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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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Greensboro, North Carolina
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place got a little bit of history.. you can see while entering .. restaurant as it states is an ocean front property so lovely ambiance ..service was good we were seated quickly and the waiter was attentive to what we wanted ..they have kids menu ..also they were able to make changes to chef's special even though menu says... More 

Thank Prithish
Old Fort, North Carolina
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108 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Early dinner, so we had great seating overlooking the ocean through plate glass windows. Beer selection seemed a little weak, but the service was quick and the food tasty. The Mediterranean salad was delicious. It was on feta bread with melted cheese. It was like a salad on a pizza. The Greek pizza was also great food- wood fired. The... More 

Thank Caldrid
Walnut Creek, California
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Food was good. Crowded. We're told the wait was 30 minutes. We waited over an hour. I would not return to this restaurant.

Thank Voluntine
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A friend told me I had to go here to try a drink called the Dirty Bird, which I did even though I am not a big drinker. We ordered dinner and I was more pleased with the meal than the drink.

Thank Sandy P
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Service was ok and atmosphere was so so. The seafood was above average for those that enjoy but land lubbers need to save their appetite and money for later. I had the chicken Marssela which was really grilled chicken breasts with a (little)sauce poured over them. Don't think this is even close to a real Italian dish.

Thank George J
Woodbridge, Virginia
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent service, The bartender was the best we didn't have to wait for anything and she was very busy .The oysters and Cole slaw were the best. Fish sandwich was also very food. We had five people with us and everyone enjoyed their food. Will definitely be back.

Thank y4181yhelen
Saint Louis, Missouri
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If I were rating on food alone, this would be one of the easiest 5-star rating I've given. The fish duo special was incredible - flavorful, unique, perfectly-cooked, and with a unique side-salad to boot (avacado, melon, pineapple, and lettuce). My wife's pecan-crusted mahi was tasty as well, though not quite as flavorful as the swordfish. Everything seemed to take... More 

Thank chosenexile
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Let's start with parking.. we came in a Friday night, there are 2 lots, on behind, one beside the restaurant. If there is no where to park in the side lot, attempting to turn around anything larger than a Prius is going to be close to impossible. We had A reasonable wait. We were seated at a round table near... More 

Thank darlene_condon
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28 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The place was big and very busy. Our waiter was friendly and helpful but everything seemed rushed. Food portions were good and reasonably priced.

Thank dee635
Toledo, Ohio
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80 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I saw a picture in a travel guide that read "Wright brothers were here" or something to that effect. It took a while to find out that it was referencing this place. I had the Chesapeake Bay Pizza which was very good. Great atmosphere, nice service and wait staff and a bit iffy for parking. Gift shop too.

Thank ray h

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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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Families with children
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?