Enjoying time in the Outer Banks is always a thrill, but there’s something special about time in Corolla that proves to be truly memorable. In between activities and tours, you’ll want to be sure to find savory places to enjoy. The following are five local only Corolla restaurants that are worth putting on your delicious itinerary.
Uncle Ike’s Sandbar and Grill
Finding places to enjoy a delicious meal isn’t hard to do when you’re visiting Corolla. That said, when you’re in the mood to enjoy some fantastic seafood or a savory steak and can’t wait to pair it with a handcrafted cocktail or two, Uncle Ike’s Sandbar and Grill is just the right place to do so. Situated at 1159 Austin Street, Uncle Ike’s Sandbar and Grill is a great Corolla eatery that invites guests to come and make the most of mouthwatering menu items and enjoy them in a setting that speaks to tavern-inspired charm! Uncle Ike’s Sandbar and Grill is open to the dining and hungry public Monday through Saturday from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm making it the perfect place to fit into a culinary itinerary wherever there’s room. If you don’t have time to stay for a meal, take away options are readily available. If you do have time to settle in, you’re in for a treat. The menu at Uncle Ike’s Sandbar and Grill features everything from fried shrimp baskets and fish and chips to smoke house burgers and crab cake sandwiches. With plenty of beer on tap and a dessert menu featuring fried Oreos too, you can’t go wrong when you dine here.
Corolla Village Barbecue
When your Corolla-based fun has left you with an appetite to attend to and you find yourself craving southern fare, there’s no better place to enjoy a meal than Corolla Village Barbeque. Located at 1129 Corolla Village Road, this eatery is open to the public daily between 11:00 am and 8:00 pm. Whether you swing by for lunch or find yourself as part of the dinner crowd, the menu selections at Corolla Village Barbeque are sure to inspire your tastebuds. You’ll order up your favorites through the charming front window then take a seat at one of the many open-air picnic tables and enjoy a savory meal alongside family and friends. The menu here features everything from pork BBQ plates, ribs, and chicken as well as homestyle fries, baked beans, potato salad and mac n’ cheese that make for a perfect side pairing no matter what main dish you prefer.
If healthy eating is just your style and local stops are what you’re all about, Island Smoothie in Corolla checks every box on the must-have list. Situated at 603 Currituck Clubhouse Drive, Island Smoothie is an inspired stop where those looking to dine light and healthy will find a variety of savory items to choose from. Island Smoothie is open daily between 8:00 am and 3:00 pm and is proud to be a locally owned business that’s one-of-a-kind. Stepping up to the counter is a chance to order up yummy smoothies, salads, and acai bowls that hit the spot and can make you feel great about your dining choices! Sandwiches are also readily available at Island Smoothie for those wanting to dig into bites built with locally grown vegetables and high-quality meats. Smoothies available to order up are always handcrafted with fresh, locally grown vegetables and can include dietary supplements upon request.
For a fresh air moment paired with savory flavors, head over to Upside Restaurant during your time in Corolla. Easily found within the greater Timbuck II Shopping Village, Upside Restaurant serves up American fare and plenty of handcrafted cocktails in a setting that gives guests the option of picking between an elegant dining room or a spacious patio. Lunch is served from noon to 3:00 pm Tuesday through Sunday while dinner options run from 5:30 pm until 9:00 pm on those same days. No matter when you find yourself here, the selections are sure to delight. The dinner menu hosts option ranging from seasonal fish and crab cakes to scallops, jerk chicken, pork chops, and tofu stir fry. Upside Restaurant has a full kids’ menu too and you won’t want to leave before trying the key lime pie.
The Oceanfront Grille
Corolla is notoriously a family-friendly destination, and you won’t find any better place to dine local and alongside your entire crew than The Oceanfront Grille while you’re in town. Accessed at 1197 Franklyn Street, The Oceanfront Grille offers up a comfortable, welcoming, and scenic ambiance to enjoy from the moment you walk through the front door. Seafood and steak options can be enjoyed alongside a beachfront view. Poolside tables are also readily available when looking to make the most of this casual dining experience. Whether you go with their iconic jumbo lump crab cakes or the filet mignon, The Oceanfront Grille is a palate-pleasing place to be.
Book Your Outer Banks Adventure Today – Corolla Restaurants
When you can’t wait to explore the Outer Banks, the team at Shoreline OBX has the vacation rental to match. Reach out today to learn more! Contact us!