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Fish Heads Bar & Grill

8901 S Old Oregon Inlet Rd, 18½ Mile Post, Nags Head, NC 27959-9306
+1 252-441-5740
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“fish head” (80 reviews)
“shrimp” (113 reviews)
“clam basket” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
8901 S Old Oregon Inlet Rd, 18½ Mile Post, Nags Head, NC 27959-9306
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Reviewed today via mobile

This is the way a beach bar should be !!! Awesome atmosphere , food ,drinks and views. Samantha was our waitress who did a fantastic job !! Downside parking is limited.

Thank Pinoak868
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We stopped here for lunch because I knew it was an outdoor restaurant on the pier. It was a windy day which made it perfect for eating outside. It took a while to get our drinks but after that the service was great. I had...More

Thank 545Ronald
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This place is a great outside beach bar. Has that key west feel. Went during happy hour (4-6). Would recommend getting there early. Parking and seating is limited. Beers are cold and the steamed shrimp are delicious (20 for $3) during Happy hour!!! Just a...More

Thank mwalk44
Reviewed 6 days ago

We come to OBX only once a year and look forward to singing karaoke at Fish Heads during the week we are here. We love the friendly service of the servers and the Raney karaoke crew. We were disapppointed this year (summer 2018) to discover...More

Thank Christine T
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This outdoor restaurant sits just behind the pier house at the dune side of the Outer Banks Pier. Partially under roof and part in the open, (some tables with umbrellas) full bar, great menu and inexpensive prices. Very casual dining. We even stopped on our...More

Thank DebnChuck
Reviewed 6 days ago

Great spot to enjoy the surf while chowing down on shrimp and beer! Gets crowded so go early for the specials!

Thank Sharon B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fish Heads is a locally beloved spot. Located in South Nags Head, it may be a little out of the way for some. But the drive is worth it. The food is mostly lunch/bar food but great nonetheless. You can't beat the views. Perfect for...More

Thank wwh_iv
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great atmosphere. Reminded me of some of my favorite spots in South Florida and the Keys. Food was good. Beer was cold. But needed a bit of help with the wait staff. This may be due to the open and seat yourself concept, but the...More

Thank Stephen L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Found Fish heads online and saw the good reviews. Really good food. I had the Tuna Bites appetizer and Tuna Steak sandwich. Both were delicious!! Excellent waitress who recommended many dishes. Live music.

Thank Kurt C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great cheap food and great service--thanks to Skyler the waitress--all drinks were superb, the shrimp basket you can't beat, and the shrimp tacos were larger than remembered!! Just sit inside and feel safe he ocean. Everything else is the byproduct of a great time. Enjoy!!

Thank SirReal616
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Questions & Answers
Danielle L
July 1, 2017|
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Response from needlewings1 | Reviewed this property |
No, I don't believe you can. They are allowed on the beach though and there is a picnic table on the right before you walk into Fish Heads that people have gotten carry out and sat and ate with their dogs there.
Sally G
June 29, 2017|
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Response from icepic67 | Reviewed this property |
I am unsure although it probably would a gr8 spot to see them up and Down the beach!
John S
June 3, 2017|
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Response from Janejim37 | Reviewed this property |
Open for breakfast lunch and dinner!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8901 S Old Oregon Inlet Rd, 18½ Mile Post, Nags Head, NC 27959-9306
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Nags Head
  • Phone Number: +1 252-441-5740
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New this season! Brand new Bar & Grill on the Outer Banks Fishing Pier.It offers appetizers, sandwiches, baskets, soft drinks, beer, etc right on the Atlantic Ocean fishing pier. I have photos.
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