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Black Pelican Seafood Co.

3848 Virginia Dare Trail, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949-4278
877-890-6049
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Ranked #14 of 62 restaurants in Kitty Hawk
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
McLean, Virginia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We ate here again last night and really enjoyed ourselves! The history of the location is second to none and it is right across from the ocean with some great views from the bar area. This is definitely a restaurant that can be more upscale for an adult-only night out but can also accommodate large parties and families very well.... More

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Gainesville, Virginia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We went for lunch and ate on the covered patio upstairs. We had appetizers and entrees, each one delicious. I had the blackened tuna bite app, we also had the calamari and pelican wings. Two of us had the shrimp and grits, I can't even explain how awesome it tasted. If I have one suggestion for improvement, it is that... More

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KEYPORT
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

My husband and I and two children (8 & 10) ate here for lunch on the Saturday we arrived in Kitty Hawk. The restaurant just happened to be walking distance to the townhouse we were renting. As the rental was not yet ready when we arrived, we decided to have lunch at the Black Pelican. I quickly looked up the... More

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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Fresh fish is excellent. You can't go wrong. Former beach life saving station, tons of character. Good service, prices good for OBX.

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Virginia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

We were very excited to go to the Black Pelican based on recommendations and reviews. It started off quite nice when we were quoted a 45 minute wait time for a party of 12 but took only about 25 minutes to be seated. We ordered the crab dip for an appetizer which was outstanding but they gave you few chips... More

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Woodbridge, VA
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80 reviews 80 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Our family has been going the Black Pelican every summer for 15 years. We do not consider it a complete vacation without eating here at least twice. The third generation is just as excited about going there as is the oldest. No matter what we have had, it has been terrific. Some of our favorites are the Greek pizza and... More

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

If you want to enjoy great food, this is the place! We went a little late for the usual customer, around 8.30pm and easily found a table without waiting. We would like to be seated outside but it was full. The staff was friendly and helpful. Food was quickly served. Plates not as big as other restaurants but really tasty!... More

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW via mobile

My wife enjoyed a pleasant lunch on the porch of the Black Pelican overlooking the Atlantic. My burger was done right and was tasty; her Mahi also done correctly. The service was friendly.

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New Paltz, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 NEW

This review is odd for me as I have yet to get into this place - still trying and WILL succeed. This place doesn't take reservations. For a place that says it's family friendly, they are missing the mark. All have told me the food is good but the wait isn't; they tell you it will take a certain time... More

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Kitty Hawk, NC
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90 reviews 90 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We are locals and go to the Black Pellican several times/year. It is also our family tradition to take our party of 15 there (call ahead and warn them BTW even if they don't take reservations). I am concerned with the lack of consistency in this restaurant and often choose to go elsewhere to get something other than fried food... More

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