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. Helpings are heaping and desserts are delicious, if you have room.


Select a Caesar or garden salad or a cup or bowl of Hatteras-style clam chowder and she crab soup. Appetizers include shrimp cocktail, crab balls, hot wings, Vidalia onion rings and finger-licking chicken fingers! Children will appreciate having a selection of fish, beef and chicken dishes including popcorn shrimp, ground beef and chicken strips.

Desserts include brownies with ice cream and hot fudge and a homemade yellow cake topped with vanilla ice cream and hot fudge.

Darrell’s prides itself on its seafood selections – the crab cakes and hushpuppies are delicious - and dinners include seafood platters, surf & turf, steaks, chops and chicken dishes as well as home made BBQ. Enjoy a cold (domestic) beer or a glass of wine with dinner. 

Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served every day except Sunday. 



Nags Head
  • Monday11:00AM-9:00pm
  • Tuesday11:00AM-9:00pm
  • Wednesday11:00AM-9:00pm
  • Thursday11:00AM-9:00pm
  • Friday11:00AM-9:00pm
  • Saturday11:00AM-9:00pm
  • Sunday11:00AM-2:00pm
Cape Hatteras National Seashore

Cape Hatteras National Seashore

Visitors to Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands will simultaneously be visiting the gorgeous Cape Hatteras National Seashore. One of the largest preserved parcels of the Outer Banks, the National Seashore stretches across 70 miles of shoreline, encompassing seven villages on Hatteras Island, and providing visitors with miles of undisturbed, scenic beaches as well as some of the prettiest natural drives on the East Coast.

Pamlico Jack's

Pamlico Jack's

Dubbed a “pirate hideaway," Pamlico Jack’s has fun with the buccaneer theme while still serving up a tasty meal in a beautiful setting. With its location on the Roanoke Sound, it’s pretty much guaranteed that most dinner guests will see a gorgeous sunset. The restaurant serves a full range of appetizers like Atlantic calamari, Caribbean black bean cake and lobster mac ‘n’ cheese. Plus there’s a modest offering of soups and salads (how can you resist the “Walk the plank wedge of lettuce?”)Entrees include fish, chicken, beef and seafood dishes, and even a vegetarian offering. Or if you want something lighter, there are sandwiches, BBQ and burgers. There is also a raw and steamed menu, a children’s menu, specialty drinks and a dessert tray to choose from. The bar offers entertainment in the summer and stays open until about 2 a.m.