We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

First Light

790 Ocean Trl, # C, Corolla, NC 27927-9667
+1 252-453-4664
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good20%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (2 reviews)
“french toast” (7 reviews)
“potatoes” (6 reviews)
Opens in 13 min
$$ - $$$
790 Ocean Trl, # C, Corolla, NC 27927-9667
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (73)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 73 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good food, friendly team and intimate setting. Loved the crab cake sandwich, biscuits and gravy and burger. Food drink selection especially Outer Bank brews.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Fun_Fan1729
Reviewed 21 November 2018

May have caught them on an off day - the power had just come back on. “Chesapeake” Bloody Mary’s were great - right amount of horseradish and Clamato. The food was average at best - tne gravy was way too sweet and cold. We had...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank RVAnotquitefoodie
Reviewed 23 August 2018

My first breakfast on vacation and it was here. We arrived around 11am on a Thursday morning, off-season at that (early October). There was barely anyone inside and only another family of four outside enjoying what's left of the beautiful summer. MIMOSA: This was not...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Greekipina
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

Omelet was mediocre at best. Staff wasn’t attentive. Place needed a good cleaning. There’s better options. Skip this spot.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank JTravel26
Reviewed 22 June 2018

We love this place, we go there every year. We usually have 17 people for breakfast and we always get a seat. The food is great and we get waited on pretty fast. The biscuits are huge. Everything is fresh and delicious. Everyone is very...More

Date of visit: May 2018
1  Thank ocgrammy
Reviewed 18 June 2018

First light is our first stop on our OBX trips. We arrive early on check in day, just so we can get First Light breakfast/brunch to start the trip right! We also make at least 2 more trips during the week to make sure we...More

Date of visit: July 2017
Thank samanthasY5107BG
Reviewed 30 April 2018

Cute little diner with amazing food. We had outside seating because the wait for inside was too long and we had a tour scheduled. It was a little cold out of the sun but the food met every expectation for a good southern breakfast. Potatoes...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Holly P
Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

We had a delicious breakfast at First Light...the French toast was outstanding although more powdered sugar, whipped cream and strawberries would have been good. The hash was outstanding as were the biscuits...but one guy to cover the whole restaurant meant the service was slightly lacking.

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank allyni2013
Reviewed 9 October 2017

This has always been a great place to enjoy incredible bloody marys and an awesome, fresh breakfast/brunch! Their biscuits are amazing and huge and all the items on their menu are prepared nicely with some great flavor! Customer service is quite nice at this place...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank je1058
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

We ate breakfast at First Light four times getting something different each time. Pancakes, French Toast, Eggs over Potatoes and of course Biscuits and Sausage Gravy. All excellent! Sat at the bar and enjoyed the conversation with the employees, learning s little bit about the...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank Travel257741
Nearby HotelsSee all hotels
Hampton Inn & Suites Outer Banks / Corolla
1,605 reviews
7.92 km away
Sanderling Resort
1,151 reviews
12.14 km away
Sea Oats Motel
14 reviews
17.74 km away
Hilton Garden Inn Outer Banks/Kitty Hawk
1,855 reviews
26.76 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Outer Banks Boil Company
294 reviews
.08 km away
Lighthouse Bagels and Deli
896 reviews
.22 km away
Mama Easley's
272 reviews
.22 km away
La Dolce Vita
425 reviews
.20 km away
Nearby Attractions
Timbuck II
66 reviews
.08 km away
Miss Kitty's Old Time Photos & Gifts
15 reviews
.15 km away
Outer Banks Massage Therapy
27 reviews
.15 km away
Corolla Raceway
130 reviews
.19 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from First Light staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:30 am - 3:00 pm
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 790 Ocean Trl, # C, Corolla, NC 27927-9667
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Corolla
  • Phone Number: +1 252-453-4664
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing