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The Hungry Pelican

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205 Budleigh St, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954-9262
+1 252-473-9303
11:30 - 15:00
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Greenville, South Carolina
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358 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With most restaurants closed in February, we found The Hungry Pelican. We ordered at the front counter and our food was delivered to us. The food was good : the Chicken Philly sandwich was good and the basil tomato soup was excellent. The belt salad was reportedly very good also. The service was fast and friendly. The atmosphere is bright... More 

Thank ValGary2014
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

We stopped for a sandwich at the Hungry Pelican based on the recommendation of two shop owners in Manteo. It's a very casual, deli-style restaurant where you order at the counter before going to get a seat. We loved the Angry Bird and the BBQ Chicken sandwiches. Both came with chips and a pickle. It was a nice find, especially... More 

Thank Akm2r
Wheaton, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

We were visiting the area and my group was most interested in local diners and fast food restaurants. Thanks to TripAdvisor, I was able to locate the Hungry Pelican and order their Wheatberry Veggie sandwich. It was fantastic.

Thank Tim M
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

Manteo most things were closed on a Monday but this restaurant was fabulous small place with about ten tables usually full of locals. We had reuben with potato chips was great, turkey club with gouda cheese with a drink was about twenty dollars. You order from the cash a pay for it and they will bring to your table. Very... More 

Thank Mike W
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73 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The Hungry Pelican is a great place to eat for wonderful homemade soups, great sandwiches, and the largest fresh salads you can imagine. Good for tourists and locals.

Thank OBX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

A neat little place in a neat town. The food was fresh and tasty. We really enjoyed our lunch. Be sure to get some ice cream for dessert!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Great food! Good sides and great workers. Chipotle chicken, turkey Ruben and angry bird are my favorite.

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Cary, North Carolina
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197 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stopped by for ice cream after a day of biking Manteo. The owner waited on us. We both got a single scoop of 2 different flavors. What amazed us was that the ice cream was delicious and the serving size was huge and we paid just over $5 for both of us. I'm tired of paying... More 

Thank Pam C
Washington, DC
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

This sweet and sunny little place, tucked away in a little spot near Roanoke Island was a pleasant surprise! On our way to the annual Bluegrass Island bluegrass festival, we happened by The Hungry Pelican for a brunch/lunch stop. Once inside we were met by a pleasant young guy who took our order. We found a beautiful table in a... More 

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King George, Virginia, United States
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36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

They moved on me! (since I first ate there in 2013) They used to be closer to the water, where a similar restaurant named the Hungry Pirate is now stationed - so don't get them mixed up! Stop by the candy store (the Laughing Lollipop) on your way to or from to stock up on treats for the week. You... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 8
American, Delicatessen, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 205 Budleigh St, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954-9262
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Roanoke Island  >  Manteo
  • Phone Number: +1 252-473-9303
An owner operated deli in historic downtown Manteo. Great deli style sandwiches on baked to order rolls. Fresh cut salads, homemade dressings, house made side dishes and soups. Ice cream and desserts available also. Eat in or takeout. Outside seating is available, pets welcome there.

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