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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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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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180 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was what I would expect from this strip mall, small restaurant. Decent, with good hushpuppies and slaw. Fish and shrip were both fine. Service matched the food. Owner came out of the back literally yelling about something to his son at the front and the waitresses. They did not seem moved by this, so must be a common... More 

Thank Hubbynfather
Level Contributor
4 reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Shirley's is hidden in the back of the shopping center..but it's worth looking for. The food is good and very reasonable priced. I especially like the flounder sandwich or flounder platter. Daily specials are also very good. Not much atmosphere but great food.

Thank 621fayen
Leland, North Carolina
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213 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017 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 4 helpful votes
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
Reviewed 22 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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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 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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196 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
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
Reviewed 20 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
Reviewed 22 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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65 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 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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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
US$5 - US$13
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
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?