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Very good food with creative menu options
I was expecting the typical beach restaurant in a tourist town. It is off season and they are obviously taking care of the locals all year around. The food was great, the service was great and I was pleasantly surprised. No matter what time of...More ... read more
BambooH2O via tripadvisor.com - Nov 12, 2018
Excellent Seafood lunch! I'm old - and don't eat alot - so I got the child's plate of shrimp and french fries: Yummy. $6. I couldn't eat it all! ….............ice cream shop, small go cart track next door.........Salt Coast Outfitters couple of doors down. 11/7/18 Columbia sportsware sale. Won't see these prices in Cary/Raleigh.
John Forbes via google.com - Nov 9, 2018
Really good food
Had lump crab grenades for appetizer and tuna bites both very good. Salmon for entree and it was delicious. My husband had the mixed grill he liked it but thought the tuna steak could have been seasoned better. We enjoyed this place and would recommend...More ... read more
MullyW72 via tripadvisor.com - Nov 3, 2018
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Ross Flowers via google.com - Oct 30, 2018
Excellent food, excellent service.
Mario Cuellar via google.com - Oct 23, 2018
Can't wait to come back! We loved everything about this place! Delicious fresh food and friendly staff. We recommend the crab grenades, tuna bites and steamer combo. But everything we had was good.
marcia sable via google.com - Oct 23, 2018
Great Place. Large portions of fresh food. Pleasant staff. Friendly atmosphere. We'll be back ... read more
marty barnes via google.com - Oct 23, 2018
Nice restaurant
We ate lunch here with my wife, cousin and sister. The restaurant is tucked away in a small shopping center and it’s a little hard to find. I ordered the Fish and Chips and it was excellent. The service was good. I would recommend this...More ... read more
Fred B via tripadvisor.com - Oct 22, 2018
Great service and really good fresh seafood. Sreak was perfect too! It is really small but worth the wait.
Barbara Robinson via google.com - Oct 21, 2018
Pretty darn good.
This was a lunch visit. I ordered the scallop & Bacon skewer with their seafood chowder from the appetizer menu and hubby had Baked Oysters with firecracker crab on top. We were both pleased with the food and the service though it was a bit...More ... read more
Regas2003 via tripadvisor.com - Oct 20, 2018
Best seafood on the coast
I am finishing up a two week stay in Corolla, and have dined at this restaurant at least ten times. Every dish that I ate wa# delicious and perfectly prepared. I have sampled the scallops, oysters, crab legs, shrimp, tuna, lobster, barbecue, chowder and fresh...More ... read more
Judelle C via tripadvisor.com - Oct 19, 2018
Great Experience! The restaurant is very small but we had 10 people and they pulled 2 tables together. Server was unbelievable. She didn't write anything down. She remembered our entire order.The food was delicious and the atmosphere was very lively. We highly recommend ... read more
susan sullivan via google.com - Oct 16, 2018
We loved North Banks! Everything we had was delicious. Fried Scallops, crab cakes and filet mignon were our favorites. Great service. Highly recommend ... read more
Paul Lancaster via google.com - Oct 16, 2018
Wonderful
Came here with some friends. Excellent service. The crabcake app was good but I with it was lumpier. The shrimp, lobster corn chowder was out of this world. For dinner I had the mixed grill which included shrimp, tuna and tri tips. Superb. Cooked to...More ... read more
muddyrts via tripadvisor.com - Oct 13, 2018
Food was fantastic and portions were big. Great service and atmosphere.
Sara Hart via google.com - Oct 12, 2018
What a great place! Friendly staff and great food! Tuna bites and scallops on a stick are our favorite appetizers. Love the steamed and spiced North Carolina shrimp. Highly recommend ... read more
samuel fisher via google.com - Oct 11, 2018
We had a great experience at North Banks! Crab legs were big and full of meat and the stuffed pork chop was delicious! Tuna entree was excellent too. Our server was efficient and friendly ... read more
Candy Smith via google.com - Oct 11, 2018
This is our favorite place to eat when we visit Corolla. The food is always delicious and fresh and the portions are huge! Great service and atmosphere! We can't wait to come back ... read more
Fred Peters via google.com - Oct 11, 2018
Had several great meals here. Both lunch and dinner were excellent!! Great service and food. We will definitely be back ... read more
Carla Samuels via google.com - Oct 11, 2018
Not a Lot of Seating
A friendly place with pretty good service. Fills up quickly at night because they do not have much seating. Salads are huge and very good. Steamed clams are OK. The crab dip was excellent.
TrayBN via tripadvisor.com - Oct 11, 2018
Excellent seared Cajun Mahi fish. A little strong on the spices but very tasty and cooked to perfection. Scallops were amazing coupled with a corn hash. Great assortment of craft beers.
Fred Hurban via google.com - Oct 10, 2018
Great place
Sat in bar. Very busy and staff a bit overwhelmed. Food is good and shrimp is great. Great place in bar to split. Will go again.
CBKKSK via tripadvisor.com - Oct 9, 2018
Food is amazing... Our Hostess and waitress were so great. They really made us feel at home. Thank you ... read more
Tabitha Halley via google.com - Oct 8, 2018
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Sir Mighty Mouse via google.com - Oct 8, 2018
Freaking amazing food, service, and atmosphere!! Definitely will go there every time we're in town!
Rob McGlaun via google.com - Oct 7, 2018
We went here with a group of 9, including 3 young kids. Wait staff was very friendly and knowledgeable. Food was good and came out quickly. I would suggest this to anyone. Tip: very small seating area so get there early.
James Rottmund via google.com - Oct 4, 2018
One of our go-to places.  If you're ...
One of our go-to places.  If you're lucky enough to get in for dinner in the high season you're lucky, but it's terrific year round (except for January and February).  Fresh seafood prepared exquisitely.  Friendly service.  Reasonable prices.  Try lunch, it's easier to get in.  Small, intimate setting.  This time it was crab grenades ... read more
John A. via yelp.com - Oct 2, 2018
Must Go
My wife and I travel to the OBX many times during the year. There are two restaurant's that are "Must Go" for us and NB is one. Fantastic atmosphere, fantastic food and truly friendly staff. I highly recommend it. Not a huge place, part of...More ... read more
JODVT via tripadvisor.com - Oct 2, 2018
The food is excellent! Our favorite place for a seafood dinner while in the outer banks.
Matt Roma via google.com - Sep 29, 2018
Amazing seafood dinner!
The food and service is excellent. This is my family’s favorite restaurant in the outer banks. They have so many options and is good for those who don’t like seafood also. We have never had a meal we didn’t think was out of this world...More ... read more
NicoleA1155 via tripadvisor.com - Sep 29, 2018
Great seafood.
JD Smith via google.com - Sep 28, 2018
Two visits in one week to North ...
Two visits in one week to North Banks Restaurant & Raw Bar and both times were great.  The first visit, we had a party of five (5) for dinner.  The wait for a table was 1.5 hours, but we were able to get seated at the bar right away and we're so glad we ended up at the bar.  The bartenders were absolutely wonderful!  I feel bad I can ... read more
Heidi C. via yelp.com - Sep 28, 2018
We were stressed and they were ...
We were stressed and they were lovely! Good fresh and prompt service. Wine chilled ! Turned out evening around!
Cheryl H. via yelp.com - Sep 26, 2018
Excellent service and food. Stopped ...
Excellent service and food. Stopped in for beers and apps, as we had a late dinner reservation elsewhere. Beer selection is varied, but no dark beers on tap tonight as they were out of the stout, had a bottle of brown ale instead. Had a 1/2 dozen raw Oysters and the Crab Grenades. One of the bartenders shucked the oysters at the bar.
Caleb S. via yelp.com - Sep 26, 2018
Had 2 great lunches and 2 great dinners while visiting the area! Food was delicious and staff was friendly and helpful. Can't wait to return!
carla spade via google.com - Sep 25, 2018
Great food, great service, great atmosphere, great place. Definitely worth checking out!!
GW via google.com - Sep 24, 2018
Love this Place
We had a great time here! Love the atmosphere and the staff! The food is delicious with huge portions! We will be back and we highly recommend ... read more
jblaine999 via tripadvisor.com - Sep 24, 2018
We were in Corolla for a couple ...
We were in Corolla for a couple of days before evacuations happened for Florence. This is one of the few places we got to go on our short vacation - and I'm glad we did! It was probably my favorite meal. First, I thought it was nice that if you had a wait time, you could take wine or beer with you while you walked around the shopping ... read more
Celia L. via yelp.com - Sep 23, 2018
NY Eve brunch
Delicious local fare & great service! This was my 2nd visit after having discovered this hidden gem with my husband in late September. We brought my Italian father in law & sis in law visiting from AZ and everyone left happy! I’m a big fan...More ... read more
Mary A via tripadvisor.com - Sep 23, 2018
We usually go here at least once ...
We usually go here at least once, if not more on our annual vacation in Corolla.  No complaints about anything.  Love the bbq scallops app.  Typically a wait at dinner time.
Becca B. via yelp.com - Sep 21, 2018
The best chowder! Crab grenades! Mixed grill.
Susan Cannon via google.com - Sep 20, 2018
North Banks was by far my favorite ...
North Banks was by far my favorite meal in the OBX. Located smack dab in the middle of the Timbuck II mall, it's easy to miss. The space itself isn't that big, but they have a sister bar next door. We were a relatively large group, but the wait was only half an hour. Not a dealbreaker, especially since you can just walk around and ch ... read more
Kenny C. via yelp.com - Sep 18, 2018
GREAT seafood and great service ...
GREAT seafood and great service from Derek!  Had dinner, appetizers, and drinks. Excellent Margaritas! Fried seafood platter, best we'd ever had- everything on it was excellent- shrimp, oysters, and the most awesome scallops and fish. Little neck clams and steamed shrimp for appetizers. AND.. great ribs. Whole rack was huge.  Nice si ... read more
Liz R. via yelp.com - Sep 18, 2018
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ann Iadicicco via google.com - Sep 16, 2018
Good experience, good food although mine was a bit cold in the middle, I can overlook that once. It seems to be a very popular place, long line but it moves quick, suggest getting there early.
Pamela Carlisle via google.com - Sep 12, 2018
Crab grenades are amazing. You can really tell the chef cares about the taste and appearance of his entrees. A bit expensive, but one of the nest restaurants in Corolla ... read more
Walter WhiteWalker via google.com - Sep 10, 2018
We always enjoy North Banks. Get ...
We always enjoy North Banks. Get there early to get your name on the list - it's very small and fills up fast!Great service!
Colleen B. via yelp.com - Sep 9, 2018
Always Great
Great food and service at North Bank. From the fresh oyster options, salads and personal favorite clam cake this place does not disappoint! Well worth the wait!
Deborah F via tripadvisor.com - Sep 6, 2018
had lunch there Thursday, was busy, ate at bar, food was fabulous! had the crab grenades and skewer scallops! I think was the best food we had all weekend. will go back!
A Google User via google.com - Sep 4, 2018
We love North Banks! A visit to ...
We love North Banks! A visit to the Outer Banks would be incomplete without visiting. The food is always delicious and the service is wonderful.
Colleen B. via yelp.com - Sep 3, 2018
Went here twice during my recent ...
Went here twice during my recent vacation! Everything was delicious. Definitely recommend the peel and eat shrimp as well as the crab cake dinner! Will definitely return over the next vacation!!!
Ashley G. via yelp.com - Sep 1, 2018
Great food! Our server, Natalia K. was very friendly and helpful. She went above and beyond making sure we were well taken care of. We went during the lunch rush, and expected service to be slow due to that. However, we were pleasantly surprised that it wasn't slow. Location is on the smaller side, but we didn't have any issues ... read more
Charla Perkins via google.com - Aug 31, 2018
Been here many times and have always been satisfied.
The GSB Group via google.com - Aug 30, 2018
delicious
We loved everything we had at this restaurant. Tuna and Salmon entrees were great! Delicious and meaty crab legs were the bomb. The staff is awesome and the atmosphere is fun and alive. Can't wait to go back!!
jbrenda130 via tripadvisor.com - Aug 30, 2018
4-5 stars on the food but a 2star ...
4-5 stars on the food but a 2star on the seating. Crab cakes are great here. You get 2 patties that are about 2in thick with mashed potatoes and broccoli.. Definitely recommend.. My only issue with this place is that it's so small inside. We had to wait 45mins for a table, they don't take reservations, and the table we sat at was so ... read more
Joe S. via yelp.com - Aug 30, 2018
The steamer plate was tasty! Very ...
The steamer plate was tasty! Very busy so staff wasn't all that attentive. Lots of flies which is a little disappointing for the the money you're spending.
Deborah M. via yelp.com - Aug 30, 2018
get crowded quick so be prepared to wait. You'll be in for a treat though so don't be discouraged. They also have a lounge area, separate from the main restaurant where you can grab a drink while you wait. They have a great beer list but what you'll really want are the Crab Grenades! They're D-E-L-I-C-I-O-U-S! We've been here pl ... read more
Joe V. via google.com - Aug 30, 2018
Very good. Good chowder, could use a little more kick. Caesar salad with tuna cooked perfectly rare. Oysters were great. Service was very good and friendly. Would go back for sure ... read more
Jordan Chiaruttini via google.com - Aug 29, 2018
Super casual bar & restaurant, ...
Super casual bar & restaurant, it's pretty popular and can get crowded quick so be prepared to wait.  You'll be in for a treat though so don't be discouraged.  They also have a lounge area, separate from the main restaurant where you can grab a drink while you wait.  They have a great beer list but what you'll really want are the Cra ... read more
Philly H. via yelp.com - Aug 29, 2018
Great spot!
First time in OBX. Stopped here twice during the afternoon for apps and drinks. Place was great. It's small and friendly. The oysters are excellent as well as the steamed shrimp.
EastCoastGirlNJ via tripadvisor.com - Aug 29, 2018
Our favorite
Friendly staff. Great food! Filet mignon was cooked perfectly. Crab legs were big and full of sweet crab meat. Crab grenades are delicious. Very lively atmosphere! Well worth the wait! We’ll be back soon ... read more
samuelscarla457 via tripadvisor.com - Aug 29, 2018
We ate at the bar and while I can't ...
We ate at the bar and while I can't remember who our bartender was (he was a local) he was fantastic!!  Personality and a damn good drink master!   Asked him to mix me his favorite drink (knob creek old fashion). and he knocked it out of the park! We ordered oysters and they were tasty as well as lunch of fish bites and fish and chip ... read more
Jana K. via yelp.com - Aug 28, 2018
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