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6302 E Oak Island Dr, Oak Island, NC 28465-4507
910-201-9925
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 25
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  • 33
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  • 27
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  • 20
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  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Nice atmosphere, food is southern comfort type and seafood. For a family with kids that don't like seafood it was nice. My country fried steak was a bit crisp/burnt for my taste...but everyone else was very pleased.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
jpshepherd
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Salisbury, North Carolina
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Danville, Virginia, United States
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have eaten here on a couple of occasions. I am not planning on going back. Food is average at best. Too many restaurants with better food for the same money. Can't make any recommendations on why to eat here.

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Thank Tunstall14
Salisbury, North Carolina
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice atmosphere, food is southern comfort type and seafood. For a family with kids that don't like seafood it was nice. My country fried steak was a bit crisp/burnt for my taste...but everyone else was very pleased.

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Thank jpshepherd
Portland Oregon
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

We arrived a little late...close to closing time. We were welcomed anyway, but they were out of oysters....the reason we came. But we enjoyed the shrimp, scallops and crab. The hush puppies were disappointing....not home made.......like they just came out of the freezer. Staff was nice. Seating was OK. Just a little hole in the wall, with good food mostly.

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Thank katt238
Gastonia, North Carolina
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015

Always a great place to eat. I think they have the best seafood available at the beach. Filet of flounder is the best!

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Thank jcman92374
Huntersville, United States
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365 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

We loved the food. I ordered grilled scallops, which did worry me that it might just be 4-6 scallops. To my surprise it was a huge plate full of scallops probably weighing over a pound, and it was fantastic. The grilled grouper was 2 large fillets and was great tasting as well. The only reason for the 4 instead of... More 

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Thank Kevin S
Southport, North Carolina
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50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

I was very confused by this place. It's almost like you are bothering them when you arrive. The food is average and so was the waitress. They are in a big hurry to get you in and out.

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Thank KCashVa
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States
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96 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015 via mobile

I am giving this a 4 only because my husband's fried flounder and shrimp were excellent. I had chicken strips, which were a little dry, and we both had frozen crinkle fries which weren't very crisp and got cold very quickly. My pinto beans were too salty for me to eat. When we got there, there were several people waiting,... More 

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Thank Janet G
Oak Island, North Carolina
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

People and waitstaff always friendly and food is good. The fried flounder is delicious and expect to receive a lot of fish!

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Thank jcjcpj123
Oak Island, North Carolina, United States
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

I tried to go to this restaurant with my family on a Saturday night at 7:56 pm. I saw plenty of people inside eating. I was told at the door that they closed at 8:00 pm and I said it was not 8:00 pm yet and they still would not let us in. Obviously these people cater to the senior... More 

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Thank BlaineMeans
Stanley, North Carolina
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

The family who operates this restaurant have been in the Seaford restaurant business for many years in a couple of locations on Oak Island. This place is not fancy, it is basically a fried seafood restaurant. Their fried flounder and fried shrimp are excellent. Most of everything on their menu is good. They have specials and they have a flounder... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6302 E Oak Island Dr, Oak Island, NC 28465-4507
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Oak Island
  • Phone Number: 910-201-9925

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?