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“Ok food. Good service.”

Big Al's Restaurant and Grill
Ranked #5 of 34 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.
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Ok food. Good service.”
Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

Nothing special here but pretty expensive for the quality. You are paying for the coke theme atmosphere.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Coca Cola theme and good menu but need to improve service”
Reviewed June 23, 2014

We ate lunch there not too long ago. Good atmosphere and vast variety on menu. However, when we were seated our waitress tried to take our orders without even realizing she hadn't given us menus. She hardly checked us either. Atmosphere and food pretty good but service needs improvement.

  • Visited June 2014
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Williamston, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Julie is awesome!!”
Reviewed June 22, 2014

Our waitress, Julie, was very personable, cheerful and fun! The chicken tenders were perfect and Julie mentioned that they are hand breaded at the restaurant. The dance floor and music called out to my husband and son and they had a blast! Atmosphere was nostalgic and fun!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great food & atmosphere”
Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

We stopped for lunch after going to the NC aquarium. It was great. The food was yummy, portion sizes perfect. I loved that the chicken tenders my son ordered came out hot but not so hot he couldn't start eating right away. The atmosphere was fantastic. There is almost more Coke memorabilia than the Coke museum in Atlanta. I was happy with the prices compared to other places at the outer banks.

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Victoria, Virginia, United States
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4 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great place for burgers and fries!”
Reviewed June 21, 2014

My boyfriend and I ate lunch @ Big Al's in Manteo, NC and it was great! The Route 64 Burger is awesome! We did have to wait a few minutes for a table, but quite normal for the beach area. Love the "Coke" motif and lots of neat items in the gift shop. Crystal checked us out in the gift shop and took a few pics of us out front. She was so friendly and we really enjoyed chatting with her for a few minutes. Hope to stop here again the next time back to the Outer Banks. Thanks for a super lunch!

  • Visited June 2014
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