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Sunny Side Oyster Bar

1102 Washington St, Williamston, NC 27892-2656
+1 252-792-3416
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  • Excellent85%
  • Very good12%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
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“oysters” (48 reviews)
“crab legs” (8 reviews)
“crackers” (7 reviews)
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American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
1102 Washington St, Williamston, NC 27892-2656
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Reviewed 4 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

6  Thank Sallie B
Reviewed 12 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 22 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 6 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 2 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 7 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
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

This place is amazing. Although there is a wait, it was definitely worth it. I ordered a 1/2 peck of oysters and 1/2 pound of scallops. The scallops came out perfectly steamed and the shucker for the oysters always made sure my bowl was never...More

Thank None501
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Found this oyster bar on trip advisor and decided to based on reviews. Oysters were fresh (raw for me) and beer was ice cold. My shucker was Floyd and he was a straight shooter who was all about customer service. This place is unique and...More

Thank Kevin H
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Response from M P |
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21 January 2017|
Response from Thomas C | Reviewed this property |
I believe they take cc but not American Express
28 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
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1102 Washington St, Williamston, NC 27892-2656
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Williamston
  • Phone Number: +1 252-792-3416
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