Dock Street Oyster Bar has an award-winning reputation as one of the best oyster bars in the Cape Fear region, and this downtown icon continues to impress seafood fans with its extensive steamer menu and plenty of accompanying good eats.

Located just a block away from the Cape Fear River in the heart of Downtown Wilmington, Dock Street will entice downtown explorers to settle into the cool interior and enjoy a round or two of seafood and drinks. The steamer menu naturally includes both raw and steamed oysters, as well as shrimp, crab legs, clams, and mussels, and hungry patrons will also find a variety of southern-inspired sandwiches and appetizers on the menu as well. Hungry patrons can try out the blackened or grilled fresh catch taco, or the unique and Cajun spiced Parmesan shrimp patty, while nibblers can opt for a seafood appetizer like the Oyster Rockefeller or Oyster Imperial, the crab dip, or the sesame ginger calamari. With piles of fresh seafood, (and lots of napkins, cocktail sauce, and hot melted butter to go around), seafood fans will be in messy coastal heaven.

Casual and filling, with a cool downtown vibe, Dock Street Oyster Bar is the place to go to roll up your sleeves and dig into Carolina seafood at its authentic best.

  • Monday3:00pm-9:30pm
  • Tuesday3:00pm-9:30pm
  • Wednesday3:00pm-9:30pm
  • Thursday3:00pm-9:30pm
  • Friday11:00am-10:00pm
  • Saturday11:00am-10:00pm
  • Sunday11:00am-10:00pm
Cape Fear River

Cape Fear River

While Wilmington visitors will arguably enjoy the best views of the Cape Fear River, this distinctive river actually spreads out throughout most of the coastal and piedmont regions of North Carolina, originating in the town of Haywood, just north of Greensboro, NC, and flowing all the way to the Atlantic Ocean.

Wilmington Riverwalk

Wilmington Riverwalk

The Riverwalk in Downtown Wilmington is a showstopper of a stroll that is a distinctive attraction all its own. Originally conceived in the 1980s as a way to generate more interest and tourism to the Cape Fear River waterfront regions of Wilmington's historic Downtown, today the Riverwalk encompasses a full mile of scenic boardwalk, hugging the borders of the riverfront, and providing visitors with endless views and easy access to some of the Downtown's most beloved attractions.