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Darrell's Restaurant

521 Hwy 64/264, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954
+1 252-473-5366
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good32%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“hush puppies” (29 reviews)
“seafood” (76 reviews)
“flounder” (28 reviews)
Open Now
07:00 - 20:30All hours
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
521 Hwy 64/264, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954
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Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Weekday early evening visit. We were greeted promptly by a couple of young female hostesses. The restaurant advertised in our hotel directory as the first of 2 locations opened 1960. Seemed to be older family style establishment offering seafood and barbecue. I had fried shrimp...More

Thank Bertram H
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Ate lunch at Darrell's in Manteo after a morning at the aquarium. Nice lunch. Best popcorn shrimp ever! I had fried oysters and a seasonal salad, it was really great. Others in group had crab cakes, which they said were good, but not exceptional. I...More

Thank 784nanasue
Reviewed 19 July 2017

I have left many a five star review for this restaurant. The fried oysters and clams are amazing. The fried scallops are really good too! This time, the chef needed to salt things a little more. The green beans were plain, the clam strips were...More

Thank Thero_Kenman
Reviewed 18 July 2017

We stay in our family's home in Kill Devil Hills a few weeks each year, and ALWAYS make it a point to visit Darrell's at least once a week, usually more! We pass every restaurant for 15 miles to eat seafood at this family owned,...More

Thank Greg A
Reviewed 11 July 2017

I have eaten breakfast and lunch here often and the food is always home cooked good! There is a good variety on the menu.

Thank buka4mee
Reviewed 10 July 2017

The staff at this restaurant are locals with home town friendliness. Our waitress, (Leah...hope this is how she spells her name), was very friendly, courteous, and just plain nice. The food was good, I had the fried seafood platter because I wanted the friend oysters...More

Thank Joe25403
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Food was very good and portions were generous. Service was good. A.C. was not working very good so it was warm in the restaurant. Also the beer was not very cold.

Thank Ernest B
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

It took thirty minutes from time we ordered to get our meal, it wasn't busy enough to warrant that. I got chips and salsa with a salad which all tasted good. Hubby got shrimp sandwhich that he liked but he asked for tartar sauce three...More

Thank kecompel
Reviewed 3 July 2017

My wife and I had tickets for The Lost Colony and wanted to have a meal before we attended. We had seen Darrell's early in the day and commented about the items on the billboard out front. I chose the grilled shrimp and crabcakes. I...More

1  Thank Ken H
Reviewed 26 June 2017

Very good breakfast. Was not planning on eating here, but was very pleased with the food. Good food and friendly service.

Thank screamingscott78
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$21
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 521 Hwy 64/264, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Roanoke Island  >  Manteo
  • Phone Number: +1 252-473-5366
Darrell’s is a family-style seafood restaurant that’s been a favorite on Roanoke Island since 1960. Seafood is the definite specialty; the fried oysters are widely touted as the best anywhere, served with the traditional fixings of cole slaw, french fries and hush puppies. Locals know that Darrell’s does seafood right. Land food, children’s fare and light eaters’ dishes are also available. Darrell’s is now serving the best BBQ and BBQ Ribs fresh off an all narural wood fired smoker. Helpings are heaping and desserts are delicious, if you have room. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served Monday-Saturday and breakfast and lunch on Sunday’s.
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