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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: Lunch, Dessert, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, 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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  • 810
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  • 46
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  • 16
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Never disappointed.

Why try other places when one delivers every time? Our new thing is to sit at the bar and avoid the long waits. Bartenders are great servers, plus you can watch them making all their neat drinks. Calamari always great, mushroom soup was yummy. I had a blacken shrimp special with some Mac and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
mrsbaa85
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

Why try other places when one delivers every time? Our new thing is to sit at the bar and avoid the long waits. Bartenders are great servers, plus you can watch them making all their neat drinks. Calamari always great, mushroom soup was yummy. I had a blacken shrimp special with some Mac and cheese on it that was amazing.... More 

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NYC
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 NEW

Recommended to us by our guide at Corolla. This was the best find of our trip. Off-season so wait was short. Service was great, everyone was very friendly. We had the mahi BLT and the crab cake sandwich-both great. Perfect fries. Great wine and beer selection. We will go again.

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

Thank you for making the trek down from Corolla. I think the word is out that we have great food and drink, super service, and that we are a lively, fun place to visit. We sincerely appreciate your business, and we are glad that you enjoyed your meals. Please make the trip again and we will give you a second... More 

Portland, Oregon
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 NEW

We had heard that there was frequently a long line, but we happened to time it just right and were seated immediately. They cheerfully substituted salad for fries and asked if I wanted the dressing on the side. I had a delicious and healthy lunch and my husband was equally pleased with his.

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

Wow, Oregon is a long way from Nags Head..........glad you made the trip. I also am glad that we were able to accommodate your menu substitution. We hope to see you again soon.....maybe on a return visit. Till then, cheers and bon appetit! More 

charlotte,nc
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

My husband and I are in the Outer Banks on vacation and found the Blue Moon Beach Grill through the reviews here on trip advisor. All I can say is Thank You to everyone who reviewed this place. It's a great restaurant with a casual atmosphere, fantastic staff, and food that is simply amazing! We thoroughly enjoyed every meal we... More 

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

Thanks for visiting Blue Moon Beach Grill, we sincerely appreciate your business and we are delighted that you enjoyed your meals. Yes, shrimp and grits are one of our most popular entrees, quite possibly the most popular menu item. We are glad you liked it. If you want a different twist on shrimp and grits, try our sister restaurant Blue... More 

New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

Never had scallops so sweet or a blackened mahi mahi sandwich that dribbled down my arm with gusto. If you don't want to wait at the dinner rush, lunch is an excellent option. Not a restaurant to miss.

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

Thank you for visiting Blue Moon Beach Grill. Lunch or dinner, we don't care........you will receive the same great food and service. Yes, dinner can be busy, but so can some lunches. That is the nature of the Outer Banks restaurant scene. In summary, we appreciate your business and your enthusiastic endorsement. Cheers and bon appetit! More 

Cicero, IN
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

We made good time traveling from Indiana & arrived in Kitty Hawk 2 hours before check-in Saturday, April 25. So we made our way to the Blue Moon Beach Grill for a late lunch & all I can say is WOW! The experience was just as great as we remembered starting with the friendly greeting, seated promptly & the best... More 

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

We are glad we were able to give you a second "once in a blue moon" experience. Our executive chef always says, "we are only as good as our last bowl of soup". Thanks for using us as a "wind down" from that long trip from Indiana. That is quite a hike. Please know that we appreciate your business, and... More 

Hickory, NC
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

On our last night on the Outer Banks we chose to dine here after reading many positive reviews on Tripadvisor. I definitely recommend getting a reservation as this little gem is quite popular. We loved everything that we ordered and noticed a lot of food coming out of the kitchen that looked divine! I cannot express how tasty their French... More 

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

Thank you so much for your kind words. We are glad that you enjoyed your meal and that you thought the french fries were awesome. The fries are hand cut daily, blanched, and then fried upon ordering. No short cuts...........just TLC with a potato. Please know that we appreciate your business and thank you for sharing your review with the... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

As noted by others you wouldn't suspect what is inside from the strip center location. Clean and eclectic inside. Great service and great food. I had the crab cake dinner. The cakes were primarily crab versus breading. It came with very good fresh cut fries and cole slaw. My wife had fish tacos which she said were very good. We... More 

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

Hey Kevin, thanks for visiting Blue Moon Beach Grill. We are so glad that you enjoyed your food. And yes, that lemon blueberry cheesecake is an awesome dessert. We have been getting great feedback on it. Again, thank you for sharing your beach time with us, and please know that we do appreciate your business. Cheers! More 

Coarsegold, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Yes, it's hidden in a strip mall, but once inside, it's a truly pub feeling. The kitchen is open so you can watch food prepared, and even when they're slammed with orders, there's an easy congenial atmosphere. There wasn't a a table available, and we didn't want to wait so sat at the bar, and I recommend it. The wait... More 

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

We are glad we stopped you in your tracks! Thank you for visiting us and sharing your travel time with us. Your business is greatly appreciated. Cheers and bon appetit!! More 

PA
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

Tucked in a little strip mall, the food is amazing. Three of us visited and all three were completely thrilled with our selections. From wings, soup, salad, cheese steak sandwich...I had Mahi fish & chips. Some of the best ever!! If you visit OBX, look up this restaurant. You will not go away hungry!

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

We want to thank the three of you for visiting Blue Moon Beach Grill. While our strip mall setting is not the greatest, once you enter our doors we aim to please. As our mission statement says, "we want every guest to have a once in a blue moon dining experience." We appreciate your business and your kind words. Cheers... 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?