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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 #3 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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Radford, Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

So while on vacation we were looking for new places to eat...we usually will cook at the house but will go out a couple of nights to try the local scene. I noticed this place several years ago because I enjoy Blue Moon beer but didn't think anything of it and we kept going. Well I am sorry that I... More

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

Well, its about time that you visited us!!!! Glad you enjoyed the meal, and we surely do appreciate your business. Yes, we are in a nondescript shopping center, but what we lack in curb appeal, we try to make up with great food and service. Seriously, thanks for giving us a try and thanks for the kind words and good... More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Recommended by Oasis....great food but long wait...2.5 hours. You can order on phone! Great jerk wings and vegetarian portobello mushroom with risotto...omg!

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

Yes, the jerk wings are great.......not your typical, off the shelf wing. Also, thank you for taking the time to review Blue Moon Beach Grill. Yes, the wait can be long during the high season. However, the wait is long at any beach restaurant that has good food. I do want to point out that we decline take out/phone orders... More

Finksburg, Maryland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

While this restaurant is not really hidden, it is in a location that might lead you to believe that it is nothing special. Nothing could be further from the truth. This place was really, really great! The food is prepared to really please those who want something special in their food. I chose the "Shrimp, Not a Burger. And, wow!... More

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

Our location has been a challenge and we are glad that you "hunted us down". While we don't have the infamous "water view", we will strive to give you a "once in a blue moon" dining experience. We appreciate your business and we hope to see you again. Cheers and bon appetit!! More

Mount Airy, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

My husband and I stumbled across the Blue Moon on our recent trip to the Outer Banks. We were eager to try local food and this place did not disappoint!! The prices were the best value of the entire trip and the food was excellent!! We had great service, even though we were there during the busy lunch rush. The... More

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

Saying that we are "The best restaurant on the Outer Banks" is a very nice compliment, since Trip Advisor lists 461 active restaurants. Thank you very much. We are glad that you enjoyed your meal and we hope to see you again soon. Thanks again. More

California
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

consistently came up on yelp and we see why. The food was very imaginative and our plates were clean. I could see why people repeat even with many other choices. This and Owens get out top picks. Blue Moon was simply amazing. The buffalo shrimp outstanding..etc.etc

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

Thank you for visiting Blue Moon. We appreciate your business and we are glad that you enjoyed your meal. We like being in the same company as Owens, because we think Owens is a great restaurant. They are a family owned and run restaurant, much like us, and have been in business since 1946. That's some staying power! We appreciate... More

Coshocton, Ohio
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The Blue Moon Beach Grill was a wonderful dining experience. The restaurant has a casual, clean,and fun beach atmosphere with an average sized bar with flat screen TVs, a small but nicely laid out dining room, an open kitchen, and a small outside patio. The service was fantastic. We were attended to by numerous members of the staff, all of... More

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

Now that is a great, kick butt review and we surely appreciate the kind words. The calamari is "different". So many expect a tomato based sauce and our lemon, pepper sauce is sometimes a surprise. 9 out of 10 times it is a home run, but occasionally it doesn't meet a diner's "sauce standard". We are especially grateful that you... More

Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

This is a great restaurant! I wish this restaurant was closer to my home! I would eat there every day. The service is always good and the food is even better. I had their fish tacos. Kids had the beach burger and fish and chips. Everything was great! I'll be back again this week. A "must do" if you are... More

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

Thank you for visiting Blue Moon again. I guess "nothing has changed" is a good thing if you liked us on your previous visits. We want to change, if change is warranted, but we sure don't want to be "trendy". We just want to deliver spectacular food and service. We are glad you enjoyed your visit, and hope that you... More

Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We had great service, fastastic entrees, and delicious desserts. The rating would have been 5 stars except for the wait time. We were quoted am hour and a half wait time but it took two hours. We were only a party of four. They really need to set up a reservation system and expand their locations size. It would be... More

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

Hi Elizabeth, glad you enjoyed your meal at Blue Moon. Sorry about the wait......well, sort of sorry. This is high season on the Outer Banks and every restaurant with good food has a long wait. We choose not to take reservations because, frankly, it just doesn't work. Sooooo many people cancel, don't call, come late, come early........and it becomes an... More

Arlington Heights, Illinois
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We were in Nags Head for three days and ate there TWICE. We would have eaten there all 3 days, but we had three starving kids on the first day and the wait was too long. Best time to go is for lunch...we got there EARLY (11:30, right when it opened) and the place was full by 11:45. All the... More

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

That's just awesome.........thank you for the endorsement. #1 status is hard to achieve and hard to keep. We have a great chef line up and a great staff........they care and are very professional. They appreciate your kind words and they thank you for visiting Blue Moon Beach Grill. More

Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Pros: - The food is excellent and the portions are huge. My family had the cheesesteak, fish tacos, and kids spaghetti. All are highly recommended. Even the coffee was great, which is a rarity in American restaurants (no offence, USA). - The service was terrific. The servers were very attentive and provided good recommendations when asked. Everyone was super-friendly. -... More

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

We are glad you enjoyed your visit to Blue Moon. Having a satisfied customer recommend us is always enjoyable for us. We appreciate your kind words and your business. Cheers! More

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