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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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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good31%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“grit cake” (35 reviews)
“fish tacos” (21 reviews)
“gouda grits” (5 reviews)
Closes in 3 min
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1200 S Virginia Dare Trl, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948-7747
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a fun place to go for dinner. Great outdoor seating and games to play. Surfer theme at this restaurant. Great service and good menu choices. I had the fish tacos....they were excellent. My husband had the wings and they were also great.

Thank sswduch
Reviewed 16 November 2017

Went for lunch and was happy with the menu. Lots to choose from. I had the daily special and it was very good. I think the prices are a bit high though but food was so good.

1  Thank Lynn B
Reviewed 8 November 2017

This is one of my favorite hang outs. The drink specials are usually very good. They change everyday. Their food is really good to what I see and have had. The staff is super friendly. Great location and plenty of room to sit outside and...More

Thank Mary Z
Reviewed 13 October 2017

I read the menu and it sounded amazing. I am a huge fan of shrimp and grit cakes, so when I saw that on the menu I had to try it. It was pretty crowded when I was there for a late lunch, so I...More

Thank Rebekah_M1987
Reviewed 7 October 2017

Very disappointed with the Bonzer Shack, and we relied on reviews for our decision to go there. The place was near empty, and we ordered 2 cocktails and one order of chips and queso to start. The drinks were VERY light on alcohol, and for...More

2  Thank trburkhart
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Everyone talks about the grits cake, but for me the shrimp was the reason I'd return. I got the Bonzer skewers of BBQ shrimp wrapped in bacon (they don't come on skewers). As soon as I bit into the first shrimp, I was oohing and...More

1  Thank ckrs1
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We made our first trip to The Bonzer Shack in 2016 based on my husband's sister's recommendation to try it and really enjoyed it. It was a must on our list for our 2017 trip to OBX and we enjoyed it so much we ate...More

1  Thank ntayman
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Love coming here every year and wish we could come more. The female server was great and took care of every need. The seafood we rec'd was fresh and the portions as always, very large. Love the crabby pattie, aka sponge bob, and also the...More

1  Thank Dmpishock
Reviewed 4 September 2017

This place was recommended to us by a local and we're glad we decided to stop in. We were quickly seated and served. We ordered the hippie dip and crab mac n cheese and enjoyed both with a couple of beers. We plan on trying...More

1  Thank ElleMlr
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Was within walking distance of where we stayed. I'll be driving back to it in the years to come. Definitely a great spot here in OBX. Attentive service and great menu. Fish tacos were awesome.

1  Thank Lars T
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
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11:30 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
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
  • E-mail
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.
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