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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
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 3
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  • 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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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
191 helpful votes 191 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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120 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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227 restaurant reviews
450 helpful votes 450 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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23 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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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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5 helpful votes 5 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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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?