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The North Carolina Coast Restaurants

Owens' Restaurant

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

Updated 10/22/2014

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

Updated 10/22/2014

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May 14, 2008

We Always Go Back

My husband and I always make sure we have dinner at Owens at least once during our stay in the Outer Banks. We introduced friends to the place and they loved it just as much as we do!

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