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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
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Charleston, South Carolina
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stopped here since or oldest grandson shares the same name. The decor is very quirky and interesting. We both had an excellent dinner with good service. Everything was well prepared and tasty.

Thank ngwhitman
lex nc
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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

eating out with friends while on vacation and had a variety of dishes and all were great very surprised with the portions on plates, flounder was best we have had and we try someplace different every year, crab cakes very meaty and very good and fresh tuna was outstanding .....altittle pricey but great food for the two of use it... More 

Thank gmaw1
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been going to Owen's probably 30+ years. Always a favorite. Never have been disappointed. Always order seafood.

Thank Terry Y
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This restaurant was new to me and my wife and after hearing great things about it after staying in the Rodeway Inn down the street, we have fallen in love. Not only is the atmosphere atmospheric and homey, it's the perfect balance of a Romantic evening and great food! Had the lobster bisque and crab meat remick, two amazing appetizers.... More 

Thank Nathan M
Staunton, Virginia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Charming retro dining room, pleasant staff. Was not wowed by the food but a pleasant experience overall.

Thank Touristasx2
Columbia, North Carolina
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just a good place to eat. Fresh seafood and great price. I'm local and this is my favorite treat. The local owners are very accommodating, and willing to treat you like family!

Thank Tony S
Raleigh, North Carolina
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127 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was searching desperately to find a decent seafood restaurant that was a decent dining experience as well. I scoured reviews and found this place. It was great! They don't do reservations, but it wasn't that bad getting in off season. We went at the end of September. The service was great. We had one of the seafood combos which... More 

Thank Ashley C
Lynchburg, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went on a Sunday evening. Place was full but service was great. Waiter was pleasant and very professional. Five of us all had different seafood dishes and they were excellent. Save room for dessert, the choices are endless.

Thank Bob A
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7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being unfamiliar with the area, we chose to dine at Owens' based on other reviewers comments. We were not disappointed. We had salmon and shrimp and grits. The food was very tasty and the service was excellent. The decor in the restaurant helps create an interesting dining atmosphere.

Thank Emmerdubya
Wake Forest, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Delightful white tablecloth restaurant reminiscent of the 1960's. Food and service were wonderful! Felt like we had stepped back in time.

Thank Janet S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $40
American, Seafood
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
Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?