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Red Drum Taphouse

2412 S Virginia Dare Trl, Nags Head, NC 27959-9246
+1 252-480-1095
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2412 S Virginia Dare Trl, Nags Head, NC 27959-9246
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant was very busy but the wait was short and comfortable. The service was excellent. Lots of happy faces at all the tables.

Thank cynwyman
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went after googling local restaurants, got there and realized it wasn't time for their dinner menu. We apologized, for leaving and said we would we back. So glad we did- the manager remembered us and thanked us for coming back. Best tuna I've had.......More

Thank TT201516
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been coming to Red Drum for years and I am always trying Tuna elsewhere as it is my favorite, but I can say that the Tuna entree here is my favorite! Full of flavor and always moist (even though it was a little...More

Thank Troy G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My hysband and I ate at the Red Drum Taphouse this evening and enjoyed a great meal. We both had the fish and chips (French fries). The fish was fresh, lightly battered, and well seasoned. Coleslaw was good and did not have a heavy mayo...More

Thank Barbara S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As part-time OBX residents, we often come here for lunch along with friends who are full-time local residents. The reasons? ~ Great Food & Terrific Beer selections! ~ Friendly & Attentive Waitstaff ... including the Owner who (whom?) we found 'air-blowing'/cleaning the parking lot as...More

Thank Still-Enjoying-Life
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our waitress was so great and fun so even before drinks and food arrived we were happy. Then dinner showed up and was sooooo good. Great shrimp n grits and steamed combo. Look forward to our next visit.

1  Thank joey1954
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place has large, juicy burgers that tast homemade. You can get a choice of toppings, but all are delicious. Their other fare is good as well. I had a chicken quesedilla, and it was awesome!!

1  Thank UKHeritage
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tried Red Drum based on reviews and I agree with others. A little noisy but a great place for dinner. Had the daily special of sautéed Rockfish. Was very good. Servers were friendly and welcoming. Couples, families or groups would love this place. Not large...More

1  Thank charles s
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We love this place. Food is great. Staff is always friendly. We visit every time we go to the Outer Banks!!!!

1  Thank L9580VUjohns
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Let me start walking in the door we were greeted by everyone with a big positive smile. This place was hopping. Clean, fun, atmosphere. Food was amazing. We arrived at lunch time. Two in our party love seafood and red drum did not disappoint. Combination...More

1  Thank Edye H
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Questions & Answers
Angie S
24 July 2017|
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Response from sbroome2009 | Reviewed this property |
No I did not see any outdoor seating.
Susan D
24 June 2016|
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Response from Marc P | Reviewed this property |
I would call the restaurant, they know best what is in their food.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2412 S Virginia Dare Trl, Nags Head, NC 27959-9246
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Nags Head
  • Phone Number: +1 252-480-1095
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