Great Breakfast Places in Oak Island NC

breakfast places in oak island ncYou are not imagining it, being on vacation makes you hungrier than usual and as they say, “breakfast is the most important meal of the day!” Since you are on vacation, get out of the kitchen and enjoy some of the great breakfast places in Oak Island NC. With all the extra energy you’ll be burning at the beach all day, you’ll need to fuel the family up with a warm, tasty breakfast. Try one of these great family restaurants while you’re here! 

1. Beana’s Kitchen | SE 58th St., Oak Island, NC

Beana’s Kitchen is an Oak Island local’s favorite and although you many find a line out the door during the summer months, it always moves quickly and is worth the wait. Beana’s is a quaint, family-run restaurant that offers a traditional breakfast menu including egg platters, pancakes and waffles, biscuits and gravy and sandwiches. It is not a fancy place, but it is consistently delicious. Just be sure to bring cash as they do not accept credit/debit cards. Closed Mondays | Open 7:00am-2:00pm | 910-278-7209.

2. Little Bit’s Grill | 5902 E. Oak Island Drive, Oak Island, NC

Little Bit’s Grill is most famous for their mouth-watering handmade hamburgers, but that well-seasoned grill can cook up some delicious bacon and sausage too! It’s a tiny little place that turns out a traditional breakfast menu – country ham, eggs over easy, hash browns and much more. For some reason they don’t do pancakes or french toast on Saturdays or holidays (as stated on the menu), but there is plenty of other stuff to fill you up on those days. Closed Sunday & Tuesday | Breakfast Served 6:00am-11:00am | 910-278-6430.

3. Old Bridge Diner | 132 Country Club Dr., Oak Island, NC
Old Bridge Diner is a traditional 50’s looking diner fitted where you can grab a booth or sit at the bar and watch the cooks do their magic. Located just over the Oak Island Bridge, you can get everything from eggs to yogurt parfait. They have traditional breakfast items, but also offer some things with a little flair such as shrimp omelets or crab cake benedict! Open Everyday | Breakfast Served All Day | 910-250-1184.

4. Russell’s Place | 5700 E. Oak Island Dr., Oak Island, NC

Russell’s Place is an Oak Island institution and a favorite of many. You can’t resist their homemade biscuits – either as a side to your breakfast platter or as a breakfast sandwich piled with country ham or sausage and perfectly scrambled eggs and cheese. Sure you can get bacon and sausage, but if you’re craving something different, they also offer liver pudding, corned beef hash and pork tenderloin. Open Everyday | Breakfast Anytime | 910-278-3070.


If you’re heading into Southport, there are plenty of great breakfast places there too!

Taylor Cuisine & Cafe | 731 N. Howe St., Southport, NC | 910-454-0088
Wildlife Grill | 4381 Fish Factory Rd., Southport, NC | 910-457-995
Eric’s Grille | 1671 N. Howe St., Southport, NC | 910-457-9024
Local’s Family Diner | 832 N. Howe St., Southport, NC | 910-457-0444
Moore Street Market | 130 E. Moore St., Southport, NC | 910-363-4203

If you aren’t already vacationing in Oak Island NC, we invite you to visit us anytime of year! Margaret Rudd & Associates has the perfect Oak Island NC beach rentals for the vacation you deserve. Whether you need a large beach house, a simple cottage or a convenient condo by the week, by the night or even monthly, we offer the best of Brunswick County beach vacation rentals, at great rates. Visit our website today at or call to speak with one of our friendly reservation specialists at 800-486-5441!

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