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Owens’ History

We are excited to welcome you to our 64th season at this same location on the Outer Banks, still owned and operated by the same family.

Owens' Restaurant began as a 24 seat cafe in 1946. It was founded by Bob & Clara Owens who moved from a small hot dog stand in Manteo which they had operated from 1933 until 1946. At the time, the local sages shook their heads and allowed as how they had "lost their minds, movin' over on that bald beach like that, when everybody knows that the business is in Manteo."

Our goal is to please you . . .

We at Owens' are always conscious of Value and Quality. We purchase the highest quality seafood, beef, etc. available, and at the same time strive to keep our prices to a minimum- our ultimate goal being to give you, the customer, your money's worth.

If you have any suggestions to help us to better serve you, please do not hesitate to let us know. We value your input.

While here, we invite you to take your time and view our outstanding display of original memorabilia consisting of logbooks, photographs, and other historic artifacts of the U. S. Lifesaving Service, a forerunner of today's U. S. Coast Guard. The Outer Banks is famous for its history of shipwrecks, and the men of the U. S. Lifesaving Service knew no end to dedication in rescuing the survivors of the many shipwrecks of the "Graveyard of the Atlantic".