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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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
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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  • 79
    Excellent
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    Very good
  • 31
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 14
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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
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The service was good, there where lots of people there and it was early lunch crowd. The chef basket is the best deal. The pork is good. The beets were tasty. I liked the slaw. My family enjoyed the meal. Call ahead if you have a large group.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Kevin P
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Canton, Ohio, United States
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Hampstead, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

We stopped at Darrels prior to taking in The Lost Colony play in Manteo. I ordered the flounder and fired popcorn shrimp with baked potato, hush puppies and coleslaw. One of the best meals I had during my trip to Obx. Great food and service. I would recommend Darrels if you want great seafood at a reasonable price.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We always try to include Darrell's at least twice during our vacation. Their seafood is always fresh and tasty. And I've always been too full to try dessert!

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Asheville, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Great little casual restaurant for seafood right off the main strip through the island. Service was fantastic and so was the food. Our server really impressed us all in a group of 8. The softshell crabs were amazing. We will definitely be hitting this place again when we come back. Great lunch!

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Canton, Ohio, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The service was good, there where lots of people there and it was early lunch crowd. The chef basket is the best deal. The pork is good. The beets were tasty. I liked the slaw. My family enjoyed the meal. Call ahead if you have a large group.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Had a great breakfast! Cheap, fast, and really good food. The hashbrowns were delicious, the chicken biscuit was really good, and our server was nice. All around good dining experience.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

If you want good home-stle cooking, Darrell's is the place to go! It is located next to that fast food place with the arches. The pancakes are yummy, esp. blueberry ones. And the buscuits are like grandma made! We eat here every time we come!

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Waynesburg, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 via mobile

Both the seafood and the barbecue (Carolina style with vinegar-based sauce) are great. Staff was friendly and attentive

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015 via mobile

Some of the best breakfast I've ever had, and very friendly staff! We drove 18 miles from our hotel to have breakfast here twice in the same weekend!! We will be back!

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Motta Sant'Anastasia, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Looked for a breakfast place and was lucky enough to find this. The hot cakes are wonderful. Only reason or a three is the coffee was just ok and my eggs were not over medium, but my husbands were perfect.

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Wilson, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

I visited Darrell's with the intention of ordering their Southern Fried Chicken which I had heard was "the best tasting on the OBX." When I arrived I discovered that their SFC was not on the regular menu. They only served it at lunch one day a week. I was a little disappointed, but decided to try out their BBQ instead.... 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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