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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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Nags Head, North Carolina
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

great place to eat, service is great as is the food and atmosphere fun time place where locals meet up

Thank George B
Dallas, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My friends and I stopped in for lunch and were greeted and seated right away. Someone was there immediately to take our drink order and the servers are knowledgeable about the beers enough to recommend one. The food was good and everyone finished their entire entrees!

Thank Brenda K
Fairfax County, Virginia
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great for a family dinner. We were seated right away. The server Mae was awesome. She met our every need and then some. She was patient with special requests and checked on us often. The food and beer selections were great. We enjoyed the steamed options and fresh seafood. Prices are reasonable. Well worth another visit!

Thank Catherine B
West Columbia, South Carolina
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Needing a place to eat one night, we settled on one within walking distance of our beachfront rental. Boy, did we make the right choice! Our group of 10 had everything from burgers to the Taphouse Chicken to the Seafood Jambalaya. It was all delicious! Not a gripe out of the whole group. Four of us went back the next... More 

Thank fred532016
Hopewell, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by after a round of golf. They seated us promptly and the service and food was outstanding. I needed to pay off a bet, a scoop of butter pecan ice cream, but since they don't serve ice cream. The owner allowed me to go and get a half gallon of butter pecan and serve it to all my... More 

Thank molarman26
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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37 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 187 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

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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 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine
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?