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Upside Restaurant & Bar


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Certificate of Excellence2017 - 2019 Winner

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Enjoy our CREATIVE COASTAL CUISINE paired with craft cocktails, beer & wine. Our elevated SOUND VIEW DECK is a perfect place to relax and savor innovative food. We utilize the freshest local seafood & ingredients. Relax at our NEW INSIDE-OUT BAR where you can sit inside in our comfy seating area OR outside on our WATERFRONT DECK. We are creators, we like to create experiences. Our innovative menu has unique fair that changes based on the finest seasonal ingredients. We take inspiration from what is fresh and in season and create food to enjoy. Our elevated sound view deck is a perfect place to relax, commune, and enjoy innovative food. We hope you will join us in Corolla, North Carolina!
$10 - $34
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
American, Seafood
Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Television
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Reviewed 5 days ago

After being on the OBX every year, we wanted to try something new (neither me nor my husband eat seafood, I'm GF vegetarian). This restaurant, although pricey but fairly priced due to the delicious meals was well worth the trip!

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Mary M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service and food wer very good. An all around great experience. Our group of 6 all had something different from catch of the day to steak, We were all beyond satisfied with excellent food and spirits. Our server was excellent as well and atmosphere is...More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Sherrie B, Owner at Upside Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Wonderful to hear you had a great experience! That's our goal for each customer. Many thanks for dining with us at Upside! Hope to see you again.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our party of 13 were first in line waiting for the restaurant to open for dinner as they do not accept reservations. We were seated about 10 minutes after the doors opened. They have a limited indoor seating area, only approximately 25 people can be...More

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank normaf375
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unbelievably great dinner , the lobster quesadillas for appetizer & the seafood were so fresh, local & cooked to perfection & so delicious!!! The server was so knowledgeable & friendly. It’s a great place for friends & families. The decor was so charming! Really recommend...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Tammyw20191
Sherrie B, Owner at Upside Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks Tammy for acknowledging our great staff and our efforts! So glad you came in to enjoy our restaurant. Many thanks and hope to see you again.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the best, most concerned, unbelievably delicious gluten free meal I have had here in Corolla ever!!! We got the jerk chicken and strip steak. Server, cook, and manager very knowledgeable about gf. All homemade in-house ingredients. Will def go back!!!!!

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Kristy M
Sherrie B, Owner at Upside Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Kristy, So fantastic that you enjoyed your gluten free meal at Upside in Corolla. Plus, great to hear how wonderful your experience with our staff was! Many thanks for the review. We look forward to seeing you again.

Reviewed June 9, 2019 via mobile

We’ve been traveling to the Outer Banks for the past 23 years and have been staying in the same area. Our favorite restaurant, Steamers, relocated to Southern Shores three years ago and we’ve been looking for the perfect place to spend our evenings for casual...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank 599ke
Reviewed June 9, 2019 via mobile

We had a fabulous lunch here. We sat on the upstairs deck and are so pleased we went here. The fried green tomatoes were beyond amazing. All the apps were excellent the only one we didn’t try was the crab legs. The mains were yummy...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank 489suzannel
Reviewed June 7, 2019 via mobile

You can only sit upstairs if you are dining in. We went just for drinks, and thought that it would be nice to sit up top, we weren’t able to but were pleasantly surprised by the hidden outdoor seating in back on the first floor....More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank AmaraWhaley
Reviewed May 14, 2019 via mobile

We on the outside deck, with a cool breeze blowing and a view of Currituck Sound! We were with friends and had an assortment of their lunch dishes —- a lobster quesadilla and a. Ran ale were delicious. The TCI rum punch was awesome!

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Rhoffmann11
Reviewed May 7, 2019

Hopefully it was because we were early for lunch (11:30) but they certainly weren't ready for us. However, everyone deserves a second chance and we'll see, won't we???More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Sherrie B, Owner at Upside Restaurant & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded May 10, 2019

Phyllis, thanks for the feedback and we will see what happened, but we hope you will give us another try as perhaps it was something unforeseen. Please let us know anytime that there is an issue and we will make every effort to correct it...More

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August 30, 2018|
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Response from Chris M | Reviewed this property |
They did.
August 4, 2018|
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Response from Sherrie B | Property representative |
No, we are walk in only b/c of our outdoor seating, we cannot take reservation (weather dependent seating)
July 1, 2016|
Response from AdamSC123 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do. They even mark GF on the menu next to the gluten free options
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