Outer Banks Restaurants

Ice Cream, Desserts & Sweets

For all you visitors with a sweet tooth, you're in luck! Shoot, you could have a mouth full of sweet teeth and you’d still be fine! The Outer Banks is a hot spot for a variety of ice cream, dessert and sweet restaurants that will provide a fun and tasty experience for you and your whole family. One of the things we appreciate about the Outer Banks is its plethora of ice cream stops -- locally owned and national chains, all tempting you with soft serve or hand dipped made up into a seeming endless variety of offerings. Several local frozen yogurt shops have also opened over the past few years that have a huge array of toppings to choose from...you pay by the pound. From Corolla all the way down to Ocracoke, there are plenty of chances to fulfill your craving for a sweet treat. There are also shops that do amazing cakes, pies and donuts. Because weddings are so popular on the Outer Banks, we have more bakers than you’d expect for an area this size, and they can make cakes, cookies, cupcakes or special orders for any occasion. Maybe it's the salty air that has the Outer Banks visitors constantly looking for sweet escapes -- the contrast of salty to sweet? Whatever it is, the Outer Banks ice cream, desserts and sweets we specify here will provide you with multiple options to satisfy your cravings. 

 

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

 

Big Buck's Homemade Ice Cream

Outer Banks Ice Cream, Desserts & Sweets
794F Sunset Boulevard, Timbuck II, Corolla
(252) 453-3188
3810 N. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 4.5, Kitty Hawk
(252) 715-0779
207 Queen Elizabeth Avenue, Waterfront Shops, Downtown Manteo, Manteo
(252) 423-3118
106-A Sir Walter Raleigh Street, Manteo
(252) 423-3400

For a tasty treat, head to Big Buck’s Homemade Ice Cream. Choose from more than 50 flavors of made-from-scratch ice cream plus sherbet, sorbet and soft serve. You can get any flavor made into a shake, split, sundae or float, even a brownie sundae — yum! Big Buck’s has an espresso bar and all the espresso-based coffee drinks you need to pick up your day.... read more

For a tasty treat, head to Big Buck’s Homemade Ice Cream. Choose from more than... read more

Fatboyz Ice Cream & Grill

Outer Banks Ice Cream, Desserts & Sweets
7208 S. Virginia Dare Trail, The Beach Road, MP 16.5, Nags Head
(252) 441-6514

This popular take-out food and ice cream stand serves an array of ice cream concoctions — shakes, sundaes, cones — as well as hand-pattied burgers, fresh grilled tuna, French fries, Hebrew National hot dogs, chicken sandwiches, onion rings, fresh-squeezed orange/lime/lemonades and more. Be sure to try their no-filler, all-killer jumbo crabcake. The ice cream is absolutely delectable, and you must try Stacie's delicious ice cream... read more

This popular take-out food and ice cream stand serves an array of ice cream concoctions... read more

Fig Tree Bakery And Deli And Sweet Tooth

Outer Banks Ice Cream, Desserts & Sweets
1015 Irvin Garrish Highway, Ocracoke
(252) 928-3481

The Fig Tree Bakery and Deli serves breakfast and lunch menu items that offer choices for every craving. Breakfast combinations available on biscuits, bagels and English muffins are the way to start your day. Deli sandwiches and wraps are made to order with fresh ingredients and satisfying flavor combinations for lunch on the go or under umbrellas in their outdoor seating. Don’t forget the Sweet... read more

The Fig Tree Bakery and Deli serves breakfast and lunch menu items that offer choices... read more

Graceful Bakery

Outer Banks Ice Cream, Desserts & Sweets
110 Back Road, Ocracoke

Make a special trip to the corner of Back Road and Old Beach Road to visit Graceful Bakery. This food-truck–style eatery offers artisan bread, breakfast items, freshly squeezed orange juice, cookies and a variety of other baked goods. The macaroons might be the best you'll ever eat.

Hungry Pelican Deli and Ice Cream

Outer Banks Ice Cream, Desserts & Sweets
205 Budleigh Street, Manteo
(252) 473-9303

The Hungry Pelican is known and loved for its fresh deli sandwiches and superb baked goods. In their new location on Budleigh Street, beside the Pioneer Theater, the restaurant serves sandwiches, salads and kids' fare along with hand-dipped ice cream and baked goods. With a big range of lunch choices, it's a great place to pick up a picnic before a boat tour from the... read more

The Hungry Pelican is known and loved for its fresh deli sandwiches and superb baked... read more

Outer Banks Coffee Company

Outer Banks Ice Cream, Desserts & Sweets
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 olfactory senses. All the usual coffee drinks are offered, as are tea and homemade pastries and other sweets, all baked fresh at the Coffee Company. They have newspapers... read more

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

Sweet T's Coffee, Beer & Wine

Outer Banks Ice Cream, Desserts & Sweets
1211 Duck Road, Duck Common, Duck
(252) 480-2326

Sweet T’s Coffee, Beer & Wine is a casual place to hang out in Duck. As a full-service coffee shop it offers all the coffee drinks you love plus pastries, muffins, bagels and, of course, free WiFi. With Sweet T's large selection of wine and craft beer, you can enjoy a glass of wine or a draft beer on the tree-shaded deck or pick up... read more

Sweet T’s Coffee, Beer & Wine is a casual place to hang out in Duck.... read more

The Spot

Outer Banks Ice Cream, Desserts & Sweets
2805 S. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 11, Nags Head
(252) 715-4033

Brought to you by the owners of Secret Spot Surf Shop right next door, The Spot is a fun, surf-inspired shop where you’re sure to find something to satisfy your sweet tooth…and your healthy side too! The Spot has a wide variety of ice cream flavors, milkshakes, smoothies and other morning and mid-day snacks to go. If you really want to energize your day, be... read more

Brought to you by the owners of Secret Spot Surf Shop right next door, The... read more