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Sunny Side Oyster Bar

1102 Washington St, Williamston, NC
+1 252-792-3416
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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good12%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
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“oysters” (42 reviews)
“crackers” (7 reviews)
“red rooster” (5 reviews)
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American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
1102 Washington St, Williamston, NC
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This unpretentious oyster bar is only open when local oysters are in season -- months with an r. Then it is only open 5 pm - 9 pm. When we visited in November, there was a 2 hour wait for a seat. (Tip: the crowd...More

Thank Nancy H
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I recently had the privilege to eat here a few nights ago. What a wonderful place! The service was excellent, and the oysters and atmosphere were just like I remembered from the last time I dined here, over 25 years ago. Nothing...More

Reviewed 5 June 2017

It was the worst. Went there for my birthday dinner.... won't make that mistake again. Shucker was a jerk. We had to wait over an hour for a seat when there were at least 10 empty stools at the bar and plenty of shuckers. I...More

5  Thank Sallie B
Reviewed 13 April 2017

I enjoyed my visit here. The service was great. The wait for a place at the oyster bar was a bit long, but worth it. Stools not too comfortable, but if no back problems, worth it. If you want good oysters, scallops, and shrimp (but...More

1  Thank Anne J
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

This is a historical place. This is what a working poor man in the early 1900's would have experienced at a seafood joint. It is like walking back in time. The people are so interesting. They only serve raw oysters, steamed oysters, shrimp, and scallops...More

1  Thank Campbellgirl86
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

This happens to be the second oldest oyster bar (that is still open) in the US. The place opened in 1935 and it does not like it has ever been renovated since it's opening. The menu is really simple, oysters, shrimps, scallops and recently added...More

1  Thank Francis L
Reviewed 11 March 2017

The Sunny Side Oyster Bar has been in business since 1935. Some of the shuckers there has been with them for 50 years. It's a small, old, and friendly place and very serious about what they serve on a limited menu - raw and steamed...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

We have been going to this restaurant since the 80's. We have never been disappointed with the food or service. Best oysters around!

Thank Joan M
Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

If you like steamed oysters and shrimp in a classic setting this is the place. Head for the back room with sawdust covered floors where you sit around an oval counter with the locals and shoot the breeze. We ordered a peck of oysters and...More

Thank Merrill L
Reviewed 8 February 2017

If you are an oyster eater, this is a place you must visit. We enjoyed the experience. It was a treat to have a shucker and be spoiled. Look forward to coming back, but wish you had not run out of NC oysters. Ours are...More

Thank GuyfromILMNC
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Mike G
22 January 2017|
Response from Thomas C | Reviewed this property |
I believe they take cc but not American Express
29 November 2016|
Response from GuyfromILMNC |
It would be best to call the restaurant directly and ask.
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1102 Washington St, Williamston, NC
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Williamston
  • Phone Number: +1 252-792-3416
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