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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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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The moment we walked in, friendly people right there greeting you. That says a lot. Our waitress was very nice. The food was really good. I ordered the Philly Cheesesteak and I was not disappointed. The portion is huge! The quality of the meat is unbelievably great, much better than the quality of meat from other places I have been.... More 

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Whitinsville, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The specials here are fantastic! One night we had Barrel fish over rice with pineapple salsa and sauteed spinach and corn. One of the best meals I have ever eaten. drinks specials are great and the desserts too! Love it here!

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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 2 days ago 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
Will S, Owner at Blue Moon Beach Grill, responded to this review

Hey Corolla101, we thank you for traveling down from Corolla, and we appreciate your nice review. We appreciate your business and your "yum" review. As we often say, "cheers and bon appetit'! More 

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 3 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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Thank Jeffrey K
Will S, Owner at Blue Moon Beach Grill, responded to this review

Jeffrey K, out goal is to be in the top spot of your "top five" list. Cheers and bon appetit! More 

Virginia Beach, Virginia
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118 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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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Thank Reiner B
Will S, Owner at Blue Moon Beach Grill, responded to this review

What a nice and well articulated review. We sincerely want to thank you for your business and we hope to continue to provide excellent service and food. We want everyone to have a "Once and in a blue moon dining experience, with food and service as the cornerstones. Cheers and bon appetit!! More 

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 3 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
Will S, Owner at Blue Moon Beach Grill, responded to this review

Croatan1953, I am glad you wrote "Croatan" on TripAvisor, rather than carving it in a tree. We appreciate your review, and we sincerely appreciate your business and kind endorsement. Cheers and bon appetit!! More 

ARVADA
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52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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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 

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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
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?