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Owens' Restaurant

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Milepost 16 1/2, Beach Rd, 7114 South Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head, NC 27959-9126
+1 252-441-7309
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17:00 - 21:00
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Bowie, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

When we were younger and took our children on vacation in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, we tended to eat in and hit the "family friendly" places most often. Now that we are empty-nesters, we can dine in some more upscale locations. There are none finer in the Outer Banks than Owens' Restaurant. We were in town for the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went to Owens for Taste of the Beach. It was an amazing offering - choice of 2 appetizers (lobster bisque or lobster stack), salad and choice of 2 entrees (seafood pasta and lobster tail/filet) and a sherbet dessert. Wine was priced at 50% off on a bottle. Everything we had was excellent. Our server, Tammie, provided impeccable service. One... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We were here for a family birthday. Terrific service and delicious food. The piano bar upstairs is worth a stop, too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I went here on a moments notice in late March. Great food and friendly service. Dessert tray to die for.

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Suffolk, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I were in the Outer Banks for our 30th Wedding Anniversary. We found Owens restaurant through Trip Advisor and our celebration dinner couldn't have been at a better place or atmosphere. We both agreed that our server provided the best the service we have ever received in any restaurant. The food was superb and the atmosphere was... More 

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hertford
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were fortunate enough to arrive two days after Owens re-opened for the season. Owens is "fine dining" at the beach. Lovely ambiance and wonderful food. Our server couldn't have been more helpful. A place for adults rather than for families with small children in our estimation.

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Chatsworth, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

This place was wonderful. We went during Christmas and they were fully decorated for the season. It has an old house feel and the food was absolutely perfect. Everything was delicious.

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Meadville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

If you are looking for a place that offers a warm cozy atmosphere with fine dining, Owens has it all. The food is excellent, the service supreme. I make this one of my go-to places to dine every year during my stay on the Outer Banks.

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Lewes, Delaware
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

fine dining with a beach flair,excellent food , service with a smile ,comfortable,wonderful choice of fare.

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Salisbury, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

I have been to Owen's a few times. They have an amazing menu and excellent food! Well worth the price!!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 40
Cuisine
American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Drinks, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Private Dining, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
17:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
17:00 - 21:00
Saturday
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Milepost 16 1/2, Beach Rd, 7114 South Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head, NC 27959-9126
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Nags Head
  • Phone Number: +1 252-441-7309
Description
Since 1946, four generations of locals and visitors have experienced the famous food and hospitality of the Owens and Shannon families.We are celebrating 69 years in business, in the same location, making us the oldest restaurant in the state of North Carolina! Owens Restaurant serves classic Southern coastal cuisine. We specialize in fresh and local seafood from North Carolina waters, exceptional Prime Western beef, and flavorful pastas. Our customers marvel at our collection of museum quality artifacts dedicated to the maritime history of the Outer Banks. Come see us for delicious food, exceptional service and warm Southern hospitality!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?