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

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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 13
    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
It was alright

Not a bad place to eat if you are looking for something small. The general crowd is older and it is a mom and pop restaurant. The selection is limited on what you would like to have. Seafood or fried food. I ended up getting the hamburger and gravy with mashed potatoes. It wasn't a bad dish... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
GretchDM
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Ottawa, Ohio
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Apex, North Carolina
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79 reviews 79 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

We had a long drive down to Oak Island, my husband was very hungry. All the places that had 4-5 star reviews were closed on Sunday. He pulled into Oak Island Restaurant, I said "this has terrible reviews" he said, "how bad can it be?" We walk in, the hostess says, we are between breakfast and lunch so you have... More 

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Alpharetta, Georgia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

What a deal for lunch: Daily lunch specials are great, fried or baked flounder is the beast in area....as is the shrimp! You get you money's worth at this restaurant for breakfast, lunch or dinner! Ask for Wanda!

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Ottawa, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Not a bad place to eat if you are looking for something small. The general crowd is older and it is a mom and pop restaurant. The selection is limited on what you would like to have. Seafood or fried food. I ended up getting the hamburger and gravy with mashed potatoes. It wasn't a bad dish, however I wish... More 

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Woodstock, Georgia, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

If you are looking for seafood like fish they only had flounder, shrimp, scallops and crab cakes. For a land lover they had country fried steak, chicken, hamburger steaks ect. and a great list of veggies. My family was a little disappointed since it is advertised as having the best seafood on the island.

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Durham, North Carolina
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663 reviews 663 reviews
235 restaurant reviews
494 helpful votes 494 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I'm always amazed when someone messes up a breakfast. The scrambled eggs looked like they were put on the plate using an ice cream scoop. They were just a rounded pile instead of being spread out across the plate (a little on the dry side too). There was no butter on the toast and by the time you put the... More 

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Haw River, North Carolina
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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Had lunch here two days in row while in town for business. Awesome flounder plate at a great price. Some of the best flounder I have ever had. Fresh and perfectly prepared. The shrimp plate is a winner also. Both lunches with a drink were less tha $9. Mary the owner is great lady and takes care of her customers.

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Southport
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Haven't been here for a while. My wife and I went last week and they have remodeled the restaurant. It was clean and the staff was very friendly. Food was good and we'll be going back again. Very reasonable prices.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I had no idea where to eat on Oak Island, and it was pouring, so I went where there were cars. I ordered lemon pepper scallops. I was suspicious of the very uniformly shaped discs that looked as though they were formed with a punch-press. They tasted much fishier than any other scallops I have ever had, and the lemon... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I choose this restaurant thinking it would be decent because it was of the few restaurants on Oak Island with cars in the parking lot. I ordered the grilled lemon pepper fish and it was so gross I threw the whole thing I the trash. It was soggy and swimming in some type of greasy yellow sauce. I ordered a... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Went here for breakfast because my favorite place had lines out the door, We were seated near the kitchen entrance and wait station, even though the restaurant was not crowded, so we were privy to all the latest gossip and goings on, thanks to the servers. The food was average, the service was average, the decor is a mish-mash of... 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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