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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 72 Restaurants in Nags Head
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $8 - $40
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Bar, Grill, 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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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 NEW

We heard that Blue Moon was awesome and it far exceeded our expectations. Heather was an awesonwe server. She suggested the pain killer drink which was delicious. She also suggested the fish tacos. Fantastic meal and atmosphere. My husband wanted fried shrimp and was not on the menu but they made it and it was great. We will be back.... More 

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

Danielle, thank you for your review. Allow me to comment on what you said. First, we appreciate your business and your very kind words. Yes, Heather is a great server and a great employee. In fact, we have just promoted her to Manager. Thank you for commenting on her performance. The fish tacos are a very popular menu, and we... More 

Maryville, Tennessee
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

Trip Advisor reviewers are right about this one! This is truly a hidden gem located in a small strip of shops off the Beach Road--not far from Jockey's Ridge. The menu is eclectic, the food fresh & well-prepared and the service superb! Do not miss this one!

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

Hey Gary, thanks for the kind words and the good review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit to Blue Moon Beach Grill and we sincerely appreciate your business. Yes, we are "sort of" hidden in the corner of Surf Side Plaza and it does take a bit of effort to find us. Thanks for searching us out. We hope... More 

Grandy, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

We have had the pleasure of eating at the Blue Moon several times. Each time we have ordered different items, with the exception of the oysters. We order them every time. We have enjoyed every selection on the menu. We have taken our family from out of town and they enjoyed it so much we went back the next day.... More 

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

John, we love it when a local gives us a great review. Please know that we appreciate your business and your effort to make the trek in from Grandy. Cheers, Merry Christmas, & bon appetit!!! More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We love it here! Once I sat at the corner of the bar and I tried a bite of every appetizer they offer, took the rest home and served them to friends. It was great fun! This restaurant is a gem. One of my favorites is the scallops and seaweed - delicious. I must say I've never had a bad... More 

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

Thank you!!!! We hope we are all about good times.........good food and good service are nothing if you don't have a good time. Thanks for your review and your kind words. Cheers, bon appetit, and Happy Holidays!!! More 

Corolla, North Carolina
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 via mobile

I live at the OBX for last 5 years, and I have never ate at blue moon beach grill, but bc I heard a lot of good thing about it, we decided to give it a try. So, 5 of us got there for a lunch. It was about 2 pm, and they have been out of the half of... More 

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

Anton, answering your review is difficult. There are quite a few factual inconsistencies, and I do believe you were expecting certain flavors, which we did not deliver. Our culinary team has designed a menu that appeals to the majority of our customers who seem to be looking for exciting, sophisticated flavors. Some of our dishes are not typical. Allow me... More 

Hillsborough, North Carolina
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Blue Moon was a staple for our OBX restaurants as the food was inventive and always tasty. Although the "staples" on the menu are still the same the quality and freshness are not as wonderful as they used to be. When I asked the waitress on our last visit (November) if the restaurant had change hands she said that the... More 

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

First, we thank you for visiting Blue Moon Beach Grill. We take all reviews very seriously, we try not to be defensive in responding, and we try to fix any deficits that might exist. You say that the owners were not front and center, and you were told that they were busy with a new baby and a new restaurant.... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

One of our favorite and must visit spot in the Outer Banks. The Buffalo Shrimp are large and plenty. A great wine selection!

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

Now that is a compliment!! "Wonderfully unique" is music to my ears. We are unique.......we are tucked away in an old shopping center. We are a neighborhood restaurant that caters to locals but garners a big vacation following. We pride ourselves in our food and service. We consider our employees to be a wonderful group of folks. We want to... More 

Clearfield, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We got the fish and chips here and they were wonderful. Love the food and you can take the kids. Go early and avoid the rush as they are always busy.

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

Thanks for visiting us. We are glad you enjoyed your visit. Yes, the kiddos are more than welcome. We pride ourselves in being a good, family restaurant. Cheers and bon appetit!! More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I was introduced to Blue Moon on a visit to OBX a couple of years ago and it is on our list of "musts" every time we visit. I almost always get the free range chicken with horseradish mashed potatoes- so good.

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

Thank you very much for a trio of "love".....love, love, love is music to our ears. We never tire of hearing from happy customers. Speaking of chicken, we are opening a new restaurant at Pirates Cove Marina, on the way to Manteo. We plan on opening in the January time frame. We have purchased a great rotisserie and plan some... More 

Middletown, Connecticut
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Stop in for lunch after reading reviews on tripadvisor. The place is located in a strip mall without much of a sign. The staff was very friendly and we were seated quickly. I ordered the shrimp and grits and my better half ordered the swordfish special of the day. Both meals took a reasonable amount of time to prepare and... More 

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

Thank you so much for stopping at Blue Moon Beach Grill. Our shrimp and grits is one of our most popular dishes, and the sword fish is a sword fish lover's bonanza. Sometimes it takes a little while to prepare a dish because all of our dishes are cooked to order. We hope you enjoyed the "vibe" of our place.... More 

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Additional Information about Blue Moon Beach Grill

Address: 4104 South Virginia Dare Trail, #16, Nags Head, NC 27959
Phone Number: +1 252-261-2583
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Nags Head
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
Average Prices: USD 8 - 40
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Bar, Grill, Fish & Chips

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