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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, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 349
    Excellent
  • 102
    Very good
  • 56
    Average
  • 21
    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
Good food, Good atmosphere, Great service!

Thoroughly enjoyable evening for dinner with friends. Food was delicious and our waiter could not have been friendlier. All six of us loved the food and enjoyed the beautiful decor of the place. Somewhat expensive but worth every dollar! Make sure you try of of their homemade desserts!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
Steve N
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New Hartford, Connecticut
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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New Hartford, Connecticut
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Thoroughly enjoyable evening for dinner with friends. Food was delicious and our waiter could not have been friendlier. All six of us loved the food and enjoyed the beautiful decor of the place. Somewhat expensive but worth every dollar! Make sure you try of of their homemade desserts!

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Madison, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

The best food and atmosphere of any restaurant on the outer banks, highly recommended. Our waiter (also a young pilot) Cody made us feel like our business was really appreciated.

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

Thank you for taking the time to review us on trip advisor. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your evening with us! More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

The restaurant looks fancy inside, and the prices reflect that. Before the meal we were served crackers and cheese (assorted cellophane wrapped crackers reminiscent of a truck stop diner). The food was good, not great. We felt that the entrees should have been about $7 less expensive to be worth the money. Waiter was nice, but obviously nervous, the man... More 

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

Melina, thanks for stopping in. Glad your service was nice. Hope to see you in the future. More 

1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

From the moment we walked in we were treated like family, the waiter Paul was very friendly and our food was more then great, End cut of Prime Rib cooked perfect along with lobster macaroni. That was one of our nights, the manager was so helpful as we explained that we were planning on coming there after renewing our wedding... More 

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

Thank you Jeff and Jen for the kind Tripadvisor review. We appreciate it very much and hope to see you again the next time you are in Nags Head! More 

Fleetwood, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I had the Lobster Bisque. I loved it so much I wish I would have ordered two bowls. The rest of the dinner was fantastic too. Atmosphere is unique and very enjoyable. We listened in the bar upstairs while waiting for our table. Piano player was a treat. Can't wait to go back again.

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

Glad you enjoyed your evening at Owens. Hope you return again soon! More 

Front Royal, Virginia
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This has been our favorite restaurant for over 30 years. The lobster bisque is my absolute favorite. I tried the whole lobster for the first time this year and was a little disappointed. It's the only thing I have ever gotten there that I felt sorry to have ordered. That bad decision on my part won't keep us away but... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to review Owens on Tripadvisor. We are happy to be your favorite restaurant! We are sincerely sorry you did not enjoy our Whole Steamed Lobster. We take very good care of our Lobsters, placing them in our Lobster Tank fresh upon arrival until serving them. Hopefully you said something to your server, as our... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Locals recommend the restaurant and it has much history. The nautical historical décor is like a museum. Lobster bisque has chunks of lobster and is amazing. The seafood gumbo was full of seafood and terrific. Soups are great but pricey at $10-12 a bowl. Skip the clam chowder. Suggest just doing soup and dessert, because the entrees were fine but... More 

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

Glad you enjoyed your evening at Owens. Hope you return again soon! More 

Lynchburg, Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 via mobile

My first visit to Owens' was in summer of '62, almost 53 years ago. The Owens family has been doing it perfectly time after time! Never had a bad meal at Owens! The Hatteras chowder is as close to my Grandmother's as I can find, the seafood platters are piled high and filling. The breads, desserts, and all seafoods are... More 

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

We thank you for your very nice review on Tripadvisor. We certainly appreciate your loyalty to Owens! Best wishes and hope you return soon! More 

Tappahannock, Virginia
Top Contributor
181 reviews 181 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

There are a lot of mediocre eating places on the Outer Banks and Owens does stand clearly above the rest of them. Enjoyed the historic decor and spacious dining areas with ambiance and taste. Wait staff were a bit pushy but we went with our own flow. Enjoyed the traditional seafood appetizer dishes and fresh grilled fish and traditional desserts... More 

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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

amazing food, i love bringing my family here whenever we can go out some where fancy to eat. cant wait to come again.

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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: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?