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TL's Family restaurant

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American, Diner
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US Highway 64/264, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954
+1 252-473-3489
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Manteo, North Carolina
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great local seafood and home made specials, little pricy, but good food. not much atmosphere and can be noisy.

Thank Janet F
Richlands, North Carolina, United States
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate here twice for breakfast because of its convenient location.The food was good, the restaurant was clean, and the service was decent. They do a good business, as the restaurant stayed busy while we were there.

Thank Robin K
Yarmouth, Maine
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156 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

I had not been to the Outer Banks in 33 years, but knew what I wanted to eat when I got down there. I asked the hotel's night manager where she went for the best vinegar-style BBQ pork and she said T.L.'s in Manteo, so I headed there ASAP the next day. It's a family style diner with a parking... More 

Thank MainePeg
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

We love these kind of places.....local diners or diner like. Staying on the OBX, got a late start and searching for all day breakfast place. Greeted with "have a seat anywhere". Food was good and plentiful. Nothing very fancy. Biscuit was good as was the French toast. Omelet was stuffed with meat.

Thank David N
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

While visiting the Outer Banks, we stopped at TL's for breakfast. It was good and there was plenty of food. We did breakfast two mornings there! We also decided to try lunch one day! They have a board with SPECIALS as well as their regular menu items. My husband and I both chose the hamburger steak with onion gravy, mashed... More 

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Greenville NC
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114 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Overall, this was a good find. Very diner-like, family friendly comfortable little spot. The staff were all extremely friendly and nice. Everything looked very clean to me. My shrimp sandwich was exceptional and reasonably priced. The fried clams my husband orderedhad very little taste and were overpriced for the taste they provided -- though the serving was quite generous. The... More 

Thank AndiOfGreenville
Manteo, North Carolina
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24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

I have had both breakfast and lunch here. Both have always been good. For lunch I usually have two sides and salad bar for $ 1.OO more . Friendly and fast service.

Thank marcdjung
Charlotte, North Carolina
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65 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Be warned, this is your typical dirty dinner food. But oh my goodness, it is delicious! Granted this was one of the few restaurants actually open when we were there and we were starved. But my cheeseburger and fries and my husbands reuben and fries hit the spot! If we are ever back in Manteo, we would come back!

Thank PinkyandDaBrain
Greenville, North Carolina
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153 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

The service was nice and the facility was clean. The meals were a bit pricey, but normal for the beach area. We had a group of 5 children and 5 adults. It didn't take long for the waitress to deliver our meals. However, the food was more on the warm to cold side. We mainly ordered chicken tenders, shrimp burgers,... More 

Thank zetaspeechlady
Chesapeake, Virginia
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2016

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

Thank Brian C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, 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: +1 252-473-3489

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?