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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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“seafood” (50 reviews)
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American, Bar, Seafood, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
2412 S Virginia Dare Trl, Nags Head, NC 27959-9246
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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 Dawn M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for some local seafood and were amazed at the quality and quantity! Then to top it off service was excellent. We were leery, but craving some fresh local seafood and boy did we get it. The calamari for an appetizer was huge and...More

Thank Suzi O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was good. The staff is friendly, but there is definitely an opportunity to improve the dining experience!

Thank Bill M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stop here at least once a week while on vacation. The food is great and they always have a good selection of craft beers.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great service and friendly atmosphere. We both ordered the Mahi tuna with fresh vegetables and mashed potatoes. My tuna was delicious 😋 along with my side items. I’d highly recommend the Red Drum Taphouse.

Thank James H
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

We stopped for dinner 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 13 July 2018

Courteous staff, kind of dark inside, but I like that. Classic wood booths, tables, bar with TVs. Great food. Had a wonderful time.

Thank johnnm63
Reviewed 8 July 2018

We stopped for an early dinner and shared a low country boil of shrimp, clams, corn on the cob, potatoes, and sausage - very yummy. The Red Drum is a casual, comfortable place that seemed to have a several return customers. We would eat there...More

Thank Ohio Traveller
Reviewed 8 July 2018

Opinions differed in the group I was with, but the fish and chips with monk fish was delicious. People also loved the red drum chowder and the ravioli special (especially the sauce). They don't have the full range of traditional fried fish (flounder, oysters, scallops),...More

Thank StarGazerB
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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
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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