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Tale of The Whale

7575 S Virginia Dare Trl, Nags Head, NC 27959-9162
+1 252-441-7332
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good17%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“fish duo” (14 reviews)
“seafood” (142 reviews)
“steak” (67 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
7575 S Virginia Dare Trl, Nags Head, NC 27959-9162
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Everything about our experience was great! It was a beautiful night and We took our drinks outside under the gazebo to wait for our table. The food was fresh and delicious and our server was awesome. Don’t forget to try the desserts!

Thank Michelle S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Great food and you get a lot. A little pricey but it was well worth it. Service was good and great views of the water.

Thank Guy J
Reviewed 5 days ago

I've been coming to the "Tale" as long as I can remember it being here. I know if I want quality food then this is the place. There's not too many places that you see the owner walking around checking things out every night, and...More

Thank m m
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We saw the restaurant while driving into OBX, but it wasn’t until I googled “Best crab legs in OBX” and this popped up as the first choice that we decided to eat there. It was lovely. We had a very nice waitress, and I enjoyed...More

Thank Rebekah S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely superb service and the food is exquisite. I had the seafood kabob - delicious. Highly recommend arriving before 5PM to receive the 20% early bird discount. A must visit.

Thank Bryon H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Everything was great. From the kids meals to the wine service to the stuffed flounder. Will definitely visit again

Thank Nicksboo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an amazing dining experience! I ordered the mahi-mahi and my husband ordered the lobster! Both of the dishes were amazing! Beautiful waterfront views. The desserts were the best we’ve had!!!

Thank Karla S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were well pleased with the food, service and cleanliness. We enjoyed bay seasoned steamed shrimp as the main entree which were perfectly steamed and quite large and obviously fresh. We arrived and were told we could be served at the bar or wait approximately...More

Thank Toney H
Reviewed 1 week ago

most amazing seafood I had on our vacation to obx. Enjoyed the atmosphere and service. Will be back!

Thank samsellsplastic
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here last year and had a fantastic experience. This time we had a server that was not the most helpful...ordered Dr Pepper and he gave me a blank stare for awhile and just seemed not the most attentive guy. Asked for no pico with...More

Thank graysonnnnn
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Hank M
August 4, 2018|
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Response from graysonnnnn | Reviewed this property |
January 16, 2018|
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Response from MarciaBryant | Reviewed this property |
The restaurant is currently closed for the season and reopens in April. It's a great Restaurant with excellent staff, and outstanding food and view. It will be one of your favorites if you ever go once.
Joan O
August 15, 2017|
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Response from Sheri102 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Check out their menu online.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
$18 - $40
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Scenic view, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7575 S Virginia Dare Trl, Nags Head, NC 27959-9162
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Nags Head
  • Phone Number: +1 252-441-7332
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Family owned and operated for 38 years, we serve the finest and freshest local seafood, choice steaks, salads, pastas, chicken and more. We pay attention to every detail to ensure your meal is memorable and delicious! Enjoy casual dining overlooking the Roanoke Sound, and live music (in season) in our waterfront gazebo. Come early and enjoy your favorite cocktail outdoors overlooking the water, or in our indoor bar. We offer an extensive wine list, a lighter fare menu, childrens’ menu and more. We welcome children, families and parties of all sizes, and offer comfortable booths for a romantic dinner for two. We look forward to serving you!
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