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“Good food, friendly atmosphere”

TL's Family restaurant
Ranked #12 of 35 Restaurants in Manteo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Diner
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Good for: Cheap Eats, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Spartanburg, South Carolina
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79 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Good food, friendly atmosphere”
Reviewed 1 December 2013

TLs is in an old Hardees fast food place so it's not the biggest restaurant in town, kind of basic. It makes up for that by being super friendly and treating everyone like a 'local' which most of the diners seem to be. The decor is plain with pictures of fishing from days gone by. We all had assorted seafood. Everything was fried, properly prepared and tasted darn good. I recommend it for a quick lunch. Don't let the looks of TLs deceive you; you really can't go wrong here.

Visited November 2013
2 Thank hatterasjack
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English first
Manteo, North Carolina
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Down Home Cooking”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

Been going to TL's for years. You really feel like family there. They always have awesome specials and you can even get Breakfast for dinner if you want! Closes early after lunch on Sundays...but you should give it a try for some good down home southern cooking. Won't Break the Bank either!

Visited October 2013
2 Thank Chrissy M
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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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106 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Good down home cooking”
Reviewed 5 November 2013

We were surprised to find that on a Sunday in Manteo we could not find a restaurant open at 9:30AM downtown, so we hopped in the car and went out to the main road where we found TL's family restaurant. Nice southern charm added to breakfast, the usual and customary eggs and meats, but having the grits and homemade biscuits really made this special for this Northerner...the decor is truly downhome with a gigantic stuffed marlin over the counter seats and a moose head as well. We were pleased and satisfied with our breakfast, but especially with the friendly service. When ever any server asks where we're from there is always a good feeling and lively conversation, seems we're the furthest north she encountered in some time, glad we could represent!

  • Visited October 2013
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63 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Eat like a local at this unpretentious place with very good food”
Reviewed 27 October 2013 via mobile

This is one of those great local places with good home cooking, plenty of food for the price, and local clientele who don't mind chatting with the tourists about local goings on. Good meatloaf, sides include things like pickled beets and string beans cooked with fatback. Not fancy, but filling.

  • Visited May 2013
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1 Thank JoyinVirginia
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Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Eat where the locals do”
Reviewed 14 October 2013

Down home comfort food cooking. Inexpensive to low moderate pricing, big portions, great hushpuppies. Breakfast anytime, local seafood, childrens menu.

Visited July 2013
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