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Black Pelican Oceanfront Restaurant

3848 Virginia Dare Trl N, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949-4278
+1 252-261-3171
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“seafood” (232 reviews)
“pizza” (218 reviews)
“shrimp and grits” (105 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3848 Virginia Dare Trl N, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949-4278
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely loved this restaurant! We sat by the window which had a beautiful view. The food was so delicious and healthy. I will definitely be eating here again.

Thank Valerie679845
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I like others who have come to Nags for 30 years+ ...keep going to the same places when visiting. This place is always great...

Thank johnnyquest111
Reviewed 1 week ago

A confusing parking lot, inside very nice, food was very good, each person had something different, I had the shrimp/Scallops and Risotto rice. Very tasty.

Thank Arthur R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Planning my next trip to OBX and realized I forgot to comment on my last dinner there in April. We head to the Pelican about 2x a year. Every time we go we are impressed by the service and the selection. The fish is so...More

Thank lisas61
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My favorite is the Pecan Crusted Mahi with Fig Reduction Sauce 👍👍👍👍👍! We are locals and this is our first choice of places to eat. Everything we have had has been delicious!

Thank tinabasnight01
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Offseason visit late on a Sunday night so it was mostly locals grabbing a drink at the bar but the atmosphere seemed like that of a typical beach restaurant. We had wings with buffalo sauce as an appetizer. The sauce wasn’t anything special but the...More

1  Thank TravScout
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The atmosphere was beachy and the food was American. Definitely vegetarian friendly. Portions are a bit small and the drinks are just OK. Worth the visit though because it is right on the beach and the views of the Atlantic are wonderful.

1  Thank Linda G
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Recommended by our hotel, we had dinner here. Food was excellent, with good sized portions. Wait staff was very friendly and accommodating. From where we were seated, we could see the beach and the waves crashing onto it. Enjoyed our meal.

1  Thank HelenMaddix
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We dined there with another couple (family) and really enjoyed our meals. Between the four of us we enjoyed seafood, salads, and some wings. All really good. The restaurant was very busy ....which is usually a great visual initial indicator of what to expect. We...More

1  Thank Bob O
Reviewed 12 November 2017

We love the atmosphere, the history, the food, and the service at the Black Pelican. on our visit last week we each tried pizzas. The pepperoni was delicious, but the crab and corn pizza was the winner!

Thank Margaret V
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Questions & Answers
19 July 2017|
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Response from wowgirl3 | Reviewed this property |
Some of the tables do.
17 May 2017|
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Response from Debbie K | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, walk in not a long wait
2 April 2016|
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Response from cherryripe | Reviewed this property |
There are handicapped spaces and a ramp. Be careful as you navigate the restaurant, though.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, View, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3848 Virginia Dare Trl N, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949-4278
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Kitty Hawk
  • Phone Number: +1 252-261-3171
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