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Toucan Grill

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103 Wall St, Oriental, NC 28571-9771
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Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Can't get any better than this for atmosphere! Yachts docking, live music, good food and good service. We have visited Oriental several times and always end up here eating or just enjoying the atmosphere.

Thank Sharon M
Great River, New York
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A little hard to find but worth it!!!! Margaritas were great, as were the Crab Cakes, Mussels, New England Clam Chowder, homemade bread and butter. I had an amazing shrimp and scallop dish and they were kind enough to substitute spinach for the pasta it was supposed to be served on:) My husband had fried flounder... we live on a... More 

Thank Terri D
Boone, North Carolina
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

After a boat ride up the waterway, the four of us were starved. We were so excited to find this place by the water but it was just not good. The ribs appetizer was inedible. We didn't eat a quarter of it. Some menu items weren't available and we heard another waiter tell the table behind us they were out... More 

Thank drleo2
Troutman, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

Our waitress couldn't answer my questions regarding gluten free items, so the chef came out and talked with me..my meal was very good and met my restrictions. Thanks everyone

Thank ASAPNorthCarolina
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

I felt as if the chef had plucked the flounder, oysters, crab, and clams right out of the water that was about a hundred feet in front of our table! Best New England style clam chowder I've ever had and the freshest tasting seafood I've ever eaten--and I've eaten a lot! Friendly staff and delicious food. We ordered the fried... More 

Thank Zoe W
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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56 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Food and drink were wonderful. Such tender Mahi tenders..also tilapia bites as well. Staff very pleasant and engaging. Don't expect to see lots of the water.

Thank lovencmtns
Pine Knoll Shores, North Carolina
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69 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

We like to boat from Beaufort to Oriental and have lunch at Toucan Grill....good food, good service good drinks and good location.....what more needs to be said. Only complaint is the lack of places to dock a boat in front of the restaurant.

Thank Gary W
Burlington, NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

The primary thing we were looking for was a spot to eat on the water and we got that in spades ...so mission accomplished! The food was good ...not great. The wild rice was actually pretty awful ...not cooked and crunchy so avoid that. The fresh seafood was good but not overly memorable. Things were a bit expensive for what... More 

Thank ncsccrdad
Mystic, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

We stopped into the Toucan Grill for lunch a couple of weeks ago. It was a lovely day and we sat outside to enjoy the water view. I ordered the grilled tuna sandwich with a wasabi slaw on it which was prepared the way fresh tuna should be - rare and high quality. My one criticism is that it was... More 

Thank BoscoBaxter
Denver, Colorado
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

I like to think that this place used to feature above average food, but the sad truth is that if you are looking for something delicious, this isn't the place. The location is prime for visitors to the town docks, but better tasting food can be had within a block or two. On my most recent visit, the staff appeared... More 

Thank Mark M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 103 Wall St, Oriental, NC 28571-9771
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Oriental
  • Phone Number: 252-249-2204

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