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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
You have to know where it is to find it
We ate here after doing the horse tour based on the recommendation of the tour guide. If he hadn't given directions, we would not have known it was there and still had trouble finding it. It's a good pub/restaurant choice. The menu is rather limited but with good choices. The service is very good. We had the taco flounder and tenderl... read more
wvlivingston via tripadvisor.com - Mar 16, 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
restaurant review
Great food but take plenty of cash with you. It's expensive! A little out of the way off of the beaten path, tastefully decorated and a little small.
Randy S via tripadvisor.com - Feb 21, 2017
Yummy food, prompt service
Very good food. I got the chicken with pesto and the baked potatos and brocolli. Everything was fabulous. My fiance got the filet mignon and his was good as well. Service was prompt. Nice find since most other restaurants were closed for the off season and this one had just reopened the day before. Seems to be a local favorite, too w... read more
Lyn F via tripadvisor.com - Feb 21, 2017
An OBX Favorite
Located on the upper level of Timbuk2 in Corolla, this small bar and diner has proven time and again its longevity where others have failed. Expect long waits and steamy temps inside during the in season, but all is worth it from the crab grenades to the oyster shooter. My favorite is the grouper sandwich, which is better during a le... read more
rlinvill via tripadvisor.com - Jan 30, 2017
Best
Enjoyed both lunch and dinner. Simply the best restaurant in Corolla maybe even all OBX- lunch is a good value. Not a fan of the "speed menu" I prefer full menu no matter how long the wait. 2016 staff efficient and pleasant... read more
pelican348 via tripadvisor.com - Jan 26, 2017
Teeny tiny. But what a place!
Looks like your basic beach bar, small and dark, but what a little gem! The NBX Bloody Mary was spicy and delicious and garnished with a shrimp, an olive and a Jalapeño pepper. The Collossal Jumbo Lump Crab Grenades were fantastic! Tempura battered and lightly fried crispy, Served with Wasabi Aioli and Asian Slaw, they were exactly a... read more
trishannie via tripadvisor.com - Dec 31, 2016
oysters were fabulous, bloody Marys tasty seafood pasta fabulous
oysters were great, bloody Marys tasty seafood pasta fabulous... service was friendly prices good...lots of locals means it's the place to be for seafood in Corolla.
Kathy S via tripadvisor.com - Dec 29, 2016
Very good... read more
Leslie Shupe via google.com - Dec 29, 2016
Two Couples, Awesome Service
They do not take reservations and it was Thanksgiving week so we had a 30 minute wait. But it was worth it. Excellent appetizers. Good wine menu. Excellent seafood and sides. But the service is what made this special. Our waiter never rushed us, seemed to appear when needed but didn't hover or make a pest of himself. He was knowledge... read more
JanReads via tripadvisor.com - Dec 8, 2016
Tasty Lunch
We stopped here for lunch on the recommendation of the clerk at our hotel and we were very pleased with the selections available. We both opted for sandwiches and they did not disappoint. I had the grilled chicken breast with bacon and pepper jack cheese with coleslaw. My companion tried the chicken cobb with avocado and fries. Would... read more
Grammy H via tripadvisor.com - Dec 4, 2016
Awesome lunch
Stopped in for lunch, which may be the last day they are open for the season. We had the stuffed crab grenades. Easily one of the best appetizers my wife and I have ever had. With the ginger and cole slaw all going in that dish, it was great. The Fish tacos were more than enough for two people to share. We were served by Jordon, who ... read more
Xeuropn via tripadvisor.com - Nov 26, 2016
As always, a great dining experience
Sunday night, the weekend before Thanksgiving and the restaurant was full, but the wait staff was on top of their game. Fresh, raw oysters for appetizers along with portobello mushrooms! Fresh steamed seafood for the main course. Hard to find anything wrong with this dining experience. One of our favorite restaurants on the OBX.
brasidas6 via tripadvisor.com - Nov 20, 2016
Fantastic food and service!
Jack Miller via google.com - Nov 20, 2016
Lots of Appetizers
We weren't really hungry for a full meal, so we enjoyed several of their appetizers; Oysters, fish bites, crab dip and more. Service was good, and timely. They have a few TV's, so we watched some of the Saturday football as well.
tripdbl via tripadvisor.com - Nov 14, 2016
Great food and excellent seevice
We got a recommendation for this place by our hotel desk staff. The place is a little small but it was off season so there was no wait. The food was great, I got the fish tacos and they were loaded with fresh fish. My wife got the fried shrimp and they were huge. The crab dip was awesome also. Little pricy but well worth it.
AlSmith74 via tripadvisor.com - Nov 14, 2016
Baby-moon delight!
My wife and I grabbed dinner here during our baby-moon to the outer banks. The restaurant was suggested by our Hotel staff. The meals were great and the atmosphere and service were better. Highly suggest the Crab Mac-N-Cheese and the stuffed Pork-chop. We have travelled all over the world and this was by far the best pork-chop I have... read more
A TripAdvisor Member via tripadvisor.com - Nov 13, 2016
Sat at the bar
First time to the restaurant and raw bar. Small so we ate at the bar, and glad we did. Enjoyable conversation with the staff, and the service and the food were spot on. Tried to go again Saturday night but was an hour wait (they don't take reservations so plan accordingly). Local seafood to boot.
352will via tripadvisor.com - Nov 7, 2016
Amazing
So we ventured up to corolla and decided to take a chance on this place. We were greeted and seated. It took forever to get a custom cocktail almost left. Glad we didn't. The food blew us away. Ordered the scallops on a stick the tuna bites and 1/2 pound of steamed shrimp. Best seafood I've eaten at a restaurant. Nice cozy atmosphere... read more
mark s via tripadvisor.com - Nov 7, 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 seafood in Corolla
We could have spent hours in this cozy little restaurant - great seafood. Our group had the raw oysters, hush puppies, whole lobster, and steamed crab legs. Everything tasted fresh and prepared perfectly. We will definitely return on our next visit to Corolla!
jmida via tripadvisor.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 crab soup
LOVED the crab cakes and crab soup! The Sanctuary Wild Horse White wine was great with the seafood, and also helps the wild horses.
Mary D via tripadvisor.com - Nov 4, 2016
North Banks the premier restaurant in Corolla
Great Flounder prepared with panko crumbs was absolutely fantastic. Shrimp Panko also great. Although late in the year, no waiting was required and the waiter was very knowledgeable about the food and its preparation.
odiefred via tripadvisor.com - Nov 2, 2016
Absolutely Delicious Every Time!
Been coming here for years and I have never been disappointed! The clam chowder, shrimp, and entree dishes are excellent in a fun and relaxed atmosphere.
dancingzombie22 via tripadvisor.com - Nov 2, 2016
A great local spot.
we were very impressed with the food here! Limited choices due to the season and recent storm (Matthew) so we asked around and North Banks was a recommendation. Small space, eat at the bard. Great steamed seafood!
Calvin C via tripadvisor.com - Nov 1, 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
Great local place
A local recommended this restaurant when I asked for the best seafood. A little hard to find, it's on the back side of Tim Buck II shopping center. We loved it! Great food, cozy atmosphere...where you feel comfortable to eat, have a drink & relax. We had several small plates to share....clam chowder, salad (was a large salad...wish t... read more
flipflop48 via tripadvisor.com - Oct 30, 2016
Awesome Food and Drinks
We went for dinner and loved it! They use fresh ingredients with decent portions, great drinks ( try the jalapeño Margarita), and awesome service... read more
Shani P via tripadvisor.com - Oct 26, 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
Anniversary Dinner
We were visiting from upstate N.Y., and were out shopping and saw this place and gave it a try, boy glad we did. Alot of varieties to chose from with not so high prices.
krb96 via tripadvisor.com - Oct 21, 2016
Best clam chowder I've ever had. The reason I come here. Don't recommend the flat bread. Think the crust is store bought.
Sandra Green via google.com - Oct 16, 2016
First time to outer box banks... anniversary
Awesome sums it up. Good amount and very good quality. Wife had scallops, I had fried seafood sampler. Perfect... read more
BURKE L via tripadvisor.com - Oct 15, 2016
This was the best meal we ate while ...
This was the best meal we ate while visiting Corolla. We were hoping for a seafood fare and were not disappointed! We began the meal with steamed oysters and shrimp. These were steamed right behind the bar and fresh and flavorful. Our main entree was the fried seafood platter-- this included snapper, scallops, oysters and shrimp. The... read more
Leslie C. via yelp.com - Oct 15, 2016
Food was amazing ... read more
Brittney Chenoweth via google.com - Oct 13, 2016
Casual vibes for quality seafood and drinks
Popped into North Banks Restaurant with casual attire and without a reservation as a last ditch effort to find a decent place that was still open during the stormy, off season. We got a cozy table for 4, ordered raw oysters, oyster shooters w/beer, crab soup, seafood stew, steak filet, broiled crab cakes, and the key lime pie. "L... read more
StephCaliforniaBound via tripadvisor.com - Oct 11, 2016
Excellent food and service
If you like salads try arugula with your topic choices... you can create delicious combinations... the "she crab soup" one of the best ones I have ever had... and it goes perfectly with the hush puppies... good atmosphere (it could be a little bit noisy)... read more
mapyalvarez via tripadvisor.com - Oct 10, 2016
Awesome atmosphere, great food. We got in ahead of the lunch crowd and watches people come in to si
Awesome atmosphere, great food. We got in ahead of the lunch crowd and watches people come in to sit for lunch. The staff were attentive, quick to serve and the food came out in a very timely way. We didn't feel rushed on our date, and the food was delicious. Even the coleslaw was yummy, which you don't get at some restaurants.
Amaris DeFord via facebook.com - Oct 7, 2016
Good place for seafood and a pint
Went to the North Banks for a nice dinner. Had a short 20 minute wait off-season but would get there early during the busy part of the year. The do have some daily items that change so its not a bad idea to go there multiple times. They have several draft bears and different bottles as well. The crabmeat hand grenades were deliciou... read more
RNH82 via tripadvisor.com - Oct 6, 2016
This is a must for us on every visit to the area. Great food and service. Absolutely recommend!
This is a must for us on every visit to the area. Great food and service. Absolutely recommend!
Sharyl Mayhew via facebook.com - Oct 4, 2016
One of the best restaurants in all of the OBX. Seafood is always excellent as are the desserts. Great staff. Not a big place and very popular so get there early if you don't want to wait, but worth it if you have to and lots of shops close by to pass the time while you do.
Greg Woodbert via google.com - Oct 4, 2016
The food was great. We ordered ...
The food was great. We ordered the crab bombs for an appetizer. They were the bomb! We'd definitely return!
Sarah L. via yelp.com - Oct 1, 2016
Perfection
Can't say enough about this place. The food was outstanding. Great service. You can't pass up the hush puppies. Perhaps the best I've had and I've had a lot of them in my years. The crab grenades appetizer was to die for. Only sorry I didn't take some pictures to post. One of our party of 4 had the fried oysters. The lightest frying ... read more
Katrya_101 via tripadvisor.com - Sep 30, 2016
Lovely local place
Some of the freshest seafood to be had. Waitstaff was nice very helpful Coconut shrimp appetizer was great. Fried seafood combo A1 , beef tenderloin done perfectly, highly recommend this place... read more
icdeer via tripadvisor.com - Sep 29, 2016
Easy but pricey lunch
Had lunch….bloody marys, oysters, and crab grenades. All very good but pricey for lunchtime. There was no wait when we arrived at opening time (1130), by the time we left all tables were filled and more guests coming in.
RebeccaLb73 via tripadvisor.com - Sep 29, 2016
Food was some of the best ever and we live in Chicago with a just a few good restaurant. Wink. Definitely have a chef cooking or at least a chef trained the cooks well. Scallop appetizer wrapped in bacon and grilled was heavenly. Low country bouillabaisse was possibly best ever too.
Debra Schott via google.com - Sep 28, 2016
First time and loved it
We have come to Corolla 19 times/years but this was our first at North Banks. Seated immediately. Broad menu. Had the grilled platter and the seafood pasta. Both perfect had us saying oohs and aahs for the exquisite flavors.
Jaime C via tripadvisor.com - Sep 27, 2016
Great food. Excellent service. Cozy atmosphere. A little hard to find.
Great food. Excellent service. Cozy atmosphere. A little hard to find.
Dennis Andrews via facebook.com - Sep 26, 2016
Great food... read more
Vikings For 2016 via google.com - Sep 23, 2016
The lounge at north banks is a ...
The lounge at north banks is a great place to watch a game and have great food,drinks and company. I would highly recommend it to anyone going to the obx   Staff goes out of the way to make it a good experience... read more
Jackie G. via yelp.com - Sep 22, 2016
Food was amazing! Service was exceptional! Try the scallops appetizer....yummmm
Food was amazing! Service was exceptional! Try the scallops appetizer....yummmm... read more
Jami Engelbrecht-Ellis via facebook.com - Sep 21, 2016
Best seafood!
Jan Abney via google.com - Sep 20, 2016
Took first trip to the OBX with my family last week and stopped in this fine establishment and was
Took first trip to the OBX with my family last week and stopped in this fine establishment and was blown away by the tasty morsels!!! The steamed shrimp was amazing. Crab dip was excellent and don't get me started on my tuna fillet. My wife absolutely loved the seafood pasta with the sauce of the day which was mustard. Had to get a 1... read more
Timothy Snead II via facebook.com - Sep 19, 2016
Amazing as always. We always try to go at least twice when we are down in Corolla ❤️�
Amazing as always. We always try to go at least twice when we are down in Corolla ❤️�... read more
Michele Katherine via facebook.com - Sep 19, 2016
Excellent food
This place is very small and was crowded but worth the wait. We waited for an hour but spent the time at the bar around the corner. The texted us when our table was ready and we were very hungry. The food was fantastic. We didn't expect gourmet food at this small restaurant in the shopping plaza. Everything was really fresh and cooke... read more
Cathy K via tripadvisor.com - Sep 18, 2016
Awesome place, great food, drink & atmosphere. Gary, Billy and the staff are wonderful- great place for food and drink!
cindy molloy via google.com - Sep 18, 2016
Best meal we had on the Outer banks!!! Would have loved to have met the owner because she is from o
Best meal we had on the Outer banks!!! Would have loved to have met the owner because she is from our home town of Fredericksburg Virginia:)... read more
Diane Willis Martineau via facebook.com - Sep 17, 2016
Excellent clam chowder and seafood pasta! Great sangria too.
Excellent clam chowder and seafood pasta! Great sangria too.
Jennifer Ugron via facebook.com - Sep 16, 2016
Food was really good. The waitress did a great job with our large party (12+). I had the grilled lobster tail, which was good, but I think I prefer boiled lobster over grilled.
Phil Magnone via google.com - Sep 15, 2016
Great place, great food, and wonderful wait staff.
Great place, great food, and wonderful wait staff.
Cindy Eberhart via facebook.com - Sep 14, 2016
We had a fantastic diner and drinks.I would highly recommend it.The staff was great. Very nice an
We had a fantastic diner and drinks. I would highly recommend it. The staff was great. Very nice and personable.
Jeff Stidham via facebook.com - Sep 14, 2016
Great food, great staff!
We went here for lunch twice during our stay. The crab cakes were great, serving sizes are generous. The fresh steamed crab legs, their signature, are delicious. They had the best hugs puppies on the Outerbanks. Good selection of standard and specialty beers. The fish tacos, fried shrimp scallops, all good!
VeraOssining_NewYork via tripadvisor.com - Sep 13, 2016
One does not simply go just once when in Corolla....Best food and drinks around, great atmosphere
One does not simply go just once when in Corolla.... Best food and drinks around, great atmosphere and great service! Their fried scallops and panko fried shrimp are AMAZING and the BF swears by their fried oysters and clam chowder. The BF and I spent this passed week at Monterey Shores with my 4 year old twin boys. Second year w... read more
Cathy Lee Goss via facebook.com - Sep 12, 2016
Great seafood
Love coming to North Banks every year. One of my favorite spots on the OBX. The seafood platter is outstanding...delicately fried oysters, huge shrimp and the Atlantic white fish is so light and delicious! I can't eat scallops so they threw on a few extra shrimp. The wait staff is friendly and attentive. Small but great restaurant!
Bella3020 via tripadvisor.com - Sep 11, 2016
Kaluza wedding!! I love the food here they also put on the game we wanted to watch! The bar is very nice! Tuna bites! !!
Excellent! The tuna bites are excellent! They have our game on in the bar! NC state vs ECU!!!!!! Thank you!!!!❤️❤️❤️😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁😁🍷🍷🍷🍷🍷... read more
Vanessa W via tripadvisor.com - Sep 10, 2016
We had an absolutely perfect meal and dining experience on a busy Saturday night. The wait for a table was 1 hour +, but being super hungry and only a party of 2, we opted to set at the bar. The bar tender and raw bar steamer were freaking awesome. Super friendly and great at their jobs. The cooks in the back nailed it too, food was ... read more
Travis Rusmisel via google.com - Sep 10, 2016
Best resturaunts in town... A must for us everytime we come to OBX! Love the food!!!
Best resturaunts in town... A must for us everytime we come to OBX! Love the food!!!
Kate Deppa-Mead via facebook.com - Sep 9, 2016
Waitress was very slow and didn't ...
Waitress was very slow and didn't check-in with us very often which is the reason for only 4 stars. Our oysters were also burnt. They did give us new ones but about 40 mins later when we were already finished with dinner. Crabcakes were the best in Corolla!
Heather G. via yelp.com - Sep 9, 2016
Long wAit but good
Two of us waited 50 minutes for a table and the bar was full of diners so we could not drink while we waited. Not a lot of space to wait inside. However the food was very good and worth the wait. If you need to wait outside you can get a to go beer for outside. There are shops to go to while you wait and they will text you when your ... read more
V5656KCMichael_G via tripadvisor.com - Sep 6, 2016
Lunch was awesome!!!
We had a great lunch at the North Banks Restaurant... I had the fish taco special which was recommended highly by our waiter and it was such a YUMMY choice!!! My parents had the fried scallop meal which were super tasty and light!!! They were delicious!!!!
Jennifer D via tripadvisor.com - Sep 6, 2016
Was good! Crab legs were a bit ...
Was good! Crab legs were a bit messy and still needed cleaned a bit. Biggest reason for not giving 5 stars. Still tasted good but kind of ruins the appetite with the green guts. Hushpuppies were pretty good. I noticed the website says they do not take reservations but I heard several people say they were on a list or called ahead whi... read more
Chris S. via yelp.com - Sep 5, 2016
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