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

Gaffer’s

Outer Banks Late-night Menus
1050 Irvin Garrish Highway, Ocracoke
(252) 928-3456

Gaffer’s has a cozy, family-friendly setting with a pub atmosphere. The menu includes local seafood, half-pound burgers, shrimp nachos, a fantastic wings menu (75¢ from 3 to 5 p.m. daily and all day on Sunday), steaks and pasta dishes. They serve breakfast, lunch, dinner and a late-night menu year-round. Gaffer's offers a full bar menu and a great variety of brews. They have live music...read more

Gaffer’s has a cozy, family-friendly setting with a pub atmosphere. The menu includes local seafood,...read more

Howard’s Pub and Raw Bar Restaurant

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

Fun, funky and casual, Howard's serves lunch and dinner every day from early spring until late fall. Fresh, local seafood from the Pamlico Sound is the highlight, but there are also steaks, ribs, burgers, salads, sandwiches and soups worth ferrying in for (and many do). Sit indoors in the air-conditioned dining room, at the long wooden bar, out on the expansive screened porch with circling ceiling fans or on...read more

Fun, funky and casual, Howard's serves lunch and dinner every day from early spring until late fall....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

New York Pizza Pub

Outer Banks Late-night Menus
2217 S. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 10, Nags Head
(252) 441-2660

With their outdoor deck, superb sound system, 28 TVs and a variety of delicious food, New York Pizza Pub features so much more than just pizza! Open seven days a week for lunch and dinner, they offer pizzas, whole and by the slice, in addition to great Italian entrees, such as lasagna, chicken parmigiana and fettuccine alfredo. They serve burgers, chicken and vegetarian...read more

With their outdoor deck, superb sound system, 28 TVs and a variety of...read more

Ocracoke Oyster Company

Outer Banks Late-night Menus
621 Irvin Garrish Highway, Ocracoke
(252) 928-0200

Ocracoke Oyster Company, now in a new location for 2020, appeals to locals and visitors, featuring local seafood with a large variety of oysters on the half shell. Serving fig wood-smoked barbecue, ribs, brisket and chicken, they also offer vegetarian options and a kids' menu. They have a large selection of craft beers. The restaurant is open daily for lunch and dinner. Look for a...read more

Ocracoke Oyster Company, now in a new location for 2020, appeals to locals and visitors,...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 and sodas 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...read more

Outer Banks Brewing Station has an ever-changing list of award-winning house-made beers and sodas that...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

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. Patrons have the option of full-service, sit-down dining in the small dining room, where a bar and Tuscan colors make for a relaxing setting. You can also order take out and pick up your order from a special to-go window. Or, free...read more

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