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Black Pelican Oceanfront Restaurant

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3848 Virginia Dare Trail, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949-4278
(252) 261-3171
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best shrimp and grits ever!

My wife and I couldn't wait to eat or lunch at BP. We heard the seafood pizza was the best, but we can't get away from the shrimp and grits. $$$

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
David W
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
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Toledo, Ohio
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

I had crab cakes ,rice and green beans . Even though this place was packed the wait time was only 15 to 20 minites. The food is very well prepared and fresh. The waiter was fantastic and knowledgeable of what was being served in the restaurant. Bill for 3 was 80 dollars and thats with drinking only water. But well... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

The Black Pelican was by far the best food of our trip. I had the special of the day which was the fish duo. A delicious combo of herb grilled wahoo and swordfish with caprese salad and heirloom tomatoes served over a bed of roasted red pepper risotto. Yeah, it's as good as it sounds. Service was decent but a... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We visited the Black Pelican for my son's birthday. We enjoyed reading about the history of the building and the tales of the Black Pelican, however the food and service were not very good. My tea was hot and it took a long time to get refills. My burger was not cooked the way I asked. I really feel that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

My wife and I couldn't wait to eat or lunch at BP. We heard the seafood pizza was the best, but we can't get away from the shrimp and grits. $$$

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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The restaurant is oceanfront which is hard to find in the Outer Banks. Not a fabulous view, but nice enough. Our waiter was great. Friendly and efficient. The seafood was fantastic. I had the crab cakes. They were priced about $25 and were delicious. My family had the filet mignon and also said it was great. Prices were right on... More 

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Greenwood Lake, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

My whole family loved their food - the best we have had in the outer banks! The special fish and steak was delicious. Beers were reasonably priced too - we are going back!

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Canandaigua, New York
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Stopped at the Black Pelican for dinner on our recent trip to the OBX. We got there early so we were seated right away (there was a long wait by the time we left). Everyone's food was very good. I had the shrimp and grits which were simply awesome! There is a great selection of food, something for everyone and... More 

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Great atmosphere and food. I had the crab cakes. Very good. My husband had fried shrimp and that also was good. We had the apple crisp dessert and it was absolutely delicious. We shared and couldn't eat it all.

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Winchester, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Wait to be seated was only 15 mins. though we were told it would be 45 mins . The waiting area has an easy to approach bar ,with quick and excellent service . The food was very good but not exceptional . I really liked the decor ,with what looked like lifesavers rowing oars suspended from the ceiling . Funneling... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We arrived during dinner hour so there was a wait, but we learned the patio above was open seating and served the same menu as inside. Weenjoyed local bears and. Great pizza. I wont mention the amazing desserts.

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Additional Information about Black Pelican Oceanfront Restaurant

Address: 3848 Virginia Dare Trail, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949-4278
Phone Number: (252) 261-3171
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Kitty Hawk
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Pizza, Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3848 Virginia Dare Trail, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949-4278
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Kitty Hawk
  • Phone Number: (252) 261-3171

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pizza, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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