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Dock's Oyster House

2405 Atlantic Ave. (Georgia Ave.) Send to Phone
This historic Atlantic City restaurant is a seafood lover’s Nirvana.
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4.5 rating over 3 reviews
Dining room at Dock's Oyster House, Atlantic City, NJ

Dock's Oyster House Restaurant Review

: Step into one of Atlantic City’s oldest restaurants to find a dark wood interior and a raw bar heavily laden with a tempting array of East Coast oysters, chilled lobster, shrimp, clams and ceviches. Dock's is run by the fourth generation of Doughertys, the main reason for its success all these years. Among signature entrées, count on the crab meat au gratin and seafood fry. More sophisticated preparations include crispy wasabi tuna and pecan-crusted salmon. The classic “surf and turf” is “beef and reef” here and features a grilled six-ounce filet mignon side-by-side with a broiled cold water lobster tail. Lush in its simplicity is the crab meat sauté, an elemental combination of jumbo lump crab meat, sautéed lightly with butter, shallots, garlic, lemon, parsley and chives. Save room for the homemade Joe’s cheese pie, a menu star for more than 30 years. A graham cracker crust holds a sweet cheese and whipped cream filling. The wine list is quite extensive and geared toward seafood pairings, but there are notable reds to accompany the rack of lamb or steak concessions to landlubbers.

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