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Big Al's Restaurant and Grill

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716 S. Highway 64/264, Highway 64/264, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954
+1 252-473-5570
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Schertz, Texas
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very cute kind of a throwback to the 50's, with lots of coca cola decor. Seated right away, and service was good. Food was good too. My teen had a burger with a side ceasar salad, while I had a crab cake sandwich with a side salad. Crab cake had lots of crab, not much filler which was nice. Would... More 

Thank travelingincircles
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Happy Days returns ...best Coke a Cola decore ! Treat yourself to an old time Cherry Coke with a Real Cherry. Have a great Patty Melt Yum! Get the kiddos to dance to the juke box and oldies. Nice family place lots of parking. Handicapped ramp a plus.

Thank Jo-Anne C
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped by for lunch because of the fun looking ads. Turns out everything was true. Great place for burgers and fries. Very good milkshakes, the flavored Cokes are very tasty also. Speaking of Coke, this place is covered in Coca Cola memorabilia that's interesting to take a look. Service is quick and friendly. Prices are fair. Good place for a... More 

Thank Paul J
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The food was fine. Nothing to rave about, but not bad, and the service was exceptional and it had a fun atmosphere. Good for large groups too

Thank Cassy G
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

What a fun place for lunch! If you love a nostalgic place with a Coca Cola theme and memorabilia collection you'll love this place. The food was good with generous portions. The wait staff was polite and attentive. Will definitely revisit. Bring on the Fonz! Lol

Thank Bjohbee
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're out and about in Manteo or Roanoke, this is a great place to stop for lunch. Great old decor, little arcade, and gift shop. Food is good, nothing special but tastes great. Floats could come in bigger glasses, we had to ask for a pitcher of coke to refill ours. We all had the island burger, which had... More 

Thank Nicole C
Bryans Road, Maryland
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92 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been here before and we're pleased with the service and food. This time we had a long wait at lunch time, over 30 minutes long and lots of empty tables. Our server was not attentive and got our order wrong twice. It took awhile to get our food and that's not fun with small children. We probably won't... More 

Thank Jeff K
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ordered the double burger. Burger was bland, and burnt around the outside... Came with fries, but I counted 9 fries. The staff was friendly, and the place was clean but for 4 people, (2 adults 2kids) the bill was $60.....for just "ok" burgers...... Probably won't visit again.

Thank Angelalauffer1
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is so bad and so overpriced. It's nothing like they describe. I will say it again it is NOTHING like they describe. Do not believe the good reviews this place got. There were 5 in our party. We all ordered hamburgers various ways. All came out of kitchen burnt. I don't mean well done, I mean burnt to... More 

Thank corrie k
Jersey Shore, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food wasn't the best but we enjoyed how the place was decorated. Reminded u of a 70s diner. Would give it another try.

Thank kiaraeyer

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 716 S. Highway 64/264, Highway 64/264, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Roanoke Island  >  Manteo
  • Phone Number: +1 252-473-5570
The past is back! Big Al's Soda Fountain & Grill serves up authentic American fare in a retro 50's fun dining atmosphere. Restaurant features soda fountain counter, juke box, dance floor, game room/arcade, one of the largest Coca-Cola memorabilia collections in the country, fresh never-frozen USDA certified Prime Angus burgers, home made desserts, 50's inspired gift-shop and blue-plate specials. New owners have recently updated the restaurant from top to bottom with a focus on a quality dining experience with all the good flavors of the era.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?