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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
2524733489
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

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Thank David N
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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Thank AndiOfGreenville
Manteo, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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.

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Thank marcdjung
Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 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!

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Thank PinkyandDaBrain
Greenville, North Carolina
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 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 

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Thank zetaspeechlady
Chesapeake, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

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

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Thank Brian C
Durango, Colorado
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

It was average. Coffee good breakfast ok. Disappointing homefries...they were mini french fries with no seasoning so they should call them french fries. Toast soggy not toasted just warm. Not my favorite place for breakfast...over medium eggs, runny, veggie omelet chunks of broccoli, huge...

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Thank gigity2015
Sedona, Arizona
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Went for breakfast at the recommendation of a local. Literally the worst breakfast I've ever had. Some kind of bowl that was supposed to have hash browns, gravy, sausage, and eggs. Sounds great right?! The "hash browns" we're legit french fries. The sausage tasted like chopped up hamburger and no gravy. I asked the waitress about the gravy, "we're out,"... More 

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Thank joshuatwagner
Youngsville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

we stopped in here for lunch for the 1st time today, and will surely be back! we were greeted, seated,and attended to as soon as we walked in the door.our server was friendly, efficient, attentive, and pleasant. the menu is extensive, and we were happy to see that they also had a board listing specials for the day....we decided on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Diner
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, 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: 2524733489

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