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Big Nell's Pit Stop

6828 Beach Dr SW, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469-5746
+1 910-579-6461
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good29%
  • Average14%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“pancakes” (7 reviews)
“country ham” (4 reviews)
“fries” (20 reviews)
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6828 Beach Dr SW, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469-5746
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place for local, down-home cooking. Food so good the State Troopers, County Sheriffs, and local police eat breakfast here most mornings. Say high to Etta and Nancy.

Thank ecovsenik
Reviewed 20 January 2018

Truly, a hole-in-the-wall type of place but you can tell by the smell when you walk in that you are in for some great BBQ. I had the chopped BBQ tray which comes with coleslaw and hush puppies. The hush puppies are some the best...More

Thank PrettyKitties
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

We stopped here for a late lunch after seeing a packed parking lot for breakfast as we headed to the beach. The southern hospitality was in full force with the staff. I had the bbq pork and it was good, if you like carolina vinegar/mustard...More

Thank Psyprof51
Reviewed 31 August 2017

We visit Big Nell's every summer when we come to the beach. We ordered our usual for breakfast and it was delicious. The service was great. The waitress was very friendly and attentive. It's not a fancy place but it's a great place for a...More

Thank Martha H
Reviewed 29 August 2017

I have been to Big Nell's many times -- always for breakfast. Although the place is a bit tired looking, the food is good and the service is friendly. Prices are more than fair. The breakfast menu offer a large selection, but I tend to...More

Thank Peter C
Reviewed 24 July 2017

After traveling or 34 years, I thought I had seen rude and unprofessional. Not so. This past Saturday July 22, 2017, my family and I (party of 10)experienced rudeness southern style. The roach on the wall should have been my first clue that this was...More

Thank clin67
Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Food was good but the wait was long. After receiving the food it was worth the wait. Good home style cooking. This place is visited by both locals & vacationers.

Thank Traveling2crabs
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

We chose to have breakfast here based on the reviews on Trip Advisor, did so, and then walked away scratching our heads! Yes, physically it's a bit of a dump, but that comes off being more "funky" than "dumpy." And the staff at the dining...More

Thank UMichAlum
Reviewed 3 June 2017

A busy spot for locals and tourists both. I prefer other breakfast diners, but there is really nothing wrong with this one. They have many southern favorites like liver mush if you are into that.

Thank markfarner58
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Te restaurant itself id dated and in need of a face lift. But the staff is great and go above and beyond to make you feel special Thanks to Linda, Edna, & Krystian

Thank Shannon K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6828 Beach Dr SW, Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469-5746
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Ocean Isle Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 910-579-6461
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