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The Grille

American, Seafood, International
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4736 Main Street, Shallotte, NC
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Description: This is a wonderful little restaurant (in a gas station behind Naber...
This is a wonderful little restaurant (in a gas station behind Naber Dodge!) of all places! The chef (Sal) left a larger restaurant to go out on his own and he is clearly going to do very well. He makes the best shrimp and grits we've ever had, she crab soup, shrimp bisque, chicken salad, pizza's, homemade potato chips, homemade tortilla chips, etc. Open for breakfast and lunch. He also runs a catering business. Style is kind of local and simple but with a gourmet touch! Wonderful.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Best hotdogs around!

My mom kept telling me about a little place with the best hamburgers and hotdogs around, when we ate there on vacation I couldn't agree more! Definitely will go back!

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
suzie s
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English first
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

My mom kept telling me about a little place with the best hamburgers and hotdogs around, when we ate there on vacation I couldn't agree more! Definitely will go back!

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North Carolina
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The restaurant has been in the movie "Tammy". It had good burgers and a variety of home cooking. Also served breakfast. It has closed and only the second location is operating at the beach.

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Wilmington NC
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Hi all - This restaurant went out of business several months ago. The food was good, however, I'd heard that the owner of the building wanted to sell it, plus the ajoining lots, so the restaurant mgr had to fold. You can stop listing this business on TripAdvisor.

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Sunset Beach, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

So many southern restaurants serve shrimp and grits but the Grill set the bar very high. Some of the best I've ever had including the tony places in Charleston. The she crab soup is another excellent winner.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This has been one of our favorite local places, but as of 9/01/14, they are closing their doors and relocating to Sunset Beach NC, a few miles south of the current location. I don't know the new address, but will post it if/when I find it.

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Holden Beach, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

We have stopped here twice now, my wife and I tried the cheeseburger and it was a kller (good), day we went staff gave great service both times, so no complaints. We took the Grandkids for lunch and it wad enjoyable. Hot chips are good too.

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Holden Beach, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

I went to eat here since I heard great things about The Grille's shrimp and grits. As I was walking into the restaurant, the sanitation rating was a B. I left without eating due to the rating.

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South Carolina
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14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

It had been a few months since last visiting The Grill so we tried it again last Saturday. Unfortunately, our experience was not good. It started with noticing the place really dirty and unorganized. Plus it was raining outside and dripping on our table. After placing our order the wait was 45 minutes to get the food. I had my... More 

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Hickory, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

The food was excellant. Homemade fries and chips which I love !! I had and italian sub and it was great. I would suggest the wait staff -- you should come back to the table to see how your meal is or to see if you need anything else. Otherwise food was great and we will go back when in... More 

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Shallotte, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Went to eat lunch a couple of days ago and all I ordered was a grilled chicken sandwich an order of fries and water. I thought the fries came with it but come to find out it was extra although the menu said it came with it. None the less it was $9.59. Whew that was expensive. Will not go... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4736 Main Street, Shallotte, NC
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Shallotte

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Seafood, International

Description

This is a wonderful little restaurant (in a gas station behind Naber Dodge!) of all places! The chef (Sal) left a larger restaurant to go out on his own and he is clearly going to do very well. He makes the best shrimp and grits we've ever had, she crab soup, shrimp bisque, chicken salad, pizza's, homemade potato chips, homemade tortilla chips, etc. Open for breakfast and lunch. He also runs a catering business. Style is kind of local and simple but with a gourmet touch! Wonderful.

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