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Blue Moon Beach Grill

4104 South Virginia Dare Trail, #16, Nags Head, NC 27959
+1 252-261-2583
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Ranked #1 of 71 Restaurants in Nags Head
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $40
Cuisines: Seafood, Café, Fish & Chips
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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.
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English first
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

This restaurant is one of the best in Nags Head. The seafood is fresh and soo awesome!! Everything we had there was amazing. We ending up visiting this restaurant multiple times. Always busy, testament to a good place, so be ready to check-in. They take your phone number and txt you when your table is ready. Couldn't be easier and... More

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

We love Blue Moon Beach Grill. The food is great and the service is wonderful. The worst part about Blue Moon Beach Grill is that everybody else knows how great it is hence it is always packed with hungry patrons. But a good as this restaurant is, I will be happy to wait my turn. :)

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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52 reviews 52 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Ya' gotta try a place that Trip Advisor rates as #1 in Nags Head…so we did. Yes, be ready to wait…we got there at 3 p.m. on a Monday and it was still 45 mins. But there are shops to wander through and they're great about notifying you on your cell phone when it's your turn. All of the staff... More

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

Nancy, we are glad you had a special meal. Please know that we appreciate your business. The soft shells were exceptionally nice. We don't serve frozen soft shells, and in late August there is sometimes one last "shed' and our supplier in Colington gives us a great supply. And yes, all our desserts are made locally and are exceptionally fresh... More

Virginia Beach
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We ate here for lunch at the start of our OBX vacation. We sat at the bar (with our children) and were greeted by our friendly bartender. We tried the calamari and it was delicious- different than the norm (no red sauce). The kids had cheese steaks, I had mahi BLT, and my husband the special (tuna). All were well... More

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

Thanks so much for visiting Blue Moon Beach Grill. We are glad you enjoyed your meals and we appreciate the endorsement of our calamari. The calamari is different.........a lemon pepper sauce is not the norm. We think it is unique and pretty darn good. Glad to hear you agree. We look forward to your return visit. Cheers and bon appetit!! More

Cornelius, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

This place opens at 11:30 a.m. and there is a wait by 11:50. The wait can be up to 1.5 hours so get there early or wait until after 1:30. The food is excellent and prepared artfully. A must if you're in Nags Head!

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

Thanks for waiting, and know that we appreciate your business. Yes, the wait can be a bit much during the high season. Any restaurant that has good food will have a wait. The solution to this is to come back and visit us during the shoulder season or off season. We are open 12 months a year and the dining... More

Freehold, New Jersey
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Amazing food in a cute bar setting. It's in a strip mall so no view but great food. My husband and I took the kids for lunch one day during our vacation. I had the crab soup which was so good. I also had the blackened shrimp sandwich with arugula And a fried green tomato, it was fantastic. My husband... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

We went here on our last night in OBX. We had 10 people in our party and we had different tastes and preferences - a vegaterian, non-seafood eaters, etc. Everyone found something great to eat. Food was fresh and very well prepared. Swordfish was especially good. Service was attentive and well paced. We will definitely be back next summer!

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

We hope you had a great vacation and we look forward to your return visit. Your business is greatly appreciated and we hope to create more outstanding meals for you and your group. Cheers and bon appetit!! More

St Paul, MN
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We went to a few restaurants in the OBX this late summer. All were very good and here are my rankings: 1 Blue Moon 2 Food Dudes Kitchen 3 Kill Devils Frozen Custard 3 Sam & Omies 4 Tortugas Lie 6 Grits Grill 7 Dunes Restaurant Blue Moon - We only waiting 10 minutes to get in at about 3pm,... More

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

Thanks for the number one rating. All of the restaurants you name are great restaurants. We appreciate your vote of confidence and we appreciate your business. Cheers and bon appetit!! More

Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

This is our third year at the Blue Moon, and we always make it our first restaurant stop when in the Outer Banks. Although tucked away in the back of a strip mall, the Blue Moon is no longer a secret gem. When we got there around 6:30 on Saturday, the wait was already 90 minutes. While waiting, you can... More

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

We really appreciate your kind review. We do want to clarify that Blue Moon Beach Grill will not be moving. We are firmly planted in the corner of this old shopping center and plan on many more years of service. We promise our high standards will not be diminished. We are opening another restaurant in Pirates Cove. It should be... More

Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I have been here around 15 times and it is always great. The watermelon margarita.... YUM. best dish hands down is the shrimp Napoleon for an app and the Philly cheesesteak.

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

We appreciate you and your repeat visits..........Thanks for being a "regular". See you soon..........!! More

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