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“Down home cooking”

Big Nell's Pit Stop
Cuisines: American, Barbecue
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Alexandria, Virginia
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40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Down home cooking”
Reviewed November 4, 2012

Every year that our Kings Point group visits Ocean Isle, NC, we always visit Big Nell's for breakfasts. We kid about getting our annual grease fix but it actually is a very good breakfast and lunch diner with friendly service. The local cops and firemen frequent the place also. Wonderful eggs, grits, bacon, ham, biscuits, etc. We love the place.

Visited October 2012
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English first
North Carolina
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356 reviews
297 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“Great breakfast”
Reviewed October 23, 2012

We ate year many times and all is good. Very nice waitress anytime there. If they are busy of course they have to take care of costumers. The bathrooms may need to be updated but the food is good. They have a fan base that has name for their meal.

  • Visited October 2012
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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74 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great!”
Reviewed October 17, 2012

My a "first" date there for breakfast/brunch and it was great food and great service :) I would go there again in a heartbeat! My nurse liked it too.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank KSoltis
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Summerfield, North Carolina
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131 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Local Color A Little Off”
Reviewed September 23, 2012

I went with friends who adore this place. It is very busy, and the prices are extremely low for a beach place. However, my food (omelette) came out somewhat cold, and the cheese had not even melted. The toast was only lukewarm, and the bacon (my friend's) did not look recently cooked.

Wait staff were busy, so our service was erratic...the ladies tried to be pleasant, of course.

Maybe we hit it at a busy time, so things were not as usual, but I, for one, would never return. However, the crowds indicate that if cheap enough, people will buy anything.

  • Visited September 2012
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Surf City, North Carolina
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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Bad Breakfast Choice”
Reviewed August 29, 2012

We had eaten at Big Nell's many years ago and liked it and stopped there to eat a quick breakfast on a recent trip to Sunset Beach. The food was simply not good. The grits had a strange taste, and neither my husband nor I could eat them, and we both like grits. The biscuits were extremely heavy and did not taste freshly made. That being said, it is an inexpensive place to eat as our bill was only $7.50 for two people. The building does not appear to be well maintained. Service was good. We will not go there in the future.

Visited August 2012
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