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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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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 2:00 pm

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  • 16
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    Very good
  • 16
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  • 3
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    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
very good breakfast

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
cheryl h
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Durham, North Carolina
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Durham, North Carolina
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608 reviews 608 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
415 helpful votes 415 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
29 helpful votes 29 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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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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Centreville, Virginia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This is the perfect simple breakfast place. The food is good, the service is friendly, it doesn't take hours, and it doesn't cost much. The only downside is that a lot of people know this, so there can be a wait for a place to sit.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

This is a great locally owned place to grab a made to order breakfast. Service is usually fast and courteous. The only drawback is that it is a smaller place, and can be quite crowded. Best practice is to get there early before the vacationers wake.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Great place for breakfast. Eggs, bacon, breakfast potatoes were all good. Service was fast and friendly.

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Asheville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

About the only place to eat breakfast on the Island. Like being home eating at your local cafe. Glad they are there.

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Oak Island, North Carolina
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25 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

If there's one thing I could change, it would be to ask the owner to quit serving frozen deep fried potatoes as home fries. They are not home fries or hash browns. Everything else is great. I literally live within 200 yards of the place, but would only go if it were Monday and the other breakfast restaurant isn't open.... 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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