Reviews

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
Great place to eat good food ... read more
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
We went for lunch. Excellent food and service. It is a small restaurant with limited seating so might be a wait for a table.
Jacqueline Marsh via google.com - Aug 27, 2018
Expectations Exceeded
I was able to get a quick beach trip in last week and could not wait to get back to the best restaurant in the Oute4 Banks. I was able to get a lunch and two dinner visits in and could not have been more...More ... read more
Judelle C via tripadvisor.com - Aug 27, 2018
I had the salmon tacos, they were delicious ... read more
Robert Miller via google.com - Aug 26, 2018
Simply magnificent service and ...
Simply magnificent service and food.  Drinks done extremely well.  This is definitely a place to be truly awesome ... read more
Louis E. via yelp.com - Aug 20, 2018
Great place for good food; especially seafood; good beer. An annual destination. Friendly service.
Tom Land via google.com - Aug 17, 2018
The crab grenades are FANTASTIC ... read more
corie myers via google.com - Aug 16, 2018
Every year I look forward to coming down to that OBX and eating crab grenades from here at least two or three times a week. They are by far my favorite crab Dish Anywhere! Also I love the staff especially Kenny behind the bar he does a great job.
Matt Duncan via google.com - Aug 16, 2018
Great place.  We're told 1-1.5 ...
Great place.  We're told 1-1.5 hour for a party of 5.  Got in about 50 minutes.  Plenty of shops to kill time in or go for a kart ride.  Service was exceptional and the food was great.  Not terribly cheap but when on vacation you usually pay a bit more.  SteAmer combo was a hit with my kids. Highly recommended!
Jeff E. via yelp.com - Aug 15, 2018
Awesome apps and drinks ... read more
Pete S via google.com - Aug 13, 2018
Amazing
We had a recommendation for this restaurant, we were not disappointed. The menu is on the smaller side, but there is still a good selection. Two of us got the mixed grill and I think that was one of the best meals I had had...More ... read more
JWelfare via tripadvisor.com - Aug 13, 2018
Great service, AWESOME FOOD, wish I could give this six stars! (Got the grilled chicken and cinnamon pork chop!) ... read more
Annie Walls via google.com - Aug 12, 2018
Best crab cake
Although noisy (so good for families), the seafood is fresh and a great value. The crab cake was amazing and almost entirely pure crab! Truly delicious. Some appetizers I felt were overdressed (bakes oyster appetizer), but others were perfect (crab cake, scallops). Again, great value...More ... read more
kittyc1976 via tripadvisor.com - Aug 12, 2018
Good seafood.
Dasu G via google.com - Aug 11, 2018
With the wait
Stopped for lunch. In Tim Buck II shopping area. Think their scales were broken . Lot of shrimp for 1lb. Others got fish. And chips Atlantic snapper. And I got shrimp with cheese and tomatoes on flat bread. All were very good. Waitress was busy...More ... read more
Baileyh0 via tripadvisor.com - Aug 11, 2018
Love this little hole in the wall we go every year we vacation in OBX ... read more
JL Law via google.com - Aug 11, 2018
Great family or couple restaurant ... read more
Mark Sterns via google.com - Aug 10, 2018
Restaurant was fine
We met friends who were also vacationing in Corolla the same week as us. We spent $65.44 including tip for 1 bloody mary ($12), 1 margarita ($12), fish and chips ($14), and 1 shrimp belt ($13). $60 is a bit steep for lunch for us;...More ... read more
LivingTheDream108 via tripadvisor.com - Aug 8, 2018
Visited the North Banks on a Tuesday ...
Visited the North Banks on a Tuesday evening with my wife and our two daughters during our first OBX trip. Our experience was fantastic starting with server, followed by the boiled shrimp appetizer. Then our entrees were awesome including my plate of steak and crab cake the latter of which was out of this world. We're from up north ( ... read more
Willitts M. via yelp.com - Aug 8, 2018
Great seafood and cocktails!
I went to this place three times in one week. The steamed North Carolina shrimp are to die for. The wine list is very nice as well. The food is upscale but the environment is relaxed. The place is small, so there’s often a wait,...More ... read more
Simone T via tripadvisor.com - Aug 6, 2018
Great seafood, service and value for your $$$$!
RC Wheeless via google.com - Aug 6, 2018
Typical seafood-focused bar food. Hushpuppies were great. Tempura battered crabmeat bites were good but not many for your money. Chowder was ok and certainly way overpriced ($7) for a bowl that was little more than sample size. The banh mi was a huge disappointment. Panko-breaded butterflied shrimp was good as was the yellowfin ... read more
Elshond777 via google.com - Aug 6, 2018
Excellent Seafood
My family and I purposely ordered different appetizers and entrees so we could share and taste a variety of the offerings on the menu. We liked all of the dishes, but our favorite appetizer was definitely the firecracker oysters with crab. The restaurant was packed...More ... read more
Julie2115 via tripadvisor.com - Aug 4, 2018
well worth the wait!!
Twice we went and were told we would have an 1.5 hour wait. We went elsewhere. Then, the last night we decided to give it one more try and if we had a long wait we would walk around and visit all the many stores....More ... read more
sphsteacher via tripadvisor.com - Aug 4, 2018
Good oysters, but pricey. Decent drinks and food. Very small though and difficult to get seated.
Pink Panther via google.com - Aug 4, 2018
Amazing dining experience at the ...
Amazing dining experience at the bar. Bartender answered all our questions about food with great recommendations.
Bryan B. via yelp.com - Aug 1, 2018
Excellent food in a relaxed atmosphere
A friend had recommended North Banks and he did not disappoint. Plenty of shops nearby while you wait. They were able to seat our party of 11 comfortably and our meal was delicious. The staff was friendly, welcoming and patient with children. We tried the...More ... read more
ssmithva2018 via tripadvisor.com - Jul 28, 2018
Best oysters ever
Was an outstanding meal. Sat at the bar to eat and the bartenders were hilarious and very entertaining. The food was the best I had in the area. Had a steamer plate with clams, shrimp and crab. All were well prepared. Highly recommended.
Blueatc via tripadvisor.com - Jul 27, 2018
Hands down the best restaurant in the OBX , ask for Brian he's always our server & never disappoints! The crab grenades are to die for and the crab legs are always cooked to perfection! Servers get there at 5 so get there at 430 check in and go down the way to the wine store and get some drinks to take back home!
Raven Allen via google.com - Jul 25, 2018
My mom and I had lunch here. Inside ...
My mom and I had lunch here. Inside decor is kind of tacky and hole in the wall but the food is worth it. She had a delicious sea food pasta off the specials list. This one was made with mustard grain which I thought was going to be gross but I was completely wrong! So good! I had the snapper banh mi which was really good! We both go ... read more
Liv D. via yelp.com - Jul 25, 2018
Day 3 of vacay unfortunately torrential downpour... crazy crowds everywhere, however, our party of 7 was seated in less than 10 minutes. 10 star experience all the way:) Excellent food & outstanding service! Our waitress was absolutely exceptional!! Shared appetizers, Jumbo Lump Crab Dip & Tuna Bites... yummy. Jumbo Lump Crab Cake sa ... read more
Ann Starliper via google.com - Jul 25, 2018
Good food for the mid-range prices.
As a family of six we chose this restaurant for the mid-range prices and were not disappointed with the food. The restaurant has a bar/pub feel, but the food was more refined than one would expect in that setting.
Maria V via tripadvisor.com - Jul 24, 2018
We Love North Banks
Delicious food. Large portions. Friendly staff. High energy atmosphere. We love North Banks! See you next month ... read more
samuelscarla457 via tripadvisor.com - Jul 24, 2018
Good
Small restaurant, but it was still good food and service. A bit expensive, if you wanted Maine Lobster it was over $50. Maybe that's not shocking to some, I guess it is to me due to living in New England. I would go here again.
Jason P via tripadvisor.com - Jul 24, 2018
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