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Oceanfront Grille

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1197 Franklyn Street, Corolla Light Resort, Corolla, NC 27927 (Formerly Clubhouse Cafe)
252.453.4748
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: The Oceanfront Grille offers a casual atmosphere for our customers. We...
The Oceanfront Grille offers a casual atmosphere for our customers. We strive to bring friendly and attentive service to assure an enjoyable dining experience. The restaurant offers a unique yet simplistic menu designed to pair dinner options with one another. This design offers the opportunity to try multiple menu items at a reasonable price. Portion sizes are generous and never lacking in taste.
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  • 96
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 18
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Go for the crabcakes, stay for the view

Easily the best crabcakes and view in OBX. Crabcakes boast lots of crab, little filler. Combo plates make it easy for both the surf and turf lovers. Great ocean views but limited seating, I recommend reservations. The shrimp wellington is also both creative and delicious.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
AntoineFam
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Dallas
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  • Local cuisine
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Dallas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Easily the best crabcakes and view in OBX. Crabcakes boast lots of crab, little filler. Combo plates make it easy for both the surf and turf lovers. Great ocean views but limited seating, I recommend reservations. The shrimp wellington is also both creative and delicious.

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North Royalton, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

This was our second time to this restaurant. The food was excellent, especially the crab cakes! Service was great too. Able to accommodate our party.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Nice place with a casual feel. Food was good and you can either do a more upscale menu or bar faire. Wait staff is friendly and attentive. If you like a great crab cake, this is your place to go!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We made this our final dinner for our trip and we were not disappointed. Food was delicious and they were so nice and good with the kids (the 6 kids had their own table). The view was very nice but since it was my first visit to this restaurant I was surprised that it was right above the community pool... More 

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Bethel Park, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Ouyr family pick to return to this resturant because of the great food, service and view and the second time was even better. Going as far as having Taylor, who waited on us last year, remembering us when we sat down for dinner. Our various dinner selections went from Chicken Tenders to Scalloops, Crabcakes, Mahi, Fish Sticks and Tuna. All... More 

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Spring Hill
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We chose this restaurant for our large party's last night in Corolla. They were able to accommodate our group ( we did make reservations) on the deck patio overlooking the pool and ocean. There was a lovely breeze coming off the ocean, nice atmosphere. The food was some of the best we've had here on the Outer Banks. Didn't particularly... More 

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

And this is coming from a Marylander! If you are staying in Corolla Light do not miss the opportunity to have one of their CrabCake Sandwiches. Only complaint is they are so big you can hardly fit into your mouth. They are absolutely delicious!

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Columbus, Ohio, USA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

Several in our family ordered a variety of food served around the pool. Several of the servers were friendly, but not all of them. The people in charge setting up the tab were not friendly or helpful. The food varied in quality. The hamburgers were less than average, but the mozarella sticks were great. The grilled chicken sandwich was quite... More 

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Wexford, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Ate here twice for dinner during our stay..it's outdoor's on an elevated porch , but it has a roof..if you like crab cakes , this is your place..other seafood dishes are good and the servers are happy and quite nice..my wife and i went once and then we took 3 teenage nieces the second time.. it's a little hard to... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

First visit to this restaurant- it was great. We split the Mediterranean salad, which was fresh and light. Large dinner portions, crab cakes, tuna, and shrimp Wellington was fab! Sangria was tasty and we had the fudge brownie dessert. As for pricing, yes, you pay more-- mmm you're on vacation. Worth it!

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Additional Information about Oceanfront Grille

Address: 1197 Franklyn Street, Corolla Light Resort, Corolla, NC 27927 (Formerly Clubhouse Cafe)
Phone Number: 252.453.4748
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Corolla
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 18 to 34
Cuisine: Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1197 Franklyn Street, Corolla Light Resort, Corolla, NC 27927 (Formerly Clubhouse Cafe)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Corolla
  • Phone Number: 252.453.4748

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 18 to 34
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

Description

The Oceanfront Grille offers a casual atmosphere for our customers. We strive to bring friendly and attentive service to assure an enjoyable dining experience. The restaurant offers a unique yet simplistic menu designed to pair dinner options with one another. This design offers the opportunity to try multiple menu items at a reasonable price. Portion sizes are generous and never lacking in taste.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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