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Fish Heads Bar & Grill

8901 S Old Oregon Inlet Rd, 18½ Mile Post, Nags Head, NC 27959-9306
+1 252-441-5740
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“fish head” (78 reviews)
“shrimp” (109 reviews)
“clam basket” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
8901 S Old Oregon Inlet Rd, 18½ Mile Post, Nags Head, NC 27959-9306
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a very windy happy hour, the pier pub rocked side to side, exciting! The .15 shrimp were very flavorful with old bay seasoning and cayenne pepper - peel and eat, what a treat. We ordered 60 shrimp for the four of us and...More

Thank TripMember25102016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We wanted to have breakfast on the pier just to say that we did. A very limited menu (breakfast sandwiches) and the coffee was thin. They had run out of muffins and hash browns, but the sausage, egg and cheese sandwiches on croissant rolls were...More

Thank larryrneal2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The views from the pier are great, the food average. 15 cent shrimp at Happy Hour were decent. Fish basket tasted more like chicken, fish sandwich had no seasoning at all and was very bland. Waitstaff didn't seem at that friendly.

Thank Corusc80
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

This place has a great beach atmosphere and you definitely will get a very local vibe. You sit right on the pier and can enjoy some food and drinks!! They have great shrimp at happy hour too! I wouldn’t recommend for children as they only...More

Thank Meredith R
Reviewed 11 October 2017

My wife had the happy hour steamed shrimp(she did not care for the amount of old bay seasoning) you can get without. I had fish tacos, my daughter had shrimp tacos(both excellent). Service was very good. Hold onto everything on windy evenings.

Thank Harry N
Reviewed 7 October 2017

We had the $.15 shrimp and they were very good. I think they do this special between 4-6PM for happy hour. The service and ambiance was also good. You're right on the water too so that makes it even better.

Thank rickjeffer
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Unfortunately we found this place on the last night of our vacation, otherwise we would have frequented it! Awesome beer menu, the chicken and fish baskets were great with awesome fries and you can’t ask for a better view! Wonderful place!

Thank tadpole28601
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Best location in the Outer Banks, right on the pier. Food and service were good, awesome scenery. Price was on par with the rest of restaurants.

Thank 6second79
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

The food was really good. Service was a bit rude. It we all loved the food. We had shrimp, crab cakes, and chicken. No complaints about the food

Thank Dmh4
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

We have just returned from Nags Head last week. We went after Labor Day so it wasn't too crowded. Fish Heads Bar & Grill was pretty cool. They have much beer on tap and the service was always great. Good place to meet new friends....More

Thank 2aussiedogs
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Questions & Answers
Danielle L
1 July 2017|
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Response from needlewings1 | Reviewed this property |
No, I don't believe you can. They are allowed on the beach though and there is a picnic table on the right before you walk into Fish Heads that people have gotten carry out and sat and ate with their dogs there.
Sally G
29 June 2017|
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Response from icepic67 | Reviewed this property |
I am unsure although it probably would a gr8 spot to see them up and Down the beach!
John S
3 June 2017|
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Response from Janejim37 | Reviewed this property |
Open for breakfast lunch and dinner!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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
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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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