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Sunny Side Oyster Bar

1102 Washington Street, Williamston, NC
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Ranked #1 of 24 Restaurants in Williamston
Cuisines: Seafood
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Jamesville, North Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Over a half-century ago, my gran-daddy and his pals sat on the handmade barstools situated on the floor scattered with wood-chips, watching skilled shuckers serve up delicious, just-steamed oysters. You can still get that experience today, it is an amazing, one of a kind place. They've added on a bit, improved the rest rooms, and offer mixed drinks and a... More

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Warner Robins, Georgia
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114 reviews 114 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014 via mobile

Very unique dining experience in this hidden gem in NC. They steam open raw oysters for you and pour them out one by one onto a small bowl. Scallops huge and fresh. Glad I stopped here!

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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

This place is a real gem. The oyster shuckers make the experience fun and very entertaining. Matt was our shucker and he did an awesome job. The atmosphere is great! If you love oysters, crablegs, shrimp an scallops you really need to try Sunnyside!

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Sanford, North Carolina
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Another visit to Sunny Side for my wife's birthday didn't disappoint... if you love steamed oysters (shrimp, scallops and crab legs too)... and you like a "hole in the wall" type of atmosphere... then this place is for you. Been around since 1935; best steamed oysters you will ever eat. Already trying to plan our next visit; and this place... More

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45 reviews 45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

This place is awesome. No menu, just pick between oysters, shrimp, crab, scallops. I ordered steamed oysters and crab legs- both were great but the best part is the environment. This restaurant has so much energy and it's a great local place. If I make it make to North Carolina- I will definitely stop here again!

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Greeensboro, NC
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68 reviews 68 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

My wife and I stopped at Sunny Side on our way to the Outer Banks after reading the article about it in Southern Living. We had a ball and a peck of wonderful oysters! Eric, our shucker, was great. Established in 1935 the place looks like a plain white building from the outside. Inside is clean and homey. The bar... More

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Greenville, North Carolina
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49 reviews 49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

The Sunny Side Oyster Bar is a NC landmark for steamed oysters. We had supper here on October 14, 2013. The service is excellent. The oysters were steamed to perfection. Scallops and Shrimp were both very good. They have their own home-made cocktail sauce, which is also very good. It's a mild sauce, and with the horseradish on the side,... More

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Ortonville, Michigan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

We are staying at the econo lodge behiend this little gem of shuckin wonder! WOW! glass of wine and fresh oysters(OMG!, I have never seen so BIG!! and juicy), spiced shrimp, and crab legs made me a happy camper!! This bar seating, belleying up to deliciousness is a must when in Williamston. Still having a YUMgasim!! Fellow motorcycle riders, make... More

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

Do yourself a favor and stop by here to sit at the bar and enjoy the staff shucking your oysters for you! It may not be fancy on the outside OR the inside but ... I understand it's been there forever and now my husband and I know why!!! We ate somem of the largest and juicest oysters we ever... More

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Dacula
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

I visit SSOB 3-5 times a year, while in town at horse shows. It is always a fun experience with great food. I was traveling alone this visit, and felt very comfortable there.

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