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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, 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
Amazing food, long wait

Food was incredible, portions are huge, a little expensive but so worth it. Get there early, they don't take reservations! I had the tuna entree... Prefectttt.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
Kayleigh D
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Sunnyside, New York
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
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Harrison, Ohio
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We went for dinner. It was crowded but what good place isn't? Definitely worth the wait. We had blackened Tuna bits for appetizer--delicious! Husband had crab legs, he said they were great. I had the Margarita pizza and ate the whole thing!!!!! Very friendly staff. Get the banana cream pie for dessert !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

After coming to OBX on vacation for a number of years, we decided to try The Black Pelican for the first time. What a treat! The food was prepared perfectly and everything was delicious! Their version of Shrimp and Grits was out of this world! A really spicy treat! This will definitely be on our list every year!!

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Ferndale, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

After a very hot day at Wright Bros., Museum our large group was looking for a lunch. We found the Black Pelican was able to accommodate 13 of us. My husband's flounder was great. Also my daughter had shrimp and grits that was tasty. Plenty of beer and drinks available. The staff was attentive. Plenty of parking.

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Sunnyside, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Food was incredible, portions are huge, a little expensive but so worth it. Get there early, they don't take reservations! I had the tuna entree... Prefectttt.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

For the last 6 years we have gone here out last night on the Outer Banks, food is always very good. Atmosphere is great, though you want to sit downstaits if possible

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Chillicothe, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We ate at the Black Pelican on Saturday, July 11. When we arrived a thunderstorm with heavy rain was taking place. Being a Saturday night the parking lot and restaurant were crowded. We found a place to park and proceeded to go to the second level of the restaurant where we were seated on a screened covered porch where we... More 

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Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We had a group of six, eating everything from shrimp ans grits to fried grouper to grilled shrimp. Everyone enjoyed their meal. Very nice place.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Great place to eat at the beach. Got there at 5 and had to wait an hour still for a large party. The food was excellent. Prime Rib was very tasty and such a large portion I couldn't eat it all. My daughter had the ribs and they were very peppered so she had to scrape all of the seasonings... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Best food we had during our two weeks in OBX! Menu has variety to please all. Food was well prepared and seasoned. Dishes had a bot of flair and lots of flavor. Well priced and service was friendly and quick. The atmosphere is loud and many large groups but not so loud so you cound't converse with table. I highly... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The Black Pelican is situated in an old life saving station and offers as such a special atmosphere. And when you are lucky to get a seat near the windows overlooking the turquoise coloured ocean you will enjoy the very good food even better.Do you prefer to sit at the bar? The food will be not be different: for me... More 

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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: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
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?