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“Average American diner”

Big Al's Restaurant and Grill
Ranked #7 of 37 Restaurants in Manteo
Certificate of Excellence
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 1 July 2014 via mobile

Big Al's is an OBX landmark, so we decided to try it out. Overall, it wasn't bad, but I've had way better. The malt was over-malted, and the fries had about a pound of salt on them. As for the burgers, they smelled burned but tasted perfectly fine. The service was excellent. Our server was very sweet and handled a bunch of tables with ease. A big crowd was being calmly handled by the shift manager, and we got seated fairly quickly. It's clearly a tourist location, and it's worth a try.

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Reviewed 1 July 2014

We ate at Big Al's on the way to the Lost Colony play. My 10 year old niece wanted to sit at the counter so we grabbed seats at the counter and had dinner while watching the waitstaff prepare food and milkshakes! The atmosphere was fun, the staff was friendly and the food was yummy. Menu was typical diner/grill options but it was served fresh and hot.

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Reviewed 29 June 2014

This restaurant has a wonderful atmosphere for families, great kid's menu, and awesome food! All of the workers there were super friendly. They have a cute gift shop too.

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Reviewed 25 June 2014

Every year we go here and are NEVER disappointed by the Service OR the Food...LOVE the whole Diner Vibe...We always take home a Doggy bag...Huge Portions....Great place to eat...The server we had this trip...He was great !! and fun...he DIDNT even write our order down and IT WAS ALL RIGHT !!!...lol..Most places STILL get it wrong when they write it down....Food was Delish....as Always !! Thanks for the great visit...again

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Reviewed 24 June 2014 via mobile

Nothing special here but pretty expensive for the quality. You are paying for the coke theme atmosphere.

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