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Tale of The Whale

7575 S Virginia Dare Trl, Nags Head, NC 27959-9162
+1 252-441-7332
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good17%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fish duo” (13 reviews)
“seafood” (130 reviews)
“steak” (65 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
7575 S Virginia Dare Trl, Nags Head, NC 27959-9162
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Reviewed 8 October 2017

Meal was great. Had Flounder. Ordered some Key Lime pie that was awful. Crust was so soggy it wouldn't hold together. Perhaps in fridge for several days, otherwise a great meal.

Thank Tom S
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

With its outstanding views of the sound and the highest quality of food this restaurant has been one of our families favorites places to eat ever since we moved to the OBX 10 years ago. Have never has a bad meal and the veteran wait...More

Thank OBXJohnson138
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

This place was recommended on our first trip but they had not yet opened for the season. Made it this trip - so glad we did. Everything was amazing - maybe best meal on the Outer Banks. Plus, if seated before, 20% off meal. Wait...More

Thank martha4070
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Incredible menu with a wide range of offerings, including very fresh fish prepared in a number of different ways. Several dishes add crab and delicious sauces. Their She-Crab soup is the best I have tasted, and it is chock full of large crab pieces. The...More

Thank BrownieAnnArbor
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Two of us were here for dinner and food was good and service was excellent. We had the crab imperial and its was outstanding, but even though the dessert tray looked so good, we were too full to have any.

Thank pattyandfrank1986
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Worth the wait for a table. Nice view of the water/the sound. Large place with different sections. A little crowded and noisy but easy to overlook because the food is so awesome! Seafood is fresh and tasty. Even the green beans were very tasty with...More

Thank Amy B
Reviewed 4 October 2017

The atmosphere was very nice as we had a view directly onto the water, although it was dark. The food was very good. Most places near closing treat you with a "hurry up and eat and get out" manner: this one didn't. We were the...More

Thank John C
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Excellent food and great customer service. The restaurant is overlooking the Sound. Great environment.

Thank Izabela Z
Reviewed 1 October 2017

Meal was wonderful and waitstaff very friendly and accomodating. The veiw at sunset is fantastic. Wonderfull experience

Thank benabb74
Reviewed 28 September 2017

This was our first time at this restaurant. The food was wonderful. We had the stuffed mushrooms for an appetizer & they were very tasty. My husband had the she-crab soup that he said was wonderful. I had a shrimp & scallop combo in an...More

Thank bubby2six
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Joan O
16 August 2017|
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Response from Sheri102 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Check out their menu online.
Dawn B
30 August 2016|
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Response from Robin T | Reviewed this property |
Typically they're open thru late September.
5 July 2016|
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Response from Jonathan J | Reviewed this property |
I do not know, we did not ask and we did not have any peanuts in what we ordered. As others have suggested I would call the restaurant and ask. They were nice and I am sure they would be glad to answer your question.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 18 - USD 40
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7575 S Virginia Dare Trl, Nags Head, NC 27959-9162
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Nags Head
  • Phone Number: +1 252-441-7332
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Family owned and operated for 33 years, we serve the finest and freshest local seafood, choice steaks, salads, pastas, chicken and more. We pay attention to every detail to ensure your meal is memorable and delicious! Enjoy casual dining overlooking the Roanoke Sound, and live music (in season) in our waterfront gazebo. Come early and enjoy your favorite cocktail outdoors overlooking the water, or in our indoor bar. We offer an extensive wine list, a lighter fare menu, childrens’ menu and more. We welcome children, families and parties of all sizes, and offer comfortable booths for a romantic dinner for two. We look forward to serving you!
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