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Blue Moon Beach Grill

4104 S Virginia Dare Trl # 16, Nags Head, NC 27959-9282
+1 252-261-2583
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Overview
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Open Now
11:30 - 21:00All hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Seafood, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
4104 S Virginia Dare Trl # 16, Nags Head, NC 27959-9282
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My husband and I went here for lunch. It's a small unassuming place in an otherwise closed up shopping strip. Don't let that deter you. The food here is excellent. We started with the fried green tomatoes with grilled shrimp. The grilled shrimp were very...More

Thank K-M_LoveTraveling
Reviewed 2 days ago

Blue Moon is always our favorite go to for weeknight dinner. We love the mahi BLT. The atmosphere is great and the wait staff and bartenders are all friendly and attentive. Weekends are a little crazy so plan on an extended wait, but you won't...More

Thank Nelene G
Will S, Owner at Blue Moon Beach Grill, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks Nelene G, you are a breath of fresh air after that last review. I am glad to hear you enjoyed our Mahi Mahi BLT and you appreciated our humble digs. Thanks for the recommendation and safe travels back to your home in Virginia. Cheers...More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Good food, but as an Emerald Isle boy, I know there's better seafood. The food was ok, but geez, the wait was way too long for how meh the food was. You'd expect the most phenomenal food when you have a 2 hr wait with...More

Thank Andrew M
Will S, Owner at Blue Moon Beach Grill, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Oh my Andrew M, I am so sorry you had to experience the culinary scene here on the Outer Banks. An "Emerald Isle boy" living in Northern Virginia is sure to be disappointed. I see your review of the #1 restaurant in Kitty Hawk was...More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Place is hard to get into without a wait. Well worth it. Did lunch and food was excellent. Shrimp not a burger was very tasty. Highly recommend

Thank Michael D
Will S, Owner at Blue Moon Beach Grill, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hey Michael D, thanks for waiting and for recommending us. I hope your vacation was filled with joy. The Outer Banks is a special place. We appreciate your business and we hope you be back again real soon. Cheers and bon appetit!!

Reviewed 2 days ago

Next time your in Nags Head, check out the Blue Moon Beach Grill. Go early if you can or expect at least a 45 minute wait. Well worth it! Food is delicious, try the Oysters Rockerfeller. The bouillabaise is superb!

Thank atmt
Will S, Owner at Blue Moon Beach Grill, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you atmt, I am happy to hear we did our job. Yes, there is often a wait during the high season. This is the case with most restaurants that have good food. We appreciate you nice review and your business. Cheers and bon appetit!!

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We came to this restaurant on a Friday evening around 5pm. It was very busy but we only waited 40 minutes. It goes by fast since they text message you when your table is ready and there are stores nearby . I ordered the crab...More

Thank sheridan1363
Will S, Owner at Blue Moon Beach Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Crab cakes are one of those controversial items. Everyone has the best receipe, there are regional likes and dislikes, and passion provides the backdrop for some dinners. Its good to hear that we satisfied your palate. Thanks for the kind words, and know that we...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

We try to make time to visit this restaurant every time we are in Nags Head and they never disappoint. Small in size so call ahead and plan to wait, but the food is worth waiting for. This time we had the Buffalo Shrimp as...More

Thank Cindy M
Will S, Owner at Blue Moon Beach Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

I am glad to hear you are a happy repeat customer. We appreciate your business and we hope we can continue to live up to your expectations. Cheers and bon appetit!

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I can see why this place is rated so high. The location doesn't do it justice. Cool atmosphere inside and the food was excellent! Prices are reasonable, especially for the quality. Food was fresh, good portion sizes, and well prepared. Will definitely good back!!!

Thank bbraden33
Will S, Owner at Blue Moon Beach Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hey bbraden33, yes, the strip mall exterior is a little salty. However, we love the location.......its home, AND, its in the center of downtown Nags Head. Thanks for your nice shout out. We look forward to your next visit. Cheers and bon appetit!!

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We love this place! Food is exceptional. Served hot and quickly. Suggestions by Oriana,our waitress were "right on". She was very efficient and knowledgeable of the food and types of beer. She really made the meal enjoyable. We could not have been more impressed. We...More

Thank pecks1
Will S, Owner at Blue Moon Beach Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Pecks1, thank you so much. Might I make a suggestion, why not a lunch and a dinner........we would love to see you for both, and you will be treated royaly. Oriana is an absolute gem, and I am sure she will appreciate your feedback. Cheers...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Love, love, love this place! Year after year, it never disappoints. Food is always sensational - both in preparation and presentation. I had the blackened rare tuna on their salad of the day and it was like butter! Probably THE BEST piece of tuna I've...More

Thank BostonBon
Will S, Owner at Blue Moon Beach Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Welcome home, Bostonbon, we love, love, love your review and we surely appreciate your business. Thank you very much. We hope your time spent on the Outer Banks was super, and we look forward to your return. Cheers and bon appetit!

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Jeanne G
Are reservations needed or suggested? How busy are you usually on the evening of Mothers Day?
14 May 2017|
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Response from Will S | Property representative |
We do not take reservations at Blue Moon. As with all restaurants with good food, we will be busy. Sister restaurant Blue Water does take reservations and may have a very few openings. Cheers and bon Appetite.....Happy... More
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James W
Do you have just fried fish (flounder,trout,ect) been coming to the outer banks for more than 65 years and its getting harder to find just fried sea food.Are you open this weekend?THANKS, DANNY
16 February 2017|
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Response from Will S | Property representative |
Our menu varies but we do have fried fish. We are open and look forward to you. Cheers and bon appetit!
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travelerDanville_va
do you have flourless chocolate cake ? Seems like I read a review that mentioned it, bu I don't see desserts on your on-line menu.
26 October 2016|
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Response from Will S | Property representative |
Our desserts are freshly baked daily. We don't always have the same offerings, however, the flourless cake often is offered. I can't guarantee it, but Ibcan guarantee what we have will be fresh. Cheers and bon appetit!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$29
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 21:00
Saturday
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4104 S Virginia Dare Trl # 16, Nags Head, NC 27959-9282
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Nags Head
  • Phone Number: +1 252-261-2583
Description
Blue Moon Beach Grill is located at MP 13 in sunny, downtown Nags Head. We are just down the road from Jockey's Ridge in Surfside Plaza. We are open 7 days a week from 11:30 AM till 9:00 PM. Our goal is to provide each customer with a "once in a blue moon" dining experience.
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