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Black Pelican Seafood Co.

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3848 Virginia Dare Trail, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949-4278
877-890-6049
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene
Large groups

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  • 288
    Very good
  • 130
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  • 41
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  • 24
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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
Very Nice Pub Atmosphere With Tasty Food

This is a comfortable place to eat alone at the bar, as a couple, or with a group. I've been here many times and never had a bad meal. Not my favorite spot on the beach, but certainly deserves at least one visit in a week and rises to the top of the list for a late night meal alone... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
MidlanticBoomerGuy
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Mechanicsburg, PA
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Redmond, Oregon
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168 reviews 168 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

The Black Pelican was recommended to us by several locals and they were correct. We had our best meal in the Barrier Islands here. The service was great and menu had good variety of choices. The food was excellent and the portions generous. You won't go wrong with a stop here.

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Mechanicsburg, PA
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110 reviews 110 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

This is a comfortable place to eat alone at the bar, as a couple, or with a group. I've been here many times and never had a bad meal. Not my favorite spot on the beach, but certainly deserves at least one visit in a week and rises to the top of the list for a late night meal alone... More 

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maryland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Very nice place to eat. Great wait staff and great pizza. Had a table of 4 and each got a different pizza. Prices are very good. Will go back again!

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NJ
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57 reviews 57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

What a great meal! Had the Prime Rib special and it was cooked to perfection! Service was excellent! Highly recommend making this a stop when on the Outer Banks!

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Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
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187 reviews 187 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Two in our party had the fish special which they both enjoyed. I had a filet which was cooked to perfection and very tasty..served with roasted vegetables. My friend had the berry salad with chicken.which is her favorite when she eats here. The service overall was good though the server could have had a better attitude..but maybe she was just... More 

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Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

I love going to the Black Pelican, and working front desk at a nearby hotel, that is the first place I recommend. Local seafood, great menu choices, a fantastic wine and beer list, and even better desserts make this semi oceanfront restaurant the place to go! Great for kids and adults alike, their menu will not leave you wanting! They're... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

1st time in the outer banks and recommended by nephew. Great place to eat. I had the Fish Duo (Herb grilled Wahoo & Swordfish. My wife had the ribs and both very good. Mark (our waiter) was very friendly and did a great job. Recommend dropping by if your in the area

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We were in the OBX for spring break-off season, many places were still closed for the winter but not the Black Pelican. Discovered this gem on Wednesday half-priced wine night, so we took advantage of that and carried our left-over wine home. With a group of 5 everyone had their best meal of the week, so good we went back... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Was first place we ate at on our trip, we had dinner. Pricing was pretty expensive but it was a finer establishment. But once food came out, the portion sizes were very small. The food was pretty good but nothing special. Took over 15 min to even get our drinks. We went to many other restraints during our stay and... More 

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Telford, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Just wanted a small dinner for myself, wife no all that hungry. We were seated immediately. Waiter, Shaw, quickly arrived, adjusted window shade, and took our drink order. Quickly returned with our iced tea and took our food order. Our food order arrived in short order, scallops wrapped in bacon for me with grilled vegies and mashed sweet potato. Wife... 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: 877-890-6049

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: 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?