Outer Banks Restaurants

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3 Tequilas Restaurante Mexicano

804 S. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 8.5
Kill Devil Hills
(252) 715-3604
Outer Banks Restaurant

If you're a fan of traditional Mexican food and fresh tableside guacamole, you'll love 3 Tequilas. Start with appetizers like Mexican street corn, taquitos, choriqueso and empanadas while you peruse their massive menu. You can choose from numerous combinations of nachos, quesadillas, enchiladas, salads, fried rice, combos, chicken, seafood, fajitas, burritos, chimichangas, tacos and sides. There's also a nice selection of vegetarian and vegan dishes....read more

If you're a fan of traditional Mexican food and fresh tableside guacamole, you'll love 3...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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Big Buck's Homemade Ice Cream

891 Albacore Street
Monteray Plaza
Corolla
(252) 597-1445
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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Billy’s Seafood

1341 Colington Road
Kill Devil Hills
(252) 441-5978
Outer Banks Restaurant

At Billy’s Seafood they stock plenty of fresh, local seafood, so pick some up to prepare your own feast at home tonight. They’re a great stop for local soft-shell crabs in season, and they also have convenience items, seasonings, beer and wine. The fresh, homemade tuna salad they sell here is some of the best you'll find anywhere; buy more than you think you'll need.read more

At Billy’s Seafood they stock plenty of fresh, local seafood, so pick some up to...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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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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Carolina Bar-B-Que Company

908 U.S. Highway 64
Manteo
(252) 305-8844
Outer Banks Restaurant

If you love authentic pit-cooked eastern North Carolina barbecue, this is your place. On Highway 64 close to the Dare County Government Complex, Carolina Bar-B-Que Company serves house-smoked barbecue sandwiches or plates with slaw, potato salad, house-cut fries and hushpuppies. Owner and chef Mike Weaver also offers smoked chicken, burgers, Nathan's hot dogs, fried shrimp, clam strips, flounder and Brunswick stew. Wash it down with...read more

If you love authentic pit-cooked eastern North Carolina barbecue, this is your place. On Highway...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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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 or take their food to go with convenient online ordering. Country Deli prides itself on its over-stuffed sandwiches with more than 50 delicious menu items. Sandwiches are made with Thumann's meats and local produce, and there are also locally made desserts....read more

Country Deli has been an Outer Banks tradition and locals' favorite for more than 30 years....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 is an Outer Banks favorite, widely known for its delicious pizzas, stromboli, subs, salads, wings and other amazing appetizers. This is a family-owned and -operated restaurant, and there are many reasons why it’s the longest-running pizzeria on the beach, including sauce and dough that are made fresh daily, the use...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 30 years. It’s open seven days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner and welcomes 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 the largest fish selection...read more

Diamond Shoals is a family-owned restaurant that has been serving visitors and locals for 30 years. It’s...read more

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Dunes Restaurant

7013 S. Virginia Dare Trail
Between The Bypass and The Beach Road, 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 more than four decades. 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. country ham, a crab and shrimp...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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Fig Tree Bakery & Deli and Sweet Tooth

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

Fig Tree Bakery & Deli 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 or ferry. You'll find...read more

Fig Tree Bakery & Deli serves breakfast and lunch menu items that offer choices for every...read more

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Fish Heads Bar & Grill

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

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

You can't eat and drink any closer to the ocean than this. Fish Heads at...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, seafood-oriented restaurant is committed to serving top-quality, scratch-made fare in a friendly setting. Diners enjoy a lot of seafood, burgers, sandwiches, steaks, pasta dishes, gluten-free items, vegetarian options and kids' offerings. The full bar focuses on craft brews and North Carolina beers, and their in-house sommelier has gathered wines from around the world into an impressive wine selection. On select evenings, they offer a...read more

This long-established, seafood-oriented restaurant is committed to serving top-quality, scratch-made fare in a friendly setting....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

Perched above Kitty Hawk Kites in Waves Village Watersports Resort in Rodanthe, Good Winds Restaurant is the perfect day or evening stop for delicious beach cuisine and stunning views. Good Winds dishes out the freshest local seafood, a creative and updated menu and the broadest selection of wines and craft beers in the Tri-Villages. Known for their delicious meals at friendly

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Perched above Kitty Hawk Kites in Waves Village Watersports Resort in

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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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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 Tavern

208 Queen Elizabeth Avenue
Manteo
(252) 423-3033
Outer Banks Restaurant

For locally brewed beers and perfectly accompanying British pub-style cuisine, head to Lost Colony Tavern in downtown Manteo. The tavern offers a wide range of dishes for all tastes, ranging from British favorites like Welsh Rarebit, Fish & Chips, Scotch Eggs, Bangers & Mash and Cottage Pie to burgers, salads crab cakes and shrimp and grits. The Full Moon Crab Dip from this restaurant's predecessor is,...read more

For locally brewed beers and perfectly accompanying British pub-style cuisine, head to Lost Colony Tavern...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 teamed up 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...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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Mirro's Cafe

21250 N.C. Highway 12
Waves
(252) 987-1200
Outer Banks Restaurant
Mirro's is a beach-casual café serving breakfast, lunch and dinner with a smile. For breakfast try their omelets, wraps, biscuit sandwiches, pancakes and more. For lunch and dinner they specialize in burgers, baskets, wraps, salads, seafood and sandwiches like oyster and shrimp po’boys and Reubens, perfect for the beach. They have a kids' menu and they serve beer and wine and all the coffee and...read more
Mirro's is a beach-casual café serving breakfast, lunch and dinner with a smile. For breakfast...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. They have a grab-and-go selection of quiches, cake slices and pies available too. If you're looking for a special occasion cake, look no...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) 248-3211
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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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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NouVines

105 Budleigh Street
Manteo
(252) 339-1634
Outer Banks Restaurant

Downtown Manteo finally has a wine bar! It's a cozy, comfortable place with the slightly urban feel of a remodeled historic downtown building, in this case the restored Fearing building on Budleigh Street, just across from the old courthouse. It's a nice place for a date, pre-event drinks and bites, a lingering lunch with a friend or even late-night fun (yes, in Manteo being open...read more

Downtown Manteo finally has a wine bar! It's a cozy, comfortable place with the slightly...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

621 Irvin Garrish Highway
Ocracoke
(252) 928-0200
Outer Banks Restaurant
Ocracoke Civic & Business Association Contributor

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

Ocracoke Oyster Company appeals to locals and visitors, featuring plentiful options of local seafood along...read more

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Outer Banks Boil Company

MP 4.5 The Dunes Shops, #F
370 N. Croatan Highway
Kitty Hawk
(252) 715-2744
Outer Banks Restaurant

Few things capture the country’s Southeastern coast like a classic low-country boil. The traditional meal comes together with ease (and whenever the craving strikes) with the help of the Outer Banks Boil Company. They specialize in crafting the ultimate steamer pot to make any dream of hosting your very own low-country boil come true. With the essentials of jumbo shrimp, Andouille sausage shipped from Louisiana,...read more

Few things capture the country’s Southeastern coast like a classic low-country boil. The traditional meal...read more

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Outer Banks Boil Company

Timbuck II Shopping Village
785 Sunset Boulevard
Corolla
(252) 453-6578
Outer Banks Restaurant

Few things capture the country’s Southeastern coast like a classic low-country boil. The traditional meal comes together with ease (and whenever the craving strikes) with the help of the Outer Banks Boil Company. They specialize in crafting the ultimate steamer pot to make any dream of hosting your very own low-country boil come true. With the essentials of jumbo shrimp, Andouille sausage shipped from Louisiana,...read more

Few things capture the country’s Southeastern coast like a classic low-country boil. The traditional meal...read more

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Outer Banks Boil Company

41934 N.C. Highway 12, Unit 5
Avon
(252) 324-5797
Outer Banks Restaurant

Few things capture the country’s Southeastern coast like a classic low-country boil. The traditional meal comes together with ease (and whenever the craving strikes) with the help of the Outer Banks Boil Company. They specialize in crafting the ultimate steamer pot to make any dream of hosting your very own low-country boil come true. With the essentials of jumbo shrimp, Andouille sausage shipped from Louisiana,...read more

Few things capture the country’s Southeastern coast like a classic low-country boil. The traditional meal...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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Outland Seafood

7463 U.S. Highway 64/264
Manns Harbor
(252) 473-2860
Outer Banks Restaurant

A locals' favorite for fresh seafood, Outland Seafood is perfectly situated for picking up fresh, local seafood on your way to the Outer Banks from the west. Located in Manns Harbor, very close to the foot of Virginia Dare Bridge, stop here to pick up crabs, fish, shrimp and shellfish. Depending on the season (because this is fresh-caught seafood), you might find blue crabs, soft-shell crabs...read more

A locals' favorite for fresh seafood, Outland Seafood is perfectly situated for picking up fresh,...read more

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Owens’ Restaurant

7114 S. Virginia Dare Trail
The Beach Road, MP 16.5
Nags Head
(252) 441-7309
Outer Banks Restaurant

Owens’ is a Nags Head institution, featuring a legacy of coastal Southern fine dining by the sea. Diners can enjoy generous portions of fresh fish and shellfish from local watermen, pasta, aged prime beef Southern specialties and house-made desserts. Owens' serves dinner Tuesday through Saturday nights, and much to the delight of their loyal customers, they now offer brunch Tuesday through Sundays. The...read more

Owens’ is a Nags Head institution, featuring a legacy of coastal Southern fine...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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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

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

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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Red Sky

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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Roanoke Island Market

207 Queen Elizabeth Avenue
Manteo
(252) 473-1914
Outer Banks Restaurant

Acai bowls and fresh-pressed juice in Manteo? Yes, it's true! Roanoke Island Market is the place for coffee, juice, smoothies, toasts, salads, paninis, acai bowls and fresh-baked goods and bread in downtown Manteo. If you're familiar with the tasty, healthy offerings at Freshfit Cafe in Nags Head, you'll be glad to know that this is a sister restaurant from the same owners. Roanoke Island Market...read more

Acai bowls and fresh-pressed juice in Manteo? Yes, it's true! Roanoke Island Market is the...read more

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Rusty’s Surf & Turf

47355 N.C. Highway 12
Buxton
(252) 995-4184
Outer Banks Restaurant
Experience island cuisine and the vibrant and bold flavors of the tropics at Rusty's Surf and Turf on Hatteras Island. Rusty Midgett, the owner and chef, is a native of the island who gained valuable experience in some of Philadelphia's top restaurants. Inspired by his travels to surf destinations like the Caribbean, the Mexican Riviera and the Pacific Rim, Midgett creates creative and delicious dishes...read more
Experience island cuisine and the vibrant and bold flavors of the tropics at Rusty's Surf...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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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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Something or Other Treats & More

107 Budleigh Street, Unit F
The Phoenix Shops
Manteo
(252) 489-0087
Outer Banks Restaurant

This little market has everything you need to stock up for charcuterie night or pack the picnic basket. You'll find meats, cheeses, crackers, pickles, hummus, local honey, nuts, Mackeys Ferry Peanuts, locally made jams and jellies and other gourmet food items. Plus they have tasty sweets, including the regionally famous handmade fudge from Mackeys Ferry Peanuts. Upstairs in this shop you'll find an assortment of...read more

This little market has everything you need to stock up for charcuterie night or pack...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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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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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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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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Sugar Creek Soundfront Seafood Restaurant

7340 S. Virginia Dare Trail
Nags Head/Manteo Causeway
Nags Head
(252) 441-4963
Outer Banks Restaurant

Offering a primo location right on the water, Sugar Creek has been serving the freshest seafood available to locals and visitors for years. The views of Sugar Creek and the Roanoke Sound are incredible. The outdoor walkways and decks on the property are great for strolling along and viewing the resident wildlife. Before dinner, enjoy a drink from their outdoor gazebo bar. Folks can also...read more

Offering a primo location right on the water, Sugar Creek has been serving the freshest...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 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 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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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 a restaurant and gourmet market, TRiO offers the best from the worlds of food, wine, beer and cheese for your enjoyment on the premises or in the comfort of your home. In the retail shop you’ll...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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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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