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Oceana's Bistro

40774 Hwy 12, Avon, Hatteras Island, NC 27915
252-995-4991
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Ranked #2 of 27 restaurants in Avon
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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English first
Avon, North Carolina, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

As one of the very few restaurants that stay open throughout the year on the island, Oceana's consistently provides excellent food with good service. Some places are hit and miss, Oceana's always lives up to your expectations. Congratulations to them as they have found the key to being good all the time in a tourist driven area.

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Rushford, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Daughter had Mahi Mahi and it was fantastic. Husband had Prime Rib which was excellent. I had the Ribs and the portion was large enough to share. Great sauce. Crab cakes were some of them best my niece has had. Good food. Great place to celebrate my birthday.

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Avon, North Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Service may be a bit slow if it's the high rental season, but the food is consistently good year round. My fav is the fish taco... Fresh and crunchy and delicious!

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Seneca Falls, New York, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

Found this place on trip advisor, of course. Parking lot was completely packed when we arrives, which we took as a good sign. Decided to sit at the bar since there was no wait time, and the scenery (very cute bartender!) was awesome. We got menus, which were extensive. I ordered the fried pickles as an app and the chicken... More

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Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

It was so nice to find a great restaurant so far off the beaten path. The burger was one of the best we've had in a long time. The crab cake sandwich was all lump and no breading. Fast, friendly service.

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Madison, Indiana
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46 reviews 46 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014 via mobile

They are a very good restaurant. They were one of the very few places that were open every day. They had daily specials that made us choose to eat there. The tacos were just ok, the wings were some of the best I have ever had, and the steamed shrimp was very good. The service is slow, but for the... More

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Evansville, Indiana
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67 reviews 67 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014 via mobile

Thrilled to find someplace open for lunch! Turned out to be a very nice place with good service and good food. Make sure to check out the unique restrooms!

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Takoma Park, Maryland
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Excellent meal - special baby back ribs on Saturday for one of us and the Sesame encrusted tuna for the other. Fresh prepared "vegetable of the day" was squash & zucchini - cooked to perfection. Good NC beer on tap as well. Altogether enjoyable experience. Casual but attentive service. Be sure to read the chalk board for specials! Oceana's is... More

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Manchester, Vermont
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11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

We spend 2 weeks in Avon every summer and we spend many a happy-hour at Oceana's. The folks there are friendly and inviting. We often sit at the bar, have a beer or two and enjoy steamed shrimp. We have brought the family for dinner and had a nice meal as well.

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silver spring md
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73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

In mid-March our choices of restaurants were very limited. We ate lunch here and the food was good, not great. Hamburgers were large and cooked to order. Fish tacos were very good. Crab bisque was also satisfactory although the bowl was rather small. Unfortunately, the service was slow, not very friendly, and inefficient. Water and coffee were not refilled and... More

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