The North Carolina Coast Restaurants

Owens' Restaurant

  • 7114 S. Virginia Dare Trail (U.S. 158, MM 16.5) Map It
  • Nags Head
  • Seafood

Published 07/23/2015

Fodor's Review

Family owned since 1946, this restaurant, housed in a replica of an early-19th-century Outer Banks lifesaving station, is more like a museum: classic clapboard construction, pine paneling, and filled with maritime artifacts. Stick with fresh-off-the-boat local seafood or prime beef. Miss O's traditional crab cakes are popular, as is filet mignon topped with lump crabmeat and asparagus with béarnaise sauce. Pecan-encrusted sea scallops are plump and tender. The 14-layer chocolate cake is another longstanding favorite. In summer, arrive early and expect to wait. The brass-and-glass Station Keeper's Lounge has entertainment Friday and Saturday nights in summer and early fall.

Restaurant Information

Address:

7114 S. Virginia Dare Trail (U.S. 158, MM 16.5), Nags Head, North Carolina, 27959, United States

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Phone:

252-441–7309

Restaurant Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Closed Jan.–early March. No lunch
  • Reservations not accepted

Published 07/23/2015

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