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Russells Place Restaurant

American, Diner
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5700 E Oak Island Dr, Oak Island, NC 28465-5037
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 6:30 am - 2:00 pm
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54 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the best breakfast place on OKI. It's a solid meal, nothing fancy. Get there early or expect a sizable wait and no one in a rush.

Thank Jeremy F
charlotte, nc
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54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Russell's is a local breakfast joint on the main drag that opens early, around 6am and stays open through lunch. The breakfast is average, not great but adequate. The prices are reasonable and the service is prompt , not overly friendly but pleasant. I don't drink coffee but K. rated it as pretty good. We ate there twice and had... More 

Thank cmatt43
Ernul, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate breakfast there while on vacation. The food was great and well priced. Staff were extremely friendly. They worked quickly to make sure our wait was not long. We will definitely be going back!

Thank 4Whitfords
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13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Russell's Place is usually our last morning breakfast stop before we hit the road to travel home. You WILL have a wait here unless you are the first in line for opening. Even then, you will have to get there 30 minutes to an hour BEFORE opening. It's ALWAYS full for breakfast. The food is good country home cooking and... More 

Thank Kyle B
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6 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was not so great. Waited for 30 mins which was suppose to be 10. No room in side so out side we wait..ordered home chilli beans..they were pinto beans and chill from hotdogs side and cheese no chill beans I ever had. Belly was upset almost immediately. Would not suggest it at all. The staff was nice is all there... More 

Thank Carla B
Shelley, Idaho
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60 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Russell's is a great local restaurant but is noisy & has a small seating area but the food is worth it. They are only open until 2:00 pm. They have been voted "best breakfast" but the lines, that I've seen, go out the front doors & around the side of the building so unfortunately I've haven't eat breakfast there yet... More 

Thank Cheri W
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4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate at Russell's nearly every morning of our recent vacation. It's apparently one of the only restaurants in Oak Island where you can get breakfast. The staff is friendly and the coffee is good. We each tried something different each day but it was all average diner food. My only real complaint was that the bacon slices were ridiculously... More 

Thank Emily L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Small but excellent when you are in need of comport food. I had the Turkey Club and it was one of the best clubs I have had. Breakfast looks good as it passed by my table. Serves bother breakfast and lunch all day.

Thank Anthony C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Probably the best breakfast on the beach. Easy breakfast basics, but go at the right time or you could be hanging out outside for a while.

Thank Jeremy F
Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Breakfast and lunch restaurant. Lines this time of year. The service was good. Breakfast is the better time to go. Recommend the Papa Bear Special

Thank cooleemee

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
6:30 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5700 E Oak Island Dr, Oak Island, NC 28465-5037
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Oak Island
  • Phone Number: 910-278-3070

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