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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
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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47 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Restaurant was dirty, food terrible, overpriced with less quality. Burgers thin, very very dry, salad wilted....definitely a let down. On the positive, lots of Coca Cola memorabilia.

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Thank Stacy D
Destin, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

my daughter and I stopped in for a quick lunch. and so glad we did. greeted by a sweet hostess who sat us by the dance floor in a booth. our cheerful server liz made us a couple cherry cokes. Delicious!!! Burgers were great! we will be back soon!

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Thank 853patricia001
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visit the outer banks every year on vacation and make Big Al's a must on our list of stops!! The new burgers are amazing and fresh cut fries...yum! Our server liz was a joy and made us some delicious shakes! Can't wait for next years visit!! We hope liz will be there!

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Thank Liz S
kingsport
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When you realize they have no customers…you know you've made a mistake. Only open a few hours…staff was unfriendly. sat us in a booth and then forgot us…waited on their friends and we finally got up and left. not just terrible service - NO service.

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Thank KingsportPamela
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

My visit to Big Al's was a treat as always. Our waitress Liz was very happy and answered all are questions about the new menu. I visited Big Al's last year and the service was excellent.

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Thank suebee1961
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

Stopped in for lunch and was not disappointed. Had a great cheese steak and fries. Would definitely eat there again.

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Thank PP8292017
West Branch, Michigan
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

We went here for lunch on our way to Cape Hatteras and it's a cute place, but way too expensive. I got the crab cake sandwich and the little bun it was on was much bigger than the actual crab cake! It tasted okay, but not worth the amount of money I paid for it! We did get a milk... More 

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Thank Cara T
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

we arrived about 12 pm and were told that we had to wait for awhile because of a large group from a senior adult home. We waited probably 1/2 hour and were then seated. The food was good diner food - hamburgers, hotdogs, fries, etc. Not sure if I would go back again.

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Thank LuAnn M
Omaha, NE
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

We arrived about 2:30 pm, a few others in the restaurant but not busy. Seated right away and given menus. Our waitress was MIA. Several stood chatting up front, a manager and busboy scurried around, but no waitress. After 10 minutes a waitress appeared, told us this was not her section, but she would take care of us. We ordered... More 

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Thank Changitah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

Love The Retro Vibe 50's Style Diner Atmosphere. The Burger A Little Overcooked, With All The Fix'ins Made It Though Panko Breaded . Cherry Coke Garnished With 2 Cherries Too! We'll Surely Reurn.

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Thank Renee B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
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
Description
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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