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“Adequate lunch”

Darrell's Restaurant
Ranked #10 of 35 Restaurants in Manteo
Price range: $5 - $21
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
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.
Tupelo, Mississippi
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96 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Adequate lunch”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 4, 2013

There is nothing special about this establishment. The food was standard fair with nothing to set them apart. Service was borderline. Would return if in the immediate area for lunch.

  • Visited May 2013
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Thank Alexander B
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Ithaca, NY
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Excellent Local Restaurant!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

After a visit to the NC Aquarium and upon recommendation from an aquarium worker, my family and I stopped at Darrell's for a late lunch. Everyone had something different from the meatloaf special to fried oysters and the food was homecooked and delicious. Service was fast and friendly. I highly recommend this restaurant!

  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank DMC694
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Greensboro NC
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344 reviews
245 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 529 helpful votes
“There is a reason it has been here for 50 years”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2013

This restaurant was recommended to us by a lady from a nearby town. It is where the locals eat, which is usually a good thing. For lunch, I had the fresh blackened broiled mahi and two side items (including rice and beans) ... excellent and very fairly priced ($9.95). My wife had the seafood basket, also very good. Service was prompt and knowledgeable. One of our favorite meals of the week. Just like with any restaurant, you have to ask the waitress about what is fresh and what she recommends.

  • Visited March 2013
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2 Thank CarolinaTrekkers
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39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Drive past!”
2 of 5 bubbles 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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1 Thank Tnab
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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”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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