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Red Drum Taphouse

2412 S Virginia Dare Trl, Nags Head, NC 27959-9246
+1 252-480-1095
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2412 S Virginia Dare Trl, Nags Head, NC 27959-9246
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Reviewed yesterday

Let me start walking in the door we were greeted by everyone with a big positive smile. This place was hopping. Clean, fun, atmosphere. Food was amazing. We arrived at lunch time. Two in our party love seafood and red drum did not disappoint. Combination...More

Thank Edye H
Reviewed 4 days ago

Went for fairly early dinner as had two grandkids with and they don't take reservations. Worked well as we had no wait. For the most part, everything was good except maybe the rockfish bite appetizer. Wasn't bad, just far to much breading. All else very...More

Thank azurewinds94
Reviewed 5 days ago

Though the seating is a little cramped, this restaurant is pretty great! There is a small game room off to the side, and a bar visible throughout the entire dining area. I wouldn't suggest that anyone wanting a quiet personal dinner date, but I do...More

Thank VARiddler
Reviewed 1 week ago

A local referred us to Red Drum. The place wasn't too crowded so we were seated quickly. The service was good but the food wasn't anything special. Swordfish was a tad undercooked and served with rice, spiced steamed shrimp were short on spice. The Shrimp...More

Thank HPSGene
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife's favorite place. They always have an interesting nightly special, in fact I can't remember the last time she ordered from the menu. I'm partial to the Shrimp N' Grits or Jambalaya . They have a great selection of craft beers on tap. They...More

Thank Joe k
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good food, good service and great environment. Sports bar, with family area and even pool table and entertainment. It's loud, but the food is worth it.

Thank lifeisgoodinyour40s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Surprisingly good lunch at what we thought would be merely a stop of convenience. We arrived in the OBX & wanted a quick lunch close to our cottage - we had few expectations as the exterior of the restaurant is underwhelming- what a wonderful surprise...More

Thank elle C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want a great piece of tuna go the Red Drum. It was simply fresh and wonderful. Our waiter was so friendly and nice and was very accommodating. We had the fresh Tuna special, stuffed jalapenos and pot stickers. All were totally yummy. You...More

Thank glittertravel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Staff was very friendly and accommodating to our special needs daughter and her chair. Seafood medley, crab cakes and wings were all very good.

Thank Scott L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Walked down to Red Drum for a quick bite to eat the evening we arrived in Nags Head. Service was good and quick and the food was far better than I anticipated. I recommend having a meal here!

Thank CathyBabb
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Questions & Answers
Angie S
24 July 2017|
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Response from sbroome2009 | Reviewed this property |
No I did not see any outdoor seating.
Susan D
24 June 2016|
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Response from Marc P | Reviewed this property |
I would call the restaurant, they know best what is in their food.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2412 S Virginia Dare Trl, Nags Head, NC 27959-9246
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Nags Head
  • Phone Number: +1 252-480-1095
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