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Reviewed 4 days ago

We were not familiar with Oysters at all, so we tried every variety that was offered and absolutely loved it! We then had crab cakes and they were amazing. Then we circled back around and had more oysters! So happy we tried this place. Our...waitress was Jody and she was amazing as well! Happy hour has limited seating so there was a line at 4:00, but service was extremely fast!More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our extended family of 12 ate here recently to celebrate a birthday. And although there was a mix-up with our reservation, they worked hard to accommodate us. The food was excellent, the atmosphere was great and our server was very pleasant. It was definitely worth...the money & wait to be seated for our celebration.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

All four of us enjoyed our drinks, appetizers and meal. We made our reservation well in advance, we didn’t even need to wait for our table. Service was attentive and prompt. Will visit again.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 9 August 2021

meal only fair to poor expensive and not worth the price They do not know how to make mashed potatoes(or other food) Why mashed potatoes not baked potato I do not know(why the lumps) Scallops were only fair and over priced. Stay away.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 9 August 2021

The food here is top notch. Everything we had met our expectations after reading all the hype on this place. We concur! While our meals were delicious, the attentiveness of our server was lacking, which is the reason for only a 4 star rating.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 22 July 2021 via mobile

First time at this restaurant open since 1897 and it was very good. We were for happy hour from 4-6 with half price appetizers served at the bar. Food,service and atmosphere are great. You will not be disappointed.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 14 July 2021 via mobile

Wonderful ambience with piano. Old world style atmosphere supported with first class seafood. Medley of clams casino, oysters rock, and shrimp Devine. Crab stuffed flounder generous portion in light cream sauce w asparagus awesome. Wort the journey from casinos!

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 10 July 2021

Without a reservation my wife and I visited Dock's and were told the dining rooms was full but we could sit at the only two spots at the piano bar.It was happy hour and we ordered Oysters (raw) and fried. Calamari, Caesar salad, Calm chowder....Server was prompt and personable. This was more than enough for the two of use for dinner. Everything was great and we will return soon (with a reservation) and enjoy another fine meal.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 8 July 2021 via mobile

Docks was a bit disappointing after a stellar visit about 5 years ago, probably as they are still recovering from closure during COVID. Last time we dined there my husband had their gluten free crab cakes which are hard to find elsewhere and so he...ordered those again. I ordered the rack of lamb over mashed potatoes and both came with mixed sautéed squash, onion and pepper. My lamb came with French fried beets which I couldn’t have due to medical condition.. Then we ordered a salad of mixed greens with apple, walnuts and crumbled blue cheese to share. Our server was very nice and attentive, and we discussed for at least a couple of minutes how I wanted the lamb cooked — I stressed pink throughout, a cross between medium and medium rare. She said I had to choose one method and so I said medium as long as it’s pink; she agreed. She did recommend a good Pinot Noir for me to try and I did enjoy it. The first problem occurred when they brought us the house arugula salad instead of the one we ordered. We sent that back and they brought the correct one. Then the entrees arrived and my lamb was totally grey — no pink observed at all. I told the busboy that our server promised it would be pink; he offered to send it back but I told him to please hurry it as I had taken medicine that requires me to eat within 20 minutes and that had already passed. Sure enough it took at least another 10-15 minutes to get the properly cooked pink lamb and my husband had almost finished his crab cakes by then. The portions were large and we were full so did not look at the dessert menu but others who had ordered dessert had huge pieces of pie and cake arrive to their tables. The food was good when it finally arrived properly to our table but again, not as impressive as five years ago. . .More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 5 July 2021

When we arrived, I was surprised that we could not get a reservation (Tuesday night). With that said, we were seated at the bar upstairs; same menu, same food. Everything was excellent: the food, the service, and friendly staff. I ordered the crab cake dinner...some...of the best crab cakes I've had. They have a nice selection of wine by the glass...and many oyster choices (didn't have any oysters due to an allergy; used to love them, but they don't agree with me anymore). I will return to check out other menu items on my next AC trip.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Yes there is alternate parking available, and I think that there’s still a valet. I read about parking on Resy. We took an Uber though.
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Dock's Oyster House is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5