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Tale of The Whale

) #3 of 59 Restaurants in Nags Head €€ - €€€ American, Seafood, Soups
7575 S Virginia Dare Trl, Nags Head, NC 27959-9162
+1 252-441-7332
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good17%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fish duo” (12 reviews)
“seafood” (120 reviews)
“steak” (57 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
7575 S Virginia Dare Trl, Nags Head, NC 27959-9162
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Reviewed 2 days ago

the food was pretty pricey for average food - dessert was good and we have a great view of the water

Thank Kit P
Reviewed 3 days ago

The food was excellent and so was the staff. We did end up waiting over an hour even though we had called ahead. This place is set up to easily handle large parties and that is one of its draws. I had the lobster stuffed...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

Great service, great food, fair prices and if you are lucky a great view of the water made this the best of the 3 places I have reviewed so far. Be prepared to wait and call ahead, but the waiting isn't bad when you sit...More

Thank jmichel01
Reviewed 5 days ago

the food is awesome you will get more then you can eat and is fresh daily and the desserts is an experience in itself, staff was friendly and helpful

1  Thank robinmca1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tale of a Whale is outstanding. I love the seafood kabobs. It comes with shrimp, scallops and fish (mahi when I ordered them). Outstanding. To make for a shorter wait, we sat in the lounge. It was nice-- in fact, i think we prefer that...More

1  Thank rpowell18
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went on vacation to Nag's Head with my family and ate here on our last night there. The food and atmosphere were great and so were the staff. We got to sit in a booth next to a huge window looking out over the water...More

Thank ericwitt03
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The best part of going to this place is having a drink on the gazebo, which is on the water, and listening to the live music. They've got a bar out there so you can even go just for drinks and music, which I highly...More

Thank beachgoer21
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here to celebrate my mother-in-law's birthday. We called ahead and put our name on the list because we had a party of 13. We still had to wait over an hour after we got there and we arrived at 5:30pm. I got the...More

Thank Mommahines
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We thought we were in for the usual family corral meal and we're delighted to be wrong! Top notch food, awesome waitstaff and beautiful setting made for a memorable OBX experience. Crab dip, shrimp and grits and the grilled mahi mahi were cooked to perfection....More

Thank Pixburgh
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our meal was $160 and my husband and I both left feeling disappointed. Our wine (The Predator) was honestly undrinkable. Our appetizer was dry and when I asked for another fork for our entree, our server said no that I could just use my appetizer...More

Thank Beckyjo606
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Dawn B
29 August 2016|
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Response from Robin T | Reviewed this property |
Typically they're open thru late September.
5 July 2016|
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Response from Jonathan J | Reviewed this property |
I do not know, we did not ask and we did not have any peanuts in what we ordered. As others have suggested I would call the restaurant and ask. They were nice and I am sure they would be glad to answer your question.
3 May 2016|
Response from Lesa B | Reviewed this property |
I do not know
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$18 - US$40
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7575 S Virginia Dare Trl, Nags Head, NC 27959-9162
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Nags Head
  • Phone Number: +1 252-441-7332
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Family owned and operated for 33 years, we serve the finest and freshest local seafood, choice steaks, salads, pastas, chicken and more. We pay attention to every detail to ensure your meal is memorable and delicious! Enjoy casual dining overlooking the Roanoke Sound, and live music (in season) in our waterfront gazebo. Come early and enjoy your favorite cocktail outdoors overlooking the water, or in our indoor bar. We offer an extensive wine list, a lighter fare menu, childrens’ menu and more. We welcome children, families and parties of all sizes, and offer comfortable booths for a romantic dinner for two. We look forward to serving you!
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