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Darrell's Restaurant

521 Hwy 64/264, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954
+1 252-473-5366
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good32%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“seafood” (83 reviews)
“hush puppies” (28 reviews)
“flounder” (31 reviews)
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American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
521 Hwy 64/264, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Darrell's was recommended by some locals as a great place for seafood. It was good, but not the best we had on the Outer Banks. First of all, we heard the servers talking about some trouble in the kitchen, but after getting an order of...More

Thank Rodney P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love taking the kids here, friendly staff and pages and crayons to keep little hands busy, excellent atmosphere and food is DELICIOUS and generous portions, we always have to get left-overs to go!!

Thank sushi292
Reviewed January 4, 2018

Stopped in for breakfast and were very pleased...nice menu and good service. We planned to come back for dinner but never made it.

Thank rmbPennsylvania
Reviewed January 2, 2018

Noelle at the Booth Guest house recommended Darrell's to us, and we ate there 3 times during our 3 day visit, once for dinner and twice for breakfast. Seafood at dinner was great, and breakfasts were also. I always avoid chains and go with the...More

Thank livingstonmillie
Reviewed December 9, 2017 via mobile

My fiancé and I had breakfast here. It was a quaint restaurant with a lot of locals. The food was a typical diner breakfast. The staff wasn’t overly friendly but not rude either.

Thank Valerie679845
Reviewed November 12, 2017

Locally owned, locally recommended! Had a very nice "Fall Salad", clam chowder, and shrimp appetizer. Salad was terrific with the sugar glazed nuts, chowder had lots of clam pieces and not so much cream, and shrimp were large and meaty with just the right amt....More

Thank Linda B
Reviewed October 30, 2017 via mobile

Good home cooked food!! Seafood is broiled or lightly breaded. Please don't forget to get their she crab soup it is WONDERFUL!!!

Thank Linda C
Reviewed October 29, 2017

The real OBX chowder with flavorful potatoes, bits of bacon and lots of clams in a heavenly broth. And the fish tacos stopped me in my tracks. Large slices of fish, with spice that packed a punch but didn't drown out the fish flavor, to...More

Thank ChamplainGirl
Reviewed October 25, 2017 via mobile

My husband and I went to Darrell’s for dinner on our first night in town. I had the catfish and my husband had the pork chops. Both meals were very good and we would recommend Darrell’s.

Thank Sue D
Reviewed October 21, 2017 via mobile

Great start to our Outer Banks Vacation. Shrimp and Flounder - you can't go wrong! We even returned on our last day!

Thank Teresa H
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December 30, 2017|
Response from Ernest B | Reviewed this property |
I don't know. The times I have eaten there, I have been under impressed, but they still get good reviews.
September 14, 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $21
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions
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: +1 252-473-5366
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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