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Blue Moon Beach Grill

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American, Fish & Chips, Bar, Seafood, Barbecue, Grill, Pub
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4104 South Virginia Dare Trail, #16, Nags Head, NC 27959
+1 252-261-2583
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Takeout
Description: Blue Moon Beach Grill is located at MP 13 in sunny, downtown Nags Head. We...
Blue Moon Beach Grill is located at MP 13 in sunny, downtown Nags Head. We are just down the road from Jockey's Ridge in Surfside Plaza. We are open 7 days a week from 11:30 AM till 9:00 PM. Our goal is to provide each customer with a "once in a blue moon" dining experience.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good food near the beach

Some excellent fish plates and a good atmosphere that had us return for a second meal. In a strip mall but that doesn't matter once you are inside. Great service.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
nytraveller2020
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New York City, New York
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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New York City, New York
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Some excellent fish plates and a good atmosphere that had us return for a second meal. In a strip mall but that doesn't matter once you are inside. Great service.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We arrived on the island just in time for lunch. I had read other reviews for this restaurant and decided we should give it a try. We had to wait a little over an hour for our table but the time went by quickly as we enjoyed our refreshments outside at a little picnic area. Two people in our group... More 

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Will S, Owner at Blue Moon Beach Grill, responded to this review

Jules0691, thanks for sharing your island time with us. We appreciate your shout out and we are glad to hear that you will be back. Cheers and bon appetite!! More 

Bentonville, Virginia
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

My husband and I stopped here for lunch. It's in a shopping center, so we had a hard time finding it at first, but I'm glad we did! My husband loved the beer! Lunch was tasty and filling. We bought a bottle of their serrano sauce and my husband puts it on everything. We we definitely come back on our... More 

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Will S, Owner at Blue Moon Beach Grill, responded to this review

Thanks for finding us.....we prefer to not think of our location as an old shopping center (while it is), we like to think of it as located in beautiful downtown Nags Head. We look forward to your next visit, and thanks again for visiting us. Cheers! More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Great food, and service. And of course drinks. Took a little bit it get a table, this was my second time visiting . Seems to be a popular spot. Be prepared to wait a little bit for a table.

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Will S, Owner at Blue Moon Beach Grill, responded to this review

Thank you Justin, we appreciate your business and your 5 star review. AND.....thanks for waiting. I am glad that you felt the wait was worth the effort. Cheers!! More 

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

After waiting over an hour and fifteen minutes to be seated, we found the wings to be laden with a heavy rub. Dinner of pork and a salad was okay. Oysters were tasty. We will probably give it another try!

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Will S, Owner at Blue Moon Beach Grill, responded to this review

Hey Jacuelinef2015, sorry you were disappointed. The wings are not Buffalo Wild Wings. The menu clearly states that they are seasoned with a "jerk rub".....very Caribbean. We know that they aren't for everyone, but those that love them are down right passionate about them. Glad you enjoyed everything else. Please know that we appreciate your business and hope that you... More 

Upstate, New York
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Went to this place after reading the reviews, especially the 22 negative out of 1,261 at the time! The service was outstanding! We were a party of three. Our meals were prepared as asked (hold this, that on the side - you get the picture). The general manager delivered our meal and then checked back. I saw him doing likewise... More 

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Will S, Owner at Blue Moon Beach Grill, responded to this review

Hey Imp823, thanks for the shout out. I bet those 22 negative reviews were a interesting read. Sometimes we, like all restaurant owners, scratch our heads with some of the reviews. Now lets get to the burger. We accept the challenge and we will continue to strive to be "your" best burger ever. Let us know when we achieve our... More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

We consider ourselves shrimp and grits aficionados and we LOVED the shrimp and grits here. Loved it. It's tiny, so we were glad we came early. Fun atmosphere and great food. Can't beat it.

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Will S, Owner at Blue Moon Beach Grill, responded to this review

A shrimp and grits aficionado can be a difficult task to lovingly deal with. We are glad that we arose to the occasion. Thanks for the shout out and a special grits bon appetite wish goes your way. Cheers!! More 

Williamsport, Pennsylvania, United States
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Lived at the OBX for 9 years now... And I have never went here. A coworker of mine who came down on vacation recommend it to me. I went there and I was completely blown away. Very friendly staff and very attentive waitress. We got the buffalo shrimp for an appetizer. Huge shrimp and amazing sauce! My boyfriend got the... More 

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Will S, Owner at Blue Moon Beach Grill, responded to this review

Hey Heidi, where have you been for the last 9 years? We are glad found us and liked what you found. We have put your name on a chair, earmarked for our great locals.......cheers and bon appetite!! More 

Portsmouth, Virginia
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The fish tacos were fresh and amazing. Glad it wasn't fried. The kids had Fish and Chips and their plates were cleaned completely off. My wife had a steak and cheese sandwich that was huge and had plenty to eat for left overs.

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Will S, Owner at Blue Moon Beach Grill, responded to this review

Hey Mikelives, we are so glad everyone enjoyed your meals. Please know that we sincerely appreciate your business and we are glad that you shared your Outer Banks time with us. Cheers and bon appetite! More 

Nutley, New Jersey
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

The food was great. For appetizers we loved the jerked chicken wings and fried okra. My only complaint is the wait time - 2 hrs. They r flexible in that you give your cell phone number and then text you when the table is almost ready. That way you can wait at your residence if u r close. However, I... More 

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Will S, Owner at Blue Moon Beach Grill, responded to this review

Hey djcbj70, thanks for visiting us. We appreciate your business. Yes, the wait can be formidable, however, if you find a restaurant during high season without a wait, you are very lucky or there is a good reason there is not a wait. The population swells from 35,000 to over 300,000, thus the wait. We think our phone app provides... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4104 South Virginia Dare Trail, #16, Nags Head, NC 27959
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Nags Head
  • Phone Number: +1 252-261-2583

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 40
  • Cuisine: American, Fish & Chips, Bar, Seafood, Barbecue, Grill, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine

Description

Blue Moon Beach Grill is located at MP 13 in sunny, downtown Nags Head. We are just down the road from Jockey's Ridge in Surfside Plaza. We are open 7 days a week from 11:30 AM till 9:00 PM. Our goal is to provide each customer with a "once in a blue moon" dining experience.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?