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“Great Service!”
Review of Topless Oyster Restaurant - CLOSED

Topless Oyster Restaurant
Price range: $7 - $26
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Late Night
Reviewed January 11, 2014

I've been to the "Topless Oyster" twice in the past two months (off season) and have enjoyed sitting outdoors on the screened porch, listening to music and soaking in the atmosphere. The restaurant is very casual, the food servings are plentiful and good (standard fare) for the price, but the service is just plain outstanding. Both times, very friendly bartender and waitstaff. I'll be back.

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Thank OBXBeachGirl_08
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Reviewed January 8, 2014

Winter weekend on Ocracoke with almost everything closed. Hit Topless Oyster for a late lunch. Not many cars, but good reviews so we ventured in. The menu was about to change so to the off-season selections. We went with the "new" options. The milk based crab soup was fine, and the gumbo was very good with an interesting taste almost like there was parmesan cheese. The salad was unexciting with lettuce and cucumber. The crab cake sandwich and the fish entrees were overcooked. Eatable but…

The next night we decided to go just for the $.50 oysters and drinks. The oysters were good, but still not sure why we were told they could not get enough local oysters and the ones severed were from the Chesapeake Bay. Good draft selection. Still this experience was much better than the lunch.

Service was good both times.

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1  Thank Julia S
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Reviewed December 28, 2013

We have been to Ocracoke many time but this was our first visit to the Topless Oyster. It was off season and because of an oyster roast on the island they weren't expecting a crowd and only one server was on staff. With at least 5 tables at once she completely rocked it!!!

The food was awesome...I had shrimp tacos and my husband had fish tacos. Nothing gourmet, but much better than anything we could have had at Howard's Pub or Gaffer's. The service and beer selection makes this place a great find. Prices were not cheap but very reasonable. The tacos for lunch were around $10.

It was really the service tha made this place stand out. Such great servers!! We will definitely make sure to make this a regular stop on our trips to the OBX.

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Thank DogLiving
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Reviewed November 5, 2013

This was a nice place to hang out and have a few beers. They had a huge selection of brews. The staff were friendly. The bar food was very good. We got the brisket. I did not get the rib nachos, because we didn't know what they were. But the guy next to me got them and they looked awesome. If I went back, that's what I would try.

1  Thank Kim L
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Reviewed October 12, 2013 via mobile

We didn't make it past the oyster section of the menu when ordering but if you're putting oyster in your name then you need good oysters and they did. Pretty much everything was tasty some was really a different take on pairing with an oyster but still tasty. Live music was fun. Prices were very reasonable considering we pretty much did a tasting of their entire oyster menu. If you have done a lot of oysters in one sitting you know how much it can get when you're not doing all you can eat. One thing we did try other than oysters is the tuna appetizer and that was extremely tasty.

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Thank JennAdkins
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