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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!
PRICE RANGE
$15 - $40
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Drinks, Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
American, Seafood
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Private Dining, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been coming to Owens since I was a little kid in the 70s. Owens has done a wonderful job adapting to the covid changes. We did same day call ahead seating for outdoor dining. It was easy and great. I had the filet with broccoli...More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Second time ordering the family to-go meals and both experiences were excellent. The food was delicious and portions were generous. Perfect for families on vacation. Curbside service was convenient and the staff were very kind. Highly recommended!

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent service and our dinner were delicious. We felt very comfortable dinning at Owens during these very difficult time

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Owen's based on a review from a couple we met at our hotel pool.... The atmosphere and service were excellent. The food was very good but expensive. Spent close to $100 for two of us...entrees run around $35 ,per person. My husband...More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fillet Oscar style and the Hatteras seafood combination. The fillet was cooked perfectly. Good hollandaise sauce asparagus and jumbo lump crab on top. The Hatteras seafood combination was excellent. All fresh seafood shrimp scallops and jumbo lump all boiled to perfection. Without...More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently visited the Outer Banks and this was our best dinner! The food was delicious. I had the Hatteras Combination and my husband has the Mariner platter. The seafood was fresh and delicious. Our server was outstanding. Would definitely go back.

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed May 24, 2020

Service was excellent, Food was ok, no flavor, The price was expensive. The restaurant was clean. Was disappointed.

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed March 5, 2020

We’ve been going to Owens since 1979, and it has never disappointed us! The seafood, the beef and all the other dishes are excellent. Service is superb. Try it; you’ll like it!

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed January 8, 2020 via mobile

We came for our anniversary dinner. Kind of disappointed. Food was ok, just nothing to write home about. We had the Tenderloin Tips and Shrimp over linguine and Shrimp and Scallops. The pasta just wasn't very delicious, it lacked seasoning. The seafood was just average....More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed January 8, 2020

My family went for dinner here while on vacation in OBX and the food was simply delightful! On the expensive end, Owens' atmosphere was very calming and comfortable. The high bill in the end was worth it. I had red snapper with a berry salsa...More

Date of visit: July 2019
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ronaldmahaffey17813
September 23, 2019|
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Response from holowacz | Reviewed this property |
If the question is why didn't they answer their phone, you need to call them and find out. I have no ties to them.
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CatinVA
October 14, 2017|
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Response from owensnagshead | Property representative |
Casual is fine and we are open seven nights a week in season from 5-9 pm and starting Monday, October 16 we will be closed on Mondays until our last night of the season on New Years Eve.
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kathyandjack2017
September 13, 2017|
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Response from owensnagshead | Property representative |
Yes we will be having our 33rd annual Thanksgiving Buffet on Thanksgiving Day. Call us at 1-252-441-7309 for more details. Thank you for inquiring!
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