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$5 - $21
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Reviewed 2 days ago

For the first time in about 16 months, we entered a restaurant. And not a restaurant with socially distanced seating and servers with masks--nope, here you would never know there is a pandemic still going on. But we were vaccinated and wore our masks when...not eating and sat down for a late lunch/early dinner during a downpour. I must say I wasn't expecting much from anything in this small town, but we were very pleasantly surprised. Between fish and barbeque, we all found something to eat. Service was great, too. Highly recommended.More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic choice for a quick curbside pickup on the go! My wife and I were on the last day of our anniversary trip and needed to make the most of our time. Exploring Roanoke Island we had to find a quick bike so that we...would not miss any of the action, But we wanted some authentic delicious local seafood. We were not disappointed! The food was ready right when the application said it would be. Delicious food!More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was just okay it didn't live up to the hype I got from other's. That's okay. The manager/owner not sure, she was the worst one of all. We should of left then. We are a very kind family and we tip very well...more than most. We will not go back. There's to many other restaurants in the outer banks who care for more than just there locals. Nothing against the locals. Everyone should be treated with respect no matter your color, race or by appearance. God bless this place to do better.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here for breakfast on our way home from the OBX. We really enjoyed our breakfasts; bonus for me was the spiced apples. Would definitely recommend and we’ll be back.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed May 17, 2021 via mobile

Very happy the food and service here. The only small issue was my wife’s egg wasn’t quite the way she requested it be cooked but didn’t warrant a send back. We left full and we would go back next time we were in the area.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed May 2, 2021

Went for breakfast when leaving to return home. It was very good and service was excellent. Restaurant was fairly full primarily with regulars and some tourists.

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed March 21, 2021 via mobile

Stopped in for breakfast while in Manteo for a girls weekend with my mom. Great service and excellent food. Thank you!

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed January 4, 2021

We stayed in Manteo for 2 nights and picked up food at Darrell’s both nights and one breakfast. The broiled seafood platter is excellent as is the fried oysters. Breakfast was good. We did takeout due to COVID but the restaurant looked nice inside. Be...sure to tell them what sauces, butter, utensils you need when you order.More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed December 17, 2020

Darrel's is a no frills restaurant. They serve good everyday seafood and normal fare. I had a full rack of ribs, potatoe sald and mashed with gravy. All were prpared correctly and served hot. The service was very good and the venue was spotless.

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed November 23, 2020 via mobile

No frills just great tasting food! The staff is friendly and place was very clean. They wear mask and practice safe distancing .

Date of visit: November 2020
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August 25, 2018|
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Response from 804kimberlya | Reviewed this property |
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
December 30, 2017|
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Response from adventures4243 | Reviewed this property |
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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September 14, 2016|
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Frequently Asked Questions about Darrell's Restaurant

Yes, Darrell's Restaurant offers takeout services.

Yes, Darrell's Restaurant offers delivery services.

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