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Oceanfront Grille

€€ - €€€American, , Seafood
1197 Franklyn St, Corolla Light Resort, Corolla, NC 27927-9673
+1 252-453-4748
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good25%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible7%
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American, Bar, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
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1197 Franklyn St, Corolla Light Resort, Corolla, NC 27927-9673
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Reviewed 8 October 2018

For a poolside grill, I can't complain too much. Better service if you approach the bar yourself. Waiting at pool may take a while and waiting at the beach may take forever as there are only two staff taking orders. They have local beers for...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Rory B
Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

We were confused about the parking and the entrance, but no biggie. We sat down outside overlooking the pools with the beach dunes in the background, the view was nice... the place itself is a bar with outdoor seating and certrenly not a restaurant. The...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank JoeA487
Reviewed 9 September 2018

Resturant only has outdoor seating, so the flys can be a problem, but if you can get past this, (they do put a contraption on the tables that is supposed to keep them away) the food is wonderful, we had shrimp cocktail that was excellent....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank bbofbrklyn
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

Only eaten lunch here, not dinner but the crab cakes are delicious. Great views and relaxing atmosphere.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank suze_k_10
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

This was not the easiest place to find! Waze app was misguided so we followed local signs. According to signage, you needed a permit to park but came to find out it did not apply after 5pm. When walking toward the entrance, there were large...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank JenniferC1087
Reviewed 20 August 2018

This was our third time visiting this restaurant. It has an ocean view which is hard to find in Corolla. Not very big but they do take reservations so call a day ahead. Food was good and our server was very prompt and friendly.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank beachl0ver38
Reviewed 31 July 2018

Be aware this restaurant is located in a resort community. It actually overlooks the pool area but does have a view of the ocean. Food was ok, not spectacular and as with most restaurants in this area it was pricey.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank indyfam20032016
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Limited menu and nothing terribly special about it. Had the swordfish which was a bit dry. Overall our least favorite meal of our week at OBX. You pay more for the view

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank almost406
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

A little pricey for a “grille” but get past that because the food is great. Had the bacon wrapped scallops and my wife had the crab cake. Both were fantastic!

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Tom M
Reviewed 8 July 2018

There is nothing better than enjoying delicious food being serving by friendly staff all while enjoying an awesome view of the ocean. The food was amazing and the staff were very knowledgeable about their offerings and very eager to please the guests. The crab cakes...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank TSierer
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21 August 2017|
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Response from John O | Reviewed this property |
They do have a kids menu. They also try to accommodate requests to mix and match from the menu. We have been going there for over 20 years and love it.
16 July 2016|
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Response from Becky S | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so
Patty F
22 June 2015|
Response from Eric H | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Yes & Yes...We would need to seat you at 2 tables side by side. Safe travels...we hope to see you & thank you for the inquiry.You may want to make your reservations soon as we have limited seating & it will be prime season... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$18 - US$34
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1197 Franklyn St, Corolla Light Resort, Corolla, NC 27927-9673 (Formerly Clubhouse Cafe)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Corolla
  • Phone Number: +1 252-453-4748
  • E-mail
The Oceanfront Grille offers a casual atmosphere for our customers. We strive to bring friendly and attentive service to assure an enjoyable dining experience. The restaurant offers a unique yet simplistic menu designed to pair dinner options with one another. This design offers the opportunity to try multiple menu items at a reasonable price. Portion sizes are generous and never lacking in taste.
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