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M & M's Cafe

205 S Water St, Oriental, NC 28571-8834
+1 252-249-2000
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good40%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible8%
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“brunch” (6 reviews)
“quesadilla” (7 reviews)
“seafood” (15 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
205 S Water St, Oriental, NC 28571-8834
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Reviewed today

We enjoyed a nice meal and friendly staff. A welcome spot after driving all day. Recommended to us by our hosts at the Inn at Oriental.

Thank Carol R
Reviewed 3 days ago

But don't order a hamburger. Honestly, it was the worst I've ever had and I've had thousands. I ordered the 1/2 pounder medium rare with cheese and bacon and onions rings for the side dish. The burger was dry, gray with no pink (certainly no...More

Thank Chazmanian
Reviewed 1 week ago

On a chilly, windy Tuesday the streets in Oriental are quiet -- but M&M's was doing a thriving lunch business. We had excellent, friendly service from the moment we arrived and enjoyed some of the best shrimp quesadillas we have ever eaten. Obviously fresh and...More

Thank AnotherHappyTraveler
Reviewed 19 March 2018

M & M's has consistently offered good food and good service for many years. Other eating establishments have come and gone in Oriental, but Dave has kept his restaurant 'a constant,' making it one of the few "go-to" places in town. Fresh seafood, local favorites...More

Thank kathy-mgt
Reviewed 18 March 2018

I had the ribeye special with red potatoes and asparagus. Was all so delicious! Then the dessert was an amazing warm brownie sundae. Husband had the burger and onion rings, all great. He really loved the huge piece of carrot cake for dessert.

1  Thank Jennifer B
Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

Wonderful food! We had extremely tender fried calamari, excellent sea bass bites, an amazing shrimp quesadilla and awesome lobster rolls. Very friendly staff and a great margarita, we will definitely be back.

1  Thank Terri_DeLucaMacMahon
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Took a ride out to Oriental for lunch at this highly advertised restaurant. Very quaint setting, comfortable old home converted to restaurant. Lunched on Grouper Wrap. Lettuce and tomato were sparse, veggie wrap was large. A nice helping of deep fried grouper. Staff friendly and...More

Thank GwenStudnick
Reviewed 28 January 2018

Stopped by on a rainy January Sunday for lunch and had a wonderful sauteed shrimp sandwich and onion rings with a cup of hot tea. Mom had a fried oyster sandwich with cole slaw. Sooooo good!!! The waitress was very nice and helpful and funny...More

1  Thank Helen R
Reviewed 4 December 2017

This little hide away offers many items for a great meal. For our lunch we had a number of variations (fish, hamburger, salad and crabs). All but one had to get a box to put the remaining food in to bring to the house. We...More

1  Thank John L T
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Casual, great food and service. We dined there twice during our visit to Oriental. The lamb was fabulous!

Thank Nancy S
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$30
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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