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Blue Moon Beach Grill

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American, Seafood, Bar, Grill, Fish & Chips
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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
  • 776
    Excellent
  • 173
    Very good
  • 45
    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
Yummy

We had a couple of appetizers. Buffalo shrimp and French fries. Everything was awesome and the prices are reasonable. I had a glass of wine and my husband had a pain killer ( mixed drink). I highly recommend this place.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
jeeplas
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Durand
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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1,015 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Durand
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

We had a couple of appetizers. Buffalo shrimp and French fries. Everything was awesome and the prices are reasonable. I had a glass of wine and my husband had a pain killer ( mixed drink). I highly recommend this place.

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Albemarle, North Carolina
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Our party of four arrived at 5:35 and seated immediately. The place was full at 6. For starters we tried the calamari, buffalo shrimp, blackened shrimp and fried green tomatoes. All were very good. The buffalo shrimp are huge with a good spicey sauce. Then my wife and I had the Mahi Mahi BLT and Fish Tacos. Both were fresh... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We stopped by Blue Moon after touring the outer banks today and had a great evening. Our waitress, Kim, was sweet and attentive. The food was some of the best sea food/bar food we've had in a long time. I would highly recommend this place!

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

Sara, we are glad you ended your day at Blue Moon and surely do appreciate your business and your kind words. We also thank you for giving Kim a shout out. We love to hear great feedback about our good employees. Again, thanks for visiting us. Safe travels! More 

Ararat, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

The choices for restaurants on Nags Head are limited in the winter,but I'm glad. Otherwise we probably wouldn't have gone to The Blue Moon. On a Sunday night it was crowded, but worth the wait. The squash crab was fantastic. The scallops on seaweed salad were terrific. I would have given it 5 stars for food, except for the noise... More 

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

Hey Piglover, thanks for visiting us. We appreciate your business and we are glad you enjoyed your food. When we are busy, the restaurant has a vibrant vibe.......a little noisy, but probably what you would expect with a room full of people having fun. We hope you had some fun and we are glad you enjoyed your food............cheers and bon... More 

Tappahannock, Virginia
Top Contributor
161 reviews 161 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Somewhat disappointed in this place since our friends had recommended it so highly. This is a high end deep fried seafood dining experience so be prepared to drink plenty of beer to help the very large portions along. This is not a fine dining establishment - it is what it is - beach food and great beach food to be... More 

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

Thanks for visiting Blue Moon Beach Grill. I am glad you enjoyed your meal. I must say, in looking at your profile, you are certainly well traveled. I am sure you have had some great experiences. I hope you found our fragile sandbar to be a good travel experience. We agree, we are not fine dining, but we think we... More 

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

We ate here on our first nigh, at the recommendation of our hotel. It was awesome! We opted to sit at the bar, and waited on by the bartender who amazed us with both his speed and attentiveness to all his customers. The food was wonderful, and come hungry as there is no small portions in the outerbanks. I had... More 

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

Yes, we stay open year round for our locals and the hearty souls that visit our great sand bar. Thank you for visiting us. Our barkeep staff makes us proud........all of them. I suspect James was your bartender, and he is definitely takes care of his customers. Thanks for giving him a shout out. Speaking of shout outs.........how about that... More 

Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We were here on Valentine's Day for lunch. The restaurant was very busy and, on this uncharacteristically cold day, very crowded. Still, we were able to put our names in for the 30-40 minute wait and place our drink and appetizer order at the bar. The bartender was very nice and she made sure we were well taken care of.... More 

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

Thank you for sharing your Valentine's Day with us. We are glad you enjoyed your meals and we surely do appreciate your business. Your review is very well written and highlights what we think are the important things about the dishes you ordered. All we can say is........."cheers and bon appetit!" More 

Glen Allen, VA
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I come to the outer banks 10-12 times a year and this has become THE absolute first place we stop. We dont even stop at our condo anymore...we drive a few miles to sit at the bar, have our first adult beverage, toast to a weekend or long vacation...and this place ALWAYS delivers. My girlfriend has been getting the Phily... More 

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

Hey LBzzz, now those are kind words! First, allow me to thank you for your repeat business. It is appreciated very much. Allow me to help you avoid any embarrassment. So you are on a holiday, and you could plan a meal, shop and stand in line, cook, clean up and put the dishes away.........OR......you could sit at a friendly... More 

Washington Township, New Jersey
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Loved it. Best buffalo shrimp I have ever had. My husband was drooling over my clam po' boy, the same man who said he didn't get what was so great about po' boys. He ordered it for lunch the next day. We went on a very cold Saturday at about noon. The place was packed with a 1/2 hour wait... More 

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

Thanks so much for visiting us. We appreciate your business a lot. Buffalo shrimp are pretty darn good, we admit. They are a popular item and honestly, the feedback has been 100% positive. Living up to our established reputation takes daily effort. As the expression goes, "you can please some of the people all the time, but you can't please... More 

Kitty Hawk, NC
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Food was excellent. Service was outstanding. Will be back again and again! Pasta was lightly sauced and the perfect amount of seafood and veggies. Crab bisque was creamy, sweet and delicious. Jerk chicken appetizer was amazing. Spicy and sweet. I sampled a bit of every dish we ordered and it was all wonderful.

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
buoyboy, Owner at Blue Moon Beach Grill, responded to this review

Hey Asqfamily, we love getting good reviews from locals. A little love from Kitty Hawk is a great thing. We are so glad you enjoyed your Blue Moon experience. Please know we appreciate your business and your kind words. Cheers and bon appetit. 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, Seafood, Bar, Grill, Fish & Chips

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?