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Red Drum Taphouse

2412 S Virginia Dare Trl, Nags Head, NC 27959-9246
+1 252-480-1095
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“con queso” (11 reviews)
“seafood” (48 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 9:30 PMAll hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2412 S Virginia Dare Trl, Nags Head, NC 27959-9246
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Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

Outer Banks Locals and tourists alike know that the Red Drum is a real treasure. All of the seafood is delicious. They have the best fish and chips in NC, hands down. The salad with grilled salmon is perfect. My favorite is the Taphouse Tuna...More

Thank Robert G
Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

Their food was very good. I had Blackened Tuna Oscar, Mary Ellen had crab cakes, Anne had Blackened Tuna sandwich and the boys had Fried Flounder Fish and chips. It was their last night before they closed for the season. I was a little leery...More

Thank Russ F
Reviewed 19 November 2017

went there with friends for dinner. was excellent. crab cakes were great. shrimp and grits was the best I ever had. ever! all appys' were tasty. nice bar.

Thank njvacationer51
Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

Every trip to Outer Banks son in law and I must stop at Red Drum for their wings. Others enjoyed their fries and burgers. Always pleasant service

Thank Don R
Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

Rainy night out so went here. Super friendly service. Good food and drinks. I would go back here for sure.

Thank Upnorthtransplant1
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch mid week, interesting place love the atmosphere of the place. We ordered up appetizer and our main entrées. Our drinks drinks came out very fast. The shrimp con queso was a OK but it was more chips than the shrimp con...More

Thank Maridale2013
Reviewed 30 October 2017

On this trip I had the gamefish burrito, which was excellent. The fish and chips are good. This is always one of our go-to restaurants for lunch. The staff is always friendly, too.

Thank CatherineHW80
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Super friendly staff and a really nice menu. Great food and reasonably priced. Wait staff really knew the menu and the specials.

Thank antym2u
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

We ordered the nachos as an appetizer and and they did not disappoint. Very delicious except for me the salsa was a bit too sweet but would order again. They also fry their own nacho chips and not out of a bag. Loved the Hawaiian...More

Thank OBXKate
Reviewed 28 September 2017

We have been here several times. We have never had a bad meal. We had the shrimp con queso dip as an appetizer that was so good. This time I tried one of their specials, it was filet, with mashed potatoes & asparagus. Steak was...More

Thank bubby2six
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Angie S
24 July 2017|
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Response from sbroome2009 | Reviewed this property |
No I did not see any outdoor seating.
Susan D
24 June 2016|
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Response from Marc P | Reviewed this property |
I would call the restaurant, they know best what is in their food.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2412 S Virginia Dare Trl, Nags Head, NC 27959-9246
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Nags Head
  • Phone Number: +1 252-480-1095
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