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“Favorite Outer Banks Restaurant”
Review of Owens' Restaurant

Owens' Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 85 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!
Reviewed October 22, 2013

Owens has been my favorite outer banks restaurant for over 10 yrs now. They never disappoint. The service is always the best and the food as well. They are open all year round. The menu is mainly seafood but they do have a kids menu and a few non seafood items. I have never had a bad meal at Owens.

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Thank Blueberrykin
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Reviewed October 22, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I went to Owens' for our one year wedding anniversary and we loved it! The atmosphere is very inviting and relaxing. The waiter we had was genuinely friendly and helpful (as we had never eaten there before). You could tell he wasn't being fake and just being nice to get a good tip. The food was excellent and they gave you time to eat before bringing the next thing out to you. It is a little pricey, but you get a lot of good quality food for your money! We would definitely go there again!!

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Thank trosie3
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Reviewed October 18, 2013

Owens' was within walking distance from our hotel on the beach so we headed their our first night. We got there about 15 minutes after opening and where the 3rd table. But the time we left the place was really filling up, and this was off season.
The portions of both our dinner was quite large and very well done. The crab stuffed flounder was the size the plate and the fried oysters where full size oysters shucked right from the shell lightly battered and fried, melt in your mouth tender.
This is a 67 year old family run restaurant and it shows. Its old school without being dated or stale or stuck in the past. I thought the crackers and cheese spread brought to each table at the beginning of the meal was neat, enjoyable and from another time.
You will pay for your meal here, the two of us was just over $100.

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Thank Scott G
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Reviewed October 18, 2013

This place is a goldmine! they have a good restaurant, gift shop inside the door, then they alos have a motel, cottages, the works!! The food was good, service was excellent, atmosphere, very busy...it's a great place to take your grandparents... My husband and I are in our late 50's and we felt very young....

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Reviewed October 15, 2013

The atmosphere at Owens is excellent and the staff is friendly and efficient. The food is tremendous. Go early in season because, as you may expect, it can get crowded.

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Thank jwilliammiller3
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