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Tale of The Whale

7575 S Virginia Dare Trl, Nags Head, NC 27959-9162
+1 252-441-7332
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good17%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fish duo” (13 reviews)
“seafood” (129 reviews)
“steak” (67 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
7575 S Virginia Dare Trl, Nags Head, NC 27959-9162
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Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Our granddaughter remembered our dinner here a year ago. She wanted her mom to experience it. My daughter is a chef and she was very pleased with the ambiance, the waitress ,who had a great personality, and our food. Everything was cooked perfectly. Go early...More

Thank razzymary
Reviewed 31 July 2016

My first choice has always been Crab Imperial. It is very rich and full of delicious lump crabmeat. Almost as good as I remembered but still well worth ordering. Of course we had to have a piece of their famous peanut butter pie. I was...More

Thank MarciaL988
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

View and food were decent if pricey. We asked for a booth in an apparently vacant section with a nice view but were told that section was not open. Shortly thereafter though others were seated there. We got the impression that tables were assigned at...More

Thank UnderC0verBr0ther
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

The broiled shrimp and scallops were some of the best I've ever had. I will definitely be going back next time I visit the Outer Banks!

Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Very quaint family owned and run business. Candle lit tables with white table cloths. 20% off your bill if order is placed prior to 5:00 pm. This provided the opportunity for some to try whole steamed lobster & crab legs. Girls day out-Six of us...More

Thank T4034FOmichelles
Reviewed 28 July 2016

This place gets crowded with the tourists, but it is worth the wait. They provide music some nights for entertainment.

Thank Sherri A
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Went here for a 50th wedding anniversary dinner. We are all from out of town and relied on reviews to make out choice. The location is very nice with very pleasant views of Roanoke Sound (at least I think it was). These views were what...More

Thank DawnieBrit
Reviewed 28 July 2016

I love this restaurant. This is the place we go for the special occasions. There is a large variety of food, from fancy to plain. I've never been disappointed. I love the she crab soup, and I've had several entrees that have all been fantastic....More

Thank snippychick
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Went for dinner here after high reviews. The service was excellent but the food was ok. We had blackened tuna and the flounder with with crab. The crab dip was good but not great and the she crab had a lot of sherry. Overall expected...More

Thank Kim I
Reviewed 26 July 2016

We ate out every night in the Outerbanks and this was the best meal we had the whole week! The scenery is gorgeous the food is delicious and served promptly. Definitely put this on your to do list!

Thank Brandi C
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Joan O
15 August 2017|
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Response from Sheri102 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Check out their menu online.
Dawn B
29 August 2016|
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Response from Robin T | Reviewed this property |
Typically they're open thru late September.
5 July 2016|
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Response from Jonathan J | Reviewed this property |
I do not know, we did not ask and we did not have any peanuts in what we ordered. As others have suggested I would call the restaurant and ask. They were nice and I am sure they would be glad to answer your question.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$18 - US$40
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7575 S Virginia Dare Trl, Nags Head, NC 27959-9162
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Nags Head
  • Phone Number: +1 252-441-7332
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Family owned and operated for 33 years, we serve the finest and freshest local seafood, choice steaks, salads, pastas, chicken and more. We pay attention to every detail to ensure your meal is memorable and delicious! Enjoy casual dining overlooking the Roanoke Sound, and live music (in season) in our waterfront gazebo. Come early and enjoy your favorite cocktail outdoors overlooking the water, or in our indoor bar. We offer an extensive wine list, a lighter fare menu, childrens’ menu and more. We welcome children, families and parties of all sizes, and offer comfortable booths for a romantic dinner for two. We look forward to serving you!
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