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Oceanfront Grille

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$$ - $$$
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1197 Franklyn St, Corolla Light Resort, Corolla, NC 27927-9673 (Formerly Clubhouse Cafe)
+1 252-453-4748
17:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Richmond, Virginia
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

My family dined here for the first time while we were on vacation...our first vacation as a retired couple so we were celebrating! With a group of ten, we all loved the views, the food and the service. Started off with their mango specialty drinks-yum!!! Then sampled several appetizers...bacon-wrapped scallops, asiago cheese and artichoke dip and calamari-each one was fantastic!... More 

Thank Nancy T
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

By far, hands down, best quality service ever given! A lot of friends that consider and treat you like family 😊.

Thank Matthew F
New York City, New York
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

VERY expensive for very poor quality seafood - avoid this place! Couldn't get over how much dinner cost... spent well over $240 for 4 adults and 3 kids with only four drinks. The crab cakes and steamed shrimp were a little better than average but the tuna was not sushi grade and the salads were simply plates of lettuce and... More 

Thank turocyj
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Situated in a residential neighborhood, the Oceanfront Grille was a great find. Loved the elevated dining experience with a beautiful view of the ocean and a nice warm breeze. We had a party of 10, and all our meals were done to perfection. The staff was friendly, and the courses were presented in a timely fashion. We will be back!

Thank Don G
Glen Ridge, New Jersey
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Had the crabcake salad twice this week. Practically zero filler with the exception of the spice and whatever holds it together. Best crabcake I had here this week (I tried 2 others Aqua and Sugar Creek). The salad was mostly spinach and some romain lettuce - very fresh. The sesame ginger dressing was good, likely from a bottle vs homemade,... More 

Thank JPDNJ2016
Corolla, North Carolina
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Food excellent, service good,atmosphere great. BUT, you literally have to keep a hand over your drink and keep swatting the flies that have landed on your food. So annoying and did not see any measures to take care of the problem.

1 Thank jhart062016
Babylon, New York
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Small grill sitting just of the dunes of the ocean in Corolla Light. Advertises great crabcakes which is absolutely true, (All crab, no filler) Once you have them there is no sense having crabcakes anywhere else because there is no comparison. A little pricey, but in view of the view, the atmosphere and the crabcakes it is worth giving it... More 

Thank Homemaker1
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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

We've dined here twice. The seafood is fresh and the sangria is great! They are known for their crabcakes and I agree with this - they are great - mainly crabmeat and little filler (like they should be!)

Thank bostoncarolinagirl
Miami Beach, Florida
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

Aside from the view and service, there's no reason to return. The food was OK. For the price, not only should have the food been tastier, but the presentation should have been more than the usual bed of lettuce, flower, etc. Portions were good and the ability to pair w/other items did make up a bit for the high prices.... More 

1 Thank Ben R
Ellicott City, Maryland
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Our group visited this restaurant on a Saturday evening and had a very good experience. I suggest reservations as the seating is limited. The view of the ocean and swimming pools at Corolla Light are from the terrace of the restaurant and made a great backdrop for our outdoor meal. The menu has a wide variety of seafood that can... More 

Thank Greg4847

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$18 - US$34
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?