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304 Hodges St, Oriental, NC 28571
252-249-4918
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7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Coffee & Tea

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  • 21
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Well if you are the only coffee place in town...

Number two???? Would you rate Starbucks the number Two resturant in a town, or Duncan Donuts? They buy their bagels from Carolina Bagels, (which are awesome fresh at Carolina bagels) two days ago. So they have a view, so does Lou Mack Park. Their coffee is still weak and the cream cheese... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2015
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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Number two???? Would you rate Starbucks the number Two resturant in a town, or Duncan Donuts? They buy their bagels from Carolina Bagels, (which are awesome fresh at Carolina bagels) two days ago. So they have a view, so does Lou Mack Park. Their coffee is still weak and the cream cheese tastes like school paste. Makes me think folks... More 

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Gloucester, Massachusetts, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Love the biking. So sit back....You will ride your bike more than your car. People are so friendly. They are always saying hi. So warm.

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 via mobile

Went back to see if things have changed, they haven't. Still mediocre coffee and frozen bagels. So many "furiners" I thought I was in Brooklyn or Jersey. Want to hang with the locales? Go to M&M's or the Tiki Bar around 5:00. You can even get good food. Those that know can't figure out why The Bean is #2

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Nairobi, Kenya
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41 reviews 41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

You can always tell the quality of a good restaurant by the quality of their espresso. The Bean has an excellent shot (or two if you dare)! Clean bean prep is a must for this to be true! Staff is very friendly and all extras are wonderful! Scones are top notch! I only wish I would have known that a... More 

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Oriental, North Carolina
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173 reviews 173 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The bean is oriental's equivalent to Starbucks great coffee, real good fruit smoothies plenty of bengals and breads. Also stop by late afternoon or early evening for the ice cream. Friendly people reasonable prices

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I loved this little coffee shop and reveled in sipping on my beverage watching the ships come and go in the marina across the street.

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Havelock NC
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110 reviews 110 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Had an iced coffee while walking around Oriental . It was very good. Many drinks to choose from, Ice Cream and pastries.

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Wilson, North Carolina
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56 reviews 56 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 304 Hodges St, Oriental, NC 28571
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Oriental
  • Phone Number: 252-249-4918

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 7:00 pm

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