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Red Drum Taphouse

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2412 S Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head, NC 27959-9246
252 480 1095
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Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene
Local cuisine

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  • 125
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  • 99
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 8
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  • 8
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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 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great food but a bit pricey

LOVED the crab cakes and tuna salad. Simply awesome. Entrees in the $25 to $29 range. Parking is cramped but the quality of food makes it all worth it.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
Sam B
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Mooresville, NC
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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264 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Mooresville, NC
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

LOVED the crab cakes and tuna salad. Simply awesome. Entrees in the $25 to $29 range. Parking is cramped but the quality of food makes it all worth it.

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Oriental
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

One of the best ever!!! The scallops are the best anywhere!! Start with a martini with a lot of ice in the shaker, then shack the he'll out of it!! It's the best!!! Can't wait until I get back in the summer!!!

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Virginia
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Red Drum is one of my family's and friend's favorite 'regular' local eateries. It's a great place for lunch & the service is always great. Red Drum's Draft Beer Sampler is a unique way to try out a bunch of their draft beers for the price of just two 'regular sized' drafts. But if you then follow up with a... More 

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Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Red Drum is where I take my friends when they visit. The staff is GREAT! The food is fantastic. I love the steamed shrimp and mixed vegetables or the fish and chips or the tuna with lump crab meat, sour cream mashed potatoes and vegy medly! Oh wait the mushroom and swiss burger is the best on the beach as... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

We were married in KDH in May 2013 and during the week a group of 6 guys were getting fish sandwiches for lunch everyday from here just for the cocktail sauce! I went after the obx marathon this year and everything we had was wonderful the fish burrito, blackened tuna sandwich, and of course cocktail sauce! Great drink selection as... More 

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Nankin, Ohio
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

The mushroom swiss burger was delicious. I mean it had awesome flavor. I had a mahi over grits and shoepeg corn which was on the specials..it was very good. I believe everyone enjoyed their meals. Would go again.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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247 reviews 247 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

During our most recent trip to the Outer Banks of North Carolina, we had planned to visit one of three restaurants that carried strong TripAdvisor reviews. They were all closed for the season or on reduced schedules. On our way back to our hotel, we accidentally located Red Drum Taphouse. Considering the relatively full parking lot (a good sign, especially... More 

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We stopped in at this joint because our first two choices had hour long wait lists and this place had pleanty of empty parking spaces. I was not expecting the local micro-brews to be so yummy. They were great! The food choices on the menu looked "so-so" but when our dishes came out they looked, smelled, and tasted far better... More 

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Chester, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Love food at the Red Drum - usually get their tuna, tried the rockfish last week . . . .excellent! Always fresh, innovative preparations, good service, a good beach joint - raucous, casual, fun.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Always the best in food and service. Locals know the best places and the tuna reuben is amazing. Great sports bar area also

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2412 S Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head, NC 27959-9246
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Nags Head
  • Phone Number: 252 480 1095

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?