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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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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“con queso” (8 reviews)
“chops” (5 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
$$ - $$$
2412 S Virginia Dare Trl, Nags Head, NC 27959-9246
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Delicious. Great bar seating. Tuna Reuben, tuna burrito...both awesome. Twenty beers on tap, many NC local. Good vibe to the place.

Thank DurhamKAB
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice place for lunch. Use of freakish tuna amazing. I had tuna sandwich which was delicious. My son had tuna burrito which he loved. My husband just had clams on half shell which satisfied his craving for raw clams. Good service.

Thank jsgelardi2016
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walked to Red Drum from out vacation home. Great service, friendly! Stuffed Jalapeños and shrimp con Queso to start, WOW! Delicious! Fish and chips for dinner. Red Drum soup. Top it off with a slice of homemade cheesecake. You won't go wrong here!

Thank ashleypV2074WN
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here after the restaurant was recommended. My husband got the steamed shrimp with veggies. It was so salty he couldn't eat it and he never leaves food. The other food was fair. Wouldn't go back again.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ok some great food here without the tourist traps here! Some great food in Nags Head.. fresh and clean

Thank JosephCrafnia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have travelled to the OBX for the last 10 years and always eat at this restaurant. The seafood is outstanding as well as the homemade chowder. Clean and comfortable environment and service is always outstanding. You want be disappointed!

Thank Susannah D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you like soft shell crab then you need to go here during lunch. The best soft shell sandwich on the OBX!! Delicious!

Thank Justin G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I ate here two nights in a row it was so good! I had shrimp one night and fish and chips the next. Wait staff were great. Quiet place. Got my food quickly and it was all delicious!

Thank cssjas
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We love to stop at restaurants, have a drink and a couple of appetizers. The Red Drum did not diappoint us. My husband ordered a flight of their beers along with the Pot Stickers and the Calamari. Everything was delicious. The Pot Stickers were on...More

Thank Lab L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had dinner here while vacationing in the OBX. I had a salad with cucumber wasabi dressing - great dressing. I also had the soft shell crab special - crabs were sauteed with lemon/dill/capers. Dinner was served with mashed potatoes and sauteed vegetables. Very good...More

Thank deb2210
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Susan D
Do have a allergen menu? Or are you able to accommodate food allergies?
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
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene
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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