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Owens' Restaurant

Milepost 16 1/2, Beach Rd, Nags Head, NC 27959-9126
252-441-7309
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Ranked #11 of 71 restaurants in Nags Head
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: Seafood
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
California
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

was a highlight of the trip. a bit pricey, but not so much. everything we had, down to the hushpuppys was really, really good. friendly, informative waitress. a real hit

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Went to Owens last night and the food was just okay. The steak was very bland and not seasoned. Service was good and the waitress was nice (even though my order was wrong), but the food was just not great. We spent over $100 with just 2 adults, and left disappointed. We typically do fine dining at Morton's, Capital Grille,... More

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Shawboro, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This is a fancy place to go for a great meal. This place was here and the outer banks grew around it. Make sure you dress up and eat some awesome seafood or filet here. They don't take reservations but have a big bar and waiting area upstairs and piano music that is very classy.

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Dallas, TX
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

More pricey than other restaurants but definitely worth the money. Terrific choices, seafood that's fresh, good service.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Owen's has been a family favorite for many years! We usually eat here several times during our visits. Delicious food and great staff!!

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Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We had visited the OBX including the Wright Museum (additional review) and were really ready to head for our hotel. My husband had read the reviews and wanted to take me to a good seafood resturant, so we wasted another 1 1/2 hours until they opened. I must admit it was worth the wait. I had grilled flounder which was... More

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

I had the mixed grill and both the steak and tuna were very over cooked. The rest of my plate; veggies, rice, and shrimp was fine but rather flavorless. My friend ordered a filet and the first one came out with a hair on it. They replaced it with a med-rare when she ordered med-well. Service was also problematic. They... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

The cheese and crackers are a great beginning. Their food is well-cooked, well-presented and always enjoyable. A bit pricey but we look forward to eating their every year.

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Owenton, Kentucky
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

My family and I enjoyed a wonderful trip to the Outer Banks in July 2014. After a long day of sight seeing, we decided to take the advice of many trip advisor reviewers and Fodor's (Fodor's Choice) to eat at Owen's Restaurant. We were a little skeptical when we saw the restaurant but decided to try it out anyway. The... More

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Seneca, South Carolina
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

My husband and I visited this establishment in June and the dinners were a major disappointment. My husband had a seafood platter that was served lukewarm. He felt it had been a leftover from a previous night's service. It certainly wasn't fresh fried. I order a lobster for $40.00 that was so tough I couldn't chew the meat from the... More

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