Outer Banks Restaurants

Breakfast Spots

Outer Banks restaurants are known for their excellent dinner menus, but for folks who consider breakfast the most important meal of the day, you'll be quite satisfied with the options here. Many of the breakfast spots we include in this section are restaurants that also serve lunch and dinner. But the Outer Banks also has some great breakfast-only restaurants. Of course, being the Outer Banks where seafood is king, you'll enjoy some distinctly local dishes you might never have had before such as Benedict with crab cakes or seafood crepes. Yum! But rest assured you'll also find all your morning favorites that start your day off in just the right way. Several Outer Banks restaurants offer a special brunch on weekends, and a few will serve you pancakes, bacon and eggs for supper if you want! We also have a plethora of coffee houses where you can order java in every imaginable concoction made from freshly roasted beans along with Danishes and bagels. Some of these places also have a decent wine selection – but what that has to do with breakfast, we shudder to think! Since the Outer Banks sees a lot of fisher folk who are up before the sun, many of these breakfast spots are open very early to accommodate them.

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

Ike's Bites 'n More

Outer Banks Breakfast Spots
814 Ocean Trail, Corolla
(252) 597-3305

Brought to Corolla by the same people who run the popular Uncle Ike's Sandbar & Grill, Ike's Bites 'n More offers quick, delicious meals via counter service. It's in the old Burger King building next to OB Gas & Convenience, but you'd never know it was formerly a fast-food chain. Renovations, local artwork, 12 TVs, shuffleboard and arcade games make this is a hip and... read more

Brought to Corolla by the same people who run the popular Uncle Ike's Sandbar &... read more

Oh My Dog & Other Little Bites

Outer Banks Breakfast Spots
1159 Austin Street, Corolla
(252) 597-3294

Hot dogs are a crowd pleaser, and you can get them here – in an astounding variety from plain corn dogs to the Corolla Dog with fried mozzarella and chili. There's more than dogs here, though. Fries, tots, chili cheese fries, wraps, salads, sandwiches, baskets and more round out the menu to keep everybody happy. Oh My Dog serves breakfast too, with breakfast sandwiches, omelets,... read more

Hot dogs are a crowd pleaser, and you can get them here – in an... read more

Outer Banks Coffee Company

Outer Banks Breakfast Spots
807 Ocean Trail, Monteray Plaza, Corolla
(252) 453-0200

The sunny-orange atmosphere in the coffee shop is enough to wake you up, but you’ll want to try the coffee too — they have quite a variety and it’s roasted fresh in the shop to delight your senses. All the usual coffee drinks are offered, as are tea and homemade pastries and other sweets, all baked fresh. Stop in for something cold, like an iced... read more

The sunny-orange atmosphere in the coffee shop is enough to wake you up, but you’ll... read more

Poor Richard's Sandwich Shop

Outer Banks Breakfast Spots
303 Queen Elizabeth Avenue, Manteo Waterfront, Manteo
(252) 473-3333

Poor Richard's is the local meet-and-greet neighborhood sandwich shop by day and bar by night. It has two doors, one leading from the Manteo boardwalk and another off Queen Elizabeth Avenue. You can eat inside at a booth or table or sit outside on the patio right next to the water. You order at the counter, get your drink and your number then wait for... read more

Poor Richard's is the local meet-and-greet neighborhood sandwich shop by day and bar by night.... read more

Sam & Omie's

Outer Banks Breakfast Spots
7228 S. Virginia Dare Trail, The Beach Road, MP 16.5, Nags Head
(252) 441-7366

Originally opened in 1937 by Sam Tillett and his son, Omie, both fishermen, this was the original place to book Oregon Inlet fishing charters and get a filling, pre-fishing breakfast. Sam & Omie's shows no signs of stopping as they head toward the century mark! Stop here for a tried and true Nags Head eating experience. The place exudes a traditional beach atmosphere and serves... read more

Originally opened in 1937 by Sam Tillett and his son, Omie, both fishermen, this was... read more

Sonny’s Restaurant

Outer Banks Breakfast Spots
57947 N.C. Highway 12, Hatteras village
(252) 986-2922

Serving Hatteras for more than 40 years, Sonny’s features breakfast, lunch and dinner. Breakfast is rib-sticking, with fabulous homemade hash browns, omelets, pancakes, homemade biscuits and sausage gravy. Lunch offers burgers, soups, seafood, salads and homemade daily specials. Dinner features nightly specials, fresh seafood platters, hand-cut steaks, pasta and mixed grills. Steamer specials include Alaskan snow crab legs, shrimp and clams. Sonny’s offers beer and... read more

Serving Hatteras for more than 40 years, Sonny’s features breakfast, lunch and dinner. Breakfast is... read more

Stack ‘em High

Outer Banks Breakfast Spots
3801 N. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 4.5, Kitty Hawk
(252) 261-8221
1225 S. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 9, Kill Devil Hills
(252) 441-7064

Stack ‘em High is a great breakfast stop filled with everything you could ever want for your morning meal and more. In this family-friendly restaurant you’ll go through a line to select your own beverage, fresh fruit, cereal or muffins alongside a complete line of menu items that are then prepared fresh the minute you order. Choose from delicious breakfasts like pancakes – short or... read more

Stack ‘em High is a great breakfast stop filled with everything you could ever want... read more

Sunset Grille and Raw Bar

Outer Banks Breakfast Spots
1264 Duck Road, Duck
(252) 261-3901

This restaurant comes by its name honestly. It’s on the Currituck Sound, perfectly oriented to those nightly sunset shows. To better enjoy the setting sun, you can dine outdoors on the huge waterfront deck. Sunset Grille has a Caribbean theme: Jimmy Buffett, tiki lights, colorful decor, island drinks and fare … you get the idea. It comes together as casual and fun and very family... read more

This restaurant comes by its name honestly. It’s on the Currituck Sound, perfectly oriented to... read more

Sweet T's Coffee, Beer & Wine

Outer Banks Breakfast Spots
1211 Duck Road, Duck
(252) 480-2326

Sweet T’s Coffee Beer & Wine in Duck is the perfect casual spot to hang out. As a full-service coffee shop it offers many of the coffee and espresso drinks you love, plus pastries, muffins, bagels and other treats. A large selection of craft beer and wine makes it simple to enjoy the tree-shaded deck with a draft beer or glass of wine. You can also mix-and-match... read more

Sweet T’s Coffee Beer & Wine in Duck is the perfect casual spot to hang... read more

The Landing Grill

Outer Banks Breakfast Spots
4447 Mill Landing Road, Wanchese
(252) 473-3247

The Landing Grill, serving quick eats and Southern favorites, is in Wanchese and conveniently located on Mill Landing Road (also known as N.C. Highway 345) on the harbor side near the big curve. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, The Landing menu items include biscuits and breakfast foods, hamburgers, hot dogs, pizza, tasty sandwiches and subs, homemade chicken salad and a variety of other salad... read more

The Landing Grill, serving quick eats and Southern favorites, is in Wanchese and conveniently located... read more

Uncle Ike’s Sandbar & Grill

Outer Banks Breakfast Spots
1159 Austin Street, Corolla Light Town Center, Corolla
(252) 597-1606

One of the few restaurants in Corolla staying open all year long, Uncle Ike's serves a wide range of fresh, homemade foods. Sure to please the whole family, the menu includes big, bold, fresh flavors in every local seafood dish, including famous their tuna tacos and crab cakes. Photographs of the daily chef's specials can be found on their Facebook page. Outdoor seating is available,... read more

One of the few restaurants in Corolla staying open all year long, Uncle Ike's serves... read more