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“Decent choice for seafood”

Darrell's Restaurant
Ranked #10 of 34 Restaurants in Manteo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $21
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch
Description: Darrell’s is a family-style seafood restaurant that’s been a favorite on Roanoke Island since 1960. Seafood is the definite specialty; the fried oysters are widely touted as the best anywhere, served with the traditional fixings of cole slaw, french fries and hush puppies. Locals know that Darrell’s does seafood right. Land food, children’s fare and light eaters’ dishes are also available. Darrell’s is now serving the best BBQ and BBQ Ribs fresh off an all narural wood fired smoker. Helpings are heaping and desserts are delicious, if you have room. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served Monday-Saturday and breakfast and lunch on Sunday’s.
new york
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7 reviews
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“Decent choice for seafood”
Reviewed May 15, 2012

Darrell's is an average place in Manteo. The seafood is pretty standard, nothing special, and seems overpriced for what it offers. The ambiance is pretty lacking. For the same close to $20/entree dinner prices, you can do better on the beach. Jockey's Ribs is a restaurant with a similar menu/feel that we much prefer.

Visited September 2011
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Paris, Kentucky
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“Amazing service and great food!”
Reviewed May 12, 2012

We had the best seafood meal on the OBX at Darrell's and will definitely eat here every chance we get! :)

Visited July 2011
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Salem, Ohio
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“Disappointing”
Reviewed April 24, 2012

Darrell's is an average restaurant. Nothing really good. Nothing really bad. In a word I would call it "uneventful" In Manteo, it is not the worst choice so go and try it. Or, go to Nag's Head and try Blue Moon or Kil Devil Grill - they are the best!!!

  • Visited August 2011
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Boiling Springs, North Carolina
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“Best fish on the coast”
Reviewed April 23, 2012

We eat here every time we go and it never fails to be great. Last time i had grilled mahi mahi with some kind of rice and it was the best food ive ever eaten. Make sure to see the giant fish on the back wall if you go!

  • Visited May 2011
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New York City, New York
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4 reviews
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“good breakfest”
Reviewed April 4, 2012

we went twice to Darrell's once in the morning for breakfast and it was good then we tried for dinner and it was just OK

Visited March 2012
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