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Route 12 Steak & Seafood

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786 Ocean Trl, Corolla, NC 27927-9667
252-453-4644
Today
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 51
    Excellent
  • 55
    Very good
  • 40
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Better than it looks

It was kind of strange eating at a restaurant with gas pumps outside and expecting nice dining. This place is the exception. We had a party of eight and were promptly seated. The waiter was very pleasant and presented us with a nice selection of specials. There were no complaints from anyone at... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
Kevin M
Good for:
  • Families with children
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

It was kind of strange eating at a restaurant with gas pumps outside and expecting nice dining. This place is the exception. We had a party of eight and were promptly seated. The waiter was very pleasant and presented us with a nice selection of specials. There were no complaints from anyone at the table and we all ordered different... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Honestly - got seated in 10 minutes. Calamari was good. That's the good. The service from then on, less than mediocre. A server is the hub of customer service. The manager chooses the staff and trains. This was a huge epic fail. I had a 12 person party and wanted to eat with my family. There was a 12 top... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Been to Corolla several times and never been to Route 12. Looks like a bar from outside... But very good food. It had Lobster tails for me and steak for my father in law. Good drink prices too. Very nice servers and management. Only negative was that it was a little loud and our table for 8 was very close... More 

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Indiana, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We planned to go somewhere else but the wait was nearly two hours, so we used Tripadvisor and found this place. So glad we did! Those in our party of 7 who had scallops and shrimp and snow crabs loved it. NY strip steak was quite good. Not the best steak ever, but good enough and the mashed potatoes, steamed... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Great good great service, super afternoon deal on seafood. Everyone that likes seafood should do this place one afternoon for a wonderful lunch. The seafood was cooked just right.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015 via mobile

Great bread, shrimp appetizer, scallops, oysters and crab legs. Friendly server. Piña colada special sub-par but no complaints about the food. Went at 5 when they opened so no wait and quick service.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015 via mobile

Terrible customer service. Waitress didn't speak English. Sent steak back because it was over cooked, only for them to bring back the steak that was cut in HALF, and re-served to my mother. She said "this is the same steak you just served my daughter" and the waitress replied "they were checking the temperature"....eventually they admitted it and asked if... More 

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Eagle, Colorado
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55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Giving it three stars because my wife loved her Greek Salad. My experience was more 1-2 stars. We arrived and their were two seated customers and another 2 top walked in when we did. The two existing customers had potato or pasta salad as their side (remember this for later) the two new customers that walked in with us ordered... More 

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San Carlos, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

The crab patty sandwich was full of crab and tasty when grilled, but could have had a bit more 'spice'. The bun could have been softer, but I'd give it, the service, and beers on tap 4 of 5 stars. The fish and chips looked okay (but were not local). The prices were quite reasonable.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Rt 12 was recommended to us by a Corolla local. Tried it for lunch. Two of us split a dozen raw oysters. Price was right and oysters were above average. Draft beer at $5 for lunch is too expensive--but we were thirsty for one. Went back for dinner two nights later and took a local property owner with us. Oysters... More 

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Additional Information about Route 12 Steak & Seafood

Address: 786 Ocean Trl, Corolla, NC 27927-9667
Phone Number: 252-453-4644
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Corolla
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 786 Ocean Trl, Corolla, NC 27927-9667
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Corolla
  • Phone Number: 252-453-4644

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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