Thanks, Scorereader (and everybody else). I am printing this whole thing so we can take it with us. You’ll get a full report when we get back.[:D][8D][:)]
Forgot to Mention:
Smokey’s Restaurant in Corolla, in the Monteray Plaza. Down home family restaurant opened in and a Corolla original. Its specialties include North Carolina BBQ, delicious baby back ribs, half-pound burgers, Southern fried chicken, fresh yellowfin tuna steaks, homemade Currituck crab cakes, fried and steamed shrimp, and fried clams with great sides from coleslaw and baked beans to hush puppies, sweet potato sticks, and onion rings.
and we had an amazing meal from Steamer’s Shellfish To Go in Timbuck Two Shopping Center. It’s a New England-style clam bake to go. I stole this write up from the web, I suggest the Steamer Pots To Go. We had a large group and got an assortment of pots. It was definately one of our food highlights:
This gourmet seafood market offers full takeout of the best the Outer Banks has to offer presented in a refreshingly different fashion. Steamer’s offers high-quality gourmet lunch and dinner entrees (grilled fish, chicken, baby back ribs, and vegetarian lasagna, to name a few), fantastic homemade soups, salads, and desserts. Steamer Pots To Go are made to order and layered with seafood, red bliss potatoes, yellow onion, and corn on the cob with cocktail sauce, butter, lemon, and claw crackers. Choose from live Maine lobster, littleneck clams, mussels, Alaskan snow crab legs, and jumbo king crab legs. Take home your Steamer Pot To Go, place it on the stove, add a cup of water, and in 30 to 45 minutes, you’ll have a seafood feast like no other! Steamer’s also offers a full menu of steamed ready- to-eat seafood for carryout. The steamed spiced shrimp is a house specialty not to be missed! Shellfish To Go is open in season for lunch and dinner, April 1 through Columbus Day weekend. There’s a waterfront deck for outdoor dining.
We’ve stayed in Corolla for several years, here are some of our Corolla favorites:
Corolla Pizza & Deli: Pizza, subs. Eat -in, take out, or even free delivery.
Nicoletta’s Italian Cafe: It’s a bit expensive, but the food, service and ambience is all excellent.
Corolla Brew Pub: This place serves Weeping Radish beer on tap and includes pub fare and some of the german specialties offered at the restaurant at the Weeping Radish Brewery.
Stripers Bar & Grille: Owned by the same people who own Stripers in Manteo. I suggest the crab Norfolk.
Blue Water Seafood: Fresh fish and seafood and very reasonable prices.
At Timbuck Two shopping plaza, there’s a couple different made-on-premise ice-cream places, a nut shop, a fudge shop, and other stores selling specialty foods. Several nice restaurants are in there too including the Grill Room and the North Banks Raw Bar. The shopping plaza has many many stores and activities including mini-golf, bumper boats and water sports like parasailing, kayaking, and JetSkiing.
Although it’s not a food thing to do, be sure to go to the Currituck Light House. The ground are beautiful and the view from the top is fantastic.
So much to do in Corolla. enjoy.
Those pictures and reviews were posted by DaveM. He did a damn decient job of it also. Well worth the search. Chow Jim
I’ve not been up that far, but there is supposed to be a very good BBQ place in the village. There have been many post about the outer banks, particullay a members wedding trip. You might try a search on "outer banks wedding" or "corolla wedding".
Have fun, wish I was there.
John from Pa.
Yes, Dockside at Duck is on Rt. 12 on the left heading toward Corolla. I forgot to mention the Duck Deli, on Rt. 12 on the right, a great place for take-out sandwiches, including pretty good bar-b-q for a resort area deli. We ate there on a few trips, then one day I saw an ad in our local paper (I’m from Montgomery County, north of Philadelphia, the Willow Grove exit of the Pa. Turnpike) for a Duck Deli in New Britain (near Doylestown), Bucks County, using the same Duck Deli logo as in N.C.! I wondered who was ripping them off, so I went in, found out it’s run by the son of the Duck, N.C. owner, same basic menu, so we go there when we want a fast trip to the OBX! Enjoy your trip!
Thanks, John. We will certainly check out all your suggestions. I think the seafood market was there when we visited Duck many years ago. Is it along the main road, on the left going towards Corolla? If that’s the same one, I remember it was very good.
I’m originally from PA too, from York County. Where do you hail from?[:)]
John from Pa.
Assuming at some time during your stay you’ll head a little farther south on the Outer Banks, our favorite breakfast place is "Stack ’em High" in Nags Head & Kill Devil Hills. A little quirky like any good Roadfood place (there are signs and people directing you to take one tray per family – they must always be expecting crowds, even in the off-season) but the food is good, served cafeteria-style.
Dockside at Duck is a good seafood market in Duck, in an area with some nice little shops, and my relatives who own a house in Duck love Fishbones for seafood in Duck. Another good seafood place is Windmill Point in Nags Head, a good drive from Corolla but worth the trip for atmosphere & good food.
There are all kinds of helpful free guidebooks you can pick up in the area with restaurant & other visitor information. There’s also a cable channel which runs promotional commercials for the restaurants & other businesses that give good information on what’s available. You will get hungry watching!
We didn’t get our trip to the beach this year and thus our beach and seafood fix. There is a house for rent in Corolla and it’s calling our name. Would you fellow Roadfooders be so kind as to suggest places to eat that are fairly nearby, as well as any seafood markets you know of that are good? We’ll be going the 23rd and staying for a week. Thanks![:D][:D][:D]
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