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North Banks Restaurant & Raw Bar

794-G Sunset Blvd., Tim Buck II Shopping Village, Corolla, NC 27927
(252) 453-3344
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Ranked #18 of 68 Restaurants in Corolla
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $45
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Cuisines: American, Hamburgers, Seafood, Chowder, Sandwiches
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: We have been a local's favorite seafood establishment for over 14 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 Surf videos.
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English first
Lacey, New Jersey, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

My girlfriend and I were looking for a great place to eat while on vacation. We have looked at many places in the area and decided this would probably be our best bet. And I am GLAD we did. We did not have a long wait at all. The atmosphere was great. Its a small little place and the liveliness... More

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Washington, DC
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

My family really enjoyed this restaurant. The kids loved the popcorn shrimp and calamari. My oldest had an excellent fish taco platter - it was fresh, not fried, and tasted great. My wife had a salad with shrimp skewers. I had the fresh tuna sandwich...it was really good. A smaller group of us went back a couple days later (kids... More

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Rochester, New York
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42 reviews 42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

North Banks is one of my favorite restaurants in all of OBX. Great seafood including several fresh local catch and some not so local options. There are usually a couple oyster options from around the country. They do offer entrees such as steak and pasta but seafood is what most people come to North Banks to enjoy. There is a... More

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Portland, Oregon
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49 reviews 49 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

For such a small place - this restaurant has a BIG reputation for great food and excellent service. What a great evening we had - even though we ended up seating at the bar since there was an hour wait for a table. I'm glad we decided to sit at the bar. Our server, Brady, was so friendly and had... More

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Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The soups and appetizers we tried on multiple visits were all great. We thoroughly enjoyed their fish selections - particularly ahi tuna. The service has been excellent for each meal, we highly recommend this place!!

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Miami, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

I only had she crab soup and the crab grenades appetizer. Both were not something I'd return for. The soup was runny for my taste and seemed to have shredded carrot as a filler for the lack of crab... At $10 a bowl that's not cool. Also the crab grenades were 5 tasty teaspoon sized bites of deep fried crab... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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48 reviews 48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This was not our first time here. Typically we find ourselves shopping on a rainy day at the outer banks and we end up at the bar at North Banks. This was the case this week. My husband ordered a steamer plate of clams, crab legs and shrimp. Was ok for a 25 dollar lunch...just ok. I ordered a ceasar... More

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Frederick, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Small place so typically long waits, but worth it! Seafood pasta and Rockfish special were fabulous. Kid friendly for a 2, 3, 4 and 7 year old. They take large groups too! Waitress was awesome and attentive!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

North Banks is one of our staple restaurants to eat out every year. However on this trip the food was below average. I had the seafood pasta. The dish had no flavor and the sauce was very runny. It looked is if the chef took a box of penne pasta and dumped it into a bowl with some shrimp and... More

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Louisville, KY
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48 reviews 48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Can't say enough about the broiled lump crab cakes that I ordered! They were amazing! Also, the zuchinni that was served as a side was truly a unique dish as well as the red skinned mash potatoes. The wait was FOREVER, but worth it!

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