Dock's Oyster House, Atlantic City, NJ:
A Restaurant Review

Dock's Oyster House, Atlantic City, NJ

Dock's Oyster House is Atlantic City's oldest restaurant and an institution since 1897, with a reputation for having a a well executed, fresh seafood menu

Dock's Oyster House Restaurant
2405 Atlantic Ave.
Atlantic City, NJ
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Best 2019 New Jersey Restaurant

Dock's Oyster House: Restaurant Highlights

Fare:  Seafood

Price:  Expensive

Food Quality: Excellent, their Raw Bar and the fresh sea food menu is well executed using fresh ingredients

Professional, attentive yet not intrusive

Upscale Jersey Shore vibe--- Modern, classic oyster bar, with maritime touches.

Overall Rating:
3 Stars, One of the best Sea Food restaurants in South Jersey

Note:  Four star Rating System from 1/2 Star = poor to Four stars = Best in Class

Noise Level:  Moderate

Dress:  Upscale casual

Recommended For: Diners who enjoy excellent sea food with upscale, attractive,  maritime, Jersey shore ambiance.

Not Recommended For:  Diners who prefer a casual atmosphere with a less expensive menu heavy on fried sea food dishes.

Recommended dishes: When available, Crab Meat Au Gratin    with jumbo lump crab meat blended with a sauce of three special cheeses and cream; The Pecan Crusted Salmon over sautéed spinach, mushrooms, apples with horseradish sauce; Grilled Yellow fin Tuna with veal demi-glace, morels, cipollini onions, and ratatouille risotto; and The lobster tail broiled and served with drawn butter;

Liquor:   Full Service Bar, extensive wine list, specialty cocktails.

Dock's Oyster House is an Atlantic City institution with a longtime following of diners who come for their well prepared, fresh sea food. This is the best seafood restaurant in Atlantic City and a go to place for sea food lovers.

Owned by the Dougherty family who also owns the Knife and Fork and Harry's Oyster Bar in Atlantic City.

In 2016, the restaurant completed a renovation and expansion. Seating has doubled with dining on two floors, including a private dining room on the second level. With the added space, tables are now spaced comfortably apart for quiet conversation.

The bar has been expanded, while still maintaining the raw bar and the piano bar. The kitchen has also been renovated and expanded to include many improved, modern features.

Overall, the interior is attractively decorated with a modern, classic oyster bar feel and maritime touches that provide an upscale Jersey Shore fine dining experience.

Located away from the bustling casinos, you can drive up with free on-site parking and enjoy dining in a relaxed environment.

They have a good variety of traditional seafood dishes that feature soft-shell crabs, lobster and seafood platters. They are also known for their excellent oyster raw bar.

Be prepared for a long wait for a table at peak times..

(updated: April 2024)

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