Mako Mike's

Categories: Family Dining (Upscale), Seafood, Family Restaurant

Contact Information

1630 N Croatan Hwy
MP7 US 158
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948

Phone: 252-480-1919

Fax: 252-480-2244


Hours of Operation

Sunday through Thursday 4:30p.m. - 9:00p.m., Friday - Saturday 4:30p.m. - 10:00p.m.

Opens at 3:30 p.m. Memorial Day - Labor Day.

Closed for Christmas.

Meals served: Dinner

Walking into Mako Mike’s is like diving under the sea. Colorful images of sharks, fish and other aquatic life adorn the three levels of dining. And when you taste the food, you will know for sure that you are in a special restaurant. Mako Mike’s serves your favorite seafood, steak, chicken, pork and pasta dishes as well as a large variety of creative dishes. If you are in the mood for light fare and a cool beverage, Mako Mike’s enchanted Octopus Lounge is the place to be. Come to Mako Mike’s for a unique dining experience that you will tell all of your friends about.


  • Gift Shop:  Yes
  • Credit Cards:  Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover
  • Reservations:  Reservations / Cancellations within 48 hours must be made by e-mail. After 48 hours, call.
  • Banquet Facilities:  Seats 20 - 240
  • Handicap Accessible:  Yes
  • Price:  10.95 - 29.95
  • Recognizes Birthdays and Anniversaries:  Yes
  • Serve Safe Certification:  Yes
  • Green Initiative:  Yes
  • Good for Groups:  Yes
  • Lounge/Bar:  Yes
  • Health Department Grade:  A
  • Gift Certificates:  Yes


Mako Mike’s opened in Kill Devil Hills in 1996. It was the vision of Mike Kelly and Frank Gajar to create a restaurant with great energy, beautiful ambiance and casually elegant cuisine. They have succeeded beyond their expectations. Mako Mike’s is now known throughout the Outer Banks and beyond as the restaurant to eat in for creatively delicious food in an imaginatively inviting atmosphere.

Chef Biography

Mako Mike's

Lead Chef Fred Virgil has over thirty five years of experience cooking. The recipes used at Mako Mike’s are original recipes. The menu includes traditional seafood favorites that everyone loves, such as: Golden Fried Shrimp, Crab Cakes, Alaskan Snow Crab Legs and Blackened or Grilled Fresh Gulf Stream Fish. Land lubbers enjoy Slow Roasted Prime Rib, Filet Mignon, Delmonico Steaks and specialty pork and chicken dishes. Delicious Pastas, Pizzas cooked in a wood fired oven, fresh blue water fish and a host of appetizers and salads are prepared with the freshest ingredients. Delicate emphasis is used with fresh herbs and wines to create complimenting sauces. And you must save room for a fabulous homemade dessert.

Owner Biography

Mako Mike's

Mike Kelly and Frank Gajar have been successful restaurant owners for many years on the Outer Banks. Mike Kelly also owns two other wonderful restaurants on the Outer Banks – Kelly’s and Pamlico Jacks. Frank Gajar owns the renowned Port of Call Restaurant on the Outer Banks. They have joined their collective experience to create the enormously popular Mako Mike’s. As one diner exclaimed, “we eat at Mako Mikes restaurant all of the time because the food and service are the best”.

Specialties & Additional Menu Options

  • No additional information available.


Average Rating for this Restaurant: 5 Stars based on 5 reviews
  1. Mako Mike's
    Rating: 5 Stars
    Great tapas place!
    A friend and I dined there on Saturday. The bar has a really fun, laid-back atmosphere but still with great service. We had the oysters cassoulet, the seared ahi tuna, and the coconut shrimp. It's a great place for wine and tapas!
  2. Mako Mike's
    Rating: 5 Stars

    We come here regularly. It is really good.

  3. Mako Mike's
    Rating: 5 Stars
    Truly, truly delicious

    I go to Mako Mikes for the good food. It is delicious, really.

  4. Mako Mike's
    Rating: 5 Stars
    Food, Decor, and Service!

    Mako Mike's has delicious food, a beautiful decor, and excellent service

  5. Mako Mike's
    Rating: 5 Stars
    Worth a trip to the Beach

    We go to Mako Mikes every time we visit the Outer Banks. The seafood is fresh and the service is great.

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