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“Family overall pleased with dinner”
Review of Tale of The Whale

Tale of The Whale
Ranked #8 of 91 Restaurants in Nags Head
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$18 - US$40
Cuisines: Seafood
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Groups, View, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Family owned and operated for 38 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!
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a nice dinner with a variety of steaks and seafood. Overall a good place to dine, atmosphere is great and waiters and waitresses professional and very responsive to you.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank MJ G
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Reviewed 6 November 2018

If you want fresh seafood dishes or beef or poultry, then this is the place for you. Try starting with the she crab soup. Probably the best you will ever have. Follow that with their fresh made pasta with the seafood white sauce or primivera. If you still have room, watch out for the dessert tray that comes around. I also recommend the seafood platters served with the fresh steamed veggies.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed 28 October 2018

We came here again a year later, mid/late October, as things are winding down for the season. They do an early bird special this time of year, meaning you get 20% off your bill if you are seated between 5-6. We arrived at 5 and were seated immediately, and the restaurant was full by 6 PM. We opted for the shrimp and grits and crab dip appetizers again, both of which are fantastic. The shrimp and grits is truly spectacular - rich flavors, seasoned grit cakes with a rich mushroom sauce and generous shrimp on top. I opted for this for my entree as well, where you got some delicious green beans and three grit cakes with numerous shrimp. Definitely a healthy portion! Service here is always top-notch, can't say enough good things. This will be a regular stop for each of our trips back for sure!

Date of visit: October 2018
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Thank cdkassotis
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Reviewed 27 October 2018

This restaurant is amazing. The location provides a beautiful view of the sound. The owners personally visit each table to see if there is anything we need. The waitstaff is attentive, knowledgeable, and delightful. In all of the many times we have enjoyed dinner here, we have never encountered anyone who was rude or unpleasant. The food is just delicious! They serve a hot loaf of homemade bread while you wait for dinner. There is a "Lighter Fare" option on many entrees, which is just the right amount of food for older people such as we are. They offer a substantial "early bird" discount. We hope to celebrate many more anniversaries at this unique, special place.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Brenda K
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Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

We are lucky to spend four weeks in Nags Head and during that time we have eaten at Tale of the Whale three times. Every time was a pleasant experience with delicious food, gorgeous views and excellent service.
We have had excellent fried clams, popcorn shrimp, and grilled Mahi Mahi. Salads and sides were good with exception of green beans which weren’t our favorite.
The staff from the front desk to the table service was pleasant, welcoming and professional.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank monavine
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