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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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716 S. Highway 64/264, Highway 64/264, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We found Big Al's while driving in Manteo on a rainy day. We loved the decor, and decided to stay for lunch. I had the BEST strawberry milkshade and the home made soup was delicious. My husband enjoyed his burger, too. We look forward to...More

Thank NCdesigndiva
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 9 September 2017 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 8 September 2017

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 31 August 2017

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
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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, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 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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