Outer Banks BBQ Restaurants

Hungry for barbecue? The Outer Banks is known for its high quality seafood, but if the popularity of bbq joints here is any indicator, it's known for its cue too! Outer Banks bbq is found all the way from upscale Corolla restaurants down through laid back Hatteras restaurants. But the central Nags Head restaurants sport a lot of them too. And it's not just pig bbq that shows up on the menu! Have you ever tried Tuna Cue? How about Turkey Cue? See, you don't have to be a carnivore to enjoy Outer Banks bbq! But it does help because then you can experience the entire spectrum of bbq goodness -- brisket, vinegary bbq, hot red sauced bbq, beef bbq. Boy, howdy, it's good. And, every single bbq restaurant seems to have stellar hushpuppies too...and perfect iced tea. Thanks goodness the Outer Banks is in the South! Several of the bbq places here will cater your event too. They pull their big outdoor cooker right to your yard and start cooking before dawn. That's quite a way to wake up -- with that bbq aroma wafting through the air! Ask any of the bbq restaurants listed here if they cater.

Outer Banks Restaurants by Area

Corolla | Duck & Southern Shores | Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills & Nags Head
Roanoke Island & Manteo | Hatteras Island | Ocracoke Island

Outer Banks Restaurants by Category

Fat Crabs Rib Company

Outer Banks BBQ
1159 Austin Street, Corolla Light Town Center, Corolla
(252) 453-9931

This is a great local dine-in or take-out restaurant with a very casual family atmosphere. The menu features seafood including soft-shell and hard-shell crabs (hard shells are sold either live or cooked), Alaskan or king crab legs by the pound (when available), scallops, shrimp, clams, mussels, oysters and fresh fish, plus slow-cooked barbecue including North Carolina pulled pork, beef brisket, smoked ribs and chicken. Don’t... read more

This is a great local dine-in or take-out restaurant with a very casual family atmosphere.... read more

Sandtrap Tavern

Outer Banks BBQ
300 W. Eckner Street, Sea Scape Golf Links, Kitty Hawk
(252) 261-2243

One of the newest restaurants in town, Sandtrap Tavern is at Sea Scape Golf Links. The sizeable bar serves a variety of local and regional wine and beer, and the seven wide-screen TVs broadcast a spectrum of top sporting events. The dining area offers seating that is comfortable and flexible, able to accommodate an intimate dinner date or a large family gathering. Their menu features... read more

One of the newest restaurants in town, Sandtrap Tavern is at Sea Scape Golf Links.... read more

Simply Southern Kitchen

Outer Banks BBQ
8627 Caratoke Highway, Harbinger
(252) 491-8100

If you love home-style Southern cooking, you'll love Simply Southern Kitchen. Serving lunch and dinner seven days a week, as well as breakfast on Saturday and Sunday, this is the place for a relaxed, down-home feast for the whole family. Menu favorites include their famous fried chicken, North Carolina-style pulled pork barbecue and seafood specialties, along with salisbury steak, pork chops, chicken livers and more,... read more

If you love home-style Southern cooking, you'll love Simply Southern Kitchen. Serving lunch and dinner... read more

Sooey's BBQ and Rib Shack

Outer Banks BBQ
807 Ocean Trail, Monteray Plaza, Corolla
(252) 453-4423
1177 Duck Road, Scarborough Faire, Duck
(252) 449-2271
3919 S. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 12.5, Nags Head
(252) 449-6465
708 Harbor Road, OBX Marina, Wanchese
(252) 619-2976

Owned and operated by fifth-generation Dare County locals, Sooey’s BBQ specializes in authentic eastern North Carolina pork barbecue, slow-smoked ribs, beef brisket, pulled barbecue chicken and Southern fried chicken. Their savory pulled-pork barbecue and ribs are made from an Outer Banks recipe with roots as deep as those on their own family tree. All the favorite homemade sides are here, including potato salad, cole slaw,... read more

Owned and operated by fifth-generation Dare County locals, Sooey’s BBQ specializes in authentic eastern North... read more

Surfin' Pig BBQ

Outer Banks BBQ
40618 N.C. Highway 12, Avon
(252) 986-5224
8848 Marina Way, Hatteras

This is a barbecue joint and more. Every day they make their own pulled pork and ribs and sell it by the pound, on sandwiches or on platters. They smoke and cook everything on site fresh each day, and their sides and salads are also homemade every day so they're fresh and oh-so tasty. All the different regional styles of barbecue are here to suit... read more

This is a barbecue joint and more. Every day they make their own pulled pork... read more