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Dining in Corolla

Generations of seasoned travelers to Corolla have ensured that only the top establishments survive, and because of this, there is no shortage of great dining in Corolla. All but a small percentage of the restaurants are locally owned and operated. Because of this, you won’t get that “been there before” feeling when stepping into one of our local eateries.

From catered feasts to quick and easy deli snacks, you’re sure to enjoy what we’ve got to offer! Offering everything from fresh local seafood to burgers and salads, there is something for everyone here in Corolla! You’ll immediately notice the prevalence of seafood on our local menus. Why? The Corolla area is famous for its fresh fish, crab, clams, shrimp, scallops, oysters, and mussels. You won’t find preformed, months ago frozen fish on your plate in the Outer Banks - our local chefs love to prepare the region’s finest fresh catches!

Not hungry for seafood? You’ll also find fresh regional produce, tasty pastas, and a variety of dishes prepared with the meat of your choice. Whatever you choose to dine on while staying in Corolla, you’re sure to be pleased with the attention to detail that goes into preparing every meal.

Local establishments favor a casual atmosphere, even in the finest restaurants. A polo shirt and khakis or a comfortable sundress are perfectly acceptable, and maybe even a bit formal for some of our restaurants! We hope you find our Corolla dining guide helpful!

Agave Roja offers modern Mexican food in a slightly upscale but casual setting. Enjoy traditional Mexican fare with a  twist, including seafood dishes such as fish tacos, ceviche, snapper Veracruz, and more, as well as fun variations on guacamole.

Bacchus is family owned and operated by mother and daughter team, Jessica and Debbie Tencza (with a lot of help from many other family members!). Jessica and Debbie joined the Bacchus legacy in 2015 when they decided to take the leap and try their hand at running this Corolla institution.

Bad Bean Baja Grill serves fresh, creative, delicious Cali-Mex food inspired by the taco stands in Baja and California. Giant burritos and Mahi Mahi fish tacos are some of Bad Bean's specialties.

Big Buck’s Ice Cream is dedicated to serving you “The Best.” Their delicious creamy natural super-premium ice cream is made from scratch with only the best ingredients from around the world.

From Black Pelican Seafood Restaurant

The Corolla Beer Garden has been serving up delicious craft beers since 2011 and is a favorite hangout for locals and visitors. They've got a spacious outdoor patio under a large oak tree that's perfect for spending a lazy day.

The Corolla Cantina serves up "beachy" fare for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, 7 days a week. This fun spot is family friendly AND they have a pet friendly patio!

Family owned and operated since 1989. Serving up hand-tossed pizza, hot and cold subs, and Philly cheesesteaks.

This cute little ice cream shop is owned by the fine folks of Corolla Pizza and Deli. Serving Herchey's hand-dipped ice cream, the full range of toppings, and sundaes, milkshakes, and more. The shop also offers a selection of baked goods and candy.

Order the 'Corolla Classic' pizza!