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North Banks Restaurant & Raw Bar

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$$ - $$$
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794G Sunset Blvd, Tim Buck II Shopping Village, Corolla, NC 27927-9501
+1 252-453-3344
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Kernersville, North Carolina
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48 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Looks like your basic beach bar, small and dark, but what a little gem! The NBX Bloody Mary was spicy and delicious and garnished with a shrimp, an olive and a Jalapeño pepper. The Collossal Jumbo Lump Crab Grenades were fantastic! Tempura battered and lightly fried crispy, Served with Wasabi Aioli and Asian Slaw, they were exactly as I'd hoped...hot... More 

Thank trishannie
Red Oak, NC
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140 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

oysters were great, bloody Marys tasty seafood pasta fabulous... service was friendly prices good...lots of locals means it's the place to be for seafood in Corolla.

Thank Kathy S
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016 via mobile

They do not take reservations and it was Thanksgiving week so we had a 30 minute wait. But it was worth it. Excellent appetizers. Good wine menu. Excellent seafood and sides. But the service is what made this special. Our waiter never rushed us, seemed to appear when needed but didn't hover or make a pest of himself. He was... More 

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Laconia, New Hampshire
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87 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

We stopped here for lunch on the recommendation of the clerk at our hotel and we were very pleased with the selections available. We both opted for sandwiches and they did not disappoint. I had the grilled chicken breast with bacon and pepper jack cheese with coleslaw. My companion tried the chicken cobb with avocado and fries. Would definitely stop... More 

Thank Grammy H
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190 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch, which may be the last day they are open for the season. We had the stuffed crab grenades. Easily one of the best appetizers my wife and I have ever had. With the ginger and cole slaw all going in that dish, it was great. The Fish tacos were more than enough for two people to... More 

Thank Xeuropn
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016 via mobile

Sunday night, the weekend before Thanksgiving and the restaurant was full, but the wait staff was on top of their game. Fresh, raw oysters for appetizers along with portobello mushrooms! Fresh steamed seafood for the main course. Hard to find anything wrong with this dining experience. One of our favorite restaurants on the OBX.

Thank brasidas6
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

We weren't really hungry for a full meal, so we enjoyed several of their appetizers; Oysters, fish bites, crab dip and more. Service was good, and timely. They have a few TV's, so we watched some of the Saturday football as well.

Thank tripdbl
Clare, Michigan
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016 via mobile

We got a recommendation for this place by our hotel desk staff. The place is a little small but it was off season so there was no wait. The food was great, I got the fish tacos and they were loaded with fresh fish. My wife got the fried shrimp and they were huge. The crab dip was awesome also.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I grabbed dinner here during our baby-moon to the outer banks. The restaurant was suggested by our Hotel staff. The meals were great and the atmosphere and service were better. Highly suggest the Crab Mac-N-Cheese and the stuffed Pork-chop. We have travelled all over the world and this was by far the best pork-chop I have ever... More 

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Prospect, Virginia
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40 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

First time to the restaurant and raw bar. Small so we ate at the bar, and glad we did. Enjoyable conversation with the staff, and the service and the food were spot on. Tried to go again Saturday night but was an hour wait (they don't take reservations so plan accordingly). Local seafood to boot.

Thank 352will

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $45
American, Bar, Soups, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 794G Sunset Blvd, Tim Buck II Shopping Village, Corolla, NC 27927-9501
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Corolla
  • Phone Number: +1 252-453-3344
We have been a local's favorite seafood establishment for over 20 years. Daily Lunch and Dinner Specials feature fresh local fish and creative sauces. Our Raw Bar features Steamed Shrimp, Maine Lobster, Littleneck Clams, Seaside and Select Oysters, Maine Mussels and Snow Crablegs. Sit at our Full Service bar, hang with the locals, enjoy your favorite libation and watch Major League Baseball, NFL Footbal and NHL Hockey.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?