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Black Pelican Oceanfront Restaurant

3848 Virginia Dare Trl N, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949-4278
+1 252-261-3171
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good31%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“pizza” (231 reviews)
“seafood” (257 reviews)
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American, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3848 Virginia Dare Trl N, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949-4278
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Nothing to write home about. This restaurant will never be in the top 10 in Nags Head. However, our large party did have a good time. If you like breading make sure you order the calamari!

Thank JukeJointJimmy
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Restaurant is directly across from the beach. Try to get a table on the glassesd- in porch off season, or dine in the outdoor covered section during nice weather. The food and service are excellent and prices are reasonable for the area.

Thank tim0thymk
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had an enjoyable dinner here. We arrived at 5 PM (off season past Labor Day) and by the time we left, there was a 45 minute wait. My husband enjoyed his pizza and our friend had crab cakes that he said were "Okay." My...More

Thank Missshopper
Reviewed 1 week ago

2nd time here, just as amazing!! Good food, good atmosphere........will continue to eat here in coming years.

Thank donnagreiss
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took my grandsons and daughter here. We had great tasting food. Burgers and shrimp and crab cakes! They have a great little gift shop also that we made a purchase from.

Thank 04grandsons
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for a light lunch. Disappointed that they didn’t have clams on the menu but had something different that the waiter recommended, (Tuna) and is was really good. Prepared differently. Waiter was very attentive. We were seated close to a speaker in which the music...More

Thank SunshineF7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our lunch. Strong and tasty Tanqueray and tonic. Generous portion of fresh tuna salad. The mahi with black beans and guacamole was good, but the mahi portion seemed a bit skimpy. Service was fine, too.

Thank Daydream809308
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was good but the server had issues.She kept huffing when walking by like she was annoyed by something.This isn’t what guests should hear.Anytime we said thank you her response was always “yep”.It just seemed unprofessional

Thank Amber W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter brought her two Bichon doggies and I brought my GSD for an afternoon luncheon outing while we were visiting the OBX. It was so laid back and so enjoyable to have my dog with me while enjoying the ocean breezes and great food....More

Thank Lorraine7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was disappointed that we couldn’t get a window seat to see the beach but you couldn’t see past the dunes anyway. The service and dinner made up for it. We had a great meal and good service. We will dine there again! Portion sizes...More

Thank Erik K
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19 July 2017|
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Response from wowgirl3 | Reviewed this property |
Some of the tables do.
18 May 2017|
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Response from Debbie K | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, walk in not a long wait
3 April 2016|
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Response from cherryripe | Reviewed this property |
There are handicapped spaces and a ramp. Be careful as you navigate the restaurant, though.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3848 Virginia Dare Trl N, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949-4278
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Kitty Hawk
  • Phone Number: +1 252-261-3171
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