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Pamlico Jacks

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6708 S Croatan Hwy, Nags Head, NC 27959-9049
+1 252-441-2637
16:00 - 21:30
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Outer Banks, North Carolina
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

Pamlico Jacks is right on Pamlico Sound and the food i so so good! Best filet mignon on the OBX! Best sunsets of any place! Lots of outdoor seating, but with the huge windows, there's nice indoor seating as well. The service is top notch! And the place is fun and friendly! A bit on the spendy side but well... More 

Thank NowOnOBX-KateInNJ52
KellysOuterBanks, Public Relations Manager at Pamlico Jacks, responded to this review

Hi Kate, thanks for your comments. We're glad you enjoyed the filet mignon and that you were well taken care of during your recent visit. Please come back again! More 

Red Oak, NC
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143 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Thanksgiving Day Oyster Festival.....packed with locals...that should tell you something. Food was served buffet style on that special occasion and I was sad I couldn't try it all so I concentrated on the oysters and smoked rock fish......fabulous!!!!

2 Thank Kathy S
KellysOuterBanks, Public Relations Manager at Pamlico Jacks, responded to this review

Happy New Year Kathy and thank you for your comments. Our Thanksgiving Oyster Festival is popular and we're delighted that you enjoyed it and the smoked rock fish as well. Thanks again, and please come back again. More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

My husband was awarded gift certificates for several of Kelly's restaurants at a charity golf event. We visited Mako Mikes , then Kelly's over the last few months and finally Pamlico Jacks tonight. For some reason PJ management would only accept one gift certificates at a time. These were $25 gift certificates that were accepted all together at Mako Mikes... More 

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charlottesville, VA
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64 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

That's what got me in the door. They were big and fresh both pluses. The shucker, however left a big pool of gooey very smelly mud in one. I also ordered fried clam strips which were over breaded and light on flavor, French fries good, cole slaw uninteresting. Wine drinkable at a good price. Worth a shot especially at sunset.... More 

Thank halcho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

While on vacation in the Outer Banks, we had a small, casual wedding on the beach and then went to Pamlico Jacks for dinner afterwards with our group of 10 (family with children). They treated us like royalty; gave us the beautiful room upstairs with outstanding service and the most spectacular views!! The food was delicious - absolutely amazing! Our... More 

Thank Sarah G
Forest, VA, United States
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Almost every year, sometimes a couple times a year we make a visit to the Outer Banks and have made it a tradition to visit Owen's Restaurant at least once which becomes my reference point when going to other restaurants. This year we attended the Owen's Thanksgiving buffet (outstanding) but decided to go to Pamlico Jacks the following night encouraged... More 

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Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

After experiencing First Friday Festivities and Tree Lighting in Manteo, our group of ten was treated to good food and excellent service by our waitress, Rachel. I highly recommend Pamlico Jack's. Manager Doug Tutwiler was very attentive to our group.

1 Thank perkinsjuli2
Sandy Ridge, North Carolina
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

Our table tried the fried green tomatoes, she-crab soup, wedge salad and steamed oysters. All were very good. Would definitely return.

Thank Kim49511
Boone, North Carolina
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

We wanted scenery and a quiet, romantic atmosphere to celebrate our anniversary and found it at Pamlico Jacks. Watched the sun go down while eating oysters on the half shell, then enjoyed fresh rockfish with roasted vegetables. The waiter was very helpful with menu selections and local stories. Afterwards, we walked along a boardwalk on the premises. Everything meshed together... More 

Thank JoAnnP865
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Pamlico Jack's is a place very near and dear to my fiancée's heart. He used to visit Nags Head twice a year with his father before his passing. We make sure to uphold the tradition of a visit every October, and they do not disappoint. There is a pasta item that is no longer on the menu, and the long... More 

Thank Melina J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 24
Bar, American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
16:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6708 S Croatan Hwy, Nags Head, NC 27959-9049
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Nags Head
  • Phone Number: +1 252-441-2637
Pamlico Jack's Soundfront Restaurant combines the natural beauty and local history of the Outer Banks with delicious island cuisine for a delightfully fun experience. NOW SERVING LUNCH & DINNER!!! We serve fresh Gulf Stream seafood, certified Angus beef, tasty homemade pasta selections in generous portions and delectably decadent desserts. Lighter fare ranging from burgers to sandwiches, soups to salads and a variety of appetizers are also available. You'll certainly have no problem selecting your favorite vintage from our extensive wine list. We have had the honor of receiving the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for well over 20 years in a row. You'll not suffer from dehydration either with our wide selection of beers, micro brews and custom cocktail beverages ranging from Jack's Hideaway Rum Jumper to the frozen Mariners' Mango Pain Killer! Our outdoor Rum Jumpers bar is an authentically replicated pirate ship, complete with sails and rigging, which leads you onto our large open-air soundfront deck with spectacular sunset views and live entertainment.

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