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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: Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, 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
  • 85
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 10
    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
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Washington, dc
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Charlotte, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We were there after the season. Weather was iffy, but the outdoor location was no problem. Server was knowledgeable and knew her stuff well. Food is very well prepared and plentiful. We were told that it is pricey, but the value is there, especially with the coupon in the local book. It is the quietest and probably most elegant place... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Very accommodating. A bit pricey but well worth it. They have a full serve dinner and bar menu. Wonderful views and good food. There were 11 of us with 5 children ages 1-3...... They brought the kids meals first. There is a fun play ground and basketball courts for children to play on once they lose interest in dinner. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We had dinner there twice this week. Such a nice dining experience. Our servers Arielle & bailey were very attentive even at busy times. The food was great and always cooked the way we asked. Nicky the manager sets a good example for all the servers. Always looking & paying attention to make things go smoothly. You always feel that... More 

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Middletown, NJ
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32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 via mobile

Located in the middle of a resort community and a little tricky to locate (it's okay to park in the permit only lot after 5 and you can't see the restaurant from the lot because it's on the ocean side of the building so walk around). It's all outdoor seating on a large dining deck. We were there on a... 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

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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?