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Red Drum Taphouse

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2412 S Virginia Dare Trl, Nags Head, NC 27959-9246
252 480 1095
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Best food we've had here. Apple chops were amazing. We highly recommend you make this as one of your choices for dinner.

Thank Becky E
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a great and affordable lunch here. I had steamed shrimp with steamed vegetables. My husband had tuna Reuben which had a large piece of fresh grilled tuna. They have an extensive line up of draft beers. Good food with a casual atmosphere.

Thank msmaggie22963
Greensboro, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Courteous and warm staff .. well appointed game area welcomed us when we arrived ..on a friday night we had to wait close to an hour to get our seat and the restaurant closes at 9 PM so plan accordingly Seafood platter / crabcakes were simply amazing ...they also have kids menu We also ordered chicken Alfredo pasta to my... More 

Thank Prithish
Audubon, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We went here 2 different times, once for a late lunch and for dinner. We had great food and drinks. Service was excellent and we arrived with a group of 11 and they had a table for us in a matter of minutes. I will definitely will go back next year when we are on vacation again.

Thank LucyDesi2010
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The food was excellent: the chicken with pineapple was very well cooked and tasted really good. The food was served hot and good portion and very reasonably priced. The attitude of the hostess and server was almost hostile: I think this restaurant was more for the locals, because the hostess spent most of her time talking to one table. The... More 

Thank ontheroadagain33
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Found this restaurant off of Trip Advisor, and that it was fairly close to the hotel we were staying at. Very nicely appointed and we felt comfortable from the start. Nice selection of draught beers, with many craft beers on tap. The calamari appetizer was excellent. We then ordered a mixed grill dish with potato that we shared, as neither... More 

Thank Xeuropn
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We first visited the Red Drum in June early 2009 for a late dinner on the way back to Corolla from a day trip to Hatteras using the "more than 3 cars in the lot" rule. We've been hooked ever since! This year, we were staying on Hatteras and decided to order takeout for lunch on our way down. My... More 

Thank 283beckya
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here after driving all day from CT. It was near closing time and were a little nervous about food quality with it being so late. Well everything from the staff to the food is excellent. We had the calamari (at the suggestion of another patron who lives in the area) the fried shrimp and caesar salad. We also... More 

Thank Alicia R
Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is always a Go To place when at the Beach. Casual, yet Classy, Warm and Friendly. It a place to ditch the family and have a pint of beer. Or the perfect place to take the whole family to dinner. And the food is Awesome!!

Thank Clifford S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After 4 days in Nags Head this is by far the best eating experience we've had. We went at 6pm and were seated right away. The waitress greeted us promptly and took drink orders. The shrimp queso appetizer was excellent and different. I had a black and bleu hamburger with fries which was very good. The fries were excellent. My... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Bar, Seafood, Steakhouse, Vietnamese
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2412 S Virginia Dare Trl, Nags Head, NC 27959-9246
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Nags Head
  • Phone Number: 252 480 1095

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