Sun Fish Grill

Categories: Seafood, Family Restaurant

Contact Information

813B Ocean Trail
Foodlion Shopping Plaza
Corolla, NC 27927

Phone: 252-453-4663


Hours of Operation

Sunday-Thursday: 11am-10pm

Friday & Saturday: 11am-11pm

Open April through October 31

Meals served: Lunch, Dinner

  • Shrimp and scallops
  • Bounty
  • Lobster
  • Steakhouse mushroom & swiss
  • Bar
  • Crab Legs
  • Salad with grilled tuna
  • Sun Fish Grill
  • Crabcake sandwich
  • Fresh shrimp
  • A Refreshing Drink

The Sun Fish Grill is affectionately known as “the only sea food shack in Corolla”. The owners, management and staff pride themselves in providing a relaxing dining atmosphere with excellent food and friendly service.  

Do you like fresh local seafood, or whole live Maine lobster? The Sun Fish Grill has it every day of the week!  The Sun Fish Grill also offers land lubber’s delights and healthy wraps and salads. The produce is fresh and the desserts are yummy. Happy hour is 3-5 every day with great food and drink specials to help you cool off and unwind. You will love bringing your friends and family to the Sun Fish Grill.


  • Health Department Grade:  100.5
  • Lounge/Bar:  Full bar. Happy hour 3-5pm
  • Share Meal Policy:  Okay
  • Gift Shop:  T-shirts and hats. OBX souvenirs.
  • Credit Cards:  Accepted
  • Reservations:  Accepted
  • Attire:  Casual
  • Banquet Facilities:  Wedding Rehearsal Dinner
  • Handicap Accessible:  Wheelchair accessible
  • On Site Parking:  Yes
  • Serve Safe Certification:  Yes
  • Table Side Service:  Yes
  • Take Out:  Yes
  • Fisherman's Catch:  Yes
  • Good for Groups:  Yes


The Sun Fish Grill opened on Easter in 2009 to a welcoming group of local and vacationing guests.  Located on Ocean Trail in the Food Lion Shopping Center, The Sun Fish Grill has quickly become a favorite restaurant in Corolla. The number of patrons has grown each year, a testimony to the delicious food, attentive service and reasonable prices.

Chef Biography

Sun Fish Grill

Michael Anderson is the lead chef at The Sun Fish Grill. Michael grew up in the kitchens of excellent Outer Banks Restaurants. He “cut his teeth” in restaurant work  as a teenager, and loved it so much that he attended Johnson and Wales University receiving his culinary arts degree in 1997. Michael has twenty three professional years of experience at some of the most highly regarded restaurants on the Outer Banks. He specializes in Eastern Carolina Coastal Cuisine, using his own recipes combined with the influence of his family and the excellent chefs that he has worked with over the years. Michael spends most of his waking hours in The Sun Fish Grill kitchen. His hard working staff follows his lead of creatively preparing delicious food.

Owner Biography

Sun Fish Grill

John Hugh started as a lobsterman in Maine. He then went on to distribute live Maine lobsters to Boston and Philadelphia markets. John has owned and operated several successful restaurants in Maine since 1997, including the renowned Bayview Restaurant in Camden, Maine. John’s wife Donna, founded “The Travelling Gourmet”, which provided private chef and event services in Boston and Los Angeles.  John and Donna joined their talents and their passion for good food to create “The Sun Fish Grill”.  Visit one time and you are sure to return over and over again.

Specialties & Additional Menu Options

  • Regional Produce: 

    Fresh local produce daily!

  • Menu Seafood: 

    Fresh local seafood daily! Whole live Maine lobsters all day, every day. Fresh little neck clams and Alaskan snow crab.

  • Beverage Specials: 

    Refreshing drink specials during happy hour, 3-5pm daily!

  • Course Specialties: 

    Sun Fish Grill features whole live Maine lobsters daily as their signature menu item! Sun Fish Grill also features fresh salads with house made dressing. Among customer favorites is the "Bounty", a fresh salad made with local greens, cucumbers, asparagus, summer squash, avocado, tomatoes, strawberries and goat cheese with a house vinaigrette dressing.


Average Rating for this Restaurant: 5 Stars based on 3 reviews
  1. Sun Fish Grill
    Rating: 5 Stars
    Absolutely Recommended

    I would absolutely recommend the Sunfish Grill to others visiting the Outer Banks.The food we had was presented wonderfully. It was fresh and was some of the tastiest food we have had in a long time.

  2. Sun Fish Grill
    Rating: 5 Stars
    "Good food, reasonable price"

    The food at Sun Fish Grill is very good. The specials are wonderful and are very reasonable. The flounder sandwich I had was delicious.

  3. Sun Fish Grill
    Rating: 5 Stars
    We Eat at Sun Fish all the Time

    My husband and I eat at the Sunfish Grill every time we come to the Outer Banks. We love the fish. It is always fresh and prepared wonderfully. We have had great experiences every time we have eaten at the Sun Fish Grill.

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