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First Light Breakfast & Burgers

793 Sunset Blvd, Corolla, NC 27927
(252) 453-4664
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Ranked #28 of 70 restaurants in Corolla
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch
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80% Recommend
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English first
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

Have traveled to the Outer Banks for many years and decided to try this little restaurant out. Needless to say my family and I will not be back. The food was overcooked and had absolutely no flavour. Don't let their "lightly fried" food fool you, it's to the point where it's almost burnt and you cannot taste anything but oil... More

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Philadelphia, PA
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We had a very similar experience as another poster mentioned. We arrived at 7:25 a.m. and while signs were posted that they were open, and the staff was inside, they were still not open at 7:40. My husband tried to open the door then, and the staff waved us off. We know where we aren't wanted so we left and... More

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I believe this restaurant is listed twice: once this way, and once as just First Light, so I left my review on the other listing by mistake. This place is known as a breakfast/lunch spot, but we love it for dinner too! Very casual and great burgers.

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Frederick, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Good food and drinks. Kid friendly. But very small. Went for lunch and had burger and reuben sandwich. For Corolla, it is definitely one of your better options.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The burgers are good when they are open. One year we went in the middle of the day and while the place was packed they told us they were closed. We had a pretty hungry kid with us but we figured maybe there was a party or something. Anyway this year we just tried for their breakfast twice and once... More

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Corolla, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I came in for dinner and sat at the bar. I ordered a burger and a beer. I don't think they had one consistent bar tender, I had two people checking on me to make sure everything was ok. My burger was fine, nothing to write home about. I'm not currently in a rush to go back. The servers seemed... More

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Chestertown, Maryland
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I recently visited for breakfast on a Sunday. Place was packed with a 45 minute wait. I took this as a good sign that this little place must be a big hit. Our group of 6 decided to come back during the week when it was hopefully less busy. So the following Tuesday we tried again and were immediately seated... More

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Honea Path, South Carolina
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94 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I have had their lunch and breakfast. The lunch burgers are decent. Breakfast not so much, I wouldn't say it's bad more like standard. I tried the poached eggs dish they were cooked completely through. Other than that just standard all though the waitress was as nice as you can find.

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Fairfield, Connecticut
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

We ate here for lunch today. We were told there would be a 20 minute wait to be seated inside, or we could be seated outside immediately. We chose outside. The waiter came over right away and took our order. 45 minutes later our burgers arrived. The burgers were very good, however, I'm not sure they were worth the wait.... More

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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Stumbled on to this place when we were shopping. It is tucked away in a gift shop area. The food was tasty and the waiters did a great job on both the days we went. I got to try Mimosas for the first time. We ate inside one morning and outside the next morning. I like outside seating better. There... More

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