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

NC Coast Grill & Bar

Outer Banks Breakfast Spots
1184 Duck Road, Duck
(252) 261-8666

The second restaurant from the team at Duck’s Red Sky Cafe, NC Coast Grill & Bar’s open kitchen, concrete bar, upscale coastal decor and waterfront location create a lively, hip and low-key atmosphere for gathering with family and friends over drinks, snacks, shareable plates and meals. Owner/Chef Wes Stepp describes NC Coast’s cuisine as celebrating the flavors of the coastal South while bringing in cross-cultural...read more

The second restaurant from the team at Duck’s Red Sky Cafe, NC Coast Grill &...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 and specialty dogs to the Corolla Dog with fried mozzarella and chili. There's more than hot dogs here, though. Hot pretzels, fries, tots, wraps, salads, a variety of deli sandwiches, tot-chos and many more yummy items keep everybody happy. Oh My Dog serves breakfast,...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

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...read more

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

Tommy's Natural Foods Market & Wine Shop

Outer Banks Breakfast Spots
1242 Duck Road, Duck
(252) 261-8990

Tommy’s Natural Foods Market & Wine Shop is known internationally for its beef and wild American seafood. It is the only market in the area licensed to carry Certified Angus Beef. The seafood department features fresh and steamed wild American shrimp, wild Alaskan salmon, dry-packed scallops (no preservatives here), clams, Alaskan crab legs, tuna and crab cakes – so good that even the...read more

Tommy’s Natural Foods Market & Wine Shop is known internationally for its beef...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. With an aim 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...read more

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