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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, 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
Good appetizers and beer selection

We stopped in for drinks and some chicken wings. The Buffalo wings were cooked perfectly and had a nice kick to them. They also had a good selection of beers on tap and in the bottle. The Red Drum is located right on South Virginia Dare Trail in Nags Head and has a cool bar. We had to stop in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
CambridgeJim
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Nashua, New Hampshire
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Manteo, North Carolina
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136 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

I love Red Drum! You can't go wrong with anything you order. Their sweet tea is freshly brewed and perfectly sweet! The calamari with coleslaw appetizer is the best calamari ever anywhere! I got the tuna salad wrap for my lunch - it was one of the specials. It came with chips and fresh salsa. Then, I couldn't pass up... More 

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Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We were very disappointed in our experience here. We had read good reviews and heard the food was great so we tried it. First we found the host/manager very unprofessional. She was snappy and rude upon arrival not only to us but we saw it with other customers. We saw one customer go up and ask how long their wait... More 

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Nashua, New Hampshire
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We stopped in for drinks and some chicken wings. The Buffalo wings were cooked perfectly and had a nice kick to them. They also had a good selection of beers on tap and in the bottle. The Red Drum is located right on South Virginia Dare Trail in Nags Head and has a cool bar. We had to stop in... More 

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Greenville, North Carolina
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Ate at red drum again during my outer banks visit, we usually eat here twice during the week. We got in early for a table of 9, we were seated within a minute. While our waitress was a bit slow and the food took a bit longer than usual, it was great tasting and everyone was completely happy with their... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We went with our 5 and 7 year old. We went pretty early (4pm) because that is how we roll with little ones. They were really quick and the food was good. Kids had pasta and I had the fried shrimp platter.

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Hammond, Louisiana
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

My wife and I got terribly ill with stomach cramps and violent diarrhea within an hour of our meal. Never going back!

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Benwood, WV
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

My wife and I went to Red Drum for dinner. Arrived at 6 pm and it was only a 20 minute wait. The staff was amazing and we had the best waitress I've ever had anywhere. I had the shrimp and my wife had the portobello mushroom. Both meals were amazing. Highly recommend!!!

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Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015 via mobile

All food was great. We had calamari, tuna, and fish and chips. The homemade salsa and chips was excellent! Great fast service.

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Harrisburg, PA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Our party of 9 was happy to sit at adjacent but separate tables. Despite making it clear to the waitress that we were together, one table's drinks and food order was taken a full 10 minutes before the other. One of us ordered a special that was removed from the blackboard shortly after he placed his order. Unbelievably, when the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

great atmosphere- limited parking.. good selection of beers and drinks.. I had the ribs.. fall of the bone tender spiced perfectly.. amazing seasoned rice.. wife had shrimp and grits.. shrimp fresh and cooked just right.. great seasoning.. we will be back

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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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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: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children

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