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Sunny Side Oyster Bar

1102 Washington St, Williamston, NC 27892-2656
+1 252-792-3416
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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good12%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
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“oysters” (46 reviews)
“crab legs” (9 reviews)
“crackers” (7 reviews)
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American, Seafood
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1102 Washington St, Williamston, NC 27892-2656
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Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

This happens to be the second oldest oyster bar (that is still open) in the US. The place opened in 1935 and it does not like it has ever been renovated since it's opening. The menu is really simple, oysters, shrimps, scallops and recently added...More

1  Thank Francis L
Reviewed 11 March 2017

The Sunny Side Oyster Bar has been in business since 1935. Some of the shuckers there has been with them for 50 years. It's a small, old, and friendly place and very serious about what they serve on a limited menu - raw and steamed...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

We have been going to this restaurant since the 80's. We have never been disappointed with the food or service. Best oysters around!

Thank Joan M
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

If you like steamed oysters and shrimp in a classic setting this is the place. Head for the back room with sawdust covered floors where you sit around an oval counter with the locals and shoot the breeze. We ordered a peck of oysters and...More

Thank Merrill L
Reviewed 7 February 2017

If you are an oyster eater, this is a place you must visit. We enjoyed the experience. It was a treat to have a shucker and be spoiled. Look forward to coming back, but wish you had not run out of NC oysters. Ours are...More

Thank GuyfromILMNC
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

This place is amazing. Although there is a wait, it was definitely worth it. I ordered a 1/2 peck of oysters and 1/2 pound of scallops. The scallops came out perfectly steamed and the shucker for the oysters always made sure my bowl was never...More

Thank None501
Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Found this oyster bar on trip advisor and decided to based on reviews. Oysters were fresh (raw for me) and beer was ice cold. My shucker was Floyd and he was a straight shooter who was all about customer service. This place is unique and...More

Thank Kevin H
Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Never been to an oyster shack but been to one now. Everyone on the staff was great . The food was the star and boy did it shine. The shuckers move as fast as you can eat. The sauces made the food even better. They...More

Thank Thomas C
Reviewed 12 December 2016

The atmosphere is typical oyster bar. Nothing formal about it. Everyone sits around a large horseshoe. A word about oysters. While Sunnyside has the best oysters you will find at any given time, it is important to remember that oysters have to be salty to...More

Thank Robert H
Reviewed 3 October 2016

Very simple fare/menu.Outstanding large salty oysters, great crab legs and shrimp....all fresh! Get'em steamed or on the half shell. They're EXCEPTIONAL both ways. Their shuckers are quick, nice and very entertaining. Most have been there for over 10 years, some twice that. A party of...More

Thank New2IBX
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23 January 2017|
Response from M P |
No, sorry.
Mike G
21 January 2017|
Response from Thomas C | Reviewed this property |
I believe they take cc but not American Express
28 November 2016|
Response from GuyfromILMNC |
It would be best to call the restaurant directly and ask.
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Restaurant Details

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Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
17:00 - 20:00
17:30 - 20:30
17:30 - 20:30
17:30 - 20:30
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1102 Washington St, Williamston, NC 27892-2656
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Williamston
  • Phone Number: +1 252-792-3416
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