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About Permanently Closed - Doc Magrogan's Oyster House - Dover

This restaurant is permanently closed. Located in the Colonnade of Dover Downs Hotel and Casino, Dave Magrogan developed these classic 1900′s Oyster Houses as a way to pay tribute and homage to the great tradition of enjoying oysters, the ocean’s little aphrodisiacs. No expense was spared to create an Oyster House that transforms you back to a simpler time of food, fun & merriment in a local watering hole.

It is Doc’s joy to serve you the freshest seafood, the finest handcrafted beers, and a superior wine selection!

Fresh Starts Here

1131 North Dupont Highway
Dover, DE 19901
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:45am - 3:00pm

Dinner: Sunday - Tuesday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm

Dinner: Wednesday- Saturday: 3:00pm- 1:00am

Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm

Cross Street:
Northbound side of US 13 (North DuPont Hwy)

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(302) 857-3223

Website:
http://www.docmagrogans.com/

Entertainment:
Live Entertainment and Trivia!

Catering:
Doc Magrogan’s can handle your gathering of up to 100 people. Enjoy Doc’s warm atmosphere, pleasant hospitality, and fresh dishes- sure to please your friends, co-workers, or family. We offer a variety of options for you and your party to enjoy. If you have specific requests, we will be happy to accommodate any of your needs! All of our menus are fully customizable.

Parking Details:
Complimentary valet provided with lunch or dinner service.

Public Transit:
DART First State is the Statewide Public Bus Transportation system. Dover Downs Hotel & Casino is serviced by routes 109, 112 & 113. Visit dartfirststate.com for more information.

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
*All special events require a ticket purchase. These may be bought from the location itself or from eventbrite.com as the event date approaches. Please check our Facebook page for all event updates and further info.

More events are being planned! Like us on Facebook or check back for details.

Doc Magrogan's Oyster House - Dover - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews

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3.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.0

service

3.8

ambience

3.4

value

2.6

Noise

Quiet

42% would recommend it to a friend

Happy Hour (3)
Romantic (3)
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Cozy (2)
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Afternoon Tea (1)
Authentic (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Casual (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Good for a Date (1)
Great Beer (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Live Sports (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Organic (1)
People Watching (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Fun (1)
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food and service were acceptable, as was the ambiance. The prices were a bit high for the quality and quantity of food provided.

Tags: Casual, Authentic
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

The food was below expectations. Way below. I will not ever go there again

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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Food was good but cold. I waited 50 minutes for dinner when the restaurant wasn't busy. I was extremely disappointed because I always recommend it to my friends for a nice dinner.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The food was bland and overly seasoned with garlic. It was not a good value for the money. Unfortunately I cannot recommend this place and would not dine there again.

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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Thought this was going to be a delicious dinner especially the seafood. Not one part of the meal was good. Ordered fried oysters at an oyster house, not sure there were any oysters hiding in all the breading. Overall very expensive for not very good dining experience.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Seafood was great. had a strip steak that was tough. good service.

Tags: Live Sports
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 2, 2017

1st time we've ever not been completely satisfied
Restaurant was crowded (Dover Race weekend) soup was served cold and sent back - medium rare burger was well done -

Tags: Great Beer, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 28, 2017

Large group had a great experience. All staff went out of their way to be helpful and friendly. Answered all questions and worked with us to have a pleasant evening.

Tags: Fun, Gluten Free Options, Organic, Quick Bite, Business Meals
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Was a great night for my Anniversary. We had friends with us and the waitress was great! Lots of laughs !

Tags: Good for a Date, People Watching, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 2, 2017

It's was good.the manager was really helpful!
I went there had a gift card, the one in phila closed. This one in Dover staff was nice smiled. Not in phila docs.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Quick Bite, Happy Hour, Cozy, Business Meals
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·Dined on August 19, 2017

Definitely below average. Perhaps, because casino location is a captive audience, they really don't try hard.
Fried fish was overlooked, salmon was tasteless and the portions small

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·Dined on August 19, 2017

The food was over cooked...shrimp was chewy, mashed potatoes and crab imperial were both dry. My $10 orange crush tasted watered down. I won't be back.

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·Dined on August 19, 2017

We have been many times before But this time it was awful. The waitress was horrible and the food was burnt and dried out!! We will never go back there. Even their school selection was horrible!!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 18, 2017

The oysters were good. The seafood platters tasted frozen and mass produced.

Tags: Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre, Disabled Access
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·Dined on August 1, 2017

Food was cold. Mashed Potatoes were cold and hard like a ball. Portions were small and crab filled shrimp was mostly filler and green beans had no flavor. Server seemed preoccupied.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 1, 2017

The glasses in the restaurant has water spots on them. At least the tables in my view. A bug flew in my plate prior to receving any food. I changed plates. The food was good, not a large serving but filling enough with drinking beverage. The oysters were good, a little expensive. I would maybe go back. It wouldn't be my first choice.

Tags: Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 29, 2017

Had a fantastic time. Totally enjoyed the dueling piano players. Hope they return again. Food was great!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Service was good, food was terrible. Crab cakes fell apart, beans practically raw. Soup was good. The food was not worth the price they charged. A group of 12 adults came in with 13 kids and they decided to make a "kid's" table. Needless to say, that was not fun and it was certainly not right to place those kids right smack in the middle of the dining area. I will not go back again.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Not sure what was worse. Food. Ambiance. Or Service.

The restaurant is in a casino. Had no idea but it was late and we were hungry.

Definitely service. Extra settings and napkins left when we sat down. No knowledge of beer or wine list. All dirty plates left. No refilling of drinks. Mahi tacos come out ice cold..."I'll inform the kitchen."


I left a 10% tip because I am decent, but cringed as I did it.

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 (Denver)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Always a great meal at Doc's.
Especially love the oysters and crab soup. Calimari is good as is the crab cakes. We always sit out on the patio which is in the Dover Downs Casino so a little noisier there but we like sitting there, I imagine that you can sit inside for a quieter experience.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 6, 2017

A+++ Service. Overall food, beer, and service was wonderful!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 4, 2017

Excellent service and the food was prepared and served very well. Very nice atmosphere and you don't feel rushed.

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food, Cozy, Casual, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 1, 2017

Flat beer, less than mediocre food..been many times just this time just not good.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 30, 2017

Great food

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Although food was good, how can you go wrong with buck a shuck?(oysters delish), service was lacking in that they brought out my main course with my oysters. I send it back and it came out 15 minutes later dried out from the heat lamp. It was scallops over risotto. Should have been remade. Overall, others at the table enjoyed their meals. Crab cakes very good

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Lunch, Fun
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on May 24, 2017

Bread arrived when meal was almost finished. Wife's scallops were under cooked mine were over cooked. Only two tables occupied and hardly ever saw the staff.

Tags: Happy Hour, People Watching
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 23, 2017

Disappointed !! We were celebrating our anniversary and thought we would enjoy a dinner at Docmagrogans as we've been there several times before. We started with the oysters each of us ordering 6 and they were served all together and we were not given the names of the oysters. Then we order a house special, Docs grilled seafood platter featuring salmon, shrimp and scallops. We each ordered the same platter. The salmon was over cooked and very dry, not edible vegetables were very chewy obviously under cooked and the garlic mashed potatoes were made the day before as they had no flavor. The waitress should have been trained on how to serve and to know the items on the menu. We will not be going back.

Tags: People Watching
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 (Indiana)·Dined on May 19, 2017

We've been to Doc's probably over 100 times. This was by far one of our poorest experiences. Food was mediocre at best. Server never cleared the table between courses. Very disappointing, especially for a Friday night.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 17, 2017

Oysters will good, hamburgers were good, but lobster roll lacked lobster.

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 (Aberdeen)·Dined on May 17, 2017

The event I planned was sat in the dining room but I requested bar area for happy hour...they said no problem we could stay were we were and still get the happy hour specials.... very accommodating . It was my husband's 60th surprise party and everything was wonderful.....thank you

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Late-night Find, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Raw bar was excellent. Since it's located inside the casino I don't recommend that patio seating unless you want to watch the casino floor.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Spicy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 13, 2017

I got the Doc's grilled combo and the asparagus was not as tasty, the salmon tasted like oil and burntness, my wine had a shell in it and my crab dip app. , Was just a bunch of mayo, but my shrimp and scallops was good. The vibe of the restaurant was great if you're hanging with your girl friends. I think for the price I was extremely unhappy.

Tags: Fun
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Great meal, great service, and consistently good value for the quality of the food.

Tags: Special Occasion
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 29, 2017

The food was too salty!! Individuals with hypertension would definitely have a problem.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Had dinner here before seeing a show. Dress was a bit upscale, which was refreshing. I had fillet and lobster tail and the food was out of this world. A little pricey but fair. Service was good. Only thing lacking was a good red blend wine to go with the fillet.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 14, 2017

We had a wonderful experience. The food was delicious the waitress was very nice and the atmosphere was fun!!!

Tags: Fun, Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Food is bland, served cold and tasted fresh out of the frozen section from your local grocery store, also poor presentation, and over priced...Please save yourself some $$$ and time definitely was a waste

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 22, 2017

We drove up from Chesapeake Virginia to celebrate my birthday with an outstanding meal and an over night stay. Delicious fried shrimp and tasty clams on the half shell! Service was outstanding and atmosphere very relaxing and enjoyable!
Thank you for a great meal!!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Restaurant seemed overwhelmed by business this evening. Popular concert in Dover Downs same night. Minor adjustments had to be made to order, special meal offer no question of wellness done of filet mignon. Filet Mignon not cooked properly to request. Bussing attendants not in any hurry to clear or make tables available. Waitress and Manager extremely nice. Management spoke to us and offered apologies and treated us very well. Would suggest more experienced and sense of urgency staff on concert evenings.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Denver)·Dined on March 11, 2017

The occasion was my 59th birthday and we had tickets to a concert at Dover Downs. First of all I recommend reservations on a Saturday night. The line was pretty long but I went right to the desk and they said that my open table reservations were good and they had my table ready. Sweet
The oyster selection is exceptional. I chose 1/2 dozen from Virginia and man. I could have eaten them all night. My main course was a Maryland combo with scallops oysters shrimp crab cake and fries. Stuffed! Service was perfect and we sat on a sort of patio open to the casino . The noise level was moderate but my wife and I still didn't have to tell to have a conversation. All in all we had a great time and surely will go back.

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