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Oceana's Bistro

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40774 Hwy 12, Avon, Hatteras Island, NC 27915
252-995-4991
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8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Dining on a budget

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  • 118
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  • 33
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  • 12
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  • 10
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Food, Open During Off Season

The restaurant was very busy while we were there, since it was St. Patrick's Day during the off season. However, we were seated right away, which was a nice surprise. Our server was nice, but a bit overworked and thus not as attentive as she could have been. The food was spectacular--couldn't have... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
Amanda_Oaks
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Cincinnati, Ohio
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Dining on a budget
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Hockessin, Delaware
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Had lunch here and it was delicious - I had fish-n-chips ... fried flounder and homemade chips! Delicious! Turkey Melt was wonderful!!! Service was great! Prices were beyond reasonable! Highly recommend!

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

I went here for the first time and loved it. The fish tacos were great and the steamed mussels were wonderful. It is a rather small place, so be prepared to wait for a table. You'll be glad you did

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 via mobile

We had a great meal. Grillers were yummy. Home made chips were very good. Chowder was good. service was excellent.

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Check out the daily specials. The staff is wonderful, friendly and great service. They make you feel welcome and at home. We eat here several times during our weeklong stay. The food is wonderful and the daily specials are always a great value. never been disappointed.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The restaurant was very busy while we were there, since it was St. Patrick's Day during the off season. However, we were seated right away, which was a nice surprise. Our server was nice, but a bit overworked and thus not as attentive as she could have been. The food was spectacular--couldn't have asked for a better, more delicious meal!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Had lunch here after visiting some light houses. Had the mai mahi sandwich coconut shrimp and there special 1$ tacos. Everything was delicious, only regret was not getting more of those tacos. The service was wonderful too. Never had to ask for anything, and there was just two waiters running around and doing everything. They were also extremely nice. This... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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41 reviews 41 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We stopped at Oceana's on our way back from Cape Hatteras during the off season. The wait staff was EXTREMELY helpful and friendly. The menu was also just what we were looking for, seafood with a good combination of other items (as we are not eating meat). We started with the calamari which was quite good, could use some seasoning... More 

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Takoma Park, Maryland
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Oceana's is one of the few places open when we are here on Hatteras Island, during Feb & March each year. We have enjoyed several meals so far this visit, mostly just the two of us, but one with a crowd of 8. Each visit is different, but the food is consistently good. Our first visit was for dinner -... More 

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Wilmington, North Carolina
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

One of the locals suggested we try the seafood nachos at the Oceana's Bistro during our stay at the Outer Banks. We took him up on this suggestion and we are glad we did. The nachos combine scallops, shrimp and tuna in a sherry cheese sauce with roasted corn, black beans, and a mango salsa. The combination is a light... More 

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Toledo, Ohio
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We stopped in for lunch and had a fantastic meal! We ordered fish and chips and the grilled tuna burger. Best lunch and best value! $20. homerun for sure. Thank you and we will be back!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 40774 Hwy 12, Avon, Hatteras Island, NC 27915
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Hatteras Island  >  Avon
  • Phone Number: 252-995-4991

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?