Restaurants in Corolla NC

Local Information on Every Corolla Restaurant

Choosing a Corolla restaurant to visit is an enviable task. Discriminating vacationers demand top-quality dining, and Corolla restaurants step up to serve them well. Whether you’re looking for breakfast, lunch or dinner, fast fare or intimate dining, you’ll find it here.

Most Corolla restaurants are locally owned, allowing for creativity and individuality you’d never be able to find at a chain. We have to say that that’s one of the aspects of Outer Banks restaurants that locals are most proud of – that even given the hundreds of dining choices here, only a tiny percentage of them would be found anywhere else. 

Seafood is the main event in almost every Outer Banks restaurant because that’s what is the freshest and that’s what everybody wants. Tuna, mahi-mahi, rockfish, flounder and a variety of other fish, plus blue crabs, clams, shrimp, scallops, mussels and oysters are the most popular catches. If you’re visiting Corolla, NC, in early summer, don’t miss a chance to taste the regional delicacy of fresh soft-shell crabs. Of course, Corolla restaurants in Corolla, NC, also serve meats, pasta, vegetarian offerings and fresh regional produce.

Planning Your Visit to Corolla Restaurants

When picking out a restaurant to visit in Corolla, check out the Corolla, NC, Restaurant Specials some places are offering – it could be a tiebreaker for all you know. In the height of summer, Corolla restaurants can get quite crowded. This is a testament to their quality and a sign that you need to make reservations about any place you want to go. You should know that dining out in extremely large parties can be taxing to some restaurants, while others can handle it with ease. If you must go out en masse, always call ahead to make sure your restaurant of choice can accommodate a large party (and to give them a warning that you’re coming). 

Dining is casual here, even in the finest restaurants. Dressing up means putting on long pants (or nice shorts) and a collared shirt or a sundress. Most restaurants close for at least part of the winter and early spring in Corolla, NC, though a few stay open year round. Call ahead if you’re visiting in the off-season. 

Big Buck's Homemade Ice Cream

Restaurant in Corolla, NC
Multiple locations

For a tasty treat, head to Big Buck’s Homemade Ice Cream. Choose from more than 50 flavors of made-from-scratch ice cream plus sorbet and soft serve....read more

For a tasty treat, head to Big Buck’s Homemade Ice Cream. Choose from more than...read more

Fat Crabs Rib Company

Restaurant in Corolla, NC
1159 Austin Street, Corolla Light Town Center, Corolla
(252) 453-9931

This is a great local dine-in or take-out restaurant with a very casual family atmosphere. The menu features seafood including soft-shell and hard-...read more

This is a great local dine-in or take-out restaurant with a very casual family atmosphere....read more

One of the most well-known and trusted caterers on the Outer Banks – a legend since 1985 – Kelly’s offers family-style meals as well as individual meals for...read more

One of the most well-known and trusted caterers on the Outer Banks – a legend...read more

Mike Dianna's Grill Room

Restaurant in Corolla, NC
777 Sunset Boulevard, Corolla
(252) 453-4336

Mike Dianna's Grill Room is owned and operated by a true Corolla local who grew up here and has lived in the area since 1984. The...read more

Mike Dianna's Grill Room is owned and operated by a true Corolla local who grew up...read more

Outer Banks Boil Company

Multiple locations

Few things capture the country’s Southeastern coast like a classic low-country boil. The traditional meal comes together with ease (and whenever the...read more

Few things capture the country’s Southeastern coast like a classic low-country boil. The traditional meal...read more

Philly Steak Subs

Restaurant in Corolla, NC
807-F Ocean Trail, Corolla
(252) 453-4239

You don’t have to go to Philadelphia to get an authentic Philly cheesesteak. You can get one right here in Corolla at Philly Steak Subs. This casual eatery...read more

You don’t have to go to Philadelphia to get an authentic Philly cheesesteak. You can...read more

Pizzazz Pizza

Restaurant in Corolla, NC
Multiple locations

Pizzazz is a pizza favorite on the Outer Banks. They’ve been around since 1986 because they make consistently great pizza with generous toppings and...read more

Pizzazz is a pizza favorite on the Outer Banks. They’ve been around since 1986 because...read more

Sooey's BBQ and Rib Shack

Multiple locations

If you’re looking for delicious and traditional Southern fare on the Outer Banks, stop by Sooey’s BBQ & Rib Shack. With locations in Corolla and Nags...read more

If you’re looking for delicious and traditional Southern fare on the Outer Banks, stop by...read more

Sundogs Raw Bar and Grill

Restaurant in Corolla, NC
807 Ocean Trail, Monteray Plaza, Corolla
(252) 453-4263

Sundogs is a great family-friendly restaurant for lunch and dinner in Corolla. The grill offers an array of appetizers along with steamed seafood,...read more

Sundogs is a great family-friendly restaurant for lunch and dinner in Corolla. The grill offers...read more

The Fudgery

Multiple locations

Don’t you hate it when people say that chocolate fudge is sinful? Sometimes it’s just a necessity. The Fudgery’s creamy concoctions can satisfy any sweet...read more

Don’t you hate it when people say that chocolate fudge is sinful? Sometimes it’s just...read more

Uncle Ike’s Sandbar & Grill

Restaurant in Corolla, NC
1159 Austin Street, Corolla Light Town Center, Corolla
(252) 597-1606

One of the few restaurants in Corolla staying open all year long, Uncle Ike's serves a wide range of fresh, homemade foods. With an aim to please the...read more

One of the few restaurants in Corolla staying open all year long, Uncle Ike's serves...read more