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Blue Moon Beach Grill

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American, Fish & Chips, Bar, Seafood, Grill
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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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...
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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Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 784
    Excellent
  • 174
    Very good
  • 46
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Fantastic Food and Friendly Staff

We stopped for a mid-afternoon meal with my husband and mother-in-law while visiting the Outer Banks. The staff members were very friendly and made us feel comfortable. My husband ordered the mahi-mahi BLT which was absolutely the best grilled fish sandwich he has had! (That's his favorite type of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
Kiboy
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

We stopped for a mid-afternoon meal with my husband and mother-in-law while visiting the Outer Banks. The staff members were very friendly and made us feel comfortable. My husband ordered the mahi-mahi BLT which was absolutely the best grilled fish sandwich he has had! (That's his favorite type of sandwich to order whenever we are near a beach so he... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

I had a chance to eat at blue moon for lunch my friend ordered the philly steak and I ordred the burger med rare. the philly she said it was dry like the cooked the life out of it and my med rare burger was well done and when the server asked us how was every thing I showed her... More 

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buoyboy, Owner at Blue Moon Beach Grill, responded to this review

I am sorry you were not pleased with your lunch. The cheese steak is probably our most popular lunch item. It is cooked to order, from shaved rib eye, and then dressed with a cheese of your choice. If the steak was too dry, we do apologize. Burgers are subjective and from a definition stand point, a medium rare burger... More 

Manahawkin, New Jersey
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I have been here several times and it has always been a pleasure. Was recently there with a group of 6 fishermen. Excellent service and the food is always fresh and tasteful. We ate there towards the end of the night and was impressed with how the whole crew tore the kitchen apart and cleaned everything.

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buoyboy, Owner at Blue Moon Beach Grill, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting us with your fishermen friends. We are glad that you enjoyed your meal and "we were on the money". The end of a long day can be grueling for the kitchen staff, and for you to praise our food and service AND complementing the kitchen for their cleaning is great. Every day we break down the kitchen... More 

Olney, Maryland
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134 reviews 134 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Ate here several times. Obviously we would not have gone back again and again if it was not for the excellent food and service. All of the meals we had were outstanding. One of my traveling companions stated the mahi mahi BLT was the best he had ever eaten. Another thought the calamari was a little tough but for 6... More 

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buoyboy, Owner at Blue Moon Beach Grill, responded to this review

Wow, 18 meals during your stay. We appreciate your business a lot! We pride ourselves in serving only the very freshest seafood. Our Mahi Mahi BLT is one of our most popular menu items. Think about it........fresh Mahi complemented by bacon and tomato.......what's not to like? Our calamari is cooked to order, and occasionally squid can be tough, especially if... More 

Chesapeake, VA
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84 reviews 84 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

Had dinner hear last night based on friends and locals recommendation. I must agree it is one of the best places to eat in OBX. Really enjoyed all of the fish tacos, the fish was cooked perfectly, not over done. The slaw was fresh and crisp. Trish had the fried green tomato special and a caesar salad, she loved them... More 

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buoyboy, Owner at Blue Moon Beach Grill, responded to this review

Well that is our "daily double"! If we can deliver outstanding food and service, we feel that we completed our mission. Thank you so much for visiting us and sharing your time with us. We sincerely appreciate your business. Cheers and bon appetit to you. More 

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3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I decided I wanted to eat here after reading the reviews on TripAdvisor. I'm so glad we did. The food was amazing. The service was amazing. We totally enjoyed it.

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buoyboy, Owner at Blue Moon Beach Grill, responded to this review

We like it............short........sweet............amazing. Thanks for visiting us. We appreciate your business and we are glad you visited us. Cheers and bon appetit!! More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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185 reviews 185 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

There were 7 of us, and we were celebrating our last night together in the OBX. We couldn't have selected a better restaurant to end our OBX experience. Everything was perfect! Every appetizer, entree, beer, cocktail, dessert and service was outstanding. As a self-professed foodie, I've only experienced this kind of dining in the OBX when Penguin Isle was in... More 

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buoyboy, Owner at Blue Moon Beach Grill, responded to this review

Dang, that was one great review. Thank you so much for the nice write up, sharing your visit with us, and giving us a great endorsement. We are glad you enjoyed your food. You highlighted many items, and the reading public will surely enjoy your assessment. Tell your "hop head" husband that our sister restaurant, which just opened up, Blue... More 

Smithfield, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Had heard great things about their wings. They are jerk savory and just delicious. Not a big place so go early if you have a group of 6 or more😉

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buoyboy, Owner at Blue Moon Beach Grill, responded to this review

Dang, that was one great review. Thank you so much for the nice write up, sharing your visit with us, and giving us a great endorsement. We are glad you enjoyed your food. You highlighted many items, and the reading public will surely enjoy your assessment. Tell your "hop head" husband that our sister restaurant, which just opened up, Blue... More 

Hillsborough, North Carolina
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59 reviews 59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

The mussels appetizer was excellent - nice slightly spicy broth. Fresh fried oysters were amazing. Others in my party raved about the fresh tuna and the beer selection.The staff is really nice and accommodating - not at all bothered that two of our party only had drinks. This is also a family friendly place. The baby in our party was... More 

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buoyboy, Owner at Blue Moon Beach Grill, responded to this review

First, please accept my thanks for visiting us and your kind words. We sincerely appreciate your business. Yes, we are a family owned business, and we are very family friendly. Thank you for noticing this and giving the staff a shout out. We hope to see you again soon. Cheers and bon appetit! More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

When we visited OBX in october 2014, this place was referred to us by a local. So this trip, we decided to go. First and very cool way, if there is a wait, they take your cell number to text you when your table is ready. I've never experienced that and it is really awesome. You aren't tethered to standing... More 

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buoyboy, Owner at Blue Moon Beach Grill, responded to this review

Amber, it is so great to hear your report. We love it when we surprise folks. We know the shopping center is old and tattered, which tends to set the bar pretty low. When folks see that we mean business when we say, "once in a blue moon dining experience", it definitely surprises them. Thanks for pointing out that your... 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, Grill

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