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Old Nags Head Cafe'

3948 S Virginia Dare Trl, Nags Head, NC 27959-9278
+1 252-441-1141
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Overview
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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All hours
CUISINES
American, Cajun & Creole, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
3948 S Virginia Dare Trl, Nags Head, NC 27959-9278
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Reviewed 7 October 2016

Because I work in the neighborhood, I have eaten breakfast here many times. Not once have I had a breakfast that was not outstanding. The orange juice is fresh-squeezed, the food is fresh and hot, and the coffee is flavorful. I love this place! And,...More

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Overall a pleasant experience. Our sever was very nice. Would have been 5 stars but the food was VERY slow coming out. I know we arrived during a small rush, but it shouldn't take 30 minutes for an appetizer and an hour for our meal...More

Thank TheTrueHobokenFoodie
M R, Owner at Old Nags Head Cafe', responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2016

Hello and thank you for dining with us... I'm sorry if you had a "slow experience"with your meal... I'm not sure which appetizer you ordered but all of our items are prepared fresh and made to order. We pre-make nothing and our food does take...More

Reviewed 26 September 2016

Stopped one night late and got a very good hamburger. Then we returned one morning for breakfast and it was also very good.

Thank Linda C
Reviewed 25 September 2016

So we got a recommendation from a local and headed over for lunch. The burgers were fantastic and we enjoyed cold beers plus fries. I loved that there was a variety of sides to choose from. I had the squash and zucchini side. Went back...More

1  Thank Katatak
Reviewed 23 September 2016

My son and daughter in law ate here while they visited the outer banks and suggested we stop for breakfast. So glad we did! Food was delicious and the staff was friendly and attentive. Great location. Will be back.

Thank Tami P
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Absolutely amazing! My husband and I stumbled upon this island treasure. There is ample onsite parking. Upon entering we were immediately greeted by employees and seated. Menu has a great variety of items to offer. They were gracious and accommodated my husbands dietary request and...More

Thank Deejer84
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

The nene is relatively narrow featuring mostly shrimp. But the food is excellent. The gumbo is excellent as are the fish and chips. Portion sizes are good.

Thank David H
M R, Owner at Old Nags Head Cafe', responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2016

Thanks for the feedback, we appreciate your patronage.

Reviewed 28 August 2016

Clean, bright and well appointed, this restaurant is quiet and pleasant with a nice menu and above all good food. Whether breakfast or dinner, you enjoy your time here.

Thank OldDog618
M R, Owner at Old Nags Head Cafe', responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2016

Thank you so much for business and feedback, it means a lot to us.

Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Took our son on a quick vacation to Nags Head, NC before returning to college. We happened upon this restaurant and glad we did. We ate there for breakfast one day, lunch another and dinner on another. All meals were of very high quality and...More

Thank KMW57
M R, Owner at Old Nags Head Cafe', responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2016

Thank you very much for dining with us. We are happy we could help make your day a special one...

Reviewed 26 August 2016

We happened upon this quant restaurant on a Thursday in August while we were out looking for a place to get breakfast. We had a small wait at the bar while our table was being cleaned were we were immediately asked if we would like...More

Thank beachbum22032
M R, Owner at Old Nags Head Cafe', responded to this reviewResponded 29 August 2016

Thanks for the positive feedback and we're so glad you enjoyed the food along with the coffee. Like all of our items our coffee is prepared and roasted fresh by us on a daily basis. We strive to provide the best food and service possible.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$4 - US$25
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Full Bar, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
08:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
08:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Saturday
08:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3948 S Virginia Dare Trl, Nags Head, NC 27959-9278
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Nags Head
  • Phone Number: +1 252-441-1141
  • E-mail
Description
Old Nags Head Cafe continues the Roderer family tradition of the great food and Outer Banks North Carolina hospitality we've been offering Nags Head restaurant diners since 1985. Housed in the historic Harris Grocery store on the beach road that served vacationers up until the late 70s, our café's easy-going, beachy atmosphere provides the perfect setting for a gathering of friends or a quiet evening. We like how one of our guests described us, "The restaurant/bar has a very neighborhood feel but is classier than your standard beach seafood shack. Lots of wood paneling and a tasteful amount of local flavor make it a great place for a low key night or casual date." We do strive to make you feel like you're a long-time local, even if it's your first visit, with our friendly servers and easy-going style. That's the way a Nags Head restaurant should be! Complementing our surroundings is a menu that's setting a standard for Nags Head restaurants. Enjoy traditional and contemporary Southern dishes as well as the best in fresh local seafood, chicken, chops, hand-cut Angus beef, pasta, soups, salads, sandwiches, daily specials and homemade desserts. We've been told you can't come to this place without experiencing fried green tomatoes or shrimp and grits! While you're dining, your view is of Nags Head's row of unpainted aristocratic cottages, summer homes that were the first to establish the Outer Banks of North Carolina as a vacation destination. You're also across from the iconic Jockey's Ridge. Old Nags Head Cafe also has a full-service bar with an extensive beer and wine list, and we're happy to accommodate your take-out order.
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