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Shirley's Diner

Certificate of Excellence
American, Diner
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112 Village Rd NE, Located Behind the McDonalds in the Piggly Wiggly Shopping Center, Leland, NC 28451-7412
+1 910-371-2890
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 08:00 - 15:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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Leland, North Carolina
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202 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want fried seafood, this is the place to go. It's fairly cheap for the amount of food you get. But the atmosphere is super casual, much like a fast food restaurant. And it's located in a dumpy strip mall. But the service was fast and efficient. The oysters and shrimp were really good.

Thank NCTravelfan58
Wilmington, North Carolina
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

This restaurant is consistently the same and their meals are like good country cooking. The service is very good and they have specials all the time that are excellent.

Thank hunterbrady
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Everything is fried and greasy, the crowd was not good, did not feel 100% safe, will not go back! Did not like it, not much selection, felt like it was super low budget service and food.

Thank mobonoto
Stratford, Canada
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

Went here because of rating, were expecting more. Nothing special, food and service ok, maybe just average. Overall disappointing.

Thank 271TiredTraveller
Cary, North Carolina, United States
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190 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

This is definitely an off the main drag, hole in the wall place. Mostly locals. But don't cheat yourself out of a really good, cheap meal because of that. The burgers are huge and tasty. This time I had fried chicken, string beans and fries. There is a longer wait for the fried chicken because it is cook on request.... More 

Thank SCCLane
Grand Island, Nebraska
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

The fries chicken dinner was okay, the fries were a little soggy but the gravy was my favorite part. All in all, it was a nice stop.

Thank ambiers
Birmingham, Alabama
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

Looking for a quick bite on the way to Ocean Isle and came across this hidden gem on this site. Well worth getting off the highway for generous portions of fried shrimp and fried ousters. Light batter, fresh seafood and great friendly service. Ask for Wendy...she's awesome

Thank YMW50
Wilmington, North Carolina
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61 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

We had dinner last night. This was the best shrimp ever. Very light tempura batter and super fresh shrimp. Very large servings too as we could not finish our plates. The shrimp plate was only $9.00. This is a local, no frills restaurant. Service is very friendly and relaxed. We will be back to try the oysters. They serve breakfast... More 

Thank Regisgirl1972
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

A good place to get a quick meal. Fast and friendly service. Fried chicken, burgers, seafood, hot dogs and subs and more! If you are in the Leland area check out Shirelys!

Thank Gregory S
Leland, North Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015

We go to Shirley's quiet often. The food is consistently good. The service is the same every visit,..great. Recently my wife and I visited Shirley's for breakfast. I happen to mention that it was my wife's birthday. I few minutes later, Mandi, our server arrived with free pancakes and a candle on top. They had even put a little "... More 

Thank Ronnie H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 13
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 112 Village Rd NE, Located Behind the McDonalds in the Piggly Wiggly Shopping Center, Leland, NC 28451-7412
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Leland
  • Phone Number: +1 910-371-2890

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?