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
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.

Freeman Park

Freeman Park

The northernmost coastal region of Carolina Beach is home to the Freeman Park Recreation Area, a stretch of shoreline that is well known to adventurous, beach-loving 4WD truck owners. Unlike other stretches of the barrier islands off the coast of Wilmington, this park is special because it is completely undeveloped, and allows beach driving to off-roaders who like to cruise along the sand.