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Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I ordered a breakfast ($2.75 for coffee, which waitress never asked if I wanted a refill). She asked what type of pancake I'd like, so I asked for chocolate chip. When my bill came there was an upcharge for the chocolate chips, which she didn't...tell me about. The menu is very deceiving - it looks like the French Toast has an extra $.50. I ordered a crab cake sandwich to go. Got home and it had no chips, no fries, NOTHING, for a $12 all fillers crab cake on a hamburger bun (menu says lump crab meat) that tasted like Mrs. Pauls. I won't be going back.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago

First time to this restaurant, and we’ll definitely be back. We ordered a breakfast combo and the food was delicious and the portions were generous. The service was excellent.

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed July 15, 2020

Good food and friendly atmosphere. Watched them cleaning up and felt they were taking all covid precautions. Coconut cake was awesome!!

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed December 10, 2019

We recently relocated to the area and we love the Ocean View Diner! Everything is homemade and it's all so delicious. From the hearty pot roast to the delicious cranberry sauce and cole slaw, we have never had a bad meal here. This place has...that down-home feel for sure so if you're in the area give it a shot. You won't be sorry.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed October 9, 2019

Very good breakfasts. Good service. Good prices. Often lines to get in. Long-time, established restaurant.

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed August 13, 2019 via mobile

Granted many restaurants use the great Houston supply chain, but everything inside the restaurant (butter, sugar, sweetener, creamer) is proudly displayed. So, I was naive to think my blueberry pancakes would be different. I actually expected some visible locally harvested berries. Instead the pancakes were...a purple colored mix with no flavor and a $2 up charge which also screamed Sysco. Staff is nice but the food quality is generic.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed July 3, 2019

People rave about the breakfast served at this restaurant. Well, we went for dinner and it was. very disappointing. My husband ordered the fish and chips and there were 3 small pieces that looked like frozen ones that I could purchase at the grocery store....I had roast beef with gravy. It looked like deli meat with boxed brown gravy.More

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed April 25, 2019

Dated ("period") dinner atmosphere and family cooking. Nothing fancy, but reasonable prices and portions especially when compared to other local eateries. Been here for years.

Date of visit: July 2018
Reviewed April 18, 2019

This family run diner is a favorite with locals for good reason. Delicious food, friendly service and great prices. Summer weekend mornings you may have to wait a while to get seated but off season there's always a little room. I'm impressed that they always...try to accommodate special dietary restriction.More

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed April 5, 2019 via mobile

This was our second visit since they reopened. First visit was just okay. Was not happy to see all the waitresses had been replaced. This visit we sat at a booth and a young man brought us water and menus. Was told a waitress would...be right over. We waited and waited noticing 3 or 4 waitresses hanging out by the counter. Waited a bit more... nothing. Got up and left. Went down the road to the Bethany Diner. Better choice. They always have a smile on their faces. Ocean View better get their act together.Busy season is around the corner. Personally... we will never go back... too many choices.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Lynn M
April 23, 2017|
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Response from residentskeptic | Reviewed this property |
I'm not aware of any specials for dinner - if they have them, they are not advertised. Dinner fare is std fried chicken, meatloaf, etc. nothing fancy.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Oceanview Family Restaurant

  • Yes, Oceanview Family Restaurant offers takeout services.

  • Yes, Oceanview Family Restaurant offers delivery services.

  • Oceanview Family Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 3.5