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Doc Magrogan's Oyster House

) #30 of 152 Restaurants in Dover $$ - $$$ American, , Seafood
1131 N Dupont Hwy, Dover Downs Casino, Dover, DE 19901-2008
+1 302-674-4757
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Overview
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good32%
  • Average15%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible5%
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“oysters” (63 reviews)
“crab” (11 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
1131 N Dupont Hwy, Dover Downs Casino, Dover, DE 19901-2008
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were looking for an upscale seafood restaurant and found this Casino restaurant on Open Table. We made a reservation, but once we arrived at the restaurant we realized we probably didn't need to go through Open Table as there were only 4-5 other tables...More

Thank Marcy M
The Dave Magrog... G, Public Relations Manager at Doc Magrogan's Oyster House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Marcy - We're so sorry about the experience you had with us - that is in no way our standard. I have forwarded your feedback to our entire management team so they can address the issues you had both with food and service. Is there...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked on Open table but the restaurant was empty. It was a shame since everything was delicious. We started with clam chowder soup and crispy calamari. Then we picked lobster taco, fish and chips and salmon steak with vegetables. It was indeed good and...More

Thank Nathalie P
The Dave Magrog... G, Public Relations Manager at Doc Magrogan's Oyster House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback, Nathalie! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your lunch with us and appreciate you taking the time to give your review - we hope to see you in again! Have a great day!...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We chose this place because it was on the website from our hotel. So we looked things up ahead as we were driving in. Didn't realize till we got there it was in the casino and there were better choices, but since we made the...More

Thank IBJosey
The Dave Magrog... G, Public Relations Manager at Doc Magrogan's Oyster House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are very sorry about the experience you had with us - that is in no way our standard. I have forwarded your review to our entire management team so they have been made aware of your experience. Is there any way you would be...More

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Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Lots of empty tables on a Saturday evening should have a sign to stay away. The couple seating next to us left with 2/3 of their dinner still uneaten. Another warning sign. Our fried seafood plater dinners arrived only luke warm. Even the seasoned fries...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
The Dave Magrog... G, Public Relations Manager at Doc Magrogan's Oyster House, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

We are so incredibly sorry about the experience you had with us - that is in no way our standard. I have forwarded your review to our entire management team so we can address the issues you had with us. Is there any way you...More

Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

9 PM meal. Place was almost empty. Waitress was attentive. Lobster bisque soup was tomato based with a few shards of lobster tossed on top. Not good. Crab cake entree. Cakes were good. Potatoes had real chunks of potato but very very bland. Green beans...More

Thank mikesxpress
The Dave Magrog... G, Public Relations Manager at Doc Magrogan's Oyster House, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

We are so sorry about the latest visit you had with us. Our entire management team has been made aware of your experience so they can address the issues you had during your meal. Is there anyway you would be willing to reach out to...More

Reviewed 13 July 2017

Doc Magrogan's is a classic seafood restaurant with a dark, wooden almost Manhattan steakhouse decor and atmosphere. It is a must business lunch spot for me when I return to Dover to visit my office. We always sit in the back of the restaurant away...More

Thank Frank F
The Dave Magrog... G, Public Relations Manager at Doc Magrogan's Oyster House, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the kind feedback - we're so happy to hear you have enjoyed your lunch visits with us! We truly appreciate you taking the time to give us your review and look forward to seeing you in again the next time...More

Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

Lunch - we shared appetizers - they are huge and delicious (crab dip / calamari / fried shrimp / wings / Maryland crab soup). Love the happy hour special from 4-7 half price appetizers!! Good service / Nice atmosphere.More

1  Thank Susan1202
The Dave Magrog... G, Public Relations Manager at Doc Magrogan's Oyster House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to give us your review. We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your visit with us and really appreciate your feedback! We hope you will join us again soon - have a great week! - Melissa Zirolli...More

Reviewed 25 June 2017

Just do not know where to begin except to be perfectly honest, it might have been the worst meal I have ever eaten anywhere, and that includes McDonald's. Waitress only as friendly as absolutely necessary. No offer of a glass with my beer, or no...More

Thank catsandcows
The Dave Magrog... G, Public Relations Manager at Doc Magrogan's Oyster House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2017

We are so incredibly sorry about the issues you experienced with us during your visit. I have forwarded your review to our entire management team so they can address these problems immediately. Is there any way you would be willing to reach out to our...More

Reviewed 23 June 2017

Have dined here 3 time in the past 2 years. The first time I ordered fish and chips and my fish smelled and tasted of ammonia (a certain sign of old cod). I returned it, asking to just keep the French fries as I no...More

Thank Louise2900
The Dave Magrog... G, Public Relations Manager at Doc Magrogan's Oyster House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2017

We are so sorry about the issues you have had during your experiences with us. I have made our management team aware of your review so they can address this with our entire staff immediately. Thank you for taking the time to bring this to...More

Reviewed 22 June 2017

Lunched here while playing the Dover Downs casino. I ordered the Grilled Chicken sandwich with cheese, bacon, lettuce and tomato with crispy french fries. My meal was excellent but my wife was not so fortunate. She ordered the Caesar Salad with grilled chicken. The only...More

Thank SharpShoey
The Dave Magrog... G, Public Relations Manager at Doc Magrogan's Oyster House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2017

Thank you for taking the time to give us your review - we are so very sorry you did not enjoy your meal more. I have made our entire management team aware of your review so they can address this with our culinary team as...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$24
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 02:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1131 N Dupont Hwy, Dover Downs Casino, Dover, DE 19901-2008
  • Location: United States  >  Delaware (DE)  >  Dover
  • Phone Number: +1 302-674-4757
  • E-mail
Description
We developed our classic 1900's Oyster House as a way to pay tribute and homage to the great tradition of enjoying oysters, these little aphrodisiacs. We have spared no expense to create an Oyster House that transforms you back to a simpler time of food, fun, and merriment, in a local watering hole. It is our joy to serve you the freshest seafood, the finest handcrafted beers, and a superior wine selection!
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