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“Nice local place with good beer selection and soccer on the TVs”
Review of Red Drum Taphouse

Red Drum Taphouse
Ranked #18 of 81 Restaurants in Nags Head
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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Good for: Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Scranton, Pennsylvania
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56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Nice local place with good beer selection and soccer on the TVs”
Reviewed July 8, 2014

My family visits the Red Drum everytime we go to OBX, and we've been coming here for years. The place never changes. There's the pool table, soccer on the TVs, a large selection of craft beers--both national a local--and very good food. It's incredibly consistent all around. The menu is fairly diverse so there is something for everyone, including picky kids and those with seafood allergies. Red Drum is not particularly flashy, but you can't eat atmosphere. What you can eat is excellent OBX food.

  • Visited July 2014
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Port of Spain, Trinidad
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“A local favorite!”
Reviewed July 6, 2014

Delicious beer selections local and not...add to a pub atmosphere and superb food. Parents spouse and friends all love it too. Name was provided by a local when we moved here and we're still going! It's not as flashy as brewery and touristy places but you don't need the flash.

  • Visited July 2014
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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48 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Excellent food”
Reviewed July 2, 2014

We took 12 people here for dinner and everyone loved their meals. I had the blackened tuna sandwich and it was incredibly delicious.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Kristopher B
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Caldwell, New Jersey
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115 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Pretty Good Eatery”
Reviewed June 30, 2014

We went here for dinner, and it is on the beach road, not the main highway. The service was pretty good and the menu had a big selection. Two of us ate seafood and the other two didn't. The food was tasty and this restaurant was recommended by family who go there often. It was a good find. Parking was a little small, but manageable.

  • Visited June 2014
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Blue Ridge, Virginia
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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“Great seafood”
Reviewed June 25, 2014

Enjoyed this restaurant twice while on vacation on OBX of North Carolina. One visit was for lunch whenI had the crabcake sandwich which was superb. Second visit was a Friday night. Wait was longer than anticipated; parking was difficult but once seated, service was excellent. On second visit, had one of the specials of the night and they were willing to work with my dietary needs to get it to me without any issues. Also, if you like the clear broth style of chowder, this is one of the best places on the beach to get it. Only reservation is that I noticed several very inebriated customers leaving the restaurant and was concerned that staff had not been a bit more aware of the dangers of allowing patrons to over-imbibe! (just my concern about drunk drivers coming through, I'm sure but since it does have a significant bar area, one would think that the staff would be a bit more aware of customer status.)

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank Susan411
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