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“Decent Meal”

Big Al's Restaurant and Grill
Ranked #9 of 38 Restaurants in Manteo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$9 - US$22
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Description: The past is back! Big Al's Soda Fountain & Grill serves up authentic American fare in a retro 50's fun dining atmosphere. Restaurant features soda fountain counter, juke box, dance floor, game room/arcade, one of the largest Coca-Cola memorabilia collections in the country, fresh never-frozen USDA certified Prime Angus burgers, home made desserts, 50's inspired gift-shop and blue-plate specials. New owners have recently updated the restaurant from top to bottom with a focus on a quality dining experience with all the good flavors of the era.
Reviewed 19 September 2013

We stopped at Big Al's expecting to be blown away by the experience. Our food (cheeseburgers and fries) was decent, with the exception of the fries, which were cold. By the time the waitress came back to check on it we were ready to leave but the food should have never been brought out cold. I doubt I will go back. The food was pricey for burgers and fries as well. Merchants need to remember that a place like Big Al's attracts kids, and the prices need to be reasonable for working families and the prices were a little high.

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Reviewed 12 September 2013

Love this place! Sandwiches r huge and sides drinks are real soda fountain drinks. Coke products old and new everywhere. Price was 25.00 for two people for lunch. Cute gift shop at check out

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Reviewed 10 September 2013

Fun, festive, family diner style but huge multi room restaurant and tribute to coca cola with gift shop , dancefloors for spontaneous jitterbugging, and good piped in music. We enjoyed our cheesesteak at lunch and would take our family back there for the decor and casual food.

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Reviewed 5 September 2013 via mobile

We were ready for a break from seafood and the overpriced non-seafood dishes at seafood restaurants. We were pleased with the lower prices and the quantity and quality of the food! Service was quick and courteous.

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Reviewed 4 September 2013

We ate at Big Al's while on vacation. All three of us ordered different items on the menu and all of us were extremely happy with the food and the service. The chocolate coca-cola cake was to die for!

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