Outer Banks Restaurants

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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. This destination cafe on Hatteras Island features a full menu of hot and fresh breakfasts – pancakes, omelettes, Monte Cristo, Hatteras Breakfast Wrap, fresh coffee and breakfast sides. Lunches and dinners showcase stuffed grilled wraps, tasty burgers, unique Reubens (crab cake, shrimp, classic), their famous marinated or Cajun grilled tuna, delicately fried seafood...read more

Expect great food and awesome service at Atlantic Coast Cafe in Waves. This destination cafe...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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Back Porch Restaurant

110 Back Road
Ocracoke
(252) 928-6401
Outer Banks Restaurant

The Back Porch is one of the island's great restaurants, providing a consistently pleasant dining experience. Their open-air screened porch dining room provides the space you need to be comfortable outdoor dining, and properly spaced interior air-conditioned dining also is available. Fresh, local seafood and produce are the stars of the menu, but hand-cut meats and poultry also shine. The menu changes seasonally, and taste...read more

The Back Porch is one of the island's great restaurants, providing a consistently pleasant dining...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. One of the favorite dishes is the 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...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 at the top of many locals’ lists of favorite places. The service is genuinely friendly, and the portions are more than generous. You’ll enjoy views of Roanoke Sound on both sides of the restaurant, including nightly sunsets. They feature only local, fresh North Carolina seafood that comes in whole and is cleaned in their state-certified fish-cleaning house, located onsite. They...read more

This Outer Banks landmark restaurant at the top of many locals’ lists of favorite places....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 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. Handmade...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

1180 Duck Road
Duck
(252) 715-4467
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 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. Handmade...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 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. Handmade...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 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. Handmade...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

Housed in a former U.S. Lifesaving Station and full of character and rustic charm, 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...read more

Housed in a former U.S. Lifesaving Station and full of character and rustic charm, the...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 offers

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The Blue Point established Duck as an Outer Banks dining destination when it opened

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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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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 Seafood Buffet

811 Ocean Trail
Corolla
(252) 453-3150
Outer Banks Restaurant

Corolla's only buffet restaurant offers a smorgasbord of seafood specialties and so much more. The buffet includes all the seafood favorites like Alaskan crab legs and crab cakes, scallops, shrimp, oysters, mussels, clams and fish of every sort. Beyond the sea, there are meats, including chicken and pork ribs, and all the favorite vegetables, sides and desserts. Corolla Seafood Buffet is a new restaurant by...read more

Corolla's only buffet restaurant offers a smorgasbord of seafood specialties and so much more. The...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. The pizza crust is perfect — crisp on the outside and soft on the inside and with just a hint of sweetness. Choose from any of their fabulous pizza concoctions (ask about their unique weekly specialty pizzas) or create your own. Cosmo’s also offers salads, pasta dishes, subs, beer and wine. You can get take out or...read more

Cosmo’s offers Italian-style food that’s worth seeking out. The pizza crust is perfect — crisp...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 pet-friendly 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...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 is a family-owned restaurant that has been serving 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. They are well known for having...read more

Diamond Shoals is a family-owned restaurant that has been serving visitors and locals for more than...read more

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Dirty Dick’s Crab House

41934 N.C. Highway 12
Hatteras Island Plaza
Avon
(252) 995-3425
Outer Banks Restaurant

You can find Dirty Dick’s at two locations on the Outer Banks – in Nags Head on the Bypass and on Hatteras Island in the same shopping center as Food Lion in Avon. Judging by the name, this might sound like a simple seafood shack, but Dirty Dick’s is actually a nice restaurant with a fun-loving atmosphere and seriously good food. The menu pays homage...read more

You can find Dirty Dick’s at two locations on the Outer Banks – in Nags...read more

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Dirty Dick’s Crab House

2407 S. Croatan Highway
The Bypass, MP 10.5
Nags Head
(252) 449-2722
Outer Banks Restaurant

You can find Dirty Dick’s at two locations on the Outer Banks – in Nags Head on the Bypass and on Hatteras Island in the same shopping center as Food Lion in Avon. Judging by the name, this might sound like a simple seafood shack, but Dirty Dick’s is actually a nice restaurant with a fun-loving atmosphere and seriously good food. The menu pays homage...read more

You can find Dirty Dick’s at two locations on the Outer Banks – in Nags...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 (39 seasons in 2021 to be exact). Breakfast here is a certifiable Nags Head tradition. Their hearty meals and platters are a huge draw, and their breakfast menu is one of the biggest on the beach, with choices like shrimp and grits, creamed chipped beef, N.C....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

A beach road favorite in Nags Head for more than 20 years, FatBoyz serves delicious sweets and treats. Hand-dipped and soft-serve ice cream are prepared in dozens of ways – cups, cones, shakes, sundaes, splits, floats, flurries and more. Stacie's Ice Cream Cakes are a local legend, and you can order your own by calling ahead. New on the menu are chocolate-dipped fruits and bacon...read more

A beach road favorite in Nags Head for more than 20 years, FatBoyz serves delicious...read more

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Fig Tree Bakery & Deli and Sweettooth

1015 Irvin Garrish Highway
Ocracoke
(252) 928-3481
Outer Banks Restaurant

Fig Tree Bakery & Deli and Sweettooth serves breakfast and lunch menu items that offer choices for every craving. Breakfast combinations are available on biscuits, bagels and English muffins. Deli sandwiches and wraps are made to order, as are salads with fresh ingredients. Enjoy breakfast or lunch under the umbrellas on the outdoor seating area or grab and go on the way to the beach...read more

Fig Tree Bakery & Deli and Sweettooth serves breakfast and lunch menu items that offer...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 Cafe 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 Cafe 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

This long-established, freshly updated seafood-oriented restaurant is committed to serving top-quality, scratch-made fare in a friendly setting. In the ship-themed pub and dining room, diners enjoy lots of seafood, burgers, sandwiches, steaks, pasta dishes, gluten-free items, vegetarian options and kids' offerings. The full bar has a focus on craft brews and North Carolina beers, and their in-house sommelier has gathered wines from around the world into an...read more

This long-established, freshly updated seafood-oriented restaurant is committed to serving top-quality, scratch-made fare in a...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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Henry’s Restaurant

3396 N. Croatan Highway
The Bypass, MP 5
Kill Devil Hills
(252) 261-2025
Outer Banks Restaurant

Henry's is a family-owned and-operated restaurant and has been serving breakfast, lunch and dinner in a family-friendly atmosphere on the Outer Banks since 1989. Breakfast is available until 1 p.m., so if you get up late you won't miss out on delicious, home-style choices like hot cakes, seafood omelets and biscuits and gravy. There's something for everyone on the lunch and dinner menu. Choose from...read more

Henry's is a family-owned and-operated restaurant and has been serving breakfast, lunch and dinner in...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, 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

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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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Jerniman's

990 Irvin Garrish Highway
Ocracoke
(252) 928-0308
Outer Banks Restaurant

Jerniman's is a collective campground, restaurant, gas station and golf cart rental business. The campground is the closest accommodation to the ocean on Ocracoke Island, less than a half-mile shy of the first beach access road. It offers 29 sites, 24 of which can accommodate RVs and campers. Tent camping is allowed, and all sites have adequate space for parking. The sites offer electrical and water...read more

Jerniman's is a collective campground, restaurant, gas station and golf cart rental business. The campground is...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 its 22nd season. They offer a variety of Outer Banks seafood and more than 100 tempting items, local fresh fish delivered daily, homemade soups and made-from-scratch desserts. With kid-friendly buffets, keto and vegetarian options and more, Jimmy's has something for every diner. When it comes to seafood, the owner says "size does matter," so dig...read more

Jimmy’s is a popular vacationer's destination now entering its 22nd season. They offer...read more

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La Fogata Kitty Hawk Mexican Restaurant

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

Family-owned and -operated, La Fogata Kitty Hawk Mexican Restaurant offers traditional Mexican fare in a casual setting that can accommodate large parties indoors and also offers outdoor seating. All the dishes on their extensive menu are available for dine-in or take-out, and online ordering is available. If you're feeding a crowd, order their family-style dinners of enchiladas, burritos or fajitas, or hire them to cater...read more

Family-owned and -operated, La Fogata Kitty Hawk Mexican Restaurant offers traditional Mexican fare in a...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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Mahi Mahi's Island Grill

2217 S. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 10.5
Nags Head
(252) 715-0106
Outer Banks Restaurant

Mahi Mahi’s Island Grill features American cuisine with a dash of Latin flavor and a strong emphasis on seafood. Owners Andrew and Leslie Mikhail have proudly partnered with Peruvian-born Chef Alfredo Landazuri to establish this new Outer Banks restaurant where customers can expect an affordable menu, quality ingredients and friendly service. After working in and opening different restaurants along the Outer Banks and winning first-place awards...read more

Mahi Mahi’s Island Grill features American cuisine with a dash of Latin flavor and a strong...read more

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Mike Dianna's Grill Room

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

Celebrating its 17th season in the Timbuck II Shopping Center in Corolla, Mike Dianna's Grill Room is owned and operated by a true Corolla local who grew up here and has lived in the area since 1984. The restaurant starts with the best raw products they can find, such USDA Prime beef, fresh and local seafood, all-natural chicken, pork and pasta. They have a live hardwood...read more

Celebrating its 17th season in the Timbuck II Shopping Center in Corolla, Mike Dianna's Grill...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 17 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 has an open kitchen, concrete bar, upscale coastal decor and waterfront location that create a lively, hip and low-key atmosphere for gathering with family and friends over drinks, snacks, shareable plates, popular Chef Boards and meals. Owner/Chef Wes Stepp describes NC Coast’s cuisine as celebrating the flavors of the...read more

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

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Neptune's Kitchen and Dive Bar

24394 N.C. Highway 12
Rodanthe
(252) 987-5221
Outer Banks Restaurant

Looking for great food and live music with a waterfront view? It's ready for you in Rodanthe at Neptune's Kitchen and Dive Bar. They offer live music outdoors every week and serve cold beer, seafood platters, steamers, apps, sandwiches, entrees, a kids menu, dessert and more. From a burger or Philly cheesesteak to fish tacos and crabcake dinners to popcorn shrimp and grilled cheeses for...read more

Looking for great food and live music with a waterfront view? It's ready for you...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 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. read more

Ocracoke Oyster Company appeals to locals and visitors, featuring local seafood with a large variety...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 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

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Outer Banks Coffee Company

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

The sunny 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 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 cheesesteak. You can get one right here in 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 cheesesteak without an Amoroso roll! Keep it classic or try it with Cheez Whiz, bacon, BBQ sauce, ranch or...read more

You don’t have to go to Philadelphia to get an authentic Philly cheesesteak. You can...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. Pick up your order curb-side or...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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Plaza Azteca Restaurante Mexicano

1502 S. Croatan Highway
The Bypass, Milepost 9.5
Kill Devil Hills
(252) 255-1060
Outer Banks Restaurant

You may have heard of Plaza Azteca, a Virginia Beach–based chain of Mexican restaurants. The restaurants serve upscale Mexican food, and they're known for their many flavors of margaritas, sizzling fajitas and fresh guacamole, made right at your table. The extensive menu features all the traditional favorites – quesadillas, nachos, burritos, enchiladas and tacos – along with some nice surprises, specials and combinations. Vegetarian items...read more

You may have heard of Plaza Azteca, a Virginia Beach–based chain of Mexican restaurants. The...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 described as "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...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 & Turf

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

Rusty’s Surf & 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 and the Pacific Rim. Let...read more

Rusty’s Surf & Turf brings the bold flavors and colors of the tropics to Hatteras...read more

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Sandtrap Tavern

300 W. Eckner Street
Sea Scape Golf Links
Kitty Hawk
(252) 261-2243
Outer Banks Restaurant

Nothing brings people together quite like great food and drinks. Sandtrap Tavern is a neighborhood restaurant, bar and grill located in Kitty Hawk. Its mission is to offer a relaxing space for visitors and locals to kick back and enjoy Southern hospitality at its finest. Their menu features a variety of choices, ranging from handcrafted burgers and local seafood to refreshing salads and creative daily...read more

Nothing brings people together quite like great food and drinks. Sandtrap Tavern is a neighborhood...read more

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Secret Island Tavern

504 S. Virginia Dare Trail
The Beach Road, Milepost 8.5
Kill Devil Hills
(252) 441-7484
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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Shipwrecks Taphouse & Grill

4020 North Croatan Highway
Kitty Hawk
(252) 261-7800
Outer Banks Restaurant

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

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Simply Southern Kitchen

8627 Caratoke Highway
Harbinger
(252) 491-8100
Outer Banks Restaurant

If you love home-style Southern cooking, then Simply Southern Kitchen is the place for you. They offer relaxed, down-home feasts for the whole family. Menu favorites include their famous fried chicken, North Carolina-style pulled pork barbecue and seafood specialties, along with salisbury steak, pork chops, chicken livers and more. Don't forget to pair it with sides like mashed potatoes, green beans, baked beans, fried okra,...read more

If you love home-style Southern cooking, then Simply Southern Kitchen is the place for you....read more

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Sooey's BBQ and Rib Shack

807 Ocean Trail
Monteray Plaza
Corolla
(252) 453-4423
Outer Banks Restaurant

If you’re looking for delicious and traditional Southern fare on the Outer Banks, stop by Sooey’s BBQ & Rib Shack. With locations in Corolla and Nags Head, they're proud to offer their famous Carolina barbecue. They specialize in authentic Eastern North Carolina-style pulled pork barbecue, slow-smoked ribs, beef brisket and Southern fried chicken. You’ll find all your favorite homemade sides here too, including potato salad,...read more

If you’re looking for delicious and traditional Southern fare on the Outer Banks, stop by...read more

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Sooey's BBQ and Rib Shack

3919 S. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 12.5
Nags Head
(252) 449-6465
Outer Banks Restaurant

If you’re looking for delicious and traditional Southern fare on the Outer Banks, stop by Sooey’s BBQ & Rib Shack. With locations in Corolla and Nags Head, they're proud to offer their famous Carolina barbecue. They specialize in authentic Eastern North Carolina-style pulled pork barbecue, slow-smoked ribs, beef brisket and Southern fried chicken. You’ll find all your favorite homemade sides here too, including potato salad,...read more

If you’re looking for delicious and traditional Southern fare on the Outer Banks, stop by...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. 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

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Sundogs Raw Bar and Grill

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

Sundogs is a great family-friendly restaurant for lunch and dinner in Corolla. The grill offers an array of appetizers along with steamed seafood, salads, sandwiches, burgers and full entrees such as New Orleans-inspired shrimp and grits created by Chef Bryan Maher and a host of new menu items from new team chefs Matthew Purdue and Agustus Dawson – think Teriyaki-Glazed Salmon, Lobster Mac & Cheese...read more

Sundogs is a great family-friendly restaurant for lunch and dinner in Corolla. The grill offers...read more

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Sweet and Salty Popcorn and Shaved Ice

24267 N.C. Highway 12
Rodanthe
(252) 888-5989
Outer Banks Restaurant

For snack attacks and sugar cravings, Sweet and Salty is your family’s new Hatteras Island tradition. This family-owned shop offers hand-crafted, small-batch artisan popcorn in more than 20 unique flavors like Tri-Village Triple Chocolate, Sea Salt Caramel, Mermaid's Munch and Pirate's Plunder. Discover your favorite flavor with free samples. Custom popcorn baskets make great gifts for family and friends of all ages. Sweet and Salty

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For snack attacks and sugar cravings, Sweet and Salty is your family’s new Hatteras

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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 Breeze Nightclub & Bar

1050 Irvin Garrish Highway
Ocracoke
(252) 928-0669
Outer Banks Restaurant

The Breeze is a live music venue and nightclub featuring live bands from near and far. Open Wednesday through Sunday, they feature bands several times a week and definitely every Friday and Saturday night, plus karaoke some nights. The full bar serves ice-cold beer, wine and all the favorite mixed drinks along with some great specialty cocktails. This is a private bar, so all patrons...read more

The Breeze is a live music venue and nightclub featuring live bands from near and...read more

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The Fudgery

790-M Ocean Trail, Space A
Corolla
(252) 453-8882
Outer Banks Restaurant

Don’t you hate it when people say that chocolate fudge is sinful? Sometimes it’s just a necessity. The Fudgery’s creamy concoctions can satisfy any sweet tooth. Your mind will be boggled at the variety of flavors from dark chocolate to peanut butter to rocky road, even New Orleans praline. The fudge is all theatrically prepared right in front of your eyes on marble slabs and...read more

Don’t you hate it when people say that chocolate fudge is sinful? Sometimes it’s just...read more

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The Fudgery

1177 Duck Road
Scarborough Lane Shopping Center
Duck
(252) 255-0993
Outer Banks Restaurant

Don’t you hate it when people say that chocolate fudge is sinful? Sometimes it’s just a necessity. The Fudgery’s creamy concoctions can satisfy any sweet tooth. Your mind will be boggled at the variety of flavors from dark chocolate to peanut butter to rocky road, even New Orleans praline. The fudge is all theatrically prepared right in front of your eyes on marble slabs and...read more

Don’t you hate it when people say that chocolate fudge is sinful? Sometimes it’s just...read more

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The Fudgery

3933 S. Croatan Highway
The Bypass, MP 12
Nags Head
(252) 480-0163
Outer Banks Restaurant

Don’t you hate it when people say that chocolate fudge is sinful? Sometimes it’s just a necessity. The Fudgery’s creamy concoctions can satisfy any sweet tooth. Your mind will be boggled at the variety of flavors from dark chocolate to peanut butter to rocky road, even New Orleans praline. The fudge is all theatrically prepared right in front of your eyes on marble slabs and...read more

Don’t you hate it when people say that chocolate fudge is sinful? Sometimes it’s just...read more

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The Landing Grill

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

Serving quick eats and Southern favorites, The Landing Grill is in Wanchese and conveniently located on Mill Landing Road (also known as N.C. Highway 345) on the harbor side. 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 plates, wings and more....read more

Serving quick eats and Southern favorites, The Landing Grill 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 Pony and the Boat Comfort Kitchen

3712 N. Croatan Highway, Unit A
The Bypass, MP 4.5
Kitty Hawk
(252) 715-2991
Outer Banks Restaurant

Sister restaurant to the beloved Paper Canoe restaurant in Duck, The Pony and the Boat Comfort Kitchen offers the consistency and high food quality of the Paper Canoe with more casual fare and a low-key vibe. Settle in for a comfort-based dinners at the bar, in a cozy booth or in the dining room, where tables can be configured for groups large and small. The...read more

Sister restaurant to the beloved Paper Canoe restaurant in Duck, The Pony and the Boat...read more

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The Village Table & Tavern

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

At The Village Table & Tavern the casual yet inspired menu, beautiful setting, relaxed atmosphere and welcoming service set the perfect scene for making memories. With sweeping views of the Currituck Sound from every window, you can soak up the beauty of the Outer Banks while enjoying lunch, dinner or cocktails year-round. The menus feature familiar, regional classics with an international flair, exceptional wine and...read more

At The Village Table & Tavern the casual yet inspired menu, beautiful setting, relaxed atmosphere...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 the retail...read more

TRiO Restaurant & Market is a vibrant dining and retail destination with an inviting, upscale-casual...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 their famous mahi tacos and crab cakes. Photographs of the daily chef's specials can be found on their Facebook page. Kids are welcome, and...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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Wee Winks Market

1213 Duck Road
Duck
(252) 261-2937
Outer Banks Restaurant

Opened in 1976, Wee Winks was the first store ever to set up shop in Duck. Throughout remodeling their building and expanding their selection, Winks remains a staple in Duck for residents and visitors thanks to its reputation for keeping it fresh. Breakfast sandwiches on fresh-baked biscuits and bagels as well as cinnamon buns baked every morning round out the pastry case full of muffins, crumb...read more

Opened in 1976, Wee Winks was the first store ever to set up shop in...read more

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Woo Casa Kitchen

5000 S. Croatan Highway
The Bypass, MP 14, Outer Banks Mall
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