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“OBX Experience” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Red Drum Taphouse

Red Drum Taphouse
2412 S Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head, NC 27959-9246
252 480 1095
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Ranked #22 of 72 Restaurants in Nags Head
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“OBX Experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2012

We enjoyed lunch - good value - great food - delicious fresh fish

  • Visited November 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Baltimore, Maryland
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Visited 5 times during our 7 day visit 5/13/12-5/20/12”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2012

Very good food..Friendly helpful staff...Lisa is the best bartender in the OBX (bar-none)(pun intended)...Had a decent band on Friday night..Sports on every TV...We didnt live at the Red Drum, but we made it a point to stop in for an hour or 2 almost daily....Our favorite place to eat and hang-out in the OBX every year

  • Visited May 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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Fairfax
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“OK but not the crabcakes”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

A friend and I recently visited this restaurant for the first time and my friend definitely left disappointed. I ordered the soft shell crabs and I must say that they were delicious. They were sauteed with ham and tomotoes which was an unusual way to prepare them. They were large and very tasty. My friend ordered the crabcake dinner and as soon as it arrived we knew it wasn't a good crabcake. You could tell from looking at it that is was a lot of breading and the crabmeat was not big chunks but was shredded and mushy. She said it wasn't very tasty and neither were the french fries that were served with it. Will probably not return as there are too many other good restaurants in that area to go to.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Richmond, Virginia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great food, casual atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

Walked over to the restaurant from where we were staying. Nothing too impressive to look at, stayed and ate. Great decision. Server was fantastic and brought adult and kids drinks timely and kept them full.

Kids meals all came out early, per our request. Typical kids fare, popcorn shrimp was a hit.

Blackened fish was very good, plenty to eat and tasted great. If you are looking for kid friendly place, very beach casual, good food, give it a try. Not too pricy, would reccommend.

  • Visited April 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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Franklin, Virginia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Great for lunch or dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2012

We have eaten here at least four times over the past two years. The seafood is excellent. Service is great. Wonderful selection of beer on tap.

Visited April 2012
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