Corolla, NC, Restaurants: American & Family-Oriented

Burgers, hot dogs, diner-style breakfasts, pizza places, steakhouses, barbecue – don’t you just love the variety that characterizes what’s considered American cuisine? For a small town, Corolla, NC, restaurants certainly offer a generous sampling of favorite American foods. And what’s the point of dining out if you can’t take the whole family too? These Corolla, NC, restaurants focus on creating family-friendly environments both in no-frills and upscale settings.  

Big Buck's Homemade Ice Cream

Corolla, NC, Restaurant
794-F Sunset Boulevard, Timbuck II, Corolla
(252) 453-3188
1180 Duck Road, Duck
(252) 715-4467
3810 N. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 4.5, Kitty Hawk
(252) 715-0779
207 Queen Elizabeth Avenue, Waterfront Shops, Downtown Manteo, Manteo
(252) 423-3118

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. You can get any flavor made into a shake, split, sundae or float, even a brownie sundae – yum! Big Buck’s has an espresso bar and all the espresso-based coffee drinks you need to pick up your day. Handmade...read more

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

Broken Plate Kitchen and Tasty Treats

Corolla, NC, Restaurant
1159 Austin Street, Unit 106AB, Corolla
(252) 597-3294

Broken Plate Kitchen brings a taste of the Caribbean islands to Corolla. Chef/owner Sean Caiden and co-owner Amaloi Crossman hail from Jamaica, and they bring their favorite island flavors to many of the American-style dishes in their family-oriented restaurant. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, this restaurant is casual, small, bright and cheerful. Breakfast features menu items like pancakes, French toast, Benedicts, sandwiches and avocado toast....read more

Broken Plate Kitchen brings a taste of the Caribbean islands to Corolla. Chef/owner Sean Caiden...read more

Fat Crabs Rib Company

Corolla, NC, Restaurant
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-shell crabs (hard shells are sold either live or cooked), Alaskan king and snow crab legs by the pound (when available), scallops, shrimp, clams, mussels, oysters and fresh fish, plus slow-cooked barbecue including North Carolina pulled pork, beef brisket, smoked ribs, smoked chicken...read more

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

Mike Dianna's Grill Room

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

Celebrating its 17th season in the Timbuck II Shopping Center in Corolla, 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 restaurant starts with the best raw products they can find, such USDA Prime beef, fresh and local seafood, all-natural chicken, pork and pasta. They have a live hardwood...read more

Celebrating its 17th season in the Timbuck II Shopping Center in Corolla, Mike Dianna's Grill...read more

North Banks Restaurant & Raw Bar

Corolla, NC, Restaurant
794 Sunset Boulevard, TimBuck II Shopping Village, Corolla
(252) 453-3344

North Banks, located in the west building of TimBuck II, is casual, contemporary and high-energy. This restaurant has been a Corolla favorite for fresh seafood and memorable dinners for more than 20 years. Filet mignon and lobster are just a few of the house specialties. They also have several preparations of local fish every night and a raw bar offering up the freshest local delicacies....read more

North Banks, located in the west building of TimBuck II, is casual, contemporary and high-energy....read more

Outer Banks Coffee Company

Corolla, NC, Restaurant
807 Ocean Trail, Monteray Plaza, Corolla
(252) 453-0200

The sunny atmosphere in the coffee shop is enough to wake you up, but you’ll want to try the coffee too – they have quite a variety and it’s roasted fresh in the shop to delight your senses. All the usual coffee drinks are offered, as are tea and homemade pastries and other sweets, all baked fresh. Stop in for something cold, like an iced...read more

The sunny atmosphere in the coffee shop is enough to wake you up, but you’ll...read more

Philly Steak Subs

Corolla, NC, Restaurant
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 and bar is owned and operated by a family of Philadelphia transplants, so they know it’s not a Philly cheesesteak without an Amoroso roll! Keep it classic or try it with Cheez Whiz, bacon, BBQ sauce, ranch or...read more

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

Pizzazz Pizza

Corolla, NC, Restaurant
603 Currituck Clubhouse, The Shoppes at the Currituck Club, Corolla
(252) 261-1111
1187 Duck Road, Loblolly Pines Shopping Center, Duck
(252) 261-1111
2515 S. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 10.5, Nags Head
(252) 261-1111

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 the service is friendly. Choose from gourmet menu creations or stick with the traditional. Pizzazz also makes hot subs, salads and wings. You can eat in for lunch or dinner or have your pizza delivered. Call for off-season hours. And, if...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

807 Ocean Trail, Monteray Plaza, Corolla
(252) 453-4423
3919 S. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 12.5, Nags Head
(252) 449-6465

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 Head, they're proud to offer their famous Carolina barbecue. They specialize in authentic Eastern North Carolina-style pulled pork barbecue, slow-smoked ribs, beef brisket and Southern fried chicken. You’ll find all your favorite homemade sides here too, including potato salad,...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

Corolla, NC, Restaurant
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, salads, sandwiches, burgers and full entrees such as New Orleans-inspired shrimp and grits created by Chef Bryan Maher and a host of new menu items from new team chefs Matthew Purdue and Agustus Dawson – think Teriyaki-Glazed Salmon, Lobster Mac & Cheese...read more

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

The Fudgery

790-M Ocean Trail, Space A, Corolla
(252) 453-8882
1177 Duck Road, Scarborough Lane Shopping Center, Duck
(252) 255-0993
3933 S. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 12, Nags Head
(252) 480-0163

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 tooth. Your mind will be boggled at the variety of flavors from dark chocolate to peanut butter to rocky road, even New Orleans praline. The fudge is all theatrically prepared right in front of your eyes on marble slabs and...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

Corolla, NC, Restaurant
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 whole family, the menu includes big, bold, fresh flavors in every local seafood dish, including their famous mahi tacos and crab cakes. Photographs of the daily chef's specials can be found on their Facebook page. Kids are welcome, and...read more

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