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Big Nell's Pit Stop

6828 Beach Dr SW, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469-5746
+1 910-579-6461
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good28%
  • Average15%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible7%
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“grits” (19 reviews)
“donuts” (2 reviews)
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American, Barbecue
6828 Beach Dr SW, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469-5746
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We chose to have breakfast here based on the reviews on Trip Advisor, did so, and then walked away scratching our heads! Yes, physically it's a bit of a dump, but that comes off being more "funky" than "dumpy." And the staff at the dining...More

Thank UMichAlum
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A busy spot for locals and tourists both. I prefer other breakfast diners, but there is really nothing wrong with this one. They have many southern favorites like liver mush if you are into that.

Thank markfarner58
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Te restaurant itself id dated and in need of a face lift. But the staff is great and go above and beyond to make you feel special Thanks to Linda, Edna, & Krystian

Thank Shannon K
Reviewed 18 May 2017

This place is an institution. It has its challenges at times but the food is great and the atmosphere is just as good. If you are looking for a 5 star dining experience this is not the place for you. I you just want good...More

Thank Nicholas02
Reviewed 4 May 2017

The people here are incredible and the food is so cheap! I always get the special, 2 eggs, bacon, and grits and I add a pancake!

Thank David D
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Best grits and/or biscuits w/sausage gravy in the area, haven't found any better. Price are great and Eda & Linda will take good care of you.

Thank NoVABill
Reviewed 12 January 2017

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.

Thank hokieman90
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...More

Thank Brillat-savarin_910
Reviewed 5 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...More

1  Thank Jennyangeljulian
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!

Thank lisa c
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  • Food
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Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Highchairs Available
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6828 Beach Dr SW, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469-5746
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Ocean Isle Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 910-579-6461
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