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Oceanfront Grille

1197 Franklyn St, Corolla Light Resort, Corolla, NC 27927-9673
+1 252-453-4748
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good24%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible7%
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“tuna” (27 reviews)
“crab cakes” (144 reviews)
“lamb” (4 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
$$ - $$$
1197 Franklyn St, Corolla Light Resort, Corolla, NC 27927-9673
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Reviewed 21 October 2017

As others have noted, years of experience in Corolla show few places for a really good meal, let alone a nice view. This was our first dining here, and we will definitely be back! While limited seating was available inside, we chose an outside table...More

Thank Bill D
Reviewed 19 September 2017

went here to celebrate my daughters birthday. she picked this place out. was excited about the outside view/porch until we were overwhelmed by flies. The sunset however was awesome. Food wasn't that impressive. The others in our party (5 besides me) enjoyed the coconut shrimp...More

Thank Pat T
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Nice view and the waitress was great. However long wait for the food and for the price the food was below average

Thank shana52003
Reviewed 13 September 2017

View of the ocean is exceptional. Food just fair. Make sure you sit on the outside deck, very comfortable.

Thank FAC86
Reviewed 6 September 2017

First, the ambience is that of a casual restaurant at the pool club. Dining is outdoors only on a deck above the Corolla Light Resort swimming pools. The view is across the pools, over the grass berm to the ocean beyond. We had crab (good)...More

Thank diane_marie1234
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Large group and we were all efficiently served. Seems everything on the menu was very good. Portions were more than adequate and fair priced. Brandy did a terrific job of taking care of all of us. Fun to eat outside on a beautiful OBX evening....More

Thank boilerhoosier
Reviewed 1 September 2017

This place is really a pool side short order bar. Food was plain, service was VERY slow and prices were too high. If you can find somewhere else to eat and drink

Thank timonntour
Reviewed 26 August 2017

Hard to find but we really liked it. Great food for reasonable prices and the service was fantastic! You should know that there is NO INSIDE SEATING however. You must eat outside.

Thank Cindy N
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

First complaint is that we were seated 15 minutes before the kitchen closed for the afternoon but a server never came over to us so we didn't eat. On a separate day the server screwed up the bill with another customer. By the time it...More

Thank dalejr78
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Me and my family ate here a few times for lunch while we were enjoying the beach and pools. Service was spotty with some great servers and some lacking. Food was always decent, but standard fare with sandwiches and soups. Hamburgers are a bit below...More

Thank Rory B
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Questions & Answers
21 August 2017|
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Response from Papajack48 | Reviewed this property |
They do have a kids menu. They also try to accommodate requests to mix and match from the menu. We have been going there for over 20 years and love it.
16 July 2016|
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Response from Becky S | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so
Patty F
22 June 2015|
Response from karbar | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
Yes & Yes...We would need to seat you at 2 tables side by side. Safe travels...we hope to see you & thank you for the inquiry.You may want to make your reservations soon as we have limited seating & it will be prime season... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$18 - US$34
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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
  • E-mail
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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