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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not a lot of restaurants open during off season. We chose Darrell's frankly because it was open. The service was excellent, the food was delicious and the cost was very reasonable. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed October 19, 2022

Food was great and prices were too. Flounder was fresh and the ribs were delicious . Enough said. 10/19/22

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed September 16, 2022

First time eating here. Got the special, Mahi-Mahi. It was dry with no flavor and overall everything was just ok. Our server Darius was on point though. He did a great job. Food could have been better for the price.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 5, 2022 via mobile

My husband, daughter in law and granddaughter went to Darrell’s for breakfast. We were so glad we did! All the staff was so friendly and welcoming. Our breakfast was huge and so delicious! What a great way to start our day!

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 7, 2022 via mobile

We were looking for a traditional breakfast spot and after checking on TripAdvisor - we chose here. No regrets. Food and service great - didn’t break the budget either

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed August 2, 2022

After the Lost Colony performance was rained out we enjoyed a late dinner at Darrell's. Really enjoyed the buffalo shrimp and the half rack of ribs was huge. Then came back for breakfast to enjoy the sausage bacon and cinnamon rolls. Great foot and thanks...to Corina and Laura great service.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed July 16, 2022

No better service or seafood, couldn’t recommend more highly!! Breakfast, lunch or dinner. Worth the drive & the prices and servings are awesome!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed July 6, 2022

We grabbed lunch at Darrell's on the way home from the OBX. We were hungry, the kids were tired and we had a long drive ahead. The food was good. We probably ordered too much. Unfortunately it was cold really fast. We took our leftovers...home and I had them later, but the price was steep for just lunch. However, the staff was really nice! I had a waitress stop me and commend me on how my husband was interacting with the kids. She did not have to do that and she ended up telling him as well. Just really nice people lifting others up!More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed July 5, 2022 via mobile

Wow! We were out late and hadn’t had dinner. Saw the sign and thought if they have been in business for 60 years they must be doing something right. We had seafood that was top notch—no fancy way of fixing it—just fried. And it was...fresh, tasty, lightly breaded—just perfect. The sides are homemade and you can’t go wrong with any of them. Our server, Gayle, was so pleasant and helpful especially since we were there right before closing. So—you gotta go here. You won’t be disappointed.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed June 3, 2022 via mobile

Stopped and had dinner. The place is clean but older. Plenty of parking, easy to find. Prices were what you expect seafood to be in tourist town during season. Our waitress was really nice and quick. Fried Oysters some of best I ever have had....Popcorn shrimp was great for son.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 4, 2022 via mobile

Had breakfast here one morning during girls beach trip. The food was really good and staff very nice. Reminds me of a local restaurant back home. Would eat here again.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed March 31, 2022 via mobile

Great local low key dinner. Scallops, shrimp perfectly cooked. Good salads too. Service was a little fast but service friendly

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed March 24, 2022

Fried chicken was amazing, first time for corn pudding and I was impressed, The hush puppy's were the best I ever had. Servers wer friendly and helpful

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed November 30, 2021

We ate here one afternoon for lunch, the food was average but good. I have to say i was not used to the vinegar bbq they have so that was a miss for me, but the pork was delicious and tender. Service was fast and...courteous. A good option when looking on the island for good priced food.More

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed November 14, 2021 via mobile

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, my husband and I decided to do mostly takeout during our week long trip to the Outer Banks. After extensive researching of the area, and seafood cuisines, we were looking forward to crab selections. We chose Darrells to try crab cakes....We did, in fact, do takeout here. We had purchased insulated bags, planning ahead. Upon returning to our cottage, we ate our meal. It was sort of warm, and I guess the crab cakes were okay - not really sure, since I hadn’t tried them before. However, both of us had some intestinal difficulties for a couple of days afterward. Should we return to that area someday, think we’ll just pass on Darrells.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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The hostess was Not responsive to me and I wonder if because they’ve been in business so long, they don’t care any more. Obviously the ‘cook’ didn’t know that a person with onion allergies couldn’t have Any seasoning with... More
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I don't know. The times I have eaten there, I have been under impressed, but they still get good reviews.
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DARRELL'S RESTAURANT, Manteo - Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews - Tripadvisor

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Yes, Darrell's Restaurant offers takeout services.

Darrell's Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5