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Blue Moon Beach Grill

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American, Bar, Seafood, Grill
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4104 S Virginia Dare Trl # 16, Nags Head, NC 27959-9282
+1 252-261-2583
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11:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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Corolla, North Carolina
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131 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had a delicious salad with poached pears, grilled chicken, etc. was fantastic. My friend , and oyster lover, said the fried oysters were the best she's had and we live at the Outer Banks. Immie, our server, was great, very personable and attentive. She's the best!!

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Thank corolla101
Nags Head, North Carolina
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have dined at the Blue Moon many times. The menu is small with great daily specials. They have a good beer list. The service is great and friendly. It is one of the top five on our list.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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118 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped there for dinner after having spent most of the day around Hatteras Island , passing one closed restaurant after the next. Choosing this place was based on TripAdvisor and Yelp reviews , looking for seafood that was not just good, but great. Arriving there, we had the choice to either wait 15 minutes or take a seat at... More 

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Manteo, North Carolina
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Can't go wrong eating lunch or dinner at the Blue Moon. Wonderful cuisine. Good atmosphere. Somewhat expensive but worth it.

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Thank croatan1953
ARVADA
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52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Some of the best food we ate in North Carolina was at blue Moon Beach Grill. Atmosphere is cozy and smallish. Food and drinks delicious. Seafood prepared and cooked well. We loved the staff as well. Had my first fried green tomato and it was really tasty.

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Thank M O
Will S, Owner at Blue Moon Beach Grill, responded to this review

Hey M O...........thanks for the 5 star shout out. I hope you are hooked.......hooked on Blue Moon, and hooked on fried green tomatoes. In my humble opinion they are delightful. North Carolina is a big state and we are just a "speck" in the sand, so saying we were "some of the best food you ate in North Carolina" was... More 

Hatfield, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were just visiting briefly and this was recommended to us for a good place for seafood. Good place was an understatement, the octopus fritters and the calamari were the best that I have ever had!

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Thank pioneervalleychins
Will S, Owner at Blue Moon Beach Grill, responded to this review

Yes pioneervaleychins, we do have an emphasis on fresh seafood........with an emphasis on FRESH! Our octopus fritters were a hit, and our unique calamari is always popular. We appreciate your endorsement. You erred by having a "brief visit"........come on back and enjoy our great sandbar. Cheers and bon appetit!! More 

Roanoke, Virginia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is our favorite in Nags Head. Absolutely delicious food with lots of options. You can't go wrong with the special, no matter what it is. Wait area in the summer is outside with a singer or small band, so you don't mind the wait.

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1 Thank CJHartman
Will S, Owner at Blue Moon Beach Grill, responded to this review

CJHartman, I am delighted you found us as the best dinner on the beach. Please know that we sincerely appreciate your business. Cheers and bon appetit!! More 

Virginia
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I have stayed at Nags Head in January the past two years, and Blue Moon is, hands down, the best restaurant open in the off-season. Outstanding food and service. Drink menu includes interesting cocktails, decent wine list, and good selection of craft beers. Entrees are delicious: well prepared, flavorful, and generous portions. Fish and chips, which are... More 

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Thank Akm2r
Will S, Owner at Blue Moon Beach Grill, responded to this review

Thanks for your nice review Akm2r, we appreciate your endorsement and your business. I would suggest that we are equally excellent during the high season. Being open in the winter months is challenging. We do it because if we are going to be known as a "locals" restaurant, we have to be there for the locals. Folding our tent and... More 

Flagstaff
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant was recommended by our hotel for lunch and we were not disappointed. Touched in a short strip mall just off the main road it is easy to spot and plenty of parking. We were seated immediately even though it was pretty full, we were immediately approached for our drink order by a very attentive waitress. We placed or... More 

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Thank Jim B
Will S, Owner at Blue Moon Beach Grill, responded to this review

Hey Jim B, I am delighted to hear you were not disappointed and thought we were as good as described. Please know that we appreciate your business and hope that you have enjoyed your town on our sandbar. Cheers and bon appetit!! More 

Charleston, West Virginia
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I were on trip down outer bank's enjoying some down time after busy but Blessed Christmas eve / Christmas day celibrations. As usual I checked trip advisor for place get some good seafood. Trip Advisor never fails food was excellent and service second to none.

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Thank terry h
Will S, Owner at Blue Moon Beach Grill, responded to this review

So Terry H, help me with this. You say are food was excellent and the service was second to none, but you give us a two star review. Where did the disconnect occur? I am glad you loved the food and service but I got to tell you........your two star review is a heck of a way to show us... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$29
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Grill
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 21:00
Saturday
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4104 S Virginia Dare Trl # 16, Nags Head, NC 27959-9282
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Nags Head
  • Phone Number: +1 252-261-2583
Description
Blue Moon Beach Grill is located at MP 13 in sunny, downtown Nags Head. We are just down the road from Jockey's Ridge in Surfside Plaza. We are open 7 days a week from 11:30 AM till 9:00 PM. Our goal is to provide each customer with a "once in a blue moon" dining experience.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?