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 Café

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. Featuring a comfortable, casual beach atmosphere, friendly staff and free WiFi, it's open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Stop in for great breakfasts (omelets, pancakes, the works) and fresh coffee and lunches that showcase stuffed grilled wraps, tasty burgers, unique Reubens (crab cake, shrimp, classic), their famous marinated or Cajun grilled tuna, possibly... read more

Expect great food and awesome service at Atlantic Coast Cafe in Waves. Featuring a comfortable,... 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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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

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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Big Buck's Homemade Ice Cream

106-A Sir Walter Raleigh Street
Manteo
(252) 423-3400
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

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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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 offers salads,... read more

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

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

Chilli Peppers Coastal Grill 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, and the dining room is warm and casual. Every day the chef’s lunch specials include a pasta dish, enchilada of the day, stir-fry and a sandwich and soup combo in variety that could please... read more

Chilli Peppers Coastal Grill is famous on the Outer Banks for its coastal cuisine, fresh... read more

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ClamBake OBX

3841 N. Croatan Highway
The Bypass, MP 2
Kitty Hawk
(252) 455-8737
Outer Banks Restaurant

Take a load off and let ClamBake OBX do some of the work of feeding your family! They'll bring the fun and excitement of an old-fashioned clam bake right to your front door, or you can choose from 14 other menus with their in-house chef services. ClamBake OBX serves areas from Corolla to Hatteras Island, and they will come to your house and do all the... read more

Take a load off and let ClamBake OBX do some of the work of feeding... read more

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Coastal Provisions Oyster Bar and Wine Bar Cafe

1 Ocean Boulevard
Southern Shores Crossing Shopping Center
Southern Shores
(252) 480-0023
Outer Banks Restaurant

Opened in 2006 as a gourmet market, Coastal Provisions Oyster Bar & Wine Bar Café now serves full-service lunch and dinner featuring their award-winning cuisine, full bar and a world-class oyster bar with one of the largest selections on the East Coast. A contemporary menu of top quality local ingredients and fresh Outer Banks catch expertly prepared and served in an unpretentious atmosphere has garnered this place wide acclaim. You'll... read more

Opened in 2006 as a gourmet market, Coastal Provisions Oyster Bar & Wine Bar Café now serves full-service... 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, Baja-inspired Mexican food. It opens at 11 a.m. for lunch and dinner. The decor of the cozy cafe 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 the spiked queso to share,... read more

Corolla Cantina is the place for fresh, Baja-inspired Mexican 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 28 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 28 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. Chef Doug fires up the wood-burning brick oven to roast organic whole chickens and to... 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

For more than 30 years, Dare Devil’s has been serving delicious pizzas, strombolis, subs, salads and appetizers in Kill Devil Hills. All of the sauces and dough are made fresh daily, and you can really taste the difference. You can eat in at a table or at the bar or take your order to go. Dare Devil’s is open for lunch and dinner seven days... read more

For more than 30 years, Dare Devil’s has been serving delicious pizzas, strombolis, subs, salads... read more

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Darrell’s Restaurant

523 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 or king 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 and chicken. Don’t... 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 & Grill

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

For over 20 years, this take-out food food and ice cream stand has served an array of ice cream concoctions – shakes, sundaes, cones – as well as hand-pattied burgers, fresh grilled tuna, french fries, Hebrew National hot dogs, chicken sandwiches, onion rings, fresh-squeezed orange/lime/lemonades and more. Be sure to try their no-filler, all-killer jumbo crabcake. The ice cream is absolutely delectable, and you must... read more

For over 20 years, this take-out food food and ice cream stand has served an... read more

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Fish Heads Bar & Grill

8901 S Old Oregon Inlet Rd
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 sides. They serve hamburgers, fries, steamed shrimp and veggies, fish tacos and more. Wine and beer are available, including a great selection of draft beers, and they also have... read more

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

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Fishbones Raw Bar and Restaurant

1171 Duck Road
Scarborough Lane Shopping Center
Duck
(252) 261-6991
Outer Banks Restaurant

A good place to gather your friends, Fishbones has a friendly, laid-back atmosphere that will have you lingering over a beer long after you’ve finished eating. Starters will get you going with favorites such as wings, calamari and coconut shrimp. Then you can choose from amazing conch or clam chowders, salads, sandwiches, burgers, fried seafood baskets, seafood from the raw and steam bars, daily

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A good place to gather your friends, Fishbones has a friendly, laid-back atmosphere that

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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 have 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 and bringing fun nightlife back to the Froggy Dog. They've redesigned the pub with new ship-themed decor and will be hosting weekly... read more

New owners in 2019 have breathed new life into this long-established, seafood-oriented restaurant in Avon.... 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 a good 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 floor of the... read more

Whether you’ve worked up an appetite kiteboarding on site or you just want a meal... read more

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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 is a casual restaurant with a colorful and lively island-style atmosphere. The interior inspires happiness with bright murals, local artwork, fish tanks and old license plates on the walls around the bar. The food is fresh and creative. Some of the dishes combine fresh Outer Banks seafood with favorite vacation-destination influences, like Caribbean Creole Pasta, Cabarete Shrimp, Caicos Coconut Shrimp Salad and Seafood Kingston.... read more

Goombays is a casual restaurant with a colorful and lively island-style atmosphere. The interior inspires... read more

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Howard’s Pub and Raw Bar and 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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Ike's Bites 'n More

814 Ocean Trail
Corolla
(252) 597-3305
Outer Banks Restaurant

Brought to Corolla by the same people who run the popular Uncle Ike's Sandbar & Grill, Ike's Bites 'n More offers quick, delicious meals via counter service. It's in the old Burger King building next to OB Gas & Convenience, but you'd never know it was formerly a fast-food chain. Renovations, local artwork, 12 TVs, shuffleboard and arcade games make this is a hip and... read more

Brought to Corolla by the same people who run the popular Uncle Ike's Sandbar &... 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.
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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 20th 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. When it comes to seafood, the owner says "size does matter," so dig in to the largest crab legs and shrimp around town. Check out their website for daily... read more

Jimmy’s is a popular vacationer's destination now entering their 20th season. They offer a variety... 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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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 & Café. 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 & Café.... 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 you can... read more

This neighborhood tavern serves quality food at great prices. Lucky 12 has fresh local seafood,... 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 located in the Timbuck II Shopping Center in Corolla. Celebrating its 15th 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 product they can find like USDA Prime beef, fresh... read more

Mike Dianna's Grill Room is located in the Timbuck II Shopping Center in Corolla. Celebrating... 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 the some of the best burgers on the beach, their masterful chefs have recently been placing a brighter spotlight on local seafood prepared in an authentic Outer Banks style, all with fresh, local ingredients. Start... read more

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

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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 hand-cut Angus rib eye, chicken and... read more

With their outdoor deck, superb sound system, 28 TVs and a variety of delicious food,... 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 lunches and 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... 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. The menu changes seasonally but always includes beautiful preparations... read more

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

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Ocracoke Oyster Company

875 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 at 11 a.m. for lunch and dinner. Enjoy live music on the screened porch... read more

Ocracoke Oyster Company appeals to locals and visitors, featuring local seafood with a large variety... 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 to the Corolla Dog with fried mozzarella and chili. There's more than dogs here, though. Fries, tots, chili cheese fries, wraps, salads, sandwiches, baskets and more round out the menu to keep everybody happy. Oh My Dog serves breakfast too, with breakfast sandwiches, omelets,... 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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Pamlico Deli

50840 N.C. Highway 12
Frisco
(252) 995-3305
Outer Banks Restaurant

Pamlico Deli specializes in big, made-to-order, New York-style deli sandwiches and pre-prepared, authentic Italian takeout meals, all made with high-quality ingredients. A variety of sandwich options are on the menu, from a classic Reuben to the innovative Southern to a couple of vegetarian options. Charcuterie boards are available as well. Standouts at Pamlico Deli are the house-made marinara sauce, pasta dishes, cold salads, desserts and even fresh mozzarella, which... read more

Pamlico Deli specializes in big, made-to-order, New York-style deli sandwiches and pre-prepared, authentic Italian takeout... 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 or... read more

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

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Pizzazz Pizza

603 Currituck Clubhouse
The Shoppes at the Currituck Club
Corolla
(252) 453-8858
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) 261-8822
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 and seafood. The kitchen prepares seafood, pasta and chicken creations 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... 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 in a... read more

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

What was once the Port O' Call is now Secret Island, a family-friendly restaurant featuring local seafood and pasta. New Owners Drew and Natalia Thompson say there is something everyone. Large parties are accepted, and a kids' menu is offered. Secret Island has teamed up with OBXtravaganza to offer weekly late-night entertainment. With the old Port O' Call club room intact, Secret Island is a... read more

What was once the Port O' Call is now Secret Island, a family-friendly restaurant featuring... 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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Stripers Bar and Grille

1100-A S. Bay Club Drive
Manteo
(252) 475-1021
Outer Banks Restaurant

Stripers has a great waterfront location at Shallowbag Bay Marina, and they offer plenty of opportunities to enjoy the water views. You can eat on the screened-in deck, on the outdoor patio, in the first-floor bar or in the second-floor restaurant. The views get better the higher you go. Stripers menu includes fresh local seafood, steaks, sandwiches, burgers, salads, pastas and appetizers. The seafood is... read more

Stripers has a great waterfront location at Shallowbag Bay Marina, and they offer plenty of... 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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Sunset Grille and Raw Bar

1264 Duck Road
Duck
(252) 261-3901
Outer Banks Restaurant

This restaurant comes by its name honestly. It’s on the Currituck Sound, perfectly oriented to those nightly sunset shows. To better enjoy the setting sun, you can dine outdoors on the huge waterfront deck. Sunset Grille has a Caribbean theme: Jimmy Buffett, tiki lights, colorful decor, island drinks and fare … you get the idea. It comes together as casual and fun and very family... read more

This restaurant comes by its name honestly. It’s on the Currituck Sound, perfectly oriented to... read more

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Sweet T's Coffee, Beer & Wine

1211 Duck Road
Duck Common
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 also mix-and-match... read more

Sweet T’s Coffee Beer & Wine in Duck is the perfect casual spot to hang... 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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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 it. Tortugas'... read more

The island-style interior and excellent food make Tortugas' a favorite among locals and repeat visitors.... 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. Sure 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 is available,... 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 border food.... read more

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