Outer Banks Buffets

Ah, the gastronomic experience of the all-you-can-eat buffet! As far as the eye can see, there are food choices that boggle the mind and tempt the taste buds. Diners at Outer Banks restaurants don't have to look too far to find one of these options-laden spots where, if you're not careful, your eyes will be waaaaaay bigger than your stomach. If you have a big crowd to feed and everyone seems to want something different, these Outer Banks buffets are a handy choice. Most of them have so much variety that any culinary desire can be quenched. For the price, too, they can be a good value. And, if you're a fan of crab legs, some of these places have specials on them for early bird diners. Along with the Outer Banks restaurants that feature buffets, you'll also find buffets at other menu-specific restaurants on special occasions such as Mother's Day, Thanksgiving, New Years and Easter. These special event buffets are very popular, and reservations fill up quickly, so be advised to call well in advance. Locals know that these buffets, served at some of their favorite Outer Banks restaurants, are a perfect way to relax and enjoy the day rather than cooking a huge meal. 

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

Diamond Shoals Restaurant and Seafood Market

Outer Banks Buffets
46843 N.C. Highway 12, Buxton
(252) 995-5217

Diamond Shoals Restaurant is a family-owned establishment that has been serving Hatteras visitors and locals for more than 25 years. It’s open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner and is welcoming of large groups. Breakfast is full service and hearty, including omelets, platters, hotcakes and more. At lunch or dinner, be sure to try their award-winning clam chowder and crab bisque. Diamond... read more

Diamond Shoals Restaurant is a family-owned establishment that has been serving Hatteras visitors and locals... read more

Dunes Restaurant

Outer Banks Buffets
7013 S. Virginia Dare Trail, The Bypass, MP 16.5, Nags Head
(252) 441-1600

Dunes Restaurant has been a breakfast and dinner favorite among Outer Banks locals and visitors for nearly four decades (37 years in 2019 to be exact). Breakfast here is a certifiable Nags Head tradition. Their hearty breakfast buffet and fresh fruit bar, offered daily in season, are a huge draw, yet the a la carte breakfast menu is one of the biggest on the beach,... read more

Dunes Restaurant has been a breakfast and dinner favorite among Outer Banks locals and visitors... read more

Jimmy's Seafood Buffet

Outer Banks Buffets
4117 N. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 4, Kitty Hawk
(252) 261-4973

Jimmy’s is a popular vacationer's destination now entering their 20th season. They offer a variety of Outer Banks seafood and more than 100 tempting dishes from both land and sea, including homemade soups and made-from-scratch desserts. When it comes to seafood, the owner says "size does matter," so dig in to the largest crab legs and shrimp around town. Check out their website for daily... read more

Jimmy’s is a popular vacationer's destination now entering their 20th season. They offer a variety... read more