Outer Banks Caribbean & Mediterranean Restaurants

The past decade has seen the emergence of many ethnic restaurants on the Outer Banks, broadening the culinary possibilities in a very appreciated way. And, some of the most popular have been restaurants that expand their menus to include dishes with Caribbean and Mediterranean bents. This means you'll find such options as coconut-crusted fish, jerk-seasoned chicken, conch fritters, fish and chicken tacos with lime sauce, fresh sauces with tropical fruits at their center and -- our favorite -- Rasta Pasta. Ha! Don't you love it! Sides often include the staples of rice and beans and chips and salsa. Many of these Caribbean and Mediterranean restaurants also look the part, with bright colors, tiki lights and Caribbean-looking decor. To make it all work even better, your favorite tropical drinks are often specialties of the house too. Often, these Caribbean and Mediterranean restaurants are particular favorites of vegetarians since most all of them offer meat-free menu options. But, meat lovers savor the pulled pork, braised beef and pepper-seared tuna with a side of cucumber salad. Sushi is often on the menu too, as is a variety of steamed seafood. The laid back atmosphere of these Outer Banks eateries makes them fun places to just hang out and enjoy time with friends too. 

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

Bad Bean Baja Grill

Outer Banks Caribbean & Mediterranean
4146 N. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 3.5, Kitty Hawk
(252) 261-1300

Bad Bean Baja Grill creates a distinctive dining experience. Utilizing techniques and flavors found all across Latin America, California and the Baja Peninsula, the award-winning chefs present a creative fusion of familiar cantina favorites. Try the local fresh fish tacos topped with salsa fresca, crisp jicama slaw and cilantro chimichurri; the slow-cooked beef brisket and pork barbacoa also make for delicious tacos as well as... read more

Bad Bean Baja Grill creates a distinctive dining experience. Utilizing techniques and flavors found all... read more

Fishbones Raw Bar and Restaurant

Outer Banks Caribbean & Mediterranean
1171 Duck Road, Scarborough Lane Shopping Center, Duck
(252) 261-6991

A good place to gather your friends, Fishbones has a friendly, laid-back atmosphere that will have you lingering over a beer long after you’ve finished eating. Starters will get you going with favorites such as wings, calamari and coconut shrimp. Then you can choose from amazing conch or clam chowders, salads, sandwiches, burgers, fried seafood baskets, seafood from the raw and steam bars, daily

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A good place to gather your friends, Fishbones has a friendly, laid-back atmosphere that

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Goombays Grille & Raw Bar

Outer Banks Caribbean & Mediterranean
1608 N. Virginia Dare Trail, The Beach Road, MP 7, Kill Devil Hills
(252) 441-6001

Goombays is a casual restaurant with a colorful and lively island-style atmosphere. The interior inspires happiness with bright murals, local artwork, fish tanks and old license plates on the walls around the bar. The food is fresh and creative. Some of the dishes combine fresh Outer Banks seafood with favorite vacation-destination influences, like Caribbean Creole Pasta, Cabarete Shrimp, Caicos Coconut Shrimp Salad and Seafood Kingston.... read more

Goombays is a casual restaurant with a colorful and lively island-style atmosphere. The interior inspires... read more

Rusty’s Surf And Turf

Outer Banks Caribbean & Mediterranean
47355 N.C. Highway 12, Buxton
(252) 995-4184

Rusty’s Surf and Turf brings the bold flavors and colors of the tropics to Hatteras Island. Owner and chef Rusty Midgett, a native who left the island and honed his restaurant and kitchen experience in some of Philadelphia’s top restaurants, is inspired in the kitchen by the places he has traveled on surf trips – the Caribbean, the Mexican Riviera, the Pacific Rim. Let him... read more

Rusty’s Surf and Turf brings the bold flavors and colors of the tropics to Hatteras... read more

Sunset Grille and Raw Bar

Outer Banks Caribbean & Mediterranean
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

The Village Table & Tavern

Outer Banks Caribbean & Mediterranean
1314 N. Duck Road, Duck
(252) 715-1414

The latest venture from the folks at TRiO in Kitty Hawk brings The Village Table & Tavern to the Duck waterfront. They offer the high-quality food and drink and exceptional hospitality that TRiO's Kitty Hawk customers have come to expect. The menu is based on their belief that casual food doesn't have to be ordinary and inspired food doesn't have to be fussy. Look for casual, regional classics with... read more

The latest venture from the folks at TRiO in Kitty Hawk brings The Village Table & Tavern to... read more

Tortugas' Lie Shellfish Bar and Grille

Outer Banks Caribbean & Mediterranean
3016 S. Virginia Dare Trail, The Beach Road, MP 11, Nags Head
(252) 441-7299

The island-style interior and excellent food make Tortugas' a favorite among locals and repeat visitors. There are lots of healthy options here, with Caribbean-inspired seafood and vegetarian options. Chow down on a variety of dishes, including tuna bites, burritos, pasta and steamed seafood and veggies. If there's a salad on the specials board when you're there, take our word for it and order it. Tortugas'... read more

The island-style interior and excellent food make Tortugas' a favorite among locals and repeat visitors.... read more

Woo Casa Kitchen

Outer Banks Caribbean & Mediterranean
5000 S. Croatan Highway, Nags Head
(252) 715-0089

Woo Casa is the happy-medium place for the healthy eaters and those ready for their cheat day. This brightly colored restaurant features good-for-you food that you actually want to eat, whether during brunch, lunch or dinner. Spanish, Asian and island influences diversify their menu offerings, and they strive to offer seasonal and available seafood caught on the Outer Banks. They're known for their colorfully plated... read more

Woo Casa is the happy-medium place for the healthy eaters and those ready for their... read more