One of the best ways to immerse yourself in the local culture of a new vacation destination is indulging in the regionally inspired cuisine! If you’re searching for the perfect locations to enjoy an excellently prepared meal on your family vacation, make your reservation at one of the many restaurants in Corolla, NC. Each of these delightful establishments boasts some of the best food on the Eastern Seaboard with regionally inspired dishes and fresh ingredients. Whether you wish to create the perfect date night without the kids or treat the whole family, you’re sure to get your fill of wonderful food!

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The Top 10 Restaurants in Corolla, NC

If you’re having trouble deciding which restaurants in Corolla, NC, consult our free Vacation Guide (link above), or review our list below. We hope you enjoy these establishments as much as we do!

1. Agave Roja

A marvelous Mexican establishment, Agave Roja uses maintains an indulgent menu that has established itself as the top spot for Southwestern cuisine on the Outer Banks. Enjoy the extensive selection of libations, including specialty cocktails and margaritas featuring the most exclusive names of tequila. Pair your drink with tacos and other great Mexican food!

2. Sundogs Raw Bar and Grill

It’s the destination for fabulous seafood chef inspired entrees, the big game, and best nightlife in Corolla. Family friendly restaurant with something for everyone!


3. Lighthouse Bagels and Deli

Enjoy some of the best breakfast on the Outer Banks at Lighthouse Bagels and Deli. It’s the perfect place to stop in for a great meal before hitting the beach, a midday snack, or a light bite. All the bagels are made from scratch each morning at one of the top restaurants in Corolla, NC, along with muffins, cinnamon rolls, and scones. You won’t be disappointed by the lavish selection!

4. Mama Easley’s

Excellently seasoned seafood, great burgers, and locally sourced craft beer are just a few of the staples of Mama Easley’s in Corolla, NC. While the menu is extensive, we recommend asking your server for their recommendations. Have a seat here any day of the week!

5. Mike Dianna’s Grill Room

If you’re looking for one of the delightful restaurants in Corolla, NC, make sure to stop at Mike Dianna’s Grill Room for dinner. With gourmet dishes and decadent desserts, you’re sure to satisfy your culinary cravings, so come hungry!

6. North Banks Restaurant & Raw Bar

Nestled in the high-end Timbuck II Shopping Village, it’s one of the best seafood restaurants in Corolla, NC. When you walk in, delight in the cozy atmosphere, the enticing aroma of excellently prepared dishes, and delightful music playing in the background. Enjoy a selection of gourmet provisions to pair with the laidback ambiance daily.

7. The Oceanfront Grille

One of the best waterfront restaurants in Corolla, NC, relax with a wonderful beer and flavorful wine and enjoy the view, all paired with their incredible menu, including the signature crab cakes. You won’t be disappointed by your time at The Oceanfront Grille in Corolla, NC!

8. Fatcrabs Rib Company and Seafood Shack

At Fat Crabs Rib Company in Corolla NC, located at the Corolla Light Town Center, you’ll experience a combination that you will not find anywhere else: traditional Carolina barbecue and coastal cuisine all underneath the same roof. And you have the choice to eat in or carry out. The Fat Crabs Corolla NC restaurant is fun for the whole family and has eating options for everyone, with barbecue pork, chicken, ribs and brisket all smoked in-house alongside fresh local seafood. Come in for great raw oysters, Outer Banks seafood, oysters, scallops and shrimp, hush puppies and coleslaw. Experience the #1 rated crabcake from here to the other side of Hatteras Island. Fat Crabs Rib Company also has great fixings in the form of homemade sides and desserts. See their website for the menu

9. Urban Kitchen

The Urban Kitchen in Corolla, NC, serves fresh seafood caught by local fishermen and uses local products from farmers. This favored Corolla restaurant crafts creative fare that is simple and rotates seasonally. Since the restaurant does not take reservations, we encourage you to arrive early and check the “Calendar” for precise hours!

10. Uncle Ike’s Sandbar & Grill

Whether you prefer eat-in or carry-out, Uncle Ike’s Sandbar & Grill in Corolla, NC, offers the perfect meal for you. Made from the freshly caught and locally sourced ingredients, many of our guests enjoy the firecracker shrimp, strawberry citrus salmon salad, and an Oreo waffle for breakfast. There’s something great being offered daily!

Book Your Shoreline OBX Vacation Home

The restaurants in Corolla, NC, are simply incredible, and you’ll want to experience the regional cuisine. After your meal, come home to your Shoreline OBX rental. With a wonderful selection of properties, the ideal one is waiting for you to book your dream vacation. What’s the best part? You’ll be close to the beach, great eateries, and landmark attractions on the Outer Banks!

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