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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 #20 of 68 Restaurants in Corolla
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $45
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Cozy atmosphere. Had a decent wait for offseason but goes by quickly as there are shops to browse. Tip: venture over to the popcorn shops to try some of the flavored popcorn while you wait. Efficient service. Had chipotle crab dip (good flavor), hush puppies (just ok), and fried onions. For entres:The crab legs were meaty and cooked well. Almost... More

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West Caldwell, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

We waited one and a half hours to get in (small place) but the food was really good. Because it is in a kind of shopping area, we were able to occupy the time. Our waiter was nice and did a great job of getting everything out expediently.

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Newtown, Connecticut
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9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My fish sandwich was very good. My wife had Tuna which she said was just OK. service was good and very reasonably priced.

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Pittsburgh, PA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Place is small but nice. My wife had the crab cakes and I had the scallops and we shared. They were both up there with the best we've had anywhere. $29.99 for either but well worth it. Had seafood at 3 others places in Corolla and this was the best by far.

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Lacey, New Jersey, United States
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3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

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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4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

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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36 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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33 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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