Corolla Restaurants

Outer Banks / Corolla

Best Places to Eat in Corolla

Corolla is known for its spectacular restaurants, creative menus, decadent recipes, lively atmospheres, and satisfying cuisines! When you’re on the Outer Banks, whether you’re staying just down the road on the 4x4 Beaches or your Twiddy vacation rental is further south in Nags Head or Kill Devil Hills, a day trip to Corolla to enjoy some of the delicious fare is a must that won’t disappoint. Here are a few of our favorite restaurants to try in Corolla during your next Outer Banks vacation!

Best Places for Casual Dining

 
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Agave Roja

This modern mexican restaurant in corolla is a casual, warm eatery offering creative Mexican cuisine with tequila pairings and a full bar.

Casual Dining
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BuddhaLicious

Contemporary Asian cuisine in Corolla, offering ethnic dishes with a contemporary twist, using fresh and authentic ingredients. BuddhaLicious also features an extensive sake menu with exciting specialty cocktails and a full bar.

Casual Dining
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Corolla Cantina Bar & Grill

A great place to enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner in Corolla featuring American fare in a pet-friendly location with a patio.

Casual Dining
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Corolla Village Barbecue

A tiny local favorite, Corolla Village BBQ features its famous chopped pork BBQ in a delicious vinegar sauce, hickory smoked chicken and ribs, and more! Located in the Old Corolla Village, it’s the perfect place to grab some lunch and walk around to explore the enchanting area.

Casual Dining
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Fatcrabs Rib Company

A super-casual atmosphere, Fatcrabs Rib Company is a roadside stop & take out hub for steamer pots, BBQ platters and more, but also offers indoor and outdoor seating and room for large parties.

Casual Dining
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La Dolce Vita

Classic Italian dining featuring family recipes and fresh seafood incorporated into many of the dishes. Enjoy seasonal specials and even tables on the sound-view deck and catch a spectacular sunset. Open for lunch or dinner.

Casual Dining
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Mama Easley’s Grub Hut

Found in the Timbuck II Shopping Center, this new eatery is a casual, easygoing seafood spot featuring Outer Banks favorites!

Casual Dining
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North Banks Restaurant

A casual, intimate spot preparing inventive fish and meat dishes and steamer items, plus craft cocktails.

Casual Dining
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The Oceanfront Grille

A fun, oceanfront, family restaurant with poolside and beach service, The Oceanfront Grille features a unique menu of dinner entrees, generous portion sizes, and friendly service all in a casual atmosphere before a beautiful ocean view.

Casual Dining
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Philly Steak Subs

With more than 20 hot and cold subs on the menu, and a multitude of versions of cheesesteaks, Philly Steak Subs offers patrons casual bar and table service and exceptional sandwiches.

Casual Dining
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Salt Water Grill

Seasonally inspired southern coastal cuisine, specializing in hand-selected regional seafood, meats and produce.

Casual Dining
Sooey’s BBQ & Rib Shack food

Sooey’s BBQ & Rib Shack

Low-key local chain serving BBQ sandwiches and platters, plus fried chicken and southern sides.

Casual Dining
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Sunfish Grill

Sunfish Grill is a restaurant that offers just about everything! Their menu consists of seafood, sandwiches, appetizers, breakfast, entree platters, and so much more.

Casual Dining
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Sundogs

A casual dining experience featuring live music, karaoke and sports on TV, Sundogs provides entertainment in an upbeat seafood-centric tavern.

Casual Dining
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Tomato Patch

A casual parlor serving specialty pizzas, red-sauce Italian fare and seafood, with takeout available.

Casual Dining
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Uncle Ike’s Sandbar & Grill

This family-friendly restaurant features fresh, local fish and chef specials everyday, and also offers a party on the dance floor following the dinner crowd until 2 a.m.

Casual Dining

Best Places for Fine Dining

 
Mike Dianna’s Grill Room food

Mike Dianna’s Grill Room

Reservations are recommended for this fine-dining steak-lover’s dream in Corolla. In addition to lunch and dinner, the restaurant also offers a Sunday Brunch and some of the most sought-after musical acts on the beach and from all around the world playing on their outdoor deck. Mike Dianna’s Grill Room is a dynamic dining experience you won’t want to miss during your next Outer Banks vacation.

Fine Dining
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Urban Kitchen

Working with fresh, seasonal fare, Urban Kitchen in Corolla offers organic and free-range farm to table options, with unique small and large plates and a selection of spirits. It’s gourmet, thoughtful food in an environment so fine you’d think you were in Manhattan.

Fine Dining

Best Places for Deli, Bakery, & Sandwiches

 
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The Butcher Block

A premium meat and seafood market that doubles as a deli serving up delicious sandwiches and even wine and craft beer, The Butcher Block brings quality, freshness and excellent customer service to every table.

Deli, Bakery, & Sandwiches
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Lighthouse Bagels & Deli

One of the best breakfasts in town. Also serving lunch, Lighthouse Bagels & Deli is a local favorite serving up NY/ NJ style bagels to the Outer Banks. Also famous for their handmade donuts and delicious deli wraps and salads.

Deli, Bakery, & Sandwiches
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Northern Lights Bakery

Start your morning off right at the Northern Lights Bakery. With a wide variety of specialty coffees and smoothies, as well as freshly made donuts and cupcakes and a large selection of breakfast pastries and more, this is a one-stop shop for all of your sweet breakfast desires!

Deli, Bakery, & Sandwiches
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Subway

American fast food restaurant franchise selling submarine sandwiches and salads.

Deli, Bakery, & Sandwiches

Best Places for Coffee, Ice Cream, & More

 
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Big Buck’s Homemade Ice Cream

With more than 50 different homemade ice cream flavors, Big Buck’s Homemade Ice Cream has been an Outer Banks favorite since 1996. You can create your own custom ice cream cake or enjoy delicious homemade chocolates, too. Voted Best of the Beach in 2014 and 2015, it’s a surefire win for ice cream lovers!

Coffee, Ice Cream, & More
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Dairy Queen

A popular fast food chain featuring soft serve ice cream and their legendary “blizzards.”

Coffee, Ice Cream, & More
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Duck Donuts

A famous Outer Banks vacation treat! Where the donuts are "warm, delicious & made to order!"

Coffee, Ice Cream, & More
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Dunkin Donuts

Long-time running chain restaurant serving signature donuts, delicious coffees and breakfast sandwiches for people on the go!

Coffee, Ice Cream, & More
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Grammy B’s Coffee and Cream

Located in the Shoppes at the Currituck Club, Grammy B’s is cooking up fresh waffle cones every morning. Swing into Grammy B’s for all of your Corolla coffee and cone needs.

Coffee, Ice Cream, & More
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Island Smoothie

Delicious, healthy smoothies using fresh, locally grown fruits, vegetables and all natural ingredients.

Coffee, Ice Cream, & More
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The Juice Jar

Offering healthy, fun, and refreshing food and drink creations. Usually organic and always fresh!

Coffee, Ice Cream, & More
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Outer Banks Coffee

Variety of coffee and blended drinks.

Coffee, Ice Cream, & More
Outer Banks Popcorn Shoppe

Outer Banks Popcorn Shoppe

Selling over 18 flavors of handmade gourmet popcorn, made in-store daily. Enjoy a munch on the beach or take home the perfect souvenir.

Coffee, Ice Cream, & More
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Starbucks

The popular one-stop coffee shop offering up daily brews, specialty concoctions and frozen blends, as well as an assortment of breakfast pastries and sandwiches, can be found in Corolla and Kitty Hawk.

Coffee, Ice Cream, & More

Best Places for Specialty Spirits

 
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Bacchus Wine and Cheese

Bacchus Wine and Cheese has been serving residents and visitors to Corolla for 24 years. Enhance your visit to the Outer Banks with a great selection of fine wines, gourmet foods, imported cheeses, Angus Steaks, sinful desserts and their famous sandwiches.

Specialty Spirits
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The Shack Coffee Shop & Beer Garden

A favorite hangout among the locals, the Shack Coffee Shop serves up fresh coffee and espresso drinks and during the afternoon and evening, the Beer Garden comes alive with outdoor live music, wines and one of the largest beer selections around

Specialty Spirits Coffee, Ice Cream, & More

Best Places for Pizza

 
Cosmos Pizza

Cosmos Pizza

No-frills pizzeria featuring New York style pies with a variety of toppings, plus a full bar.

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Corolla Pizza & Deli

Delicious pizza with fresh hand-tossed dough, plus Philly cheese steaks, subs & sides. Free delivery from Ocean Hill to Pine Island. Located just north of Twiddy & Company, next to Wink's in Corolla.

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Giant Slice Pizza

Giant Slice Pizza

Dine-in, carry-out, or free delivery all day. Serving Corolla for more than 15 years!

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Pasquale’s Pizza and Pub

Stop by Pasquale’s Pizza in the heart of Corolla to enjoy pizza, sandwiches, wings, salads and more, either inside or in their outdoor seating area under the canopy. And if you can’t stay, the same Napels, Italy-inspired cuisine is available for take-out and delivery, as well!

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Pizzazz Pizza

As this Outer Banks classic covers a large scope of the area, Pizzazz Pizza offers delivery from Corolla to South Nags Head, and any of its three locations can be reached by calling one phone number. Also available for take-out or dine-in at a quaint selection of indoor booths and outdoor seating.

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