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Fish Heads Bar & Grill

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8901 S Old Oregon Inlet Rd, 18½ Mile Post, Nags Head, NC 27959-9306
+1 252-441-5740
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Lawrenceburg, Kentucky
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped in on recommendations from locals. Extensive beer list, outdoor tiki bar, and seating on the pier. No alcohol, but they offer quirky sake drinks, for example, the sake margherita!?! Seafood is decent and affordable. We sampled the conch fritters, crab cakes and fish tacos. All very good! Enjoyed a 3-piece band. Bummer that the restrooms are in a separate... More 

Thank Lynette R
Baltimore, MD
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Let me start with if you are looking for curbside drop off and valet parking, go elsewhere! It is a bit of an odd setup but hey the food is good, the beer was cold, and the shrimp was perfectly steamed, and the prices are very reasonable. One negative, if you must use the restroom, you have to go back... More 

Thank 1_Picky_Customer
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Great bar and gorgeous ocean views! The only negative about this place is that it and other outer banks spots don't serve food past 9pm. My husband and I are late eaters, so this was a big adjustment for us.

Thank BailyTN
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Typical bar food, all good. Recommend the crab cakes. Service good; Great views, located right on the ocean.

Thank Saundra W
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45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

We stopped in for drinks late one evening. Place was very busy and noisy, fun, "island" atmosphere. A 3 piece band was playing, mostly "Jamaican" style music. It was raining heavily that night, but the bar was fun and the rain didn't matter. Only negative comment is that I ordered a "7 and 7" (Seagrams whiskey) and was told they... More 

1 Thank LoriMilwaukee
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19 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Relaxing place to enjoy ocean views with family and friends. Steamed Shrimp one of the best on beach. Friendly staff. A must while in OBX.

1 Thank Mary Jo O
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Quick service and great prices for happy hour. Wonderful view and the breeze on the pier is refreshing. Great laid back place to hang with friends.

Thank Rosemary R
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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139 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Can't believe this was our first time having lunch at Fish Heads! We have been to Nags Head many times but this is the first year we walked to the pier for lunch. Enjoyed the food and drinks. Service was good. Atmosphere was fun and lively. Will definitely be back next year!

Thank Tami P
Ottawa, Canada
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81 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

While visiting in OBX we stopped in twice for lunch and once for Happy Hour shrimp special! The food is good, we had the grilled fish sandwiches which is very good, the fries are the frozen coated type but still good. The peel n eat shrimp was good as well while listening to live music and enjoying cold drinks. Beautiful... More 

Thank Copper15_11
Raleigh, North Carolina
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57 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

This was a rare occasion and could not think of a better place to see this than the deck at Fish Heads! We had a few drinks, some great shrimp, some coch fritters, and some fish tacos. Add the sound of the ocean and a full moon- a perfect evening!

Thank Clifford S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8901 S Old Oregon Inlet Rd, 18½ Mile Post, Nags Head, NC 27959-9306
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Nags Head
  • Phone Number: +1 252-441-5740
New this season! Brand new Bar & Grill on the Outer Banks Fishing Pier.It offers appetizers, sandwiches, baskets, soft drinks, beer, etc right on the Atlantic Ocean fishing pier. I have photos.

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