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“Old South cuisine and hospitality.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Owens' Restaurant

Owens' Restaurant
Milepost 16 1/2, Beach Rd, Nags Head, NC 27959-9126
252-441-7309
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Ranked #10 of 71 restaurants in Nags Head
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Dessert
Columbus, Ohio
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Old South cuisine and hospitality.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

I loved the food, but as a Southern lady I think the crackers have to go. The cheese spread was a nice touch, but come on folks - wouldn't some nice flatbread or rolls been more imaginative than those darned crackers ,which have their place in a Waffle House?

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Richmond, Virginia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Always Good Food and Pleasant Staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Nice place to go for a great leasurely meal. We have been going to their restaurant for over 35 years. Of course it's changed and drastically increased in size over the years, but the great food has not changed. It's great to start the meal off with the crock of cheese and crackers. The food is always fresh and served hot. The prices are a little elevated, but it's worth it for the great food and friendly atmosphere.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ayden, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Our favorite OBX restaurant.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012 via mobile

One of the highlights of our annual OBX vacation is a night out at Owens. The service and atmosphere are always good and the food excellent. Never had any seafood that was not outstanding. Highly recommend the scallop appetizer.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Sandston, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Best place to eat out”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

I loved this place. I am alergic to seafood and this place had the BEST Prime Rib I have ever eaten. My husband enjoyed his tuna - we plan a trip in Nov and this is on our list to go back to (Ron will get his tuna blackened on that trip). The employees are very friendly - the prices are a bit high but it was worth it to me.

Visited September 2012
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Salisbury, MD
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10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great Meal”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

My wife and I have been vacationing in the Outer Banks for 15 years and had never tried Owens because we had 3 or 4 favorites that we look forward to going to each year and eat at the our rental the other nights. Well, we now have a 5th favorite! What a dining experience! Great service from professional servers that know the menu and the wine list. Fried shrimp was the best we've every had and the dessert tray was unbelievable. Owens is must for OBX visitors. A bit pricey but not overly so. Quality food and service costs a little more.

  • Visited September 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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