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TL's Family restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
American, Diner
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US Highway 64/264, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954
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Chesapeake, Virginia
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A Mom and Pop with a good breakfast. The portions were generous and the service was fast and friendly.

Thank Brian C
Durango, Colorado
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

It was average. Coffee good breakfast ok. Disappointing homefries...they were mini french fries with no seasoning so they should call them french fries. Toast soggy not toasted just warm. Not my favorite place for breakfast...over medium eggs, runny, veggie omelet chunks of broccoli, huge...

Thank gigity2015
Sedona, Arizona
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for breakfast at the recommendation of a local. Literally the worst breakfast I've ever had. Some kind of bowl that was supposed to have hash browns, gravy, sausage, and eggs. Sounds great right?! The "hash browns" we're legit french fries. The sausage tasted like chopped up hamburger and no gravy. I asked the waitress about the gravy, "we're out,"... More 

Thank joshuatwagner
Youngsville, North Carolina
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48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we stopped in here for lunch for the 1st time today, and will surely be back! we were greeted, seated,and attended to as soon as we walked in the door.our server was friendly, efficient, attentive, and pleasant. the menu is extensive, and we were happy to see that they also had a board listing specials for the day....we decided on... More 

Thank susan s
Nags Head, North Carolina
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136 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a blood lab test and needed to fast. Once the blood was drawn I WAS HUNGRY. Couldn't pass this place without trying it. Ignored the specials on the board and went for an omelet. Came with toast, and home fries. I was not hungry when I left. Free coffee refills apparently as many as you wanted. I saw one... More 

Thank Reviewer_Bob
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After going to 3 other places that 1- wouldn't wait on us, 2-had no seating,3 - too expensive - SO VERY GLAD that we ended up at TL's. It appears the locals KNOW where to eat. Such polite people! Had a REAL burger - so thick! hand-patted and real meat. DELICIOUS!

Thank KingsportPamela
South Carolina
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182 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our second visit, the first having been a little less than a year ago. The first trip was with a group. This trip was just the two of us. We recalled good homecooking and went back for more. This seems to be a local stopover judging by the conversations around us and the fact the fact that most... More 

Thank bwodom
Dendron, Virginia, United States
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43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

TL'S is always great! Love the corned beef crispy. My husband always gets biscuits and gravy. Simple food that always taste great. Great prices and a friendly atmosphere. You can order a huge breakfast or just what you want.

Thank Laura R
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3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Had the biscuits and gravy good consistency but a little flavorless. Coffee is good. Orange juice is concentrated ( average). All in all the meal was good and the device too, I would eat here again.

Thank Kurt B
Lynchburg, Virginia
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

We try to go here on every trip. They have good food and friendly wait staff. We ate there for breakfast (great fatback) one morning and dinner one evening and both were delicious.

Thank Linda C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: US Highway 64/264, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Roanoke Island  >  Manteo
  • Phone Number: 2524733489

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