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Route 12 Steak & Seafood

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786 Ocean Trl, Corolla, NC 27927-9667
252-453-4644
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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, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 66
    Excellent
  • 62
    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 10
    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
Delicious Seafood

We had a great family dinner at Route 12. Although this was off season the restaurant still provided wonderful service and delicious seafood. The fried shrimp and scallops were wonderful and my granddaughter loved the homemade mashed potatoes. I would definitely go back!

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 1, 2015
Marie H
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Gloucester, Virginia
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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

We stopped for a quick bite on a busy Sunday night. This was one of the few places open. We had broiled crab cakes and chowder. Both were nicely seasoned and tasty. Our lone waiter hustled to make every patron feel welcome. The menu offered a variety of choices. A tad pricey but in line with similar nearby restaurants we... More 

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Thank HokieGal01
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

We had a great family dinner at Route 12. Although this was off season the restaurant still provided wonderful service and delicious seafood. The fried shrimp and scallops were wonderful and my granddaughter loved the homemade mashed potatoes. I would definitely go back!

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Thank Marie H
Chestertown, Maryland
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47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

We were there on Oct 12, a holiday, and they were bombarded with customers. Fried shrimp platter was very good & service came in a timely fashion, given the crowd. Would return on the next visit.

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Thank jude1944
Virginia
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88 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

Yes! This s is a good place to go when you are looking for a place to eat in Corolla. The owner is a decent guy, providing a great menu with above average presentation and superb service (Igor was our waiter). My cousin is a local who first took us there to eat. He eats at Route 12 frequently. On... More 

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Thank Connie I
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015 via mobile

Perfect location, great food and service. Husband and I visited when we were doing some local shopping, excellent place.

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Thank Casey5632
Cleveland
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45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

We stopped in to grab a beer and a sandwich while waiting for our beach house to be ready. Part of our group ended up going back 4 days in a row for the happy hour seafood. Delicious crab legs, shrimp, oysters, and clams for an amazing half off price! We will be back when we return to OBX!

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Thank Kathleen F
King William, Virginia
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

This place was fantastic! After a beautiful tour of the wild horses, we were looking for a place to have dinner. We actually fell upon this place and were so glad we did. The food was great and the service was excellent.

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Thank Susan H
Elkridge, Maryland
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015 via mobile

Our fourth time in the same number of years due to our annual vacation, and Route 12 was as reliable for a great dinner. Perfectly cooked seafood fra diavolo with lobster pieces, shrimp and scallops. Cozy atmosphere and courteous, prompt and welcoming staff.

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Thank Jaime C
Hammonton, NJ
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

We had a party of six. I had raw oysters for an appetizer. Ordered just a half dozen to taste. When they came out they were a little small but their were 9 instead of 6. Thanks very much they were awesome! For my meal I went with a rib eye steak. I liked that there were two size steaks... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015 via mobile

Happy hour raw bar is the absolute best! Great raw oysters, king crab legs and shrimp at great prices. The wait staff is friendly and attentive. Vitali is a great bartender. We love it and have come here the whole week we've vacationed here. We highly recommend it here.

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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: Seafood, Steakhouse

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