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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Two families; children ranging from 15-11. Went Sunday at "prime time" and was able to get a seat right away. Quick service and a friendly waitress. Seafood and specials were to die for… burgers and bar food- meh…ok.

Thank bearfan6262
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was an easy walk from our B&B....so to find that the food and service were both excellent made it a win-win-win. Nice, casual atmosphere, good beer selection. We look forward to returning next year.

Thank DGM19
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great dinner and drinks up to the bar with hubby. The staff was so friendly and the food was spot on! I had the grilled Mai Mai sandwich and steamed shrimp. Perfectly cooked. Would highly recommend this establishment for anytime!!

Thank Sheila C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here last week. Fried oyster sandwich was good. Food is pricey, but that's true everywhere on the Outer Banks. Got our large group in relatively quickly, but seating is very tight. Other than bring crowded, it was a good meal.

Thank 66roadtrip
Waynesboro, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I would have left a higher rating because the food here was amazing but our waitress was not so amazing!! Hailey, Our waitress acted as if we were interfering with her evening, never smiled and seemed very annoyed. More than once we sat with empty glasses and actually had to try and get her attention while she was hanging out... More 

Thank Kikidkelso
Knoxville, Tennessee
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nothing horrible here. Just really bland food that is definitely over priced. Atmosphere was ok and boring. Service was mediocre as well. Small indoor area where you would think they could keep an eye on their customers. But no. Really disappointing for what was supposed to be a nicer meal out.

Thank keshakay
La Fayette
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place has such great service, friendly staff, inviting atmosphere, great breakfast choices, hot coffee, reasonable prices. I went in w/ just my boyfriend, but most of the parties coming in were big sizes (parties of 6, 9 and 12) and they could accommodate.

Thank Corrine H
Cary, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Small intimate restaurant with lots of character. Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. I had the salon with avocado salad. I was so impressed with the salad I forgot I had salmon too! The restaurant is small so it's possible that you may share a table with someone or be right next to the door. Staff was super friendly. They were able... More 

Thank Thriftymom67
Richmond, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was good. Restaurant was busy on a Thursday night in June, so we ate at the bar, thinking it would be quicker -- but even the bar was nearly full! The bartender was also managing the food, so everything took a while. Fair prices for dinner.

Thank ellinad01
Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm in Avon often, so I'm at Oceana's almost daily for breakfast. Lunch and dinner are also fantastic! Julie, Twig, and the entire crew are super friendly. GREAT local spot -- it's like a little family.

Thank imawriter32159

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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
Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?