I have been in the restaurant industry in Wilmington for a number of years. All I had heard about the Oceanic was great view, ok food, horrible service. Well my mom came out for a visit and wanted to eat there. So I girded up the loins and decided to try it. We wound up going 2 out of 3 days. The first day our waitress was very helpful and made and effort to at least walk by our table every few minutes (we were near the end of the pier). On our next visit I recognized our waiter as a bartender from a chain restaurant that I had been to in the area. He was extremely helpful. He was honest when he didn't know the answer to one of our questions - and he went and found out! As far as the food goes, the fresh catch (your choice of a few different fish prepared one of 3 or 4 ways) was very good. My mom got her fish broiled and loved it so much she got the same thing the next night. Yes there is a lot of fried food on the menu, but to be honest that is what most people order around here (I speak from years of experience). I am hoping that the Oceanic has been making an effort in the training of their staff, because if all the waiters were like the 2 we had I would be very happy.
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