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Big Nell's Pit Stop

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6828 Beach Dr SW, Ocean Isle Beach, NC
+1 910-579-6461
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virginia
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stopped in on a golf trip with my buddies. What a home style breakfast with great value. Just a quaint little place will all kinds of NASCAR memorabilia. Will stop here every year to eat breakfast. Great food, service, great price.

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Thank hokieman90
Shallotte, North Carolina
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

Excellent service and wonderful Southern Cooking, Reasonably priced. The kitchen is only too happy to accommodate special requests, such as sawmill gravy, if you got Country Ham. Best grits we have ever eaten. If you don't like Southern Cooking, you aren't going to give this place five stars. Decor is NASCAR themed. Inside is clean, but shopworn. You are here... More 

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Thank Brillat-savarin_910
Sanford, North Carolina
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4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

We went here for breakfast this morning around 930. We expected to wait as the food is supposed to be good and it was busy. As we waited, we noted that there were multiple tables without guests that had not been cleaned or bussed. When we asked the waitress very politely if we could sit, in a very rude way... More 

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Bluefield, West Virginia
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Ignore the facade. The lot is full because they have the best grits on Earth! Biscuits and saw mill gravy are to die for! Plan on a wait, but you won't eat again all day!

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Thank lisa c
Newark, Ohio
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

We have been coming to Ocean Isles Beach for several years and always make Big Nell's one of our breakfast stops. Never disappointed on the service or the food. See you again soon!

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Thank Lorretta F
Cary, North Carolina
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

I have been taking my wife and 3 kids to Ocean Isle beach for several years now and we have made it a tradition to stop into Big Nell's for breakfast on our way out of town every year. We stopped in today and were seated quickly(seat yourself) but took 15 minutes to get drinks and at least 45 minutes... More 

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Thank Dogpound71
Huntersville, North Carolina
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81 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

We were looking for a breakfast place close and good. It was busy, but worth it. They have friendly staff even though they were busy and had some issues in the kitchen. The best pancakes were the best in the area to me. They filled the plate and were so good. Be prepared to wait, so be patient it's worth... More 

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Thank staryful7
Quincy
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50 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

We eat at Big Nell's about 3-4 times a year, spaced 3-4 months apart, yet Etta (main waitress) had our 2 decafs, 1 regular coffee and small oj at our table before we were even seated. We were greatly impressed and pleased. The food is simple but great and the prices are excellent. Who needs modern decor? This place is... More 

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Thank Margaret W
Manassas, Virginia
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stopped at Big Nell's on the way into Sunset Beach. This joint was recommended to us by a friend. Seat yourself and be prepared to wait a bit. This was clearly stated as you walk through the door. We did wait, not too long. Our waitress was super sweet. Good breakfast food - especially the biscuits... More 

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Thank sluns08
Summersville, West Virginia
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89 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

Stopped by here on a visit while staying at Ocean Isle. Was not exactly greeted nicely at the front door- must have been a bad day for the staff. There were 7 of us and 2 tables had to be put together which seemed to put out the lady who was there. She seemed short tempered as we heard her... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Barbecue
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6828 Beach Dr SW, Ocean Isle Beach, NC
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Ocean Isle Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 910-579-6461

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