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Owens' Restaurant

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Milepost 16 1/2, Beach Rd, Nags Head, NC 27959-9126
252-441-7309
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 411
    Excellent
  • 115
    Very good
  • 62
    Average
  • 24
    Poor
  • 9
    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
Fine dining

This is as close to a "fine dining" establishment as I have found in the OBX. It is an old and well established restaurant with a great reputation. No need to dress up to come here, but if you do want to shred the shorts and tees for an evening you won't feel completely out of place. The waiters... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
OldDog618
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Delaware, Ohio
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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Delaware, Ohio
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This is as close to a "fine dining" establishment as I have found in the OBX. It is an old and well established restaurant with a great reputation. No need to dress up to come here, but if you do want to shred the shorts and tees for an evening you won't feel completely out of place. The waiters wear... More 

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peachesowens, Manager at Owens' Restaurant, responded to this review

We appreciate your Five Star review and it was a pleasure having you dine with us at Owens. We are sorry you felt it was noisy and we do apologize for that. We do have three separate dining rooms with several more private nooks and corner booths, so you might ask for one with the hostess on your next visit... More 

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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Got here when they opened at 5 and were sat immediately. Only came here based off the reviews I read in trip advisor and this was by far the best meal I have had in OBX. The waitress was very helpful and gave her honest opinions about everything listed on the menu. The food was amazing, escargot and bacon wrapped... More 

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peachesowens, Manager at Owens' Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us and taking the time to write a review, We are delighted you enjoyed your evening at Owens and hope you will return soon! More 

Charleston, South Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Absolutely the best choice for food and atmosphere. It was busy so we went upstairs to the bar and chose a nice quiet table by the window with no wait. We ate there the second night too with no wait in the bar area. Food and personal service were excellent. Jeremy was wonderful and his recommendations were perfect for food... More 

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peachesowens, Manager at Owens' Restaurant, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed your dinner upstairs in our Station Keepers Lounge with Jeremy! Thanks for your kind comments on Tripadvisor. We appreciate it! More 

Corapeake, NC
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Great food. Very friendly staff. Great atmosphere. Gave you lots of food. Could be a bit pricy for some, but they were very busy.

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peachesowens, Manager at Owens' Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks so much 5x grandma! We appreciate you choosing Owens for your evening out with us and hope you will return again soon! More 

Fort Wayne, Indiana
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Great service and food. My wife and I went on a date night and had a wonderful time. Seems small but actually is a pretty big place. Has the feeling of a small, island hideaway restaurant. Great location and easy to get to. Staff was helpful, waitress was very good and they had the unique local food that we were... More 

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peachesowens, Manager at Owens' Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Owens for your date night! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your evening with us and hope you will return soon! More 

Crete, Illinois
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We think this is the nicest restaurant on the outer Banks. Have been going here for years, they have a nice waiting area upstairs with a bar and sometimes music. Very large and varied menu with something for everyone. Service and quality of the food was excellent. always a favorite for our yearly visits. Consistently great food and pleasant wait... More 

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peachesowens, Manager at Owens' Restaurant, responded to this review

We appreciate your kind Tripadvisor review and your yearly visits to Owens! We are so happy to be a part of your family traditions and look forward to seeing you next year. Thank you for your support! More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We have been enjoying fresh seafood at Owens for many years. It is a traditional style restaurant, great fresh seafood, excellent service, and true Nags Head ambiance.

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peachesowens, Manager at Owens' Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello Barbara and thank you for your support of Owens through the years! We hope you have had a nice summer and look forward to your return next season...which will be our 70th year in business! More 

Manteo, North Carolina
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We love Owen's! It's always great food, lobster, steaks and lots to compliment each meal. Coconut shrimp are an all time favorite!

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peachesowens, Manager at Owens' Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the wonderful review on Tripadvisor. We always love to hear from our customers who have been eating at Owens for many years and are so pleased that you enjoyed your evening with us! Hope to see you soon! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

For our last meal in the ONX we wanted a special meal. And Owens was recommend to us. We had a great meal,the Crab Dip was awesome. The Rockfish and Swordfish specials were so fresh! Our server Cody did an outstanding job he made us feel very comfortable. I know service I have been an Chef for over 28 years.

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peachesowens, Manager at Owens' Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Owens for your special night out! We are happy to hear you enjoyed your dinners! Our Crab Dip is a very popular appetizer and we are glad you liked it. We have several fresh fish specials made to order each night by Chef Andrew and they are always crowd pleasers. Glad you enjoyed Cody' s service,... More 

Spartanburg, South Carolina
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Best meal we had in the Nags Head area. I understand why they have been around since the 40s. Great job. Atmospher was really cool.

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peachesowens, Manager at Owens' Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for choosing Owens for your special dinner out and for your kind review! This is our 69th year in business and we couldn't have done it without customers like you! Hope you will come see us again and we will do our best to make sure you have a wonderful time! More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Milepost 16 1/2, Beach Rd, Nags Head, NC 27959-9126
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Nags Head
  • Phone Number: 252-441-7309

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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East Greenville, Pennsylvania
13 days ago
Nags Head, North Carolina
Savannah, Georgia, United States

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?