Reviews

Decent place very small DO NOT ...
Decent place very small DO NOT go if you have a large party! We went for lunch here and it was ok service. We felt like we where back burner to our server and the food was ok. Not the first place I will recommend.
Ashley C. via yelp.com - Sep 18, 2017
We came here the day before we ...
We came here the day before we were leaving OBX, and we regret not coming here the first day we came! Delicious food. Appetizer, fried calamari, the waitress brought out extra marinara sauce for us. Our 16 month old was getting restless and she brought out her pasta asap to keep her happy. Pulled park sandwich was delicious, along wi ... read more
Nikki V. via yelp.com - Sep 16, 2017
Good food.  Good service.  Their ...
Good food.  Good service.  Their oysters and crab cake were great.  Their calamari had a bit too much batter.  I would go back again if I lived around here.  We are in the area for a wedding.
Negar J. via yelp.com - Sep 14, 2017
Best dinner in Corolla... husband ...
Best dinner in Corolla... husband had the crab cakes and I had the rockfish which were both excellent. Also excellent service!
Shana L. via yelp.com - Sep 14, 2017
We had great service, really good cocktails, and the food was excellent ... read more
Cheryl Daugherty via google.com - Sep 12, 2017
Great crab cakes.
Joseph Cordaro via google.com - Sep 11, 2017
My family and I went to dinner here last night. There are 10 of us total, 2 are kids under 5. My husband and I went ahead of the rest to put our name in. We had a 45 minute wait which is completely normal for a large party. We were able to give them our number so we could walk around and shop while we waited for our table. The restau ... read more
Katie Fling via google.com - Sep 9, 2017
on the more expensive side but ...
on the more expensive side but definitely worth it!!! i had the seafood pasta and it was amazing ... read more
Angie Z. via yelp.com - Sep 8, 2017
Amazing food! Good oysters and ...
Amazing food! Good oysters and great service. We got a ton of apps and our meals were impeccable.
Jill R. via yelp.com - Sep 6, 2017
Amazing food great server...couldn't be happier ... read more
Jennifer Roland via google.com - Sep 3, 2017
We had an awesome time sitting ...
We had an awesome time sitting at the bar, eating great food, drinking killer margaritas and visiting with the crew. We had ridden our bikes at dusk and realized it was going to be harrowing ride trying to get back 3 miles north to our hotel on HWY 12. Brady our barkeep told us how to use side roads home. Thank you very much for a gr ... read more
Thomas L. via yelp.com - Aug 26, 2017
I loved this place. The food was very fresh and fast service. My husband order the crab legs and I order the oysters. It was yummy. We paid $20 for 12 oysters and it was well paid. I will definitely be back.
Miyali Payán via google.com - Aug 24, 2017
good local seafood. and service ...
good local seafood. and service was great. but, it is a very small restaurant.  not much room.  need a bigger space.
J P. via yelp.com - Aug 22, 2017
Awesome food, nice place ... read more
Matt Sanford via google.com - Aug 20, 2017
The food was AMAZING!!!! My husband ...
The food was AMAZING!!!! My husband and I ate at the bar, and our food and service were wonderful. I will definitely be dining here the next time we visit the OBX!
Michelle J. via yelp.com - Aug 17, 2017
Great staff - speedy and super friendly. Great food.
Grim Rogue via google.com - Aug 14, 2017
The wait for your table will be ...
The wait for your table will be long, but the food is so worth it.  We were staying in corolla and loved this place so much we spent two evenings eating here.  The clam chowder is awesome and the soup of the day never disappoints!!
C J. via yelp.com - Aug 14, 2017
North banks is a very small restaurant ...
North banks is a very small restaurant in a shopping complex that opens for dinner at 5 pm. We arrived at 515 with a group of 10 and were told there was already an hour and fifteen minute wait. Seeing as they had only been open for 15 minutes, the wait time was shocking, but we had a couple cocktails in the lounge while we waited.  O ... read more
Stephanie Y. via yelp.com - Aug 12, 2017
The steak and crab legs were excellent ...
The steak and crab legs were excellent. The sides were good too. Not cheap, but I'd rather pay a little more and get great food and service. It's a small place though so the wait for a table is long.
Andrew N. via yelp.com - Aug 11, 2017
Ate here twice in three days. The ...
Ate here twice in three days. The raw oysters are amazing. The soups are also quite good, although on the second visit someone in the kitchen was quite heavy handed with the thyme in the chowder. We had to wait a while to get a table but it is very much worth it.
Nicholas W. via yelp.com - Aug 6, 2017
Their fresh catch of the day is always great. Don't bother ordering it as a sandwich, the buns take away the flavor. You'd be missing out if you didn't try the crab cakes as well!
Nathan Solak via google.com - Aug 5, 2017
Always a favorite restaurant in Corolla, Outer Banks. Great food!
Brett Lewis via google.com - Aug 2, 2017
We've eaten here twice now. The ...
We've eaten here twice now. The crab cakes and bouillabaisse were amazing! A little expensive but worth it. The service was great as well. We can't wait to go back.
Devon B. via yelp.com - Aug 1, 2017
Tasty food at a middle price (5 adults, 2 children $130). Busy during lunch but the service was good. Small, But bustling . Parking is bad, delivery trucks just stopped in the road creating bad bottle necks. ... read more
Douglas Ziemer via google.com - Jul 28, 2017
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
Stuffed pork chop was delicious!!! ... read more
A Google User via google.com - Jul 8, 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
Love Love Love this restaurant!!! Great food and Great drinks!!!
A Google User via google.com - Jun 30, 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
Food was awesome. We had a great time and service was as you would expect at the OBX ... read more
A Google User via google.com - Jun 8, 2017
Had a great fish sandwich to go with a beer.
A Google User via google.com - Jun 8, 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
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