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“Average food but can't beat the price” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Big Nell's Pit Stop

Big Nell's Pit Stop
6828 Beach Dr SW, Ocean Isle Beach, NC
(910) 579-6461
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Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Average food but can't beat the price”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

It seems to be the only breakfast food place around Ocean Isle that opens on a Sunday so we didn't really have much of a choice. The eggs were flavorless and the breakfast potatoes were bland. The biscuits are delicious though. Average price for breakfast and drink is $5.

Overall, an OK place to go given the limited options.

Do not order the orange juice (tasted funky) and the hashbrowns looked like the McDonald hashbrowns

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Raleigh, North Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Best breakfast”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

Always eat at Big Nell's. Etta is an awesome waitress! Good breakfast, nice people, good prices. You get an omelet, grits, biscuits, good coffee - all you could want! Or get a great waffle!

Visited May 2013
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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71 reviews 71 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Looking for a great breakfast?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

The breakfasts at Big Nell's are unequaled anywhere in this area! Their country sausage is delicious!! Service is fast, prices are low, and the waitresses are very attentive. The atmosphere may leave a little to be desired for some, but I can assure you that a better breakfast is not to be found in costal North Carolina!!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Chagrin Falls
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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Enjoy it for what it is”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

Everytime my family visits Sunset Beach we always make time for Big Nell's. It has become a tradition for my Dad and I. Yes, the place is a dump and yes, the service can sometimes be slow, but the food is always good. Two can eat well for $13 including the tip. Whatever you get, make sure to try the home fries, they're my favorite. Slow down and enjoy it for what it is...a roadside diner from days gone by.

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Charlotte
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Not much to write home about”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

After reading the reviews on TripAdvisor, I thought this would be a decent place for breakfast on the way out of town. I'm not very familiar with the OIB area, but I have to think there's something better than this? The place was definitely busy, and the service friendly. But, I wish I had cooked instead as the food was not good - and the place is in sore need of an update. It is definitely cheap, but you get what you pay for.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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