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Grits Grill

5000 S Croatan Hwy, The Outer Banks Mall, Nags Head, NC 27959-8500
+1 252-449-2888
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Closes in 6 min
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM Hours
American, Diner, Deli, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
5000 S Croatan Hwy, The Outer Banks Mall, Nags Head, NC 27959-8500
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The grits grill wrap and breakfast burrito are amazing! The grits are yummy. Love the laid back atmosphere.

1  Thank Laura m
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the place to be for breakfast in the OBX. Cute little diner atmosphere with friendly staff and awesome food. Everything we had was good, the grits, the hot cakes, the sausage, etc. Definitely stop here on your next OBX trip.

1  Thank Dede D
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great little diner with friendly service, good food and fair prices. The omelettes are huge and well worth the price. Hot cakes were ok, but definitely could use more “fluff”. We will return to try more as their selection is plentiful.

1  Thank Jeff G
Reviewed 18 March 2018

The place was crowded. The wait and cook staff was really working hard. We were seated within a few minutes and started looking over the sticky menus. I used the restroom and found the restroom to be out of paper towels, well, except for the...More

Thank David H
Reviewed 11 March 2018

Delicious diner breakfast. No frills with counter, booths, or table options. Fresh, got coffee which they kept refilled - much appreciated. So many options, so hard to choose! Fluffy pecan pancakes, sausage patties, and grits made my tastebuds happy and filled my tummy. My hubs...More

Thank brez00
Reviewed 11 March 2018

very nice little grill with good food and friendly service. I will miss this place due to a $184 seat belt ticket from TRP W.A Weldon I will Never return to the outer banks again.

Thank gunman33
Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

It was ok. They were really friendly... to the other customers...but not so much to us. The service was slower than expected, based on how busy they weren't. I would have liked a second cup of coffee, but again, my server wasn't around to ask....More

Thank Haught H
Reviewed 26 February 2018

This restaurant knows how to do breakfast. The food and serving size was great. So much so, I needed a box to go. The food was delicious and the variety was excellent. I would recommend this place to anyone who's enjoys good food and plenty...More

Thank Suzanne Melinda M
Reviewed 19 February 2018

Had Breakfast Sunday 2-18-18. The food and service was very good. Prices were reasonable. Will not hesitate to go back. I can see why it's a favorite place for breakfast.

Thank Lou G
Reviewed 19 February 2018

Very good, basic breakfast for us. A little higher-priced than expected. Went to another highly rated breakfast spot up Croatan Highway the next day to find prices more like we'd expect.

Thank pverb
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 12
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5000 S Croatan Hwy, The Outer Banks Mall, Nags Head, NC 27959-8500
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Nags Head
  • Phone Number: +1 252-449-2888
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Grits Grill is a decidedly southern place to have a great breakfast or lunch year round. It's open till 2 pm daily. Most of the cooking is done right behind the diner style front counter. Eggs any style, chipped beef, omelettes, hotcakes and of course grits (cooked just about any style) are breakfast specialties and served anytime. Lunch is full of specials, deli offerings and big, juicy burgers. Owned locally. Staff is well known for being warm and friendly. Come have breakfast with us anytime!
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