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1159 Austin St, Corolla, NC 27927
(252) 453-9931
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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, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 71
    Very good
  • 29
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  • 18
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  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Casual dining, good food in the off season

Fun place. Good food. Beef, pork, seafood. Brisket and ribs were just out of the cooker in the morning. "Best shrimp I ever had" said one in our party. Scallops were large and perf curly done. Fun sides! No wait or lines in the off season (October).

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 30, 2015
Beverly L
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

This is a throwback to what good beach bars and food places used to be. The ribs are smoky and meaty and the seafood ( we had steamed clams, oysters,crab and mussels) fresh and perfectly cooked. The decor is beach bar but family friendly and the owner and wait staff very southern hospitality friendly. It is a good example at... More 

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Thank Lgpmd
Omro, Wisconsin
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108 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

We ate outside, large plate of potatoes, corn on the cob, onions, a sausage, mussels, clams, shrimp, scallops, and crab legs. Plenty of food and a great variety.

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Thank 436Terry68
Cincinnati, Ohio
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

Nice place to stop for a quick lunch or dinner. BBQ and Seafood. I had the Southern Sampler, Brisket, Chicken and Pork. The Brisket was awesome.

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1 Thank David G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

Fun place. Good food. Beef, pork, seafood. Brisket and ribs were just out of the cooker in the morning. "Best shrimp I ever had" said one in our party. Scallops were large and perf curly done. Fun sides! No wait or lines in the off season (October).

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Thank Beverly L
Ohio
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42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

The owners and workers are very friendly.... BUT, the food is horrible and the place is dirty! They serve you on plastic plates and the soft drink machine is filthy. When we sat down to order there were dead bugs on the table.... I had to ask them to clean off the table!

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1 Thank Kathy M
Richmond, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015

We ordered a seafood sampler, the scallops and shrimp were pretty tasty but the clams and oysters were tiny which made the meal not worth the price.

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Thank flyingfree_11
Gainesville, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

I work in Northern Virginia and saw a local wearing a shirt from the restaurant. Decided to try on my in. I loved it. The staff there is quite friendly and the food is wonderful. I love taking home barbecue sauce but they did not sell their brand. I will visit again.

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Thank Harbour_Town_77
Council Bluffs
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch while exlporing the Outer Banks and the food here was pretty good. Service was friendly. My son and I shared the crab dip, it came with homemade chips and they were good and my husband had a burger. Drinks were self service (which was different to us) except bar drinks. We saw the sign from... More 

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1 Thank eaking1098
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

We really enjoyed their shrimp, crab and crab cakes. We loved the laid back atmosphere (grab your own beer) and staff. Several of our group went multiple times during our week visit.

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1 Thank Clint S
Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Yummy crab dip. My whole family enjoyed the meal greatly. Enjoyed that owner was very nice and friendly. Didn't like the get your own drinks and didn't like that if u don't remember what you ordered then the last one paying gets stuck with it all

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1159 Austin St, Corolla, NC 27927
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Corolla
  • Phone Number: (252) 453-9931

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?