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Fish Heads Bar & Grill

8901 S Old Oregon Inlet Rd, 18½ Mile Post, Nags Head, NC 27959-9306
+1 252-441-5740
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“fish head” (79 reviews)
“shrimp” (112 reviews)
“clam basket” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
8901 S Old Oregon Inlet Rd, 18½ Mile Post, Nags Head, NC 27959-9306
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Reviewed 3 September 2017

Stopped here several times,a the beginning of the pier.When it was hot outside a refreshing cold beer hit the spot.Mixed age crowd,but the service was excellent.During happy hour they have a shrimp special 20 for $3.00,peel and eat,a little small,but great to share as an...More

Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Dinner on the pier. Beautiful ocean views. Not a large menu, has good choices. Fairly priced. Good Carolina BBQ sandwhich.

Thank Melissa R
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

This place has good atmosphere. It's mostly outside, on the pier. Great view of the water. There was live music while we were there, and that was fun. Mostly families hanging out, relaxing. The menu was larger then I expected, but food was just mediocre....More

Thank Jen C
Reviewed 26 August 2017

I've been coming down to the OBX for about 20 years and Fish Heads has vaulted into my favorites right away while being brand new. While the food selection is fairly limited, the service/price/location is awesome. My girlfriend and I were down for one week...More

Thank JP2188
Reviewed 25 August 2017

If you enjoy sitting outside watching the waves roll in from the ocean, you will love Fish Heads. They have a great atmosphere and beautiful views from the pier. I love the shrimp taco's and they run specials daily on steamed shrimp. The staff are...More

Thank AnneVa50
Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

Great location on a fishing pier. Burger and dog were good. Great beer selection. Our new favorite lunch spot in Nags Head

Thank AndrewMTurner
Reviewed 25 August 2017

They have steamed shrimp from 4:00 to 6:00 for like 16 cents a piece. The shrimp were delicious. They had music. It was a happening place. We were just here for Happy Hour. We had a great waitress. We would definitely go here again.

Thank Beachlvrgrl
Reviewed 23 August 2017

My wife and I had a fantastic lunch with a fabulous view of the ocean. the ocean breeze kept us cool even though the temps were in the 90's. The shrimp basket and fish tacos were delicious and hit the spot. The shrimp and fish...More

Thank K155DSrichardk
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is a diamond in the rough. The exterior looks like an old fishing pier, but inside is a fun, festive, beachy vibe and REALLY great food. I had the crab cake sandwich and it was fabulous. The French fries were absolutely scrumptious. The...More

Thank Sandra M
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

The food was excellent (I had the fish sandwich, husband had BBQ, granddaughter even ate all her grilled cheese sandwich). Wait staff was busy, and it was very windy and threatening rain, so they were taking down the umbrellas. But the guy let us sit...More

Thank Ellen C
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Danielle L
2 July 2017|
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Response from needlewings1 | Reviewed this property |
No, I don't believe you can. They are allowed on the beach though and there is a picnic table on the right before you walk into Fish Heads that people have gotten carry out and sat and ate with their dogs there.
Sally G
30 June 2017|
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Response from icepic67 | Reviewed this property |
I am unsure although it probably would a gr8 spot to see them up and Down the beach!
John S
4 June 2017|
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Response from Janejim37 | Reviewed this property |
Open for breakfast lunch and dinner!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8901 S Old Oregon Inlet Rd, 18½ Mile Post, Nags Head, NC 27959-9306
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Nags Head
  • Phone Number: +1 252-441-5740
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New this season! Brand new Bar & Grill on the Outer Banks Fishing Pier.It offers appetizers, sandwiches, baskets, soft drinks, beer, etc right on the Atlantic Ocean fishing pier. I have photos.
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