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“Delicious Seafood”
Review of Owens' Restaurant

Owens' Restaurant
Ranked #10 of 91 Restaurants in Nags Head
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 15 - US$ 40
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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!
Reviewed 25 August 2017

During our recent vacation at the Outer Banks, upon a local friend's recommendation, we dined at Owens' Restaurant in Nags Head, North Carolina, on a Saturday night. We arrived when the restaurant opened, so even though our party was large, we did not have to wait. The seafood dinner entrees were delicious, with several members of our party selecting the pecan crusted scallops. I chose a creamy and delectable shrimp and clam linguini. The savory appetizers, calamari and catfish, also whetted our appetite, as did the cheese dip and crackers, served before the main course. One member of our party savored the creamy clam chowder. The young children in our party had a kid's menu to choose from and enjoyed their meals, too. The service was prompt and pleasant, and we greatly enjoyed our dining experience at this Outer Banks restaurant.

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Reviewed 25 August 2017

Four generations of our extended family been eating at Owens' for 40 years. Needless to say, we have found a reason to do so and that has been excellent service combined by quality cuisine. I am afraid that our last visit was, to be kind, unremarkable. The service remained exemplary, but the kitchen has definitely slipped a notch or two. My Mariner's Platter, usually a dependable offering, featured over-cooked, dry shrimp and under-cooked, mushy fish filet. Others described similar disappointment. Furthermore, the no reservation policy has clearly outlived its usefulness. It continues to serve as a serious disincentive for large parties such as ours (17 diners this time), beyond onerous, verging on arrogance.

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Reviewed 24 August 2017

This was the first time I have ever eaten at this restaurant in the Outer Banks. My husband and I vowed to eat here every night when we return again to Nags Head NC. not only was the food incredibly good but the service was too. The servers remember their patrons and even what they want to drink. I was very impressed.

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Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

We come to Nagshead every summer and Owen's Family restaurant is part of our trip every year. Last year we reserved the upstairs for a dinner after our beach wedding. We live on the Eastern shore of Maryland and are used to good seafood. This restaurant has great seafood and their filet is spectacular. The portions are huge in size as well as taste. The meals are reasonable priced for the quality of food. If you come to Nagshead you have to try it!!

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Reviewed 19 August 2017

Had a another great meal at Owens. We've been dining there with family for years during our vacation in the OBX. We've been with adults only, young toddlers and grown children. Meals have always been good, service excellent, and really consistent. It's a nicer restaurant with a less casual atmosphere, they have table cloths :) We visit the end of August which a less busy time and we've never had a wait. AND excellent desserts. Sometimes we have room and sometimes we take them to go and enjoy at home later.

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