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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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Chesterfield, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We arrived shortly after the dinner opening. My suggestion is to arrive early. We were fortunate that our wait was about five minutes. Had we arrived at few minutes later, we would've faced a long wait because the restaurant is fairly small. Not to mention, they had a prime rib special for $12.99. One member of our party ordered the... More 

Thank mrandmrsd99
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78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We eat here two nights in a row ... That tells you sonething. Oceanas Bistro is simply the best full service restaurant south of Nagshead in the Outerbanks. The food and service is top notch. They serve everything from blackened tuna to BQ spare ribs and everything in between with house specialty appetizers like shrimp and bacon won tons....Add a... More 

Thank Edward C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Great dinner once again. Our server, Haley, was wonderful -- efficient, helpful and a sweet smile that made us feel very welcome and not rushed even though there was a line at the door. Fell in love with Hatteras over 20 years ago and Oceanas tops our list as a MUST visit each and every time we come -- which... More 

Thank Diana T
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The crab cakes are the best on the island! My husband had the peel and eat shrimp and enjoyed very bite. The waitress was friendly and helped make our dinning experience delightful. We travel to Avon every year and will return to this fantastic restaurant!

Thank Dyan4
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Wife and kids went for breakfast. We had the steak and eggs and the crab meat benedict. They were delicious! Kids chose pancakes and ate more than usual. We have a picky son and he loved them. Great service as well! I would highly recommend starting your day here!

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Ripley, West Virginia
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love dinner! Service is great! Ahi tuna as an entree was terrific! We always eat here at least a couple times each year! Prime rib dinner on Monday's is very tasty! My first Hurricane and it had a distinctive taste!

Thank 276selmah
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We generally order their fish and chips. The only complaint is the high fructose corn syrup ketchup.

Thank WanderlustByNature
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had to wait a while, but it was worth it. The staff was really great and the food was delicious!! We all had something different and everyone was delighted with their food. We will definitely be back.

Thank Pattie S
Cleveland, Ohio
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stopped in for dinner around 4:30 which was the perfect time, because the place filled up shortly after we were seated. The server was friendly and fast. We ordered some drinks which were overpriced for the size. We got the appetizer sampler which was good, but you don't get much food with it. For our entrees,... More 

Thank Anthony F
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16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place was recommended by a local, it did not disappoint. It was Tuesday taco night ,so I had those with an order of old bay homemade chips. Very good, tasty although a bit salty. The wife had seafood nachos. Good flavor. Plenty of seafood and roasted corn. She ended up taking half home. Good prices depending on what you... 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
Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children
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?