Philadelphia, PA - Harry "Dock" Dougherty saw an opportunity in Atlantic City to open an establishment serving delicious seafood in a warm and welcoming environment in 1897.
With sixty seats and no liquor license to worry about, Dock's Oyster House quickly became local and tourist favorites, quickly making its mark across two world wars, depressions, and Atlantic City's rise and fall - eventually becoming an institution in its own right. Today it continues its legacy, providing classic oyster bar fare and fine dining in an atmosphere filled with warmth and hospitality that has long since been its trademark since 1897!
Dock's Oyster House Atlantic City
The menu boasts an exquisite selection of only the highest-grade fish and shellfish prepared to bring out its natural flavors. It is complemented by homemade soups, sides, and salads featuring locally produced produce and meats that rival any steakhouse. Furthermore, there is an impressive selection of cocktails, wine by the glass or bottle, and beer.
We were offered excellent service, and the menu was full of classic seafood fare; we enjoyed oysters Rockefeller, the 12oz filet mignon, and the branzino as our entrees. Service was highly attentive, while piano entertainment added an enjoyable atmosphere - making this restaurant truly enjoyable!
Since opening in 1897, Dock's has been a local institution, sustaining three generations of Doughertys who share Harry's commitment to quality and service. That commitment has sustained the business through two World Wars, the Great Depression, and the decline and rebirth of Atlantic City.
Over the years, Dock's has remained family owned and operated, adding to its tradition of excellence by regularly refurbishing its interior to keep it current with modern tastes and decor.