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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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Visitor rating
  • 88
    Excellent
  • 74
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 18
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good local seafood

Great choice for affordable, delicious seafood in a local atmosphere! Friendly waitstaff, too. I highly recommend visiting this place.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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richmond
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CT
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

My husband had the Mahi and was not impressed. I wasn't very hungry and ordered the she crab soup; it tasted like butter, flour and cream. No crab flavor at all.

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Very nice experience! Our waitress was great and she was super busy but very good at her job! I over hear her say she had been non stop since 12 when she got there and she did awesome! Such a pleasant experience and great food! We will definitely be back! Oh and BBQ sauce was amazing !!!!

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

They have the best bbq platter and salads on the island. The staff was very friendly and took very good care of us.

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richmond
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Great choice for affordable, delicious seafood in a local atmosphere! Friendly waitstaff, too. I highly recommend visiting this place.

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Manteo, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Food not up to par, very greasy and expensive for what you get. Staff is attentive, but not very friendly

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Hewitt
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120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

My husband had the chicken tender and BBQ platter, chicken was very tender and he enjoyed BBQ. I had the she crab soup, very good. My fried shrimp was very good as well, not loaded with breading. The pickled beets were delicious. Our server Sydney was friendly and attentive. Would recommend for lunch.

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State College, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Great place for breakfast. We ate breakfast there each morning and enjoyed the selection and our meals greatly. It was directly across from our hotel so was very conveniently located.

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Etters, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Stepping into this restaurant is like going to your grandma's house. Very welcoming and friendly. The food is good, wholesome food but not too fancy. Hush puppies are very good and portion size is just right.

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Raleigh, NC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

When all other breakfast joints are packed use them as a back up plan. Atmosphere is a step above waffle house, food is better than average, and service staff are very good. I wouldn't go out of the way to eat here. I was not disappointed but wasn't pleasantly surprised.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

There was another review about the hostess that was spot on to what we experienced. She was rude, and treated everyone as if they were an afterthought. While she was speaking to another group, a lady in said group told her that my group was here first. The hostess snapped at her and said "I know, I already got them,... 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: 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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