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“Money can't buy happiness, but it'll buy dinner and a view.”

Oceanic Restaurant and Grill
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood
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Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar scene, Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
North Carolina
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52 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Money can't buy happiness, but it'll buy dinner and a view.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2011

The Oceanic recently updated its kitchen equipment and remodeled. Its food has fared well through the changes and its wait staff are very kind and informative. This is a pricey restaurant, but for eating dinner on a pier (please try eating on the pier, it's breathtaking) that's the price you pay. Get a reservation if you're going on the weekend or during the summer.

Visited October 2011
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Carrboro, North Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Not what it used to be”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2011

The food here was never great, but it was always good and well prepared. We always made it a point to eat here because the ocean front view from the upstairs dining room is special. But the place must have changed hands a year or two ago, and the new managers apparently do not think that professionally prepared meals are worth the bother. You can tell from the attitude of the waitstaff. They know the place is on the skids. We won't go there anymore.

  • Visited October 2011
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New Hartford, New York
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great food, great service and great atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2011

Our server was very attentive and on his recommendation we ordered the crab dip, which we enjoyed immensely. Our entrees were a bit pricy but worth it. Over all a very enjoyable dining experience.

  • Visited October 2011
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Salisbury, North Carolina
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Love eating by the ocean front”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2011

Wonderful outside seating and views on the pier. Food is good as well as the service. We try to return each time we visit.

  • Visited April 2011
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 reviews
“Good food and view!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2011

It was great food and an awesome view. It was part of an organised event with appetizers provided on a table with the entree from a selection of three. The service was good too.

Visited October 2011
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