Black Pelican

3848 Virginia Dare Trl, Kitty Hawk, North Carolina 27949 USA

853 Reviews
Open Now
Wed 11:30a-9p
  • Independent
  • Credit Cards
  • Outdoor
  • Wifi
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“oceanfront cafe”

Welcome to The Black Pelican, one of the Outer Banks' premier restaurants. Located in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, The Black Pelican offers panoramic ocean views from our dining rooms and outside deck. Our unique building was constructed in 1874 and used as a United States Lifesaving Station. The Black Pelican is full of character and rustic charm. Walk through maritime history while savoring an unforgettable meal. The Black Pelican Oceanfront Restaurant is located directly across from the beach at Mile Post 4 in Kitty Hawk! The Black Pelican originally served as historic Lifesaving Station # 6 which was constructed in 1874. Station #6 and its crew served to provide aid for boats and their crews that were stranded along the oceanfront. The building also served as an active weather bureau. The Wright Brothers used information garnered by the weather bureau to plan their experimental flights. In 1903, after their successful First Flight, the Wright Brothers sent the telegraph announcement from Station # 6. The Black Pelican serves lunch and dinner daily. In addition to our menu we serve delicious lunch and dinner specials. Fresh seafood, steaks, vegetarian dishes, sandwiches and wood oven pizzas are some of the items offered on our menu. The Black Pelican also has a menu designed just for kids. We have comfortable dining rooms that will accommodate dinner for two or 22. Lunch and dinner are served at our full service bar, along with some local color. Private parties are welcome depending on availability. Catering services for weddings and other special events are our specialty.

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On another food adventure in the Outer Banks, Fat Man Reviews made its way to the Black Pelican Oceanfront Restaurant in Kitty Hawk, NC. Black Pelican is a laid-back eatery with ocean views. I... Read more

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If you can manage to get in early, it's probably great. We walked up around 7:15 and were told it would be an hour and a half wait. We managed to wait at the upstairs bar and snag a table at the... Read more

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J W.

This is a popular place, so come early if you are a walk in like we were. We were told we had an hour wait when we arrived at 6pm, but found room at the bar and were fine with the wait. It ended... Read more

Black Pelican

3848 Virginia Dare Trl
Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
27949 USA


Open now until 9:00 pm
  • Sun, Tue - Sat: 11:30 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Pets Allowed
  • Restrooms
  • Wifi
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Credit Cards Accepted
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  • Bar
  • Lunch
  • Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks
  • Dine In
  • Takeout
  • Breakfast
  • Waitstaff
  • Drive Through
  • Outdoor Seating
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