2405 Atlantic Ave, Atlantic City, NJ 08401
(609) 345-0092

Dock's Oyster House will be closed until May 2016 for construction

You don't survive in Atlantic City for nearly 120 years without keeping up with the times, including some major renovations every few decades or so. In 1945, the second generation of Dougherty's enlarged the restaurant to 80 seats. Fifteen years later, the third generation purchased a liquor license for the first time, expanded the dining room again, and installed a completely modern kitchen. After another decade passed, a small cocktail lounge was added, and in 2001 a team of third and fourth generation Dougherty's revamped the dining room and bar, adding a raw bar that has become a local hot spot.

Now in 2015, the kitchen is no longer modern, the bar and raw bar are too small to accommodate our guests, and the dining room is ready for another overhaul. The current project will provide what our loyal customers have been requesting for years—more space—by taking over a portion of the existing parking lot for a 3-story addition. The bar will be expanded to encompass most of the current dining room and will of course include a raw bar and the beloved piano bar. Seating capacity will double with dining on two floors, including a private dining room on the second level. The project also provides what our chef has been asking for—a new, much larger, and thoroughly modern kitchen! The interior will continue to blend the classic oyster bar feel with the upscale dining and maritime touches that Dock's fans have enjoyed over the years.

These improvement will take time so unfortunately Dock's will be closed until the renovation and expansion is complete, currently scheduled for May 1st, 2016. Check back here as well as on our Facebook page for updates and photos of our progress. In the meantime, please visit one of our sister restaurants in Atlantic City:

Knife & Fork Inn
3600 Atlantic Avenue
Atlantic City, NJ 08401
Or Harry's Oyster Bar
First Floor & Courtyard of the Dennis Tower
Bally's Atlantic City
Park Place & the Boardwalk
Atlantic City, NJ 08401


Gift cards are available and can be purchased through Knife & Fork Inn while Dock's is under construction. Our gift cards have no expiration date and can be redeemed at any of our restaurants in Atlantic City--Dock's Oyster House, Knife & Fork Inn or Harry's Oyster Bar.