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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, Dessert, 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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Visitor rating
  • 88
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 17
    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
Great food in casual atmosphere

This place is a casual bar with great tasting food, outdoor patio seating with a view of the ocean, and a friendly staff who are attentive and helpful. Several of us ordered a crabcake combo and we were happy that we did. Crabcakes are top notch. The fried oysters were tasty. The filet was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2015
Shadmonster
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Washington, dc
via mobile
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

Their claim to fame is their crab cakes for a good reason. It was the best crab cake I've ever had!!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Everything was really good. Not overly fussy just delicious. We had crab cakes, steamed spicy shrimp, shrimp Wellington, chicken, key lime pie and pretzel brownie- all was great! Fast service and friendly. Bring a sweater and watch the ocean. Trust me, order the double crab cakes for dinner. Unbelievable.

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NJ
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

The Oceanfront Grille is a great little restaurant that is in fact on the oceanfront. Tucked away as part of the Corolla Light resort, it offers outdoor seating that faces the resort pools ans ocean. The restaurant is known for its crab cakes, and they do not disappoint. All entrees can be paired with a crab cakeso if you just... More 

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jeboone
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56 reviews 56 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We picked this restaurant because of its reputation for crab cakes and a nice ocean view. We were pleased with the view and atmosphere. We ordered the she--crab soup and the artichoke dip for appetizers and we split a crab cake - shrimp Wellington main course. The dip was a little salty but it was served with salty tortilla chips... More 

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Washington, dc
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96 reviews 96 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

This place is a casual bar with great tasting food, outdoor patio seating with a view of the ocean, and a friendly staff who are attentive and helpful. Several of us ordered a crabcake combo and we were happy that we did. Crabcakes are top notch. The fried oysters were tasty. The filet was cooked to perfection. The staff had... More 

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OBX
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

The quality of the food is surpassed only by the service! It's off the beaten path but well worth the effort! Crab-cakes were amazing as was the lamb. Family friendly & did I mention the service. Will return for sure!

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Manassas, Virginia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

The Oceanfront Grill is not large, so either come early or get reservations. The food is very good but a bit expensive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This was a small, off the beaten path restaurant located in the town of Corolla, NC on the Atlantic ocean. The meal was excellent as was the service. There was outside seating available that took advantage of the beach/ocean views. Food presentation was beautiful and the Shrimp Wellington was unique and tasty. The crabcakes were loaded with crab and nothing... More 

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North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014 via mobile

We were looking for a restaurant on the ocean. This restaurant provides a great view of the water from the deck. The serice is excellent. I had the crab cake which I highly recommend. All crab and no fillings. Would definitely return.

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Toms River, New Jersey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This restaurant is a regular stop on our annual trip to the Outer Banks. Food is always very good- an interesting menu of mix and match items. Crab Cakes, Lamb Chops, Shrimp Wellington, Filet Mignon, marinated grilled chicken breast. You can choose a mix of any two items. I had the lamb chops and Shrimp Wellington. Lamb Chops were excellent... More 

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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 - 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

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?