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“Casual and delicious” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of North Banks Restaurant & Raw Bar

North Banks Restaurant & Raw Bar
Ranked #4 of 81 Restaurants in Corolla
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 15 - US$ 45
Cuisines: American, Bar, Soups, Seafood, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: We have been a local's favorite seafood establishment for over 20 years. Daily Lunch and Dinner Specials feature fresh local fish and creative sauces. Our Raw Bar features Steamed Shrimp, Maine Lobster, Littleneck Clams, Seaside and Select Oysters, Maine Mussels and Snow Crablegs. Sit at our Full Service bar, hang with the locals, enjoy your favorite libation and watch Major League Baseball, NFL Footbal and NHL Hockey.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Casual and delicious”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2012

We really enjoyed our dinner at North Banks Restaurant and Raw Bar. The seafood is delicious. The service was experienced and confident. The price tag is pretty hefty...we could not stomach the kids menu so our children shared some main meals. We felt that the experience was very authentic and would return to this restaurant on our next visit.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Delicious crab bombs and mojitos”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2012

Expensive, but quite tasty - we dined just on appetizers and salads with two rounds of drinks. The oysters vincent were good, but just tasted like bacon (not much like oysters). I highly recommend the crab grenades. Waited just about 10 minutes for our table for 2 on a Wednesday night.

  • Visited April 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Ariel Z
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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205 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Always consistent, fun, and delicious--and worth the wait”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2012

Clearly the best restaurant north of the bridge. This busy little seafood gem is always buzzing with locals and out-of-towners. Food is tasty, service is terrific (we always try to get spunky Rian as our waitress. There is sometimes 8 of us and she never writes anything down--and gets it right every time!). The oysters are wonderful, the beer is good and cold, there is a great little bar, and all food offerings are plentiful--although can be a bit on the pricy side depending on what you order. What's not to like? Just that they should have built it bigger. There's always a wait--but just have a beer or two and do it. You'll be glad you did.

  • Visited October 2011
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank CvilleMike
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Raleigh NC
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93 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Still consistently good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2012

On mar. 17, we both had clam chowder (hearty, good favors, not over cooked). Entrees both had the seafood penne special - nice size shrimp and scallops in a parm-white sauce over the pene. Great favors. Too much food! Not cheap, but not over-priced for resort area.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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45 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Sea Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2012

Great Food, they know me, great service. Sit at the bar & watch 4 TV or seat down w/your friends. Favorite is raw oysters!

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Thank Gary S
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