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Black Pelican Oceanfront Restaurant

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3848 Virginia Dare Trl N, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949-4278
(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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Tampa, Florida
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72 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Amazing food! Saw a feature on the Black Pelican on the Food Channel & had to check it out. They did not disappoint! Highly recommend!

Thank petermcarey
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We had planned to go to a seafood buffet that we saw in one of those tourist books but when we got there we decided against it, although that's another review! Checked our phones for close restaurants and found this gem. Really cool history of the building, the Wright brothers sent out a telegraph message from this building. Also Guy... More 

Thank CharliesAngel2013
New Jersey
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Black Pelican was recommended to us by someone walking her dog on the beach. We always like to ask locals. This was definitely a good find. Great food and location.

Thank LFCSoccerfan
Raleigh, North Carolina
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a party of 6- one kid and arrived at 645 and were told 50 minute wait. We were seated an hour and a half later . Waitress was super nice but stressed- forgot our appetizers. We finally ate at 910 and hurried out at 950. Very unhappy kid. We will say the food was awesome but we just... More 

Thank Noel T
Columbus, Ohio
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I love the history and story surrounding this restaurant. I'm really glad we went. It is a touristy place, but we were tourist so it was perfect. It's a little overpriced but we all liked what we got. The kids' dinners were served on frisbees which were used the next day on the beach. The fish OBX style was great.... More 

Thank Jenwenzke
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Food was delicious!! My husband had the prime rib which was very tender. I enjoyed the Mahi-Mahi. Staff very friendly. Cute little gift shop as well!!

Thank Trisha F
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I have ALWAYS LOVED this place! They have the best food an awesome staff!!! I worked there for almost 7 years and loved it just as much then as I do now! Would recommend this place to ANYONE I know (and some I don't know) great family atmosphere

Thank Jennifer D
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Overall the food was alright nothing great. The pizzas are small and over priced. Actually the whole menu is overpriced. I wouldn't recommend this place for foodies. People who eat anything would enjoy this restaurant! Server was very uncomfortable as well.

Thank Carriemariereap
Clinton, North Carolina
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

First visit and very impressed!!! The food was absolutely the very best ever!! Shrimp and flounder were cooked to expertise!! The size of flounder was huge and so moist and delicious!! Even my 9 year old loved the pizza that he ordered!! Recommend to everyone!! They serve the best food!!

Thank Camel95
Erie, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very busy restaurant, took about an hour to be seated, no reservations accepted. Food we had was average but the desert was magnificent!

Thank Rick F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Seafood, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children, Bar scene, 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: (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?