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“Long wait, but worth it”

Oceanic Restaurant and Grill
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood
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Good for: Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Burlington, North Carolina
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Long wait, but worth it”
Reviewed 13 May 2014

We visited this restaurant a couple of weeks ago. We didn't have a reservation, and we showed up around 7:45 in the evening. We had about a 40 minute wait for one adult and 2 kids. The bar was great, and very prompt. I was impressed that they didn't charge me for the kid's drinks that he made me (since we were waiting for a table). The weather was too cool and rainy to sit outside, but the atmosphere inside was really nice. I ordered the mix grill, and the fish was out of this world! Both of my kids were absolutely thrilled that grilled salmon was on the kids menu! In fact that was one of the most impressive things about the restaurant! Our service was outstanding as well. The only reason for the 4 stars was the wait (but that may be my own fault), and waiting is hard with a 7 and 2 year old!

Visited April 2014
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Mineral, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Don't miss this place”
Reviewed 13 May 2014

We had both Lunch and Dinner at this place. Both fantastic! The place is clean, the views are awesome and the staff are fantastic. This will be on our list to hit whenever we are in the area. Highly recommended.

  • Visited May 2014
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Tampa, Florida, United States
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456 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
“great view”
Reviewed 13 May 2014

we ate inside as it was quite windy the day we were there. all of the servers are very friendly. we just ordered the shrimp basket and the fish basket. we would consider them both average. not bad but just not knock your socks off good.

Visited May 2014
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
“Good Food & Spirits & Family with a great view.”
Reviewed 11 May 2014

My wife and I and her two brothers and sister, along with spouses and (adopted niece :) ) had a great lunch at the Oceanic this past Friday before going to another niece's wedding. The food was excellent, the atmosphere and view could not be beat, and of course the beverages were, well, excellent.....'Ole the 1800 Tequila!

Our server Jonathan, was fun, helpful and also very attentive. Plus he recommended the 1800 double shot special of the day!

  • Visited May 2014
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Eh, nothing to write home about”
Reviewed 10 May 2014

We live on Topsail and had heard great things about the Oceanic so we decided to try it out. We were greeted upon entering and taken into the hallway by our waitress to be seated. Turns out, there wasn't a table available for our party of 5. (We had tried to make a reservation but were told they only accept reservations for 8+). So our server said we could wait 20 minutes or eat outside. It was extremely windy so outside wasn't an option--plus nobody wants to look at a dredge pipe as scenery! Back into the waiting area we went. The hostess then proceeded to take another party (of 6) to a table before us. Not happy. When we were finally seated we were given Carlos as our server. He was the best part of our visit--friendly, efficient and inviting. The food was average...nothing special. Our table had crab dip & calamari for appetizers--the calamari was cooked well (not rubbery) and the crab dip was mediocre. Everyone ordered seafood for their main meal--and everybody felt the same--it was average. After all of the praise we had heard about the Oceanic, we had higher expectations. This is a casual restaurant with average food. It is somewhere I would return to for drinks on the patio, but not necessarily for dinner.

  • Visited May 2014
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