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White Oak River Bistro

206 W Corbett Ave, Swansboro, NC 28584-9547
+1 910-326-1696
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good19%
  • Average11%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible25%
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“pasta salad” (4 reviews)
“white oak” (13 reviews)
“piano player” (5 reviews)
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206 W Corbett Ave, Swansboro, NC 28584-9547
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Comfortable and attractive ambiance, but my husband and I were disappointed in our entrees. The clams were chewy and the lasagna had too strong of an Italian sausage taste. I was really disappointed that this Italian restaurant did not offer ANY hot bread - as...More

Thank Joy W
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

We visited the restaurant on a cold Saturday evening. We sat by the fireplace which was lovely. We ordered the crab dip for an appetizer... excellent! I had the Florentina pizza with a side of marinara marinara sauce. It was delicious! I brought half of...More

Thank Elizabeth4251987
Reviewed 8 October 2017

It was so quiet for a Saturday night. We used to come here years ago and it was great but tonight, not so much. The server, an active duty marine, was very attentive and a great host but the food was slow to come out...More

Thank Carole S
Reviewed 1 October 2017

Tried this place again (mistake) worst than the first time. Food was awful, no flavor, no seasoning and no salt and pepper on the table. Sea scallops were Bay scallops and the alfredo was gross. We are local and will never be back, hope the...More

1  Thank saltwaterman
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Table of 7...service was amazing! Food was excellent, seafood is fresh and so was the veggies and pasta. I have eaten at all the restaurants in swansboro over the years and this one has been excellent for over 15 years. Piano music was a lovely...More

Thank Renee S
Reviewed 14 June 2017

The view is the only good thing about this restaurant. We had eaten lunch here last year and were not impressed. Thought we would give the Bistro another chance. I really don't know how they have stayed in business. The place was nearly deserted at...More

Thank CarolOneO
Reviewed 10 June 2017

Sat outside on a sunny Carolina day and enjoyed lunch with good friends. The Pasta Primovera and a glass of Stella Pinot Grigio is my go to meal every time. We love Denise and Gene. Excellent service and delicious food.

Thank cyeager52
Reviewed 7 June 2017

We visited White Oak Bistro for lunch. We decided to sit on the patio even though it was raining, and it was very nice. Our waitress was very helpful. Two of our party ordered the daily special which was eggplant parmesan with pasta and sauteed...More

Thank LYNN M
Reviewed 1 June 2017

On Friday and Saturdays, Jackie, is found smiling and playing all the music you grew up with. She's a wonderful addition and doesn't drown out the conversation. The food is good and the staff attentive. Once in a while they'll have a squid steak with...More

Thank ShirleyB6
Reviewed 26 March 2017 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...More

Thank Joyjoy81960
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Linda S
16 August 2015|
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Response from BlueMt_13 | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely...they have the space and I believe you will be happy with the food/service.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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