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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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“con queso” (11 reviews)
“seafood” (46 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
2412 S Virginia Dare Trl, Nags Head, NC 27959-9246
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped by for dinner and were pleased with the greeting and server’s attention. Fried shrimp was excellent but the fries were too salty to eat. Jambalaya was good but was missing the sausage. The hostess said that they were training a new chef and had...More

Thank Donbeach46
Reviewed 1 week ago

A rainy below average temperature day so we decided to stop by this place and try them out. My boyfriend liked his dish of fish and chips but my chicken was average at best. The service wasn't the best, we felt like we were annoying...More

Thank Bella0837
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our first time at the Red Drum. Just took a chance and it paid off! My husband had the jambalaya and liked it. He’d order it again. I had the shrimp and grits and it was great. Service was good and prices reasonable.

Thank Linda W
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

We had dinner here after getting in to Nags Head. The food was great and the service was friendly as quick. The mac and cheese with shrimp was unique and yummy - the addition of country ham and fresh tomatoes makes the fish.

Thank Jennifer J
Reviewed 31 March 2018 via mobile

Red Drum has extremely good service and surprisingly good food! Prices are very reasonable and we left very happy

1  Thank nmc525
Reviewed 28 March 2018

When you combine a prime location along Beach Road in Nags Head, a warm and friendly staff along with great food in a casual and comfortable restaurant you have the Red Drum. While the menu selection is not huge, there are great choices for seafood...More

1  Thank Bob B
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

We always try to sit at the bar because of the awesome bartenders. The beer selection is always great. My favorite thing to get is their Mac and cheese - it has shrimp in it and made with their homemade cheese sauce. The Drum never...More

1  Thank Cara M
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

Outer Banks Locals and tourists alike know that the Red Drum is a real treasure. All of the seafood is delicious. They have the best fish and chips in NC, hands down. The salad with grilled salmon is perfect. My favorite is the Taphouse Tuna...More

1  Thank Robert G
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

Their food was very good. I had Blackened Tuna Oscar, Mary Ellen had crab cakes, Anne had Blackened Tuna sandwich and the boys had Fried Flounder Fish and chips. It was their last night before they closed for the season. I was a little leery...More

1  Thank Russ F
Reviewed 19 November 2017

went there with friends for dinner. was excellent. crab cakes were great. shrimp and grits was the best I ever had. ever! all appys' were tasty. nice bar.

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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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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