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Owens' Restaurant

Milepost 16 1/2, Beach Rd, 7114 South Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head, NC 27959-9126
+1 252-441-7309
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Overview
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good18%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“seafood” (144 reviews)
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Milepost 16 1/2, Beach Rd, 7114 South Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head, NC 27959-9126
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Reviewed 10 November 2015

After a couple of demanding months and having to cancel a vacation in Vegas, needed to take a long weekend and recharge my mental batteries. Ended up going to the Outer Banks. Granted I'm a North Carolinian by birth, I have never been to the...More

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owensnagshead, Manager at Owens' Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2015

Thank you for your review and for dining with us at Owens. We are happy to hear you enjoyed our Three Course Dinner during Restaurant Week. It is a great value and glad you enjoyed it. Best wishes and hope you will return to see...More

Reviewed 5 November 2015

This restaurant is by far the best in Nags Head, Kill Devil Hills and, Kitty Hawk. Owens is a must stop for me and if I'm in OBX 5 nights I'd eat there every night. The food is excellent, the staff is great. The seafood...More

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owensnagshead, Manager at Owens' Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2015

Thank you so very much John for your support and you wonderfully kind review! We wish you all the best and look forward to your return to Owens. Please stop by the front desk to say hello as we would love to meet you and...More

Reviewed 2 November 2015

If you want a sunset view go elsewhere...but you will be passing up a wonderful culinary experience! Our party recently enjoyed the scallops wrapped in bacon, lobster bisque, shared salads, seafood Norfolk, Hatteras Combo & the Maine event. I passed on the Maine event-a whole...More

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owensnagshead, Manager at Owens' Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2015

Thank you so much for you super kind review! We are happy you enjoyed your evening at Owens! Our half-off bottle wine night on Thursdays has been very popular and we are glad you liked it! We appreciate your support and look forward to your...More

Reviewed 31 October 2015 via mobile

From arrival to leaving the staff were welcoming, helpful and knowledgeable about the available menu. Good selection of wines and beers and the best till last.... Food, glorious food. Nicely presented, not to much fuss on your plate but the standard of food was outstanding....More

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owensnagshead, Manager at Owens' Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2015

Thank you very much! We appreciate your support of Owens and your review on Tripadvisor. Best wishes and hope you will come see us again soon!

Reviewed 20 October 2015

Owens' knows what they are doing and they have been doing it right for a long time. Don't come here to find the latest food fad. Come to Owens for good food served right. I like the Crab Remick. There is something on the menu...More

Thank Thomas S
owensnagshead, Manager at Owens' Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2015

Thank you so much Robert. We appreciate your review and your support of us at Owens. Best wishes and hope you will return to Owens soon.

Reviewed 19 October 2015

Food is Wonderful!! Service is Great!!! Little pricey, but well worth it!!! A must to add to the to do list!!!

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owensnagshead, Manager at Owens' Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2015

Thank you so much Robert. We appreciate your review and your support of us at Owens. Best wishes and hope you will return to Owens soon.

Reviewed 19 October 2015

Food great, just a little pricey. the cheese and crackers before the meal are an excellent starter. A must try Restaurant.

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owensnagshead, Manager at Owens' Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2015

Thanks so much Chicawaman! We appreciate your support and your review greatly and look forward to your next visit to Owens!

Reviewed 18 October 2015

We went to dinner here for our anniversary. my husband called in advance and spoke with staff about wanting it to be special, he was having flowers delivered and would like a special table with the flowers at the table before we arrived. everyone was...More

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owensnagshead, Manager at Owens' Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2015

Thank you Chris for your kind Tripadvisor review. We are so heappy to hear you enjoyed your evening at Owens. Happy anniversary and we hope you have many more!

Reviewed 16 October 2015

Owens is an experience. The restaurant decor is old fashioned, but who cares. It is comfortable with a low noise level, even when packed. The service and quality of food are fantastic. Our waitress was among one of the best. My lobster dinner was succulent,...More

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owensnagshead, Manager at Owens' Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2015

We sure do appreciate your kind Tripadvisor review and your continued support of us at Owens! We look forward to seeing you the next time you are in Nags Head!

Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

Owens is a very old and established place in OBX. Our server was adorable and attentive, never losing his cool over the fussiness of 5 senior ladies. Ambiance is old ship and nautical feel. Food was delicious and fresh. Probably the best restaurant we ate...More

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owensnagshead, Manager at Owens' Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2015

Thanks so much Kathy! We thank you and hope you will come see us again soon!

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mjobSebring_FL
18 May 2017|
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Response from owensnagshead | Property representative |
Yes our menu is the same upstairs as downstairs with plenty of appetizers and small plates to choose from. Thank you for inquiring and we hope to see you soon!
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Bobbie H
10 April 2017|
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Response from owensnagshead | Property representative |
Yes we are open on Easter. We have an Easter Brunch Buffet from 11am-2:30pm and serve dinner from our menu with specials. Thank you for inquiring!
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ALAN M
20 February 2017|
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Response from owensnagshead | Property representative |
Hi Alan! We will reopen on Friday, March 10th for our 71st season! Please come see us then and we thank you!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 40
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
Romantic, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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
  • E-mail
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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