My first clue to our dining experience being awful was the only 2 restaurants worse than the Shanty were both OUT OF BUSINESS. I wasn't greeted at all when we walked in. No biggie.....I'm sure they were busy with the one other table and the one other couple sitting at the bar to notice us but I digress. I'm glad I could read because if I wanted to know what the specials were, I could be waiting all day for the waitress to tell us I guess that it not her job. Apparently neither is bringing out napkins or silverware without being asked. Want another beer? Yep...you better ask them for one because they won't be asking you. Finished with your plate? Too bad because it will be on your table until you leave. We figured we would have another drink or two after our meal but nope! The only thing we didn't have to ask for was the check! The saddest part about dining in Oriental is that nobody knows the difference between good and bad food or good and bad service and to make matters worse nobody cares!!! After today, I'm eating at home or will be making the trip out of Pamlico until someone figures it out!