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Salt Water Grill

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Seafood, Contemporary
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811 Ocean Trl, Corolla, NC 27927-9610
+1 252-453-2101
11:00 - 21:00
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Columbus, Ohio
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Being in Carolla there is somewhat of a limitation on places to eat. We were very hungry one day after walking around the shops and decided to try this place. The menu was alright. There was mostly seafood if I remember correctly, however I was able to get a pulled pork dish that was pretty good/average. My wife got the... More 

Thank zachary s
Helena, MT
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966 reviews
614 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 446 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

This place was OK. The waiter seemed to be having an off day and maybe should be working somewhere other than with the public Food was good though. Lots of good parking

Thank vintagetrailer
Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

The two of us visited for dinner on Thursday 09/29. The atmosphere was fun and the food was very good - We had steamers, a crab cake sandwich and an amazing brisket with blackberry BBQ sauce and smoked gouda sandwich that was truly delicious. We recommend the pecan crusted pumpkin pie dessert which was also amazing. Out waiter was great... More 

Thank 2OffSeason
Hartford, Connecticut
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73 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2016

While vacationing with family in Carolla (northern Outer Banks) we chose this restaurant to celebrate my wife's birthday. We made a reservation for 8 the night before and were seated promptly upon our arrival. Our server was a real nice guy, very personable and attentive. He had no problem splitting up checks, etc. This was one of the better meals... More 

1 Thank Al H
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

This was a fourth choice "let's try it" lunch at noon on a Monday after three other places were closed. Surprised to find no unsweetened tea available. Meals took 30 minutes though only a few tables occupied. Both companions loved their bison burger specials, each cooked perfectly to different temps, as ordered. Crab cake was disappointedly more filler than crab.... More 

Thank Stacey S
Hurricane, West Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016

The only good thing about the evening was the martini, which was prepared to perfection. I will go to the bar again just for the generous and reasonably priced martini. We were asked if we wanted to be seated outside, but selected inside because of the hot temperature. The two of us were seated in the bar area next to... More 

Thank davisdonnadr
Martinez, Georgia
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Good place to eat if you are having lunch at 3:15 PM. A lot of places closed in middle afternoon. Food quality was good to very good

Thank Bob M
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

This little place tucked into a small shopping center next to a Food Lion was a great find! We had a party of 10 & made a reservation: they had our table set up & led us directly to it. Our waiter, Patrick, was a delightful exchange student from Poland. Our menu selections were mahi mahi sandwich, crab cake sandwich,... More 

1 Thank Sandy M
New Oxford, PA
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

We ordered the calamari, some of the best I've ever had and also the shrimp and grits which were delicious! Our server was very nice with a wonderful personality. Prices were fair and the specialty drink menu was awesome.

1 Thank Dewey111
New York City, New York
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Very nice place, friendly and reasonably priced. Get the shrimp and grits. Staff is pleasant and made us feel welcome.

1 Thank turocyj

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 811 Ocean Trl, Corolla, NC 27927-9610
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Corolla
  • Phone Number: +1 252-453-2101

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