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Red Drum Taphouse

2412 S Virginia Dare Trl, Nags Head, NC 27959-9246
+1 252-480-1095
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
2412 S Virginia Dare Trl, Nags Head, NC 27959-9246
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dinner at the Red Drum has become a ritual during our annual fishing trip. As expected, it was amazing. The fresh jalapeño appetizer was spot on, as always, with perfectly prepared peppers, still retaining a nice fresh bite, melted cheese and salsa/sour cream side. My...More

Thank B3128SVscottm
Reviewed 8 October 2018

Although Our Food was very good It wasn't the reason to choose this restaurant. It was Canada Thanksgiving and were were on the Outer Banks Wife is from Canada We wanted a Turkey dinner They were the only one we found advertising it. When we...More

Thank fish_oinc
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

Not only was the hostess rude to my family and I but she was dressed so inappropriate that I could see her chest and bra when she bent over. I will never bring my family to this establishment again until the blonde hostess is fired....More

1  Thank Robert H
Reviewed 31 August 2018 via mobile

The hostess at this restaurant was so rude I left. I spilled a drink and instead of offering to help clean it, she said I took the “expensive paper towels”. I do not work there but decided to clean up my mess to be courteous....More

1  Thank lexiwilder444
Reviewed 30 August 2018 via mobile

Loud and cramped. I had the crab cakes. Food was decent enough, but a bit overpriced. There are many places surrounding it that are better and less expensive. I felt rushed by the staff and they were a bit abrasive.

Thank Sydney C
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

Tried this place for the first time and it’s quite good. Staff were all very friendly. Fish specials were excellent. Kids liked the combination platter. Will return in the future.

Thank Dutchpicante
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

Friendly, prompt service at 3pm. Decent beer selection. Menu looked promising guests next to us got nachos and wings...they looked tempting! Would go there afain.

Thank jrufft2018
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

Really good food and bar. Tuna blackened sandwich super good. Have tables large enough for 10 people. Pool table room. Clean. Good service.

Thank MimiLakeHouse
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed our experience! The service was wonderful. And, the food was even better. The spinach dip was a great way to start off the meal. The only complaint was that the dip needed a little more bread (which they were happy to give...More

Thank dawnm145
Reviewed 7 August 2018

We had not eaten at the Red Drum but had heard it had good food. We were seated after a short wait and was greated by a friendly waiter. Food was served quickly and was very good. Unfortunately we count not carry on a conversation...More

Thank chastracey
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Angie S
23 July 2017|
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Response from sbroome2009 | Reviewed this property |
No I did not see any outdoor seating.
Susan D
24 June 2016|
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Response from Marc P | Reviewed this property |
I would call the restaurant, they know best what is in their food.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2412 S Virginia Dare Trl, Nags Head, NC 27959-9246
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Nags Head
  • Phone Number: +1 252-480-1095
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