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Walnut Island Motel & Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Bar, Seafood, Pub
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169 Walnut Island Blvd, Grandy, NC 27939-9794
+1 252-453-2261
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Churchville, Virginia
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102 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2016

We ordered the $28 seafood platter and split it. Lots of food. The fish, oysters and shrimp were good as expected. The hushpuppys were outstanding! Now come the crab cakes [2] pan fried and over done. Crab has a delicate flavor to start with but this had way way too much salt - it had so much we could not... More 

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Elizabeth City, North Carolina
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83 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2016

The food was fairly basic, lots of it. Don't know that I would go back though. It is on the water, so in summer it may be nice to sit out and eat.

Thank solarrichard
Williamsport, Maryland
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2015

This was not a planned stop, it was getting late, we were hungry and ready to rest. Found on trip advisor, called, and was helped by a very friendly person. Arrived and checked in at the restaurant, the food smelled great. We were given a choice of theme rooms and chose the New Orleans, Mardi Gras. The room was small,... More 

Thank Susan H
Currituck, North Carolina
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 August 2015

this is a OBX hidden treasure! Its off the beaten path...quiet, secluded! Great views and wonderful folks who work there!

Thank jt w
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 July 2015

She crab soup was excellent!!! The burgers were quite tasty. The atmosphere was casual. The service was friendly and efficient.

Thank Lexi1996
Snow Hill, Maryland
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53 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2015

We have come to this restaurant for many years on our way to the Outer Banks.This year we were so fortunate to meet the owner on the deck and enjoy a few moments of good conversation. As usual we had the Grouper- always delicious and cooked to perfection. We will be back!!

Thank Kathy W
Chesapeake, Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2015

An enjoyable experience at Barry's! My wife and I decided to take a quick vacation south for Valentines Day this past weekend and were pleasantly surprised to find Barry's a most hospitable destination. The restaurant served a special that included delicious Prime Rib with service that was top notch with friendly faces everywhere. A band showed up later in the... More 

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Birmingham, AL
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270 reviews
180 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2014

It was pouring rain when our GPS directed us to this motel/restaurant. Check-in was easy & the rates were fair - total for 1 night was $85.25. The restaurant looks like a biker bar on the left end of the building. The motel units extend out from the right. It's old but well maintained but minimal in updates. There's a... More 

Thank Judy19
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2014

We had the pleasant surprise of finding Barry Nelms' Walnut Island Restaurant on our way home from the Outer Banks of NC! We had eaten there almost 15 yrs ago before moving to Florida and we were hoping that he still had the restaurant going. YES!!! The food was excellent, the hosts (Barry & Donna Nelms) perfect and the view... More 

Thank Kathe T
Warminster, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2014 via mobile

Never again!! The food was mediocre the steak was doused with Montreal steak seasoning, the BBQ was a mouthful of vinegar. Now let's talk about the room 12x12 over priced, vomit stains on the floor, bed sank all the way to the floor and NO security lock. No batteries for the remote and since the restaurant bar was closed we... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 169 Walnut Island Blvd, Grandy, NC 27939-9794
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Grandy
  • Phone Number: +1 252-453-2261

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?