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Big Al's Restaurant and Grill

716 S. Highway 64/264, Highway 64/264, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954
+1 252-473-5570
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good25%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible5%
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“fries” (62 reviews)
“burger” (125 reviews)
“patty melt” (8 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
716 S. Highway 64/264, Highway 64/264, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954
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Reviewed today via mobile

Every time we come to the Outer Banks we come to big Al's because it's a little bit nostalgic for us and we love the Coca-Cola products and all of the vintage decorations. The food is good and relatively cheap (diner faire... ice cream shoppe...More

Thank wildcatsu
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The service was a little slow, but our waiter was polite and capable. The atmosphere was fun and the food was good.

Thank lisa5243
Reviewed yesterday

Waiter was extremely friendly and attentive. Not many menu options. Expensive. You are paying more for the ambiance then the food. Food was good but nothing to brag about. Very clean restaurant.

Thank ddawn0
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Looking for decent food, try somewhere else. I went in thinking I would have a bottled coke.... nope. It seemed like it hasn't updated anything in 25 years. Only nice collectables on the selves up so high you could barely enjoy them. They also had...More

Thank sumy80
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped into have lunch and the food was really good. We ordered and the food came right away. There were vegetarian options. We had the Four Tops for dessert and that was also amazing! Would definitely go again.

Thank Pamela G
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is like going back in time, when you first walk in it's like being back in the fifty's, this was our second time at the soda shop, Well worth the hour drive to get there from Corolla . My daulter and the kids loved...More

Thank bjsmusic
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very unique place to dine especially if you like Coca-Cola memorabilia. Food was good as was the table service. We has Big Al's Bacon Burger that included pulled pork with house fries. The onion rings were very good also. I recommend you visit this...More

Thank Chris A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is all around amazing. The food is fantastic (highly recommend the burgers), the atmosphere is great, and the staff is so friendly!! Our waitress, Tiffany, was absolutely amazing! She was welcoming, kind, had great suggestions, and really added to the whole experience of...More

Thank foodaddict0192
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Brought my son and sat at the bar. Had an amazing peanut butter cup milkshake and a yummy burger. I highly recommend this place for families!

Thank Angel M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and looked like you stepped back into the 1950s. Staff were nice enough if a little disinterested at first. Good sized portions and the rice and chicken soup was lovely. I had the buffalo chicken burger which was just the right amount of...More

Thank MinniePoole
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:30
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 716 S. Highway 64/264, Highway 64/264, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Roanoke Island  >  Manteo
  • Phone Number: +1 252-473-5570
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The past is back! Big Al's Soda Fountain & Grill serves up authentic American fare in a retro 50's fun dining atmosphere. Restaurant features soda fountain counter, juke box, dance floor, game room/arcade, one of the largest Coca-Cola memorabilia collections in the country, fresh never-frozen USDA certified Prime Angus burgers, home made desserts, 50's inspired gift-shop and blue-plate specials. New owners have recently updated the restaurant from top to bottom with a focus on a quality dining experience with all the good flavors of the era.
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