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The Hungry Pelican

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205 Budleigh St, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Woodbury Heights
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This cute deli is tucked away in a little corner in Manteo. The food is made fresh to order, with a variety of delectable gourmet options on the menu. Gourmet but extremely reasonable pricing. Their kids menu has a variety of options that every child would love. I'm so glad we happend upon this gem, our family will be returning.

Thank Jill D
Franklinton, North Carolina
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155 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the listed #1 place which is a lie and felt robbed then came here...Trip Advisor redeemed itself. Sandwiches were delicious and we highly recommend them. Do not waste your money down the street and come here. The sandwiches are hands down the best on the island. My wife had the Angry Bird and its amazing. Enjoy!

Thank Leon G
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a must for lunch if you are in Manteo! The owners and the best and prepare your food to order! Everything is fresh! Huge portions and prices you can't beat! Don't skip on the desserts made fresh! If your in the mood for ice cream get it here you will pay less than the other places in... More 

Thank Jessica E
Asheville, North Carolina
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43 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our troop of 14 boys walked in and were greeted by smiling faces. Great sandwiches, service, and space. All the boys (and adults) were very satisfied with their meal.

Thank sonikgirl
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

This was a cute little sandwich shop with one nice guy running it. We had an early dinner and he was pretty quick for just one guy getting us our sandwiches. Very nice atmosphere and decor. The sandwiches were pretty good and decently sized! No complaints!!

Thank Zosia P
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

We truly enjoyed the sandwiches we had today. Both were huge and delicious. We brought home half of each for a snack later.

1 Thank Jeanette G
Westerville, OH
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118 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Six of us wanted a quick lunch and wound up here basedon recommendation from a local merchant. We all enjoyed our sandwiches. Food was very good, place was clean and well maintained. Prices seemed reasonable. Several of us had hot dogs - served n sub buns, split and grilled. Usually not how I like my hot dog served, but this... More 

Thank mforkner
Manteo, North Carolina
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

This place takes the deli concept to a whole new level here on the Outer Banks. So many different, inventive and creative sandwich variations that you'll never look at your old ham n' cheese the same way again. I loved every meal I've had here, but never had the same sandwich twice. Very reasonably priced, made to order meals. Friendly... More 

1 Thank TimTheEnchanter704
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016 via mobile

Yesterday, my husband and I stopped into the new location next to Pioneer Theatre for lunch. We have eaten lunch at Hungry Pelican many times at the old location. A waiting line of friendly people stood with us until it was our turn to order. My husband had his favorite Hawaiian Chicken Salad and I had the Spinach Salad, and... More 

Thank Gina N
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

I ordered the BLT salad and it was DELICIOUS!!!! The veggies were fresh and the housemade dressing added just the right flavor.

Thank Amelia R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $8
American, Soups, Delicatessen
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 205 Budleigh St, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Roanoke Island  >  Manteo
  • Phone Number: 12524739303
An owner operated deli in historic downtown Manteo. Great deli style sandwiches on baked to order rolls. Fresh cut salads, homemade dressings, house made side dishes and soups. Ice cream and desserts available also. Eat in or takeout. Outside seating is available, pets welcome there.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?