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“good place to eat simple food in a nice little town” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Silos

The Silos
1111 Broad Street, Oriental, NC 28571
2522491050
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Ranked #1 of 9 restaurants in Oriental
Cuisines: Italian
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Oriental NC
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58 reviews 58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“good place to eat simple food in a nice little town”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2012

This is a friendly place that is unpretentious and really tries to make you comfortable. The food is good, but nothing really great or special. Steaks are cooked to order, pastas are fine, although the sauces are a bit heavy, pizzas are average, burgers are fine. It's a family run place that does an OK job with the food. But what makes folks come back here is that while the food is OK and at a fair price, Silos has the friendliest atmosphere in town. People are made to feel welcome here, both locals and tourists, and their business is appreciated. This makes them the best place in town to eat, in my honest opinion. Come on Tuesday nights for dollar beers, and you can meet just about everyone in the town of Oriental.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Beverly Hills, Michigan
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86 reviews 86 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Restaurant was good but the market that is great!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2012 via mobile

We were staying in one of the marinas and this restaurant was recommended. Great setting. Food was very good. I had mussels with marinara, it was delicious. It's not a NYC restaurant but the food was fresh and homemade, including a delicious wine based dressing. But the surprise was the market that was associated with the restaurant. Meats, specialty pastas and grains and other hard to get treats outside of larger community markets.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Favourite place to eat in Oriental.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

Friendly staff and fun atmosphere. This place is busy every night. Food is consistent. Good selection on the menu.

Visited December 2011
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30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
“How many people can say they've had a meal in a silo!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2011 via mobile

I always bring our out of town guests here...great atmosphere.
A must visit while in oriental!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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New Bern, North Carolina
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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Awesome awesome awesome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2011

Great fresh food, great prices, good service, very unique setting, actually made out of grain silos. I ate the celebrity steak, that was one of the best meals I've ever eaten.....

  • Visited August 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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