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Grits Grill

5000 S Croatan Hwy, The Outer Banks Mall, Nags Head, NC 27959-8500
+1 252-449-2888
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Diner, Delicatessen, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
5000 S Croatan Hwy, The Outer Banks Mall, Nags Head, NC 27959-8500
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Very good atmosphere and excellent southern cuisine . A first rate breakfast place , very busy but excellent service made for timely dining

Thank brianbollwage
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I give a 4 but maybe 3.5. It's good, but it's a diner. The service was great a 5 for sure. If you get there when there is a wait you have wait out in the heat as there is no room inside to wait....More

Thank RunnerWes
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The wait line seemed very long but we stopped anyway. The wait was only 15 minutes and well worth it. They had fantastic food and very friendly service. The grits were delicious. I will stop there again.

Thank Sandy C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nothing fancy just good food. The price....the portions....the food.....the service......and clean. My family and I always eat there when in Nags Head. They open at 6an and close at 2pm.

Thank Marion I
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small restaurant and can get crowded quickly at certain times during the day. The staff and service were excellent. They have a somewhat limited menu, but the selection is good. We had mainly seafood dishes. The shrimp and grits is fantastic -...More

Thank Stan222
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were seated by hostess. Asked hostess to put us in a booth. She accommodated us on a fairly busy morning in this diner styled restaurant. I ordered Kiss My Grits. Combo came with 2 eggs, 2 pancakes choice of meat- I chose sausage. Patties...More

Thank Bertram H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There's usually a wait for this restaurant, so keep that in mind when you are planning your visit. Grits scores a repeat visit from our family each year we visit the Outer Banks. While the grits are really good, the mixture of traditional breakfast and...More

Thank CatGirlly
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We go to Grits Grille every trip to the outer banks! Good breakfast! French toast and breakfast burrito came out piping hot! Friendly service!

Thank RavenMadness
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Greeted by a friendly staff and efficient waitress, we enjoyed an excellent breakfast and very large portions. This is a casual, family oriented diner style restaurant that offers reasonable prices. The establishment overall appears clean, and a staff member was cleaning the glass on the...More

Thank Liz D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I came here to eat breakfast. We waited about an hour to be seated because the place was so busy. Their grits were exceptional but the rest of the food was about average. It's worth the wait if you're looking for a...More

1  Thank Emily D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$12
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
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
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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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