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Russells Place Restaurant

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5700 E Oak Island Dr, Oak Island, NC 28465-5037
910-278-3070
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6:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch

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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Comfortable Place to Eat

The staff is always friendly and the food is good. They will go out of their way to help you. Small restaurant with a family atmosphere. Breakfast and lunch like you used to eat.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Oak Island, North Carolina
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66 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Oak Island, North Carolina, United States
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Yummy waffles and sweet servers! We love this place and send all our friends there when they visit😁 seating is limited but the wait it's worth it!

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

Be sure to go to Russells for breakfast or lunch. Food is great but be prepared to have to wait. to be seated.

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Oak Island, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

The staff is always friendly and the food is good. They will go out of their way to help you. Small restaurant with a family atmosphere. Breakfast and lunch like you used to eat.

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Salisbury, North Carolina
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48 reviews 48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
193 helpful votes 193 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

When you think of "local" this is the type of place I hope to find. Oak island has several and this is one of the ones I enjoy eating at. It's good comfort food with attractive pricing. They're not trying to be the "trendy, fancy" place that charges an arm and a leg because you're at the beach. Most of... More 

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Hurricane, WV
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144 reviews 144 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Russell's has typically been one of our favorite breakfast places when we are in the area. Imagine the sadness when yesterday morning happened. Egg shells under their big fridge...dirty (really) tea containers...waitress eating at bar from the service side (leaving food and coming back)...waitress coughing all over silverware and napkins, all over food and window that food is placed in,... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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655 reviews 655 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
487 helpful votes 487 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The place is small and the table tops are worn, but the breakfast was very good. Everything was cooked just right. When we walked in everyone working there greeted us and as we left (full of a good breakfast) they all said goodbye to us. We will definitely grab breakfast there again while we are here for a month.

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Columbus, Ohio
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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This little diner is a good place for breakfast. Nothing fancy just usual diner breakfast fare served by pleasant people. Very handy for those on Oak Island.

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Raleigh, NC
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We visited Russells once. The wait was long. The menu was limited. We ordered omelettes and toast. The food was not good at all. Toast was just white "wonder bread" toast nothing special. The omelettes were boring with no flavor. Very disappointing. When we go out for breakfast we want something better than what we'd have at home. In fact,... More 

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Oak Island, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If you are truly looking for place that we locals go for breakfast then go to Russells. The wait staff is very friendly (calling you by name if you're a regular), and the food is really good.

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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I want to start the review off by saying I would go back but there were a few things that left me disappointed. I ordered the omelette with a side of pancakes. The omelette was undercooked but had good flavor. What I'm most concerned about here is my omelette had a hair in it. The cook was wearing a hat... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5700 E Oak Island Dr, Oak Island, NC 28465-5037
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Oak Island
  • Phone Number: 910-278-3070

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
6:30 am - 2:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?