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Big Oak Drive In & BBQ

1167 Salter Path Rd, Salter Path, NC
+1 252-247-2588
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Seafood, Fast food
1167 Salter Path Rd, Salter Path, NC
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Reviewed 4 days ago

After hearing about the shrimp burger, my wife, 5 year old son and i decided to make the drive from Emerald Isle while on vacation to see what all the talk was about....i have to say the perfect fried shrimp burger all the way was...More

Thank NHK H
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was a little disappointed with my shrimp burger; they were a bit stingy with the coleslaw, which to me is an important part of this sandwich. The shrimp was good - but nothing really special. I know this is a drive in, so I...More

Thank MindyNorthCarolina
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's cash or check only - and on the expensive side. The plates are over $20! But a good amount of food. (There is a similar place in Motörhead city and food is half the price same sizes/ quality) If hungry and in the area...More

Thank Ryan K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love the shrimp burgers. For a take out a little pricey . Have had oyster burgers as well. Can't complain

Thank John S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If cash only you like a cash only drive in with marginal food, you'll like Big Oak Drive In and BBQ. I'm a seafood fanatic and from the outer banks of NC. I do not think the seafood is very fresh. The shrimp (in May)...More

Thank Thomas S
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

I confess, we have been losing weight, so we have been eating in, and eating and drinking carefully. This is a place of family lore, where you want to come to on each trip to the Crystal Coast of NC. It's a drive-in for Pete's...More

Thank Joe J
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

If you're anywhere Salter Path NC, go the Big Oak. Great burgers, fries, crab cakes and their world famous shrimp burger.

Thank Jim W
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

This is an old-school roadside food stand maybe 100 yards from the beach with a walk up window, one of those old signboard menus with the little plastic letters, a Pepsi machine outside, and a parking lot. If there were Michelin stars for places like...More

Thank Chip H
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Had both flounder sandwich and shrimp burger which were very good and were served up quick. Solely a drive-up and is not cheap for what you are getting but is very good.

Thank Jonathan J
Reviewed 29 April 2017

All I can say is these are magical shrimp burgers. I just opened the bag and mine disappeared so quick I had to go back and get another one. If you are in the area don't miss this place.

Thank Dustin F
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Is there a place to sit and eat nearby without dining in the car? Sounds yummy! Thanks!
20 April 2017|
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Response from KingJamesIII61 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, pick nick tables
Who knows how much these amazing shrimp burger are. Sounds like I need to make a trip and try them
19 March 2017|
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Response from ttonetom | Reviewed this property |
Wish I could remember but it's worth it.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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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