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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” (47 reviews)
“crab legs” (10 reviews)
“crackers” (7 reviews)
Open Now
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM Hours
American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
1102 Washington St, Williamston, NC 27892-2656
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the place to eat raw and steamed oysters by the peck at least. We easily do a peck or so whenever we visit. On this visit, the true master, Griff, shucked for us. He's been with Sunnyside for 49 years. The menu is...More

1  Thank John M
Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

Rolled up to Sunnyside just after they opened at 5:30. A short wait later we were ushered into a very unassuming room for an oyster treat. We ordered a peck of medium steamed and a dozen raw. Our shucker (Matt) did an outstanding job, keeping...More

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Reviewed 8 February 2018

My wife and I rate this as the very best oyster bar ever. We live 75 miles away and make the trip often

Thank danfinch2013
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

This place is a piece of history that serves up some delicious oysters and seafood! We enjoyed steamed shrimp, scallops, oysters and a cluster of crab legs. Outstanding service and amazing food!

Thank M P
Reviewed 21 December 2017

Always a treat to go here. The staff,owner,shuckers all treat you like family. The oysters were large this time but sooooooooo good. Steamed perfectly and that "secret" sauce is out of bounds. Nice beers on tap. Even a good one from Uptown out of G-vegas!...More

Thank EDDY-H
Reviewed 17 November 2017

This unpretentious oyster bar is only open when local oysters are in season -- months with an r. Then it is only open 5 pm - 9 pm. When we visited in November, there was a 2 hour wait for a seat. (Tip: the crowd...More

Thank Nancy H
Reviewed 13 November 2017

My wife and I recently had the privilege to eat here a few nights ago. What a wonderful place! The service was excellent, and the oysters and atmosphere were just like I remembered from the last time I dined here, over 25 years ago. Nothing...More

Reviewed 4 June 2017

It was the worst. Went there for my birthday dinner.... won't make that mistake again. Shucker was a jerk. We had to wait over an hour for a seat when there were at least 10 empty stools at the bar and plenty of shuckers. I...More

6  Thank Sallie B
Reviewed 12 April 2017

I enjoyed my visit here. The service was great. The wait for a place at the oyster bar was a bit long, but worth it. Stools not too comfortable, but if no back problems, worth it. If you want good oysters, scallops, and shrimp (but...More

1  Thank Anne J
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

This is a historical place. This is what a working poor man in the early 1900's would have experienced at a seafood joint. It is like walking back in time. The people are so interesting. They only serve raw oysters, steamed oysters, shrimp, and scallops...More

1  Thank Campbellgirl86
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24 January 2017|
Response from M P |
No, sorry.
Mike G
22 January 2017|
Response from Thomas C | Reviewed this property |
I believe they take cc but not American Express
29 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
Good for
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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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