Corolla is known for restaurants with creative menus, lively atmospheres, and satisfying cuisines. Whether you’re craving seafood or steak, the town has a variety of restaurants to choose from. Most of the restaurants in Corolla are only found in this area, making your Outer Banks dining experience one-of-a-kind. Browse our favorite places to eat below and keep an eye out for the Twiddy Preferred badge to find our ultimate favorites.
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A unique family-friendly restaurant that blends technology with craft beer and great food. Do-it-yourself beer technology allows you to refill your drink when you want it. The casual dining menu includes new spins on old favorites. Wine and cocktails available as well. Indoor and patio seating with a laid-back vibe. Patio is pet-friendly.
Located in the Shoppes at the Currituck Club next to Harris Teeter and in the Timbuck II shopping center, The Chill Spot offers ice cream, homemade waffle cones, cookies, candy and slushies. Swing into The Chill Spot for all of your Corolla sweet tooth needs.
Casual coastal shrimp boils delivered directly to your home or event!
Specializing in Japanese cuisine, including sushi. Made fresh with high-quality ingredients, including fresh seafood and vegetables.
Artisan coffee house with small batch coffee roaster located in Historic Corolla Village in the Parker House.
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.
This modern Mexican restaurant in Corolla is a casual, warm eatery offering creative Mexican cuisine with tequila pairings and a full bar.
A great place to enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner in Corolla featuring Baja/Cali-style fare in a pet-friendly location with an outdoor shaded patio.
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.
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.
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 to catch a spectacular sunset. Open for lunch and dinner.
Found in the Timbuck II Shopping Center, this eatery is a casual, easygoing seafood spot featuring Outer Banks favorites!
A casual, intimate spot preparing inventive fish and meat dishes and steamer items, plus craft cocktails.
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 with a beautiful ocean view.
Delicious cheesesteaks, hoagies, and more in a relaxed casual atmosphere. Located in the heart of Corolla.
Low-key local chain serving BBQ sandwiches and platters, plus fried chicken and southern sides.
Sunfish Grill is a restaurant that offers just about everything! Their menu consists of seafood, sandwiches, appetizers, breakfast, entree platters, and so much more.
A casual dining experience featuring live music, karaoke and sports on TV, Sundogs provides entertainment in an upbeat seafood-centric tavern.
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.
Mike Dianna's Grill Room has been a family owned and operated restaurant in Corolla since 2005. Their menu changes daily so that they can offer USDA prime beef, the freshest seafood, great pasta dishes and a children's menu too. This restaurant is one of the few to take reservations and large enough to host parties of all sizes!
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.
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.
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.
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! Located at 1159 Austin Street 109A in Corolla.
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!
A popular fast food chain featuring soft serve ice cream and their legendary "blizzards."
A famous Outer Banks vacation treat! Where the donuts are "warm, delicious & made to order!"
Long-time running chain restaurant serving signature donuts, delicious coffees and breakfast sandwiches for people on the go!
Delicious, healthy smoothies using fresh, locally grown fruits, vegetables and all natural ingredients.
Offering healthy, fun, and refreshing food and drink creations. Usually organic and always fresh!
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 Kitty Hawk and inside the Harris Teeter Grocery Stores in Kill Devil Hills and Corolla.
Bacchus Wine and Beer Bistro has been serving residents and visitors to Corolla for almost 30 years. Enhance your visit to the Outer Banks with a great selection of fine wines, craft beer, gourmet foods, imported cheeses, Angus Steaks, sinful desserts, and their famous sandwiches.
Afternoons and evenings, the Beer Garden comes alive with outdoor live music, wines, and one of the largest beer selections around.
No-frills pizzeria featuring New York style pies with a variety of toppings, plus a full bar. Catering, including a mobile pizza oven, also available for your event or a fun family dinner.
Dine-in, carry-out, or free delivery all day. Serving Corolla for more than 15 years!
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.
If food is one of your favorite parts of vacation, and you find yourself staying close to Corolla, either just down the road on the 4x4 Beaches or further south in Nags Head or Kill Devil Hills, a day trip to Corolla is a must.
Hop in a car or on a bike to enjoy some of the delicious fare that the Corolla restaurant scene has to offer. Here are a few of our team’s favorite dining options to guide you on your journey for the most delicious meal on the Outer Banks!
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