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Bonzer Shack

1200 S Virginia Dare Trl, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948-7747
+1 252-480-1010
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“grit cake” (29 reviews)
“fish tacos” (19 reviews)
“gouda grits” (5 reviews)
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American, Bar
$$ - $$$
1200 S Virginia Dare Trl, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948-7747
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We started our journey at Fish Heads, which was great, and decided to Uber it up to Bonzer's based on the reviews we read online. The place is great. Live music, a little small on the outside but has a great outdoor area with cornhole...More

Thank PirateFloyd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ok, so went here based on online recommendation and was not disappointed. Place lived up to expectations.....surf boards on the ceiling, great beer selection, signature cocktails made with local liquor (honeysuckle vodka Mojitos was super yummy).....food was tasty, and the fish was fresh. Outdoor seating...More

Thank Jenn S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoy this place every time we visit. The staff is very friendly, welcoming and treat us like family. The food is great and the drinks are always good! Try the hippie dip or the wings, they are spot on! Hanging out in the back...More

Thank amybarclay99
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went there with a group for dinner-14 people. First words out of the server and hostess' mouths were " we aren't set up for large groups and we probably won't serve them this summer". In other words , don't come back! They were short...More

Thank Sharon59xx
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beach themed restaurant bar decorated with various surf boards throughout the establishment, Bonzer’s Shack is a local’s hangout with a decent selection of beer and food. The best part? Local live music on the weekend. My wife and I went for the music, some...More

Thank nakamark
Reviewed 17 April 2017

We stopped in for a quick lunch. We had the pork tacos and fish tacos. Both were very good. Staff and atmosphere were both good. Outside seating is available.

Thank Paul C
Reviewed 16 April 2017

This is an excellent local restaurant very close to the beach. The atmosphere is fun and very beachy. The services was good and the food was great. We had some Fried Green tomatoes, which my Mom said they were the best she'd ever had. Then...More

Thank Dianne S
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Authentic, unique and tasty food. Environment is comfortable for lunch amd dinner. Staff is welcoming and friendly.

Thank smurfina
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

My husband and I had dinner there. The waitress wasn't very knowledgeable about the ingredients in the food and kept having to go ask questions. There isn't a very extensive menu. I eat gluten free and my choice, besides a salad, was the Jerk Pork...More

Thank Michele R
Reviewed 22 March 2017

We took our Teens to eat here. It seemed a bit over priced, our bill came to $150 for 4 people. The fish tacos were ok. The Mac and cheese with crab was delicious. So rich and creamy.

Thank Sherlewarren
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1200 S Virginia Dare Trl, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948-7747
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Kill Devil Hills
  • Phone Number: +1 252-480-1010
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The most laid back beach grill on the Outer Banks featuring bistro quality Coastal Comfort Food all with a throwback to the surfboard shapers and wave riders on the break! The Shack has an inviting and warm old school driftwood atmosphere with an awesome sandy yard with outdoor games and tables located right on the Beach Road at Mile Post 9, just across from the Sand and Surf.