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“Always Great”

North Banks Restaurant & Raw Bar
Ranked #11 of 87 Restaurants in Corolla
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $45
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations
Description: 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 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.
Reviewed September 6, 2018 via mobile

Great food and service at North Bank. From the fresh oyster options, salads and personal favorite clam cake this place does not disappoint! Well worth the wait!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Deborah F
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Reviewed August 30, 2018

We loved everything we had at this restaurant. Tuna and Salmon entrees were great!
Delicious and meaty crab legs were the bomb. The staff is awesome and the atmosphere is fun and alive. Can't wait to go back!!

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank jbrenda130
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Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

First time in OBX. Stopped here twice during the afternoon for apps and drinks. Place was great. It's small and friendly. The oysters are excellent as well as the steamed shrimp.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank EastCoastGirlNJ
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Reviewed August 27, 2018

I was able to get a quick beach trip in last week and could not wait to get back to the best restaurant in the Oute4 Banks. I was able to get a lunch and two dinner visits in and could not have been more pleased. The service again was excellent and the food selection and quality were once again outstanding.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Judelle C
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Reviewed August 24, 2018

Every summer for over a decade, we have 1-2 meals at North Banks during our vacation week. It's the one place we look forward to each year and has never let us down. That said, our meal this week was a bit concerning.

Three of our party had the seafood alfredo with shrimp and scallops; problem was the scallops weren't properly cleaned so the side muscle that's supposed to be removed made it too tough to chew. And they need to sear the scallops first to ensure they have flavor before adding them to the dish. So half of the family had a poorly prepared meal. I had a very nice puppy drum, but the accompanying mashed potatoes were sticky and glue-like and the broccoli was next to raw. They are usually excellent, so I'm hoping this was a one-time miss and not a sign of quality issues. But for the prices they charge, they need to be excellent on every meal.

I have one other strong suggestion. Twice now, when we've been seated in the main section along the windows, we've been completed distracted and annoyed by people pressing their faces onto the glass right at our table straining to see someone inside or see the TV's at the bar. One time, this lasted for the entire meal as 2 men were waiting for their wives to finish a drink at the bar (or so we surmised). The restaurant can't help rude behavior, but they could darken the windows or put up blinds.

Date of visit: August 2018
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