Reviews

Excellent! We came for lunch had a decent wait however everything our party of 9 got was delicious! Their chicken was amazingly tasty and tender. Others loved the house oysters, burger and the Tuna bites were considered to be the best they have ever had! We hope to dine there again before we leave Duck.
Rachel N via google.com - Jul 18, 2017
Had a party of 8 for dinner on ...
Had a party of 8 for dinner on a Sunday night. Arrived at 5 but had to wait for an hour and a half. Sat at the lounge and sampled their great selection of beer. WELL WORTH THE WAIT! Tuna bites app, crab dip and hush puppies (w/jalapeño butter) were all fantastic along with the warm buns. The seafood pasta is mouthwatering. We will be ... read more
Kelly K. via yelp.com - Jul 17, 2017
We were told by the great guy at ...
We were told by the great guy at Kitty Hawk Kites that North Banks was one of the best restaurants in Corolla and he was not wrong. The crab grenades were amazing, scallops on a stick, fried oysters, grilled lobster tails, soft shell crab...we actually ate there twice during this visit to OBX it was that terrific. Great service and w ... read more
Meg M. via yelp.com - Jul 13, 2017
Back when I used to work across the parking lot from this spot, myself and my coworkers would hit this place for their excellent fare and "local's discount." But we didn't just order food for the discount... This restaurant has high quality food and quite a variety! There wouldn't be a week that we'd not order from this joint 3-4x. T ... read more
Nicholas Bartolotta via google.com - Jul 12, 2017
North Banks Restaurant and Raw ...
North Banks Restaurant and Raw Bar is great. We had a party of 13 plus two infants. We put our name down about 5:15 and was told the wait would be about 1 1/2 hours. Plenty of shops to walk around and explore, so the wait didn't seem that long before I got a call saying our table was ready. By 6:40 we were being seated at our table.T ... read more
John B. via yelp.com - Jul 8, 2017
We arrived here with a party of ...
We arrived here with a party of 10 on Thursday night right at 5pm. There was an 1.5 hour wait. No biggie since there are tons of little shops to browse through. North Banks also has a separate lounge area if you'd rather have a drink while you wait. Once we were seated I understood why the wait. There are maybe 15 tables in the whole ... read more
Crystal R. via yelp.com - Jun 30, 2017
This place was very difficult to ...
This place was very difficult to get into. In fact, we struck out every night of the vacation. So on our last day, we went for lunch and found out why. The dining room is very small!  And the food is outstanding!! We started with the lump crab grenades. They came with a tasty Asian slaw and wasabi aioli. They were very lightly Tempur ... read more
Carlos R. via yelp.com - Jun 30, 2017
We looked at the menu online and ...
We looked at the menu online and knew we wanted to try it (FYI- the menu that google gives you is a bit different from the one they have now). We were told there was a 2 hour wait but we put our name in and they texted us that a table was ready within 10 minutes. We were sat at the bar (there were only two of us), and the service was ... read more
Kit A. via yelp.com - Jun 29, 2017
Love Love Love this restaurant!!! Great food and Great drinks!!!
Cassondra Palmer via google.com - Jun 28, 2017
This is the best place to eat if you want good food and a great vibe. Ate there twice on my vacation and both times rocked. The oysters with lump firecracker crab meat was amazing and the best shrimp of any place. Ate at the bar the second time with a pulled pork sandwich and thought I was in heaven. Such a great vibe. Sometimes it's ... read more
Brian Hawkins via google.com - Jun 25, 2017
We sat at the bar and enjoyed amazing ...
We sat at the bar and enjoyed amazing steam spiced shrimp, raw oysters, the broiled scallops appetizer, and of course the crab grenades.  Everything was amazingly yummy and very fresh.  Definitely the best seafood dinner all weak.
Christie F. via yelp.com - Jun 25, 2017
The oysters, oh my...they were all so delicious! Raw, steamed, fried, any way possible. The appetizers menu was out of this world, what a refreshing and creative menu! ... read more
Katie Ritchie via google.com - Jun 23, 2017
Staff was excellent everyone was very nice and the food was exceptional ... read more
Samuel Steigerwalt via google.com - Jun 22, 2017
Looking for a good spot to have ...
Looking for a good spot to have lunch and this was it. Great oysters and some nice selections for main dishes. We sat at the bar and the bar tender had some awesome drinks for us. Yum!
Amanda M. via yelp.com - Jun 22, 2017
Our party ordered a variety of food and everything was excellent.
Vanessa Lee via google.com - Jun 20, 2017
Stuffed pork chop was delicious!!! ... read more
Jay Guy via google.com - Jun 15, 2017
We had a large party and the service ...
We had a large party and the service was spectacular. Our server knew exactly what he was doing and was incredibly helpful. We had the grouper special and crab cakes. Grouper was good but the crab cakes were amazing. Very little filler. Others in our party were equally as pleased with their meals. Highlights were the tuna (very uniqu ... read more
Amanda R. via yelp.com - Jun 15, 2017
Great place for fresh seafood, ...
Great place for fresh seafood, including anything local they can get. It is small and apparently they don't take reservations now, but you can give them a phone number and chill in the lounge a few doors away with great cocktails and nice looking small plates and bar food. (If you're 2 or 3 people the dinner bar can be fun.) Have bee ... read more
Erin K. via yelp.com - Jun 14, 2017
The food here was just amazing ...
The food here was just amazing. I got the pasta of the day and it was delicious. The portion was huge and had leftovers to bring back to the hotel to munch on. Our server was Franco who was just the best! He knew everything about the menu, was quick and was quite funny as well! If you go, ask for Franco to be your server!
Sheena D. via yelp.com - Jun 12, 2017
Excellent place to dine with family! We waited 1.5 hours but it's well worth it and there's a cute little bare right around the corner that we enjoyed cocktails beforehand (The Lounge). The service was great as well!!!
Sarah Vroman via google.com - Jun 9, 2017
Fourth time here.  Had the crab ...
Fourth time here.  Had the crab cakes this time.  They were wonderful.   My wife had the soft shell crabs and loved them.  Highly recommend this place.
Mike M. via yelp.com - Jun 8, 2017
Arrive early. We had a wait but ...
Arrive early. We had a wait but found five seats at the bar which was perfect. The bar team was great courteous and attentive. Watch the drinks, they can be a bit strong and sneak up on you.  Many good options on food. Several options for oysters and other Seafood as well as the old standby of chicken nuggets and french fries for the ... read more
Stephen N. via yelp.com - Jun 8, 2017
I want to say we came here to eat ...
I want to say we came here to eat off season, I can only imagine how packed & long a wait it would be during the summer. This is a super cute place with outside deck seating. The bottom floor serves drinks and apps. The second floor has a few tables and a pretty decent sized bar, right off this floor is a deck with additional seating ... read more
Veronica N. via yelp.com - Jun 5, 2017
Had dinner with a party of 8 and ...
Had dinner with a party of 8 and the food and service were excellent. Everything came out timely and cooked perfectly. Will go back many times.
Judelle C. via yelp.com - Jun 2, 2017
Had a great fish sandwich to go with a beer.
Michael DePietro via google.com - Jun 1, 2017
Food was awesome. We had a great time and service was as you would expect at the OBX ... read more
Mr. ohiostate via google.com - May 30, 2017
Please stop and eat here! You will ...
Please stop and eat here! You will not regret it. After driving around for quite some time, and starving kids we stumbled upon this incredible place. The restaurant is quaint and small but beyond fun and bustling. The owner herself was managing the seating and was doing very well helping people who were eager for a seat. We chose to ... read more
Kate T. via yelp.com - May 26, 2017
Great location surrounded by cute ...
Great location surrounded by cute shops for tourists like myself. My shrimp meal was SO fresh and filling. The lighting was a little dark but not terrible. Our waiter was great!
Linda F. via yelp.com - May 25, 2017
Very delicious food. Definitely try their crab cake appetizer. The staff is nice and friendly and the environment is very warm and welcoming. ... read more
Maz Katouz via google.com - May 21, 2017
Wait staff was good and the food is great! A little bit of a wait but we'll worth it. Prices are a little high and seemed short staffed, but overall a good experience.
Mike Keeler via google.com - May 18, 2017
Dinner May 16,  If you plan to ...
Dinner May 16,  If you plan to go Make A Reservation as far ahead as you can!  We were there and it wasn't 'in season"  and had an hour wait. This place fills up super quick and has limited space.  Everyone  in my party really enjoyed their entrees.  The Salmon was great, the Fried Seafood platter was more than one could eat. But the ... read more
Brian C. via yelp.com - May 17, 2017
We visit every time we're at the banks. Great seafood and fabulous cocktails. But, our favorite pa
We visit every time we're at the banks. Great seafood and fabulous cocktails. But, our favorite part of our visit is seeing Brady year after year.
Jennifer Leslie via facebook.com - May 14, 2017
Had a great meal at North Banks ...
Had a great meal at North Banks Restaurant snd Raw Bar.   There were 8 of us and we had 2 vegetarians who were very happy with their meals.  For the rest of us the shrimp, scallops and fish was prepared perfectly.  Our waiter was Ryan and he was very attentive ... read more
SallyAnn T. via yelp.com - May 13, 2017
Great food and service ... read more
Rick Wood via google.com - May 12, 2017
Place was good my girlfriend loved the crab legs the burger was amazing and the prices were not bad
Place was good my girlfriend loved the crab legs the burger was amazing and the prices were not bad at all. Good environment and a good eat.
Ethan Williams via facebook.com - May 11, 2017
Great fresh lobsters and the pulled pork sandwich was also very good. Oysters were terrific. Loved
Great fresh lobsters and the pulled pork sandwich was also very good. Oysters were terrific. Loved the super friendly service too.
Ken Russo via facebook.com - May 8, 2017
One of our favorite places to go everytime we come to OBX! Amazing food and wonderful friendly serv
One of our favorite places to go everytime we come to OBX! Amazing food and wonderful friendly service!
Brooke Dalton Anderson via facebook.com - May 5, 2017
This place is a hidden gem- it's ...
This place is a hidden gem- it's small but has exceptionally great service and exceptionally great food!! We enjoyed our drinks as well as the appetizers and our entrees were all great! The lobster of course was the highlight!! We will def come here again when we are in the area!
Shelley R. via yelp.com - May 4, 2017
Great food, excellent service.
Great food, excellent service. The scallops & oysters were great. We'll definitely be back.
Scott H. via yelp.com - May 2, 2017
I had the mixed grill. Enough to share. It was excellent. Sides for the day we're good too. Would h
I had the mixed grill. Enough to share. It was excellent. Sides for the day we're good too. Would highly recommend it.
Debbie Stallings via facebook.com - May 1, 2017
Stopped here one night basically ...
Stopped here one night basically because no one else was open, outer banks sort of rolls up the streets this time of year at 6 on Sunday's. Spent three nights in OVX Corolla and ate here every night. The crab legs and shrimp were totally awesome!  Glad everyone else was closed, found a jewel in North Bank!!!
Norm A. via yelp.com - Apr 26, 2017
Best seafood in Currituck County. This little place is absolutely my happy place when it comes to
Best seafood in Currituck County. This little place is absolutely my happy place when it comes to food in the OBX.
Michael Colligon via facebook.com - Apr 22, 2017
Always good... despite the short wait, we always enjoy this place. The wait staff is great and the
Always good... despite the short wait, we always enjoy this place. The wait staff is great and the chef always has something interesting on the menu. Really good food!
Mitch Owen via facebook.com - Apr 20, 2017
Stopped here for lunch while shopping ...
Stopped here for lunch while shopping.  We had bloody Mary's, crab dip & split the blackened salmon tacos. All of which were so good!  Our bartender was attentive as well.  We will definitely go back when we are in the area.
Sabrina P. via yelp.com - Apr 19, 2017
Awesome crab cakes and specials ...
Awesome crab cakes and specials. We loved everything they served. Good beer and drink selections to boot.
Brian H. via yelp.com - Apr 17, 2017
Worth the 1/2 wait for a table; ...
Worth the 1/2 wait for a table; only has seating for 45 or so.  Good oysters and clams .  Plenty of beers and drinks to choose from. Above average pricing .  Quick and friendly service .  Only restaurant /bar with a wait makes it  a favorite of locals.  Try it.
Jim W. via yelp.com - Apr 16, 2017
Great service with a sense of humor. I had the seafood combo, the scallops were especialky good.
Mark Kernohan via google.com - Apr 15, 2017
Outstanding food and service. Seafood is always fresh and tasty. Management should know our serve
Outstanding food and service. Seafood is always fresh and tasty. Management should know our server Kathleen keeps us coming back with her friendly smile and helping make that tough decision of what to try next.
Mark Tapia via facebook.com - Apr 11, 2017
Delicious food (especially the ...
Delicious food (especially the crab soup of the day, oysters, seared NC tuna) and good selection of beer on tap. We went on a night were they were short-staffed: long wait, slightly cold dinner rolls, etc. However, excellent, accurate, & friendly service despite the stress.
Brian C. via yelp.com - Apr 11, 2017
First off it's a very small restaurant ...
First off it's a very small restaurant so typically there's a wait.....however it's so well worth it. Visited from out of town on vacation and have already promised the family we will be back before we leave. We enjoyed the regional oysters which were fantastic and then enjoyed their snow crab legs. We enjoyed wine and cocktails whic ... read more
David M. via yelp.com - Apr 11, 2017
Amazing fresh seafood. I'm obsessed!
Melinda Martin via google.com - Apr 8, 2017
Outstanding! Melt in your mouth lobster and tender, juicy, filet mignon. Service was perfectly tim
Outstanding! Melt in your mouth lobster and tender, juicy, filet mignon. Service was perfectly timed and food was piping hot. Nice, casual atmosphere, perfect island dining.
Shelley Hassler via facebook.com - Apr 3, 2017
Great food with great service!! ...
Great food with great service!!  The crab grenades and the hush puppies with jalapeño honey butter were unbelievable!  The crab cake dinner was delicious with lots of crab and very little filler.  The seafood platter was wonderful with red snapper as the fish!  Too much food to finish the platter!!  We can't wait to go back!!!
Anne G. via yelp.com - Mar 23, 2017
This place is tiny so it is hard ...
This place is tiny so it is hard to get a table for dinner but believe me it is worth the wait!The seafood is incredibly fresh. AND our server remembered our order for 7 people (modifications and all) without writing it down. No mix ups. It was incredibly impressive as I was with a picky crowd.
Jen K. via yelp.com - Mar 16, 2017
Incredible service and the meal was deliciousness. The appetizer we had was Colossal Lump Crab Gren
Incredible service and the meal was deliciousness. The appetizer we had was Colossal Lump Crab Grenades. So many Wonderful flavors. Definitely want to come back for that. My entree was the Low Country Bouillabaisse. This was Wonderful!!!! Thanks Cindy for a Wonderful dining experience!!!
Mary Martin via facebook.com - Mar 1, 2017
Excellent food and service. Ate there for dinner two nights in a row. Mary and I had flounder, mahi
Excellent food and service. Ate there for dinner two nights in a row. Mary and I had flounder, mahi-mahi, crab cake and crab grenades....all top-notch! Would definitely return!
Bill Hutchins via facebook.com - Feb 21, 2017
Very good ... read more
Leslie Shupe via google.com - Dec 29, 2016
Fantastic food and service!
Jack Miller via google.com - Nov 20, 2016
Our first time eating here...the food was great and so was the atmosphere. The hamburger had fresh
Our first time eating here...the food was great and so was the atmosphere. The hamburger had fresh beef from the butcher shop nearby and it was delicious ... read more
Joy Cameron via facebook.com - Nov 6, 2016
Best eats on the obx! Crab grenades are awesome! My absolute favorite!
Best eats on the obx! Crab grenades are awesome! My absolute favorite!
Darlene Acree Woodard via facebook.com - Nov 5, 2016
Great food, great staff, great atmosphere. Do the Chef's table. It's a great time and the Chef's a
Great food, great staff, great atmosphere. Do the Chef's table. It's a great time and the Chef's a cutie!
Tracey Ferrara via facebook.com - Oct 30, 2016
First trip to OBX and this was by far the best dining experience in a while. Fresh seafood, great
First trip to OBX and this was by far the best dining experience in a while. Fresh seafood, great service, nice atmosphere. Shrimp steamed right behind bar in minutes. Highly recommend the hush puppies and jalapeño butter, excellent!
Heather Umbel via facebook.com - Oct 22, 2016
Great service and food. Very well priced.
Andrew Robert via google.com - Oct 22, 2016
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