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The Bean

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304 Hodges St, Oriental, NC 28571-9707
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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North Carolina
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60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Oasis of good coffee, toasted bagels, ice cream, friendly locals, and one of the last great views of NC commercial fishing boats. Bring your dog. Kick back. Life does not get better than the porch at the Bean.

Thank mmmNorthCarolina
Clayton, North Carolina
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A pleasant surprise among a village of surprises. Best visited by bicycle and the porch is comfortable. Coffee is fine, too.

Thank jasonfedukovich
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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104 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I just had coffee but their other item looked delicious. The coffee was hot and smooth. It's us located directly across from the harbor so it has an excellent view of the water. I recommend you stop in at The Bean.

Thank Tommy B
Durham, North Carolina
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Treat yourself and visit The Bean when you are in town. With a variety of ice cream flavors and coffee to choose from, plus a great porch that overlooks the water, you won't be disappointed.

Thank Heather C
Littleton, New Hampshire
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

"Get it yourself" coffee makes for quick service. I love the cranberry orange oatmeal cookies; as they are terrific. Ice cream in the afternoon is a nice pick me up.

Thank DnDon2014
Greenville, North Carolina
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

The Bean has become one of the musts in Oriental. Whether you like just a regular coffee or some fancy iced drink they can serve it up. Would suggest the Backwards Norma, their own creation that is absolutely delish! A friendly and courteous staff is there to take care if your caffeine fix!

Thank chere0805
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

Good selection of coffee, pastries, breakfast items and ice cream. Relaxed place to have coffee and chat with friends.

Thank pensasail
Jacksonville, Florida
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174 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

This is a nice little coffee shop by the dock in Oriental. I've been the past two summers for a milkshake since I don't drink coffee. The milkshake is really good. It's a nice, pretty location with a porch. Definitely worth stopping in.

Thank Kristi6
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

A great selection and view of the marina, with awesome original drinks, treats and friendly people! Ask for the "Norma Backwards" on a hot day--ice cream + coffee +++--it was my favorite!

Thank Zoe W
North Carolina
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49 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

The coffee was so amazingly good! They even use frozen coffee ice cubes in the iced coffee so that you do not water down the deliciousness! Two of us got iced coffees which were on point! The third got mango sorbet which got devoured quickly. The service is great as well!

Thank MaryMac92

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
American, Cafe
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 304 Hodges St, Oriental, NC 28571-9707
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Oriental
  • Phone Number: 252-249-4918

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