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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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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, Takeout

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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
Lunch review

Had a late lunch here, 3 adults and 2 kids. Adults ordered 2 tuna reubens (made with a tuna steak) and 1 chicken caesar salad. Kids had chicken tenders and an adult portion quesadilla. Service was good, and the food was very good. Beer list was not extensive, but offered a couple decent options... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
LisaFromOH
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Akron, Ohio
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
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English first
Fayetteville, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Excellent meals. With a seafood allergy in the family, eating out at the Outer Banks has been a challenge. A quick trip early in the week for a refreshment and an appetizer led us to the bar tender's recommendation of the apple chops. They were delicious as were the shrimp and grits. As others have said they have a laid... More 

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Smithfield, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We love Red Drum. Our service has always been great as has the food. Cute place, very casual and wonderful for the whole family.

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Akron, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Had a late lunch here, 3 adults and 2 kids. Adults ordered 2 tuna reubens (made with a tuna steak) and 1 chicken caesar salad. Kids had chicken tenders and an adult portion quesadilla. Service was good, and the food was very good. Beer list was not extensive, but offered a couple decent options beyond your standard domestic brews. Yes,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Had a great dinner there tonight with my family ... Had tuna, shrimp and scallops ... Some of the best seafood I've had in years .... Great service as well !!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Went with family, first time there. Great service, very good food, clean and busy. A little noisy but a very enjoyable evening out. Would definitely go back again for dinner. Highly recommend this place.

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Harrisburg, Pa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Stopped for lunch, food & service was great. Good fish sandwiches. The lettuce and tomato were exceptionally fresh and tasty. Cole slaw was fabulous.

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Washington DC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Decent food, a bit unusual, lots of tattoos on wait staff. Overall a nice meal and good service.....

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Indianapolis, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Each dish was excellent and well presented. The shrimp and grits tasted great. Another couple had a problem with their meal, but the management made everything right and really helped the people at that table.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Had read a number of different reviews and several that were not very complimentary, however on our last night on OBX we decided to try since the parking lot is always busy. We decided to sit at the bar verses a table. The place has a normal wood tavern/pub look to it. Had a good Victory beer from tap and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We've been traveling to Nags Head for 20 years and have passed this restaurant many times but had never gone in. Our daughter and son-in-law recommended it as they had recently been there after - like us - passing it often. They raved about it so I researched it on Trip Adviser and we tried it for lunch. We chose... More 

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Additional Information about Red Drum Taphouse

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

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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, Vietnamese

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?