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Metropolis Martini & Tapas Restaurant

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520 Old Stoney Rd, Corolla, NC 27927-2221
+1 252-453-6167
17:00 - 21:00
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Thu - Sun 17:00 - 21:00
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Clearwater, Florida
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62 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been regulars here for over 15 years and rave to our friends about it. The owner (Mark) always makes us feel at home and carefully describes each menu. The parking is easy and the atmosphere laid back. A large bar dominates the restaurant with seating along the windows. It's small but not cramped. Evening specials are written on... More 

Thank rlinvill
Level Contributor
31 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Great food, drinks, service; albeit a bit expensive. Spent $200 before tip; would have enjoyed a few more cocktails and plates to share for same cost. Also, selection was limited. Still, ordered a few plates to share and enjoyed everything. Suspect small space could be quite noisy if full/busy during peak.

Thank ron2you
Level Contributor
21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

After hearing so much hype about this little eclectic gem of the Outer Banks, we were sorely disappointed. I don't mind paying way too much for a martini if it is a good healthy poor. These drinks were barley a shot. Our waiter was one of the owners and he clearly wanted to be somewhere else. He was almost civil... More 

Thank Gerard E
Chantilly, Virginia
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42 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Perhaps we caught them on an off night (mid week offseason ) but the place was near empty - we ended up sitting at bar - we ordered aps and cocktails - mixed bag - calamari was over cooked and very tough - tuna was great - foie gras special was over sauced Will not return

Thank DBralph
Baltimore, Maryland
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44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

We vacation in Duck at least twice a year every year. We used to come more often when we lived in Norfolk, and my mother-in-law is down here all the time. But none of us had never been here until this visit! And this visit was amazing! From the strawberry and French martinis to the vanilla panna cotta, everything was... More 

Thank sommersonne
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Between the 5 of us we tried a wide selection of the tapas plates offered on the menu-- 13 dishes and 2 desserts. Everything was truly delicious! Very creative and great presentation and service too. The Ahi DUO was one of the best things on the menu. Loved the Foie Gras too that was a special that night. This restaurant... More 

Thank Freddy6407
Bernardsville, New Jersey
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112 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Went on Sunday night late and the place was still busy. The passion fruit and Jalapeno margarita along with the Peach Martini were both Excellent. There are at least 7 different specials to choose from in addition to the standard menu. All the plates share nicely for two people to get a good tasting of the dish. If you are... More 

Thank Chris M
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

I almost don't want to right a raving review of this spot because I love it so much and don't want to ever have to fight for a table. This is by far the best food you will find in OBX. The drinks are all excellent. I particularly like the peach puree martini they serve in the summer. The food... More 

Thank spopp21
Richmond, VA
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Have been several times in different seasons and I have never been disappointed. Last time the owner was willing to accommodate our large party with grace and ease. The food is wonderful and a big cocktail and wine assortment. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their food. I will test the owner again, as I am arriving next Saturday with 13 other women.... More 

Thank ToATea
Boston, Massachusetts
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75 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

We love this restaurant! The food is always delicious and carefully prepared. The drinks are out of this world. We love the ambience. I wish it was more visible vs. being hidden in a out of the way strip mall. It is always very quiet when we go each summer but the food and service never ever disappoint.

Thank Chappylover

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$35
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 520 Old Stoney Rd, Corolla, NC 27927-2221
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Corolla
  • Phone Number: +1 252-453-6167

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