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Nelson Bay Cafe

604 Highway 70, Sealevel, NC
+1 252-225-0202
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good27%
  • Average18%
  • Poor18%
  • Terrible9%
25 May 2017
“Really good food!”
13 Mar 2017
“Good local restaurant”
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604 Highway 70, Sealevel, NC
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Reviewed 25 May 2017

We ended up visiting here and never saw a "grumpy waitress". The two ladies who were there were both fine. The buffet was very good. The fried chicken was delicious. My husband had a hamburger and said it was delicious, as well. Dad wanted liver...More

Thank Carol F
Reviewed 13 March 2017

There are only 3 local restaurant at this point east of Sea Level and I would have to rate this the best. Don't expect a James Beard award to be hanging on the wall but it is ok. I generally get the shrimp or oysters...More

1  Thank damondowneastnc
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

By far a over priced, run down restaurant. The waitress is never happy and really acts as if she hates her life. If she were to smile her face would crack. Prices are high for the amount of food you get. And beware as you...More

Thank LMD1017
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

The female waitress could not act more inconvenienced to do her job. The food is also poor, its sad the restaurant does not choose to serve local seafood. Don't let them fool you, shrimp are farm raised.

Thank GTSmith51
Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

We waited 55 minutes for a fried chicken dinner and hamburger platter. A table that came twenty minutes after us was served before we were. The waitress was rude, unfriendly and inept. We left at that point without eating. Grossly disappointed.

Thank Fred B
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Nelson Bay Café is as innocuous as any business can possibly be and that fits perfectly with the way of life in Down East North Carolina. It is not far from the ferry that takes folks to Ocrakoke. A few miles before reaching the ferry...More

1  Thank Lark F
Reviewed 26 October 2015

Best fried chicken ever. Local seafood is also excellent. A little out of the way but well worth the drive.

Thank debbie s
Reviewed 1 March 2014

I ordered the flounder plate and the hamburgersteak with onion gravy to go, food was excellent, and service was excellent! Price was also reasonable i would, reccommend this restuarant!!

1  Thank Loria H
Reviewed 21 September 2013

Stopped in to try the fried chicken we had heard about. It was tasty, as were the mashed potatoes, homemade even. I also ordered the sweet potato casserole. It was ok, but the chicken and mashed potatoes were the best. A roll was served along...More

1  Thank mefohiker
Reviewed 3 May 2013

We've eaten here several times. The food is always good and the price is right. Sometimes the service is a bit slow, so don't expect to get "in and out" quickly. But the food is worth the wait. The Fried Chicken here is the best...More

Thank coastsignal
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Carol F
20 May 2017|
Response from damondowneastnc | Reviewed this property |
I thought they were open until 2:00 for lunch. Not aware of a time change.
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Restaurant Details

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Open Hours
08:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 20:00
17:00 - 20:00
08:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 604 Highway 70, Sealevel, NC
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Sealevel
  • Phone Number: +1 252-225-0202
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