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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

5 PM reservation during the week. Seated promptly. The staff were attentive and professional. The place was clean with the exception of some flies buzzing the table. The seafood chowder was very good. The shrimp & crab cakes were good. The NY strip was cooked...correctly to medium rare but very tough. The uncooked green beans were inedible. The huge mound of semi-mashed potatoes was ok at best. At $165 w/tip it was a very expensive marginalized meal. We will pass on this place next trip. *Note this review was completed without using ridiculous un-discriptive terms like out-of-bounds, OMG, on point, awesome, the bomb, yummy, delish, to die for, do your self a favor, trust me, etc.. Describe the food, service (or lack of) and provide details on the cost/copy of check and include pictures! Is the place clean? No one cares about the waiter/waitress names, their abilities, or if they look like they fell face first into a tackle box. They get changed like underwear and you don't get to pick one. No we don't care about your allergies or the need for gluten free food.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed August 20, 2022

We had a reservation for 15 on a Thursday night.... it was our first time going there as we usually drive all the way to Basnight's near Manteo out of tradition.... It was excellent and plentiful.... the wait staff handled all the large groups really...well. There was not a HUGE variety of vegetables but other than that our crowd was quite pleased. In my humble opinion they could cut down on the quantity of food and still have people happy, especially if the prices could reflect that.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 19, 2022

The receptionist experience was good, but after that it turned downhill pretty quickly. To be fair the waiter may have been new, but in your mid-40s I'm thinking maybe not. The wrong drinks came out, which happens, but the bread oil was spilled over the...table, menu and drink menu upon arrival. After taking the menu that was spilled over we were asked what we wanted to eat. A little difficult without the menu. I understand that when in a vacation area you can expect to see higher than usual prices, which I am more than comfortable paying on vacation, but a $14 cocktail that comes in a 8oz glass that is filled to brim with ice seems a little much. To be fair they did bring out a larger glass after a comment was made. Back to the pricing, I think $20 for a crabcake is reasonable, but for one that is bland and underwhelming, again left me thinking there are much better options for a hundred dollar bill for two. I didn't expect an amazing meal, but better seafood and atmosphere than I can get at home far from the beach is something that I did. I apologize for the review, but reviews are why we picked the spot and they were not accurate for our experience, which admittedly are all different.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 18, 2022

We have been to Mike Dianna's three times in the last 2 weeks. The first time we had the seafood pasta (sister in law loved it-a little spicy for me), shrimp and grits-they were good-I would have loved cheese in the grits though, and we...had mussels for an appetizer-outstanding! Second time we had a great dinner salad-very fresh, the mussels again of course, spinach and artichoke dip-which was too salty, and the fish chowder that was absolutely delicious. For dinner, filet mignon -cooked perfect!, and the pork chop that my husband loved. The third time we just snuck in for the mussels, salad, and fish chowder. I was a little disappointed with the chowder-shockingly it was too salty. It seems sometimes the chef is a little heavy handed with the salt. I would rather less salt and I can add my own if needed. Service was perfect-they seem to be flush with employees who were incredibly attentive. The only negative was the darn flies. They are annoying during indoor dining-outside I expect it-not inside! I know lots of people complain about the price but their prices are no different and somewhat less than other similar restaurants in the OBX. Captive audience!More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 12, 2022 via mobile

We visited on a Friday evening, which I know can be busy for so many restaurants with Friday and Saturday check-ins/outs. We had a reservation for a large group and were seated right away. Service was quick and friendly. This is that rare place that...is friendly to children of all ages and also serves delicious, well-prepared food. We have a toddler and appreciated being able to comfortably share a meal with family on vacation. We will definitely come here again on future visits to OBX.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 23, 2022

The food is always fantastic here and worth the cost! Paulie is the BEST server we have had while vacationing. He was attentive and hilarious. We even went back for their brunch (which was amazing) so we could have him as a server again! Next...time you visit, ask him to make you his famous cocktail called "The LORO!"More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 23, 2022

We had reservations so easy to get in. But out of 6 people only 1 person enjoyed food. Bland chicken. Sea food nofhing to brag about. I had pork which was a little over comes but had great flsvor.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 20, 2022 via mobile

Walked in, not expecting the prices, very much worth the price. Food was very good and we were full after leaving. Best tasting food overall. Waitress could of been a little nicer, would of gotten a 5 star

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 8, 2022 via mobile

Service was okay, efficient, and they were the only place that didn’t have a 1.5-2 hour wait at the time. Sides were mashed potatoes, green beans, rice and roasted veggies, not a lot of variety and flavor. Swordfish and crab cakes were good but overall...disappointed in the entrees due to other items. Most expensive and least tasty meal we had during our stay.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 18, 2022 via mobile

This was our first time here, and the experience was amazing. Paulie took great care of us. He was proactive and anticipated what we would need without us even having to ask. He was personable, knowledgeable, and professional and made the experience memorable. The food...was also outstanding. We look forward to getting the opportunity to visit this restaurant again. Thank you, Paulie, for the outstanding experience!More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 15, 2022 via mobile

Great food, friendly attentive service, nice to be able to sit with our party of 7. Prices have gone up quite a bit from our last visit - with tip $50/person for entrees only with no drinks. Dining room was very lively and somewhat packed...in - our chairs backed into other groups if you weren’t paying attention. Not the ambiance I hoped for for a more upscale obx spot.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 14, 2022

We laugh. We cried. We had all the food, despite the time of day, Paulie made all of our wildest culinary cravings come true. What a man, myth, legend.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 12, 2022

Some of the best service ever! My man pauly gave us some fire dialogue. The experience felt like a beach experience. My man Pauly deserves those drinks.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 12, 2022

Polly was my waiter and it was great service. The food was excellent. Polly should get as many drinks as possible.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed June 12, 2022

Had a great breakfast, food was great. Great service especially from my guy pauly, he should be getting as many drinks as possible.

Date of visit: June 2022
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They do have picnic tables on the patio but I have never seen anyone dining outside. I believe the tables are for customers at the bar and people listening to the music (performer) on the deck.
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