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Grits Grill

5000 S Croatan Hwy, The Outer Banks Mall, Nags Head, NC 27959-8500
+1 252-449-2888
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“grits” (153 reviews)
“hash browns” (37 reviews)
Open Now
06:00 - 14:00All hours
American, Diner, Delicatessen, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
5000 S Croatan Hwy, The Outer Banks Mall, Nags Head, NC 27959-8500
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Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Only open till 2 pm but the breakfast was very good. Everyone liked the grits. The omelets were tasty and the spinach was fresh not canned. The biscuits were huge as well. French toast looked tasty. Wonderful service. The staff couldn't have been nicer. Try...More

1  Thank B W
Reviewed 8 July 2016

I guess this place is some sort of staple for breakfast in Nags Head but I'm not getting that. We were seated pretty quickly and the staff was friendly and I have no complaints there. The food was... okay. The sausage was dry and on...More

1  Thank leshii
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

We could not have picked a better place to start our time in the OBX. The staff was friendly and they were open in line with our arrival at 8a.m. (we were on a road trip). The food was satisfying but not over the top...More

Thank CTPi
Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

The food here is awesome. Service is friendly and fast. Grits are great, along with everything else. They are opened from 6am to 2pm. They serve breakfast and lunch the whole time. It can get extremely crowded with wait times, especially on a rainy day...More

Thank angerose1
Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

Friendly staff, beachy atmosphere. Breakfast food is delicious. Hash browns are phenomenal. Quick service.

Thank Olivia K
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Absolutely great breakfast experience -- we couldn't have asked for anything more! We ate breakfast here the last two mornings of our vacation -- once was not enough! Our server both mornings was Pam ... she managed to be both warm and friendly AND quickly...More

Thank buckeye_ed
Reviewed 30 June 2016

Stopped for lunch on a June Saturday as a result of good breakfast recommendations. Service was friendly and efficient. Young staff. The place is reminiscent of a 60's diner but clean and well kept. Food was just OK, nothing special (three of us). Will stop...More

Thank eongcn
Reviewed 26 June 2016

I enjoy eating at Grits Grill for breakfast. I had rarely eaten grits before I tried them here and found that they are delicious! I love them especially with fried eggs and feel like a true transplanted Southerner thanks to this restaurant!

Thank JoAnn810
Reviewed 21 June 2016

When on the outer banks, we make a point to go to Grits Grill for breakfast at least once. They have gotten smart and put a hostess outside with a podium to take names. This keeps people from crowding up by the register. Before, servers...More

Thank Tina C
Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

Lots of menu options... Very fast and friendly service ... Food was fresh and you get a generous portion of food ... Also NOT a place that breaks the back

Thank Gornofam4
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$12
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5000 S Croatan Hwy, The Outer Banks Mall, Nags Head, NC 27959-8500
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Nags Head
  • Phone Number: +1 252-449-2888
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Grits Grill is a decidedly southern place to have a great breakfast or lunch year round. It's open till 2 pm daily. Most of the cooking is done right behind the diner style front counter. Eggs any style, chipped beef, omelettes, hotcakes and of course grits (cooked just about any style) are breakfast specialties and served anytime. Lunch is full of specials, deli offerings and big, juicy burgers. Owned locally. Staff is well known for being warm and friendly. Come have breakfast with us anytime!
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