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North Banks Restaurant & Raw Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Soups, Seafood, Pub
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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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very good food. I got the chicken with pesto and the baked potatos and brocolli. Everything was fabulous. My fiance got the filet mignon and his was good as well. Service was prompt. Nice find since most other restaurants were closed for the off season and this one had just reopened the day before. Seems to be a local favorite,... More 

Thank Lyn F
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great food but take plenty of cash with you. It's expensive! A little out of the way off of the beaten path, tastefully decorated and a little small.

Thank Randy S
Clearwater, Florida
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62 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Located on the upper level of Timbuk2 in Corolla, this small bar and diner has proven time and again its longevity where others have failed. Expect long waits and steamy temps inside during the in season, but all is worth it from the crab grenades to the oyster shooter. My favorite is the grouper sandwich, which is better during a... More 

Thank rlinvill
Corolla, NC
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed both lunch and dinner. Simply the best restaurant in Corolla maybe even all OBX- lunch is a good value. Not a fan of the "speed menu" I prefer full menu no matter how long the wait. 2016 staff efficient and pleasant

Thank pelican348
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 December 31, 2016

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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143 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016

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 

Thank JanReads
Laconia, New Hampshire
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89 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
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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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122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 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 

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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.

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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
Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine
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?