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Darrell's Restaurant

521 Hwy 64/264, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954
+1 252-473-5366
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible5%
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“hush puppies” (30 reviews)
“seafood” (82 reviews)
“flounder” (31 reviews)
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521 Hwy 64/264, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We were on our way to Cape Hatteras and stopped in Manteo (a quaint and pretty town) for breakfast. The menu is very comprehensive. I ordered poached eggs and they wouldn't make them so I settled on scrambled eggs. Not my first choice and puzzling...More

Thank Leslie O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in for diner and were not disappointed. Quick service and the food was even better. Everyone (including two picky kids) cleaned their plates. Will definitely make this a regular stop each year we visit the OBX.

Thank Evolver311
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Since we were staying at the Scarborough Inn across the street, we had breakfast every day at Darrell’s. Everything that my wife and I ordered was very tasty, portions on the large size, prices very reasonable and our servers, Leah on day 1 and Melissa...More

Thank Stucolco
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I recently vacationed in Manteo. The food at Darrell's was so good that we ate breakfast there three days in a row! Our waitress, Liz, provided excellent service. We highly recommend this restaurant. By the way, a nearby restaurant cost a lot...More

Thank JJJJJtraveler
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Breakfast was wonderful! Service was good.I had ham and eggs and pototoes. Came back for lunch. I had a steak quesacerida that was wonddrful.We tried their bque and liked it.It didnt need any extra sauce.Service was good.My daughter loved the collards but they need to...More

Thank hellams26
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A nice restaurant with a large variety of food to choose from on the menu. Large portions and good prices. We got the chicken strips and chicken livers. Both were really good with homemade side dishes.

Thank 333travelgal
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to eat at Darrell's after buying tickets for The Lost Colony. We were promptly seated. Stevie was very friendly and helpful. My husband and I both ordered the fish of the day, flounder. We received generous portions of the broiled fish. We also...More

Thank patyree510
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After a bit of a delay to get seated, I experienced good service and good seafood. I got the combination platter with huge portions of seafood and sides. You will not leave hungry.

Thank Jwfcort757
Reviewed 12 June 2018

Great unpretentious southern cooking. Fabulous soft shell crabs and all seafood. High quality cooking for a reasonable price.

Thank equick17sept
Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

While on vacation my family went to Darrell’s for dinner, the food and service were both good but everyone seemed to like the other location Darrell’s 2 better. But still a good spot to eat while in the area

Thank rwaters505
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31 December 2017|
Response from Ernest B | Reviewed this property |
I don't know. The times I have eaten there, I have been under impressed, but they still get good reviews.
14 September 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 21
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
7:00 AM - 8:30 PM
7:00 AM - 8:30 PM
7:00 AM - 8:30 PM
7:00 AM - 8:30 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
7:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 521 Hwy 64/264, Manteo, Roanoke Island, NC 27954
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Roanoke Island  >  Manteo
  • Phone Number: +1 252-473-5366
Darrell’s is a family-style seafood restaurant that’s been a favorite on Roanoke Island since 1960. Seafood is the definite specialty; the fried oysters are widely touted as the best anywhere, served with the traditional fixings of cole slaw, french fries and hush puppies. Locals know that Darrell’s does seafood right. Land food, children’s fare and light eaters’ dishes are also available. Darrell’s is now serving the best BBQ and BBQ Ribs fresh off an all narural wood fired smoker. Helpings are heaping and desserts are delicious, if you have room. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served Monday-Saturday and breakfast and lunch on Sunday’s.
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