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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
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11:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Derby, Vermont
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Can't remember what it is called, but the meal was brought to us in a bucket! They give a big platter to pour it into. So delicious!

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Thank Dancingbluewolf
Norfolk, Virginia
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839 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a wonderful dinner at the Black Pelican. Friendly staff. A extremely popular place and tourists season hasn't started. We always make sure to visit when in OBX. The dessert case is just amazing.

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Thank boxshop
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I went there for our anniversary dinner while on vacation in the area. The waiter was very nice and helpful answering questions about the food. Everything we had was very good. If you are looking, they have lots of "gluten friendly" items on the menu.

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Thank Michele R
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Don't understand what all the fuss is all about. We had better meals during our stay at ObX. The food was good, but nothing really stood out as being special. Our waitress pretty numb and unaffected . She pretty much took our orders and went off to do whatever. Only did she returned to serve our meals, and off she... More 

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Thank Doctor M
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food was excellent. Service was very good. BUT....a couple glitches.....we ordered the mussels and clams appetizer. All but one of the clams was closed. We pointed it out to the waitress and she took them back to have them steamed longer. They came back in a small soup bowl, so we missed out on all the broth with additional vegetables... More 

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Mechanicsville, Virginia
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our senior group went to the Black Pelican several times during our stay at Duck, NC. You can't improve on what was a great experience: good views, good service and great food! For the app we tried: Wood Fired Flat Bread, Oysters Orville, Crab Rangoon and several others. GREAT! For the meal: Oyster basket; Pelican Crab Cake on Kaiser Roll;... More 

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Thank Betty B
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We just visited on 14 march, 2017, was not busy, we came for "Early Bird Specials" they just handed us the lunch menu, I saw Maui on Menu board by bar, waitress 1st said, we don't have it, but then placed order, it was just chunks of greasy fish-fried, she appoligized that it was just normal fish. Then came entree,... More 

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Burlington, Canada
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My only hesitation was the table we were seated at. There were a few available at the front window and instead, we had to look through other tables to see the shore. It wasn't very busy as it was pouring and cold when we visited in March 14, 2017. The staff at the door was not pleasant but our server... More 

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Outer Banks, North Carolina
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always a great experience everytime we eat here. Staff is very helpful and friendly. Food is great and at a reasonable price. Highly recommend we eat here at least once a month.

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Thank Beverly O
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the first restaurant we eat at when we get to the OBX! I love the shrimp and grits!!! Vacation doesn't seem like vacation without eating here

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 23:00
Monday
11:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?