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“Tastes like Bus Stop Food”
Review of Gravy

Gravy
Ranked #1 of 17 Restaurants in Sunset Beach
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Phone - 910-579-4733
Sunset Beach, North Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Tastes like Bus Stop Food”
Reviewed August 9, 2013

First, let me state the obvious. This is canned and frozen food and all you have to do is walk to the cash register, look through the pass-through counter and you will see the canned foods of every type from floor to ceiling in chrome shelves, four stacks to a row, four rows deep.

Now that we have established that fact, you can judge all "reviews" on that knowledge. Locals seem easily impressed with the limit of culinary choice in the area.

These are nice enough people and the place is clean, but this food took me back 35 years to the tastes of instant potatoes and powered gravies served at cafes' along the Grey Hound Bus lines throughout the south.

Everything seems either canned, frozen or bagged. When the nice waitress told me the seafood was fresh, I assume she was speaking of the expiration date on the frozen bags of shrimp which we watched the cook pour into the deep fryer.

If you like canned food and frozen TV dinners, you may enjoy eating here. Patrons seemed to be equally half construction contractors and half retirees.

Two good things about this café: The food is cheap, and the place is clean.

  • Visited August 2013
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1 Thank SunsetBeachJoe
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Disappointed not as good as I expected”
Reviewed August 5, 2013 via mobile

Nothing special .. did not seem home cooked just reheated... prices are cheap and portions large ...service was fast ..just ordinary

  • Visited July 2013
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Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Favorite for the locals”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Seems like lots of people I see there must have season tickets because they are there all the time.

This restaurant is owned by a brother and sister who are there everyday to make sure things go well. Food is a variety of mostly fried foods, but salads and some non-fried items are available. Their fried shrimp is the best in the area in my opinion. Even their small platters are huge.

It is open for lunch and dinner. Get there before 5 PM if you want to be seated immediately, especially during the summer beach season.

Visited July 2013
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Thank Sokoloff
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NJ
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Best place in Sunset!”
Reviewed July 25, 2013 via mobile

This is the best home cookin ever! Love this place and eat here almost every night when we Are in town. Go early or you will wait. I honestly think the 2 posts below with bad reviews are a hoax or something. I really can't imagine anyone saying you would get bad service here- this is the best!

  • Visited July 2013
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“Service was atrocious”
Reviewed July 18, 2013

We are 2 local seniors with a 6 yr old grandson. Our 3rd visit to Gravy was not good but we decided to try again tonight. Service was terrible. Our food was never served even though everyone else had theirs. When we said something to the manager her response was "we're busy" then she turned her back on us! No apologies from her or our server.

Visited July 2013
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Thank lodgemore
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