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Darrell's Restaurant

521 Hwy 64/264, Manteo, NC 27954
252 473 5366
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Ranked #12 of 30 restaurants in Manteo
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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English first
Bowling Green, Virginia, United States
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

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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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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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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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Dayton, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Clam chowder was good, but it wasn't the creamy new england style - it was more like clam soup. It was very good. The broiled seafood platter was good.

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43 reviews 43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

After a day trip to the Manteo waterfront area, we asked a local shop owner where she would suggest we eat. without hesitation, she said Darrell's which was quickly seconded by another local in her shop. Now we know why they suggested. My wife had an excellent shrimp meal and I had some of the best and largest oysters I... More

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King William, Virginia
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This had a vibe similar to our small town seafood place. Lots of fried goodness. There was some history on the walls that interested us. And we were served promptly which is always nice. Enjoyed it.

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Warrenton, Virginia
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38 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I was out visiting the folks on the outer banks and so when dinner time hit, we asked a local where they would go for fresh local seafood. The title was their recommendation for Darrell's and they were spot on. My dad had the fried whole flounder and mom and I had the fish of the day. Both offerings were... More

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Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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.

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13 restaurant reviews
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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!

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