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Ladles Soups

1901 S Croatan Hwy, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948-8722
+1 252-715-4800
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (34 reviews)
“soups” (74 reviews)
“salad” (55 reviews)
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11:00 - 20:00 Hours
American, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1901 S Croatan Hwy, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948-8722
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Reviewed yesterday

Great soup and sandwiches as well as salads. Best soups ever with a lot of variety. Goes well with their great sandwiches and if it's a salad you want, you will not find a better one around.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank kcwalke
Reviewed 1 week ago

First - it's open in the off-season. Second - they had FOUR vegetarian options. They offer a trio-sampling and the 3 that I tried were wonderful (tomato, broccoli cheddar, and potato). Well worth a stop.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Amy R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited the OBX in December and found many of the places were closed. We saw Ladles and decided to give it a try. We could not have been happier.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank labman10
Reviewed 21 November 2018 via mobile

This a soup, sandwich, and salad restaurant. It is a good food version of fast foods. You order at a window. They will bring it to you, if you eat in. The turkey chili that I had was excellent, the soups and salads were all...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank larryh574
Reviewed 14 November 2018 via mobile

This is the 3rd Ladles we have been to, once in Charleston, again in Fort Mill sc and so we went to this one thinking we'd get a light dinner. I have gotten the Turkey chili and loved it in Fort Mill. Here it was...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank ValerieD682
Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

We went and it was good, but my expectations were higher based on the recommendations of friends. Good selection, maybe it was just an off night. Lots of locals which is usually a good sign. Will try again next trip.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank marymaryloveshawaii
Reviewed 20 October 2018

My wife and I first ate here last year while visiting. The soups and sandwiches are always great! Not too expensive either...

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank L B
Reviewed 16 October 2018

Every trip to the beach, we try a couple of new places, and since we are big soup lovers--this seemed an ideal stop for us. The décor--pretty typical fast food place., not fancy, but very clean and tidy. The staff were outstanding--pleasant and welcoming. We...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank greyhairedwanderer
Reviewed 16 October 2018

This is a small resturant that serves essentially soup, salads and sandwiches. There is a large variety of each to choose from. Four of us ate there for under $30 but don’t be turned off by the price. Each of us had a very generous...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Joe-Lincoln-CA
Reviewed 15 October 2018

Loved this place since day one. Customer service is comparable to chic-fil-a , very courteous and friendly and the food is amazing . Best salads and soup on the beach

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Creekside M
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Marcy B
20 June 2015|
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Response from Philip M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I do believe you will find some options on their menu for gluten free.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1901 S Croatan Hwy, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948-8722
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Kill Devil Hills
  • Phone Number: +1 252-715-4800
Ladles is a Homemade Soup, Sandwich and Salad Shop. Everything is made from scratch daily and made to order just for you. Vegan & Vegetarian options are available.
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