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The wait was terrible, but the food more than made up for it. Definitely worth every minute of the 2 hour wait.
Meghan McCormick via google.com - Aug 23, 2019
They don't have to have such high standards at the beach but they do, and it's amazing every time. Hospitable staff too.
Shakti Shukla via google.com - Aug 21, 2019
Food was worth the money-& wait ...
Food was worth the money-& wait. Started out with a HUGE delicious mushroom stuffed with crab meat (that honestly could have been a meal). If you can't make up your mind between steak and seafood go ahead and get the mixed grill! SO good and worth the money. I got the yellowfin tuna as my fish option. Also my friend got the pork chop ... read more
Allie B. via yelp.com - Aug 18, 2019
Small and quaint and the food is simply amazing. I've been going for years and it's always top notch. Try the crab granades as an appetizer. You won't be disappointed. I'm pretty sure they are famous for those.
Leona Turner via google.com - Aug 16, 2019
Fantastic food!!
Jeremy Long via google.com - Aug 16, 2019
Lovely space excellent service really good food ... read more
Herb Kim via google.com - Aug 13, 2019
All North Banks Restaurant and ...
All North Banks Restaurant and Raw Bar is missing is a view. The cocktails are superb. My husband returns here time and again for their Brooklyn cocktail. Menu is creative. Food is delicious. Wonderful for both lunch and dinner! Service is friendly and efficient.
Kathy F. via yelp.com - Aug 11, 2019
Yellow fin tuna sandwich was delicious. Husband enjoyed fish tacos. Portions for lunch were a generous size. We'd love to return on our next OBX vacation. If you're in town and can get a seat at this place do it. All around great little gem in a heavy shopping area.
Donna Reynolds via google.com - Aug 8, 2019
Delicious
Staff are friendly and good natured. Service excellent. All our meals were fantastic. The lobster was cooked to perfection. The pork chop was tender. The yellow tail amazing. The summer medley delicious!
Angela A via tripadvisor.com - Aug 7, 2019
Loved the crab and sausage portabello mushroom app ... read more
Jackie Dwy via google.com - Aug 6, 2019
Excellent service, good food, served very quickly ... read more
Joy Donaldson via google.com - Aug 6, 2019
Thoroughly Enjoyable Experience!
We looked at many different places to go out tonight for date night (3 couples). We finally decided to check out this place based on proximity to our house and good reviews - and we were not disappointed at all. Everyone thoroughly and genuinely enjoyed...More ... read more
Jonathan1775 via tripadvisor.com - Aug 5, 2019
A large group of us had dinner here while on vacation. Everyone enjoyed their meal and the service was fantastic. I hope to come back next year!
Rebecca Eakes via google.com - Aug 4, 2019
A large group of us had dinner ...
A large group of us had dinner here while on vacation. Everyone enjoyed their meal and the service was fantastic. I hope to come back next year!
Rebecca H. via yelp.com - Aug 4, 2019
My favorite in the OBX for seafood.
Barbara Thomas via google.com - Aug 1, 2019
Our family order the seafood platter, ribs, coconut shrimp, ceviche, and salmon all of it was excellent! We'll be back.
Melanie Wyatt via google.com - Jul 30, 2019
Very Impressive
Great selection of local craft beers. The selection of cocktails is unique, things you will not find everywhere. A very small place, suggest you get there at 5;30 when they open or you will be waiting. The service is outstanding, The yellow tail tuna is...More ... read more
Ron P via tripadvisor.com - Jul 28, 2019
Great food. Service was great!! Little pricey but was worth it.
Stephanie Bonanno via google.com - Jul 27, 2019
This place is very busy as is the shopping center that it is in. Parking is tough, or was at the time we were there. The food was good and staff was friendly .
Cindy Rivera via google.com - Jul 26, 2019
Great food
Good food & drinks. Less crowded at lunch. Service was good. Tuna with lemon dill sauce was tasty. Be prepared to wait.
kh221903 via tripadvisor.com - Jul 26, 2019
Above expectations
We went there on a busy Thursday during the peak season (July 25th). We had a party of 10 and they seated us after a thirty minute wait. We had to sit at two tables of 5, this is a small restaurant. The service was...More ... read more
StevenS380 via tripadvisor.com - Jul 25, 2019
This was an oasis of awesomeness! ...
This was an oasis of awesomeness! The plaza was hot and very busy and we found this raw bar with great food and great drinks. Simple and delicious. The oysters are amazing and definitely get the crab grenades. Lian was or bartender and he was accommodating and friendly. Probably the nicest server I have encountered in OBX ... read more
Kisha L. via yelp.com - Jul 25, 2019
Great food! We ate there multiple ...
Great food! We ate there multiple time during our vacation. It is a small venue but turned over tables pretty fast. It would be almost empty and then full within 30 minutes as large groups pulled in occupying 3 or more tables. I'd say there's about 10-12 tables in all. There's also a 10-12 seat bar. The menu has a great mix of seafoo ... read more
Rick P. via yelp.com - Jul 25, 2019
This place has the most friendly, welcoming, and yet, Professional staff, which is huge to us. The food is Off The Charts. The Chefs are Super Clean while doing what they do best, using gloves and continuously wiping counters down. They have the Best Long Island I have ever had, so it's usually one and done. Even better, we recently ... read more
Rebecca Williams via google.com - Jul 23, 2019
Really nice people great food the chef is amazing ... read more
Cliff Taylor via google.com - Jul 23, 2019
Just go there already
Wonderful service and drinks! Went there with a few family members strictly for the raw bar and we were not disappointed. Amazing oysters of several varieties and extremely fresh! If it's fresh seafood you're looking for this is the place for you!
patricknsons27 via tripadvisor.com - Jul 22, 2019
Superb food! Arrived at 6:30 Sunday ...
Superb food! Arrived at 6:30 Sunday evening & the restaurant is packed.  The space is teeny tiny is the only negative.  We were seated immediately.Ordered corn & shrimp salad as an appetizer- yum.  Hot rolls with whipped butter old school style and was so good had forgotten how tasty hot rolls served with butter was! Ordered crab gre ... read more
Lisa S. via yelp.com - Jul 21, 2019
Great oysters. Attentive service. Cool little place.
J. Aubrey Torres via google.com - Jul 17, 2019
Unless you are unlucky and have a bad experience for some reason, which is unlikely and will be rectified by the ever present owner Cindy, there is no reason to give this hidden gem 5 stars...located inexplicably in TimBuk 2 tourist area of Corolla, NC, its a great restaurant experience 👍👍👍👍👍 , ... read more
Fred Duffer via google.com - Jul 11, 2019
What's the only thing you need ...
What's the only thing you need to eat at OBX? Good seafood, of course. Being by the sea you'd think that'd be an easy thing to find, but unfortunately that's not the case. Several places in the area are just tourist traps, but North Banks Restaurant is not the case.We arrived shortly before 5, and we were told we'd have to wait over ... read more
David E. via yelp.com - Jul 10, 2019
Crab grenades.
Kathleen Gregory via google.com - Jul 10, 2019
Amazing food (crab legs in my case) and amazing service! The place has a great ambiance. Love the tile work of the ocean wave scene.
Jen Altland via google.com - Jul 9, 2019
Food was very good, had outside bar to help pass time until we could be seated ... read more
David Denslow via google.com - Jul 8, 2019
Awesome
I absolutely could have eaten here every day. The menu is so extensive and everything so fresh. Great experience.
Carol D via tripadvisor.com - Jul 6, 2019
North banks is our go to restaurant ...
North banks is our go to restaurant in Corolla. The food is excellent and never disappoints!
Sarah A. via yelp.com - Jul 6, 2019
My first dinner in the Outer Banks ...
My first dinner in the Outer Banks and I wanted some good seafood.  This place delivered.  Outstanding service and seafood.  Maybe some of the best seafood I've ever eaten.I ordered peel and eat shrimp.  My kids ordered crab legs and crab cakes.  Served with melted butter and cocktail sauce.  The seasoning was so good I found myself ... read more
John C. via yelp.com - Jul 3, 2019
We love this place! Our go to for ...
We love this place! Our go to for a nice meal out without having to dress up. Dinner starts at 5pm.  Do yourself a favor and get there at 4pm and put your name on the list. Hit the shops while you wait. They will text you at 5 and you'll likely get seated right away.  (This place is very small and gets very busy.) I got the steak and ... read more
Stacey H. via yelp.com - Jul 3, 2019
Good food, Great Service
Went with my family of 16 for dinner. Waiter could not of been more accommodating about separate bills. Think we had 6. He was attentive and funny. The blue points were outstanding. Would definitely recommend this restaurant. Good time Good food.
bigceiling via tripadvisor.com - Jul 1, 2019
Great food and excellent service!
Great place to eat dinner while shopping. I highly recommend the salmon fillet! It was awesome!! The hushpuppies are great also. My husband got the Tuna Steak and he loved it. Will definitely eat here again!
ShearinFamily via tripadvisor.com - Jul 1, 2019
Great seafood
Great restaurant Had the panko shrimp and they were delicious My husband had the seafood platter and it was yummy Service was excellent ... read more
bec19415 via tripadvisor.com - Jun 30, 2019
Freshest seafood ever... the firecracker ...
Freshest seafood ever... the firecracker oysters were a culinary gem.  The bartender worked the raw bar and never missed a beat.
Carol D. via yelp.com - Jun 29, 2019
Great Service!
We visited North Banks Restaurant for the second time on vacation. Love, love their tuna! When we were done with the meal I was helping my daughter with my grandson and I left my credit card in the folder on the table. I did not...More ... read more
outervaca2019 via tripadvisor.com - Jun 28, 2019
Stopped here for lunch after a ...
Stopped here for lunch after a full day of lighthouse climbing and 4WD beach adventuring in Corolla. It was EXACTLY what we needed--cold beer, good seafood and great service. We ordered the tuna appetizer at the bartenders recommendation--phenomenal. He was friendly, attentive and made our experience lovely. They advertise the bar sa ... read more
Tina F. via yelp.com - Jun 28, 2019
Food was great! Pricing was reasonable. I had the chowder which was fantastic. I read it won an award soooo. I had some oysters but it wasn't the local ones since they sold out but malpeque oysters from Canada were quite good. Salmon was also great. Cooked just the way I like it and glaze was a nice touch.
Moses Cho via google.com - Jun 26, 2019
Awesome dinner and drinks
Loved this place! Some of the best crab cakes I’ve ever had. The waiters and bartenders were terrific. The entire family loved their meals. Great beer and wine selection. Small place so get there early. Some decent gluten free options.
jedigiff via tripadvisor.com - Jun 25, 2019
Great food and waters ... read more
RBX Gamer via google.com - Jun 23, 2019
Excellent food and great service. The wait was a little bit longer than expected but the quality of each entree made up for the wait and more.
Sullivan Pirog via google.com - Jun 21, 2019
I've been coming to North Banks ...
I've been coming to North Banks for years.  EVERY time I come, it's on point.  The best restaurant in Corolla.   Be prepared to wait because it's that good.  Also, there's a cool spot right next door that's also owned by North Banks called The Lounge that you can chill at and get some apps and drinks while you're waiting.  Some great ... read more
Brent N. via yelp.com - Jun 20, 2019
Amazing lobster and great experience!
David Kroll via google.com - Jun 19, 2019
Out of our 16 years of trying different ...
Out of our 16 years of trying different restaurants in the OBX this has to be our favorite! We loved the fresh seafood including shrimp, oysters and lump crab grenades. We skipped the main meals and had the apps , a must try here is their sea scallops on a stick! Everything was delicious with great service!
Shannon E. via yelp.com - Jun 19, 2019
Delicious dinner. My wife enjoyed the seafood platter, I ordered the panko shrimp and my daughter had the filet minion. All were cooked correctly and were tasty. The sides of mixed veggies and smashed potatoes were also yummy. My wife’s margarita was perfectly mixed. Food for adults may be a little high but we thought the food quali ... read more
Jeff Carr via google.com - Jun 17, 2019
Delicious - Best Dinner in the Outer Banks
Delicious dinner! I had the Panko Shrimp, my wife the seafood platter and our daughter ordered the filet. All three meals were cooked to order and great. The mixed veggies and smashed potatoes were also yummy. My wife’s margarita was mix perfectly. It’s a small...More ... read more
536JeffC536 via tripadvisor.com - Jun 17, 2019
Great food!
The reviews are correct when they say get there early to get a table. We got there at 5:00 and it was an hour wait. We lucked out and were seated at 5:30. Our favorite were the lump crab grenades for an appetizer!! There are...More ... read more
shannonv810 via tripadvisor.com - Jun 17, 2019
Great place to chill
Great atmosphere and really great Bartender. Nice place to chill after a day on the beach. Its also in a little shopping center with a ton of places to walk around to pick something up from your visit ... read more
Janet A via tripadvisor.com - Jun 16, 2019
Our party of 5 was sat pretty quickly, awesomely friendly staff, food came out fast and hot! I'm from the midwest, and the seafood here is definitely fresh! Also if you like fruity adult drinks, the Liquid Love is to die for!
Cassidy Atkin via google.com - Jun 15, 2019
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