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Black Pelican Oceanfront Restaurant

3848 Virginia Dare Trl N, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949-4278
+1 252-261-3171
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (234 reviews)
“pizza” (209 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 23:00All hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3848 Virginia Dare Trl N, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949-4278
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We got this restaurant from a local and she said it was the best in the area. So we headed there for dinner. Luckily we went early, 5:00 no problem parking. The view of the beach and water was phenomenal, however walking into the restaurant...More

Thank Kim G
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We ate lunch here and couldn't have asked for a better time. We had an ocean front view from the deck. The service was fast and efficient, our food was delicious. I had an oyster po' boy. The breading was crispy and light. My friend...More

Thank kfcassel
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The wood fired flatbread appetizer was the standout of the entire meal. Absolutely delicious. Two individuals in our party ordered the Black & Bleu NY strip. Both were quite pleased. Two people ordered pepperoni wood fired pizzas which were very good. The fried okra side...More

Thank mrandmrsd99
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great location in Kitty Hawk behind the US post office. Always busy. Go early if you do not like to wait. Atmosphere is very rustic with a nautical flare, beach like and the place is large inside. Great service every time we have eaten there....More

Thank nightowljeff1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We eat here every year vacationing in OBX and Avery have a bad meal. I started with the steamed oysters and ordered the fried oysters basket both were very good. Fries were a little tuff. Topped off with White Russian and key lime pie. Both...More

Thank John C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have eaten at the Black Pelican Oceanfront Restaurant a number of times and obviously we love it. The inside is very cozy with all kinds of nautical wall decorations. The wait staff is always pleasant and efficient. The food is awesome but a good amount...More

Thank M K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came here for my wife's birthday. We arrived at about 4:00 pm. This early but it gets crowded in a hurry and we did not want to wait. The specials start at 5 pm, but I asked anyway. While we waited for our server...More

Thank Wayne Carol F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by both friends in the area and others we met on the trip. We had a late lunch, so the place was not busy. We tried four different entrees, as well as a couple desserts. The food was quite good, service...More

Thank FlyingHistory
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped for lunch on a cloudy Saturday, and it was very busy. We had a large party and had to wait but had plenty of room in the bar area. We were seated upstairs and had a great waitress who accommodated our busy table...More

Thank spbos14
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family of 5 ate dinner at this Kitty Hawk Oceanfront casual eatery which is in the late 1800’s former U.S. lifesaving station, decorated with popular nautical decor. There is a small Gift shop onsite. Because there are a few dining areas, we were seated...More

Thank PhiladelphiaMary
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19 July 2017|
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Response from wowgirl3 | Reviewed this property |
Some of the tables do.
18 May 2017|
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Response from Debbie K | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, walk in not a long wait
3 April 2016|
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Response from cherryripe | Reviewed this property |
There are handicapped spaces and a ramp. Be careful as you navigate the restaurant, though.
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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
Local cuisine, Groups, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
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
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