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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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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“grits” (140 reviews)
“hash browns” (35 reviews)
Closes in 11 min
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American, Diner, Delicatessen, Vegetarian Friendly
5000 S Croatan Hwy, The Outer Banks Mall, Nags Head, NC 27959-8500
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Reviewed 24 September 2015

Four of us had breakfast at this small local grill. The food was very good and our waitress was helpful. Everything was cooked to order and served steaming hot. The one negative - no skim milk, only whole milk. It's located in a shopping strip...More

Thank Linda A
Reviewed 21 September 2015

Diner style restaurant for a good breakfast. French toast was good as well as country ham platter. Gotta have grits!

Thank William A
Reviewed 21 September 2015 via mobile

Ancient Chinese well known secret.. Aka what the outer banks locals in the know.. Know.. Its hidden in plain sight restaurant

Thank 94terrilynnr
Reviewed 15 September 2015

I ran over to this place to pick up breakfast and decided to stay and eat mine and take the husband's back with me...huge serving of Shrimp and Grits...enough to feed three of me! Great service and atmosphere as well as good food!

Thank ColleenBroyles
Reviewed 11 September 2015 via mobile

I've been going to Grits Grill for years. My grandpa took me when he was still living when I was a child and I continue to go back today. The atmosphere is welcoming, the staff is wonderful, and the food is delicious! Very family-friendly and...More

Thank Janice B
Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

Slaw dog was very good bun was soggy. BLT was good. Onion rings were way too greasy even for a diner. Reuben was gross. Bread was soggy, corn beef didn't have any favor. It was gross and couldn't eat it.

1  Thank luvinature
Reviewed 4 September 2015 via mobile

I only ordered a fruit plate but I was with a party of 8 and everyone enjoyed their food. People enjoyed blueberry pancakes, croissant sandwiches, hash browns, and omelettes and I heard no complaints

Thank Dainty V
Reviewed 2 September 2015

In a strip mall, eggs only fried or scrambled even though the menu says "any way you want". Guess it's like Henry Ford - you can have the Model T in any color as long as it's black.

1  Thank Scott S
Reviewed 2 September 2015 via mobile

Simple lunch and breakfast menu. The food was good and the prices were reasonable. It was also clean and you could purchase the obligatory shirt if you like.

Thank N8snow
Reviewed 29 August 2015 via mobile

This is a great place to stop for a quick breakfast, before heading to the beach or heading back home. Service was great, food is kinda basic, but good. 3 star.

Thank Justin K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 12
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
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!