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Darrell's Restaurant

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521 Hwy 64/264, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954
12524735366
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Families with children
Description: Darrell’s is a family-style seafood restaurant that’s been a favorite on...
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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  • 96
    Excellent
  • 84
    Very good
  • 39
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 19
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
great for fried oysters

We had a large crowd and we all enjoyed the food and service. It was my first time eating oysters and they were very tasty.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
J0hn_C591
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North Bellmore, New York
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North Bellmore, New York
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a large crowd and we all enjoyed the food and service. It was my first time eating oysters and they were very tasty.

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited this seafood restaurant at the urging of a work colleague. I arrived and was quickly seated at a table. I asked the Server what would she recommend because this was my first visit. I was taken back by her Reponses, Food! I just needed a simple recommendation. I perused the menu and ordered the combo fried Flounder and... More 

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Thank TravelGuy2805
Goldsboro, North Carolina
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food, and we got it fast. The staff was very friendly and welcoming. The restaurant has a family friendly atmosphere.

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Thank Cassie T
Timberlake, North Carolina
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great food for a nice price. Sweet tea to drink by the gallon. Plenty of good food on the plate so no space for dessert. Shrimp was good. Flounder was perfect.

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1 Thank Brock K
Williamsburg, Virginia
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is nothing fancy here. Clean, comfortable surroundings. Reasonable prices. What's not to like?

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1 Thank paspr
Richmond, Virginia
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331 reviews
272 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

It had been some years since we stopped into Darrell's but did so for lunch while visiting Manteo with friends. They seem to have expanded since my last visit and have a very nice facility. This is a family oriented restaurant that appeals to locals. We each enjoyed our selections, I particularly enjoyed the whole friend flounder. I thought the... More 

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1 Thank CheshireTurkey
Manteo, North Carolina
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

The food is consistently good and the prices are reasonable. They have a great breakfast menu as well.

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Thank Cory H
Nags Head, North Carolina
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

This is an average restaurant. Average food, staff and atmosphere. Two of us ordered our burgers well done and they were served medium-well. Little interaction with our waitress.

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Thank Michelle D
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

We went to the NC Aquarium with our senior group and decided to stop in after for lunch. It was a delight!! The waitress was very nice and the food is good. Mostly seafood of course but just right!

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Thank Eleanor C
Raleigh, North Carolina
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57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

We were at the beach for a day during the off-season, and had trouble finding somewhere to eat. Found Darrell's, it was great. Food, service, and selection was great. Kids meals were large and good selection. Wife had she-crab soup that was amazing. I had the seafood basket that had flounder, shrimp, and oysters at a great price. We will... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 521 Hwy 64/264, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Roanoke Island  >  Manteo
  • Phone Number: 12524735366

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 21
  • Cuisine: Barbecue, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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.
Open Hours
Monday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 9:00 pm

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