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 king and snow 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, smoked chicken...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

Nothing brings people together quite like great food and drinks. Sandtrap Tavern is a neighborhood restaurant, bar and grill located in Kitty Hawk. Its mission is to offer a relaxing space for visitors and locals to kick back and enjoy Southern hospitality at its finest. Their menu features a variety of choices, ranging from handcrafted burgers and local seafood to refreshing salads and creative daily...read more

Nothing brings people together quite like great food and drinks. Sandtrap Tavern is a neighborhood...read more

Simply Southern Kitchen

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

If you love home-style Southern cooking, then Simply Southern Kitchen is the place for you. 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,...read more

If you love home-style Southern cooking, then Simply Southern Kitchen is the place for you....read more

Sooey's BBQ and Rib Shack

Outer Banks BBQ
807 Ocean Trail, Monteray Plaza, Corolla
(252) 453-4423
3919 S. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 12.5, Nags Head
(252) 449-6465

If you’re looking for delicious and traditional Southern fare on the Outer Banks, stop by Sooey’s BBQ & Rib Shack. With locations in Corolla and Nags Head, they're proud to offer their famous Carolina barbecue. They specialize in authentic Eastern North Carolina-style pulled pork barbecue, slow-smoked ribs, beef brisket and Southern fried chicken. You’ll find all your favorite homemade sides here too, including potato salad,...read more

If you’re looking for delicious and traditional Southern fare on the Outer Banks, stop by...read more