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 fresh mahi-mahi 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 burritos,... read more

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

Barefoot Bernie’s Tropical Grill & Bar

Outer Banks Caribbean & Mediterranean
3730 N. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 4.5, Kitty Hawk
(252) 261-1008

Barefoot Bernie’s is a fun, family-friendly restaurant that's open year round for lunch and dinner. They pride themselves on offering big portions at reasonable prices. Menu items include seafood, steaks, chicken, pasta, large salads, sandwiches and gourmet pizzas. A varied kids' menu is available, as are gluten-free items and their fantastic Lean-a-licious menu items with less than 550 calories. Enjoy specialty frozen drinks and martinis or... read more

Barefoot Bernie’s is a fun, family-friendly restaurant that's open year round for lunch and dinner.... 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 an island feel. The food is fresh and creative with a Caribbean spin on Outer Banks seafood favorites. Try the Rasta Pasta, fresh seafood tacos, Tuna Reuben, Jazzy Coconut Chicken, Tuna Oscar, daily specials or a selection from the full steamed or raw seafood bar. Goombays is family friendly with a colorful dining room and a special menu for... read more

Goombays is a casual restaurant with an island feel. The food is fresh and creative... 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 sinking sun, you can dine outdoors on the huge, newly renovated waterfront deck if you choose. 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... 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 much-anticipated new venture from the folks at TRiO in Kitty Hawk, The Village Table & Tavern on the Duck waterfront offers the high-quality food and drink and exceptional hospitality that their 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... read more

The much-anticipated new venture from the folks at TRiO in Kitty Hawk, The Village Table... read more