Owens Restaurant Nags HeadNAGS HEAD RESTAURANT


Closed for the season.
Re-open March 2020.

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Our seafood restaurant in Nags Head is rooted in Outer Banks history. About Owens’ History. Our food celebrates our southern culture. Meals are respectfully crafted and prepared with the inspirational energy of today’s cuisine. Owens’ Restaurant is considered by many to be the best place to eat in Nags Head.

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About Owens' Fresh Local Seafood

The bounty of the Atlantic and the surrounding waters have always influenced the culinary culture at Owens’ Restaurant, the premiere Nags Head Restaurant. Our meal begins with local Outer Banks watermen’s harvest, locally sourced fish and shellfish. The jumbo lump crab in our Nags Head Restaurant features Lake Mattamuskeet crabmeat (the best crabmeat the best tasting from anywhere on the Atlantic Coast), handpicked exclusively for Owens’ Restaurant. Regionally farmers make daily deliveries to the restaurant ensuring the best and freshest ingredients possible. Certified Angus beef is the only beef on our menu as well as hand selected whole Maine lobsters. The menu has something for everyone including chicken and pasta.

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Nags Head Restaurant – Owens’ Wine & Dessert

To complement our meals Owens’ Restaurant has an extensive wine list. Wines can be found for the most experienced and discerning connoisseur to the casual wine drinker. Wines are available by the bottle or the glass. Cocktails, craft & domestic beers are also available. Half-Priced Wine Bottles Meal portions are generous. Each served with bread and our famous mouth-watering hush puppies, and cheese crock and crackers are included. Save room for dessert! All are hand-crafted in-house at our Nags Head restaurant daily.
The best moments in life happen around the table with great food. Our seafood restaurant in Nags Head is perfect for the entire family, large and small parties are always welcome. Owens’ Restaurant, experience us tonight for the finest dinner on your vacation and on the Outer Banks.

– Owens Restaurant in Nags Head, NC

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Owens’ Restaurant serves the rich cuisine of the Coastal South, influenced by the provocative culinary flavors of today. Our Nags Head restaurant daily specials and menu highlights are fresh off the boat – seafood and shellfish, Whole Maine lobster, tender aged Angus beef, ribs, pasta, and outrageous homemade desserts. Market availability of seasonal ingredients determines the chef’s choice of nightly specials. An exceptional wine list rounds out the menu. Come enjoy the cuisine of the coastal south at the flagship of Nags Head, NC restaurants, notably amongst Outer Banks Restaurants as whole.

Large & Small Parties please call 1-252-441-7309 for same day, call ahead seating.

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Outer Banks Dining in Nags Head

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History buffs will marvel at the Owens’ collection of museum quality artifacts dedicated to the maritime history of the Outer Banks. No other restaurant captures the true spirit and romance of this magical coast.

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