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“They really do have the best fish on the island!”

Oak Island Restaurant
Ranked #32 of 60 Restaurants in Oak Island
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Charlotte NC
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“They really do have the best fish on the island!”
Reviewed May 19, 2014

Perfectly fried, non-greasy fish with good slaw and country vegetables. We also had good service and prices are very reasonable.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank barbaraD255
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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Better get there at least 45 minutes before closing!!!”
Reviewed May 13, 2014

We have been there on 2 occurrences where we were there approximately 45 mins before closing and we were turned away one time and almost turned away the second time. The owners are a mother/daughter team, and when they get tired.....they don't care what time it is, They say 'closed'. The food is fairly good for fried seafood. The atmosphere is that of a small diner, not fancy at all. Not very clean inside either. We really just go for the food, but the staff is not friendly at all.

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Dawn R
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Raleigh
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64 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Incredibly tasty and an incredible value”
Reviewed April 21, 2014

Lunch for me consisted of two huge perfectly fried flounder filets, okra, squash, coffee, and dessert. My wife had popcorn shrimp, okra, and a salad. I couldn’t finish the flounder so we took one of the filets home and had it for dinner. Only a Jackson for all of this, including tip. Amazing. It was enough to reel us back in for another lunch that was just as good the next day.

  • Visited March 2014
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1 Thank JohnRDU
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Raleigh, North Carolina
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Avoid at all costs !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
Reviewed March 24, 2014

They bring you the wrong food and threaten to call the police when you say you will not pay for it and then tell you not to come back. Avoid at all costs. RUDE AVOID AT ALL COSTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Visited March 2014
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7 Thank Steven K
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Oak Island, North Carolina
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Adequate but for the senior citizen crowd.”
Reviewed February 23, 2014

I am a 47 year old male and I felt like a spring chicken here. Meal was ok, but for having the "best seafood on the beach" everything was fried and only had about 5 items on their seafood menu. Service was ok, but not great.

  • Visited February 2014
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1 Thank Al S
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