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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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Midlothian, Virginia, United States
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our first night we ventured into the Black Pelican, staff was friendly. And seated us immediately. We were a party of four. Each of us opted for a different pizza and each one was delicious. We enjoyed the pepperoni,the black pelican, the white seafood and the Chesapeake Bay wood fired pizzas.cooked to perfection. To end our week we returned to... More 

Thank Linda H
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I love the pizza at the BP. This is my second visit. I know they serve great seafood but I just can't get away from the pizza. The wait staff is friendly and fast. The wife and daughter love the gift shop. My favorite.

Thank mikesrobb
Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Black Pelican is right by the beach and you have nice views while waiting to be seated. You can also grab a drink at the bar while you wait. And you may be waiting...the restaurant is very popular and crowded. However, our large party was seated faster than expected. We all really liked the food, and there is a... More 

Thank Matt8495
Moyock, North Carolina
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Have had both lunch and dinner here many times. Always enjoy the service and food. Can't beat the view.

Thank Susan S
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was good and service was great! Wish I had gotten our server's name. We had a large party and he was very accommodating and attentive!

Thank babblinbrunett
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

... but, nothing special. At least nothing to bring me back. You could tell they had reduced (for the holidays) the wait staff since it was a busy night and service was anything but prompt.

Thank brasidas6
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for lunch based on a friends recommendation and not disappointed! Appetizer and our entrees were excellent and timely. Our waitress knew the menu and helped with our questions regarding the types of fish. My wife and I had a piece of their Coconut Cream Pie. It may have been the best piece of pie I have every had!... More 

Thank Bill K
Kingsport, Tennessee
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147 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

During our visit to the Outer Banks, our family had the opportunity to try lunch at the Black Pelican Oceanfront Café in Kitty Hawk. We were all pleased and impressed by the delicious food we enjoyed and the excellent service we received. The restaurant is located oceanfront with a view of the dunes and ocean beyond. I highly recommend the... More 

Thank TennesseeTraveler420
Auckland, New Zealand
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98 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited after an afternoon outing for bar snacks and a quick drink. The food was great, especially the Cajun fish bites. The staff were good, but fairly casual. The prices very reasonable. They have a full restaurant menu and more formal dining areas as well.

Thank mlv412
east coast
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363 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

had dinner here on first night in outer banks - the food was pretty good but not great. I got the salmon and it was a little off tasting but edible. Maybe coming off season is a downer .

Thank foodfancierEastCoast

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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, Gluten Free Options
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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?