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Old Nags Head Cafe'

3948 S Virginia Dare Trl, Nags Head, NC 27959-9278
+1 252-441-1141
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Overview
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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CUISINES
American, Cajun & Creole, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
3948 S Virginia Dare Trl, Nags Head, NC 27959-9278
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1 - 10 of 238 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It was hot and we just finished walking the hot sunny Sand Dunes when we stopped in to quench our thirst. The waitress was friendly and get accommodating. The place is a small restaurant behind the giant Kite Store. After drinking we decided to have...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I are locals. We had been out most of the day and were ready to get some dinner and go home. Several of the restaurants we passed had lines with people standing outside. We passed by the Old Nags Head Cafe and...More

Thank K G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We must have driven by this gen 100 times before we finally stopped in. What have i been missing for the last 11 years was amazing. The cleanist and cutest restaurant. Very friendly staff as well. We had breakfast 4 times in 2 weeks and...More

Thank deweymom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for a quick lunch and a beer. The staff was super friendly. I got an appetizer of onion rings and my pops got the special house salad Which he raved about It’s super quaint looking with some interesting menu items Highly recommend

Thank Ronnie W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here for late breakfast and we really enjoyed our meal. I ordered the BLT with Fried Green Tomato and wife ordered the crab omelette . Our waiter Jeff was great!

Thank Trueeasterner
Reviewed 10 September 2018

My husband and I ate here years ago for breakfast, and it was great. Years later, we came for lunch. They were closing soon, but happily accommodated us. The waitress fished out some crayons and coloring books for our 3y.o., and even brought some fries...More

Thank Barbara J
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile

In all my years coming here how could I have missed this place? Luckily we spotted the sign and stopped in for dinner. I was in the mood for a crab cake so I had the cc sandwich. It was all crab, no filler- well...More

Thank pugmug1
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

Amazing corn and crab chowder! Absolutely THE BEST Crab cakes EVER!!! Definitely the best kept secret in Nags Head!!!! Will absolutely be going back again and again

Thank Grindaman
Reviewed 31 August 2018

We loved breakfast at this cafe. Their stoneground grits were absolutely amazing, and my husband loved his biscuits and gravy. I had some pancakes which had way too sweet of a topping, but the pancakes were delicious. We will definitely be back next time we...More

Thank Vanessa L
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

We came for breakfast a few times. Every time the food was great and very affordable. No complaints about anything.

Thank mrsalty1223
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 25
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Full Bar, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3948 S Virginia Dare Trl, Nags Head, NC 27959-9278
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Nags Head
  • Phone Number: +1 252-441-1141
  • E-mail
Description
Old Nags Head Cafe continues the Roderer family tradition of the great food and Outer Banks North Carolina hospitality we've been offering Nags Head restaurant diners since 1985. Housed in the historic Harris Grocery store on the beach road that served vacationers up until the late 70s, our café's easy-going, beachy atmosphere provides the perfect setting for a gathering of friends or a quiet evening. We like how one of our guests described us, "The restaurant/bar has a very neighborhood feel but is classier than your standard beach seafood shack. Lots of wood paneling and a tasteful amount of local flavor make it a great place for a low key night or casual date." We do strive to make you feel like you're a long-time local, even if it's your first visit, with our friendly servers and easy-going style. That's the way a Nags Head restaurant should be! Complementing our surroundings is a menu that's setting a standard for Nags Head restaurants. Enjoy traditional and contemporary Southern dishes as well as the best in fresh local seafood, chicken, chops, hand-cut Angus beef, pasta, soups, salads, sandwiches, daily specials and homemade desserts. We've been told you can't come to this place without experiencing fried green tomatoes or shrimp and grits! While you're dining, your view is of Nags Head's row of unpainted aristocratic cottages, summer homes that were the first to establish the Outer Banks of North Carolina as a vacation destination. You're also across from the iconic Jockey's Ridge. Old Nags Head Cafe also has a full-service bar with an extensive beer and wine list, and we're happy to accommodate your take-out order.
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