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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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Hours:
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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  • 167
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  • 110
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 14
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  • 14
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Great place -- Tiny space. We sat at the bar, which seems to be where "tables for two" wind up. Bartenders are very friendly and attentive so it didn't bother us -- and the bar is not in the door way so that made it even better. Started with the crab grenades -- not what I was expecting...a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
Miazzy
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Glen Gardner, New Jersey
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  • Local cuisine
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Ferndale, Michigan
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We ordered the Number 2, BLT, Salmon Sandwich, Crab Bisque and Crab legs. All were tasty and the waitress was attentive and the bartender also stopped by and checked on us.

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Glen Gardner, New Jersey
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Great place -- Tiny space. We sat at the bar, which seems to be where "tables for two" wind up. Bartenders are very friendly and attentive so it didn't bother us -- and the bar is not in the door way so that made it even better. Started with the crab grenades -- not what I was expecting...a little bland... More 

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Excellent food , nice presentation great service..Best on the beach!!!! Waitress was very knowledgeable explaining menu to our party of seven. We all left very happy and full and will return. If you enjoy seafood "Northbanks " is the place you need to go!

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Nashville, Tennessee
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The raw bar is amazing and the bartenders are very fun and attentive. I ate a steamer combo and left feeling full and satisfied. I cant wait to go back.

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Elysburg, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Staff was great, wonderful oysters, good selection of beers. Very enjoyable visit. When in the ob a must stop and ask Josh to shuck you a couple dozen and Henry to pour you a cold one. Best after golf stop on the island near Corolla light.

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Restaurant is small but worth the wait. They will text you when your table is ready so you can explore the shops nearby. Had a great waitress who was very attentive but not overbearing. Crab grenades were awesome!

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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61 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We don't make a visit to the OBX without a stop by this great restaurant in the Tim Buck 2 shopping center. Beware they do not take reservations and you can wait between 1-2 hours at times, but the wait is definitely worth it. Also there is plenty to do while you wait for your table. Many of the incredible... More 

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Minot, North Dakota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We waited for an hour which we had expected a wait. There was no air conditioning! The Cesar salad was hot. The ribs were burnt. My son got a bowl of just noodles for $15 so it was way over priced! The oysters were good but it is hard to mess that up when they are raw. The broiled crab... More 

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Wassenaar, The Netherlands
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68 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This place was a hit with three couples. Small, so you can expect waits during busy times. We had for seafood orders, everything from the mixed grill to scallops. All six of us were very happy with the food, and the service was friendly and attentive. We will be back on our next OBX trip.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We recently visited North Banks for lunch and thoroughly enjoyed the food and beer selection. Great service and a cool atmosphere.

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Additional Information about North Banks Restaurant & Raw Bar

Address: 794-G Sunset Blvd., Tim Buck II Shopping Village, Corolla, NC 27927
Phone Number: +1 252-453-3344
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Corolla
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
Average Prices: USD 15 - 45
Cuisine: American, Chowder, Seafood, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Soups

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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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