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Dock Street Oyster Bar

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12 Dock St, Wilmington, NC 28401-4431
+1 910-762-2827
16:00 - 21:45
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Mon - Fri 16:00 - 21:45
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 21:45
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Owasso, Oklahoma
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The family was craving seafood and this place was recommended by a local. The food was absolutely delicious.

Thank merseburghp
New Orleans, Louisiana
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This hole-in-the-wall spot is literally sandwiched between two "fancy" restaurants and we have yet to visit either of them! The price and quality of the food is amazing and when the mood strikes, this has been our go to spot for oysters (Rockefeller) and calamari when we visit. The brunch mimosa special 'till three definitely sweetens the deal. Be prepared... More 

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63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had lunch here as we were strolling through the streets of Wilmington. Very small and crowded so we knew it must be good! Typical waterside decor with Jimmy Buffet music playing. We shared a 1/2 pound of fresh peel and eat shrimp and a plate of steamed calamari. We've always had fried so it was fun to try it prepared... More 

Thank Littlewinelova
martinsville, nj
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281 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is great place for fresh seafood. Nice beer selection. pleasant servers. I am a repeat customer and will continue to go back when I am in area

Thank robertmaster123
DOYSTERBAR, Owner at Dock Street Oyster Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your Kind review and we truly value your patronage. steve More 

Christiansburg, Virginia
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was excited to visit this eclecticly decorated restaurant downtown. I ordered the fish tacos - absolutely no flavor to the catfish. The lettuce, tomatoes, tortillas and cheese on the tacos tastes as if they had been purchased at the grocery store. Incredibly disappointing.

Thank AmySinclair
DOYSTERBAR, Owner at Dock Street Oyster Bar, responded to this review

We use the freshest local product that we can buy locally. Our Produce comes from a locally sourced business and receive constant praise on it. What saddens us the most is when someone has a experience such as this and nobody notices. We have reached out to this reviewer in an attempt to make them happy. Steve More 

Wilmington, North Carolina
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It has been one of my favorite places to take friends visiting from out of town. Funky? Yes. Great food? Absolutely! If you love seafood, look no further. They have the best oysters, excellent shrimp and crab. I like their service too. No need to ever wait long time before drinks are served. These guys get it! Location is awesome,... More 

Thank noramayrosenberg
Carroll, Ohio, United States
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105 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This small restaurant in Wilmington was casual with a limited menu. Good service! They do not fry their fish. Much is local. My shrimp dish was very good!

Thank Brenda M
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106 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved the decor, atmosphere and the food was fantastic. You MUST try the hot crab dip!! The Parmesan crab cakes were SO GOOD!!! I'm ready to go back!!

Thank KIM P
North Carolina
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43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here based other reviews! Did not disappoint! Great fish tacos, crab dip delish and steamed oysters awesome!

Thank beachmomnc
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133 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was in the mood for some seafood but I didn't want to do anything fancy. I sat at the bar by myself and ate oysters and shrimp. The service was great and the beer was cold. I will definitely go back.

Thank Clint M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$16
American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:45
16:00 - 21:45
16:00 - 21:45
16:00 - 21:45
16:00 - 21:45
16:00 - 21:45
11:00 - 21:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12 Dock St, Wilmington, NC 28401-4431
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Wilmington
  • Phone Number: +1 910-762-2827
We are a Family owned Business that takes great pride in using Locally sourced Seafood and Vegetables at affordable prices . We have been voted Best Oyster bar by Encore readers in Wilmington 15 years in a row.

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Berlin, Maryland
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?