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The Bean

304 Hodges St, Oriental, NC 28571
252-249-4918
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Ranked #2 of 9 restaurants in Oriental
Cuisines: American
Most recent review
- Jun 21, 2014
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English first
Wilson, North Carolina
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33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Got a large iced coffee with a caramel shot. Coffee was strong which I like and the ice was frozen coffee cubes. Great idea! Kept the same great taste the whole time no watered down taste from melting ice! A must stop if you are around these parts.

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New Bern, North Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

The Bean in Oriental is a local landmark. It's THE place by the town dock where everyone meets, greets, eats, and hangs out. It's cute, rather small, and the food is pretty good. They're known for good coffee, excellent smoothies and shakes, good and generous ice cream cones, and just being plain friendly, helpful people. Sitting on their porch watching... More

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Oriental, North Carolina
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Whatever the need, coffee, bagels, muffins, toast, tea, ice cream, good company, a quiet place to do wifi or just watch the boats come in, the Bean serves it up well. This IS THE PLACE!

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Cary, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Great coffee and tasty muffins. Lots of folks hanging around and conversing in the morning, so it really had a local feel to it. Great place to start your day in Oriental!

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Oriental, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Small, local ice cream shop. Served low sugar ice cream for those of us needing to watch that side of things. Cute place, small so a bit crowded... good for them but left us without a table! lol

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Mocksville, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Everyone, and I mean the whole town, seems to start their day at The Bean. Good coffee and food. And super friendly staff.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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62 reviews 62 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

As others have said, I can only repeat. Great coffee, good pastries and friendly conversation. It's probably the friendliest coffee shop I've been to - and I range quite a bit looking for good coffee shops. Now, I've only been to The Bean twice, it's 130 miles from my house, but both times the folk on the porch welcomed me... More

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

Excellent coffee, friendly service, great place to meet locals and visitors alike. Nice that they stay open 7am to 8pm, for those who enjoy a nice cup of coffee after dinner on the porch!

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ORLANDO
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

It is not much more than a local coffee shop but the coffee is great and the pastries are also. Everyone (customers) are friendly and welcoming even though they know you are a tourist.

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Durham, North Carolina
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39 reviews 39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Good coffee and ice cream. They have a variety of breakfast foods (pastries, muffins, bagels) that aren't homemade but are good for a quick bite. The best part of a visit to The Bean is the view and the company. You are sure to meet lots of locals and visitors, many of them with friendly dogs.

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