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Full Moon Cafe

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208 Queen Elizabeth Ave, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954-9230
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family and friends chose this restaurant for lunch based on Trip Advisor reviews. While the ambience was nice, the service was poor. It took 45 minutes for our very mediocre sandwiches and salads to arrive without any updates from our waitress. One friend ordered the quiche, which was inedible. I'm assuming there has been a recent change in ownership... More 

Thank Christine J
Weehawken, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I can get almost anything in Jersey, but I cannot get good shrimp & grits. And I've traveled quite a bit and nothing comes close to OBX shrimp & grits. I don't know what the secret sauce is, but they are fabulous. The beer flgiht from the local brewery is also a nice addition. My favorite of the group was... More 

Thank psudino
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in for lunch and a beer flight while in the area with a pet, it was listed as a pet friendly spot and we weren't disappointed. We had wraps and a beer flight from the attached brewery and were happy with all of it. They brought a bowl of water out for my dog and our waitress was... More 

Thank valtom3477
Brooklyn, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I must apologize to everybody who was influenced by the excellent grades I gave this place last year. At best Full Moon Cafe is inconsistent. I'd give it a terrible rating this time, but I am trying to separate the actual experience from the expected one. So poor it is. We arrived in time for lunch and were promptly seated.... More 

1 Thank gordonsmc
Potomac, Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The fried fish is tasty enough but really does lay on your stomach. You might try something else unless you really need your grease fix for the week. The beers here really are good. I liked the stout, my buddy liked the lighter stuff.

Thank Stubby8
Leonardtown, Maryland
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were told that this was a great place to dine. Well we were given the menu and the specials of the day for lunch, but on this particular day after being told by the waitress about the specials we ordered and shortly after ordering she return to inform us that the cook would not allow her to place our... More 

2 Thank lpbrightwell1
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We love a place we can belly up and just enjoy food and drinks. Small, local craft beer and an amazing menu. Food tasted great, and a tiny pub next door was perfect too. Service was great. People were friendly and down to earth.

Thank Jessica M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Who could pass this turn of the century building without wanting to peek inside? It's just as charming inside as out, with modern conveniences like football, beer flights, and shrimp and grits. The décor is whimsical without being faerie-ish and the staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and engaging. There's something for everyone (even the kiddies) and it's a short walk to... More 

Thank Leigh B
Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My buddy and I went to sample their beers and watch the NFL game. We sat in the bar area, not in the restaurant. I sampled 8 of their beers which cover a wide variety. You will be able to find something you like. The barmaid girl was very knowledgeable of their beers. The bar area is very small, one... More 

Thank BetaGuardPM
Cary, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Four of us stopped by after a sail cruise for drinks. We sat at the bar and enjoyed the lovely atmosphere of the brewery and the friendliness of the staff. We did not eat but we stayed a long time enjoying the excellent beer and wine. The building is beautiful and in a great location to sit inside or out.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 208 Queen Elizabeth Ave, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954-9230
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Roanoke Island  >  Manteo
  • Phone Number: 252-473-6666

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