We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Darrell's Restaurant

521 Hwy 64/264, Manteo, NC 27954
252 473 5366
Menu
Improve this listing
Ranked #13 of 29 restaurants in Manteo
Cuisines: American
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
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.
Write a Review

144 reviews from our community

70% Recommend
    60
    41
    19
    12
    12
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Long history in Manteo, frequented by the locals. They offer seafood, but also some alternative like ribs and fried chicken. Our food was good. You may not be wowed, but won't be disappointed either.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

This is probably our family's favorite place in the Outer Banks. It is always our first stop when we get down before we can get into the house. So far we have been there twice this week. The Grilled Marinated Tuna is awesome and our favorite is the She Crab Soup!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Harrisburg, North Carolina
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Pros here - kids meals were practically the same portions as adult meals - my husband enjoyed the broiled flounder - friendly staff - good service Cons - a bit pricey - crab cakes looked a little like hockey pucks, not what I would expect of a $17 dish - side dish choices not great Not sure that we would... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hillsborough, North Carolina
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We ate an early supper here our first night in Manteo, and it was decent. My husband enjoyed his fried soft shelled crabs, and my fried shrimp were okay. For fried seafood, the prices were a bit high - though makes sense for a touristy area. I expect it's a good place for families.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
OBX
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

The servers and hostess were great. The food was mediocre at best. The potato salad, I could not even eat, it was mushy and fake tasting. The catfish was fair, not bad. The fried food tasted like it was cooked in old grease. My mother had popcorn shrimp and they only tasted like breading and grease. My sister had soft... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Mokena, Illinois
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

The food at Darrel's was very good. Portions were very large. We could easily have ordered one less entree and no one would have left hungry.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Durham, North Carolina
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Darrell's is tucked away off 64 in Manteo. We decided to try it after a terrible experience at Mulligan's in Nag's Head. The exterior is unassuming and parking can be a bit tight. Probably didn't help that some guy parked his monster King Ranch Ford F-350 at the entrance to the back lot. My wife ordered broiled flounder and I... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Pilot Mountain, North Carolina
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Darrell's restaurant in Manteo, NC, is an excellent choice, if you are looking for delicious food at a reasonable price. Our first experience was so good we returned to try other items on the menu and were not disappointed.

Was this review helpful? Yes
East Syracuse, New York
Top Contributor
219 reviews 219 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Darrell's is located across the from the Scarborogh Inn on Highway 64. For first breakfast were two Blueberry Hot Cakes, with cinnamon favored aples. Very good. Second breakfast was Country Ham & two scrambled eggs. The ham was a bit to salty for my taste. When I mentioned this to the waitress, I was told the ham is always on... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
KINGSPORT
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

As it turned out we ate dinner 2X here during this stay. It was off season for the area and our choices were somewhat restricted. Their seafood was excellent. And they introduced me to just how good fried oysters can be. And their sautéed shrimp dishes and crab cakes were also very good.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Darrell's Restaurant also viewed

 

Been to Darrell's Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Darrell's Restaurant, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing