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1 Harding Square, Washington, NC 27889
2529463463
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children
Description: Brand new. Seafood, Steaks and more. Beautiful setting, great prices, and...
Brand new. Seafood, Steaks and more. Beautiful setting, great prices, and out of this world homemade desserts. Also, a shelffish steam bar.
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  • 33
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Wonderful service and food

From the moment my coworker and I entered we were greeted with friendly and very competent waitstaff. We were given the choice to sit in the restaurant or the oyster bar. We chose the oyster bar. Lighting was dim and our first table rocked, but it didnt matter.  The crab dip was wonderful. Our... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 10, 2015
Bobbi P
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Tamarac, Florida
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Washington, North Carolina
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

We love eating here regularly. It is such a great place to grab beer & oysters. The ahi tuna app & the crab dip are also must tries if it's your first time visiting.

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Thank Paige H
Tamarac, Florida
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

From the moment my coworker and I entered we were greeted with friendly and very competent waitstaff. We were given the choice to sit in the restaurant or the oyster bar. We chose the oyster bar. Lighting was dim and our first table rocked, but it didnt matter.  The crab dip was wonderful. Our scallops were cooked perfectly. And the prices... More 

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Thank Bobbi P
Charlottesville, Va
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106 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

We got to sit outside on a beautiful day. Great piece of fish - I had the Mahi. My husband enjoyed his shrimp pasta dish. We both thought the onion rings were the best we'd had. Very friendly service too!

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Thank Florencia49
Greenville
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015 via mobile

That was a Steampot in the picture but it's all gone. Awesome food,atmosphere and service. We will be back! Indian summers in NC make this the perfect spot to sit by the river and have a great time with good friends.

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Thank Linus M
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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139 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Went there for supper on our way through Chocowinnity with a friend and some of her neighbours, a group of seven. The service was very prompt and courteous. A variety of food was ordered and both my spouse and I were impressed by the fresh scallops which we ordered two different ways. Everyone enjoyed their meal and we will return... More 

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Thank Colonel_Butler
Greenville, North Carolina
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

Date of visit was actually 9/2012. Went for dinner and it was a busy night in Washington. Short wait for a table around 8ish. Waitress was nice but seemed inexperienced. Could not tell me their draft offerings or specials. After 10 minutes, she came back and told us. I ordered the scallops and they avg in size. Only got three... More 

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Thank gvegaspirate
Atlanta, Georgia
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

We are right before the restaurant closed for lunch. The service was wonderful and we enjoyed sitting at the bar. The shrimp and grits, a signature favorite, was fair. However, the lightly fried pickle appetizer was prepared just right. The Mahi fish burger was just ok.

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Thank Teresa M
Rocky Mount, United States
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

We weren't sure where to eat and were going into one of the usual waterfront places in Washington when we saw a blinking "Open" sign. It was on a big brick building looking like a school. Just to add to our adventure we went to see what it was that was open. Their sign is so small we were right... More 

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Thank Wayne T
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015 via mobile

Very warm and friendly atmosphere! Wait staff was welcoming and efficient. My son and I were able to sit outside and enjoy the view of the river while eating a delicious meal.

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Thank Julie B
Greenville, North Carolina
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62 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

It's a great place to go walking and enjoy the view of the river. I also enjoy sitting on one of the park benches to read or meditate. The breeze from the water makes it so relaxing.

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Thank zetaspeechlady

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Harding Square, Washington, NC 27889
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Washington
  • Phone Number: 2529463463

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children

Description

Brand new. Seafood, Steaks and more. Beautiful setting, great prices, and out of this world homemade desserts. Also, a shelffish steam bar.

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