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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, Dinner, Reservations

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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
Always great

The food at Owens is always fresh and delicious. You will eat too much and stuff yourself with with more after they show you the deserts you don't need but they are equally delicious. You can actually skip appetizers and fill up cheese and crackers and hush puppies and bread, but then you would... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
Callahan1055
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Greenville, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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Ellicott City, Maryland
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015 NEW

We haven't been to Owens in 10 years but the interior hasn't changed a bit-- and you have to wonder why. The food was fine but pricey Our party of 4 spent $160 before tip with no alcohol. The things that were really odd was the casual nature if our server. I was called buddy and my teen age son... More 

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Greenville, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

The food at Owens is always fresh and delicious. You will eat too much and stuff yourself with with more after they show you the deserts you don't need but they are equally delicious. You can actually skip appetizers and fill up cheese and crackers and hush puppies and bread, but then you would miss great calamari or crab dip... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We travel every year to the outer banks and each time we do one big giant dinner at Owens! Love the atmosphere! The food is amazing and the staff is wonderful! Higher priced compared to other places around Nags Head but worth it for a fantastic meal! Get the Lobster! They will crack it at your table for you! Love... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We stopped in at Owens around 8 pm for Dinner. There was a wait but hey have a nice piano lounge with comfortable seating. After a short wait we were seated. The resteraunt boasts they have been in business since 1941. The dining room has much of the flare of a bygone time. I loved the wood paneled walls and... More 

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Middletown, NJ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

When we're in the OBX and think fine dining we all think of one place, Owens. Normally in high season the wait is long but we timed it right to get seated right away. Attire is mixed with some folks getting real dressed up and others casual. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming with great hospitality from the moment the... More 

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Beltsville, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Excellent food with a very pleasant atmosphere. Our server was very nice but left us sitting for long periods of time while we asked other servers to bring us water.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We use TripAdvisor for all our travel dining decisions and I'm not sure why but this one missed the mark by a mile. The waiter did a great job but the food was just substandard. Maybe the cook had an off night but I was unimpressed- my husband had the Mahi and did enjoy it he said it was seasoned... More 

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Midlothian, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

When the family says, "let's go somewhere nice tonight," get dolled up at go to Owens. No, you don't have to be all that finely attired (I don't think), but it's really great food. Bring the credit card.

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Greenville, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Spur of the moment visit. Planning on another restaurant but remembered how good it was at Owen's on another visit. Very friendly greeting, seated immediately and server was there with water, crackers and cheese. Paul explained the specials and took drink order. Dinner was excellent and service impeccable. A little pricey but worth it. Will go again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Although a little in the more expensive side, every single dish was well prepared! The prime rib was unbelievably tender, the coconut shrimp was a delight to eat. Very lightly breaded, 99% shrimp. Came with 8 high pieces of shrimp. Other dishes ordered were bouliabase, Mariners plate, calamari appetizer and flounder. All of us were delighted with our selections, service... More 

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Additional Information about Owens' Restaurant

Address: Milepost 16 1/2, Beach Rd, Nags Head, NC 27959-9126
Phone Number: 252-441-7309
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Nags Head
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
Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
Cuisine: Seafood

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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, Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?