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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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  • 25
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Good breakfast on the island, local favorite - always look forward to a big breakfast here

Been here several times. A good solid breakfast but not a large place and you might have to wait a little to get seated. Pancakes are huge, biscuits are solid. Food is fresh and cooked to order, always hot. It's not a quiet place but not terrible.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Raleigh,NC
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Raleigh,NC
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Been here several times. A good solid breakfast but not a large place and you might have to wait a little to get seated. Pancakes are huge, biscuits are solid. Food is fresh and cooked to order, always hot. It's not a quiet place but not terrible.

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PLEASANT GARDEN, NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I have only eaten here during breakfast time and it has always been great! Small place, but usually not a long wait for a table even during busy season. Great wait staff. The inside needs repairs obviously, floors etc., but the food is good! Will return.

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Hickory, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

Stopped by for breakfast on our last morNing of a 4 day weekend. Had a short wait but only because we wanted a booth and not a table. We could have also sat at the bar, but allowed 4 young men to go ahead. We had omelets, hash browns and delicious coffee! A very "local" spot to eat so if... More 

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Wytheville, Virginia, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Open for breakfast and lunch only. Breakfast is good but so are others on the island. My only issue is that when it is busy the noise level is high.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Honestly, we were going to the Barbeque House for breakfast and they were closed, so we decided to try Russell's. We have seen signs and advertisements for years that Russell's has the 'best breakfast in Brunswick County." I beg to differ. The service was spotty. There were several servers that worked pretty much as a group. One young lady pulled... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

The food might be the best but the wait is AWFUL! Not sure it was worth it! What else is there to say! It would help if they had call ahead seating!

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Waxhaw, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

WOW! I have been an OKI regular vacationer for the past 10 years and have never been until this last trip. have I missed out or what. The breakfast here was one of the best I have ever had. The eggs, gravy, sausage, all perfectly cooked and all excellent quality ingredients. It was crowded and it did take a little... More 

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Maysville, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 via mobile

Good homestyle food but since it was Close to closing time they didnt come back to check on us we had to ask for a check and a refill of our drinks. Friendly staff though..

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Condensation kept dripping on the table from a dirty A/C vent. This could have gone in our food or drinks if we didn't notice right away. The really surprising part is that the waitress knew about this problem for over a year. I don't know why the board of health has not noticed this. They would move up to average... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We tried to go to Russell's Twice last week with a group of four, then eight, and we would have had to wait THREE HOURS both times. If we would try again obviously you need to make a reservation a few days early. I'm happy for them that they are that busy.

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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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