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Blue Moon Beach Grill

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American, Bar, Seafood, Grill
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4104 S Virginia Dare Trl # 16, Nags Head, NC 27959-9282
+1 252-261-2583
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11:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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ARVADA
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52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Some of the best food we ate in North Carolina was at blue Moon Beach Grill. Atmosphere is cozy and smallish. Food and drinks delicious. Seafood prepared and cooked well. We loved the staff as well. Had my first fried green tomato and it was really tasty.

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Thank M O
Will S, Owner at Blue Moon Beach Grill, responded to this review

Hey M O...........thanks for the 5 star shout out. I hope you are hooked.......hooked on Blue Moon, and hooked on fried green tomatoes. In my humble opinion they are delightful. North Carolina is a big state and we are just a "speck" in the sand, so saying we were "some of the best food you ate in North Carolina" was... More 

Hatfield, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were just visiting briefly and this was recommended to us for a good place for seafood. Good place was an understatement, the octopus fritters and the calamari were the best that I have ever had!

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Thank pioneervalleychins
Will S, Owner at Blue Moon Beach Grill, responded to this review

Yes pioneervaleychins, we do have an emphasis on fresh seafood........with an emphasis on FRESH! Our octopus fritters were a hit, and our unique calamari is always popular. We appreciate your endorsement. You erred by having a "brief visit"........come on back and enjoy our great sandbar. Cheers and bon appetit!! More 

Roanoke, Virginia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is our favorite in Nags Head. Absolutely delicious food with lots of options. You can't go wrong with the special, no matter what it is. Wait area in the summer is outside with a singer or small band, so you don't mind the wait.

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1 Thank CJHartman
Will S, Owner at Blue Moon Beach Grill, responded to this review

CJHartman, I am delighted you found us as the best dinner on the beach. Please know that we sincerely appreciate your business. Cheers and bon appetit!! More 

Virginia
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I have stayed at Nags Head in January the past two years, and Blue Moon is, hands down, the best restaurant open in the off-season. Outstanding food and service. Drink menu includes interesting cocktails, decent wine list, and good selection of craft beers. Entrees are delicious: well prepared, flavorful, and generous portions. Fish and chips, which are... More 

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Thank Akm2r
Will S, Owner at Blue Moon Beach Grill, responded to this review

Thanks for your nice review Akm2r, we appreciate your endorsement and your business. I would suggest that we are equally excellent during the high season. Being open in the winter months is challenging. We do it because if we are going to be known as a "locals" restaurant, we have to be there for the locals. Folding our tent and... More 

Flagstaff
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant was recommended by our hotel for lunch and we were not disappointed. Touched in a short strip mall just off the main road it is easy to spot and plenty of parking. We were seated immediately even though it was pretty full, we were immediately approached for our drink order by a very attentive waitress. We placed or... More 

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Thank Jim B
Will S, Owner at Blue Moon Beach Grill, responded to this review

Hey Jim B, I am delighted to hear you were not disappointed and thought we were as good as described. Please know that we appreciate your business and hope that you have enjoyed your town on our sandbar. Cheers and bon appetit!! More 

Charleston, West Virginia
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I were on trip down outer bank's enjoying some down time after busy but Blessed Christmas eve / Christmas day celibrations. As usual I checked trip advisor for place get some good seafood. Trip Advisor never fails food was excellent and service second to none.

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Thank terry h
Will S, Owner at Blue Moon Beach Grill, responded to this review

So Terry H, help me with this. You say are food was excellent and the service was second to none, but you give us a two star review. Where did the disconnect occur? I am glad you loved the food and service but I got to tell you........your two star review is a heck of a way to show us... More 

Davidson, North Carolina
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Many stores and a few of the restaurants are closed off season in the Nags Head area...more are closed as you proceed North toward Duck and Currituck. This restaurant (open all year) provided great food and super friendly service. We went for dinner but so many of the appetizers looked good we opted to go that route. The mussels and... More 

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Thank david38066
Will S, Owner at Blue Moon Beach Grill, responded to this review

Hey david38066, I love gravy on my fries too. I am glad we were able to make that happen for you. I am also glad you found our appetizers to be worthy. Please know I appreciate your business and our entire staff wishes you a great 2017. Cheers and bon appetit! More 

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60 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My son had his favorite, the fried oysters and for the first time in his life left half a plate of food. I got the portabella mushroom sandwich. Food was just ok, my Margarita had little to no tequila and there was a child sitting at the bar. Not at all what we expected from the reviews. Maybe they were... More 

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Thank APN0006
Will S, Owner at Blue Moon Beach Grill, responded to this review

So what was wrong with the oysters? On busy days we go through 5 or 6 gallons of oysters and rarely, if ever, hear complaints. Our Margaritas are precisely measured and your assessment of tequila content is not reality. Occasionally a family with a child will sit at the bar. This is permissible in NC and an individual parenting decision.... More 

Cedarville, Ohio
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65 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Restaurant is located in a small strip center. I enjoy the fish tacos and The Blue Moon does them just right while my wife enjoys their bleu cheese burger. It is a relaxed atmosphere, can get a little noisy and there can be a wait. It definitely is still worth the stop and enjoy. Thanks Therese M. for the... More 

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Thank thistlehill
Will S, Owner at Blue Moon Beach Grill, responded to this review

Hey thistlehill, thanks for the nice review. We appreciate your business and I am glad you enjoyed the Blue Moon. I will pass your compliment on to Therese. We appreciate acknowledging a good employee's performance. Cheers and bon appetit! More 

Memphis, Tennessee
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69 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Yum. We were here on a busy winter day but only had to wait about 5 minutes. Our server was energetic and perky, and she made great recommendations. The blue cheese and crab soup of the day was fantastic, as was the fish of the day and the shrimp and grits. The food came out quickly, and it came out... More 

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Thank memphis_momofyr
Will S, Owner at Blue Moon Beach Grill, responded to this review

As a business owner, what more can I ask for other than, "Great service, good food, and welcoming staff!"? That is an owner's dream. Please know that I appreciate your business and your nice review. Cheers and bon appetit! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 29
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Grill
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 21:00
Saturday
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4104 S Virginia Dare Trl # 16, Nags Head, NC 27959-9282
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Nags Head
  • Phone Number: +1 252-261-2583
Description
Blue Moon Beach Grill is located at MP 13 in sunny, downtown Nags Head. We are just down the road from Jockey's Ridge in Surfside Plaza. We are open 7 days a week from 11:30 AM till 9:00 PM. Our goal is to provide each customer with a "once in a blue moon" dining experience.

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