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Red Drum Taphouse

€€ - €€€American, , Seafood
2412 S Virginia Dare Trl, Nags Head, NC 27959-9246
+1 252-480-1095
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“shrimp” (56 reviews)
“con queso” (11 reviews)
“seafood” (46 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
2412 S Virginia Dare Trl, Nags Head, NC 27959-9246
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Nice meal at moderate expense. No reservations are accepted likely because of their proximity to the beach and a regular flow of customers. Nice waitress. They have a very nice variety of beer, not so with wine but thats not their advertised forte. Meals were...More

Thank CtheSea
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Had lunch here with the family. Great beer selection, consistently good food and service. We always go here when on vacation in OBX.

Thank VTer676
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our waiter was very nice, but did not pay much attention to when refills were needed or when we needed something else. Also one of the members of our 15 people party didn’t get their food until 10 minutes after they brought everyone else’s food...More

Thank tmb09
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Jambalaya was fantastic! Fish and chips was lightly breaded and also very good. Wait staff was very attentive

Thank Susan P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited OBX for vacation and within two days had returned to this restaurant for dinner twice!. The seafood is fresh and delicious, especially the seafood platter and the seafood pasta; these were big hits! The workers are wonderfully friendly and even gave us other...More

Thank Hlucci
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first time at this restaurant. I ordered the rock fish and chips with fries and cole slaw. My husband selected the mac and cheese with shrimp. Our server Matea was very friendly and helpful. She assisted us with selecting beers to sample....More

Thank bobthoman
Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

Stopped by for dinner and were pleased with the greeting and server’s attention. Fried shrimp was excellent but the fries were too salty to eat. Jambalaya was good but was missing the sausage. The hostess said that they were training a new chef and had...More

Thank Donbeach46
Reviewed 14 May 2018

A rainy below average temperature day so we decided to stop by this place and try them out. My boyfriend liked his dish of fish and chips but my chicken was average at best. The service wasn't the best, we felt like we were annoying...More

Thank Bella0837
Reviewed 1 May 2018 via mobile

This was our first time at the Red Drum. Just took a chance and it paid off! My husband had the jambalaya and liked it. He’d order it again. I had the shrimp and grits and it was great. Service was good and prices reasonable.

Thank Linda W
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

We had dinner here after getting in to Nags Head. The food was great and the service was friendly as quick. The mac and cheese with shrimp was unique and yummy - the addition of country ham and fresh tomatoes makes the fish.

Thank Jennifer J
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Angie S
23 July 2017|
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Response from sbroome2009 | Reviewed this property |
No I did not see any outdoor seating.
Susan D
24 June 2016|
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Response from Marc P | Reviewed this property |
I would call the restaurant, they know best what is in their food.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2412 S Virginia Dare Trl, Nags Head, NC 27959-9246
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Nags Head
  • Phone Number: +1 252-480-1095
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