We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Darrell's Restaurant - Manteo, NC” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Darrell's Restaurant

Darrell's Restaurant
521 Hwy 64/264, Manteo, NC 27954
252 473 5366
Menu
Improve this listing
Ranked #13 of 30 Restaurants in Manteo
Cuisines: American
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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.
Pilot Mountain, North Carolina
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Darrell's Restaurant - Manteo, NC”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Darrell's restaurant in Manteo, NC, is an excellent choice, if you are looking for delicious food at a reasonable price. Our first experience was so good we returned to try other items on the menu and were not disappointed.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

171 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    68
    54
    20
    17
    12
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
East Syracuse, New York
Top Contributor
271 reviews 271 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 118 cities Reviews in 118 cities
215 helpful votes 215 helpful votes
“Two breakfasts & one supper.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Darrell's is located across the from the Scarborogh Inn on Highway 64. For first breakfast were two Blueberry Hot Cakes, with cinnamon favored aples. Very good. Second breakfast was Country Ham & two scrambled eggs. The ham was a bit to salty for my taste. When I mentioned this to the waitress, I was told the ham is always on the saslty side., however the entire meal was filling. For supper was a Seafood PLatter of fried combinations of oysters, shrimp, scallops & fish of the day, all hand breasded. THe arrival time of the platter weass a bit slow, but well worth the wait and enough for a second meal.

Al staff members were friendly & quick to ask if I needed any more service. Darrell's has two serving areas. One is booths, probably for breakfast. The second is the Seaside Room, which is a combination of booths & tables.If staying at the Scarborogh Inn in the future, I would stop again at Darrell's.

Visited May 2014
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
KINGSPORT
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Pleasant Family Dining”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

As it turned out we ate dinner 2X here during this stay. It was off season for the area and our choices were somewhat restricted. Their seafood was excellent. And they introduced me to just how good fried oysters can be. And their sautéed shrimp dishes and crab cakes were also very good.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
South Carrollton, Ky
Top Contributor
183 reviews 183 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 91 cities Reviews in 91 cities
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
“Another great family-owned business.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Owned & operated by the same family since the 1960's. Popular with locals & tourists. Stopped for a quick lunch. Wait staff quick & efficient & friendly. Probably the best fried oysters we've ever eaten & a very good-sized portion. Good creamy slaw & even the fries were especially good. When in the Outer Banks, stop here for sure.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Newbury, United Kingdom
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great little locals place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I went to Darrell's on the advice of one of the local shop keepers. I asked her where do the locals go and she said Darrell's. What a little gem! If you don't want anything too fancy just good quality food in generous portions then Darrell's the place. There were 4 of us for lunch and the bill came to $85. The hush puppies were very tasty and there was nothing we didn't like. The service was friendly and efficient. Needless to say we did not leave hungry unlike our trip to The Black Pelican! I can understand why the locals like it and I will be back again!

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Darrell's Restaurant also viewed

 

Been to Darrell's Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Darrell's Restaurant, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.