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Darrell's Restaurant

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521 Hwy 64/264, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954
Mon - Thu 7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sat 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Manteo, North Carolina
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49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our family eats here ALL.THE.TIME. Consistently good cooked food with decent prices. The breakfast is good, lunch is a great value and dinner never disappoints. The workers are generally friendly and competent. Fresh local seafood, plus a decent BBQ option makes this a place our family feels comfortable. Portions sizes are good and the food is always hot and fresh.

Thank snippychick
Maryville, Tennessee
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were advised to eat here by the crew of Captain Johnny's Dolphin Tour. Best advice ever! Our party of 13 was seated not long after we arrived. Everything we ordered was fabulous! And Nieka, our waitress, was great! She was able to keep up with our busy table. She was there the next day when some of us returned... More 

Thank bntross6
Columbia, North Carolina
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wifes office crew goes here almost daily. Good service for the locals.Lunch menu is good also fresh local seafood.

Thank Travis S
Greenville, North Carolina
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was good, not great. People were nice, but on an not busy service time they were SLOW--with everything. We came in 1 minute after breakfast hours and they wouldn't serve or seat us for 15 minutes, which was bad since we had injured elders Needing to sit and take pills

Thank Callahan1055
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45 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter and I had lunch at Darrell's in July 2016. We both got the fried popcorn shrimp and they were perfectly cooked. The wait staff were very friendly and the prices were good. We would definetly go back.

Thank SCgirlatheart1
Hertford, North Carolina
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband wanted fresh seafood and we heard Darrell's was the place to get it, so we drove to Manteo to see for ourselves. It was delicious. It's a very authentic looking seafood restaurant and gets quite busy. I had the fried shrimp platter. The shrimp were huge and lightly battered--quite tasty. My husband had the popcorn shrimp and catfish... More 

Thank Paula G
Gretna, Virginia
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been coming here for years. It has changed a lot over the years. The food is wonderful and you get a good portion. Know some of the workers by name some have worked here for years. Enjoy it!!!

Thank rowlandsb0104
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The crabmeat omelette and biscuits were so fresh!! I only wish there was another flavor in there to really hit it out of the park.

Thank Lauren N
Bridgewater, Virginia
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We come down every year and we always eat at Darrell's,the food is great and the oyesters well like my 20 yr old daughter says Dad you know I am not eating Oysters until I go to Darrell's in Manteo,keep up the good work folks we love the Atmosphere and the waitress's is great at attending to your party or... More 

Thank dmichaelauctioneer
Columbia, South Carolina
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54 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On the way home from the Outer Banks and was very pleasantly surprised with this restaurant. We ordered our seafood "lightly fried" and the oysters and flounder were excellent. Veggies tasted like old fashioned home cooking. Our waitress, Sydney, was very helpful and very knowledgeable. Definitely recommend and will definitely return.

Thank C D S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $21
American, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Seating
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 521 Hwy 64/264, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Roanoke Island  >  Manteo
  • Phone Number: 12524735366
Darrell’s is a family-style seafood restaurant that’s been a favorite on Roanoke Island since 1960. Seafood is the definite specialty; the fried oysters are widely touted as the best anywhere, served with the traditional fixings of cole slaw, french fries and hush puppies. Locals know that Darrell’s does seafood right. Land food, children’s fare and light eaters’ dishes are also available. Darrell’s is now serving the best BBQ and BBQ Ribs fresh off an all narural wood fired smoker. Helpings are heaping and desserts are delicious, if you have room. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served Monday-Saturday and breakfast and lunch on Sunday’s.

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