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Darrell's Restaurant

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521 Hwy 64/264, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954
+1 252-473-5366
Mon - Thu 07:00 - 20:30
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

A must do for breakfast while in OBX. Food was very good , staff were friendly and in great spirits. No rush to get you out, very relaxing.

Thank Mary Jo O
Manteo, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Wonderful breakfast. Great food, great service and great prices. Lunch? Katie bar the door! This is where the locals go and for good reason. Lots of lunch specials and the locals know their favorites and come on those days without fail.A great place to get a fresh salad! Dinner time (evening meal) is usually a set menu. Lots of seafood... More 

Thank r_islandgirl
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Nice little mom and pop style restaurant. Not to badly priced, average around $15 a person. Food was great. I ordered fried shrimp, fried oysters, cod, fries, coleslaw, and hush puppies. All the food was 5 star. On the other hand, service only receives 3.5 stars from me. Waiting on refills for my drink multiple times gets old in a... More 

Thank Wra2013
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

We loved this restaurant..could eat every meal there. We loved their breakfast and all workers and their service great too. No matter where u stay in obx go at least have breakfast here..

Thank Brenda K
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

We loved Darrells!!!! Great friendly staff and wonderful food. We will be back next year and plan to grab a meal here before the end of our stay!!

Thank alicebonnertravel
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

good food reasonable prices. varied menu. helpful staff.lots of memories from this place. used to go there in the 1960 before it grew to what it is now.

Thank James S
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Went here as a family with 3 young children. Cute little place with close seating. My mom got the shrimp and said it was kind of "blah" but everyone else enjoyed their food. Also they don't have fountain soda, so only tea and water are free refills. Sodas come in cans. I ordered the tuna salad plate and it was... More 

Thank Nicole C
Saint Albans, West Virginia
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76 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

This restaurant was recommended to us by a local person. We were not disappointed. The seafood was great at a reasonable price.

Thank Sue M
north carolina, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Great locals place, always good, always friendly has good old fashioned and local staples--liver and onions, fried fish, fish cakes, boiled fish, burgers and baskets.

Thank Martha H
Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Love this place! We've been eating here almost every summer for the past 20 years. It wouldn't be a trip to the OBX without a visit to Darrell's. It's reliably good food and excellent service. The hushpuppies are the best!

Thank VLFrank

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 21
American, Seafood
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
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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