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Delicious seafood! Great ambiance!
If you go off-season and a restaurant is packed with locals, you know everyone is there for the awesome food! It turns out that, as a tourist, I made the right choice. This place is fancier than the typical casual, seaside place. The lobster, crab...More ... read more
Jaime C via tripadvisor.com - May 20, 2019
Great food
Great food and atmosphere and service. Service was great. The seafood very good. Waitress very attentive. Check frequently. Would return to the restaurant.
ChrisandCindy08 via tripadvisor.com - May 20, 2019
Delicious and Fun!
My husband and I were on a family vacation and went here to celebrate my birthday. It could not have been a better experience! We were seated in a small room off of the entrance with just two tables so it was nice and quiet....More ... read more
323heidib via tripadvisor.com - May 19, 2019
You'll probably have to wait cause ...
You'll probably have to wait cause the venue is relatively small.  However, if you're patient an absolutely delightful meal awaits!  At every level, cocktail/craft beer, apps, main entree... we simply were not disappointed.  The "crab grenades" were delish and are a must app.  Me and the Mrs. are making this restaurant a must visit i ... read more
Richard H. via yelp.com - May 18, 2019
Good food and decent atmosphere ...
Good food and decent atmosphere but gets really crowded during peak season and service can suffer as a result. Also fairly pricey.
Ross E. via yelp.com - May 13, 2019
This place is incredible. From start to finish, they have the most awesome wait staff, servers, bartenders, food, drinks, music, and ambiance. I can not recommend this place enough to anyone visiting the Outer Banks. The best part about our North Banks’ visits is how well they treat our little 2.5-year-old girl. They pay her just as ... read more
Jacquelin Winter via google.com - May 12, 2019
Awesome food. The shrimp appetizer was incredible and the Snapper was very good. We will be back.
Rob Kendall via google.com - May 9, 2019
Great service and food!We were ...
Great service and food!We were in Corolla for the Wild Horses and were recommended to try North Banks. It is tucked in the back of Timbuck II, in a large festival looking building of shops, next to an ice cream place. They do not take reservations, but when we arrived, we asked Ryan if we could have the table in the alcove room by th ... read more
Linda W. via yelp.com - May 9, 2019
Great service and food!
We were in Corolla for the Wild Horses and were recommended to try North Banks. It is tucked in the back of Timbuck II, in a large festival looking building of shops, next to an ice cream place. They do not take reservations, but when...More ... read more
Linda W via tripadvisor.com - May 9, 2019
Lunch after the wild horse tour
We had a great lunch here. We shared the half dozen blue point oysters, a cup of their famous chowder and the seafood platter. Everything was freshly prepared and delicious.
607dianev via tripadvisor.com - May 7, 2019
Freshest seafood ever!
Ryan from Wild Horse Adventure Tours recommend North Banks to us. We shared the Seafood Platter and it was excellent! Oysters are now on my delish list! I've never tasted shrimp so good! The scallops were sooo tender. Everything was prepared to perfection!
Jane N via tripadvisor.com - May 6, 2019
Place was small and comfortable thw gur behind the bar was great and interesting to conversate with. Bathrooms were nice and clean but had to walk outside to get to them. So 4 and 1/2 stars.
Braxton homesley via google.com - May 5, 2019
Excellent service and Food.Helpful staff.
Cindy Price via google.com - May 4, 2019
Great food, great service! Prices ...
Great food, great service! Prices just right! We had the snapper, which was on special, raw oysters, steamed clams, arugula salad (which was huge), and the filet. Could not complain about one thing! I highly recommend. Also, the hostess, Cindy, was just the SWEETEST!!!
Mia S. via yelp.com - May 3, 2019
In my opinion,  North Banks Grill ...
In my opinion,  North Banks Grill and Raw Bar is the best restaurant on the banks.  They make absolutley the best tuna for salads or as entree. They also have a tremendous streak medallion plate that is exceptional.  The service staff knows the menu and has always made excellent recommendations. Don't miss North Banks when you come t ... read more
James B. via yelp.com - May 3, 2019
The Best Seafood!!!!!
Our favorite Corolla seafood restaurant. Lots of steamed options and wonderful Bloody Mary's. Just wish it was bigger because incredibly popular.
obxregular2016 via tripadvisor.com - May 2, 2019
Incredibly good...try the mixed grill ... read more
Cliff Wheeler via google.com - May 1, 2019
We have been to North Banks several times and just recently April 24th. We will continue to make North Banks a must when we are in the area. The food and service is always excellent! It's definitely a must try! You won't be disappointed!
B Stewart via google.com - Apr 29, 2019
Small place, but worth the wait!
David Bryk via google.com - Apr 28, 2019
Wonderful dinner, attentive staff, great sweet tea.
Connie Oexman via google.com - Apr 27, 2019
One of the best seafood meals I have ever had. Just absolutely delicious. I had mahi mahi. My husband had mixed grill. The shrimp corn chowder was excellent. Everything was ridiculously good.
Melissa Lemmond via google.com - Apr 26, 2019
Small place with great food and attentive service.
Jack Rose via google.com - Apr 25, 2019
Excellent corn chowder. Good crab cake and fish tacos.
Chuck Steinbruck via google.com - Apr 24, 2019
Both meal and service was outstanding. Started at the bar prior to our seating and was promptly greeted. The seafood selections were fresh and well prepared, especially the specials. They do an outstanding job when you consider how busy they are. Get there early and you can beat the wait.
Warren Dannenburg via google.com - Apr 17, 2019
Great food and friendly staff.
Great food and friendly staff. Had the mix grill, crabcakes and pasta special. All were delicious. Thanks for a great dinner!
Denise Y. via yelp.com - Apr 17, 2019
Amazing. Just amazing...
Christopher Shelton via google.com - Apr 14, 2019
Great find!
We’ve been coming to Corolla a few years but finally came off season and wanted to try. It was absolutely delicious! We had to wait 40 minutes in April but was worth it. I had fried flounder special-freshest fish ever. Table had filet and lobster...More ... read more
994jenb via tripadvisor.com - Apr 14, 2019
Good and popular neighborhood restaurant frequented by the locals. It is not large so a wait for dinner is usual. Servers are efficient and knowledgeable.
Rita Perfater via google.com - Apr 13, 2019
Great food and service ... read more
James York via google.com - Apr 13, 2019
North beach arbors finest ... read more
Erik Rinkel via google.com - Apr 12, 2019
Good food, friendly servers
I enjoy eating here when I come to Corolla. There is usually a wait, but not this time. I started with a cold vodka martini with blue cheese olives. It was yummy! I had the 1/2 pound steamed shrimp and they were really good. Great...More ... read more
debber44 via tripadvisor.com - Apr 12, 2019
Great place. Service is amazing ... read more
Dax Gray via google.com - Apr 11, 2019
Great food!
Rebecca Herrin via google.com - Apr 11, 2019
Fresh Seafood and Great Service
My husband and I visit this restaurant frequently. It is a great place to go and sit at the bar and have a drink and a few appetizers or to have a great dinner. We have never had a bad meal and enjoy the fresh...More ... read more
joannb via tripadvisor.com - Apr 10, 2019
Absolutely delicious food. Warm and friendly atmosphere. Definitely recommend.
Carol F. via google.com - Apr 9, 2019
Wow from start to finish everything ...
Wow from start to finish everything was made to perfection The staff was right on time.Do your self a favor and make time to eat here.We had dinner can't wait to come back ... read more
Sheree M. via yelp.com - Apr 6, 2019
Great Food, Great Service
Really enjoyed the food and the service! The steamer platter and pop corn shrimp were excellent! Definitely eat there if you get the chance!
GinaN928 via tripadvisor.com - Apr 4, 2019
50th Birthday fun!!
We had their fish & Chips, they are amazing. Our party also ordered the pulled pork sandwich. It was ok. The service was great!! Thank you!!
R508PXchrish via tripadvisor.com - Apr 3, 2019
Excellent service, excellent food! ...
Excellent service, excellent food! Derek was a great server and provided top notch suggestions on the menu selections.
M G. via yelp.com - Apr 1, 2019
Excellent oysters and tuna ... read more
Clark Wheeler via google.com - Mar 23, 2019
Outstanding Seafood
We had baked oysters, seafood pasta and the sesame encrusted yellowfin - I can't pick a winner because all 3 were absolutely delicious! And the arugula salad was perfectly dressed and very tasty. This place must have a long wait time in the summer, because...More ... read more
captclark via tripadvisor.com - Mar 22, 2019
Wonderful experience from the super friendly local staff to the exquisite culinary delights... And the restaurants ambiance was over the top!!! Two thumbs up!!!
Valerie Brosky via google.com - Mar 22, 2019
The best! OBX Tuna!
Richard OBrien via google.com - Mar 19, 2019
Food is awesome!
Shelley Jump via google.com - Mar 6, 2019
Steamed seafood
Had an opportunity to eat steamed seafood and clams that are not typically available on the Gulf Coast. We were not disappointed. The restaurant is located in a shopping center and is not large. We dined there about 2 PM on a Saturday and had...More ... read more
jgmiller2018 via tripadvisor.com - Feb 17, 2019
North Banks is a great restaurant ...
North Banks is a great restaurant with super people and management.Been going here for many years. Excellent spot!
Jay G. via yelp.com - Feb 15, 2019
Consistently good
My husband and I were lucky enough to be given a gift certificate. We were early so we sat at the bar and chatted with the charming bartender. We chose to enjoy our dinner right at the bar and enjoyed everything we had!!
334KarenG334 via tripadvisor.com - Feb 4, 2019
Haven't been here but google keeps telling me I was and won't stop popping up so I will just give a 5 star review.
Ryan Hoffman via google.com - Jan 30, 2019
Good food, friendly staff, even during the off season.
Rob Cole via google.com - Jan 28, 2019
One of our Favorite Restaurants on the Entire Outer Banks.
As a long time property owner in the area, North Banks is one of our favorite restaurants on the entire Outer Banks. Enter through the front door and see a very long bar with several televisions, along with traditional tables. The vibe is beachy with...More ... read more
LMMII via tripadvisor.com - Jan 18, 2019
I like this place. My local discount is better 👍👍👍👍👍🍤🍤🍤🍤🍤 ... read more
Rocky S. Del Vale via google.com - Jan 11, 2019
Always a great experience. Tight ...
Always a great experience. Tight space but delish food and great service. Our go-to for a nice dinner in Corolla!
Megan D. via yelp.com - Nov 24, 2018
Great food but a tad small on portions for what they charge.
Kate Braun via google.com - Nov 24, 2018
Good food, solid service.
J.D. Jump via google.com - Nov 22, 2018
Wonderful food and staff.
Paul Reinhardt via google.com - Nov 22, 2018
Food is good. Open in off season!
Stephanie Turner via google.com - Nov 21, 2018
Each year for last many, we have ...
Each year for last many, we have gone to this place.  The food is fantastic and the people make the place rock.  If I were to ever own a restaurant it would be much like this concept.  What ever it takes to make a dining establishment successful is a mystery that few get.  These guys... get it. See you in Sept 2019!
Richard G. via yelp.com - Nov 19, 2018
Outstanding food and service. Friendly place ... read more
Jeff Jordan via google.com - Nov 18, 2018
Awesome food. Great service. Blacked ...
Awesome food. Great service. Blacked tuna. . Oysters were tasty. Didn't love the chipotle mignonette, but that's life.
Daniel D. via yelp.com - Nov 16, 2018
Very good food with creative menu options
I was expecting the typical beach restaurant in a tourist town. It is off season and they are obviously taking care of the locals all year around. The food was great, the service was great and I was pleasantly surprised. No matter what time of...More ... read more
BambooH2O via tripadvisor.com - Nov 12, 2018
Excellent Seafood lunch! I'm old - and don't eat alot - so I got the child's plate of shrimp and french fries: Yummy. $6. I couldn't eat it all! ….............ice cream shop, small go cart track next door.........Salt Coast Outfitters couple of doors down. 11/7/18 Columbia sportsware sale. Won't see these prices in Cary/Raleigh.
John Forbes via google.com - Nov 9, 2018
Really good food
Had lump crab grenades for appetizer and tuna bites both very good. Salmon for entree and it was delicious. My husband had the mixed grill he liked it but thought the tuna steak could have been seasoned better. We enjoyed this place and would recommend...More ... read more
MullyW72 via tripadvisor.com - Nov 3, 2018
Good seafood ... read more
Ross Flowers via google.com - Oct 30, 2018
Excellent food, excellent service.
Mario Cuellar via google.com - Oct 23, 2018
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