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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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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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6 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
7 restaurant 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
North Carolina Coast, North Carolina
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

I have only eaten here at lunch as it is convenient and easy to get in and out of. They have numerous affordable daily specials from comfort foods to local seafood. You can get something besides fries as a side which is a BIG plus in my book. Locals like to eat here too! My family and I have eaten... More 

Thank poco211
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We went here for breakfast because we saw great reviews. However our experience was quite different. Eggs were burned, home fries were mushy and lukewarm, toast was cold and soggy. Very disappointing.

Thank B. L
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This is a really good restaurant. My husband ordered the flounder and said it was the best flounder he had ever eaten. Our food was prepared well and we had an enjoyable meal. We visited just after Hurricane Matthew and the restaurant had done a good job cleaning up and opening back up.

Thank Betty P
Worthington, Ohio
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

This was our first time to eat at Darrell's and were quite pleased. There were a lot of options on the menu--it was difficult to choose one! I had picked something,but saw what was being served at the next table and ended up changing my mind. Husband and I got the grouper and shrimp. Daughter got grilled mahi. Son got... More 

Thank obx4ever
Potomac, Maryland
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57 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Only problem was we only ate here once. If we stayed here a week I would like to eat here 3-5 times including trying out their breakfast.

Thank Stubby8
Osprey, Florida
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Went for lunch and Dinner both times very Good! Seafood Very fresh and prepared to perfection! Great cup of Coffee..server was attentive. We had just finished the Dolphin cruise around Roanoke Sound..saw the Captain eating there too!

Thank joann d

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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
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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