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Great oysters. Attentive service. Cool little place.
J. Aubrey Torres via google.com - Jul 17, 2019
Unless you are unlucky and have a bad experience for some reason, which is unlikely and will be rectified by the ever present owner Cindy, there is no reason to give this hidden gem 5 stars...located inexplicably in TimBuk 2 tourist area of Corolla, NC, its a great restaurant experience 👍👍👍👍👍 , ... read more
Fred Duffer via google.com - Jul 11, 2019
What's the only thing you need ...
What's the only thing you need to eat at OBX? Good seafood, of course. Being by the sea you'd think that'd be an easy thing to find, but unfortunately that's not the case. Several places in the area are just tourist traps, but North Banks Restaurant is not the case.We arrived shortly before 5, and we were told we'd have to wait over ... read more
David E. via yelp.com - Jul 10, 2019
Crab grenades.
Kathleen Gregory via google.com - Jul 10, 2019
Amazing food (crab legs in my case) and amazing service! The place has a great ambiance. Love the tile work of the ocean wave scene.
Jen Altland via google.com - Jul 9, 2019
Food was very good, had outside bar to help pass time until we could be seated ... read more
David Denslow via google.com - Jul 8, 2019
North banks is our go to restaurant ...
North banks is our go to restaurant in Corolla. The food is excellent and never disappoints!
Sarah A. via yelp.com - Jul 6, 2019
Awesome
I absolutely could have eaten here every day. The menu is so extensive and everything so fresh. Great experience.
Carol D via tripadvisor.com - Jul 6, 2019
My first dinner in the Outer Banks ...
My first dinner in the Outer Banks and I wanted some good seafood.  This place delivered.  Outstanding service and seafood.  Maybe some of the best seafood I've ever eaten.I ordered peel and eat shrimp.  My kids ordered crab legs and crab cakes.  Served with melted butter and cocktail sauce.  The seasoning was so good I found myself ... read more
John C. via yelp.com - Jul 3, 2019
We love this place! Our go to for ...
We love this place! Our go to for a nice meal out without having to dress up. Dinner starts at 5pm.  Do yourself a favor and get there at 4pm and put your name on the list. Hit the shops while you wait. They will text you at 5 and you'll likely get seated right away.  (This place is very small and gets very busy.) I got the steak and ... read more
Stacey H. via yelp.com - Jul 3, 2019
Great food and excellent service!
Great place to eat dinner while shopping. I highly recommend the salmon fillet! It was awesome!! The hushpuppies are great also. My husband got the Tuna Steak and he loved it. Will definitely eat here again!
ShearinFamily via tripadvisor.com - Jul 1, 2019
Good food, Great Service
Went with my family of 16 for dinner. Waiter could not of been more accommodating about separate bills. Think we had 6. He was attentive and funny. The blue points were outstanding. Would definitely recommend this restaurant. Good time Good food.
bigceiling via tripadvisor.com - Jul 1, 2019
Great seafood
Great restaurant Had the panko shrimp and they were delicious My husband had the seafood platter and it was yummy Service was excellent ... read more
bec19415 via tripadvisor.com - Jun 30, 2019
Freshest seafood ever... the firecracker ...
Freshest seafood ever... the firecracker oysters were a culinary gem.  The bartender worked the raw bar and never missed a beat.
Carol D. via yelp.com - Jun 29, 2019
Great Service!
We visited North Banks Restaurant for the second time on vacation. Love, love their tuna! When we were done with the meal I was helping my daughter with my grandson and I left my credit card in the folder on the table. I did not...More ... read more
outervaca2019 via tripadvisor.com - Jun 28, 2019
Stopped here for lunch after a ...
Stopped here for lunch after a full day of lighthouse climbing and 4WD beach adventuring in Corolla. It was EXACTLY what we needed--cold beer, good seafood and great service. We ordered the tuna appetizer at the bartenders recommendation--phenomenal. He was friendly, attentive and made our experience lovely. They advertise the bar sa ... read more
Tina F. via yelp.com - Jun 28, 2019
Food was great! Pricing was reasonable. I had the chowder which was fantastic. I read it won an award soooo. I had some oysters but it wasn't the local ones since they sold out but malpeque oysters from Canada were quite good. Salmon was also great. Cooked just the way I like it and glaze was a nice touch.
Moses Cho via google.com - Jun 26, 2019
Awesome dinner and drinks
Loved this place! Some of the best crab cakes I’ve ever had. The waiters and bartenders were terrific. The entire family loved their meals. Great beer and wine selection. Small place so get there early. Some decent gluten free options.
jedigiff via tripadvisor.com - Jun 25, 2019
Great food and waters ... read more
RBX Gamer via google.com - Jun 23, 2019
Excellent food and great service. The wait was a little bit longer than expected but the quality of each entree made up for the wait and more.
Sullivan Pirog via google.com - Jun 21, 2019
I've been coming to North Banks ...
I've been coming to North Banks for years.  EVERY time I come, it's on point.  The best restaurant in Corolla.   Be prepared to wait because it's that good.  Also, there's a cool spot right next door that's also owned by North Banks called The Lounge that you can chill at and get some apps and drinks while you're waiting.  Some great ... read more
Brent N. via yelp.com - Jun 20, 2019
Amazing lobster and great experience!
David Kroll via google.com - Jun 19, 2019
Out of our 16 years of trying different ...
Out of our 16 years of trying different restaurants in the OBX this has to be our favorite! We loved the fresh seafood including shrimp, oysters and lump crab grenades. We skipped the main meals and had the apps , a must try here is their sea scallops on a stick! Everything was delicious with great service!
Shannon E. via yelp.com - Jun 19, 2019
Delicious dinner. My wife enjoyed the seafood platter, I ordered the panko shrimp and my daughter had the filet minion. All were cooked correctly and were tasty. The sides of mixed veggies and smashed potatoes were also yummy. My wife’s margarita was perfectly mixed. Food for adults may be a little high but we thought the food quali ... read more
Jeff Carr via google.com - Jun 17, 2019
Delicious - Best Dinner in the Outer Banks
Delicious dinner! I had the Panko Shrimp, my wife the seafood platter and our daughter ordered the filet. All three meals were cooked to order and great. The mixed veggies and smashed potatoes were also yummy. My wife’s margarita was mix perfectly. It’s a small...More ... read more
536JeffC536 via tripadvisor.com - Jun 17, 2019
Great food!
The reviews are correct when they say get there early to get a table. We got there at 5:00 and it was an hour wait. We lucked out and were seated at 5:30. Our favorite were the lump crab grenades for an appetizer!! There are...More ... read more
shannonv810 via tripadvisor.com - Jun 17, 2019
Great place to chill
Great atmosphere and really great Bartender. Nice place to chill after a day on the beach. Its also in a little shopping center with a ton of places to walk around to pick something up from your visit ... read more
Janet A via tripadvisor.com - Jun 16, 2019
Our party of 5 was sat pretty quickly, awesomely friendly staff, food came out fast and hot! I'm from the midwest, and the seafood here is definitely fresh! Also if you like fruity adult drinks, the Liquid Love is to die for!
Cassidy Atkin via google.com - Jun 15, 2019
I've been coming to Corolla for years and North Banks is always a go to. It has to be the nicest restaurant in Corolla. Always consistent as far as quality, service, and satisfaction. The staff is also super welcoming, and can make some kick ass drinks. Their scallops...yum!
Samantha DoubleU via google.com - Jun 14, 2019
The lobster tails are awesome! A little loud atmosphere, but good service.
Raz M via google.com - Jun 14, 2019
My wife and I had dinner and drinks on Tuesday night. All I can say is WOW! They had the freshest seafood I have ever had. The lobster was outstanding. The service was on point, very friendly and there for us whenever needed. If are in Corolla this is a must stop for Seafood and America fare! We will be back!!
Keith Cummings via google.com - Jun 14, 2019
WONDERFUL atmosphere AND food. Servers and bar tenders are always friendly, and make you feel welcome. The renovation looks beautiful, a nice update for a longtime LOCAL FAVORITE place.
Jill Cummings via google.com - Jun 13, 2019
Another amazing meal
Finally got back to Corolla to enjoy this fabulous restaurant. I received a very pleasant and friendly welcome on arrival from the owner who seemed to treat everyone as guests, instead of customers. Once again, the food was exceptional, I had the mixed grill on...More ... read more
Judelle C via tripadvisor.com - Jun 12, 2019
Consistently great
This restaurant has become one of my favorite spots on the Outer Banks. Consistently a good meal I always feel safe suggesting them to my friends and family. They offer fresh local seafood which is a big deal to me and prepared wonderfully. A nice...More ... read more
CharlesO1385 via tripadvisor.com - Jun 12, 2019
This is truly one of my favorite ...
This is truly one of my favorite restaurants on the Outer Banks. You can't go wrong with North Banks,  good food, reasonable prices, and friendly staff. One of the bartenders there I think his name is Brady always treats me like an old friend.
Charles O. via yelp.com - Jun 12, 2019
I love the food at Northbanks. Especially the crab cakes. Service is great . Bar is fun.
Carol Pendleton via google.com - Jun 12, 2019
North Banks is my favorite place in Corolla. Our family vacations there every year. We have gotten to know the owners and staff over the years and have become great friends. The food is great. Never had a bad meal. I highly recommend this restaurant when In Corolla. North Banks Rocks!!!!!
Dirk Diggler via google.com - Jun 12, 2019
Great restaurant staff super friendly ...
Great restaurant staff super friendly and professional. Food was delicious. Seafood pasta was great . Have it every time. Always go to this restaurant when in currituck .
Dianna D. via yelp.com - Jun 11, 2019
This place was recommended by the ...
This place was recommended by the staff at the adventure park in Corolla and our party was not disappointed. The food was great and tasted fresh. Ambience was nice and service was good. I had the friend shrimp and my wife had the crab cakes. We shared and both loved the dishes. The kids pasta was pretty boring, but it's a kids dish s ... read more
Anthony P. via yelp.com - Jun 11, 2019
My family has been going to Duck ...
My family has been going to Duck for over 10 years and we always make it a point to go to North Banks for dinner.  Great service, phenomenal food, and awesome atmosphere!  I highly recommend it.
Dana D. via yelp.com - Jun 11, 2019
We love this restaurant. It is a highlight of our OBX family vacations. Sometimes we have to wait because we are a large party but it is worth the wait. The food is great. We hadn't been here for a couple of years so it it was fun to see our favorite waiter, Derek, too. The service is excellent.
Betsy Greene via google.com - Jun 10, 2019
Great food, cool atmosphere. Service was quick and polite. Definitely a favorite place to eat.
Kevin Brown via google.com - Jun 10, 2019
Crab Grenades are amazing!!!
Sarah Pedarre via google.com - Jun 9, 2019
Tiny space, amazing food
We tried to call ahead and were greeted with the message that they don’t take call ahead or reservations, and that they recommended coming early. We got there about 5:10pm and there was an hour wait, except two seats at the bar. We took those....More ... read more
AmaraWhaley via tripadvisor.com - Jun 7, 2019
This was our first visit to the ...
This was our first visit to the Northern Outer Banks.  Yelp led us to this restaurant and we were not disappointed. Had shrimp, scallops & tuna bites. Superb service by Ryan, our waiter.  Highly recommend!!
David G. via yelp.com - Jun 7, 2019
Go to spot
Have lived Corolla seasonally more than 10 years. A tough seat in season at the bar but the food is always solid and the conversation good. Fish and crab cakes best.
TheGMan32 via tripadvisor.com - Jun 6, 2019
Good food, good service, good atmosphere ... read more
Steve C via google.com - Jun 6, 2019
Worth the Wait!!! The food here is worth waiting for. The cheerful and friendly hostess informed us of an hour wait, we received a text that our table was ready and were seated promptly. The steamed clams and crab grenades were delicious. The filet mignon and lobster were grilled perfectly. Great cocktails and everything is reasonabl ... read more
Dena Beckwith via google.com - Jun 5, 2019
My husband and I ate here during ...
My husband and I ate here during lunch. I ordered the Fish and chips which was snapper. It was served with fries and coke slaw with a jalapeño tarter sauce. It was very good. My husband ordered the yellow fin tuna sandwich which came with a dill sauce for the sandwich. The dill sauce was actually good with my fish too. The service wa ... read more
Dawn M. via yelp.com - Jun 5, 2019
It was very yummy ... read more
Adriana Jenkins via google.com - Jun 4, 2019
Had dinner Thursday night. A small line upon our arrival but friendly hostess had us seated right when she said our table would be ready. Food was great as was the service. A great experience all around and highly recommended. Don ... read more
Don Beckwith via google.com - Jun 4, 2019
Good food. Great staff.
Jon Buder via google.com - Jun 4, 2019
Great menu, helpful bar staff, very personable ... read more
harriet johnson via google.com - Jun 3, 2019
Excellent dinner! I had the lobster ...
Excellent dinner! I had the lobster tail and fillet mignon. The lobster was absolutely wonderful! I would recommend this place. We arrived before 5PM, but were promptly seated at 5. I would get there right around opening time to avoid long waits.
Taylor D. via yelp.com - May 31, 2019
Had dinner there tonight. Hostess was efficient, fantastic and friendly. Wait time was exactly as we were told. Food was incredible...best steamed clams in town. Crab cake appetizer was 100% crab...no filler. Filet cooked to perfection and the lobster tail was perfectly succulent. Run don't walk to this restaurant.
Jane Allen via google.com - May 31, 2019
Best food in Corolla!
Karen Reynolds via google.com - May 30, 2019
Pleasant staff...great food and libations ...great experience ... read more
Jeff Lipton via google.com - May 27, 2019
OMG what a great dinner!
Arrived just as the restaurant was starting to get busy. Was seated in 5 minutes.greeted by waitress. Ordered the special. PUPPY DRUM ROCKEFELLER. It was amazing! I was told later that they have a new chef, Ryan. This place has a great menu and although...More ... read more
rathercook via tripadvisor.com - May 26, 2019
Best seafood in Corolla, N.C.
Cathy Lawson via google.com - May 24, 2019
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