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Big Al's Restaurant and Grill

716 S. Highway 64/264, Highway 64/264, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954
+1 252-473-5570
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good26%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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716 S. Highway 64/264, Highway 64/264, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954
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Reviewed 6 December 2017

We stopped by to have lunch and found a very crowded place. We ordered to go and ate at the outside tables at the suggestion of the fellow there. Worked out a treat. The food was very good and the shakes were good enough that...More

Thank Conch-born
Reviewed 4 December 2017

I loved this place. It was very nostalgic from the decorations to the music. The portions of food were a great value for the money. The restaurant was very clean and the service was great. Highly recommend the combo plate of chicken tenders, mozzarella sticks...More

Thank Roydan
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Reviewed 17 November 2017

Six of us stopped at this diner for lunch. We were immediately seated and the server provided a swing for our grandson's car seat.The food was very good and reasonably priced. Our sever, Justin, was attentive to our needs. They offer an extensive number of...More

Thank pez-oz33
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

We stopped here for just a coffee and loo break.... ended up staying have numerous milkshakes and food! I ordered the combo starter , mozzarella sticks onion rings and chicken tenders , it was enough for 4! My partner ordered tuna and cheese sandwich again...More

Thank sargepants
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Fast and delicious, with an adorable atmosphere and fun gift shop. Inexpensive food that covered all appetites, with an extensive ice cream menu that will suit everyone's taste.

Thank vicki c
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

Great food and fun at big Al’s. My son and I had the route 64 burger and it was awesome. My wife had the philly steak and she said it was heaven. We will return when in town.

Thank jeffrey1967
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Big Al’s is a blast from the past. It looks like it never left the 50s/60s with the decor and music playing. The food was very good and the service was great. Would recommend going.

Thank Sue D
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

My husband and I were very pleased with our visit to Big Al’s. Food was hot, fresh and yummy. Our waiter was very nice and attentive and we loved the decor.

Thank tadpole28601
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

This place has the old time feel. And there love of all things Coke is on display. The food was good loved are NeHi soda pop can't hardly find that brand anymore. Service was fast an friendly. Love coming here.

Thank carri m
Reviewed 30 September 2017

We'd driven past Big Al's a couple of times while sightseeing in Manteo, Outer Banks, NC and it looked intriguing so we stopped for a late lunch. The decor is a 50's soda fountain (50's/60's music) with a heavy emphasis on Coke products, past &...More

Thank fifthnote
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 716 S. Highway 64/264, Highway 64/264, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Roanoke Island  >  Manteo
  • Phone Number: +1 252-473-5570
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The past is back! Big Al's Soda Fountain & Grill serves up authentic American fare in a retro 50's fun dining atmosphere. Restaurant features soda fountain counter, juke box, dance floor, game room/arcade, one of the largest Coca-Cola memorabilia collections in the country, fresh never-frozen USDA certified Prime Angus burgers, home made desserts, 50's inspired gift-shop and blue-plate specials. New owners have recently updated the restaurant from top to bottom with a focus on a quality dining experience with all the good flavors of the era.
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