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“Outer Banks Weekend”

Big Al's Restaurant and Grill
Ranked #6 of 35 Restaurants in Manteo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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.
Reviewed October 23, 2013

Easy to find. Food and the service was great. Your dinner was brought out in timely manner. Our server always kept checking back with us to see if we needed anything. Prices within the family budget $$. Lots of ample parking.

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Reviewed October 15, 2013 via mobile

The restaurant was not crowded yet the service was poor. We had a party of eleven so she came and took our food and drink orders together so we could have time to look at the many she said?? We had to ask for refills and the prices were a little on the outrageous. Cute little place with a 50-60's type theme just poor service and too expensive. Kids meal is $6.99 plus $1.69 drink just to give you an idea.

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Reviewed October 11, 2013 via mobile

I absolutely loved this place. I would definately go back. We sampled a little bit of everything and the food was great. Friendly servers. Great atmosphere.

1  Thank tara00snoopy
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Reviewed October 8, 2013

When we got to Big Al's we had to put our name on a list. There were many tables that were unused. Other customers came in and were seated before us (same number of guests). Once we were seated the waiter came and took our order. We did not see the waiter again until after we had finished eating. The waiter never came to check and make sure our food was correct, nor did he came to offer us drink refills. Needless to say, we will not return to Big Al's.

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Thank Kristen H
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Reviewed September 30, 2013

Step back into the 50's and have a fountain soda a the counter. Food is reasonable and the atmosphere is great.

1  Thank tjkitz
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