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Black Pelican Oceanfront Restaurant

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3848 Virginia Dare Trl N, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949-4278
+1 252-261-3171
11:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Great Falls, Virginia
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Ate there three times for lunch - food and service were great each time. For a seafood place, they have excellent pizza.

Thank MikeTC42
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband had the special of Fried Chicken which he enjoyed. I had a salad to which I added chicken salad. Both were good, not anything to rave about.

Thank Wendy K
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45 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Loved this place. There is a super fun shabby beach themed bar or a great restaurant to sit in. Views of the ocean while you eat. Beyond Great seafood! Also has pizza and healthy things- Great desserts! Loved it and would for sure go back.

Thank Ryanorser
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I dined here for our 25th anniversary. I tried Mahi for the first time and it was delicious. The restaurant was recommended by the staff at the hotel we stayed at. I will definitely be going back.

Thank moneytalka
North Carolina
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The tuna melt was soooo good! The burger was perfect! I highly recommend this restaurant. Also, the view was great watching the ocean while we ate.

Thank kjphillips
Ottawa, Canada
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I visited this seaside restaurant after a big day of travelling. It was late in the evening and we just wanted to quench our hunger. The seafood was tasty and the service was good but I'd like to have to opportunity to return as there was plenty on the menu I would have like to try.

Thank Nancy C
Deep Creek, MD
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Dinner was incredible (especially the tuna tartar app) and service was even better. It was just the 2 of us, which made for a nice romantic and unique dining experience at the beach. We will be back!

Thank raekramer
Central New York
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were a very large group this year with two extended families coming together to begin our week in the Outer Banks. Our server was attentive, remembered all the incidental requests and separated our checks without blinking an eye. We all ordered so many different things from the day's catch to the black and bleu burger to hand battered clam... More 

Thank Suzzi34
Denver, Colorado
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117 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

OK. Festive atmosphere. Very busy on a Saturday night. We had the crab cakes and they were good. The chowder was nothing to write home about.

Thank Judith L
Warrenton, Virginia, United States
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Black Pelican Restaurant is in an old life saving station. The atmosphere is nice but not great. We recommend the white seafood pizza which is a personal sizeand is quite good. Expect a long wait. Good marketing and a nice little gift shop. Don't have high expectations for the rest of the menu. Have pizza and beer and go... More 

Thank Harry M

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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
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3848 Virginia Dare Trl N, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949-4278
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Kitty Hawk
  • Phone Number: +1 252-261-3171

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