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American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
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Reviewed 25 August 2022 via mobile

My family and I are in Nags Head NC. We had just come back from the horse tour and needed somewhere to eat. We stopped at the Red Drum and Taphouse for dinner. From the moment we got in the service was great. We had...an excellent waitress, Bella. The food was the best, the portions were big and the food tasted perfect. Our tuna was cooked perfectly. We only had a few of us for dinner but I will be recommending it to the rest of them as well as anyone who reads this.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 22 August 2022 via mobile

Solid place that was not too busy. Food and service were excellent. Was heading to Tortuga Lies and the wait was 1.5 hours so we decided to give Red Drum a try and I am glad we did! We sat outside and enjoyed some wine...and fresh seafood. Kiddos enjoyed it as well.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 17 July 2022 via mobile

We visited a few years back and had an outstanding meal. Went in for lunch after a fishing charter and was blown away. I had the Blackened Tuna Reuben sandwich. It was absolutely awesome. We also enjoyed joyed the Calamari appetizer. We will definitely be...back this fall!More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 3 July 2022 via mobile

Great food and fun environment. The blackened tuna was awesome. Staff is very friendly and there is a fun vibe. They have a great selection of beer on tap.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 29 June 2022

The food is always good here especially the tuna reuben and the service was also good! We enjoyed our visit.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 24 June 2022 via mobile

Great food and pleasant service. Had no wait for a table of four which was even better. The shrimp and quesadillas were fantastic. We will definitely come back.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 6 June 2022

We were driving down the road and just happened to see this restaurant. Decided to give it a try. We did take out and it did not disappoint.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Julie S, Owner at Red Drum Taphouse, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2022

So glad you gave us a try! Thanks for your support!

Reviewed 4 June 2022 via mobile

I would highly recommend you give it a try, the best shrimp mac & cheese you’ve ever ate. All the food was really good and we enjoyed it.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Julie S, Owner at Red Drum Taphouse, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2022

So glad you enjoyed your meal! See you again soon!

Reviewed 1 June 2022

We tried the Red Drum because the menu looked good online. We were not disappointed. Our food was very good and the portions were just right. Our server, Clark, did a great job and made it a nice experience for us. The outside patio by...the beach road was just what we wanted. We loved the place and will definitely visit again on future vacations.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Julie S, Owner at Red Drum Taphouse, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2022

We are so glad you enjoyed your experience. Clark appreciates the compliment! Looking forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 5 May 2022 via mobile

We utilized their take out since we have pets with us, but the food was so outstanding and stood up to the take out process. They gave generous portions. It's situated in a very cute area of Nags Head just a hop and a skip...from the beach. Would absolutely recommend them.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 21 March 2022

New owners did a great job keeping the Red Drum one of our favorite hangouts. Skylar worked hard as our waitress and the hostess Anita got us seated quickly. We'll be back!

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 3 September 2021

This is the 2nd year in a row that we've eaten here while on vacation at at OBX and the food is always consistently fresh and delicious! Service was fast and friendly even right at lunchtime. Smaller menu, but that is often a good indicator...that they use fresh, quality ingredients.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 3 September 2021 via mobile

You know it’s going to be good when there’s a mix of locals and tourists dining here on a Sunday night. Shrimp was perfectly cooked and not rubbery at all. Everything came out hot and crispy. Our waitress was amazing and super friendly! She had...great recommendations. The Kill Devil Punch was strong and not too sweet. And the raspberry cheesecake was amazing! Definitely recommend stopping here!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 29 July 2021

My husband and I visited tonight . The atmosphere is great. The staff is friendly and attentive. We had a delicious dinner and the best waitress. We will definitely be back again.

Date of visit: July 2021
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Reviewed 16 July 2021 via mobile

Waited about 45 minutes to be seated but they have a bar with craft and domestic beer and pool table and fooz ball table. Waitress was very prompt and friendly. Appetizers were delicious and the food was great. Locally owned. Highly recommend it

Date of visit: July 2021
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I would call the restaurant, they know best what is in their food.
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Yes, Red Drum Taphouse offers takeaway services.

Red Drum Taphouse is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4