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2028 S Virginia Dare Trl, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948-7760
252-441-2906
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7:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast

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  • 32
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
CLOSED?

My family visits the Ship's Wheel every single year (several times while on vacation). But this year, 2015, the sign said CLOSED. Not sure what is going on but am very, very disappointed. What is going on?

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 10, 2015
Diane B
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

My family visits the Ship's Wheel every single year (several times while on vacation). But this year, 2015, the sign said CLOSED. Not sure what is going on but am very, very disappointed. What is going on?

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This is a great little spot for a bite to eat. There's nothing fancy about this place. Think hole in the wall beach diner. It gets crowded and can be slow, but if you beat the church crowd on a Sunday morning you're pretty much good to go. The pancakes are great, but nothing was bad.

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Kill Devil Hill
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Nothing fancy but great food! Their sausage gravy is what sausage gravy is supposed to taste like! Great pancakes too and very affordable. We will be back!

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PA
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Went to Ships Wheel 9/2/14 as it is close to rented house. Just average and probably would not return. Server was nice enough but food was nothing special. Wife's pancakes were 3 large very and very flat with not much taste. I had 2 eggs bacon and hash browns with toast. With coffee total Bill was $21.50.

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Washington, North Carolina
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56 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

If you love pancakes, then you will love this place. Prices are creeping up this year, but it did not stop me from my annual trips to Ships Wheel for breakfast. Service can be slow if they are packed, but it will be worth the wait!

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Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Great service, and food. The pancakes were yummy! Our waiter was a male, forgot his name, but he is so nice, and did a great job! Small place, but great for smaller parties. Located on the beach Rd.

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Gainesville, Florida
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I ordered one egg over-medium and received two eggs over-easy. My boyfriend found a hair in his food that was definitely not his. When we told the waiter, he insisted none of the cooks have hair and said "What do you want me to do about it?" He didn't take my boyfriend's meal off the bill! Are you serious? Worst.... More 

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Raleigh, NC
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

My husband and I two days in a row. They have all of the breakfast staples, good service from a pleasant staff. Really good hash browns, I never eat them ... these were really good. Nice thin hotcakes and good sausage. It's a good breakfast and worth the stop.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The service was HORRIBLE! I always liked this restaurant when my family came to the outer banks when I was growing up, so I wanted to bring my wife on our first year anniversary. She does not like eggs, so she wanted to order "the Ship's Mast" (2 eggs, hash browns, and hotcakes for $5.99), with sausage instead of eggs.... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We were walking distance and our Property Management Company recommended them. Food is good, service is even better and they have a good selection of food to order.

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Additional Information about Ship's Wheel

Address: 2028 S Virginia Dare Trl, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948-7760
Phone Number: 252-441-2906
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Kill Devil Hills
Open Hours:
Sunday 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Monday 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2028 S Virginia Dare Trl, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948-7760
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Kill Devil Hills
  • Phone Number: 252-441-2906

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 1:00 pm

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