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
Bijou Park

Bijou Park

Bijou Park is a hidden gem of a "blink and you'll miss it" attraction in Wilmington, and is a perfect spot for weary shoppers and strollers to find a quiet bench, stretch out their legs, and relax. Located in a rare gap in between downtown buildings on 225 N Front St, the park straddles the heart of Downtown Wilmington and a Riverfront parking area, but the section in between is quiet, peaceful, and buffered from the sound of the downtown traffic by the two tall but historic buildings on either side.

Wilmington, NC History

Wilmington, NC History

The history of Wilmington is one of the biggest lures for vacationers, as this popular Port City has an undeniably fascinating background that can be effortlessly explored and uncovered today. From its early roots at the dawn of the Colonial era, to its tumultuous role in the Civil War, the story of Wilmington is always engaging and as distinctive as the cityscape itself.