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Darrell's Restaurant

521 Hwy 64/264, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954
+1 252-473-5366
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good31%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (72 reviews)
“hush puppies” (25 reviews)
“flounder” (26 reviews)
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American, Seafood
$$ - $$$
521 Hwy 64/264, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954
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Reviewed yesterday

The food was good. There were 8 in our party and everyone enjoyed what they ordered. The staff was very friendly. We were put at a table near a door to the kitchen when someone in the kitchen started cleaning with bleach and the smell...More

Thank sdg66
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We stopped here for dinner on our way to see The Lost Colony. We did not have a wait and our food came promptly. Hushpuppies were a tasty treat! Clams, corn on the cob, and fish sandwich were very good, as was the iced tea....More

Thank S J
Reviewed 5 days ago

The food was excellent at Darrells Seafood Restaurant. My husband had the flounder. I had the pulled pork, the best I have eaten in North Carolina. The service was fast. We highly recommend Darrells Seafood Restaurant.

Thank guest3773
Reviewed 5 days ago

Early dinner before the play, hit a shift change so the service started slow but picked up later. Flounder and soft crab specials were fresh and very tasty. The squash medley was very good as well as the hush puppies and iced tea.

Thank JPW97
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You are sure to get a good family style meal here. We had a party of 7. Three of us had scallops and they were among the best we ever ate. Two other people had flounder and they also said it was great. This restaurant...More

Thank Cindy L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We made one of our bi-annual visits to Darrell's on our way to the Outer Banks and it was the same as always; delicious, scrumptious, and fast! We love it here so it is always our very first stop. I have ordered a few dishes...More

1  Thank dsrbubba
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

they make mighty good barbaque, and they have delicious hush puppies. all their vegtables are really good. i like the potatoe salad. they have excellent food. this place is highly recommended.

Thank Kris W
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Darrell's has improved since we first tried it about 15 years ago... still pretty much the same menu--but better quality, nice presentations -- and HUGE portions -- you definitely get your money's worth. Friendly service, very good collards and pickled beets -- nothing fancy, but...More

Thank steve j
Reviewed 7 May 2017

It's hard to stand out among the crowd of seafood restaurant's on the Outer Banks, but Darrel's does. Good food, decent prices. Not fancy, but satisfying.

Reviewed 7 May 2017

My husband and I ate here during our annual trip to the outer banks after leaving the aquarium. The service was friendly, prompt and attentive. The atmosphere was your typical BBQ place. The food was okay.

Thank Trudy S
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What time do they stop serving the lunch menu?
14 September 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$21
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 20:30
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 521 Hwy 64/264, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Roanoke Island  >  Manteo
  • Phone Number: +1 252-473-5366
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Darrell’s is a family-style seafood restaurant that’s been a favorite on Roanoke Island since 1960. Seafood is the definite specialty; the fried oysters are widely touted as the best anywhere, served with the traditional fixings of cole slaw, french fries and hush puppies. Locals know that Darrell’s does seafood right. Land food, children’s fare and light eaters’ dishes are also available. Darrell’s is now serving the best BBQ and BBQ Ribs fresh off an all narural wood fired smoker. Helpings are heaping and desserts are delicious, if you have room. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served Monday-Saturday and breakfast and lunch on Sunday’s.
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