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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: Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 368
    Excellent
  • 104
    Very good
  • 58
    Average
  • 22
    Poor
  • 10
    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
Dinner

Awesome dinner. Service is great. You are pampered from the moment you walk in. The portions are generous and the meals are great. Well worth the price.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
Patty W
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
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562 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Awesome dinner. Service is great. You are pampered from the moment you walk in. The portions are generous and the meals are great. Well worth the price.

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Manteo, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

I was at the restaurant when the family came in the restaurant on Tuesday night. I have children of my own and grandchildren this table of 6 that posted Owners and Mangers dislike happy children made the dining experience difficult for all that set near them. Three tables ask to be removed from the dining room the family was in.... More 

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New Bern, North Carolina
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The restaurant was established in 1946. It is family owned. It is beautifully decorated with China, glassware etc. the food was outstanding and plentiful. We both had the broiled flounder. The dessert tray made your mouth water.

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

Thank you very much Andi! Hope you have a great summer and look forward to seeing you soon! More 

2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

Due to my dinner experience tonite, Owners and management dislike Happy Children, If you have a child DO NOT GO TO THIS RESTURANT!!! Anyone that has a child know that children talk! Very Rude and snobby staff

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

We certainly love children and have always been a family friendly restaurant. In fact, a large part of our current customers grew up eating at Owens. All the parents we know understand that diners at other tables should be able to enjoy their meal as well. We had several people request to move and others complained on the way out.... More 

Richmond, Virginia
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

This was always one restaurant we always enjoyed visiting--even though we did not go there every year when we travelled to the OBX. I ordered the fried seafood platter and was surprised that the breading was literally falling off the fish and the scallops when the plate arrived. The scallops were undercooked and were oozing liquid which I guess is... More 

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Abingdon, Virginia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

An older restaurant with higher end prices. The food was very good along with service. I had oysters which were good but have had better in another restaurant locally.

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Waxhaw, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Very nice place, clean and the staff was very friendly. The food was just average and it was way overpriced. We would have rather gone somewhere else considering the amount of money we spent. I don't think we would go back.

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

One of the reasons our prices seem high is that we buy the very best quality of all foods and give very generous portions to our customers. Additionally, linen tablecloths and napkins and other comforts for our customers are expensive. We are very sorry you did not enjoy your dinner at Owens. More 

Saint Augustine
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Oh Yum!! Bread basket with hush puppies & crock of cheese with basket of crackers were given to us upon arrival. Husband said his steak was great! I had a special of salmon with bbq sauce drizzle with mashed potatoes and asparagus. It was all delicious. Waiter the best! All sorts of decorations to look at and a gift shop.... More 

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

Thank you Sandra for your Tripadvisor review and for dining with us at Owens. We appreciate it and hope you will visit us again soon. More 

Irwin
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We had not been to the Outer Banks for about ten years. One of the places which was always a 'must stop' for us was Owens Restaurant. My wife and I had dinner there last week. It was as good as always. Generous portions and great tasting food. The atmosphere is relaxing. Our waitress was very friendly and helpful. I... More 

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

Thanks so much Thomas! We appreciate it and hope you have a great summer! More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We have been coming to Owens' Restaurant for over 15 years, We have never had a bad meal. Last night was no different. We had the Pecan Crusted Scallops & they were perfect. We had the crab Rimick as an appetizer which was very good. My husband had the lobster bisque also very good. The staff is always friendly &... More 

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

Thank you very much for your kind Tripadvisor review! We appreciate it very much and look forward to your next visit! 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: Entertaining clients, Large groups, Romantic, Doing business, 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?