We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Black Pelican Oceanfront Restaurant

3848 Virginia Dare Trl N, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949-4278
+1 252-261-3171
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“pizza” (232 reviews)
“seafood” (257 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 am - 11:00 pm Hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3848 Virginia Dare Trl N, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949-4278
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (2,114)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 2,103 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I had heard great things about this restaurant, and so our first night on OBX, we headed there. We found long lines, crowds of people waiting to get in. This increased our enthusiasm. After a 30 minute wait, we were shown to a table. Starving,...More

Thank Kathleen G
Reviewed 2 days ago

I wish I were more impressed with the Black Pelican as a read quite a few good reviews. I ordered a three fish special with was nothing but dry and bland. My husband ordered a steak which was okay but nothing special. We did not...More

Thank Susan H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

When everyone you ask who has ever been to the Outer Banks - where should we eat?, and they all say the Black Pelican, than you probably should go there. And if you do, you will see why it is recommended. The menu is extensive,...More

Thank retiree2
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A friend and I popped in for dinner our first night in the OBX. What a treat! We ate at the bar rather than wait for a table. The food was outstanding. My filet was so tender I almost did not need a knife to...More

Thank Ponygirl53
Reviewed 3 days ago

Was nice to return to the Black Pelican for dinner with the family. Atmosphere was nice, service was focused, and the meal was good as well.

Thank Chuck S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Best desserts ever! We tried several places that had desserts this week. Sat at the bar and had drinks and pies! Then came back the next day to bring some back to our friends!! The food that passed us looked good too, but we were...More

Thank Lisamsea
Reviewed 6 days ago

Our hang gliding instructor recommended this place so we checked it out. We were seated in the oceanfront verandah and soon the place filled up with hungry lunch time folks! But we were lucky and got our food fairly quickly. I had a crab cake...More

Thank RMitraB
Reviewed 1 week ago

Old OBX Life Saving Station with good food and drinks. Love the Frogmore or steamer bucket, has fresh seafood and veggies

Thank Jeff R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate lunch here and it was very good. The crabcakes was light on breading and the delicious banana cream pie was homemade. Will be back.

Thank 65Cheryl
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was so good! The drinks the atmosphere and the food were all fantastic. Our waitress Kelly was amazing! We felt like she was a friend because she was so nice and anticipated all of our needs. They had the best seafood! You must...More

Thank racquelwright2016
Nearby HotelsSee all 3 hotels
Baymont by Wyndham Kitty Hawk Outer Banks
581 reviews
.25 km away
Sea Scape Beach & Golf Villas
55 reviews
2.77 km away
Driftin' Sands Motel
17 reviews
4.07 km away
Days Inn & Suites by Wyndham Kill Devil Hills-Mariner
984 reviews
4.10 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Outer Bean Cafe
160 reviews
.72 km away
Josephine's Sicilian Kitchen
260 reviews
.69 km away
Spanky's Grille
341 reviews
.75 km away
I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar
860 reviews
.34 km away
Nearby Attractions
Holy Redeemer By the Sea Catholic Church
50 reviews
.66 km away
Outer Banks Children at Play Museum
43 reviews
.46 km away
Bouncing off the walls
8 reviews
.35 km away
Lotus Day Spa & Boutique
9 reviews
.49 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
19 July 2017|
AnswerShow all 13 answers
Response from wowgirl3 | Reviewed this property |
Some of the tables do.
18 May 2017|
AnswerShow all 14 answers
Response from Debbie K | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, walk in not a long wait
3 April 2016|
AnswerShow all 13 answers
Response from cherryripe | Reviewed this property |
There are handicapped spaces and a ramp. Be careful as you navigate the restaurant, though.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3848 Virginia Dare Trl N, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949-4278
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Kitty Hawk
  • Phone Number: +1 252-261-3171
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing