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“Best Coconut Cream Pie!”

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: Dinner, Lunch
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 November 2013

Seriously the best coconut cream pie that I have ever had! The desserts are even made fresh daily. We had lunch there, and the entrees left a little to be desired, but it was classic greasy food. The entrees were also a little pricey for food that we could get from a fast food joint. Overall, entrees okay, but desserts were amazing.

Date of visit: June 2013
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Thank Heart_In_OBX143
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Reviewed 9 November 2013 via mobile

Would not recommend. Despite being half empty, we were told it would be a ten minute wait. Service was very rushed. Two orders were minority screwed up. Expensive for what you get...

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Reviewed 1 November 2013

Nothing exciting here, move along. The food is the kind of bland average fare you can get at any forgettable restaurant just struggling to get by. Nothing particularly fresh or tasty, mostly just frozen or pre-bought items compiled on a plate for the enjoyment of people who want the expected and expect very little.

From the reviews here it is obvious that there are more people who enjoy this type of thing than I would have thought, so I guess that's the reason this place is still around, because I would place a large bet the locals aren't giving it too much business.

The decor is cringe-worthy to say the least. Sort of like a bad movie set created by someone who thinks they know what a 60s diner was like.

Date of visit: May 2013
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Reviewed 27 October 2013

Went in to an empty restaurant that had plenty of wait staff standing around. We ordered our drinks of 3 waters and 1 iced tea. 10 minutes later, still nothing. And, since the menu was mostly greasy food, we decided it was a good sign to leave.

Date of visit: October 2013
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Reviewed 23 October 2013

Easy to find. Food and the service was great. Your dinner was brought out in timely manner. Our server always kept checking back with us to see if we needed anything. Prices within the family budget $$. Lots of ample parking.

Date of visit: October 2013
1  Thank Danny214
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