Outer Banks Restaurants

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1587 Restaurant

405 Queen Elizabeth Street, The Tranquil House Inn
Manteo
(252) 473-1587
Outer Banks Restaurant

1587 is an elegant restaurant on Roanoke Island. It exudes cosmopolitan class with soft lighting, a copper-topped bar, polished wood, subtle lighting and a view of the harbor. Dining here is an intimate experience with servers that make you feel as if you’re their only customer. Food presentation is a priority, and all dishes are works of art. Taste is important, too, and you’ll be...read more

1587 is an elegant restaurant on Roanoke Island. It exudes cosmopolitan class with soft lighting,...read more

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Atlantic Coast Cafe

25150 N.C. Highway 12
across from the KOA Campground
Waves
(252) 987-1200
Outer Banks Restaurant

Expect great food and awesome service at Atlantic Coast Cafe in Waves – even during the 2020 safety-first switch to takeout only with curbside pickup. Offering nearly 100% of its usual menu, ACC still serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Call in your order or order online, and they will have it packaged and ready to go. Just call them when you arrive, and a safety-masked...read more

Expect great food and awesome service at Atlantic Coast Cafe in Waves – even during...read more

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Avenue Waterfront Grille

207 Queen Elizabeth Avenue, The Waterfront Shops
Manteo
(252) 473-4800
Outer Banks Restaurant

If you want to see the water while you dine, Avenue Waterfront Grille is a good place to do it. Shallowbag Bay and Roanoke Sound are visible from every seat in the house, and their patio seating overlooks the Manteo docks. Whether you boat up to the Manteo docks or walk up from the waterfront, Avenue is all about maintaining the relaxed and fun attitude...read more

If you want to see the water while you dine, Avenue Waterfront Grille is a...read more

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Awful Arthur's Oyster Bar & Restaurant

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

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

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Bad Bean Baja Grill

4146 N. Croatan Highway
The Bypass, MP 3.5
Kitty Hawk
(252) 261-1300
Outer Banks Restaurant

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 local fresh fish 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...read more

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

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Basnight’s Lone Cedar

7623 S. Virginia Dare Trail
Nags Head/Manteo Causeway
Nags Head
(252) 441-5405
Outer Banks Restaurant

This Outer Banks landmark restaurant is where you’ll find many a local eating every night, so you know the food must be really good. This restaurant is, in fact, at the top of the list of many locals’ favorite spots. The service is genuinely friendly, and the portions are more than generous. You’ll enjoy the vast views of the sound on both sides, especially the...read more

This Outer Banks landmark restaurant is where you’ll find many a local eating every night,...read more

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Big Buck's Homemade Ice Cream

794-F Sunset Boulevard
Timbuck II
Corolla
(252) 453-3188
Outer Banks Restaurant

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

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Big Buck's Homemade Ice Cream

3810 N. Croatan Highway
The Bypass, MP 4.5
Kitty Hawk
(252) 715-0779
Outer Banks Restaurant

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

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Big Buck's Homemade Ice Cream

207 Queen Elizabeth Avenue
Waterfront Shops, Downtown Manteo
Manteo
(252) 423-3118
Outer Banks Restaurant

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

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Black Pelican Oceanfront Cafe

3848 N.Virginia Dare Trail
The Beach Road, MP 4
Kitty Hawk
(252) 261-3171
Outer Banks Restaurant

The Black Pelican is on The Beach Road, directly across from the ocean. They have a deck bar with great ocean views and, of course, lots of fresh seafood on the menu. Choose from steamed seafood, steaks or pizza from the wood-fired brick oven, a locals' favorite. Each night they offer an eclectic list of chef’s specials, and they have a kids' menu with lots...read more

The Black Pelican is on The Beach Road, directly across from the ocean. They have...read more

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Blue Point

1240 Duck Road
The Waterfront Shops
Duck
(252) 261-8090
The Waterfront Shops
Outer Banks Restaurant

The Blue Point established Duck as an Outer Banks dining destination when it opened in 1989 and has since put the tiny town on the foodie map. The restaurant is lively and offers fantastic views of the Currituck Sound. The menus are creative, upscale, Southern and coastal, changing seasonally to reflect the fresh local and regional ingredients that are available. The dinner menu...read more

The Blue Point established Duck as an Outer Banks dining destination when it...read more

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Bob's Grill

1219 S. Croatan Highway
The Bypass, MP 9
Kill Devil Hills
(252) 441-0707
Outer Banks Restaurant

You have to love a place where you can get breakfast in the afternoon. Bob’s is casual, with reasonable prices and large portions. Breakfast includes huge hot cakes, three-egg omelets, French toast and waffles. At lunch, try Bob’s burger, Philly steak and cheese, a fried chicken sandwich or a fresh salad. Cold beer and wine are available. Try their homemade carrot cake or any of...read more

You have to love a place where you can get breakfast in the afternoon. Bob’s...read more

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Bonzer Shack

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

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

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Chilli Peppers Coastal Grill & Pupuseria

3001 N. Croatan Highway
The Bypass, Milepost 5
Kill Devil Hills
(252) 441-8081
Outer Banks Restaurant

Chilli Peppers Coastal Grill & Pupuseria is famous on the Outer Banks for its coastal cuisine, fresh seafood, flavors from around the world and award-winning soups and sauces. Everything is made from scratch, the dining room is warm and casual, and you'll love the outdoor dining area too. Every day the chef’s lunch specials include a pasta dish, burritos, tostadas and a sandwich and soup...read more

Chilli Peppers Coastal Grill & Pupuseria is famous on the Outer Banks for its coastal...read more

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Cookshak Fried Chicken

1187 Duck Road
Loblolly Pines Shopping Plaza
Duck
(252) 261-1156
Outer Banks Restaurant

If it’s Southern chicken, then it’d better be fried. At least, that’s what they believe at The Cookshak Fried Chicken. Their small menu lets them focus on preparing fried chicken and its fixings right, crafting each meal to feel like you’re sitting down to a big chicken dinner at Grandma’s country farmhouse. The restaurant serves food in family-size servings, and you can order half or whole birds and pair them with sides of fries,...read more

If it’s Southern chicken, then it’d better be fried. At least, that’s what they believe at The Cookshak Fried Chicken....read more

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Cookshak Fried Chicken

2515 S. Croatan Highway Unit A
Nags Head
(252) 441-1156
Outer Banks Restaurant

If it’s Southern chicken, then it’d better be fried. At least, that’s what they believe at The Cookshak Fried Chicken. Their small menu lets them focus on preparing fried chicken and its fixings right, crafting each meal to feel like you’re sitting down to a big chicken dinner at Grandma’s country farmhouse. The restaurant serves food in family-size servings, and you can order half or whole birds and pair them with sides of fries,...read more

If it’s Southern chicken, then it’d better be fried. At least, that’s what they believe at The Cookshak Fried Chicken....read more

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Corolla Cantina

1159 Austin Street
Corolla
(252) 597-1730
Outer Banks Restaurant

Corolla Cantina is the place for fresh, Coastal Baja-inspired food. It opens at 11 a.m. for lunch and dinner. The decor of the cantina reflects its menu: bold, refreshing and laid-back. Owner Nadya Williams makes you feel as if you’re stepping into her own kitchen, greeting you with a genuine smile and hearty laugh. Start your meal with chips and queso or Hot Honey Shrimp...read more

Corolla Cantina is the place for fresh, Coastal Baja-inspired food. It opens at 11 a.m....read more

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Cosmo’s Pizzeria

5591 N. Croatan Highway
The Marketplace
Southern Shores
(252) 261-8388
Outer Banks Restaurant

Cosmo’s offers Italian-style food that’s worth seeking out. We think the crust is dandy — perfectly crisp on the outside and soft on the inside and with just a hint of sweetness. Choose from any of their fabulous pizza concoctions or create your own. Cosmo’s also offers salads, pasta dishes, subs, beer and wine. You can eat in or take it out.read more

Cosmo’s offers Italian-style food that’s worth seeking out. We think the crust is dandy —...read more

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Country Deli

1900 S. Croatan Highway
The Bypass, MP 9.75
Kill Devil Hills
(252) 441-5684
Outer Banks Restaurant

Country Deli has been an Outer Banks tradition and locals' favorite for more than 30 years. Guests can dine in, enjoy the outside patio, carry out or have their food delivered (even to a beach access!) as long as it's in their delivery range. Country Deli prides itself on its over-stuffed sandwiches with more than 50 delicious menu items. Sandwiches are made with Thumann's meats and...read more

Country Deli has been an Outer Banks tradition and locals' favorite for more than 30 years....read more

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Dajio

305 Irvin Garrish Highway
Ocracoke
(252) 928-7119
Outer Banks Restaurant

Dajio is nestled in the trees down in Ocracoke's waterfront village. Husband and wife team Doug and Judy Eifert prepare succulent plates of locally caught fish, shrimp and oysters. They bring to the table a fusion of delicious, innovative and satisfying dishes from the surrounding sea, farms, breweries and vineyards. The menu includes extensive gluten-free and vegetarian options. Bring in your catch and they will...read more

Dajio is nestled in the trees down in Ocracoke's waterfront village. Husband and wife team...read more

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Dare Devil's Pizzeria

1112 S. Virginia Dare Trail
The Beach Road, MP 9
Kill Devil Hills
(252) 441-6330
Outer Banks Restaurant

A fixture on the Beach Road in Kill Devil Hills since 1987, Dare Devil's Pizzeria has reached legendary status on the Outer Banks. They serve delicious pizzas, stromboli, subs, salads and appetizers. All the sauces and dough are made fresh daily, and you can really taste the difference. The quality of the food plus the friendly staff are just a couple of the reasons this is...read more

A fixture on the Beach Road in Kill Devil Hills since 1987, Dare Devil's Pizzeria...read more

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Darrell’s Restaurant

521 S. U.S. Highway 64
Manteo
(252) 473-5366
Outer Banks Restaurant

Darrell’s is a family-style seafood restaurant that’s a locals' favorite and has been operated by the Daniels family for more than five decades. It dates back to 1960 when Darrell Daniels started the Polar Bear Drive-In. When the second generation came on board in 1972, the family changed the focus to a seafood restaurant and renamed it Darrell's Seafood Restaurant. Now the third generation is...read more

Darrell’s is a family-style seafood restaurant that’s a locals' favorite and has been operated by...read more

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Diamond Shoals Restaurant and Seafood Market

46843 N.C. Highway 12
Buxton
(252) 995-5217
Outer Banks Restaurant

Diamond Shoals Restaurant is a family-owned establishment that has been serving Hatteras visitors and locals for more than 25 years. It’s open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner and is welcoming of large groups. Breakfast is full service and hearty, including omelets, platters, hotcakes and more. At lunch or dinner, be sure to try their award-winning clam chowder and crab bisque. Diamond...read more

Diamond Shoals Restaurant is a family-owned establishment that has been serving Hatteras visitors and locals...read more

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Dunes Restaurant

7013 S. Virginia Dare Trail
The Bypass, MP 16.5
Nags Head
(252) 441-1600
Outer Banks Restaurant

Dunes Restaurant has been a breakfast and dinner favorite among Outer Banks locals and visitors for nearly four decades (37 years in 2019 to be exact). Breakfast here is a certifiable Nags Head tradition. Their hearty breakfast buffet and fresh fruit bar, offered daily in season, are a huge draw, yet the a la carte breakfast menu is one of the biggest on the beach,...read more

Dunes Restaurant has been a breakfast and dinner favorite among Outer Banks locals and visitors...read more

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Fat Crabs Rib Company

1159 Austin Street
Corolla Light Town Center
Corolla
(252) 453-9931
Outer Banks Restaurant

This is a great local dine-in or take-out restaurant with a very casual family atmosphere. The menu features seafood including soft-shell and hard-shell crabs (hard shells are sold either live or cooked), Alaskan king and snow crab legs by the pound (when available), scallops, shrimp, clams, mussels, oysters and fresh fish, plus slow-cooked barbecue including North Carolina pulled pork, beef brisket, smoked ribs, smoked chicken...read more

This is a great local dine-in or take-out restaurant with a very casual family atmosphere....read more

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FatBoyz Ice Cream & Sweet Treats

7208 S. Virginia Dare Trail
The Beach Road, MP 16.5
Nags Head
(252) 441-6514
Outer Banks Restaurant

FatBoyz has been a beach road favorite in Nags Head for more than 20 years, so it might already be on your radar. If that's the case, you're going to notice some changes in 2020. No longer serving grill fare, FatBoyz is now focusing all its efforts on its delicious sweets and treats. Hand-dipped and soft-serve ice cream are prepared in dozens of ways –...read more

FatBoyz has been a beach road favorite in Nags Head for more than 20 years,...read more

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Fish Heads Bar & Grill

8901 S. Old Oregon Inlet Road
MP 18.5
Nags Head
(252) 441-5740
Outer Banks Restaurant

You can't eat and drink any closer to the ocean than this. Outer Banks Pier offers a restaurant and bar with seating on the deck in the sun or moon or under a roof with open-air curtains. They serve fish tacos, steamed shrimp, fresh hamburgers, fries and more. And they also have some breakfast sandwiches for the early birds and anglers. Wine and an extensive...read more

You can't eat and drink any closer to the ocean than this. Outer Banks Pier...read more

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FreshFit Cafe

7531 S. Virginia Dare Trail
Nags Head-Manteo Causeway
Nags Head
(252) 715-6444
Outer Banks Restaurant

Serving healthy, clean and fresh foods and drinks, FreshFit Café makes it easy to stick to your health and fitness goals. The owners are health-focused and nutrition-oriented and they want to help people eat better so that they have more energy, less stress and fuller lives. FreshFit serves balanced breakfasts and lunches and offers organic coffee, a juice bar, smoothies, detox drinks, a kids' menu...read more

Serving healthy, clean and fresh foods and drinks, FreshFit Café makes it easy to stick...read more

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Froggy Dog Restaurant & Pub

40050 N.C. Highway 12
Avon
(252) 995-5550
Outer Banks Restaurant

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

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Gaffer’s

1050 Irvin Garrish Highway
Ocracoke
(252) 928-3456
Outer Banks Restaurant

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

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Good Winds Restaurant

24502 N.C. Highway 12
Waves Village Watersports Resort
Rodanthe
(252) 987-1100
Outer Banks Restaurant

Whether you’ve worked up an appetite kiteboarding on-site or you just want a meal with a water view, Good Winds Restaurant is an excellent choice on northern Hatteras Island. Good Winds serves tasty and inventive beach cuisine, fresh-caught local seafood and the widest selection of wine and regional craft beer in the Tri-Villages. Located above Kitty Hawk Kites on the second

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Whether you’ve worked up an appetite kiteboarding on-site or you just

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Goombays Grille & Raw Bar

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

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

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Howard’s Pub and Raw Bar Restaurant

1175 Irvin Garrish Highway
Ocracoke
(252) 928-4441
Outer Banks Restaurant

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

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Jason’s Restaurant

1110 Irvin Garrish Highway
Ocracoke
(252) 928-3434
Outer Banks Restaurant
Jason's Restaurant has a lot of loyal local customers because it serves tasty, traditional and reasonably priced food in a casual atmosphere. Pizza, pasta, subs, sandwiches, salads, steaks, chicken and, of course, fresh seafood are served for lunch and dinner. See their beer and wine menu for drink choices. Don't miss the mouthwatering homemade desserts for the finishing touch for your meal.read more
Jason's Restaurant has a lot of loyal local customers because it serves tasty, traditional and...read more
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Jimmy's Seafood Buffet

4117 N. Croatan Highway
The Bypass, MP 4
Kitty Hawk
(252) 261-4973
Outer Banks Restaurant

Jimmy’s is a popular vacationer's destination now entering their 21st season. They offer a variety of Outer Banks seafood and more than 100 tempting dishes from both land and sea, including homemade soups and made-from-scratch desserts. With keto-friendly, vegetarian and gluten-free options on both the buffet and menu, Jimmy's has something for almost every diner. When it comes to seafood, the owner says...read more

Jimmy’s is a popular vacationer's destination now entering their 21st season. They offer...read more

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Jolly Roger Pub and Marina

410 Irvin Garrish Highway
Ocracoke
(252) 928-3703
Outer Banks Restaurant

The Jolly Roger Pub and Marina is an open-air, waterfront restaurant perched directly on Silver Lake harbor. Casual lunches and dinners are served daily, offering a variety of fresh seafood, humongous burgers, Mexican dishes and tasty appetizers. It's a favorite spot to sit with a cold drink and listen to live music while watching the sunset over Ocracoke's harbor. They're open seasonally, mid-April to mid-October.read more

The Jolly Roger Pub and Marina is an open-air, waterfront restaurant perched directly on Silver...read more

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Khan's Mongolian Grill

101 E. Atlantic Street
MP 9
Kill Devil Hills
(252) 255-1006
Outer Banks Restaurant

What’s in your bowl? Newcomer to the Kill Devil Hills dining scene in 2019 is Khan's Mongolian Grill. This fast-casual restaurant is all about the bowls where each diner is his or her own chef. Choose from a one-bowl option or an unlimited option. Each meal begins with your choice of shaved meats and seafood, fresh-cut vegetables and signature sauces and spices. Choose your rice and...read more

What’s in your bowl? Newcomer to the Kill Devil Hills dining scene in 2019 is Khan's...read more

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La Fogata Mexican Restaurant

3924 N. Croatan Highway
The Bypass, MP 4.5
Kitty Hawk
(252) 255-0934
Outer Banks Restaurant

With locations in Kitty Hawk, Nags Head and Avon, La Fogata is an Outer Banks standby for good, filling, traditional Mexican fare. Locals love it for offering tasty food at a good value. Within minutes of sitting down, you’ll have warm chips and yummy salsa to munch on while you look over the extensive menu. They serve beer and wine and have a full bar...read more

With locations in Kitty Hawk, Nags Head and Avon, La Fogata is an Outer Banks...read more

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La Fogata Mexican Restaurant

4933 S. Croatan Highway
The Bypass, MP 14.5
Nags Head
(252) 441-4179
Outer Banks Restaurant

With locations in Kitty Hawk, Nags Head and Avon, La Fogata is an Outer Banks standby for good, filling, traditional Mexican fare. Locals love it for offering tasty food at a good value. Within minutes of sitting down, you’ll have warm chips and yummy salsa to munch on while you look over the extensive menu. They serve beer and wine and have a full bar...read more

With locations in Kitty Hawk, Nags Head and Avon, La Fogata is an Outer Banks...read more

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La Fogata Mexican Restaurant

41934 N.C. Highway 12
Hatteras Island Plaza
Avon
(252) 986-1118
Outer Banks Restaurant

With locations in Kitty Hawk, Nags Head and Avon, La Fogata is an Outer Banks standby for good, filling, traditional Mexican fare. Locals love it for offering tasty food at a good value. Within minutes of sitting down, you’ll have warm chips and yummy salsa to munch on while you look over the extensive menu. They serve beer and wine and have a full bar...read more

With locations in Kitty Hawk, Nags Head and Avon, La Fogata is an Outer Banks...read more

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Lost Colony Brewery & Cafe

208 Queen Elizabeth Avenue
Manteo
(252) 473-6666
Outer Banks Restaurant

For award-winning locally brewed beer and creative cuisine, head to Lost Colony Brewery & Cafe. This longtime local restaurant has the chops of any urban gastropub but with the friendliness and welcoming atmosphere of small-town Manteo. Notable for bringing a touch of city style to the downtown Manteo waterfront, the restaurant and pub are located at the intersection of Queen Elizabeth Avenue and Sir Walter...read more

For award-winning locally brewed beer and creative cuisine, head to Lost Colony Brewery & Cafe....read more

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Lucky 12 Tavern

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

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

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Mike Dianna's Grill Room

777 Sunset Boulevard
Corolla
(252) 453-4336
Outer Banks Restaurant

Mike Dianna's Grill Room is in the Timbuck II Shopping Center in Corolla. Celebrating its 16th season on the Outer Banks, the Grill Room is owned and operated by a true Corolla local who has lived in the area since 1984 and grew up in Corolla's small town. The restaurant starts with the best raw products they can find, such USDA Prime beef, fresh and...read more

Mike Dianna's Grill Room is in the Timbuck II Shopping Center in Corolla. Celebrating its...read more

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Muffins and Scones

40126 N.C. Highway 12
Avon
(252) 986-5109
Outer Banks Restaurant

Muffins and Scones is the perfect place to start or end your day. With more than 15 varieties of fresh New York-style bagels, freshly made pastries and handcrafted coffee drinks, it’s a great place for breakfast, a light lunch or a gourmet dessert. If you're looking for a special occasion cake, look no further as they custom make almost any cake. Their lounge area is a comfy...read more

Muffins and Scones is the perfect place to start or end your day. With more...read more

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Mulligan’s Grille in Historic Cottage Row

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

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 some of the best burgers on the beach, their masterful chefs recently have been placing a brighter spotlight on local seafood prepared in an authentic Outer Banks style, all with fresh, local ingredients....read more

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

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NC Coast Grill & Bar

1184 Duck Road
Duck
(252) 261-8666
Outer Banks Restaurant

The second restaurant from the team at Duck’s Red Sky Cafe, NC Coast Grill & Bar’s open kitchen, concrete bar, upscale coastal decor and waterfront location create a lively, hip and low-key atmosphere for gathering with family and friends over drinks, snacks, shareable plates and meals. Owner/Chef Wes Stepp describes NC Coast’s cuisine as celebrating the flavors of the coastal South while bringing in cross-cultural...read more

The second restaurant from the team at Duck’s Red Sky Cafe, NC Coast Grill &...read more

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New York Pizza Pub

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

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

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North Banks Restaurant & Raw Bar

794 Sunset Boulevard
TimBuck II Shopping Village
Corolla
(252) 453-3344
Outer Banks Restaurant

North Banks, located in the west building of TimBuck II, is casual, contemporary and high-energy. This restaurant has been a Corolla favorite for fresh seafood and memorable dinners for more than 20 years. Filet mignon and lobster are just a few of the house specialties. They also have several preparations of local fish every night and a raw bar offering up the freshest local delicacies....read more

North Banks, located in the west building of TimBuck II, is casual, contemporary and high-energy....read more

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Ocean Boulevard Bistro and Martini Bar

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

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...read more

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

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Ocracoke Oyster Company

621 Irvin Garrish Highway
Ocracoke
(252) 928-0200
Outer Banks Restaurant

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

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Oh My Dog & Other Little Bites

1159 Austin Street
Corolla
(252) 597-3294
Outer Banks Restaurant

Hot dogs are a crowd pleaser, and you can get them here – in an astounding variety from plain corn dogs and specialty dogs to the Corolla Dog with fried mozzarella and chili. There's more than hot dogs here, though. Hot pretzels, fries, tots, wraps, salads, a variety of deli sandwiches, tot-chos and many more yummy items keep everybody happy. Oh My Dog serves breakfast,...read more

Hot dogs are a crowd pleaser, and you can get them here – in an...read more

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Outer Banks Brewing Station

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

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

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Outer Banks Coffee Company

807 Ocean Trail
Monteray Plaza
Corolla
(252) 453-0200
Outer Banks Restaurant

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 senses. All the usual coffee drinks are offered, as are tea and homemade pastries and other sweets, all baked fresh. Stop in for something cold, like an iced...read more

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

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Philly Steak Subs

807-F Ocean Trail
Corolla
(252) 453-4239
Outer Banks Restaurant

You don't have to go to Philadelphia to get an authentic Philly cheese steak. You can get one right here in beautiful Corolla at Philly Steak Subs. This casual eatery and bar is owned and operated by a family of Philadelphia transplants, so they know it's not a Philly cheese steak unless it's served on an Amoroso roll. You can keep yours classic or try...read more

You don't have to go to Philadelphia to get an authentic Philly cheese steak. You...read more

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Pizza Stop

5385 N. Virginia Dare Trail
Sandy Ridge Shopping Center
Southern Shores
(252) 261-7867
Outer Banks Restaurant

The Pizza Stop bakes fresh, hand-tossed, authentic New York-style pizzas in their own stone ovens. All dough, sauces and most of the dressings are made in house. Choose from a variety of specialty pies or create one of your own with fresh, often organic, veggies and toppings. They also serve subs, pasta dishes, salad, wine and beer. You can eat in, take out...read more

The Pizza Stop bakes fresh, hand-tossed, authentic New York-style pizzas in their own...read more

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Pizzazz Pizza

603 Currituck Clubhouse
The Shoppes at the Currituck Club
Corolla
(252) 261-1111
Outer Banks Restaurant

Pizzazz is a pizza favorite on the Outer Banks. They’ve been around since 1986 because they make consistently great pizza with generous toppings and the service is friendly. Choose from gourmet menu creations or stick with the traditional. Pizzazz also makes hot subs, salads and wings. You can eat in for lunch or dinner or have your pizza delivered. Call for off-season hours. And, if...read more

Pizzazz is a pizza favorite on the Outer Banks. They’ve been around since 1986 because...read more

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Pizzazz Pizza

1187 Duck Road
Loblolly Pines Shopping Center
Duck
(252) 261-1111
Outer Banks Restaurant

Pizzazz is a pizza favorite on the Outer Banks. They’ve been around since 1986 because they make consistently great pizza with generous toppings and the service is friendly. Choose from gourmet menu creations or stick with the traditional. Pizzazz also makes hot subs, salads and wings. You can eat in for lunch or dinner or have your pizza delivered. Call for off-season hours. And, if...read more

Pizzazz is a pizza favorite on the Outer Banks. They’ve been around since 1986 because...read more

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Pizzazz Pizza

2515 S. Croatan Highway
The Bypass, MP 10.5
Nags Head
(252) 261-1111
Outer Banks Restaurant

Pizzazz is a pizza favorite on the Outer Banks. They’ve been around since 1986 because they make consistently great pizza with generous toppings and the service is friendly. Choose from gourmet menu creations or stick with the traditional. Pizzazz also makes hot subs, salads and wings. You can eat in for lunch or dinner or have your pizza delivered. Call for off-season hours. And, if...read more

Pizzazz is a pizza favorite on the Outer Banks. They’ve been around since 1986 because...read more

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Poor Richard's Sandwich Shop

303 Queen Elizabeth Avenue
Manteo Waterfront
Manteo
(252) 473-3333
Outer Banks Restaurant

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

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Red Drum Grille and Taphouse

2412 S. Virginia Dare Trail, The Beach Road, MP 10
Nags Head
(252) 480-1095
Outer Banks Restaurant

Dine in cozy ambiance and enjoy a variety of lunch and dinner dishes, including sandwiches, burgers, fish and chips, steamed seafood and vegetables, ribs, steaks, vegetarian dishes, seafood pasta and more. Like the setting, the food could be dubbed "comfort with an upscale dash." Most any beer lover will be happy as a clam here with 18 beers on tap. Be sure to check out...read more

Dine in cozy ambiance and enjoy a variety of lunch and dinner dishes, including sandwiches,...read more

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Red Sky Cafe

1197 Duck Road
Duck Landing
Duck
(252) 261-8646
Outer Banks Restaurant

Red Sky is an inviting cafe with a creative menu of contemporary coastal cuisine. Chef Wes Stepp and his team turn out some incredible fare, including filet mignon, crispy duck, seafood, pasta and chicken plus sandwiches, salads, soups, appetizers and desserts. The daily specials are always worth trying. Top-quality, flavor-rich ingredients round out all the offerings, and the sides are usually as show-stopping as the...read more

Red Sky is an inviting cafe with a creative menu of contemporary coastal cuisine. Chef...read more

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Rusty’s Surf And Turf

47355 N.C. Highway 12
Buxton
(252) 995-4184
Outer Banks Restaurant

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

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Sam & Omie's

7228 S. Virginia Dare Trail
The Beach Road, MP 16.5
Nags Head
(252) 441-7366
Outer Banks Restaurant

Originally opened in 1937 by Sam Tillett and his son, Omie, both fishermen, this was the original place to book Oregon Inlet fishing charters and get a filling, pre-fishing breakfast. Sam & Omie's shows no signs of stopping as they head toward the century mark! Stop here for a tried and true Nags Head eating experience. The place exudes a traditional beach atmosphere and serves...read more

Originally opened in 1937 by Sam Tillett and his son, Omie, both fishermen, this was...read more

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Sandbars Raw Bar and Grill

1716 N. Croatan Highway
The Bypass, MP 6.5
Kill Devil Hills
(252) 715-2882
Outer Banks Restaurant

A great laid-back place for seafood is this cool little spot in the Dare Center next to Food Lion. It serves both lunch and dinner, and you'll find fresh shrimp, clams and oysters along with salads, chicken, burgers, steaks and sandwiches. You should definitely make it to happy hour each day from 3 to 6 p.m. – the seafood specials are spectacular! Add...read more

A great laid-back place for seafood is this cool little spot in the...read more

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Secret Island Tavern

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

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

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Sonny’s Restaurant

57947 N.C. Highway 12
Hatteras village
(252) 986-2922
Outer Banks Restaurant

Serving Hatteras for more than 40 years, Sonny’s features breakfast, lunch and dinner. Breakfast is rib-sticking, with fabulous homemade hash browns, omelets, pancakes, homemade biscuits and sausage gravy. Lunch offers burgers, soups, seafood, salads and homemade daily specials. Dinner features nightly specials, fresh seafood platters, hand-cut steaks, pasta and mixed grills. Steamer specials include Alaskan snow crab legs, shrimp and clams. Sonny’s offers beer and...read more

Serving Hatteras for more than 40 years, Sonny’s features breakfast, lunch and dinner. Breakfast is...read more

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Sorella's Pizza & Pasta

659 Irvin Garrish Highway
Ocracoke
(252) 928-7777
Outer Banks Restaurant

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

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Stack ‘em High

3801 N. Croatan Highway
The Bypass, MP 4.5
Kitty Hawk
(252) 261-8221
Outer Banks Restaurant

Stack ‘em High is a great breakfast stop filled with everything you could ever want for your morning meal and more. In this family-friendly restaurant you’ll go through a line to select your own beverage, fresh fruit, cereal or muffins alongside a complete line of menu items that are then prepared fresh the minute you order. Choose from delicious breakfasts like pancakes – short or...read more

Stack ‘em High is a great breakfast stop filled with everything you could ever want...read more

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Stack ‘em High

1225 S. Croatan Highway
The Bypass, MP 9
Kill Devil Hills
(252) 441-7064
Outer Banks Restaurant

Stack ‘em High is a great breakfast stop filled with everything you could ever want for your morning meal and more. In this family-friendly restaurant you’ll go through a line to select your own beverage, fresh fruit, cereal or muffins alongside a complete line of menu items that are then prepared fresh the minute you order. Choose from delicious breakfasts like pancakes – short or...read more

Stack ‘em High is a great breakfast stop filled with everything you could ever want...read more

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Sundogs Raw Bar and Grill

807 Ocean Trail
Monteray Plaza
Corolla
(252) 453-4263
Outer Banks Restaurant

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

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Sweet T's Coffee, Beer & Wine

1211 Duck Road
Duck
(252) 480-2326
Outer Banks Restaurant

Sweet T’s Coffee Beer & Wine in Duck is the perfect casual spot to hang out. As a full-service coffee shop it offers many of the coffee and espresso drinks you love, plus pastries, muffins, bagels and other treats. A large selection of craft beer and wine makes it simple to enjoy the tree-shaded deck with a draft beer or glass of wine. You can...read more

Sweet T’s Coffee Beer & Wine in Duck is the perfect casual spot...read more

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The Landing Grill

4447 Mill Landing Road
Wanchese
(252) 473-3247
Outer Banks Restaurant

The Landing Grill, serving quick eats and Southern favorites, is in Wanchese and conveniently located on Mill Landing Road (also known as N.C. Highway 345) on the harbor side near the big curve. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, The Landing menu items include biscuits and breakfast foods, hamburgers, hot dogs, pizza, tasty sandwiches and subs, homemade chicken salad and a variety of other salad...read more

The Landing Grill, serving quick eats and Southern favorites, is in Wanchese and conveniently located...read more

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The Paper Canoe

1564 Duck Road
Duck
(252) 715-2220
Outer Banks Restaurant

The Paper Canoe features fresh, simple food in a polished, casual atmosphere with a stunning waterfront view. Entrees and Old World wood-oven pizzas are prepared with local seafood and locally grown vegetables. An ever-changing chalkboard menu features daily selections like homemade pasta, locally caught seafood and rustic wood-oven specialties. Ten craft beers on tap and an extensive wine list will have you lingering well after...read more

The Paper Canoe features fresh, simple food in a polished, casual atmosphere with a stunning...read more

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The Village Table & Tavern

1314 N. Duck Road
Duck
(252) 715-1414
Outer Banks Restaurant

With sweeping views of the Currituck Sound from every window, The Village Table & Tavern is one of the newest additions to Duck’s dining scene. Situated on the waterfront just north of town, The Village has become known for their creative, high-quality food and drink and exceptional service. Their menu is based on the belief that casual food doesn't have to be ordinary and inspired food...read more

With sweeping views of the Currituck Sound from every window, The Village Table & Tavern...read more

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Tortugas' Lie Shellfish Bar and Grille

3016 S. Virginia Dare Trail
The Beach Road, MP 11
Nags Head
(252) 441-7299
Outer Banks Restaurant

The island-style interior and excellent food make Tortugas' a favorite among locals and repeat visitors. There are lots of healthy options here, with Caribbean-inspired seafood and vegetarian options. Chow down on a variety of dishes, including tuna bites, burritos, pasta and steamed seafood and veggies. If there's a salad on the specials board when you're there, take our word for it and order...read more

The island-style interior and excellent food make Tortugas' a favorite among locals and...read more

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TRiO Restaurant & Market

3708 N. Croatan Highway
The Bypass, MP 4.5
Kitty Hawk
(252) 261-0277
Outer Banks Restaurant

TRiO Restaurant & Market is a vibrant dining and retail destination with an inviting, upscale-casual vibe that sets it apart from other places on the Outer Banks. With both an eclectic restaurant and gourmet market, TRiO offers the best from the worlds of food, wine, beer and cheese for your enjoyment, either on the premises or in the comfort of your home. In...read more

TRiO Restaurant & Market is a vibrant dining and retail destination with an...read more

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Uncle Ike’s Sandbar & Grill

1159 Austin Street
Corolla Light Town Center
Corolla
(252) 597-1606
Outer Banks Restaurant

One of the few restaurants in Corolla staying open all year long, Uncle Ike's serves a wide range of fresh, homemade foods. With an aim to please the whole family, the menu includes big, bold, fresh flavors in every local seafood dish, including famous their tuna tacos and crab cakes. Photographs of the daily chef's specials can be found on their Facebook page. Outdoor seating...read more

One of the few restaurants in Corolla staying open all year long, Uncle Ike's serves...read more

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Viva Mexican Grill

2424 S. Croatan Highway
The Bypass, MP 10.5
Nags Head
(252) 441-1601
Outer Banks Restaurant

If you're a fan of build-your-own Mexican taco bars, you'll love this spot. You go down the line, telling them what you want – be it burrito, taco, taco salad – then specify the ingredients of your choice, including several meats and sauteed fresh veggies. It's fast, fresh and good. The interior is punctuated with bright colors that complement the south of the...read more

If you're a fan of build-your-own Mexican taco bars, you'll love this spot....read more

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Whalebone Seafood

101 Gray Eagle Street
The Bypass at MP 16.5
Nags Head
(252) 441-8808
Outer Banks Restaurant

Purchase fresh, locally sourced seafood at this Outer Banks established market. Their daily offerings include tuna, shrimp, scallops, crabs, clams, oysters, crab meat and whatever else the waters yield each day. You can take out steamed shrimp, crabs and steamer dinners, as well as homemade salads and the marinades, sauces and spices you need to prepare your seafood dinner.

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Purchase fresh, locally sourced seafood at this Outer Banks established market. Their daily...read more

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Woo Casa Kitchen

5000 S. Croatan Highway
Nags Head
(252) 715-0089
Outer Banks Restaurant

Woo Casa is the happy-medium place for the healthy eaters and those ready for their cheat day. This brightly colored restaurant features good-for-you food that you actually want to eat, whether during brunch, lunch or dinner. Spanish, Asian and island influences diversify their menu offerings, and they strive to offer seasonal and available seafood caught on the Outer Banks. They're known for their colorfully plated...read more

Woo Casa is the happy-medium place for the healthy eaters and those ready for their...read more