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Blue Moon Beach Grill

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$$ - $$$
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4104 S Virginia Dare Trl # 16, Nags Head, NC 27959-9282
+1 252-261-2583
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Port Angeles, Washington
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119 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Chicken livers!! No, Really. This was an appetizer treat to myself and they were FABULOUS ( not to mention an unexpected find in a seafood café) My entrée after that bit of delicious was the fish tacos ( yum!) The others in the party had the Mahi Mahi BLT, the House Caesar with grilled chicken and the Caribbean Pulled Pork... More 

Thank Penny G
Any City
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52 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Seems to me, based on my recent visit, that our beloved Blue Moon Beach Grill in Nags Head is on a downward trend. The menu hasn't changed for eons, and although the crowds seem to still be there, the wait staff and service are suffering, as is the kitchen staff because food takes forever to be served. Where I formerly... More 

Thank Fred F
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Everything on the menu is fantastic. Fish Tacos, Pasta, Fish and Chips...Plan to wait outside if you go during a busy time, but don't worry, they have tables and you can get drinks or apps on the patio.

Thank bhmendenhall
North Carolina
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We enjoyed looking at the art on the wall while waiting for a table. This place seems to be busy all the time. We were there in the middle of the afternoon. Service was good and the food was interesting and delicious!

Thank AmyNorthCarolina
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63 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Third time at Blue Moon. I am a huge fan! Been for dinner all 3 times and don't even mind the wait for dinner. It's popular for a reason. Bar seating is first come first serve so if you're sneaky/aggressive you can slide in quickly. The waitress/bartender behind the bar is darling and is great at her job. My mom... More 

Thank hungryhokie
North Carolina
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40 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We've never had a disappointing meal at Blue Moon. My favorite is the shrimp & grits so I usually order that, but others with us have not been disappointed in the meals they've ordered.

Thank NCChloe
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31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I read several reviews about this restaurant and kept thinking that I would like to try that "shrimp-not-a-burger" , so my sister and I went to Blue moon Beach Grill about 4:30 today. We were disappointed not to see it on the menu but when I asked the delightful waitress about it, she said they don't usually serve it at... More 

Thank travelerDanville_va
Sparks, Maryland
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went for lunch on Monday. There was no wait and everything we ordered was cooked well. I got the shrimp "not a burger" with fries. The shrimp were tender and juicy and the fries wye hand cut and yummy! We also got buffalo shrimp and the chicken sandwich. The chicken sandwich was messy and probably not good for a... More 

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Will S, Owner at Blue Moon Beach Grill, responded to this review

Hey jcgp07, allow me to personally thank you for coming to Blue Moon for lunch. I am glad that you found every thing great for your lunch. It was nice of you to give us a review and tell the world that your experience was a good one. Cheers and bon appetit!! More 

Williamsburg, Virginia
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited based on reviews and were not disappointed in the service or the quality of the food. It is situated in a run-down strip mall section off of the main drag (Rt 158) and a bit difficult to find but worth a stop for lunch or dinner.

Will S, Owner at Blue Moon Beach Grill, responded to this review

Michael R, I am glad you thought the quality of our service and food was good. I also am glad that you found our location........smack dab in the heart of downtown Nags Head. I hope your beach time was spectacular and we will see you again. Cheers and bon appetit!! More 

Chesapeake, Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Best shrimp I have ever had, and I'm 73, so you know I have had a few. Fried Shrimp wasn't on menu so waitress let us have the shrimp in place of Oysters on menu. Service was fast and wAitress was very friendly and efficient. Great food and was in and out fast.

Thank Nancy C
Will S, Owner at Blue Moon Beach Grill, responded to this review

Hey Nancy C, please remember, "Age is mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter." So just remember, you are a young lady at 73, and you have lots of shrimp left on your plate. We hope you eat them at Blue Moon. Thanks for the shout out. Cheers and bon appetit! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$8 - $29
American, Bar, Seafood, Grill, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4104 S Virginia Dare Trl # 16, Nags Head, NC 27959-9282
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Nags Head
  • Phone Number: +1 252-261-2583
Blue Moon Beach Grill is located at MP 13 in sunny, downtown Nags Head. We are just down the road from Jockey's Ridge in Surfside Plaza. We are open 7 days a week from 11:30 AM till 9:00 PM. Our goal is to provide each customer with a "once in a blue moon" dining experience.

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