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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” (43 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 3 days ago 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 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 18 September 2017

The restaurant was very busy but the wait was short and comfortable. The service was excellent. Lots of happy faces at all the tables.

Thank cynwyman
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

We went after googling local restaurants, got there and realized it wasn't time for their dinner menu. We apologized, for leaving and said we would we back. So glad we did- the manager remembered us and thanked us for coming back. Best tuna I've had.......More

Thank TT201516
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

We have been coming to Red Drum for years and I am always trying Tuna elsewhere as it is my favorite, but I can say that the Tuna entree here is my favorite! Full of flavor and always moist (even though it was a little...More

Thank Troy G
Reviewed 10 September 2017

My hysband and I ate at the Red Drum Taphouse this evening and enjoyed a great meal. We both had the fish and chips (French fries). The fish was fresh, lightly battered, and well seasoned. Coleslaw was good and did not have a heavy mayo...More

Thank Barbara S
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Questions & Answers
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, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, 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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