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Route 12 Steak & Seafood

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786 Ocean Trl, Corolla, NC 27927-9667
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was great. The service was fast. The waitress was very friendly an attentive. I will be coming back next year.

Thank Matt G
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don't waste your time. The seafood was awful worst seafood I have ever eaten. Potatoes were cold. Only 2 waiters all night who were unprofessional.

Thank HeatherHardee
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After reading other reviews I took a chance on Route 12. I should have listened to what others said and went elsewhere. The food was average and overpriced. Ordered shrimp stuffed with crabmeat. The crabmeat was mushy. The mashed potatoes and bread were good but the food was nothing special.

Thank Swanie3a
Corolla, North Carolina
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went several times during our six week stay and had consistently good food. Scallops, lobster and virtually all the seafood we tried was great.

1 Thank jhart062016
New jersey
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98 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had the Brie and strawberry salad is very good, service is great. We had fries and crab cakes sandwiches everything was good.

1 Thank NewjerseyCaracol
Warrenton, Virginia
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83 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

I ordered the snow crab legs, which I have to say I just had some awesome crab legs while in Myrtle Beach, and these were sorely lacking. They were cheaper by $3, must smaller and if I recall a leg or two were missing. So unimpressed. The bread they brought out was good. I can't recall what my husband ate,... More 

Thank JenCinVA
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

We were visiting the Outer Banks, NC celebrating an 80th birthday as well as a 50th birthday and looking for a couple of nice places to have dinner during the week. This place had great atmosphere, food, drink and staff. A couple of us ordered the tuna steak which had a brown gravy with peppercorns which we weren't too crazy... More 

1 Thank Jan Z
New Holland, Ohio
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016

We had 4 hungry little girls and this was the only restaurant that didn't have a wait (there's a reason for that). The seafood we had was mediocre. The mashed potatoes were hard and cold and the asparagus was awful. Our server didn't act like she wanted to be there either. We won't be going back.

Thank MemeDolphin
Sewell, New Jersey
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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016

Food was basic and just ok...had the fra Diablo with pasta.. Small portion and searched lukewarm....no grated cheese offered.....

Thank Marci1313
New York
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

The steak was dry, the tuna was dry and flavorless, mashed potatoes where dry and on top of all that the prices were way out of range with the quality of the restaurant. There was one pro: the calamari was excellent. In summary, skip this place.

Thank Dawn C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
American, Seafood, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 786 Ocean Trl, Corolla, NC 27927-9667
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Corolla
  • Phone Number: 252-453-4644

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