It is a good thing the Outer Banks are pretty, because the food generally seems to suck (see my review of the Sunset Grill in Duck for more). The Tomato Patch is but one example of the awful food I've paid for since I've been here. The Tomato Patch serves "Italian Classics, Fresh Salads, Gourmet Pizzas, etc." Now I must pause and laugh at the notion that what I tried to eat the other night was a "gourmet pizza". It was a frozen pizza shell that someone dressed in marinara sauce and cheese and then heated in an oven. It was not gourmet. It was not even good. Furthermore, I told the cashier that I would wait in the attached bar (called Dr.Unks) until the pizza was done. I asked her to let me know when it was ready. Two leisurely drinks later, we found our pizzas sitting on the counter getting cold. No one bothered to tell us they were ready. Take my advice: Unless you find some place else that makes pizza in Corolla, skip the Tomato Patch, go to the Food Lion, buy a Red Baron frozen pizza, and heat it up at your beach house. It will taste better, and if it gets cold before you eat it, you will only have yourself to blame.
P.S. Dr. Unks serves good, cheap beer, though, so I would recommend you go in there for a brew or two.