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Darrell's Restaurant

521 Hwy 64/264, Manteo, NC 27954
252 473 5366
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Ranked #11 of 31 Restaurants in Manteo
Hours:
Mon - Thu 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Fri 7:30 am - 8:30 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Description: Darrell’s is a family-style seafood restaurant that’s been a favorite on Roanoke Island since 1960. Seafood is the definite specialty; the fried oysters are widely touted as the best anywhere, served with the traditional fixings of cole slaw, french fries and hush puppies. Locals know that Darrell’s does seafood right. Land food, children’s fare and light eaters’ dishes are also available. Darrell’s is now serving the best BBQ and BBQ Ribs fresh off an all narural wood fired smoker. Helpings are heaping and desserts are delicious, if you have room. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served Monday-Saturday and breakfast and lunch on Sunday’s.
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OHIO
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

Good Food @ Good Prices & We will be back again ! BREAKFAST IS ALL DAY which is GREAT !!!! THE OYSTERS are awesome &. Good service too!

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Great breakfast & lunches. Friendly staff! My husband was blown away by the huge Marlin on the back wall. We will be back!

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Old VIRGINIA
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101 reviews 101 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We had been here before, BBQ Dinners for take-out. It was good. This trip was late lunch . . . wife had flounder filet, I ordered whole flounder (with BONES:) and both of us enjoyed our seafood . . . the fish was good! Both of us ordered collards which were good, and the fries, very tasty. Wife has had... More

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Columbus, Ohio, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

First time visitors! The food is OK. My flounder was great, but side dish (green beans and mashed potatoes) are very average. My husband ordered fried liver - it was overdone, IMO. The service was great - fast and efficient. Overall, the impression of the restaurateur is positive.

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Pennsylvania
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Last minute stop on our way to the N.C. Aquarium. Quite busy when we entered about 1030a.m. on a Saturday. Could tell it was a local place, mostly people dressed in work clothes. Went in and were told to seat ourselves. There were many unoccupied tables toward the back, but they had dirty dishes or bus trays on them. When... More

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8 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

The first giveaway was the strong, dark iced tea probably from earlier in the week, the second was the tray of crackers and butter placed on the table and the thirds was the food quality. Maybe it is a haven for the locals but certainly not for the locals who have eaten elsewhere. Pretty tasteless food overall although the place... More

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danielstanner, Manager at Darrell's Restaurant, responded to this review

We are sorry you did not enjoy your visit to Darrell's. As far as the tea goes can promise you that all our tea is brewed fresh daily. Since we do not serve steam platters I just wanted to make sure you are reviewing the right restaurant. Thank You More

Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We have eaten breakfast at Darrell's twice now. Each time, it's been great! Just across the bridge from Nags Head, Darrell's is a restaurant that has been there a long time, serving very good breakfasts and is always busy. We can see why. They offer lunch and dinner but we have not been there yet for those meals. The breakfast... More

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Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We visited 3 years ago on our way to The Lost Colony. We were quite pleased so came back last night. Again, we were on our way to the play. There was a short wait but I was concerned that we wouldn't have enough time. I mentioned it to the hostess and she said she thought we'd be okay. She... More

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Roanoke, Virginia
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4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The Smothered Biscuits were sick in the head good. Will always stop there for breakfast. Everything was absolutely wonderful.

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We enjoyed Darrell's for breakfast twice on our trip to Manteo in July 2014. The breakfast menu had a good selection and the prices were very reasonable. We had the same server both mornings and she recognized us on our second visit. I can see that this is a true locals place. Next time we visit, we will try it... More

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