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Darrell's Restaurant

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521 Hwy 64/264, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954
+1 252-473-5366
07:00 - 20:30
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Mon - Thu 07:00 - 20:30
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 21:00
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Big groups get a warm welcome here for breakfast. Menu has great variety to suit everyone's preferences for the morning meal. Coffee comes almost without asking. Patient and efficient waiters seem to join in with a large group rather than seem frustrated by them and their many needs.

Thank landj65
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The parking lot is always filled, but we finally found a spot! So glad we did. Our lunch was very good. The service was good and even though it was busy, we didn't have to wait long for our food. In addition to the regular menu items, Darrell's offers lunch specials. I am so glad that I tried the chicken... More 

Thank TatTat1
Beach Haven, New Jersey
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114 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have eaten in Darrell's at least a hundred times over the last 20+ years. The food is always decent. We were there for breakfast earlier this week and the meal was miserable. It was partly my mistake. I normally have a particular order there since I like their pancakes but I ordered chicken on a biscuit with sausage gravy.... More 

Thank FLJ08008
The Villages, Florida
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have traveled to the Outer Banks annually for a number of years, usually staying in Manteo. During our stays, we always make it a point to eat at least once at Darrell's. When we first found Darrell's, we had asked where the locals eat. The "touristy" places aren't always the best. The best review is that we found it,... More 

Thank wlfpckrs
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Walked across the street from Scarborough Inn to eat breakfast at Darrell's. Breakfast was good and the coffee was great. Service with a smile even on a rainy January Monday morning!

Thank Karen J
Manteo, North Carolina
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food and staff at reasonable prices. Wonderful fried oysters and flounder. Good family environment. Variety of menu choices. Definitely recommend eating at Darrell's on Roanoke Island.

Thank croatan1953
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Service was attentive. Food was very average. Place was full at lunchtime, but oddly had very little atmosphere. Music needs turning up. Seafood basket was pretty dry. Hush puppies were rock hard. Food generally lacked largesse promised. Got the impression that the restaurant does well off the tourist trade and doesn't have to try too hard. To be fair, the... More 

Thank GeordieVIP
North Carolina
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9 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

I've been here a few times in the past and went again recently. My family has a vacation home on Roanoke Island and Darrell's is a close restaurant for me to visit. I had a hankering for fried scallops and I chose Darrell's. Darrell's is a no-frills kind of place - decent food, quick service, but low on atmosphere in... More 

Thank moeron
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Before leaving the OBX we drove through Manteo. A local recommended Darrell's as a something for everyone lunch spot. The food was good enough. We all enjoyed the onion rings appetizer. I thought I had ordered a grilled chicken sandwich with bacon and provolone, but was served blackened. It was fine just not what I thought I was getting. Others... More 

Thank Susan D
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23 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Very nice staff, very good food, good prices and portions. Could easily split a plate. Lots of variety and FRESH!

Thank KingsportPamela

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$21
American, Seafood
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Seating
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 521 Hwy 64/264, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Roanoke Island  >  Manteo
  • Phone Number: +1 252-473-5366
Darrell’s is a family-style seafood restaurant that’s been a favorite on Roanoke Island since 1960. Seafood is the definite specialty; the fried oysters are widely touted as the best anywhere, served with the traditional fixings of cole slaw, french fries and hush puppies. Locals know that Darrell’s does seafood right. Land food, children’s fare and light eaters’ dishes are also available. Darrell’s is now serving the best BBQ and BBQ Ribs fresh off an all narural wood fired smoker. Helpings are heaping and desserts are delicious, if you have room. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served Monday-Saturday and breakfast and lunch on Sunday’s.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?