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Owens' Restaurant

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Milepost 16 1/2, Beach Rd, 7114 South Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head, NC 27959-9126
+1 252-441-7309
17:00 - 21:00
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Chatsworth, Georgia
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122 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place was wonderful. We went during Christmas and they were fully decorated for the season. It has an old house feel and the food was absolutely perfect. Everything was delicious.

Thank jeanneatl1
Meadville, Pennsylvania
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are looking for a place that offers a warm cozy atmosphere with fine dining, Owens has it all. The food is excellent, the service supreme. I make this one of my go-to places to dine every year during my stay on the Outer Banks.

Thank marleeboy
Lewes, Delaware
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

fine dining with a beach flair,excellent food , service with a smile ,comfortable,wonderful choice of fare.

Thank j0gardner
Salisbury, Maryland
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been to Owen's a few times. They have an amazing menu and excellent food! Well worth the price!!

Thank bdubb84
Morehead City, North Carolina
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86 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yes, this place is still around offering great food at fair prices. You will enjoy it again and again.

Thank charlesdailey
Outer Banks, North Carolina
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

Whether you choose to eat upstairs in their beautiful bar or downstairs in the more formal dining room, you are going to be treated like royalty and have some of the best food you've ever had!

Thank NowOnOBX-KateInNJ52
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

Owens Restaurant has been part of the Outer Banks for over 70 years. Their menu celebrates fresh, local seafood - flounder, rockfish, oysters, shrimp, scallops. Plus, they have awesome steaks, lobster tails, crème brulee, cheesecake, strawberry shortcake, brownie sundaes, extensive wine list, cocktails. But if you're ever on the Outer Banks between Thanksgiving and New Year's Eve, some of my... More 

Thank angiebd
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

I went with some of my work mates last friday night 6 of us altogether. I had never been before but my mates always rave about it. IIt was fantastic. Super food. Really nice menu and served by exceptional and friendly staff. The best meal for long time. Many thanks Owens. Il be back soon. Xxxx

Thank Jess K
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

This Outer Banks classic has outstanding food. To me this is a special occasion type place with fancy food and prices to match. Always delicious.

Thank 552bethanyh
Raleigh, North Carolina
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

We eat at Owens' every time we go to the OBX. The food and service are excellent. Definitely recommend!

Thank Kippersnaks

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$40
American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Drinks, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Private Dining, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Milepost 16 1/2, Beach Rd, 7114 South Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head, NC 27959-9126
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Nags Head
  • Phone Number: +1 252-441-7309
Since 1946, four generations of locals and visitors have experienced the famous food and hospitality of the Owens and Shannon families.We are celebrating 69 years in business, in the same location, making us the oldest restaurant in the state of North Carolina! Owens Restaurant serves classic Southern coastal cuisine. We specialize in fresh and local seafood from North Carolina waters, exceptional Prime Western beef, and flavorful pastas. Our customers marvel at our collection of museum quality artifacts dedicated to the maritime history of the Outer Banks. Come see us for delicious food, exceptional service and warm Southern hospitality!

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