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“Exceptional breakfast”

Old Nags Head Cafe'
Ranked #20 of 92 Restaurants in Nags Head
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$4 - US$25
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Old Nags Head Cafe continues the Roderer family tradition of the great food and Outer Banks North Carolina hospitality we've been offering Nags Head restaurant diners since 1985. Housed in the historic Harris Grocery store on the beach road that served vacationers up until the late 70s, our café's easy-going, beachy atmosphere provides the perfect setting for a gathering of friends or a quiet evening. We like how one of our guests described us, "The restaurant/bar has a very neighborhood feel but is classier than your standard beach seafood shack. Lots of wood paneling and a tasteful amount of local flavor make it a great place for a low key night or casual date." We do strive to make you feel like you're a long-time local, even if it's your first visit, with our friendly servers and easy-going style. That's the way a Nags Head restaurant should be! Complementing our surroundings is a menu that's setting a standard for Nags Head restaurants. Enjoy traditional and contemporary Southern dishes as well as the best in fresh local seafood, chicken, chops, hand-cut Angus beef, pasta, soups, salads, sandwiches, daily specials and homemade desserts. We've been told you can't come to this place without experiencing fried green tomatoes or shrimp and grits! While you're dining, your view is of Nags Head's row of unpainted aristocratic cottages, summer homes that were the first to establish the Outer Banks of North Carolina as a vacation destination. You're also across from the iconic Jockey's Ridge. Old Nags Head Cafe also has a full-service bar with an extensive beer and wine list, and we're happy to accommodate your take-out order.
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

My family and I went here for breakfast on our second day in Nags Head and three of us got omelets and all were excellent the grits were very good and we were told they are mill just for them.Also the country potatoes are very good. Maddie our server was very knowledgeable and friendly.

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Reviewed 10 July 2018

Great service..good food. Stopped by one morning on our way to the grocery store and love it so much that the next morning we brought my parents

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Thank Cyndi L
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Reviewed 8 July 2018

Our three generation family stops here every year for breakfast when we first arrive in Nags Head. The staff is so accommodating to our group of 15. The food is yummy and loved by all ages. Cindy makes us feel so welcome and Old Nags Head Cafe is a special part of our annual family vacation. Highly recommend.

Thank suetarrant1955
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Reviewed 6 July 2018

We stopped here on our first night in the OBX, mainly because we could find a parking spot in the lot. We were seated right away which was surprising for a Saturday night. The dining area is small but there are large tables so they could host a larger group. Food was good, not the best we had in the OBX but not the worst either. The shrimp was quite good but the scallops were underdone. Not sure we would stop here again when there are so many other choices.

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Thank Gibb88
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Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

My husband and I go to Rodanthe in the OBX every year. Today we were on a Vespa ride over to Wanchees and looked for a good spot to stop for a casual bite. We stumbled upon the Old Nags Head Cafe. The bubbly waitress recommended the Shrimp or Mahi Mahi tacos. We'd been hesitant to try fish tacos in the past...but had add some killer fish tacos in Puerto Vallarta last year. Since the seafood is fresh and delicious here in the OBX we gave them a try again. He had the shrimp tacos. I had the Mahi Mahi tacos
And we shared. They were so good we decided to order another order...if youre in the area you Must try em!

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