Oriental, North Carolina
I have been seriously disappointed with the various restaurants there. Four or five years ago there was some very good food being served, and it was a fun destination to carry friends for a nice day trip and meal. Is it just me, and I hope it is, or have things, food wise, gone down hill in Oriental?
It's been years since I've been to Oriental and I was wondering if Steamers was still open. We regularly went there when my parents were in state - one of my Dad's favorite restaurants. We all loved going there. Excellent seafood, and the bar (at that time) was a fun place to hang out too - often had live music.
We were there a couple of years ago, was meeting point halfway for us and other family. Stayed at the marina inn, good accomodations, ate at Toucan (small place, table was a little crowded, food was okay, a bit pricey) M and M (good sandwiches and sides at lunch) and some other place I can't remember the name (slow service, uncomfortable ambiance, it was in a large warehouselike building, food quality was not up to par for the prices) The scenery was lovely and we shopped a bit. Quiet little village for a getaway weekend.