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Red Drum Taphouse

2412 S Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head, NC 27959-9246
252 480 1095
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Ranked #25 of 71 Restaurants in Nags Head
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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La Fortuna de San Carlos, Costa Rica
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

My husband always gets the calamari and I get the Portobello sandwich...just wonderful food and service. And even when we get something else, we have never been disappointed. Great assortment of beers, French fries can't be beat. This is one of go to places in the OBX. We've been going to Red Drum for years!

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Blackwood, NJ
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54 reviews 54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Waiting for our house to be cleaned and decided to have a beer and quick snack. We ordered the barbeque wings. They were good and meaty. One wasn't cooked enough, still quite pink inside. I showed the waitress and she quickly returned with a half order if wings to make up for it. A plus for me.....they have gluten free... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Hubby loved his rock fish and crawfish, which was served with asparagus and mashed potatoes. A good change from other restaurants' main dishes, which either come with no sides, or always have fries. Sad to say that I had a burger because I was burnt out on seafood. Had another room in the back with a pool table and foosball... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Saturday night 730 and only had a 20 minute wait, not to mention staff is smiling and helpful. I ordered the rock fish crawfish plate and it was possibly the best crawfish I've ever eaten. Will recommend and come back to this place next year.

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Freeport, Pennsylvania, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We always eat here on our trips to the Outer Banks. The Wings are to die for. Other appetizers are good too, and the beer selection is very good.

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Williamsburg, Va
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129 reviews 129 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The calamari appetizer was good, and we ordered their red drum chowder. I should have asked first, but there was bacon in it and we don't eat meat, pork, etc. Picking around the bacon worked and the soup was good. We both enjoyed the Caesars salad with blackened salmon which was good as well. Be prepared for a noisy atmosphere.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Great local bar / restaurant with Theresa as our server seafood steaks and burgers well worth the stop

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70 reviews 70 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We ended up here after being down the road at another restaurant that told us it would be 30 minute wait with it having just opened. We were seated immediately at Red Drum and server very friendly. I opted for the Tuna special and husband ordered crab cake special. Tuna was prepared perfectly. As a matter of fact, my husband... More

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Edenton, North Carolina
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157 reviews 157 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

If you read the description, it's a simple recipe. Clams, bacon, water, herbs, carrots and taters. That's it. No cream. No tomato base. No red drum either, as a traveler below lamented, where they clearly didn't bother to read the description of the menu item. It's amazing though. You should try it.

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Ct
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We stopped at the Red Drum for dinner with our two adult children. It is a very casual friendly, atmosphere. The staff was attentive and prompt. when our food came I was pleasantly surprised at the presentation. It was colorful, appealing to the eye and worthy of an upscale restaurant. All four of our meals were delicious. Two of us... More

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