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Route 12 Steak & Seafood

786 Ocean Trl, Corolla, NC 27927-9667
252-453-4644
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Ranked #25 of 59 restaurants in Corolla
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Seafood, Steakhouse
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Frederick, Maryland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

My husband could not get over how fresh the green beans tasted. The fish was excellent and the mashed potatoes were excellent. The calamari was okay. I have had better.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2013

We stopped in here for a quick lunch before our Wild Horse tour in Corolla. The bacon wrapped shrimp appetizers are the best I've ever had. Service is quick and courteous. The place is very clean and neat. Any place where the locals flock usually has great food and this place is no exception.

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Portsmouth, Virginia
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93 reviews 93 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

My wife and I stopped in after a day seeing the sites. It was cold and blustery. I had a chili and a grilled cheese and it was delightful. They have draft beer but only a choice of three. My wife had the chicken salad (salad with grilled chicken on it). She loved it. The service was good.

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Crystal Lake, IL
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

Don't let the location fool you. Yeah, it's adjacent to a gas station and for some reason there are those who look down their noses at this fact. Oddly so, since the food is quite good and the service is fast and pleasant. If you're looking for a lot of atmosphere, well, you'll have to look elsewhere. We had the... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

We were in Corolla in November. Glad this place was open. The food was good and the soup was delicious. Not busy this time of the year, so had a nice conversation with our server. Very nice little place.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

This place doesn't seem like much to look at and there is not a great deal of ambiance however the service was friendly and the food and drinks were pretty darn good!!!

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Gatlinburg, Tennessee
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

We had dinner here a couple of years ago for our anniversary and I had the best steak I've ever had. On this trip we stopped in for lunch and WOW it was awesome. The blackened chicken was excellent. Had to come on another day to get another one it was just as good. Nice little place. Very clean. Great... More

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Corolla, North Carolina, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Rt. 12 revamped their restaurant earlier this year and I have to say it looks great and has provided more seating! On top of that, their food remains very good along with their service. I've had everything from She-Crab soup, to a grilled chicken lunch sandwich to a filet minion and a variety of local fish dishes. Stop by and... More

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Peekskill, New York
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39 reviews 39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

It was not what I expected. It seemed more a burger place than what I had hoped for. It was next to a gas station and very informal. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. We had a crab cake appetizer which was great.We both had the Seafood Fra Diablo. It was a bit spicy for me but my husband... More

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Pawling
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45 reviews 45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013 via mobile

We return here every year we hit OBX. It is consistently very good. We had the bourbon chicken and salmon. Mmmm. The bread is yummy and warm. It can be a bit noisy when crowded but that's the only complaint.

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