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Oceana's Bistro

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40774 Hwy 12, Avon, Hatteras Island, NC 27915
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Baltimore, Maryland
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

nothing exceptional, salad was lousy & the rest tasted like a chain, not sure why there is always a line- Don't be deceived because there's a line that it's a great restaraunt

Thank kousy
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is fine dining on the beach in a laid back way. If you don't need white table cloths and stuffy waiter, then this is your spot. The town is small and not much happening on Sunday night after 8 pm but, this place was jumpin'. There is a bar on one side and intimate dining area on the other.... More 

Thank DaSypress
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Service: ok, MahiMahi ok. Popcorn-shrimps ok, shrimps/scallops nice presented but much to much salt. Salad dressing pur vinegar. Nice bar

Thank karlchristofp
Clear Spring, Maryland
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We tried this restaurant based on the reviews we found on this site. Was very pleased, I had the grilled flounder and the other half had a crab cake with a side of hush puppies. Everything was prepared well and fast, meal cost us 45 bucks, with seafood I don't think that is too terrible . As the title says,... More 

Thank Jason R
Greensburg, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Oceana's Bistro is a quaint dining spot that is well worth the time. It IS small, I think there were just nine tables in the dining area, but we were seated quickly and the personal attention didn't stop there. Our waitress kept apologizing for the slow service, but we never saw it that way. We stopped on "Wings Night" and... More 

Thank mrd5x5
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Do NOT order the calamari as it looks like onion rings. I actually sent mine back. The snow crab legs were overcooked and the the portion did not match the price. I was not impressed at all.

Thank Michael A
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Started with the cocktail special. 8.50. Not bad for rum and it was refreshing on a hot day. My husband had the steak. Cooked as he asked and good. I had chicken Alfredo. The sauce was good and my salad was fresh. Friendly staff.

1 Thank Maria M
Gainesville, Georgia
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I ate at Oceana's Bistro in July during our OBX vacation. We went on a Sunday night and had to wait about an hour to get seated (we had a large party of 13). Once we were seated and served, the food was delicious! The servers were not the most polite, I would even say they were... More 

Thank Emily Y
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We go here for breakfast a couple of times each year and it never disappoints. The breakfast quidilla is fantastic. The service is not fast but the are very friendly and it a nice atmosphere so waiting is not a big deal. Recommend it for sure.

Thank Mark B
Bedford, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived late but were well taken care of. We sat at the bar and had a wonderful Sangria. Appetizer was crab & shrimp dip which was very good not wow. Dinner however was absolutely delicious! We had the broiled shrimp and scallops. Cooked and seasoned perfectly with a dipping sauce that was not needed but too tasty to not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $27
Bar, American, Seafood, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 40774 Hwy 12, Avon, Hatteras Island, NC 27915
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Hatteras Island  >  Avon
  • Phone Number: 12529954991

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?