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The Bean

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304 Hodges St, Oriental, NC 28571
7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Littleton, New Hampshire
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

"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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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 2 weeks ago

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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175 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Merritt, North Carolina
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great local coffee shop with several different blends. Lots of snacks to go with it - muffins, cookies, ice cream. We sit out on the front porch with a great view of Oriental harbor.

Thank Harry L
Denver, Colorado
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

This place is a fixture and welcome respite in this community. Great coffee and breakfast items for everyone

Thank snsmath
Apex, NC
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

We visited Oriental for the first time recently. Both afternoons we stopped at The Bean for ice cream and smoothies. It is a wonderful place to have a snack and relax while people watching. The ice cream and smoothies were good. I didn't have any coffee but it smelled delicious.

Thank ApexmomApex_NC
Andover, New Jersey
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75 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

great coffee and I have a hard time saying that for most of nc they have bagels and Danish but no real cooked food

Thank Roy1155

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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
Seating, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
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
  • 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?