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Black Pelican Oceanfront Restaurant

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3848 Virginia Dare Trl N, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949-4278
+1 252-261-3171
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Gastonia, North Carolina
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28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had dinner here a few months ago, but didn't review it then. This time, I brought my family to the Outer Banks for a mini vacation in February. We were tired and didn't feel like going out, so I picked up take out from here. Wow, was it great! the risotto was creamy and full of seafood.. Everyone was... More 

Thank David M
Durham, North Carolina
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49 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Another good experience at Black Pelican. The Orville's Oysters are great. Drink special was very nice.

Thank SandySK2014
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

What a great atmosphere! The only thing better than the ambiance was the food!!! We were in visiting the OBX for our anniversary and had heard wonderful things about the Black Pelican, we were not disappointed! This is a must try if you are in the Kitty Hawk area!

Thank Jason R
New Bern, North Carolina
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a chance to play trivia with the locals on a Friday afternoon on a winter's day. The sushi grade tuna was not local but delicious! Amazing hummus. Definitely a must visit on OBX

Thank adurning
Norfolk, Virginia
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46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Good restaurant with large choice of meal. I took crispy flounder with ffries. A claw showder soup tasty but not so thick than usual. Dining room with view to ocean side.

Thank E T
Outer Banks, North Carolina
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49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ate at this restaurant probably 10 years ago and didn't have a good experience. But we decided to give it a try again and are glad we did. The service was good, the food was excellent and there were many choices. We are going back very soon.

Thank W H
Yorktown, Virginia
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70 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First time to the Black Pelican and now officially our new favorite!! I had the Popeyes's salad with Tuna. It was perfect, tasty light and fresh. Hubby had the fresh tuna salad and loved it and he is picky! The beachy atmosphere was nice with a lot of locals in for lunch. Enjoyed everything about it.

Thank Angee T
Greenville, South Carolina
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358 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a very nice dinner at the Black Pelican. The Pecan Mahi and sword fish were excellent. The service was friendly, efficient, and accommodating. We recommend the Black Pelican and will definitely return on our next visit to the Outer Banks.

Thank ValGary2014
Charlottesville, Virginia
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner there on a Friday and Saturday night. Ate at the bar. The nicest people. Food really great. I will definitely return. The flounder is yo die for and the Oysters Oliver I believe we're great!

Thank Charles D
Marion, North Carolina
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not a lot open in January so glad we found this restaurant. Food was wonderful prices were good and staff were outstanding.

Thank Debandindy

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Special occasions, Scenic view, Bar scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3848 Virginia Dare Trl N, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949-4278
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Kitty Hawk
  • Phone Number: +1 252-261-3171

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?