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Route 12 Steak & Seafood

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Certificate of Excellence2018 Winner


American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
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11:00am – 3:00pm
Herb cured Norwegian salmon, thinly sliced & served w/ sweet dill mustard sauce
Shrimp Gamberoni
Jumbo Buffalo Wings
Mozzarella Sticks
Cup $3.95
Bowl $5.50
Carolina Style Crab Bisque
Greek Maui Wowie Salad
Grilled chicken $+5.20
Caesar Salad
Green Salad
All sandwiches are served w/ chips, Cole slaw & a pickle
Crabcake Sandwich
Tuna Sandwich
Fried Fish Sandwich
BBQ sandwich
Chicken Breast Sandwich
Back Fin Burger
Porcini Mushroom & Grilled Vegetable Ravioli
1/2 lbs $9.25
One lbs $17.95
1/2 lbs $9.50
One lbs $18.95
Alaskan crab legs
1/2 dozen $5.95
One dozen $9.95
Middle Neck Clams
1/2 dozen $5.95
One dozen $9.95
Oysters Raw/Steamed
Combo - 1
3 clams, 3 oysters, & a lbs of shrimp
Combo - 2
3 clams. 3 oysters, a lbs of shrimp & a cluster of crab legs
Combo - 3
3 clams, 3oysters, a lbs of shrimp, a cluster of crab legs & a maine lobster tail
Big Kahuna
Dozen clams, dozen oysters, lbs of shrimp, lbs of crab legs
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Reviewed October 28, 2018

Never went wrong eating here across a wide variety of foods. Have been eating here for years and last month did not disPpodidappoint me. Love it no matter what I eat Bon appetit!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank 49058Jim
Reviewed October 18, 2018 via mobile

They staff was great. It was slow when we went so they fixed a custom shrimp meal which was excellent. The hush puppies were some of the best I have ever had. The restaurant was clean and neat. Definitely go there again.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Brenda F
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Stopped by for lunch and enjoyed steak sandwich and triggerfish. James and the other new owner (sorry name escapes me) serves up a good bloody and margarita. Other table other had fresh shrimp, crab cake sandwich, cheesesteak and the plates were clear when they left...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Terry804
Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

New owners, James and Scott, have introduced a new menu. Great fresh seafood, including wonderful salmon. I had the steamer dinner with oysters, clams and shrimp. Excellent flavors and very accommodating for dietary restrictions/needs. I really hope others will try Route 12 again or go...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed August 31, 2018

We have been going to Corolla on vacation for 8 years now. Each year we have had at least 1 meal at Route 12. Not sure what happened, but this restaurant has gone down in quality, variety and service. This year we arrived early for...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Nancy C
Reviewed August 27, 2018

We were a party of 6 that ate here for a late dinner (Burgers, cheesesteaks and the strangest lobster bisque I've ever had). The food was average quality and a bit overpriced (although given it's a beach town, the price is in keeping with the...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Craig L
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

We just ate at Route 12 and had an awesome experience! It recently changed hands and the new owners were very attentive and pleasant! The food was great! We had a yummy appetizer...shrimp/mango/bacon skewers...big hit all around. The seafood dishes were all very fresh. Pasta...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank fourhourmom
Reviewed July 17, 2018 via mobile

What a disaster. Our large group ate lunch there and if it wasn't for the friendly cook, it would have been zero stars. Waitress must have been new since she was clueless: dropped our order of wings on the floor; forgot to take my wife's...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Baked_again
Reviewed July 15, 2018 via mobile

HORRIBLE!!! The menu is very limited. The staff (including the owner) were rude. They had the owners dig in the kitchen. We ordered salads, the veggies were clearly rotten. When we said something the staff member just looked at us and said ok. He offered...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank nikkimccullough
Reviewed July 2, 2018 via mobile

We walked into the restaurant and the guy just pointed to a table and we sat there. They gave us paper menus with just the front page of choices.. The signs outside were very misleading. As a very picky eater it wasn't the best selection...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Quinevere F
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Response from ElizabethK | Reviewed this property |
I forgot to include in my answer about the dinner menu that they also have steamer pots that are less costly than some of the other restaurants (including one pot that has a lobster tail in it at a reasonable price) and they... More
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