Outer Banks Restaurants with Late-Night Menus

Let's first talk about what Late-Night Menus means. For Outer Banks restaurants, that means an establishment that serves food after 10 p.m. in the summer and after 9 p.m. in the off season. We're not talking about places that serve full menus til 2 in the morning -- this ain't New York, folks. But the late-night restaurants we note here will have a bar menu, and sometimes more, after the regular dinner service ends. (Of course, there are always the fast food chains on the Outer Banks that often are open quite late.) Many of these late-night restaurants are known for the entertainment they offer as the witching hour approaches, and they wisely serve food to counteract the effects of that after-hours imbibing. But not all people who like to grab a late bite are party animals. Some might be heading to a night of fishing; others might want to experience the Outer Banks when the sun isn't high in the sky. You'll predominantly find pizza, wings, nachos and easy food that can be put together after the trained chefs have called it a night on these late-night menus, but we’re just happy to get what we can get in the wee hours.

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

Awful Arthur's Oyster Bar & Restaurant

Outer Banks Late-night Menus
2106 N. Virginia Dare Trail, The Beach Road, MP 6, Kill Devil Hills
(252) 441-5955

Awful Arthur's Oyster Bar is an Outer Banks legend and world-famous for its casual, raw bar atmosphere and delicious local seafood. The steamed shrimp are so good that they were featured in Esquire magazine. The menu features a variety of seafood, as well as burgers, pastas, steaks and chicken. Take the people's word for it: In a local polls Awful Arthur's has been voted Best...read more

Awful Arthur's Oyster Bar is an Outer Banks legend and world-famous for its casual, raw...read more

Bonzer Shack

Outer Banks Late-night Menus
1200 S. Virginia Dare Trail, The Beach Road, MP 9, Kill Devil Hills
(252) 480-1010

Get ready to kick back and relax at Bonzer Shack. With their creative take on Southern and island comfort food in a surf hangout atmosphere, there’s always something on the menu that’s sure to tempt you. The menu offers sandwiches, fresh seafood specials, steaks, burgers and the mouthwatering smoked Gouda grit cakes. Local favorites also include delicious apps like the Hippie Dip and wings roasted...read more

Get ready to kick back and relax at Bonzer Shack. With their creative take on...read more

Froggy Dog Restaurant & Pub

Outer Banks Late-night Menus
40050 N.C. Highway 12, Avon
(252) 995-5550

New owners in 2019 breathed new life into this long-established, seafood-oriented restaurant in Avon. The owners of popular Avon restaurants Cups & Cones and Muffins & Scones are at the helm of this restaurant now, and they are committed to serving scratch-made fare. They've redesigned the pub and dining rooms with new ship-themed decor. The full bar has expanded wine and beer selections, with a large focus on craft brews...read more

New owners in 2019 breathed new life into this long-established, seafood-oriented restaurant in Avon. The...read more

Goombays Grille & Raw Bar

Outer Banks Late-night Menus
1608 N. Virginia Dare Trail, The Beach Road, MP 7, Kill Devil Hills
(252) 441-6001

Goombays Grille & Raw Bar is a casual restaurant with a colorful and lively island-style atmosphere. The interior decor inspires happiness with bright murals, local artwork, fish tanks and vintage license plates on the walls surrounding the lobby and bar. The menu is fresh and creative, combining Outer Banks seafood with vacation-destination island influences, like Caribbean Creole Pasta, Caberete Shrimp, Caicos Coconut Shrimp Salad and...read more

Goombays Grille & Raw Bar is a casual restaurant with a colorful and lively island-style...read more

Howard’s Pub and Raw Bar Restaurant

Outer Banks Late-night Menus
1175 Irvin Garrish Highway, Ocracoke
(252) 928-4441

Fun, eclectic and casual, Howard's Pub serves local fish, oysters, shrimp, juicy chargrilled burgers, salads, sandwiches and more every day from spring until late fall. Enjoy the air-conditioned dining room, the long wooden bar, the expansive screened porch with ceiling fans or the sky deck with an island view. The iconic bar features beers from craft and major breweries on tap and in bottles, wine...read more

Fun, eclectic and casual, Howard's Pub serves local fish, oysters, shrimp, juicy chargrilled burgers, salads,...read more

Lucky 12 Tavern

Outer Banks Late-night Menus
3308 S. Virginia Dare Trail, The Beach Road, MP 12, Nags Head
(252) 255-5825

This neighborhood tavern serves quality food at great prices. Lucky 12 has fresh local seafood, hand-patted burgers, great New York-style pizza, authentic Buffalo chicken wings and Boardwalk Fries. Everything is fresh and well-prepared, and the chef creates tasty daily specials. There's a menu for kids. The dining room is open for lunch and dinner. The bar is also a popular late-night hangout, and...read more

This neighborhood tavern serves quality food at great prices. Lucky 12 has fresh...read more

Outer Banks Brewing Station

Outer Banks Late-night Menus
600 S. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 8.5, Kill Devil Hills
(252) 449-2739

Outer Banks Brewing Station has an ever-changing list of award-winning house-made beers that serve as the cornerstone of their innovative style. Multiple year winners of the Taste of the Beach People's Choice Award, their outstanding chefs have created an Outer Banks–inspired fusion menu using regionally available products from local fish and produce to North Carolina meats. Pastry chef Tina Mackenzie bakes the house bread and...read more

Outer Banks Brewing Station has an ever-changing list of award-winning house-made beers that serve as...read more

Poor Richard's Sandwich Shop

Outer Banks Late-night Menus
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

Secret Island Tavern

Outer Banks Late-night Menus
504 S. Virginia Dare Trail, The Beach Road, Milepost 8.5, Kill Devil Hills
(252) 619-3092

Secret Island is the place to go for late-night fun. The tavern and bar on the beach road in KDH offers live music and DJ parties all year round. The setting is super-cool, with vintage furnishings and plenty of space to spread out, whether at the bar, on the dance floor or on the upstairs balcony overlooking all the action. Check the marquee, social media...read more

Secret Island is the place to go for late-night fun. The tavern and bar on...read more

Shipwrecks Taphouse & Grill

Outer Banks Late-night Menus
4020 North Croatan Highway, Kitty Hawk
(252) 261-7800

Getting Shipwrecked on the Outer Banks is far from a bad thing at this new tap house and grill in Kitty Hawk. If you're looking for inspired Outer Banks cuisine, exceptional drinks, a place to kick back in the fresh air, enjoy ocean views and find entertainment, this is your destination. Their two-story restaurant features a second-floor balcony, downstairs dining room and bars on both...read more

Getting Shipwrecked on the Outer Banks is far from a bad thing at this new...read more

Sorella's Pizza & Pasta

Outer Banks Late-night Menus
659 Irvin Garrish Highway, Ocracoke
(252) 928-7777

Sorella's specializes in authentic Italian dishes, salads, pastas and, of course, pizza. The pasta dishes are sublime, and the pizzas are gourmet quality. The full menu is available for take out from their to-go window, and free delivery is available throughout the village. The menu options here are the perfect way to fill up hungry family and friends at the end of a busy day...read more

Sorella's specializes in authentic Italian dishes, salads, pastas and, of course, pizza. The pasta dishes...read more

Sundogs Raw Bar and Grill

Outer Banks Late-night Menus
807 Ocean Trail, Monteray Plaza, Corolla
(252) 453-4263

For lunch and dinner, this is a great family-friendly restaurant. The grill offers an array of appetizers along with steamed seafood, salads, sandwiches, burgers and full entrees like fish tacos and jambalaya created by Chef Bryan Maher. Be sure to check out their new raw bar that features several varieties of oysters and other delicacies, plus they have daily happy hour specials including 50% off...read more

For lunch and dinner, this is a great family-friendly restaurant. The grill offers an array...read more