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“Drive past!”

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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast
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.
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Drive past!”
Reviewed March 30, 2013 via mobile

We tried this spot after another local restaurant across the street went downhill. We won't return. The woman seating our group with a wheelchair was snotty and did not accommodate the wheelchair. We moved ourselves. The server brought different food at different times with no apology. The crab soup was more like a bowl of congealed gravy. When returned, no credit on the bill and no offer to bring something different. Hush puppies were cold. On a lighter note, the BBQ was yummy. Just not good enough to return!

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Dayton
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Family place”
Reviewed March 16, 2013

Great little family owned place. The food was good, service was great and everyone was friendly. Prices were very reasonable and didn't get the vibe that you needed to eat and leave. Would go back.

Visited March 2013
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Raleigh, North Carolina
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Seafood with other options!”
Reviewed March 14, 2013

My wife, her mother and cousin had the fish, I had the burger. Everyone was happy and the price wasn't outrageous like alot of seafood restaurants.

Visited March 2013
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Plantation
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellent Value”
Reviewed February 28, 2013

One of my favorite restaurants in Manteo/OBX. Great freash local seafood. darrels also offers a great breakfast selection including a delicious crabmeat omelette. Service was very friendly and welcoming.

  • Visited February 2013
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Chesapeake, Virginia, United States
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great food for the money!”
Reviewed February 22, 2013

Darrell's was a pleasant surprise when going to Manteo in the winter months. A lot of resturants are closed for the season, but Darrell's was open for business and served very good quality seafood.

Visited February 2013
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