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Big Oak Drive In & BBQ

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1167 Salter Path Rd, Salter Path, NC
+1 252-247-2588
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 17:00
Fri - Sun 11:00 - 21:00
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This has been our family tradition every summer for years. We love the Scallop, Shrimp and Oyster Burgers and the Hush Puppies are to die for. I recommend calling your order in for pick up due to the long lines during the height of season. Our order is always ready when we arrive and they never make a mistake. Personally... More 

Thank KingJamesIII61
Temperance, Michigan
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48 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Big Oak still put's out the best shrimp burger I've ever had. The staff is friendly and quick. Find a place to park because tourists flock to this establishment, for good reason. Get a bottle of the hot sauce to go.

Thank ttonetom
Columbia, Missouri
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you have never had a shrimp burger, you should try one! They are great from Big Oak. They take cash only, and often have a long line at the lunch rush. Smallish parking lot, and best to plan to get as take out (they may have a single picnic bench?) and find a nice view to eat and enjoy!

Thank K W
Charlestown, Indiana
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38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

This is a hidden gem on the island. We had a hard time finding a lunch spot as nothing was open. This place was perfect. It is a walk up and order style, so we ate in the vehicle. Do not let this stop you! The food was great. Prices were not bad, but we spent a little more than... More 

Thank Bryson C
Salisbury, North Carolina
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

2nd time I've reviewed this place. Order and eat it there. Taking it home or pre-ordering over the phone may save time and be convenient, but once juicey sandwiches get mushy buns and cold fries taste greasy.

Thank M M
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70 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Unassuming. Great lunch spot. That about says it. We had the shrimp burgers (I recommend the large size) and really crispy onion rings. The place was busy on a late morning Saturday and I'm sure it's a favorited the locals.

Thank Judy A
Charlottesville, Virginia
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

BBQ here is North Carolina style with a vinegar base. This is a true drive up with window service so everything is to go. We vistied twice once for sandwiches and once for family take out. Both were excellent. My daughter loved the hush puppies.

Thank Merge42
Sarasota, Florida
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

The shrimp burger was good with "everything." I would definitely get it again along with the onion rings, which were also a hit. I visited in late September so the were no lines and parking was ample.

Thank gx220
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

We go at least 3 times a summer to satiate our shrimp burger fix. Always order all the way with slaw and cocktail sauce. Never disappoints and we've been returning for years now. Love the onion rings if we're really hungry. Daughter has tried the hot dogs and BBQ sandwiches and approves, but I have yet to move off the... More 

Thank David B
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

This is not a five star restaurant. It is a very tasty restaurant stand. We had the crab burger and cheeseburger. Both were delicious. They only take cash and check. Fortunately, my girl had a checkbook or we would be embarrassed, (50 cent lettuce plus maybe an extra buck somewhere?) Just put is over cash on hand. Considering the lack... More 

Thank Jeff S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Fast food, Barbecue
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 17:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1167 Salter Path Rd, Salter Path, NC
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Salter Path
  • Phone Number: +1 252-247-2588

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?