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Review of Owens' Restaurant

Owens' Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 83 Restaurants in Nags Head
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $40
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Since 1946, four generations of locals and visitors have experienced the famous food and hospitality of the Owens and Shannon families.We are celebrating 69 years in business, in the same location, making us the oldest restaurant in the state of North Carolina! Owens Restaurant serves classic Southern coastal cuisine. We specialize in fresh and local seafood from North Carolina waters, exceptional Prime Western beef, and flavorful pastas. Our customers marvel at our collection of museum quality artifacts dedicated to the maritime history of the Outer Banks. Come see us for delicious food, exceptional service and warm Southern hospitality!
Wilkesboro, North Carolina
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5 reviews
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Reviewed April 19, 2013

Other restaurants in the area were just as good for less. But overall, very good. Fresh. Good flavor.

Visited April 2013
Thank Donna H
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English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“The reviews are CORRECT!!!”
Reviewed April 15, 2013 via mobile

Old fashioned ambiance but Excellent service and excellent food. We were referred by a local and we all enjoyed our fresh seafood meals with the best hush puppies in NC. We will definitely make this a regular stop when we go back to the outer banks.

Visited April 2013
Thank rts1234rts
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North Carolina
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69 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Class operation”
Reviewed April 10, 2013

When a restaurant has operated with the same family for over 65 years, you can assume they do it right- and they do! We had stayed away because of concern over the prices (we didn't know what they were), but our recent visit found excellent and attentive service, outstanding food and good value in the pricing. We both had fresh local seafood and it was delicious as well as attractively presented. This is now our favorite of the "biggie" restaurants in the Nags Head area.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Herb G
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Martinez, Georgia
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69 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“You won't be disappointed!”
Reviewed April 8, 2013 via mobile

My family and I visit the Outer Banks three times a year and we always make a point of dining at Owens at least once during every vacation. We love the fresh seafood, charming staff, and lovely atmosphere of this restaurant. It is a favorite and truly not to be missed! The Christmas decorations are really special, too. The restaurant usually closes for January-mid-March.

  • Visited December 2012
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1 Thank cwsams
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A trip back in time”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

This restaurant reminds me of visits to places with my parents as a child. Big tables, hefty amounts of food, wonderful service and relics of old salts!
We enjoyed our meals but couldn't help thinking that food needed a bit updating.
I suppose if this menu has worked over the past 67 years, why change it.
It is not cheap but food worth every bite. Give it a try. Not for romance but big family parties!
Visit upstairs bar for a bit of quiet and order off bar menu. Fun and comfortable chairs!

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank Beth D
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