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“Great Restaurant”
Review of Owens' Restaurant

Owens' Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 84 Restaurants in Nags Head
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $40
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, 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!
Wytheville, Virginia
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Great Restaurant”
Reviewed July 11, 2013

This was our first visit to Nags Head NC. We were staying at Owens Motel and we arrived close to dinner time. Since we did not know the area we decided to go to the restaurant associated with the hotel and we could walk after the long drive. What a pleasant surprise. The restaurant atmosphere and decoration was beautiful. We order fried scallop appetizer and a ribeye steak dinner. The food was excellent (the mashed potatoes where the best). The dessert tray was tempting but we had no room left after the wonderful meal. Our waitress was wonderful and invited us back to try the dessert and coffee the next day.
Wonderful experience.

  • Visited July 2013
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
Level 4 Contributor
31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great Food as Always!”
Reviewed July 8, 2013

great food as always. Had Jamie as a server and he was great. Fresh seafood and carries the tradition. Been coming to OBX for years and every year we eat at Owens.

  • Visited July 2013
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Columbus, OH
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“really, really good”
Reviewed July 8, 2013

The sign said something like "same family ownership for 67 years" - you see that and you have to give it a try. I'm very glad we did. This is a real (as in white table cloth) restaurant. The food is excellent. It's the place to go if you want really good seafood.
You will be looking at nice restaurant prices - but not prices that gouge you because they know you are on vacation. You will get great food and great service at Owen's Restaurant - it's no surprise these folks have been in business for 67 years. They know how to do it!

Visited June 2013
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Thank what2hell
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Ephrata, PA
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Great food”
Reviewed July 8, 2013

We had prime rib and filet mignon and both were very good. We had been there before and didn't even have to wait this time.

Visited July 2013
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Thank LindaK963
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Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Superior way to end a vacation at The OBX!!!”
Reviewed July 8, 2013 via mobile

David was an excellent waiter, first-rate. This was a very special dining experience and superb way to end our family vacation. It was a Saturday night dining memory! The steak tip appetizer made you want more as an entree. Fresh Grouper did Not disappoint!!!
My husband had New York Steak and he practically licked his plate it was so good. We watched our friend finish every last bit of her seafood medley and I have never seen her eat very much ever much less clean her plate! Salads were very fresh and dessert was to die for! That dessert tray makes you wish you had a separate dessert stomach. This, is a very special dining experience!! We Will be back!

  • Visited July 2013
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