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521 Hwy 64/264, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954
252 473 5366
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7:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Fri 7:30 am - 8:30 pm
Sat 7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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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    Very good
  • 32
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good Food, Nice Atmosphere

Specializes in seafood and southern cooking, family friendly in atmosphere and cost. Great model of a huge blue marlin along one of the walls. We've returned twice in the last week.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Virginia
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Specializes in seafood and southern cooking, family friendly in atmosphere and cost. Great model of a huge blue marlin along one of the walls. We've returned twice in the last week.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

The staff was very friendly, the service was excellent. The crab cakes were tasty and everyone enjoyed their meal. We were staying in Nags Head and wanted to get away from the long lines and crowds, Darrell's was a perfect choice. This is a solid family friendly restaurant. Plenty of food, nicely decorated, and very clean!!

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Manteo, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

When softcrabs are in season, order them! Delicious! Otherwise, get the clam strips - although you can't go wrong with the hamburger steak or the popcorn shrimp or anything else really. Darrell's is always a great choice for Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner. Earlier this month, I got the french toast for breakfast and it was the best on this beach!... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Great lunch at a great price!! Had the soft crab lunch special and it was delicious. Even my two year old enjoyed his lunch.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Always good food and a good menu selection. We have eaten here twice; once in 2014 and again in 2015 while on vacation. The restaurant is always busy and the staff friendly and accommodating. I especially like their seafood fare.

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Roanoke, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

For the past several years on vacation my wife & I stop here for lunch after visiting the Christmas Shop nearby. The shrimp sandwich & the grilled tuna sandwich are outstanding. This year we had a 14-layer chocolate cake, just delivered that morning from a lady in Grandy NC who bakes these. Probably the BEST chocolate cake we've ever eaten.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Leaving Nags Head, saw a sign for breakfast at Darrel's. It's a mom-and-pop place but had great breakfast! The sweet tea was PHENOMENAL! Biscuits were so-so, but home fries/hash browns made up for them! Not an ideal place for dieters. Servers were friendly and very efficient. Glad we stopped!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Leece had the scallops, flounder, and shrimp platter. I had the Caesar salad with what was claimed to be genuine NC shrimp. Whoever cooked the scallops knew what he/she was doing. They were excellent; delicious; perfect. The flounder, however, was bland. Almost like a whitefish fillet from a bag dug out of the seafood freezer in Sam's. The shrimp was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We have made visiting Darrell's a family tradition every summer for the last 15 years and have YET to be dissapointed!! We always receive the best of service, they truly make us feel like family! And the seafood is always fresh, delicious & cooked to perfection! The fresh scallops are to die for! And everything is very reasonably priced! We... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I have never in my life had such a hostile hostess. We had quite a large party but she acted as though we were not welcome there. Our waitress was very pleasant and tried to accommodate us. She returned several times because the kitchen had ran out of different dishes. We were so looking forward to the crab cakes. I... More 

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Additional Information about Darrell's Restaurant

Address: 521 Hwy 64/264, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954
Phone Number: 252 473 5366
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Roanoke Island  >  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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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: 252 473 5366

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: 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
7:30 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

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