About Doc Magrogan's Oyster House - Dover
Located in the Colonnade of Dover Downs Hotel and Casino, Dave Magrogan developed these classic 1900′s Oyster Houses as a way to pay tribute and homage to the great tradition of enjoying oysters, the ocean’s little aphrodisiacs. No expense was spared to create an Oyster House that transforms you back to a simpler time of food, fun & merriment in a local watering hole.
It is Doc’s joy to serve you the freshest seafood, the finest handcrafted beers, and a superior wine selection!
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Seafood, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:45am - 3:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 3:00pm - 1:00am
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Northbound side of US 13 (North DuPont Hwy)
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live Entertainment and Trivia!
Doc Magrogan’s can handle your gathering of up to 100 people. Enjoy Doc’s warm atmosphere, pleasant hospitality, and fresh dishes- sure to please your friends, co-workers, or family. We offer a variety of options for you and your party to enjoy. If you have specific requests, we will be happy to accommodate any of your needs! All of our menus are fully customizable.
Complimentary valet provided with lunch or dinner service.
DART First State is the Statewide Public Bus Transportation system. Dover Downs Hotel & Casino is serviced by routes 109, 112 & 113. Visit dartfirststate.com for more information.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Doc Magrogan's Oyster House - Dover Ratings and Reviews
All you can eat snow crab legs Tuesdays ...
All you can eat snow crab legs Tuesdays - excellent deal
Decor is a little dated
Seating needs to be reupholstered
Lighting is a little too dim
Management visibly lacking in experience (performance discussions on dining room floor)
Wait staff stretched thin - good service for coverage area
There was nothing really remarkable abou ...
There was nothing really remarkable about this restaurant. It was clean and the food was good. We had all you can eat crab leg which came with potatoes and corn. I would have preferred a steak dinner but was told the meal was not very large. Others I saw being served looked good but small. The prices seem a little high but since I had the crab, I can't comment on the rest of the menu. I would probably go back but only after I sampled other restaurants in this price range.
The whole meal was a disaster. We were ...
The whole meal was a disaster. We were dining with our parents and started by asking for separate checks when ordering our calamari appetizer. The waitress came back and said they were out. We then placed an order for a different appetizer which we never received. They then brought out 3 of our 4 dinners. Mine was a shrimp platter that the order was not made. Once they realized their mistake they rushed to cook the shrimp which came out burnt and bitter. I have never sent my food back before but it was inedible. The manager came over and said they would replace the 2 uneaten shrimp. She also said that dessert/coffee was on them. The waitress offered us a choice of about 10 items then had to come back and tell us they no longer had what we wanted and our choice was now a banana nut cake or German chocolate. They also must have been out of dinnerware because they served the cake in bowls and the coffee with large serving size spoons. It was so bad that the managers were not making eye contact. No surprise at the end when we received one check!
Went for Sunday brunch. I order the blue ...
Went for Sunday brunch. I order the blueberry pancakes and they were over cooked to where 1 of the 3 was actually burnt. I am a type 1 diabetic and they had no sugar free syrup. All other of the meals was okay. We were the only ones there for the first half hour and it took us 30 minutes to get the meals.
We met some friends of ours for dinner a ...
We met some friends of ours for dinner at Doc's . We each ordered something different as our entree.......Crab Cakes, Salmon with Lobster Hash, Mahi Mahi, and a combo-seafood dinner. All were great and I really appreciated the quality of the side dishes. Too often they are overlooked.
Our server was Joe and he was both attentive & friendly. He was unhappy about the lo-o-o-ng wait we had for our entrees (as were we), so he offered complimentary desserts to make up for the delay in our dinner. Kudos to him for turning around what could have been a bad experience.
Don't let the fact that this restaurant is located in a casino turn you off. Doc Magrogan's is definitely worth a visit!!!!!
My boyfriend and I attended a show at th ...
My boyfriend and I attended a show at the Casino, so we thought we'd enjoy dinner close by. The place was quiet when we first arrived as there were very few diners at that time. Business did pick by the time we finished our meal and the place was a little more lively. We ordered a peach tea and a watermelon crush, neither of which tasted like the fruit supposed to be in the drink. As an appetizer we ordered the Tai lettuce wraps, which came out quickly, but weren't very flavorful. Our entrees were a fried seafood platter, which was delicious, and broiled stuffed shrimp with mashed potatoes and green beans. The potatoes were piping hot and the green beans were excellent...crunchy and flavorful! For dessert we had the banana nut cake and the apple crisp parfait. Both were fine, nothing spectacular. Our server was attentive and the food came out quickly, but overall the meal wasn't worth the price.
Nothing about eating there was good in o ...
Nothing about eating there was good in our experience. They messed one of the orders up and brought the wrong thing, the blackened Mai was almost like shoe leather, with garlic mashed potatoes must've come from the bottom of the pan because they were dry as well and it took us 2 1/2 hours total service time. The only thing good was the clams from the raw bar they were excellent., although it took nearly an hour to get them.
First we ordered the "crab" dip and it t ...
First we ordered the "crab" dip and it turned out to be a cheese spread, no crab at all. Next, our salad came to our table and had a fowl smell. The manager on duty, short blonde female, said she couldn't smell what me, my wife and the waiter smelled. Then our meals came and the portions were really small for the price. Not a very good experience overall.
First time here at Docs and the food was ...
First time here at Docs and the food was good. The lobster roll was nice and hearty however bigger chunks of lobster meat would be better instead of chopped up finely but still good to eat. The lobster mac and cheese was great and highly recommend it. They also have a great bar selection of beer and the cocktails were nice as well. Service was also very timely and efficient just as I would expect.
This was probably the worst meal I have ...
This was probably the worst meal I have ever had in my life. The appetizer oysters were small, even though they claimed them to be large. Our calamari was lumped together in one big ball and served to us just like that. I had the Mahi tacos for the entree and the burnt wood flavor on the Mahi was off putting and inedible.....I will never go back again. I do not recommend this place for anything.
Doc Magrogans' was a very nice restauran ...
Doc Magrogans' was a very nice restaurant. The food was excellent and service was exceptional. Located inside the Dover Downs Casino it was quite "lively" and pricey but we enjoyed our meal. We were there for a special occasion with friends and used an Open Table reward which almost covered our tab for beverages.
Disappointed with the food. Expected bet ...
Disappointed with the food. Expected better. Celebrating my sister's birthday. When I made the reservation I was told they don't have cakes to purchase but since they have individual desserts they will put a candle on one. Only had those shooter desserts. No cake!
Wandered in here after setting up for th ...
Wandered in here after setting up for the Best of Delaware party and was very pleased with service & value. Joseph, our server, was outstanding! He recommended a lot of tasty dishes and was very attentive without being overbearing. Will definitely come back for their $6 apps during Wed. Happy Hour again!
We went there for 'Oysters'. My Son-in-L ...
We went there for 'Oysters'. My Son-in-Law wanted freshly shucked Oysters & did get a wonderful platter. We absolutely did not question the price on them. / I wanted a fried Oyster platter; it was not offered on their menu. Shouldn't an Oyster House offer a variety of Oysters dishes? I chose a Po'boy sandwich, which I did not really want for a dinner. The Oysters had double the bread coating that they should have, much to much with the roll. It had a large hard lettuce leaf & 3 tiny hints of tomato on it. I took the Oysters off the roll & ate them but it was still to much breading. The vegetable I chose was corn on the cob. It was about 4" in size, I could have eaten a full ear. The dinners that my Son-in-Law & Daughter received were both very good but scanty. They each received about 1/2 cup mashed potatoes & vegetable. The price was approximately $23. @. ; much too high for the Lunch size portion.//
Also, I want to mention, I asked for Sangria. The Server stated that since we asked to be seated in the Dining Room, & did not sit on the Patio, I was not eligible for the Happy Hour Special of $5. I said OK. I had it anyway & paid $9./ Going in, I knew if I chose the AYCE Snow Crab Legs, they could only be served on the Patio. We all needed a little quietness for our dining so I decided not this time. Coming out of the Dinig Room, what do I see but 2 Ladies each with bowls of the crab legs in front of them. Could I scream???? Rules for some People. I have no incentive to return.
Next time, my Son-in-Law will have his Oysters alone. Many years ago, I gave him a $200. Gift Certificate & told him it was just for his precious Oysters. He was very happy!
Heather was our server and she did an aw ...
Heather was our server and she did an awesome job - attentive and friendly.
I had the tuna which was very good, though my wife's mahi was dry.
Raw oysters were great.
Very nice restaurant - unfortunately attached to a casino, though it was not smoky.
Almost everything was good. Two issues ...
Almost everything was good. Two issues on the service: 1) Both my wife and I ordered appetizers, but our server only brought out mine (oysters). For some reason, she thought my wife wanted hers with dinner (?). 2) An expediter brought out both our salads and entrees at the same time. We've had this issue before. I really want my salad as a separate serving - and this is pretty much the standard at any other restaurant.
It took over 45 minutes to get our food ...
It took over 45 minutes to get our food and when it arrived several of the items were cold or overcooked. There was only 4 of us and we didn't order anything special. The service seemed to be avoiding our table when I was looking for her to ask were our food was. The manager never came out to ask how things were or apologize for the long wait. I would not recommend or ever eat at this restaurant again. If you are at Dover Casino, eat at the Italian place next door. It is more reasonably priced and the food is much better.
Good food Great Service
The calamari appetizer was very good. The lobster mac and cheese appetizer was almost non existent of lobster meat. The fried seafood platter was very good with the crab cake almost excellent. The broiled scallops were bland and tasteless. The one thing that would bring me back to this place is the excellent service we received from a very busy but cheerful and friendly waitress.
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