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US$8 - US$30
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American, Seafood, Bar
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Lunch, Dinner
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All reviews seafood fresh fish crab cakes sweet potato fries hamburger screened in porch sat at the bar in town staff was very friendly small town dave locals weekend
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Reviewed 18 October 2021 via mobile

For $60 (for 2, no alcohol) we expected better. Calamari ok but chewy $12, crab cakes had a fishy taste. We love crab cakes & eat them frequently but these had a fishy taste we haven't experienced. Sweet potato fries were good. Crab cakes only...come with 2 hush puppies. Waitress dropped one, said I owe you a hush puppy but never replaced it. 2 Crab cakes, 2 hush puppies, spinach with garlic, 3 small red potatoes $18.99. 2 crab cakes, 1 hush puppy, sweet potato fries, cole slaw $20.99. I guess the sweet potato fries were extra.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 7 October 2021 via mobile

The food was great! We sat outdoors on the screened porch. Fried oysters was very good. Grilled shrimp was very good also. We had drinks and staff was very friendly. The locals highly recommended this establishment.

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 27 September 2021

We arrived late and most of the tables were occupied. We had to wait for our meal while others were being served but seeing all the food pass by us made us even hungrier.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 17 September 2021 via mobile

We had lunch at M&M, and split a pastrami on rye sandwich. The food and the service were great and we would certainly come back for more. If you are in oriental North Carolina it’s a great place to stop for lunch or dinner.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 16 August 2021

Like a lot of small-town restaurants, this one seems to have its own crowd of local fans. And it's not hard to see why. The servers were friendly and attentive, the menu was varied, there is both indoor and outdoor seating, and the food was...quite good. Our party sampled a little of everything from appetizers through the homemade desserts and everyone was happy with their choices. Should I ever get back to Oriental, I would certainly go back to enjoy another meal.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 20 July 2021 via mobile

We (group of 7) arrived with reservations at 6:45 and were seated promptly. That was the end of any measure of service. When we asked the waitress about specialties she was obviously irritated and said we should go take a picture of the message board....Then she disappeared. Finally, returning to take our orders she promptly disappeared again. One hour elapsed, your food will be ready soon. Second hour elapsed and she returned to take more drink orders only after we asked some one to find her. She then told us, our food was being plated. As the crowd continued to thin, I excused myself and encountered the waitress. I strongly expressed my displeasure and inquired “how long can it take to plate our food.” Upon my return she finally began arriving with our food now nearly 2 1/2 hrs after arrival. Then and only then did she begin to make excuses about under staffed etc. The management should have never opened to full capacity if not able to provide service. No explanations were offered prior delays nor any compensations such a round of drinks even so much as ice teas. Ultimately the food was fair at best. Opinion rings were so burnt that the onion was missing; hush puppies were over cooked and the flounder was hard and crusty. Needless to say, I ate the mediocre meal because I was so hungry by the time it was served.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 2 July 2021 via mobile

This used to be a favorite, and maybe it will again. M&Ms is convenient and has a good menu. The problem is they don't pay their employees enough, and as a result they have had massive turnover. On a recent visit we were told that...they were short-staffed and that there would be a 1 to 1 1/2 hour wait to be served. On another visit we sat at the bar and had to watch Fox News during our wait. Wouldn't sports make more sense? I have eaten at M&Ms for years. I hope they can return to the glory days.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 11 April 2021

Wonderful food, Seafood was fantastic, Bar available. You can eat inside or outdoors. Great atmosphere.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 8 March 2021

Food was good, service ok (not great). Easy walk from anywhere in Oriental. No view. Nice bar! Restaurant was crowded and tables were not spread apart per the State COVID pandemic guidelines.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 12 December 2020

The folks at M&Ms could care less about the wellbeing of their customers. Not a single staff person wears a mask and they are rude if asked about it. Forget about taking out food from this place - but you can be sure of taking...out COVID.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Yes, M & M's Cafe offers takeaway services.

M & M's Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5