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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Agave Roja — Modern Mexican

807-B Ocean Trail
Monteray Plaza
Corolla
(252) 453-0446
Outer Banks Restaurant

Serving modern Mexican fare, Agave Roja is celebrating its sixth year as a tasty part of the Corolla restaurant scene. A little more upscale than the traditional Mexican restaurant but still relaxed and casual, Agave Roja is a place to sit down and savor a meal. The interior is contemporary, with local artwork, tile, woodwork and colorful reds and oranges that lend a lively style, and... read more

Serving modern Mexican fare, Agave Roja is celebrating its sixth year as a tasty part... read more

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Argyles Restaurant

4716 N. Croatan Highway
The Bypass, MP 2.5
Kitty Hawk
(252) 261-7325
Outer Banks Restaurant

Argyles is a perfect little gem of a casual restaurant that serves incredibly good food. Its dinner menu is full of art you can eat, with a variety of daily specials. It has a full bar where you can enjoy a creative drink and live entertainment during the summer season. Argyles offers breakfast on Saturday and Sunday only, starting at 7 a.m. They also offer in-house... read more

Argyles is a perfect little gem of a casual restaurant that serves incredibly good food.... 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 the 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... read more

Expect great food and awesome service at the Atlantic Coast Cafe in Waves — featuring... read more

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Avenue Waterfront Grille

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

NOTE: Avenue Waterfront Grille is temporarily closed due to a flood in their building. They will reopen this summer as soon as remodeling has been completed.

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... read more

NOTE: Avenue Waterfront Grille is temporarily closed due to a flood in their building. They... read more

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Awful Arthur's Oyster Bar & Restaurant

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

Awful Arthur's Oyster Bar is an Outer Banks legend and world-famous for its casual, raw bar atmosphere and delicious local seafood. The steamed shrimp are so good that they were featured in Esquire magazine. The menu features a lot of seafood, but there are also burgers, pastas, steaks and chicken. Take the people's word for it: In a local polls Awful Arthur's has been voted... read more

Awful Arthur's Oyster Bar is an Outer Banks legend and world-famous for its casual, raw... read more

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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 side, 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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Beachside Bistro

1731 N. Virginia Dare Trail
The Beach Road, MP 7
Kill Devil Hills
(252) 441-7126
Outer Banks Restaurant

Serving American coastal cuisine, Beachside Bistro at the Sea Ranch Resort is one of the few true oceanfront restaurants on the Outer Banks. Hang out inside in the air conditioning with a view of the ocean or on the deck to enjoy a cold drink and listen to live entertainment. As members of Outer Banks Catch, their fresh seafood offerings include mahi mahi, tuna, blue... read more

Serving American coastal cuisine, Beachside Bistro at the Sea Ranch Resort is one of the... read more

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Big Buck's Homemade Ice Cream

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

For a tasty treat, head to Big Buck’s Homemade Ice Cream. Choose from more than 50 flavors of made-from-scratch ice cream plus sherbet, sorbet and soft serve. You can get any flavor made into a shake, split, sundae or float, even a brownie sundae – yum! Big Buck’s has an espresso bar and all the espresso-based coffee drinks you need to pick up your day.... read more

For a tasty treat, head to Big Buck’s Homemade Ice Cream. Choose from more than... read more

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Big Buck's Homemade Ice Cream

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

For a tasty treat, head to Big Buck’s Homemade Ice Cream. Choose from more than 50 flavors of made-from-scratch ice cream plus sherbet, sorbet and soft serve. You can get any flavor made into a shake, split, sundae or float, even a brownie sundae – yum! Big Buck’s has an espresso bar and all the espresso-based coffee drinks you need to pick up your day.... read more

For a tasty treat, head to Big Buck’s Homemade Ice Cream. Choose from more than... read more

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Big Buck's Homemade Ice Cream

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

For a tasty treat, head to Big Buck’s Homemade Ice Cream. Choose from more than 50 flavors of made-from-scratch ice cream plus sherbet, sorbet and soft serve. You can get any flavor made into a shake, split, sundae or float, even a brownie sundae – yum! Big Buck’s has an espresso bar and all the espresso-based coffee drinks you need to pick up your day.... read more

For a tasty treat, head to Big Buck’s Homemade Ice Cream. Choose from more than... read more

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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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Blue Point

1240 Duck Road
The Waterfront Shops
Duck
(252) 261-8090
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, MP 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 and award-winning soups and sauces. Everything is made from scratch, and the dining room bursts with a colorful and casual atmosphere. 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 anyone’s taste... 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

5561 N. Croatan Highway
The Bypass, MP 2
Kitty Hawk
(252) 489-4754
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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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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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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Dockside 'N Duck Seafood Market

1213 Duck Road
Wee Winks Square
Duck
(252) 261-8687
Outer Banks Restaurant

When you feel like cooking at home, Dockside has all the fresh seafood you’ll need for an Outer Banks feast. Live and steamed crabs, crabmeat, steamed shrimp, fresh shrimp, clams, scallops, oysters, mussels, fish and lobsters – they’re all here, along with the condiments you’ll need. They also sell seafood-inspired prepared foods for take-out, such as homemade soups (try the she crab and clam chowder)... read more

When you feel like cooking at home, Dockside has all the fresh seafood you’ll need... 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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Fig Tree Bakery And Deli and Sweet Tooth

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

The Fig Tree Bakery and Deli serves breakfast and lunch menu items that offer choices for every craving. Breakfast combinations available on biscuits, bagels and English muffins are the way to start your day. Deli sandwiches and wraps are made to order with fresh ingredients and satisfying flavor combinations for lunch on the go or under umbrellas in their outdoor seating. Don’t forget the Sweet... read more

The Fig Tree Bakery and Deli serves breakfast and lunch menu items that offer choices... 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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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, ½-lb. 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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Giant Slice Pizza

785 Sunset Boulevard
TimBuck II Shopping Village
Corolla
(252) 453-3199
Outer Banks Restaurant

Giant Slice Pizza has been a Corolla favorite since 1994. Located in TimBuck II, Giant Slice bakes hand-tossed, New York–style pizza in their stone ovens with your choice of more than 18 toppings. Other popular choices are appetizers, stromboli, calzones, subs, baked wings and Italian desserts. They offer dine-in, carry out or delivery service that is free from Pine Island through Ocean Hill. They can... read more

Giant Slice Pizza has been a Corolla favorite since 1994. Located in TimBuck II, Giant... 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 is a good choice on northern Hatteras Island. With its second-floor perch over the Pamlico Sound and a deck for outdoor dining, it’s the place to watch the sunset. The menu features local seafood – tuna, scallops, shrimp, crab cakes and fresh catch of... 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 an island feel. The food is fresh and creative with a Caribbean spin on Outer Banks seafood favorites. Try the Rasta Pasta, fresh seafood tacos, Tuna Reuben, Jazzy Coconut Chicken, Tuna Oscar, daily specials or a selection from the full steamed or raw seafood bar. Goombays is family friendly with a colorful dining room and a special menu for... read more

Goombays is a casual restaurant with an island feel. The food is fresh and creative... read more

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Graceful Bakery

294 Irvin Garrish Highway
Ocracoke
Outer Banks Restaurant

Make a special trip to visit Graceful Bakery at its new location at the Community Store. Breakfast biscuits and waffles, lunch, bread, pastries, coffee, fresh-squeezed juice and more made from scratch with love. The coconut macaroons are to die for. It's all carry-out, and there is some outdoor seating. 

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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 is open every day from mid-March until late fall serving lunch and dinner. Fresh local seafood from the Pamlico Sound is the highlight, but there are also steaks, ribs, burgers, salads, sandwiches and soups worth flying in for (and many do). Kids have their own menu with the meals served on a Frisbee, emphasizing the family-friendly nature of this popular... read more

Fun, funky and casual, Howard's is open every day from mid-March until late fall serving... read more

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Hungry Pelican Deli and Ice Cream

205 Budleigh Street
Manteo
(252) 473-9303
Outer Banks Restaurant

The Hungry Pelican is known and loved for its fresh deli sandwiches and superb baked goods. In their location on Budleigh Street, beside the Pioneer Theater, the restaurant serves made-to-order sandwiches, salads and kids' fare along with hand-dipped ice cream and baked goods. With a big range of lunch choices, it's a great place to pick up a picnic before a boat tour from the... read more

The Hungry Pelican is known and loved for its fresh deli sandwiches and superb baked... read more

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Hungry Pirate Waterfront Café

207 Queen Elizabeth Avenue
The Waterfront Shops
Manteo
(252) 423-3133
Outer Banks Restaurant

At the Hungry Pirate Waterfront Café you’re sure to find something to satisfy all your cravings. Bringing tastes of the Old World to the Outer Banks, their mouthwatering menu presents a top-quality selection of imported meats, cheeses and specialty seasonings, served with freshly baked breads and baguettes. Honoring Italian traditions, they prepare healthful fare focused on freshness and an international flavor that is simple, with... read more

At the Hungry Pirate Waterfront Café you’re sure to find something to satisfy all your... 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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Island Perk Coffee Shop

101 Budleigh Street
Suite A
Manteo
(252) 423-3565
Outer Banks Restaurant

Nestled in downtown Manteo, this spot serves the spectrum of specialty coffee drinks, both hot and cold. Pair your beverage with fresh bakery items such as biscotti or cookies and treats from Sweater Box Confections. Or try a smoothie or some of their homemade cream-cheese spreads on a Barrier Island Bagel. Open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., this cafe offers a quick breakfast on... read more

Nestled in downtown Manteo, this spot serves the spectrum of specialty coffee drinks, both hot... 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 mouth-watering 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 offering 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 lobster specials and be sure to... read more

Jimmy’s is a popular vacationer's destination offering a variety of Outer Banks seafood and more... 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 Dolce Vita

798-C Sunset Boulevard
TimBuck II Shopping Village
Corolla
(252) 453-0069
Outer Banks Restaurant

With recipes handed down from within the family, La Dolce Vita is a celebration of family, friends and coastal Italian cuisine. Favorite items from their menu are mussels; crab and shrimp penne vodka; hand-tossed, thin-crust pizzas; and mini Italian crab cakes. Nightly seasonal specials are offered as well. They have plenty of shaded tables on their two sound-view decks, so get there in time to... read more

With recipes handed down from within the family, La Dolce Vita is a celebration of... 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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Lifesaving Station Restaurant

1461 Duck Road
Sanderling Resort
Duck
(855) 421-4166
Outer Banks Restaurant

Lifesaving Station is Sanderling Resort’s family-oriented, casual restaurant, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Under the culinary direction of Executive Chef Brian Riddle, Sanderling Resort is making a serious effort to establish itself as a dining destination. Riddle has reinvented Sanderling's two restaurants, Lifesaving Station and Kimball’s Kitchen, into places to enjoy the best of locally grown and harvested produce and seafood with a... read more

Lifesaving Station is Sanderling Resort’s family-oriented, casual restaurant, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.... 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 has become a legendary Outer Banks restaurant. Offering fine dining in a casual atmosphere, it is most well-known for its excellently prepared meats – all-natural and USDA Prime beef, pork, chicken and veal – cooked over a hardwood grill. The fresh, local seafood is treated just as beautifully, and there are daily pasta specials as well as a menu just for... read more

Mike Dianna’s Grill Room has become a legendary Outer Banks restaurant. Offering fine dining in... read more

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Miller's Waterfront Restaurant

6916 S. Croatan Highway
The Bypass, MP 16
Nags Head
(252) 441-6151
Outer Banks Restaurant

One of the few soundfront restaurants in the beach communities, Miller's has been a favorite on the Outer Banks for 33 years. With plenty of room to handle families and large parties, they serve lunch and dinner daily. Their menu is varied and features local seafood, steaks and chicken along with creative salads and pasta. The kitchen also prepares specials every day. Recently they added... read more

One of the few soundfront restaurants in the beach communities, Miller's has been a favorite... 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 and a variety of delicious food, New York Pizza Pub features so much more than just pizza! Serving dinner nightly and lunch on the weekends, they have great Italian entrees such as lasagna, chicken parmigiana and fettuccine alfredo. They serve hand-cut Angus rib eye, chicken and vegetarian entrees as well. Enjoy hearty salads, burgers and appetizers such as their... read more

With their outdoor deck, superb sound system and a variety of delicious food, New York... read more

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Ocean Boulevard

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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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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Open Water Grill

39450 N.C. Highway 12
Avon
(252) 505-0159
Outer Banks Restaurant

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

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

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Open Water Grill at Hatteras Landing

58848 Marina Way
Hatteras
(252) 505-0159
Outer Banks Restaurant

This newly opened second location of the popular Open Water Grill in Avon has much in common with its sibling, including fresh, high-quality food in a setting replete with exquisite Pamlico Sound views. As at the Avon location, you can dine outdoors with the water practically under the building or sit inside with a stellar view. There’s even a second floor if you’re looking for... read more

This newly opened second location of the popular Open Water Grill in Avon has much... read more

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Outer Banks Coffee Company

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

The sunny-orange atmosphere in the coffee shop is enough to wake you up, but you’ll want to try the coffee too — they have quite a variety and it’s roasted fresh in the shop to delight your senses. All the usual coffee drinks are offered, as are tea and homemade pastries and other sweets, all baked fresh. Stop in for something cold, like an iced... read more

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

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Philly Steak Subs

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

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

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

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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 Sky Café

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 turns 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 are usually as... read more

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

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Rooster's Southern Kitchen

804 S. Croatan Highway
The Bypass, MP 8.5
Kill Devil Hills
(252) 441-4594
Outer Banks Restaurant

Locally owned Rooster’s Southern Kitchen serves up some of the best Southern comfort food in a way that’s both stylish and creative. With everything from snacks, sides and small plates to salads to sandwiches, entrees and desserts, Rooster’s is the place to enjoy authentic Southern cuisine with an Outer Banks twist. We like their incredible dry-rubbed pork chops and crab mac and cheese. Rooster’s offers a kids'... read more

Locally owned Rooster’s Southern Kitchen serves up some of the best Southern comfort food in... 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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Shaddai

112 U.S. Highway 64
Manteo
(252) 423-3013
Outer Banks Restaurant

Shaddai is an authentic Peruvian and international-style restaurant. Its specialty is Peruvian charcoal chicken, a rotisserie-style roasted chicken packed with the bold flavors that Peruvian cuisine is known for. You can enjoy your meal in their spacious, colorful dining room or take a meal home to your family. Though Shaddai does not serve alcohol, it offers a variety of delicious traditional Peruvian beverages such as... read more

Shaddai is an authentic Peruvian and international-style restaurant. Its specialty is Peruvian charcoal chicken, a... 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, omelettes, 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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South Beach Takeout, Catering & Delivery

4104 S. Virginia Dare Trail, The Beach Road, MP 13
Surfside Plaza
Nags Head
(252) 255-1698
Outer Banks Restaurant

South Beach Grille has been a family-owned and -operated restaurant on the Outer Banks for more than 30 years. They recently closed their full-service restaurant at milepost 15.5 and have moved to a smaller location at milepost 13 to focus on take-out, delivery and catering. South Beach Takeout, Catering & Delivery prepares creative appetizers, sandwiches, salads, soups, wraps, tacos, salads, bowls and sides, focusing on... read more

South Beach Grille has been a family-owned and -operated restaurant on the Outer Banks for... 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 sinking sun, you can dine outdoors on the huge, newly renovated waterfront deck if you choose. 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... read more

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

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Surfin' Pig BBQ

40618 N.C. Highway 12
Avon
(252) 216-2022
Outer Banks Restaurant

This is a barbecue joint and more. Every day they make their own pulled pork and ribs and sell it by the pound, on sandwiches or on platters. They smoke and cook everything on site fresh each day, and their sides and salads are also homemade every day so they're fresh and oh-so tasty. All the different regional styles of barbecue are here to suit... read more

This is a barbecue joint and more. Every day they make their own pulled pork... read more

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Surfin' Pig BBQ

8848 Marina Way
Hatteras
(252) 216-2022
Outer Banks Restaurant

This is a barbecue joint and more. Every day they make their own pulled pork and ribs and sell it by the pound, on sandwiches or on platters. They smoke and cook everything on site fresh each day, and their sides and salads are also homemade every day so they're fresh and oh-so tasty. All the different regional styles of barbecue are here to suit... read more

This is a barbecue joint and more. Every day they make their own pulled pork... 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 Paper Canoe

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

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

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

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The Spot

2805 S. Croatan Highway
The Bypass, MP 11
Nags Head
(252) 715-4033
Outer Banks Restaurant

Brought to you by the owners of Secret Spot Surf Shop right next door, The Spot is a fun, surf-inspired shop where you’re sure to find something to satisfy your sweet tooth … and your healthy tooth too! The Spot has a wide variety of ice cream flavors, milkshakes, smoothies and other morning and mid-day snacks to go. If you really want to energize your... read more

Brought to you by the owners of Secret Spot Surf Shop right next door, The... read more

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Tomato Patch Pizzeria and Bar

803 Albacore Street
Monteray Plaza
Corolla
(252) 453-4500
Outer Banks Restaurant

Operating since 1993 with the same Greek family, the newly remodeled Tomato Patch offers gourmet pizzas with a variety of standard and more unusual toppings (like salami, gyro meat or caramelized onion). Tomato Patch also serves calzones, classic pasta dishes, garden salads and unbelievable wraps. Try a seafood platter, a delicious po'boy sandwich, a gyro for a real taste of Greece or Linda’s tasty crab... read more

Operating since 1993 with the same Greek family, the newly remodeled Tomato Patch offers gourmet... read more

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TRiO Wine Beer Cheese

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

TRiO is an exciting retail and tasting destination with an inviting yet cosmopolitan vibe that sets it apart from other casual venues on the Outer Banks. Made up of both a gourmet retail wine, beer and cheese shop as well as a bistro with a wine bar and tap house, TRiO gathers the best from the worlds of wine, beer and cheese for your enjoyment,... read more

TRiO is an exciting retail and tasting destination with an inviting yet cosmopolitan vibe that... read more

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Two Roads Tavern

3105 N. Croatan Highway
The Bypass, MP 5.5, Seagate North Shopping Center
Kill Devil Hills
(252) 255-1980
Outer Banks Restaurant

Two Roads Tavern is a great place to grab a burger, sandwich or salad and a pint of North Carolina craft beer for lunch or dinner. Its inventive menu includes several vegetarian and vegan burgers as well as traditional burgers made from quality beef. Try a classic burger combination or one of the more creative specials, such as a burger with pimento cheese, fried eggs... read more

Two Roads Tavern is a great place to grab a burger, sandwich or salad and... 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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Wave Pizza Cafe

1190 Duck Road
Osprey Landing Shops
Duck
(252) 255-0375
Outer Banks Restaurant

As a family-run business, Wave Pizza Cafe takes pride in every pizza they make. Their pizzas are made-to-order, hand-tossed, and topped with their homemade sauce and 100% whole milk mozzarella. Choose from a large selection of fresh toppings before your pizza is cooked to perfection in their stone oven. Complement your meal with a cold craft beer or a bottle of wine while you enjoy the spectacular... read more

As a family-run business, Wave Pizza Cafe takes pride in every pizza they make. Their pizzas... read more