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Darrell's Restaurant

521 Hwy 64/264, Manteo, NC 27954
252 473 5366
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Ranked #13 of 30 Restaurants in Manteo
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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English first
Richmond, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 NEW

Comfortable, clean. Basic menu with good choices. Easy to find on a Main Street in town. We wanted to eat where the locals went, since that is often a clue. We were not disappointed. The staff was gracious and helpful. Especially with regard to my food allergies. Would definitely go back there.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

The food simply isn't good at this restaurant. The fried oysters were greasy, and barely warm. The fish was overcooked, and not prepared well. I expected simple homestyle cooking, but this was just bad cooking. Service was OK, but not particularly friendly. I ordered a beer, and it was just a bit warmer than my dinner. I was surprised to... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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111 reviews 111 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Stopped here while visiting the area, our first choice restaurant wasn't accessible due to a Christmas parade. Most of the food on the menu was fried which we don't normally eat. The french fries I ordered were cold and I left them but the rest of the food was hot. If you are used to the home style cooking you... More 

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179 reviews 179 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
178 helpful votes 178 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Our family of 3 adults came here to eat one evening. I should have known right off the bat that this was not our kind of vacation restaurant. There were so many locals in this small, tight room with huge families sitting around large tables. Lots of babies in high chairs with parents and grandparent. They would have 10 people... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Best seafood available and the staff is very friendly and welcoming. This is a family owned business and I see why the locals eat here.

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olyphant , pa
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112 reviews 112 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We enjoyed our meal here. Husband had the flounder popcorn shrimp special. Generous portions. I had chicken tender and pork BBQ. Chicken was lightly breaded and very moist. Good BBQ. Opted for potato salad and special corn pudding. So glad I did! Service was quick and staff was very friendly. Nice local spot that makes you feel like a local!

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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Not a good experience for us. The service was ok, but the food was not good. It was our first and last visit to Darrrell's.

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Prince George, Virginia
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

We ordered the Fried Chicken. Had already had seafood was wanting something different. Went with the Fried Chicken green beans baked potato, all delicious. I and my husband was pleasantly surprised since every ones specialty in the OBX is seafood. But this is a good place to go for fried to order fried chicken. I have no doubt that their... More 

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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Good basic menu with good prices. BBQ and fish tacos were excellent. Would recommend the fries and onion rings for choices of side dishes as both were very good. It was a nice place to take your family.

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Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Scallops were to die for. Grilled pork chops were very good. LOVED the hush puppies! Loved the cole slaw. Service was very good. Prices were reasonable and I'd recommend this restaurant to others.

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Additional Information about Darrell's Restaurant

Address: 521 Hwy 64/264, Manteo, NC 27954
Phone Number: 252 473 5366
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Manteo
Open Hours:
Monday 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday 7:30 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday 7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Cuisine: American

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