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“over rated imo” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Blue Moon Beach Grill

Blue Moon Beach Grill
4104 South Virginia Dare Trail, #16, Nags Head, NC 27959
+1 252-261-2583
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Ranked #3 of 71 restaurants in Nags Head
Price range: $8 - $40
Cuisines: Seafood, Café, Fish & Chips
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Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Blue Moon Beach Grill is located at MP 13 in sunny, downtown Nags Head. We are just down the road from Jockey's Ridge in Surfside Plaza. We are open 7 days a week from 11:30 AM till 9:00 PM. Our goal is to provide each customer with a "once in a blue moon" dining experience.
Hubert, North Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“over rated imo”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

It was good food, no doubt, but the service was only average, it was very noisy, and way over priced.

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Portsmouth, VA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“The fried green tomatos are the best!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

The shrimp and the sauce make this dish. I would forego dinner just to have this appetizer. The service is amazing, busy but they still do not keep you waiting long once you are seated. I would recommend this as one of the best places on the beach

Visited October 2012
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Powell's Point, NC
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Great!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

What a wonderful, tucked away, romantic place to eat. The food is fantastic and the prices were good. Lots of good quality food and friendly service and atmosphere. We will be back.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Nags Head, North Carolina, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Once was great, now is good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

Don't get me wrong, I love this restaurant, love the food, and the staff. What I don't love is the noise and the fact that locals are not appreciated here. Our friends and other locals feel like the bottom line with the restaurant is the bottom line. There is not a lot of touchy feely. The bar group sometimes are grouchy and don't act like the locals or outsiders are important. I don't know how to fix this problem, the food is soo good and everyone loves it including me but the atmosphere and lack of love is disappointing. The few times I go alone, I notice that some people just get ignored like they are an inconvenience. Do not stay away because of this review, the food is excellent. But be prepared for the noise and the pace.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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buoyboy, Owner at Blue Moon Beach Grill, responded to this review, October 18, 2012
First, thank you for the honest feedback. We don’t want to appear defensive, but we want to assure you that every person that walks through our doors is very important. We try very hard to treat each person equally, be they our valued locals or tourists visiting for the first time. Our philosophy to treat every customer equally is a cornerstone of our business.

The interaction between employees and our guests is somewhat of a “moving target” and often we scratch our heads at the chemistry that develops. We hope you understand that we would never tolerate someone being slighted on purpose.

When the Blue Moon Beach Grill is full and everyone is enjoying the food and the conversation, the noise level is occasionally considerable. Many folks comment on the great vibe and the fun atmosphere.

And finally, thank you very much for the kind complements on our food. We pride ourselves on the quality and freshness of our offerings. We hope that you will continue to enjoy our food and we will continue to make every effort to provide a “once in a blue moon” dining experience.
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Williamston
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Wonderful place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

Service was great and the food was excellent! Friendly interactions with hostess and bartender (there was a line for tables so we ate dinner at the bar, which worked out great). Very busy restaurant, but the food came up quickly.

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