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White Oak River Bistro

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206 W Corbett Ave, Swansboro, NC 28584-9547
+1 910-326-1696
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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17:00 - 22:00
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Stewartstown, Pennsylvania
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52 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Outside sign suggested a full range menu including deli sandwiches. I. Reality A Very small Selection of Meal choices and very over priced. Husband ordered chicken Marsala and it was prepared As if for a banquet. Had been sitting for a long time. Bland sauce and sliced like nothing we have ever seen. Typically for Marsala a chicken breasted is... More 

Thank Joyjoy81960
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

A pleasant place with nice outside seating. We had the "Catch of the day" special, at a reasonable price. The fish, flounder, was fresh and nicely prepared with an old bay rub. Served with a wild and brown rice mix it was delicious. The view was outstanding overlooking the White Oak River. Our waitress was attentive and friendly. I would... More 

Thank Nancy B
Coon Rapids, Minnesota
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2017

My husband and I wanted to try a new place to dine out while in Swnaboro. I'd always wanted to try the Bistro. I had a hankering for large sea scallops which was on the menu. However, when I received my order, I could not find any scallops in the Alfredo sauce. Upon further investigation I noticed a few bay... More 

Thank Richrail
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Food was terrible and way too expensive for what little you are served. I will NEVER return to this place again. Wait staff are rude and snotty.

Thank Susan H
Grayson, Georgia
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639 reviews
534 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016

Party for a large group and buffet style food: Appetizers were good, but the meal and dessert were not that good. I wish I could say it was great. The staff & setting is wonderful! The food just so so, but they did check on us often.

Thank katork
Elizabethton, Tennessee, United States
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016

My husband and I sat overlooking the water on the porch, which was lovely (minus the occasional ant/spider/water bug to be expected outside). Our waitress was attentive and amiable. Unfortunately, for the price, we were both quite disappointed in the food. It took over 40 minutes to arrive after ordering (not really crowded) and then was greatly lacking in flavor... More 

Thank Sarah S
Swansboro, North Carolina
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

The food is aweful. We have tried this restaurant on several occasions and always come away saying we will never go there again.

Thank 2togogo
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016

I have been to this location many times and the chef/owner cares about his food and customer service. The waiters/waitress are very good and love the piano player. She is alot of fun. It is beautiful on the inside.

Thank Angela W
Jacksonville, North Carolina
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Appetizer, dinner,desert, & drinks delicious. Stuffed cheese bread, Seafood Lasagna, Seafood Grouper, Gorgonzola scallops, veal Picotta, cannoli, key lime pie, and the key lime/raspberry parfait....yummmm

Thank affinley
Concord, NC
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016

We took our family here for dinner. The food was good and the service was good, but it was a bit pricey for what you get.

Thank ItsJustMeNC

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 206 W Corbett Ave, Swansboro, NC 28584-9547
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Swansboro
  • Phone Number: +1 910-326-1696

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?