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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
+1 252-441-7309
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Kingsport, Tennessee
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199 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After spending a week traveling from Morehead City to Corolla enjoying several locations along the North Carolina Coast - we ended our seafood dinners at Owens. We have tasted some of the best along the coast and Owen's is certainly among the best. They have been serving the public for many years and know how to do it right. Only... More 

Thank EastTNTraveler
Bay Area California
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47 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Owens' is very gracious. We had a private room (large booth) which was suitably quiet and genteel. The waiter was wonderful; he measured us well and anticipated what we might like or need or prefer from the menu. The food was excellent. This was an outstanding experience.

Thank Bolond
Hope, New Jersey
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Service was great...but the food was probably the best dining experience I've had in a while!!! Prime Rib, Ribeye, Lobster Bisque....was all perfect!!

Thank Amy C
owensnagshead, Manager at Owens' Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much Amy! Your review and support is greatly appreciated and we hope you will visit us again soon! More 

Baltimore, Maryland
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154 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great ambience. Very good food. Free "cheese whiz" type of free appetizer and crackers was a little below there standard. Also found it interesting that you only get one free complimentary refill on you soda....wow, that was a surprise. All and all, the average meal is priced in the high 20's so I didn't expect the extra charge for soda.

Thank chisel007
Sioux Lookout, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent food and service. Highly recommended. Beautiful decor. Nice menu. All seafood is fresh. Also nice items for non seafood lovers.

Thank pberard
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant in nice and cozy, waiters are delicious...food was not (in our opinion). I had linguine with shrimp: was cold, the taste was mainly about garlic, the wine they used was not completly cook. Most than that was covered by cheese that ( in my opinion as italian) I consider not appropriate. My wife had grilled tuna and shrimp:... More 

Thank Francesco L
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recently dined here during overnight stay in Hatteras . Owens is a step above the many casual beach eateries. Food is more gourmet with prices to match . That said , it's a reasonable value for finer dining . I had the Jambalaya and it was a large serving with ample amounts of shrimp, crawfish, sausage , and chicken .... More 

Thank Richard R
Solon, Iowa
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The wait staff gave great recommendations on the food- but basically any seafood you order will be great! Even before the entrees the basic crackers with cheese and hush puppies are delicious. Highly recommend. Pricey but very much worth it.

Thank noahpaulkeck
Annapolis, MD, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A group of friends joined my husband and me for dinner last Friday night. We did not make reservations. The place was packed with a huge birthday party celebration and Spring Breakers. Stephanie, along with help from Ernest, really made us feel at home. Stephanie could not have been more professional and attentive. Thank you Owens for hiring fabulous staff... More 

Thank Tina J
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The decor is beautiful. Very homey. Quite dinning. Staff was very nice. Our food was excellent and well presented. If you should have room for desert the desert tray is amazing. We elected to pass. Would return to this establishment.

Thank Jean L

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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, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, 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: +1 252-441-7309
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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