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M & M's Cafe

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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205 S Water St, Oriental, NC 28571-8834
+1 252-249-2000
11:00 - 21:00
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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New Bern, North Carolina
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17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 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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305 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 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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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 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 6 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
Elbert, Colorado
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Friendly types, great atmosphere, wonderful grog and oh that pecan pie! Don't dare miss it! Stop in for just a relaxing tyme, stories being told and for any reason one can think of...

Thank Steve H
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Excellent rack of lamb! Atmosphere is great but can be a little loud because of small area. Always has great specials and staff is energetic.

Thank Kim S
Solomons, Maryland
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Very disappointed in both the food and the service. Shrimp quesadilla was nothing but shrimp and cheese - absolutely no flavor, gazpacho had an overpowering vinegar flavor with very few chopped vegetables and the sweet potato fries were routine at best. The waiter - he initially forgot the sweet potato fries, hurriedly dropped them off at the table once reminded... More 

Thank BanditJoad
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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113 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

This was our second visit to M & M and the food was delicious. The shrimp is always fresh and sweet. I recommend M & M when in Oriental.

Thank Tommy B
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

Went recently and ordered the calamari appetizer. Big mistake! Frozen breaded from any grocery store with bottled marinara is what we got. I've eaten there through the years and have watched the decline in standards that once had this a great place to eat. From the appetizers to the desserts you mostly can get out of the frozen section at... More 

Thank Taytum C
Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

We have eaten here several times over the past two years. Always good service and really good fresh food.

Thank Sharon M

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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
US$8 - US$30
American, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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
Kids, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?