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TL's Family restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
American, Diner
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US Highway 64/264, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954
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Manteo, North Carolina
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I have had both breakfast and lunch here. Both have always been good. For lunch I usually have two sides and salad bar for $ 1.OO more . Friendly and fast service.

Thank marcdjung
Charlotte, North Carolina
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65 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Be warned, this is your typical dirty dinner food. But oh my goodness, it is delicious! Granted this was one of the few restaurants actually open when we were there and we were starved. But my cheeseburger and fries and my husbands reuben and fries hit the spot! If we are ever back in Manteo, we would come back!

Thank PinkyandDaBrain
Greenville, North Carolina
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134 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The service was nice and the facility was clean. The meals were a bit pricey, but normal for the beach area. We had a group of 5 children and 5 adults. It didn't take long for the waitress to deliver our meals. However, the food was more on the warm to cold side. We mainly ordered chicken tenders, shrimp burgers,... More 

Thank zetaspeechlady
Chesapeake, Virginia
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

A Mom and Pop with a good breakfast. The portions were generous and the service was fast and friendly.

Thank Brian C
Durango, Colorado
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

It was average. Coffee good breakfast ok. Disappointing homefries...they were mini french fries with no seasoning so they should call them french fries. Toast soggy not toasted just warm. Not my favorite place for breakfast...over medium eggs, runny, veggie omelet chunks of broccoli, huge...

Thank gigity2015
Sedona, Arizona
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Went for breakfast at the recommendation of a local. Literally the worst breakfast I've ever had. Some kind of bowl that was supposed to have hash browns, gravy, sausage, and eggs. Sounds great right?! The "hash browns" we're legit french fries. The sausage tasted like chopped up hamburger and no gravy. I asked the waitress about the gravy, "we're out,"... More 

Thank joshuatwagner
Youngsville, North Carolina
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50 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

we stopped in here for lunch for the 1st time today, and will surely be back! we were greeted, seated,and attended to as soon as we walked in the door.our server was friendly, efficient, attentive, and pleasant. the menu is extensive, and we were happy to see that they also had a board listing specials for the day....we decided on... More 

Thank susan s
Nags Head, North Carolina
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143 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Had a blood lab test and needed to fast. Once the blood was drawn I WAS HUNGRY. Couldn't pass this place without trying it. Ignored the specials on the board and went for an omelet. Came with toast, and home fries. I was not hungry when I left. Free coffee refills apparently as many as you wanted. I saw one... More 

Thank Reviewer_Bob
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

After going to 3 other places that 1- wouldn't wait on us, 2-had no seating,3 - too expensive - SO VERY GLAD that we ended up at TL's. It appears the locals KNOW where to eat. Such polite people! Had a REAL burger - so thick! hand-patted and real meat. DELICIOUS!

Thank KingsportPamela
South Carolina
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183 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

This was our second visit, the first having been a little less than a year ago. The first trip was with a group. This trip was just the two of us. We recalled good homecooking and went back for more. This seems to be a local stopover judging by the conversations around us and the fact the fact that most... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Diner
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: US Highway 64/264, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Roanoke Island  >  Manteo
  • Phone Number: 2524733489

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?