Reviews

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
Best Lunch Ever!
This restaurant is the go-to place in Corolla! Hands down the best seafood in Corolla! Seafood was fresh and was not over cooked. My husband and I ordered the fried seafood and the seasoning was on-point. We ate our's with a spicey tartar sauce that was delicious. The coleslaw was also very good. What topped it off was the wait staff ... read more
Danitadee40 via tripadvisor.com - May 24, 2017
EXCEPTIONAL SEAFOOD AND SERVICE
The menu was extensive and seafood was fresh and exceptionally well prepared. The service was friendly and attentive.
37Jake via tripadvisor.com - May 24, 2017
Great Bar, Great Service, Great food.
My wife and I visited Corolla this month and stopped in for lunch. The service was great, seafood was very fresh and we enjoyed the décor. We will definitely be going back.
nycstripes via tripadvisor.com - May 23, 2017
Hidden spot in Timbuck II Shopping Village
The staff at the welcome center suggested this restaurant and we were quite happy they did! We stopped for lunch, had very good sandwiches, with beer and mimosas. Sweet decor--the mosaic wall is gorgeous. Friendly staff, quick service. We enjoyed our afternoon...
Martie P via tripadvisor.com - May 22, 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
Decent Lunch
We had a rainy day shopping in Corolla last week and decided on lunch here (it's location in the Tim Buck II Shopping center and TA ratings is what made us decide). It was not busy and we were seated in a decent time and...More ... read more
David K via tripadvisor.com - May 9, 2017
Twin Maine lobster tails, oh my!
Fabulous Maine twin lobster tails on a cold Outer Banks evening. Wonderful meal, great wait staff. Don't miss this opportunity to enjoy spectacularly prepared seafood!
NancyLaPonzina via tripadvisor.com - May 9, 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
Excellent Seafood & Amazing Service
We had a party of 5, 2 couples and a toddler. The restaurant was full, but not crazy busy. Upon being seated we were greeted by a very friendly server. Our appetizers came out quick and the Crab Grenades were delicious. Every one at the table ordered a different seafood dish and we were all thrilled with how they came out! I would de ... read more
Cleve1901 via tripadvisor.com - May 7, 2017
Excellent seafood
fantastic yellow fin tuna and lobster! I go to this restaurant every time I visit Corolla. We have tried other places but just can't beat it!
Brigette K via tripadvisor.com - May 5, 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
Tom
Stopped for apps and my wife had the tuna tartar which she loved. I had crab grenades which were very tasted. Ended going back with a friend and he and I had the steamed clams and my wife had the soft shell crabs. To our surprise there were three crabs done to perfection.
Tom G via tripadvisor.com - May 2, 2017
Delicious dinner
Our first dinner in OBX was a real treat. For a popular gathering place we were seated right away in a cozy corner and our meal was superb.
LS4748 via tripadvisor.com - May 2, 2017
We're Regulars
We go to the Outer Banks every year, and this is our favorite restaurant. We are all seafood eaters--clams, oysters, crab, shrimp--and all are consistently high quality and prepared extremely well. Nothing fussy, just great seafood done simply, as it should be. Sides are always very good as well. Try the mashed potatoes and the hush ... read more
ReeinRoanoke via tripadvisor.com - May 2, 2017
The best hidden secret place in Corolla.
Hard to find but worth the search. Wonderful waitstaff,friendly and very knowledgeable about the menu and wine list. The fish is fresh and our favorite was the Tempura Colossal Crab Grenades, a house favorite appetizer. We also ate it for dinner too! The menu is eclectic and they have a 'following' of people who wait for a table, som ... read more
Chrisjim98 via tripadvisor.com - May 2, 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
Great service, very good food.
Our experience at North Banks was very good. Our server was excellent and the fish we ate was very good. We had panko breaded puppy drum, and it was delicious. Chocolate creme brûlée was also memorable.
Jerry R via tripadvisor.com - May 1, 2017
Worthwhile
Have been to this restaurant a few times in the off season and it is consistently good with great service. Fresh local seafood, superb steak, and decent wine. I ordered the tuna steak, my companions had the filet ("the best ever"), and the seafood pasta which had huge scallops and shrimp. Daily special menu looked fabulous! I would h ... read more
Connie I via tripadvisor.com - Apr 27, 2017
Birthday celebration
Did a great tour of Carova & saw plenty of horses. After a 2 hour tour of the area, we had a delicious seafood dinner at North Beach restaurant. The crab cake were large, very tasty with little filler & lots of crab. The fried shrimp were large & plentiful & the very rare tuna was large & cooked exactly as requested. All dinners were ... read more
Sue47724 via tripadvisor.com - Apr 26, 2017
Lunch was excellent.
We both liked all our food. It was fresh, local, homemade dressing and sauces. 8 ounce burger cooked to order-rare- and my husband loved it. Delicious black bean soup and fries. Salad was lovely. Server was prompt and attentive, friendly, but not intrusive or distracting. We will definitely return.
when2dance via tripadvisor.com - Apr 26, 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
Eat at the bar
Great food. Professionally friendly atmosphere. Sat at the bar and loved the show! I had the fried seafood plate. Way too much to eat, but i ate it all anyway. The scallops were the best.
Markkernohan via tripadvisor.com - Apr 18, 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
Lunch off season
Quick stop for lunch while waiting for our house. We've been satisfied with many places here and this place is another. The reason for the review is that even in the off-season, the food was prepared quickly, it was fresh and it was flavorful. The menu was surprisingly complete as was the bar menu. The wait-staff was friendly enough ... read more
Keith T via tripadvisor.com - Apr 16, 2017
Best food we've had here!
Scallops were delicious! Not too much breading and it fell off, since they were freshly breaded. Great food and service!
skwhite924 via tripadvisor.com - Apr 16, 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
Cocktails and dinner at the bar
Enjoyed a few appetizers (steamer shrimp, crab dip, and hush puppies) and cocktails at the bar. Drinks were refreshing and the appetizers were delicious! Everything fit just what we were looking for on a spring break evening!
Susan R via tripadvisor.com - Apr 15, 2017
Great Food!
We always eat at North Banks and have never been disappointed. We usually have seafood - very fresh.
sadiedog14 via tripadvisor.com - Apr 15, 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
Quick lunch stop, yum!
Stopped by on our way to see the wild horses. Husband said this was the best food he had during our trip. He had a snapper sandwich and loved it. I ordered scallops on a stick from the appetizer menu because I wasn't very hungry. There were very good. My daughter had a grilled chicken sandwich which she enjoyed. We shared an order of ... read more
Diana W via tripadvisor.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
Great food
I visited this restaurant twice while I was staying in the Outer Banks and both times the food was excellent. I had the Mixed Grill and Bouillabaisse which were great.
karenbG1952WJ via tripadvisor.com - Apr 10, 2017
Never miss this place when we are in Corolla, NC - OBX
Every time, which is about 4 times a year, we always stop at North Banks for great meal. There seafood bar or their meal menu is just not matched in freshness and variety than any other restaurant in the area. The wait staff is efficient and friendly. Although the place is not large, you never feel rushed to leave.
Eileen M via tripadvisor.com - Apr 10, 2017
Amazing fresh seafood. I'm obsessed!
Melinda Martin via google.com - Apr 8, 2017
Small but Worthwhile
Neet little local pub. Upper deck on backside of shopping center, but don't let that fool you. Food and service top notch. Tables along wall across from bar with a little side nook with seating for 6 at 2 tables. Nook faces sound so you can sort of see the sunset. Staff very pleasant and eager to please.
davemims via tripadvisor.com - Apr 6, 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
Excellent Dinner
Excellent dinner. We had crab cakes and crab macaroni and cheese. The service was great and every part of our dinners was delicious.
Emily E via tripadvisor.com - Mar 30, 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
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
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