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North Banks Restaurant & Raw Bar

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American, Chowder, Seafood, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Soups
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794-G Sunset Blvd., Tim Buck II Shopping Village, Corolla, NC 27927
+1 252-453-3344
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: We have been a local's favorite seafood establishment for over 20 years...
We have been a local's favorite seafood establishment for over 20 years. Daily Lunch and Dinner Specials feature fresh local fish and creative sauces. Our Raw Bar features Steamed Shrimp, Maine Lobster, Littleneck Clams, Seaside and Select Oysters, Maine Mussels and Snow Crablegs. Sit at our Full Service bar, hang with the locals, enjoy your favorite libation and watch Major League Baseball, NFL Footbal and NHL Hockey.
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  • 171
    Excellent
  • 117
    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
A local hangout

A small, local feeling restaurant in Tim Buck II, North Banks has great seafood and a cozy atmosphere. If you are looking for something that is open most of the year, and not just in high season, and that has really good seafood and great meat (from the Butcher Block!), try this place out... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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  • Local cuisine
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

A small, local feeling restaurant in Tim Buck II, North Banks has great seafood and a cozy atmosphere. If you are looking for something that is open most of the year, and not just in high season, and that has really good seafood and great meat (from the Butcher Block!), try this place out. You'll have a great, relaxing time!

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Leesburg, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The Great: Scallops on a Stick (Applewood Smoked Bacon Wrapped – Mesquite Grilled – BBQ Aioli), Collosal Lump Crab Grenades (Tempura Battered Giant Lumps of Crab Meat – Asian Slaw – Pickled Ginger – Wasabi Aioli – Sweet Soy Reduction), Special Bluepoint oysters. The Not-so-Great: Chipotle Jumbo Lump Crab Dip (too much cheese, not enough crab).

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Bellingham, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Had a good lunch. There were many options in the area and we settled in here. Decent bar with a number of craft beer and good fresh fish available.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

5 of us ate here and absolutely loved it! Not ONE complaint! Wait staff was great and the food unbelievable! Seafood is delish!

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Outer Banks, North Carolina
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Very good food, but small restaurant with very long wait time. We mainly order appetizers to share. All was very good!

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New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

We visited North Banks on Friday August 14. The restaurant is pleasantly appointed, the staff was professional and friendly. However the portions are on the small side and the prices are on the large side. The value for my money just wasn't there. I won't be visiting again.

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Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

We visited this restaurant on our last night while staying in Corolla. We had a great server and our food was good. We would definitely go there again.

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This was a nice, older seafood resturant/bar located in a strip of stores of a large shopping area in Corolla. The food was very good and the service was good. The price was high for the amount of seafood brought to out table. But we did enjoy the place and the cold beer!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Just had dinner for 7 people. We were rushed through. Avoid anything panko fried unless you like it over cooked and greasy. Steaks were not cooked medium rare. Appetizers were good. Waiter was excellent. Too expensive for what you get. Would like to see Gordon Ramsey visit to get them on board.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I had lunch here twice during my stay in Corolla. I was promptly attended to on both of my visits and had very good service. I had the skewered scallops appetizer on both occasions and they were excellent. For entrees I had a tilefish/pasta dish that was very good but was lightly portioned in regards to the tilefish. The mahi... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 794-G Sunset Blvd., Tim Buck II Shopping Village, Corolla, NC 27927
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Corolla
  • Phone Number: +1 252-453-3344

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 45
  • Cuisine: American, Chowder, Seafood, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Soups

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

Description

We have been a local's favorite seafood establishment for over 20 years. Daily Lunch and Dinner Specials feature fresh local fish and creative sauces. Our Raw Bar features Steamed Shrimp, Maine Lobster, Littleneck Clams, Seaside and Select Oysters, Maine Mussels and Snow Crablegs. Sit at our Full Service bar, hang with the locals, enjoy your favorite libation and watch Major League Baseball, NFL Footbal and NHL Hockey.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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