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Sam & Omie's Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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7228 S Virginia Dare Trl, Nags Head, NC 27959-9128
+1 252-441-7366
07:00 - 22:00
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Sun 07:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2015

Always crowded even in the off-season and for good reason. The atmosphere is casual, the staff are very good and the food is excellent. We have our lunch there every visit to Nags Head and that is a tradition that will continue.

Thank John N
Huntsville, Ohio
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2015 via mobile

This restaurant is a classic and the food is never a disappointment. We found this place by asking local residents where their favorite restaurant was. It has never been a disappointment .

Thank DonNB1
Cleveland, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2015

This is not a fancy place, but the food was decent and the service we received was good. We did decide to sit at the bar and eat rather than wait for a table, and that was a good decision. The bartender was very attentive to our needs, put in our order quickly, and paid attention to our drink refills.... More 

Thank travelermom
charlottesville, VA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2015

I've been going to Sam & Omies for 35 years. It's always my first dinner out when I get to the OBX. Fried oysters and Hatteras chowder. Both excellent. My wife almost always gets their marinated tuna sandwich also excellent. Good service. Prices are getting a little too high to go there all of the time

Thank halcho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2015

I ate breakfast...ham and cheese bagel..here. They were packed and still had time to be kind to each table. The biscuits were a hit. I heard dinners are great and they have the best cornbread!

1 Thank Jennifer C
Herndon, Virginia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015

Sam & Omie's is a Nags Head institution - with good reason: It always delivers. Great comfort food served in a down home, no frills atmosphere. A great mixer of locals and vacationers. Everyone is happy. Be ready for a wait but if you like food like mom used to make, the wait is worth it!

Thank DBTurner
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

Great local breakfast place that has a great warmth and atmosphere. But, what kept us coming back was the sausage gravy. Probably the best we've ever had...and we've tried A LOT. The gravy is great on everything. There were four of us so we were able to try a few different things, all were tasty: French Toast, Fishcakes, pancakes, ham... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

We stopped in her because there wer a lot of local vehicles there on a Saturday afternoon. The smell of fried food hits you as soon as you walk in the door. The service was prompt and friendly. Crabs cakes were good but not great. Tuna steak ordered rare to medium rare came out over cooked but had decent flavor.

Thank mrkpaint
Ruckersville, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2015

Shrimp Chowder is excellent, had never had it before and wish I got a bowl instead of a cup. BBQ also very good. Staff was on top of when glasses were empty they were there filling them

Thank sandyfoot1
Lancaster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2015 via mobile

I had coconut breaded shrimp and almost canceled my entree to get two more orders of this appetizer. But glad I didn't. The scallop cake sandwich was delicious also. And the heath bar cake for dessert is as good a desert as you can get. Our service was fast and the people were friendly. Worth the drive.

Thank Greg S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Seafood, Soups
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7228 S Virginia Dare Trl, Nags Head, NC 27959-9128
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Nags Head
  • Phone Number: +1 252-441-7366

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