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Darrell's Restaurant

521 Hwy 64/264, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954
+1 252-473-5366
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good32%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“hush puppies” (28 reviews)
“seafood” (79 reviews)
“flounder” (30 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
521 Hwy 64/264, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My fiancé and I had breakfast here. It was a quaint restaurant with a lot of locals. The food was a typical diner breakfast. The staff wasn’t overly friendly but not rude either.

Thank Valerie679845
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Locally owned, locally recommended! Had a very nice "Fall Salad", clam chowder, and shrimp appetizer. Salad was terrific with the sugar glazed nuts, chowder had lots of clam pieces and not so much cream, and shrimp were large and meaty with just the right amt....More

Thank Linda B
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

Good home cooked food!! Seafood is broiled or lightly breaded. Please don't forget to get their she crab soup it is WONDERFUL!!!

Thank Linda C
Reviewed 29 October 2017

The real OBX chowder with flavorful potatoes, bits of bacon and lots of clams in a heavenly broth. And the fish tacos stopped me in my tracks. Large slices of fish, with spice that packed a punch but didn't drown out the fish flavor, to...More

Thank ChamplainGirl
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

My husband and I went to Darrell’s for dinner on our first night in town. I had the catfish and my husband had the pork chops. Both meals were very good and we would recommend Darrell’s.

Thank Sue D
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Great start to our Outer Banks Vacation. Shrimp and Flounder - you can't go wrong! We even returned on our last day!

Thank Teresa H
Reviewed 22 October 2017

This appears to be a popular place for locals, so we thought we would try it. The grilled marinated fish sandwich was quite good, with a generous serving of french fries. One person in our party had the chicken livers which appeared to be breaded...More

Thank VAlovetotravel2
Reviewed 12 October 2017

Our first visit was for lunch-seafood was fresh and good but not as crispy as it should be. I had oysters and husband had shrimp and flounder. Sides are OK--fries, green beans and cole slaw. Hushpuppies were very dense and chewy--just edible. Service is very...More

Thank lcl50
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Very nice. Ate here 3 different times. Service great each time with friendly staff & an owner who comes to every table to ask about your visit. Highly recommend this restaurant.

Thank Tim P
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

If in Nags Head take a trip over to Manteo. Breakfast was wonderful. Our waitress Sydney was very sweet and very service was great.

Thank se83
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 21
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 521 Hwy 64/264, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Roanoke Island  >  Manteo
  • Phone Number: +1 252-473-5366
Darrell’s is a family-style seafood restaurant that’s been a favorite on Roanoke Island since 1960. Seafood is the definite specialty; the fried oysters are widely touted as the best anywhere, served with the traditional fixings of cole slaw, french fries and hush puppies. Locals know that Darrell’s does seafood right. Land food, children’s fare and light eaters’ dishes are also available. Darrell’s is now serving the best BBQ and BBQ Ribs fresh off an all narural wood fired smoker. Helpings are heaping and desserts are delicious, if you have room. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served Monday-Saturday and breakfast and lunch on Sunday’s.
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