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Metropolis Martini & Tapas Restaurant

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520 Old Stoney Rd, Corolla, NC 27927-2221
+1 252-453-6167
17:00 - 21:00
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Wed - Sun 17:00 - 21:00
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So it's a cold, windy evening in March. Its Sunday. And this beach town is deserted. We hold little hope of finding any place open other than McDonalds ... and even that is 20 miles away. Then we stumble on Metropolis, but are a little worried because there is no one else in the dining room. Unbelievable. The place is... More 

Thank John C
Roanoke, Virginia
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My first visit. The food was exquisite. The staff is spectacular. The crab bisque was so delicious. Every item we ordered was explained in detail to us. The owner was ever so friendly and helpful. Not only was the food great but the adult beverages also. The couple I was with visit there regularly and I was not disappointed. Whenever... More 

Thank John D
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tapas were out of this world good. Pleasant, friendly staff. The bartender really really went out of his way describing the food and drinks being prepared. His enthusiasm was contagious. We'll be dining and drinking here again for sure.

Thank Shane F
Clearwater, Florida
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64 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

We have been regulars here for over 15 years and rave to our friends about it. The owner (Mark) always makes us feel at home and carefully describes each menu. The parking is easy and the atmosphere laid back. A large bar dominates the restaurant with seating along the windows. It's small but not cramped. Evening specials are written on... More 

Thank rlinvill
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31 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Great food, drinks, service; albeit a bit expensive. Spent $200 before tip; would have enjoyed a few more cocktails and plates to share for same cost. Also, selection was limited. Still, ordered a few plates to share and enjoyed everything. Suspect small space could be quite noisy if full/busy during peak.

Thank ron2you
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

After hearing so much hype about this little eclectic gem of the Outer Banks, we were sorely disappointed. I don't mind paying way too much for a martini if it is a good healthy poor. These drinks were barley a shot. Our waiter was one of the owners and he clearly wanted to be somewhere else. He was almost civil... More 

Thank Gerard E
Chantilly, Virginia
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42 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Perhaps we caught them on an off night (mid week offseason ) but the place was near empty - we ended up sitting at bar - we ordered aps and cocktails - mixed bag - calamari was over cooked and very tough - tuna was great - foie gras special was over sauced Will not return

Thank DBralph
Baltimore, Maryland
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44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

We vacation in Duck at least twice a year every year. We used to come more often when we lived in Norfolk, and my mother-in-law is down here all the time. But none of us had never been here until this visit! And this visit was amazing! From the strawberry and French martinis to the vanilla panna cotta, everything was... More 

Thank sommersonne
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Between the 5 of us we tried a wide selection of the tapas plates offered on the menu-- 13 dishes and 2 desserts. Everything was truly delicious! Very creative and great presentation and service too. The Ahi DUO was one of the best things on the menu. Loved the Foie Gras too that was a special that night. This restaurant... More 

Thank Freddy6407
Bernardsville, New Jersey
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112 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Went on Sunday night late and the place was still busy. The passion fruit and Jalapeno margarita along with the Peach Martini were both Excellent. There are at least 7 different specials to choose from in addition to the standard menu. All the plates share nicely for two people to get a good tasting of the dish. If you are... More 

Thank Chris M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$35
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
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: 520 Old Stoney Rd, Corolla, NC 27927-2221
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Corolla
  • Phone Number: +1 252-453-6167

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?