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Owens' Restaurant

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Milepost 16 1/2, Beach Rd, 7114 South Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head, NC 27959-9126
12524417309
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Six of us went to dinner at Owens tonight. We tried to make a reservation but they do not take them. We were, surprisingly, seated right away! 5 out of the 6 of us had a fantastic meal. The one dinner that wasn't good was the special, rockfish. The fish was absolutely tasteless. The mashed potatoes and the vegetables that... More 

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Thank RayDG
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Owen's is celebrating 70 years on OBX. A refined restaurant with top notch offerings. We had a crabmeat, shrimp, & lobster combo and a pan fried rock fish. Beautifully prepared and delicious. Higher in price than I like but glad we ate there. Would go again.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The food is stupendous; as is the service and atmosphere. Is it inexpensive; no...are the portion sizes, quality, presentation of food and ambiance worth the price? You betcha. We went twice during one vacation and honestly I am a foodie and it was truly a pleasure. I hope they pay their chef well cause they could work at any restaurant... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

very friendly staff. our waiter was very good. the food was great and prices are what you would expect for seafood.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Food was amazing. The Pecan crusted scallops was to die for. So many good desserts we had a hard time choosing but the creme brulee was definitely a favorite. Everything was delicious and fresh. Service was excellent.

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owensnagshead, Manager at Owens' Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for dining with us at Owens and taking the time to review us on Tripadvisor. We appreciate your support and are happy to hear you enjoyed your evening with us! More 

Suffolk, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Tuesday night we again ate at Owens and it was excellent as always. My wife had flounder and I had ribs. Both were extremely good and we had enough for lunch the next day. The service was excellent although the kitchen appeared to be a bit backed up, something that sometimes happens in season. If you want an excellent meal,... More 

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owensnagshead, Manager at Owens' Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much! We appreciate you dining with us and helping us celebrate our 70th season on the Outer Banks! It is a very special milestone for us and we truly do thank you for your support! More 

Fishersville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food at Owens is incredible. Mashed potatoes with cheese, delicious hushpuppies and the pecan scallops are my fave. Eclectic atmosphere with really neat obx history. Well worth the wait.

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owensnagshead, Manager at Owens' Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much! We are delighted you enjoyed your evening at Owens. Best wishes and we hope you will return to see us again soon! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is awesome for couples. Great food great service and nice atmosphere. Make sure you get there 10 minutes early or you will be waiting in line to get a seat.

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Thank Jack W
owensnagshead, Manager at Owens' Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you Jack! We appreciate your Tripadvisor review very much! We hope you will return to see us again soon! More 

Camberley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this place whilst spending 3 days at OBX following recommendation from hotel staff. Specialises in seafood and steaks. Brilliant meal. Brilliant service. Even the owner came round every table to see if all was ok. Not cheap but you are paying for and getting the best by far.

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Philipsburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family has been visiting the outer banks for almost 40 years. Every year we go to owens! Hush puppies, cheese and crackers are plentiful, the filet mignon is amazing and so is the yellow fin tuna. Don't forget to try the garlic mashed potatoes! If you have no room for dessert, get some to go! Food is pricey but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $40
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Steakhouse
Meals
Drinks, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Private Dining, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Milepost 16 1/2, Beach Rd, 7114 South Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head, NC 27959-9126
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Nags Head
  • Phone Number: 12524417309
Description
Since 1946, four generations of locals and visitors have experienced the famous food and hospitality of the Owens and Shannon families.We are celebrating 69 years in business, in the same location, making us the oldest restaurant in the state of North Carolina! Owens Restaurant serves classic Southern coastal cuisine. We specialize in fresh and local seafood from North Carolina waters, exceptional Prime Western beef, and flavorful pastas. Our customers marvel at our collection of museum quality artifacts dedicated to the maritime history of the Outer Banks. Come see us for delicious food, exceptional service and warm Southern hospitality!

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