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Grits Grill

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5000 S Croatan Hwy, The Outer Banks Mall, Nags Head, NC 27959-8500
+1 252-449-2888
06:00 - 14:00
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Avon, North Carolina, United States
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117 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2015

It is not often that you find a great eatery in the middle of a shopping center but check this secret spot out. In the Outer Banks Mall by the hospital in Nags Head you will find Grits Grill. This is a spot that is most frequented by locals, a lot of business gets conducted here. I have never gotten... More 

1 Thank Pete G
Yorktown, VA
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317 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2015

We come here for breakfast every year and everyone in our group of 14 enjoyed their food. I got the kiss my grits which was 2 eggs, 2 hotcakes, potatoes/grits and bacon/sausage. Everything was delicious, esp the hotcakes.

Thank seethesightsUSA
Richmond, Virginia, United States
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87 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2014

Notstalgic diner feel when you walk in... every staff member is friendly, the owner serves up the plates to each customer with a cheerful word, wink and a smile. Just open for breakfast and lunch, it's good stick to your ribs eating with an old Southern taste and charm. Grits come in a big bowl, hot and tasty. Eggs any... More 

Thank Linda T
Camas, Washington
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 December 2014 via mobile

visiting the outer banks in December, we found very few restaurants open. This was a great find for a southern breakfast, really great grits. Open year round.

Thank FlyCamasPrescott
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221 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2014

We came here for lunch one day and my husband ordered shrimp and grits and I ordered a crab cake sandwich. My husband was very unhappy with his order. He said it was like slop. It had greasy sausage gravy all over the food. He just could not eat his food. I thought mine was fine. Nothing great but I... More 

Thank LisaWayne
Wake Forest, North Carolina
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73 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2014

Needed something quick and stumbled upon this gem! Service was top notch, food was great. Will add this to my must eat places while at the beach.

Thank cpwife
Nags Head, North Carolina
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2014

Coming from a local, this place is over priced for what you get. Yea huge portions, but who cares if it tastes like old diner food. It's mind boggling why people even wait for this place, when you have some of the best breakfast on the beach 30 yards away at Cafe Lachine. If you want to gorge your face... More 

Thank Nags_Head_Dude
Aiken, South Carolina
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73 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2014

Like many eating establishments on OBXGRITS is family owned and operated. THat family touch can be felt while dining there. It has a huge breakfast menu with lots of lunch choices as well. Good hot coffee, friendly, fast service, they don't rush you to re-fill your table and the food is good. WHat more could you ask for?

Thank Liz N
Nankin, Ohio
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142 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2014

Breakfast biscuits and gravy special was an enormous plate of food for around $8-$9.00 A couple could have split it no problem. Tasty. Cute and clean looking inside. Only complaint was a couple of flies bothering us in there!

Thank GypsygirlPenfield
Manteo, North Carolina
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2014

I try and make it once every couple weeks to Grits Grill for brunch. Everything on the menu is great and the food comes out very quickly. They close at 2pm so don't delay!

Thank OBXLocal252

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$12
American, Diner, Delicatessen
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5000 S Croatan Hwy, The Outer Banks Mall, Nags Head, NC 27959-8500
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Nags Head
  • Phone Number: +1 252-449-2888
Grits Grill is a decidedly southern place to have a great breakfast or lunch year round. It's open till 2 pm daily. Most of the cooking is done right behind the diner style front counter. Eggs any style, chipped beef, omelettes, hotcakes and of course grits (cooked just about any style) are breakfast specialties and served anytime. Lunch is full of specials, deli offerings and big, juicy burgers. Owned locally. Staff is well known for being warm and friendly. Come have breakfast with us anytime!

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