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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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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good26%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
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“patty melt” (8 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 3:30 PMAll hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
716 S. Highway 64/264, Highway 64/264, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Six of us stopped at this diner for lunch. We were immediately seated and the server provided a swing for our grandson's car seat.The food was very good and reasonably priced. Our sever, Justin, was attentive to our needs. They offer an extensive number of...More

Thank pez-oz33
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here for just a coffee and loo break.... ended up staying have numerous milkshakes and food! I ordered the combo starter , mozzarella sticks onion rings and chicken tenders , it was enough for 4! My partner ordered tuna and cheese sandwich again...More

Thank sargepants
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fast and delicious, with an adorable atmosphere and fun gift shop. Inexpensive food that covered all appetites, with an extensive ice cream menu that will suit everyone's taste.

Thank vicki c
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food and fun at big Al’s. My son and I had the route 64 burger and it was awesome. My wife had the philly steak and she said it was heaven. We will return when in town.

Thank jeffrey1967
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Big Al’s is a blast from the past. It looks like it never left the 50s/60s with the decor and music playing. The food was very good and the service was great. Would recommend going.

Thank Sue D
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

My husband and I were very pleased with our visit to Big Al’s. Food was hot, fresh and yummy. Our waiter was very nice and attentive and we loved the decor.

Thank tadpole28601
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

This place has the old time feel. And there love of all things Coke is on display. The food was good loved are NeHi soda pop can't hardly find that brand anymore. Service was fast an friendly. Love coming here.

Thank carri m
Reviewed 30 September 2017

We'd driven past Big Al's a couple of times while sightseeing in Manteo, Outer Banks, NC and it looked intriguing so we stopped for a late lunch. The decor is a 50's soda fountain (50's/60's music) with a heavy emphasis on Coke products, past &...More

Thank fifthnote
Reviewed 24 September 2017

We found Big Al's while driving in Manteo on a rainy day. We loved the decor, and decided to stay for lunch. I had the BEST strawberry milkshade and the home made soup was delicious. My husband enjoyed his burger, too. We look forward to...More

Thank NCdesigndiva
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

We stopped for lunch today. The atmosphere was a flash back to the 50's! However, the food was DELICIOUS! And very generous! We will be coming back, for sure. Try the tuna salad sandwich. You will be glad you did!

Thank Susan K
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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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