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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: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, 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
Sit on the upstairs deck

The resort we stayed at mentioned this was a good place to go for dinner. We sat a Moe's across the street and watched people pile into the parking lot beginning at 5pm. It looked like a lot of families with small kids, so my husband and I were a bit hesitant to try it. Our first visit we... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Shelby Township, Michigan
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
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Fairfax, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The Black Pelican has always been a favorite of ours.The food is excellant and the service is outstanding.I highly recommend it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The parking lot was packed. We were seated immediately. The waiter was very attentive. We had calamari, prime rib, fila mignon and finished with the coconut creme pie. Everything was amazing!! We will definitely be back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

The Black Pelican serves great food. I had probably one of the top 5 tuna melts I have ever eaten and my wife's swordfish was superb. The staff was courteous and the view of the ocean was wonderful.

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Shelby Township, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

The resort we stayed at mentioned this was a good place to go for dinner. We sat a Moe's across the street and watched people pile into the parking lot beginning at 5pm. It looked like a lot of families with small kids, so my husband and I were a bit hesitant to try it. Our first visit we arrived... More 

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Newark Valley, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

If you want something different, made absolutely fresh just for you, this is the place. We had no reservation, so were seated at a counter looking straight into the kitchen. It was amazing watching these food artists at work. Everything was chopped up fresh and made on the spot. The salad girl was chopping fresh mushrooms into a salad. Very... More 

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Leesburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Went to The Black Pelican for dinner one night, and the wait was unbearable! So We had seen a bar upstairs looking over the Beautiful Ocean... So we went up there and they ended up serving dinner! I had ordered a Caesar Salad, and The Four Cheese Pizza. My dinner was amazing! The Black Pelican Is Great!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Poor to average food. No culinary specialties. Run of the mill food that is extremely overpriced. Waited for a waitress to show up 20 minutes after being seated. No apologies, no big deal to her, "well we are busy" she rudely stated. One dish in our party was the rack of ribs that was slow cooked. What we got was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Great restaurant and delicious food! It's worth the wait for a table. I got the Mahi Mahi and my Mother got bacon Scallops. Be sure to save room for dessert.

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Since it was the busiest part of the year, I shouldn't have expected that much. This restaurant was highly recommended, so I didn't think I wouldn't like it. I ordered from the specials, which started that the fish was seared. I expected a seasoned, lightly cooked fish meal. Instead I got two cardboard pieces of fish on something that was... More 

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Crete, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This restaurant is Ok, very popular family place with long lines at dinner time. You can pass time out on bar deck on the upper level or grab a drink to pass the time. Inside the place is well worn but appropriate for those coming straight off the beach. We were seated in the window front area facing the ocean.... More 

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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, Bar scene, Families with children
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?