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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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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good26%
  • Average15%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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11:00 - 21:00All hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly
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716 S. Highway 64/264, Highway 64/264, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954
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1 - 10 of 545 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We stopped for lunch today. The atmosphere was a flash back to the 50's! However, the food was DELICIOUS! And very generous! We will be coming back, for sure. Try the tuna salad sandwich. You will be glad you did!

Thank Susan K
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Besides all the nostalgic Coca Cola memorabilia, music and atmosphere to sweep you back in time, the soda fountain is legit. Orange cream soda and chocolate milkshake were big hits with the kids. And burgers and hot dogs everything you hope for. I also recommend...More

Thank Brian W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The milkshakes & floats are worth the trip! They have so many flavored to choose from and are delicious. I loved the Coke BBQ sauce and wish they sold it in bottles to take home! The Coke collection is impressive and fun to look at....More

Thank bubadangel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A 50's type diner. Great all-American burgers, delicious homemade milkshakes, and other variety of food. A Coca-Cola collectors dream. I ordered a crabcake sandwich - it was good but not lump crab like the menu described, which is why I gave a rating of 4.

Thank ksm081065
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like Coke products then this is the place for you. They had all sorts of Coke memorabilia to look at. The food was great. Service was a little slow, but they were very friendly. It has a good atmosphere as well.

Thank cmaupin65
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a party of ten - we called ahead and we got right in (not that there was a waiting line) Service was good and the food was good and the prices were average. In the long run - would we eat here again?...More

Thank Frank M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been coming down to the OBX for years and have eaten here numerous times. The past two years the service and quality of food has declined, but this year was a new low. First, we had to wait over 30 minutes to be...More

Thank Jeff K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food was good but there was a wait. Could have been a little cleaner. There was a dog on the front porch with a customer that bit at someone I didn't care for an animal at the front entrance where everyone has to go in...More

Thank dproc2r
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you love Coke and old fashion soda pop service Big ALS is the place. Burgers and chicken were good, a little pricey for lunch, but paying for atmosphere. Lots of retro items to look at.

Thank kenz3130
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great time at this throwback diner with great Hamburgers and shakes. There was something for all of us and the staff was great.

Thank kstate1999
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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:30
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
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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