M&M’s Restaurant- Oriental, NC 9/3/14

M&M’s offers Killian’s and Bud Light on draft for $1.50 on Wednesdays!   After a long hot day a cold beer, or three, seemed like a good idea.

This blog needed updating, so Diann and I went to the bar area, of the restaurant, and did the WIFI thing.  Two hours, two glasses of water, and two Killian’s later and I was hungry.

The restaurant has a modest range of fare- from basic, and seafood themed, sandwiches to entree’s.  The soup specials were corn-crab chowder; and split pea.  We opted to start our dinner by share/sampling the soups and having “half salads”.  The salads were so large we ended up with soup and salad for dinner and didn’t move on to a sandwich or shared entree.

Corn Craab Chowder and Split Pea Soup

Corn Craab Chowder and Split Pea Soup

One might see this photo and think the view to have been bad.  Not so.  Since Oriental is a shrimping town, as well as boater-tourist town, dining on the harbor includes aspects which are part of the reality.

Shrimp boats and the facility on the harbor across from M&M's

Shrimp boats and the facility on the harbor across from M&M’s

Food prices:  Crab Chowder $5.95;  Split Pea $4.95;  Salads $4.95

The chowder had an intense spice, which I believe was Anise.  Our waiter said he asked the cook but was told, “just salt and pepper”.  It was spiced with a licorice flavor- and was very appealing.  A secrete ingredient perhaps?

 

Alex RookerM&M’s Restaurant- Oriental, NC 9/3/14