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Old Nags Head Cafe'

3948 S Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head, NC
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Ranked #28 of 71 Restaurants in Nags Head
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Locally obtained seafood and fresh ingredients; traditional & contemporary southern cuisine
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Locally obtained seafood and fresh ingredients; traditional & contemporary southern cuisine
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Beverly
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We began to vacation at OBX many years ago and always ate at Jockey' Ribs because it was truly delicious - the ribs and fried chicken to die for! This year we came back after a hiatus and found our memorable restaurant had changed names. We tried the breakfast one day and it was delicious with great service and not... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Stopped in on a Saturday morning around 9 before we left town. Not very busy so seated quickly. Smaller place but nice atmosphere. Menu sampling was abundant and prices were really good. Definitely got our money's worth and the service was great too. Little hometown feel to it. Located right next to KD Kites, it's definitely the place we'll go... More

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Franklin, Virginia
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130 reviews 130 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Just went for breakfast. Really nice menu. Great service. Fair prices. Great little stop for breakfast.

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Maryland
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

My family and I had dinner here on a Friday night in July. It was our first time eating at the cafe. Let me start out by saying 2 of our 4 meals were fried chicken and boy do we love good seasoned fried chicken. The fried chicken dinner and the kids chicken tenders both had the same crispy batter... More

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Leesburg, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Our first choice restaurants had long wait time so we decided to try this cafe -- we were pleasantly surprised by the quality of food we had and the service was excellent. The southern fried chicken was the best I've ever had in a long time. Lightly battered crispy and juicy all at the same time. I wished they came... More

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Pennsylvania
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72 reviews 72 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This year we decided to try new (to us) restaurants. The Old Nags Head Cafe has a decent variety on the menu, and dishes well prepared. Our party of Nine was overall satisfied. My bacon wrapped wahoo was excellent. Would definitely consider again if waits were too long elsewhere.

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York, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We tried this place for dinner and were pleasantly surprised. We came in a group of 9 and were seated right away...always an issue with big groups in this area where few take reservations. All of our food was good. Servers were very friendly. It sounds like it's known for breakfast, but dinner was a good choice for us. Chowder,... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The food here is phenomenal and beautifully presentated! A little pricey, but definitely well worth it! The fried green tomatoes were awesome!!! We liked this cozy place so much, that we ate dinner here twice during our weeklong vacation. We've been vacationing on the Outer Banks for 10 years now, and this is the best food on the beach by... More

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

We happened upon this restaurant after being put on a wait list at two other restaurants. We were seated immediately, which made me nervous, but the food and service was great! The place is pretty small, but seriously will be back in the future. The coconut shrimp is delicious!

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Went here for lunch based on menu online. Sadly the menu is for dinner not lunch. There were only 3 sandwich choices, a burger, a chicken, and a BBQ. I had the BBQ and it was tasteless. The mac and cheese is good, the staff was nice. My wife and I agree we have now been there twice, our first... More

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M R, Owner at Old Nags Head Cafe', responded to this review

I would like to address this review by stating that it is full of inaccuracy, misrepresentation and seems to be very clearly an attempt to promote and advertise another nearby restaurant, a practice that should not be allowed by trip advisor. The reviewer states that they ate here based on an online menu which turned out to be dinner and... More

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