The North Carolina Coast Restaurants


Owens' Restaurant

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Owens' Restaurant Review

This family-owned restaurant, in business since 1946, is housed in a replica of a lifesaving station like those found on the Outer Banks in the early 19th century. The classic clapboard building has pine paneling and is filled with maritime artifacts. Stick with fresh-off-the-boat local seafood or prime beef; the kitchen staff excels at both. Miss O's crab cakes are ever 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 delicious. 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 Details

  • Reservations not accepted.
  • Credit cards accepted.
  • Closed Jan.-early March. No lunch.
Updated: 10-06-2012

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    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!

    by JeriBauman, 5/14/08

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