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 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 lot of seafood, but there are also burgers, pastas, steaks and chicken. Take the people's word for it: In a local polls Awful Arthur's has been voted Best of the Beach in... read more

Awful Arthur's Oyster Bar is world-famous for its casual, raw bar atmosphere and delicious local... read more

Barefoot Bernie’s Tropical Grill & Bar

Outer Banks Late-night Menus
3730 N. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 4.5, Kitty Hawk
(252) 261-1008

Barefoot Bernie’s is 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 have your own favorite wine,... read more

Barefoot Bernie’s is open year round for lunch and dinner. They pride themselves on offering... read more

Gaffer’s

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

Gaffer’s is a cozy, family-friendly setting with a pub atmosphere. Gaffer’s menu includes local fresh seafood, 1/2-lb burgers, shrimp nachos, a fantastic wings menu (50 cents from 3 to 5 p.m. daily), 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 every night in... read more

Gaffer’s is a cozy, family-friendly setting with a pub atmosphere. Gaffer’s menu includes local fresh... read more

Howard’s Pub and Raw Bar and Restaurant

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

Howard's Pub is one of the most well-known restaurants on the coast of North Carolina. It seems that everybody who comes to Ocracoke goes to Howard's at least once during their stay. Fun-loving and casual, Howard's is open every day from mid-March until late fall serving lunch and dinner. Fresh local shrimp, clams, fish, scallops and oysters are highlights, but there are also steaks, ribs,... read more

Howard's Pub is one of the most well-known restaurants on the coast of North Carolina.... 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 you can... read more

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

Mama Kwan's

Outer Banks Late-night Menus
1701 S. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 9.5, Kill Devil Hills
(252) 441-7889

Mama Kwan's serves delicious, local Outer Banks seafood with flavors from the Pacific Rim. The chef whips up specials every day, and there are lots of tempting dishes on the menu. Try the fish tacos or pepper-seared tuna dinner — sushi-grade tuna served rare with wasabi, soy sauce, rice and cucumber salad. The unique flavors of the Special Occasion Pasta make it a menu favorite.... read more

Mama Kwan's serves delicious, local Outer Banks seafood with flavors from the Pacific Rim. The... read more

Mulligan's Raw Bar and Grille

Outer Banks Late-night Menus
4005 S. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 13, Nags Head
(252) 480-2000

For more than 20 years, Mulligan’s has served Southern Coastal cuisine with incredible views, thanks to its scenic location between Jockey’s Ridge and Historic Cottage Row. Long known for having the some of the best burgers on the beach, their masterful chefs have recently been placing a brighter spotlight on local seafood prepared in an authentic Outer Banks style, all with fresh, local ingredients. Start... read more

For more than 20 years, Mulligan’s has served Southern Coastal cuisine with incredible views, thanks... read more

Ocean Boulevard

Outer Banks Late-night Menus
4700 N. Virginia Dare Trail, The Beach Road, MP 2.5, Kitty Hawk
(252) 261-2546

Ocean Boulevard is a casual yet upscale restaurant, which means you can enjoy a special evening out in the comfort of your sandals. They are, after all, just steps away from the ocean. Ocean Boulevard’s culinary team serves an American bistro-style menu that has been praised in Southern Living magazine as well as The Washington Post. The menu changes seasonally but always includes beautiful preparations... read more

Ocean Boulevard is a casual yet upscale restaurant, which means you can enjoy a special... read more

Open Water Grill

Outer Banks Late-night Menus
39450 N.C. Highway 12, Avon
(252) 505-0159

Celebrating its sixth season, Open Water Grill’s primo waterfront location definitely makes it worth the short hop up (or down) to the north end of Avon. The back deck is practically over the water, and the view of the open sound from the back patio is unbelievable. There is plenty of outdoor waterfront seating, or you can also dine indoors, with a great view, or on... read more

Celebrating its sixth season, Open Water Grill’s primo waterfront location definitely makes it worth the short... 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

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 33% off... read more

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