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Old Nags Head Cafe'

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3948 S Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head, NC
252-441-1141
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: Locally obtained seafood and fresh ingredients; traditional &...
Locally obtained seafood and fresh ingredients; traditional & contemporary southern cuisine
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  • 58
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  • 34
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 3
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Food good service slow

Went here for the first time to get breakfast. They were a little busy looked like they had 2 wait staff but service was slow. The food did taste good. I would still recommend trying this place out. The wait staff could have just been having a rough day.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 10, 2015
CDWheeler
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Lyndhurst, Virginia
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Lyndhurst, Virginia
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

Went here for the first time to get breakfast. They were a little busy looked like they had 2 wait staff but service was slow. The food did taste good. I would still recommend trying this place out. The wait staff could have just been having a rough day.

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Thank CDWheeler
Van Wert, OH
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26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

We had dinner here on our trip to the Outer Banks. Nice dinner, great service, decent prices. The restaurant is clean and nicely decorated. We enjoyed it very much.

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Thank Lisa D
Ruckersville, Virginia, United States
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127 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

We visited here for several meals this trip. Evening for apps and drinks. Breakfast. Lunch. Say no more! Nice people, good service, great food, and reasonably priced. ps Don't tell any body!

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Thank Jim P
in NJ
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248 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Our party of 4 went there for breakfast on a rainy Thursday morning, not sure if they were understaffed or if this is the norm. The place is small so we were visible as we came in we stood for some time before someone greeted us & directed us where to sit. I saw this again & again as others... More 

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Thank Kitsaattheshore
Raleigh, North Carolina
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

We ate here for brunch twice during our stay in Nags Head. It's very affordable, cute, convenient location within walking distance from our hotel, and the food was delicious (great coffee too!). Pancakes with fruit were good as well as the breakfast sandwiches and hash browns. Very affordable as well!

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Thank silverlily
Warrenton, Virginia
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015 via mobile

We went out late on a Friday, and the wait at the first two places we wanted to go was over an hour. So We settled for . this place. The fish was fresh, but the dish wa­s nothing like the description. Nondescript at best.

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Thank 446LAC
Kingsport, Tennessee
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

My husband and I were looking for a place to have dinner while vacationing on the Outer Banks. The restaurant was small, but comfortable, and the staff were very friendly. We ordered the fish and chips. It was just average, and the breading on a few pieces of the fish was still doughy- hardly worth $15! We were disappointed and... More 

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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Stopped in for breakfast on our way from Nags Head to Corolla. It's a cute little cafe across from the ocean. The eggs, toast, and home fries were okay. The pancakes and sausage were also okay. The french toast was plentiful and very good (according to one of the kids in our group). The service was very good. Overall the... More 

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Thank Shrimpmom13
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

My husband and I have ate dinner at this cute little place several times over the last few months. The food is always wonderful and the service is too. It is a nice change from some of the other louder restaurants in Nags Head. Give it a try - you wont be disappointed!

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Thank Kristy G
Lansing, Illinois
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102 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

The cafe reminds me of an old neighborhood diner that all the locals love to come to. The atmosphere is pleasant. We came here for breakfast and ordered the typical French toast - bacon - eggs breakfast. It was good. The service was friendly but very slow. Not a spectacular meal but not a bad one either.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3948 S Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head, NC
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Nags Head
  • Phone Number: 252-441-1141

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Locally obtained seafood and fresh ingredients; traditional & contemporary southern cuisine

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