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“Nice spot on the oceanside”
Review of Beachside Bistro

Beachside Bistro
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$25
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: The oceanfront, Beachside Bistro inside the Sea Ranch Resort is Open 7 days a week (in season), serving breakfast, lunch & dinner! We offer a menu that focuses on American Coastal Cuisine in a family friendly atmosphere. Dine inside or out with spectacular ocean views. Live music every evening beginning at 6pm .
Marlboro, New Jersey
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Nice spot on the oceanside”
Reviewed 21 August 2014

As with so many other reviewers, found this spot thanks to Trip Advisor! My husband and I and our 8 & 10 year olds ate here on our first night in OBX. It was a Saturday evening, we had checked into our rental in Kitty Hawk earlier in the afternoon and after spending some time at the beach and pool, headed out for dinner (we hadn't done our shopping for the week yet).

We decided to head down the beach road (12) while I scanned TA. Saw the review, so we stopped. It's a the Sea Ranch Resort, and at first, I have to admit, I was a little wary of what looked like was going to be a "hotel" restaurant, but it was not that at all. We sat outside, and yes there is an obstructed view of the beach as one other reviewer put it, but it's the natural dunes! It was already dark when we were there and the breezes were just lovely. A 2-piece was setting up for live music for the evening and there was a wedding reception taking place just adjacent to the restaurant in a larger catering space at the Sea Ranch.

Our server was prompt and friendly. Our cocktails/drinks came out quickly. We ordered and unfortunately, the weather turned and it was about to rain. We quickly relocated just inside, which was no issue, space-wise. The inside restaurant area was pleasant and the musicians had also relocated inside and the music was nice. The were competing a bit with the DJ from the wedding reception which was just across the hall, but it wasn't too bad.

Our food came out quickly and was delicious. My 10 year old had fried shrimp selection from the kids menu, which was very tasty and my 8 year old had the BBQ sandwich also from the kids menu. Both were very nice portions and the BBQ sandwich was quite good as was the shrimp.

I opted for a Bistro House Salad that was generous in size and was very fresh and nice. My husband chose a fried flounder and crab cake special. We kind of split the two between us. The flounder was fresh and delicious as was the crab cake. Very nice portion size. My husband also tried the clam chowder. We're from NY/NJ and are intimately familiar with New England and Manhattan style clam chowders and love trying new chowders. The waitress did explain that this chowder was in a clear broth (something neither of us had experienced before). The soup had a nice flavor and had plenty of clams and vegetables, but I will admit, I wasn't bowled over. Just my preference for a different style of clam chowder.

Overall, we were very happy with the Beachside Bistro and would recommend having a meal here.

  • Visited August 2014
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Thank LOREN A
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BSB1731, General Manager at Beachside Bistro, responded to this review, 25 August 2014
Thanks for the review!! We are fortunate that more people are starting to use TripAdvisor as a tool to finding us, and people like yourself are posting a review after their experience with us. I know you just missed the storm too, eating dinner dry is a bonus, anytime!!! See you next time.
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Laurel, Maryland
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Ok food but nice service”
Reviewed 17 August 2014

The food isn't bad. The wait staff was wonderful. You get your food warm and quick. However, the outdoor area is small and has an obstructed view of the beach. Plus it's next to one of the beach accesses. We witnessed two weddings in one day. So many May like that but others may feel intrusive.

Visited August 2014
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BSB1731, General Manager at Beachside Bistro, responded to this review, 19 August 2014
Thanks for taking the time to post a review on TripAdvisor. We are glad you had a pleasant dining experience. This time of year the Outer Banks is a major destination for weddings hosting close to 3000 each year so it's not uncommon to see ceremonies during the season and few places have better access to the beach than we do. We hope to see you soon.
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Richmond
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great place for lunch”
Reviewed 14 August 2014 via mobile

Everything was awesome. BBQ was great, homemade kettle chips. If you stay at the sea ranch resort you get an extra 15% off.

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BSB1731, General Manager at Beachside Bistro, responded to this review, 15 August 2014
Thanks for the review!! The discount has been very popular among our resort guests. Hope to see you soon.
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Palmer, Massachusetts
Level 5 Contributor
70 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Nice spot for lunch”
Reviewed 14 August 2014 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch after checking trip advisor for suggestions and we were not disappointed. My wife had the grilled catch of the day sandwich and I had the daily special of the flounder po-boy. Both were excellently prepared, soft & moist. Thanks!

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BSB1731, General Manager at Beachside Bistro, responded to this review, 15 August 2014
Thanks for taking the time to post a review on TripAdvisor. We are glad you were able to enjoy out beautiful oceanfront patio in such gorgeous weather. We look forward to having you back again soon!!
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“Great food and service with a smile!”
Reviewed 3 August 2014 via mobile

Happened to find the Beachside Grill on trip advisor while waiting to check into our rental property. What a lucky find that was - no surprise as it was rated so highly on trip advisor.

We went for lunch and the specials sounded great. Nice selection of menu options to choose from and great kids choices. Kids were kept entertained with a slew of crayons and coloring - always a bonus after a bunch of time in the car with young ones.

The food was prepared well and also done quickly. The wait staff was friendly and executed the order to perfection. I had the specialty tuna salad sandwich, which was delicious, and my husband had the wahoo and is still raving about it.

Will definitely frequent again on this trip and on future occasions.

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BSB1731, General Manager at Beachside Bistro, responded to this review, 4 August 2014
Thanks so much for posting a review on TripAdvisor. We are glad that you had such a pleasant experience and that you enjoy the rest of your vacation. Thanks again.
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