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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 31 restaurants in Avon
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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English first
Charlotte, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Atmosphere was nothing special and the service was on "island time", but the food was great and this was a nice stop on our way home from Cape Hatteras Light House. Would stop here again.

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Cordova, Maryland
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49 reviews 49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We travel to Hatteras Island every year for vacation and we always make it a point to stop in at Oceana's for a good meal. When we stopped this year for lunch, it was no different. The food was very good and the service better. We would definitely recommend Oceana's Bistro for both lunch and dinner,

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

A nice place for lunch or a quick dinner. We had the grilled Mahi sandwich and fish tacos. Both were good, not the best we've ever had, but pretty good for Avon. The fish tacos were made with hard taco shells instead of the more typical soft tortillas. The Mahi Mahi sandwich was good but the fish filet was small... More

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Au Gres, Michigan, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

We chose this restaurant because it had the fullest parking lot and were pleasantly surprised. The exterior does not match the updated interior, which is a good thing. Three cheese flatbread with crab was not too pretty to look at but delicious! Cheeseburger was a typical bar burger, club sandwich a little thin- but both come with fabulous fries. If... More

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Rensselaer, New York
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42 reviews 42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Oceana's is a ;little small so even if you get there early be prepared to wait - we arrived at 6p with a party of 8 and had to wait 30 min - but the bar is nice and it was worth the wait - the food is excellent and all in our party loved their meals - Seafood Nachos... More

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Springfield, New Jersey
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49 reviews 49 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We had two meals here on are last trip to OBX and found the food very good. We had their grillers, salads, Mahi sandwiches, and other items and found them all good. The service was good, but the place was crowded so it took a while to get everything. There can be a wait on a busy night but we... More

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northeast
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We sat at the bar and enjoyed a good assortment of draft beer and the fried shrimp special. The salad was very good, the shrimp fresh and plump with lite, tasty breading. Try the fried pickles. So good we may return for the oyster special. Truthfully, we did not expect much however were pleasantly surprised. Tried other Avon restaurants that... More

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Bay City, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

How about a mojito? "Sorry no mints until tomorrow". Ok I'll take a margarita, its Tuesday $5.00 margarita night but I guess we didn't know the secret password and were charged $10.50. When we questioned it the bartender was not accommodating, my buddy got a little heated up. They offered to ban us forever unless we agreed to go along... More

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pa
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44 reviews 44 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Dinner this evening with our family of 7 Tuesday is $1.00 taco night. They were excellent. Started with hush puppies and steamed shrimp. Our total bill including drinks and dessert was $110.00 for 7 people. Staff is friendly and helpful. The Coconut Bomb Cake is awesome. Place is small so if you have a large party, get there early.

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Pittsburgh
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Very cute beachy atmosphere! Service was okay and the food was average. Not the best place on Hatteras but also not the worst.

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