Restaurants in Corolla, NC

Local Information on Every Corolla, NC, Restaurant

Choosing where to dine in Corolla, NC, is an enviable task. Discriminating vacationers demand top-quality dining, and restaurants in Corolla, NC, restaurants have stepped 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 of the restaurants in Corolla, NC, 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, the restaurants in Corolla, NC, also serve meats, pasta, vegetarian offerings and fresh regional produce.

Planning Visits to Restaurants in Corolla, NC

When picking out a restaurant to visit in Corolla, NC, check out the daily specials some of them are offering - it could be a tiebreaker for all you know. In the height of summer, restaurants in Corolla, NC, can get  quite crowded. This is a testament to their quality and a sign that you need to make reservations 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. 

Corolla, NC, Restaurants by Location or Category

Sooey's BBQ and Rib Shack

807 Ocean Trail, Monteray Plaza, Corolla
(252) 453-4423
1177 Duck Road, Scarborough Faire, Duck
(252) 449-2271
3919 S. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 12.5, Nags Head
(252) 449-6465
708 Harbor Road, OBX Marina, Wanchese
(252) 619-2976

Owned and operated by fifth-generation Dare County locals, Sooey’s BBQ specializes in authentic eastern North Carolina pork barbecue, slow-smoked ribs, beef brisket, pulled barbecue chicken and Southern fried chicken. Their savory pulled-pork barbecue and ribs are made from an Outer Banks recipe with roots as deep as those on their own family tree. All the favorite homemade sides are here, including potato salad, cole slaw,... read more

Owned and operated by fifth-generation Dare County locals, Sooey’s BBQ specializes in authentic eastern North... read more

Sundogs Raw Bar and Grill

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

For lunch and dinner, this is a great family-friendly restaurant. The grill offers an array of appetizers along with steamed seafood, salads, sandwiches, burgers and full entrees like fish tacos and jambalaya created by Chef Bryan Maher. Be sure to check out their new raw bar that features several varieties of oysters and other delicacies, plus they have daily happy hour specials including 50% off... read more

For lunch and dinner, this is a great family-friendly restaurant. The grill offers an array... 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. Sure to please the whole family, the menu includes big, bold, fresh flavors in every local seafood dish, including famous their tuna tacos and crab cakes. Photographs of the daily chef's specials can be found on their Facebook page. Outdoor seating is available,... read more

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