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Big Al's Restaurant and Grill

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716 S. Highway 64/264, Highway 64/264, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954
+1 252-473-5570
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11:00 - 21:30
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Perhaps they were having an off day, but I was very disappointed in Big Al's after reading several glowing reviews. It took at least 30 mins to be seated, even though there were many empty tables. Thankfully, there was an amazing family also waiting that provided some entertainment to help the time pass (such sweet, kind people). After we were... More 

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Thank Jennifer W
Philippi, West Virginia
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

As a person who loves anything old, Big Al's is my favorite place to eat! Not only is the food delicious, but the place itself is so cool! The staff is excellent!

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Thank kristalnuzum
Nesquehoning, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great time, people and food are great. If you want an old school diner vibe stop in and have a bite.

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Thank Justin9977
Boones Mill, Virginia
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had been to Big Al's on two previous vacations. They never disappoint - awesome food, awesome music, awesome staff. DON'T MISS THIS PLACE! You'll be sorry if you don't visit!

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Thank jeaniegreen313
Ruckersville, Virginia, United States
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good food, milkshakes and desserts!! Very clean! Friendly staff too! Loved the Coke memorabilia! We will definitely be going back to this place!!

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Thank Norma D
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Casual dining hot spot. Reasonable prices and tons of food. Great place to satisfy your sweet tooth. There's also a gift ahop

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Thank Jessica W
Henrico, Virginia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Looks like a tourist trap, but had pretty good burgers. I'd eat there again. Bit expensive, but what tourist trap isn't.

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Thank thehonesttravelers
Missouri
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214 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of Coca Cola memorabilia and model cars on display in this fun diner. Homemade crab cake sandwich was delicious.

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Thank MO8ball
salem, va
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218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Usually get the hamburger but decided to try the crab cake sandwich. Glad I did, it was great! Wife loves the BLT's. Service is always quick and friendly! We come here every year and it never disappoints! Great coke nostalgia also!

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Thank dsummer20
Queensbury, New York
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate dinner at Big Al's diner. The whole place was coke cola theme with a gift shop. The food was good and the wait staff very nice and helpful.

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Thank Ken B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
American, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:30
Monday
11:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:00 - 21:30
Saturday
11:00 - 21:30
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
Description
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?