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Black Pelican Oceanfront Restaurant

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3848 Virginia Dare Trl N, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949-4278
+1 252-261-3171
11:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Coinjock, North Carolina
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64 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a nice place where if you get the right seat-one can look out on the ocean. The bar section is really cozy and the service is great. The atmosphere of the restaurant is very nice and the servers are attentive and enjoyable. Compared to the other restaurants on the island, I wold rate this establishment with B for... More 

Thank James H
Southern Pines, North Carolina
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39 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We met another couple for lunch , still a good crowd for the off season. Efficient service and we were seated quick. The Black Pelican Pizza is like a gumbo topping and flavorful combo. The shrimp and grits is pretty spicy over a grit cake. We split the Bailey torte, very rich and dense.

Thank Mark C
Robbinsville, North Carolina
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59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Seafood dinner at the beach, food was good, service was very good, pricing in line with what I expected. would return

Thank simple-life-man
Sewickley, Pennsylvania
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202 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The former Life saving station #6 is now a great casual restaurant that serves great lunches, dinners and bar food. We go often and are never disappointed. Local fare is excellent, ribs to die for and service very efficient!

Thank Johnsotr
Morganton, North Carolina
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40 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate dinner at the Black Pelican. The flounder and shrimp were delicious. The coconut cream pie serving was huge and tasted so yummy.

Thank Elizabeth E
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting with a group of 10 adults. Called for a reservation and was told thwy do not take reservations. I was VERY specific about time and date we wanted to come and asked if there would be any problem getting seated. I was assured there would be no problem. Our group of 10 arrived (after a 20 mile drive) and... More 

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Hampton, Virginia
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

every few weeks we drive 2 hours to Kitty Hawk, NC to have lunch at The Black Pelican. I go for the clam chowder. loaded with clams and like no other. My wife loves their home made dressing and would buy a couple of bottles. The food is great!

Thank shatto143
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious lunch, service was prompt, great views of the ocean. We are looking forward to visiting here when the weather is warm and can enjoy the outdoor area

Thank Tina S
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate there last night. The food was great. Holland was our waitress. She was wonderful. We eat there every time we go to the Outer Banks.

Thank Ricki W
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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184 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here with my family for dinner before our half marathon. Food was good but it took longer than expected to get seated because a large group refused twice to be seated. Wait staff was great and so was cheesecake :D

Thank Elij51189

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3848 Virginia Dare Trl N, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949-4278
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Kitty Hawk
  • Phone Number: +1 252-261-3171

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?