Outer Banks Steak Restaurants

Though it's hard to imagine, some people who vacation here -- or even who live here -- don't like seafood! Inconceivable, right? But that's ok...just leaves more for the rest of us. And, for you non-piscatorial folks, or just for you diners who are looking for a change from the fruits of the sea, we do boast some pretty darn good Outer Banks steak restaurants. Of course, their menus will also include chicken and fish, just as traditional seafood places also serve steaks and chicken, but for the restaurants we categorize here, their steaks and other meats are known to be top of the line and expertly prepared. We love the Outer Banks steak restaurants that have kitchens open to view so we can see the grill masters in action. When you pair these steaks and other grilled meats with the freshest, locally sourced vegetables and a wine that perfectly complements, well…you’re in for a fine meal. Perhaps not surprisingly, many of the best Outer Banks steak restaurants are those considered the best Outer Banks restaurants overall. It just goes to show that an expertly trained chef – and all the top restaurants here have them -- will do it right no matter what!

Outer Banks Restaurants by Area

Corolla | Duck & Southern Shores | Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills & Nags Head
Roanoke Island & Manteo | Hatteras Island | Ocracoke Island

Outer Banks Restaurants by Category

Avenue Waterfront Grille

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

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

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

Basnight’s Lone Cedar

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

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

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

Black Pelican Oceanfront Cafe

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

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

Blue Point

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

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

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

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Bob's Grill

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

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

Dajio

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

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

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

Darrell’s Restaurant

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

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

Diamond Shoals Restaurant and Seafood Market

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

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

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

Dirty Dick’s Crab House

Outer Banks Steaks
41934 N.C. Highway 12, Hatteras Island Plaza, Avon
(252) 995-3425
2407 S. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 10.5, Nags Head
(252) 449-2722

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

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

Dunes Restaurant

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

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

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

Froggy Dog Restaurant & Pub

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

New owners in 2019 breathed new life into this long-established, seafood-oriented restaurant in Avon. The owners of popular Avon restaurants Cups & Cones and Muffins & Scones are at the helm of this restaurant now, and they are committed to serving scratch-made fare. They've redesigned the pub and dining rooms with new ship-themed decor. The full bar has expanded wine and beer selections, with a large focus on craft brews...read more

New owners in 2019 breathed new life into this long-established, seafood-oriented restaurant in Avon. The...read more

Good Winds Restaurant

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

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

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

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