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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
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene
Large groups

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  • 418
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  • 129
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  • 41
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  • 23
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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
Most recent review
Good splurge during off season

My husband and I choose this to be our splurge dinner..As this was off season pretty much only place open. But it was delicious I opted for the Greek salad and in house crab ragoo. My husband got the ribs , mashed potatoes, and green beans I want to state again, you get your monies worth as there... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
CBrady-Quarrick
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Youngstown, Ohio
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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895 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Youngstown, Ohio
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

My husband and I choose this to be our splurge dinner..As this was off season pretty much only place open. But it was delicious I opted for the Greek salad and in house crab ragoo. My husband got the ribs , mashed potatoes, and green beans I want to state again, you get your monies worth as there are no... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We were in town for a food show and decided on the Pelican for dinner...and we were very pleased! When we couldn't decide between all of the wonderful appetizers and entrees, Sarah led the way very well. As the co-owner of a restaurant, I know the value of a good server. They can make or break the experience. The food... More 

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Yorktown, VA
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183 reviews 183 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Went here for lunch in a group of 13 friends and we were able to get separate checks. The food was good except the fish and crabcakes were over cooked. I had a yummy raspberry margarita and there is a good selection of beer available. We didn't have room for dessert but it looked great. $19 for a margarita and... More 

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Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The Black Pelican is a great place for the whole family. It fronts the "Beach Road" and has limited Ocean Views (upper dinning room). It is partially housed in the old Kitty Hawk Life Saving Station boat house. Rustic, Nautical interior. The menu offers everything from wood fired personal pizzas and hamburgers to local seafood favorites. It is moderately priced... More 

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Severna Park, Maryland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We had the clam bake for two. It was good but needed a bit more seasoning. With that said, the menu was interesting, staff attentive, and food well presented. I would go back and recommend to others.

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Linden NC
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Great service ,great food and drinks.Recommend the Pork Shank with the raspberry reduction.The fried oyster and rock fish was amazing not at all greasy.Our server gave us a dessert on her for our Anniversary.

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Chesapeake, Virginia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Black Pelican is always a must whenever I am on the OBX! I recommend the curry hummus, tuna bites, shrimp & grits, and Rene's homemade key lime pie. Anything Rene makes is better than anything you've ever put in your mouth. My family has gone there for years and enjoys going back each time. Go early to get a seat!... More 

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Burlington, NC
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

A restaurant with good food and a history behind the building! I chose the grilled salmon with rice and steamed vegetables. A bit expensive at $20, but it was good. Now for the history.... the building was originally the Lifesaving Station #6. This is where the Wright brothers came to use the telegraph to let the world know that man... More 

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Niceville
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

My wife and I went to this restaurant three nights ago, when we first arrived in Kitty Hawk, after reading good reviews of this place. The reviews were accurate, and we had a good meal with good service. I would recommend this place.

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ohio
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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

only ate here 1 time, will be back as the seafood pizza was outstanding., place was packed for lunch, gotta be good.

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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?