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Uncle Ike's Sandbar & Grill

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American, Seafood, Bar, Family Fare
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1159 Austin Street 111A, Corolla Light Town Center, Corolla, NC 27927
252-597-1606
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7:30 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:30 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Uncle Ike's Sandbar & Grill is the best kept secret in Corolla Light. Open...
Uncle Ike's Sandbar & Grill is the best kept secret in Corolla Light. Open 7:30 am till 2 am. Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner & full service bar till 2 am, 7 days a week!! Karaoke, DJ nights, Theme Parties, NFL Sunday Ticket, Sports Package, Covered seating, Outdoor Beer bar, kid friendly, Large Parties welcome!!!
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Good for:
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 130
    Excellent
  • 66
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good food and a fun time.

I went to Uncle Ike's with a group of friends in December. I ended up having their crab cakes meal which was nice. After dinner they moved all the tables and set up a dj and let the party start. It was a nice place with a friendly staff. I enjoyed me time here and I would return in the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
Laura M
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Corolla, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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English first
Corolla, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I went to Uncle Ike's with a group of friends in December. I ended up having their crab cakes meal which was nice. After dinner they moved all the tables and set up a dj and let the party start. It was a nice place with a friendly staff. I enjoyed me time here and I would return in the... More 

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Warren, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We have dined at Uncle Ikes many times.They have the very best fish tacos in OBX.Our son had friends who worked there.We came in with our son one night and they gave us the LOCALS discount....The staff was really nice and made it a point come over to our table and greet us.After they suggested deep fried oreos for our... More 

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Murrysville, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews 17 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Knowing that many places are closed in the off-season, we searched for somewhere to watch football and get a good bite to eat. WE FOUND IT! My husband and I started with the firecracker shrimp (it's a must!) and then proceeded with a B.E.L.T Burger (bacon, egg, lettuce, & tomato). My husband loved it. There was nothing for me to... More 

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This is a small dive bar difficult to see from the road. We were a group of 10 vacationing in December. Nothing was open other than this. Read the reviews and decided to give it a shot. The shrimp (forgot the name of the appetizer) was awesome and the crabby wings were awesome. Wings with no sauce and just crab... More 

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Indiana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

A group of eleven vacationing in Corolla in November, which is off-season and not many restaurants are open. Thrilled we found Uncle Ollies. Everyone enjoyed their meals and would definitely return. Firecracker Shrimp, Seafood Nachos and seafood platter were favorites, along with burgers and chicken fingers. Mac and cheese for kids was great too .

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Ashtabula
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48 reviews 48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

been coming to Corolla for years and never stumbled upon uncle Ike's. We are here off season, but the food was great. My husband was looking for some fresh seafood and we were really happy with the food here. The firecracker shrimp appetizer was so good even a non fish person like me loved it. for dinner I had the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We stumbled upon Uncle Ike's after being disappointed to learn that the outdoor adventure with a 4x4 ATV tour couldn't be done due to the ATVs being serviced. Guess that's the risk of coming to OBX slightly off season. We loved the bar atmosphere with music playing and dollar bills pinned to the ceiling. Since we were there for lunch,... More 

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Manassas, Virginia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Uncle Ike's is a bit hard to find, tucked in among several other buildings in the Corolla Lighthouse Shopping Center. We would not have found it were it not for Trip Advisor. But it is worth eating there. The blackened fish tacos are great, as are the crab cake sandwiches. The restaurant itself is nondescript, but don't let that fool... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We had the pleasure of stopping at Uncle Ike's this past Sunday and it was a pleasant surprise. The waitress was a pleasure to deal with and the food was excellent. It may appear to be a "local" bar with the decor but it was worth the stop. When you first go in it may give the impression of being... More 

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Ithaca, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Seafood bisque is a must- it was a daily special, so snag some if it's there! Great clam chowder, too. Fun, homey feeling to the restaurant, beautiful view by the windows.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1159 Austin Street 111A, Corolla Light Town Center, Corolla, NC 27927
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Corolla
  • Phone Number: 252-597-1606

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 25
  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, Bar, Family Fare

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating

Description

Uncle Ike's Sandbar & Grill is the best kept secret in Corolla Light. Open 7:30 am till 2 am. Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner & full service bar till 2 am, 7 days a week!! Karaoke, DJ nights, Theme Parties, NFL Sunday Ticket, Sports Package, Covered seating, Outdoor Beer bar, kid friendly, Large Parties welcome!!!
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 2:00 am
Monday
7:30 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
7:30 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
7:30 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
7:30 am - 2:00 am
Friday
7:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
7:30 am - 2:00 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?