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White Oak River Bistro

206 W Corbett Ave, Swansboro, NC 28584-9547
+1 910-326-1696
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  • Excellent29%
  • Very good20%
  • Average12%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible25%
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“piccata” (2 reviews)
“pasta salad” (4 reviews)
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Italian, Seafood
$$ - $$$
206 W Corbett Ave, Swansboro, NC 28584-9547
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Reviewed July 8, 2017 via mobile

Table of 7...service was amazing! Food was excellent, seafood is fresh and so was the veggies and pasta. I have eaten at all the restaurants in swansboro over the years and this one has been excellent for over 15 years. Piano music was a lovely...More

Thank Renee S
Reviewed June 14, 2017

The view is the only good thing about this restaurant. We had eaten lunch here last year and were not impressed. Thought we would give the Bistro another chance. I really don't know how they have stayed in business. The place was nearly deserted at...More

Thank CarolOneO
Reviewed June 9, 2017

Sat outside on a sunny Carolina day and enjoyed lunch with good friends. The Pasta Primovera and a glass of Stella Pinot Grigio is my go to meal every time. We love Denise and Gene. Excellent service and delicious food.

Thank cyeager52
Reviewed June 6, 2017

We visited White Oak Bistro for lunch. We decided to sit on the patio even though it was raining, and it was very nice. Our waitress was very helpful. Two of our party ordered the daily special which was eggplant parmesan with pasta and sauteed...More

Thank LYNN M
Reviewed May 31, 2017

On Friday and Saturdays, Jackie, is found smiling and playing all the music you grew up with. She's a wonderful addition and doesn't drown out the conversation. The food is good and the staff attentive. Once in a while they'll have a squid steak with...More

Thank ShirleyB6
Reviewed March 25, 2017 via mobile

Outside sign suggested a full range menu including deli sandwiches. I. Reality A Very small Selection of Meal choices and very over priced. Husband ordered chicken Marsala and it was prepared As if for a banquet. Had been sitting for a long time. Bland sauce...More

Thank Joyjoy81960
Reviewed March 9, 2017

A pleasant place with nice outside seating. We had the "Catch of the day" special, at a reasonable price. The fish, flounder, was fresh and nicely prepared with an old bay rub. Served with a wild and brown rice mix it was delicious. The view...More

Thank Nancy B
Reviewed February 10, 2017

My husband and I wanted to try a new place to dine out while in Swnaboro. I'd always wanted to try the Bistro. I had a hankering for large sea scallops which was on the menu. However, when I received my order, I could not...More

Thank Richrail
Reviewed January 17, 2017

Food was terrible and way too expensive for what little you are served. I will NEVER return to this place again. Wait staff are rude and snotty.

Thank Susan H
Reviewed September 19, 2016

Party for a large group and buffet style food: Appetizers were good, but the meal and dessert were not that good. I wish I could say it was great. The staff & setting is wonderful! The food just so so, but they did check on...More

Thank katork
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Linda S
August 15, 2015|
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Response from BlueMt_13 | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely...they have the space and I believe you will be happy with the food/service.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Scenic view, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 206 W Corbett Ave, Swansboro, NC 28584-9547
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Swansboro
  • Phone Number: +1 910-326-1696
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