on a Saturday night. They seated us upstairs where a private party was just finishing up. The noise was a bit distracting for the first half hour or so, as the private party broke up and several attendees stayed by the upstairs bar conversing loudly. But our waiter made everything alright, and even had the kitchen split a house salad three ways for us. My advice: always order the special.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Drinks were mixed perfectly. Old fashioned and Manhattan were amazing. Oysters were on. Point for appetizers.
Dinners were mind boggling

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chrisc
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal in AC

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tamyg
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took our family out to dinner and it was wonderful! The service was outstanding and so friendly! The food was delicious and so fresh! Never disappointed when we go to Docks!!!! One of family favorites!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. The food, the service, the atmosphere, etc...everything was great. I don’t have not one complaint. Can’t wait to go back.

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MarionB
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We have been going to Docks for many years. We have never been disappointed. The wait staff are always very personable and accommodating. The food is always fresh and prepared well. We would recommend this restaurant highly.

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JimS
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Docks is always consistent and never cuts corners on quality. It is truly a diamond in the rough...or perhaps a pearl with all those delicious oysters.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful meal with a wonderful waitress. Every year I ask to go here for my birthday dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Dock’s was nice. Our server Taz was good. The seating is a little uncomfortable being that you’re very close to your neighbor, but the food is good

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hanktoo
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been there many times over the years and its always been a treat. The place was modernized in the last few years to make the room much larger and spacious. If there was a downside before it was how cramped it could feel. That has been solved with the makeover, so it is totally aces! Never had a bad experience or a bad meal there. Always delivers.

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AnnetteV
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stephan the chef cooking was fabulous
The waitress was very good she was very informative of the food and the specials also very attentive to our needs would definitely recommend this restaurant to everyone

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aways a great place to go while in AC. Friendly staff and the seafood it always fresh and cooked to perfection.

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vipEugeneJ
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

had monday dinner at Dock's. The service was excellent with both our server and the team approach to providing quick service. Our waiter provided a couple of excellent recommendation after we asked some questions. My girlfriend enjoyed the special seafood risotto of the evening, we both enjoyed the cold oyster selection that was recommended and my crab au gratin which is one of thier classic dishes was to die for. Would definitely go back. Was superior to all the casino restaurants we went to and in most cases more reasonable.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
7 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always! My go to place for an awesome meal, service and fun.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful food and atmosphere!

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Dock's Oyster House is rated 4.8 stars by 8275 OpenTable diners.