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M & M's Cafe

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American, Bar, Pub
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205 S Water St, Oriental, NC 28571-8834
+1 252-249-2000
11:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 08:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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County Dublin, Ireland
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have eaten at M&Ms many times. It is one block from the water, and in good weather the screened in porch is a great place to sit. For sports fans, there is a room with a tv, but thankfully, there is plenty of inside seating - with local art work that changes regularly. You enter at the bar with... More 

Thank Peggy19751988
Havelock, North Carolina
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268 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had lunch here one day with family when we took the boat out for lunch, tying up in the marina and walking down the street to M&M's. The menu is huge and varied, lots of specials too, and attentive staff. I had the fried oyster sandwich with onion rings and enjoyed every bite. From burgers to shrimp to chowder... More 

1 Thank SharonB2
Bar Harbor, Maine
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

M&M's is a local favorite for the Oriental Crowd. The restaurant has a warm atmosphere and when the weather is good, outside seating is also available. Service is pleasant and all the meals that we have eaten over the years have been good to excellent. Salads, seafood, meats, veggies, and even eggs are properly cooked and presented. We eat here... More 

1 Thank Mac2522
Bath, North Carolina
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wait staff was very friendly, helpful, and efficient. The food was not what was expected from a local’s coastal restaurant. Café sits on the Intercostal waterway, across the street from a fresh fish vendor/distributor. Tasting the meal I had and saw other people eating, it appears they use a frozen fish and the cheapest types available. The fish I had... More 

1 Thank heynavysailor
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great wait staff but the food very disappointing, Asked what fish they used for the fish and chips on the menu and was told it was swai, or as it is also known Asian Catfish. It is a cheap frozen fish imported from South East Asia. Had the choice to upgrade for extra money to local flounder, which I did.... More 

Thank 360Marie
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107 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The lunch salad and trout sandwich were very good. The service was outstanding and friendly. The waitress was most helpful to people not from here.

Thank Clarence K
New Bern, North Carolina
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18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

It's been at least a year since I last went to M&Ms, and it hasn't improved. I ordered a burger and fries. The bun was not heated at all, and it seemed the fries had been thawed and just put on my plate. They were cold, limp and inedible. None of my lunch mates were happy either. This restaurant has... More 

Thank Lee D
United States
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322 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Friendly warm atmosphere with good food. Nice daily specials. Lots of seafood dishes. Super friendly service . Always good.

1 Thank Vsm09
Quilmes, Argentina
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Although the service was a bit slow, the hamburgers with blue cheese were delicious! Worth paying a visit to this little place near the harbour.

Thank Kilmesyes
New Bern, North Carolina, United States
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

I've dined at M and M's many times over the years and always had a very good meal. But, both service and food was very poor last Saturday night, even though the restaurant had many empty tables. A server should not scold me for not looking at the special board when I came in. And, fish should not be cooked... More 

1 Thank Allen H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 30
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 205 S Water St, Oriental, NC 28571-8834
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Oriental
  • Phone Number: +1 252-249-2000
We are a casual every day dining restaurant with indoor and outdoor dining. We serve everything from fresh local seafood to comfort food to the classics. If you like cold drinks, local friends and an at home atmosphere this is the place for you.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?