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“Locals Favorite !”
Review of Owens' Restaurant

Owens' Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 81 Restaurants in Nags Head
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $40
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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!
Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Locals Favorite !”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

My family and I had the pleasure of dining out at Owens Restaurant last week. We enjoyed it so much. I love the decor of the restaurant including the "Oyster" plates on the walls and the cloth napkins on the tables. Our service was top notch. Keep up the good work Owens family. :)

  • Visited August 2013
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owensnagshead, Owner at Owens' Restaurant, responded to this review, September 5, 2013
Thank you! It is always a pleasure to hear from loyal customers. We appreciate your review!
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Omaha, Nebraska
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Delicious, Upscale Dining”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

Owen's was recommended to us by someone who has vacationed in the Outer Banks for 20+ years. Owen's has been around for many, many years, I believe it's the oldest restaurant there and has been family run the entire time.

The outside looks normal compared to many of the other restaurants but inside it is very nice. Southern genteel type of decorating. The services was fabulous, like what you would expect from an upscale dining place. It seemed like a lot of local people were there, different staff seemed to know many people by name there.

It's not a cheap place to go, but excellent food and service!

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Serendipity5963
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Still Good after all these years”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

Owens is a tradition for my husband’s birthday each year when we vacation at the Outer Banks, and every year it is wonderful. The seafood is great and desserts are heavenly. The prices are your normal vacation destination kind of pricey but worth the money, and I do wish they’re bring back the salad that used to come with the meal because I miss it.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank VirginiaRose508
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NJ
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Great restaurant in Nags Head”
Reviewed September 2, 2013

We were a party of 11 on a Saturday night. Arrived around 5:15pm and were seated no problem. The restaurant is much bigger inside than it looks outside. Our server was very attentive and nice and the food was great. We would come back again for sure.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank jessieknj
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owensnagshead, Owner at Owens' Restaurant, responded to this review, September 5, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review Owens on Tripadvisor. We are happy you enjoyed dinner and hope you will come back and see us.
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Nags Head NC
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“Great Place for a Celebration”
Reviewed September 1, 2013

We chose Owens Restaurant as the place to go to celebrate our daughter's recent engagement. All of our meals were delicious (fish and steaks done perfectly) and the service was excellent. The kitchen staff had no problem accommodating one person's dietary restrictions. From appetizers to dessert everything was great. If you want an excellent meal accompanied by great service Owens is the place to go.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank innkeeperNagsHeadNC
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owensnagshead, Owner at Owens' Restaurant, responded to this review, September 5, 2013
It's wonderful to hear your daughter's engagement dinner at Owens was so nice. Hope to see you again soon and best wishes to your daughter and fiance!
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