Outer Banks Restaurants

Subs, Sandwiches, Dogs & Burgers

If you look through all the Outer Banks restaurants in this category, you'll see that they go well beyond your typical sandwich shops. That's because many restaurants with much more varied menus also often include sandwiches, burger and such for diners who want something easier for dinner but who also want to be with the rest of their crew who are looking for a bigger meal. And, truth be told, some of the sandwich-type of offerings are pretty gourmet fare! But, you'll also see that this category includes the real Outer Banks burger, dog and sandwich joints, many of which have been serving hungry diners for many years. They're simple, laid back, anything but fancy...and turn out some great grub. They're the places you can walk in with your bathing suit and cover up, and no one's going to look at you funny or worry about the sand on your feel. Many of the restaurants in this section round out their menus with salads, soups and other sides, and they will also sometimes have daily specials that cross over into more substantial eats. At a lot of these Outer Banks restaurants, you can sit outside and enjoy that dog under the sun.

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

Atlantic Coast Cafe

Outer Banks Subs, Sandwiches, Dogs & Burgers
25150 N.C. Highway 12, across from the KOA Campground, Waves
(252) 987-1200

Expect great food and awesome service at Atlantic Coast Cafe in Waves. This destination cafe on Hatteras Island offers online ordering and expanded seating for curbside pickup or outside dining. Indoor seating will return as soon as COVID settles down. Open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., the ACC features a full menu of hot and fresh breakfasts — pancakes, omelettes, the Monte Cristo, Hatteras Breakfast...read more

Expect great food and awesome service at Atlantic Coast Cafe in Waves. This destination cafe...read more

Awful Arthur's Oyster Bar & Restaurant

Outer Banks Subs, Sandwiches, Dogs & Burgers
2106 N. Virginia Dare Trail, The Beach Road, MP 6, Kill Devil Hills
(252) 441-5955

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 variety of seafood, as well as burgers, pastas, steaks and chicken. Take the people's word for it: In a local polls Awful Arthur's has been voted Best...read more

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

Bob's Grill

Outer Banks Subs, Sandwiches, Dogs & Burgers
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

Bonzer Shack

Outer Banks Subs, Sandwiches, Dogs & Burgers
1200 S. Virginia Dare Trail, The Beach Road, MP 9, Kill Devil Hills
(252) 480-1010

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

Cosmo’s Pizzeria

Outer Banks Subs, Sandwiches, Dogs & Burgers
5591 N. Croatan Highway, The Marketplace, Southern Shores
(252) 261-8388

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

Country Deli

Outer Banks Subs, Sandwiches, Dogs & Burgers
1900 S. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 9.75, Kill Devil Hills
(252) 441-5684

Country Deli has been an Outer Banks tradition and locals' favorite for more than 30 years. Guests can dine in, enjoy the pet-friendly outside patio, carry out or have their food delivered (even to a beach access!) as long as it's in their delivery range. Country Deli prides itself on its over-stuffed sandwiches with more than 50 delicious menu items. Sandwiches are made with Thumann's meats...read more

Country Deli has been an Outer Banks tradition and locals' favorite for more than 30 years....read more

Dare Devil's Pizzeria

Outer Banks Subs, Sandwiches, Dogs & Burgers
1112 S. Virginia Dare Trail, The Beach Road, MP 9, Kill Devil Hills
(252) 441-6330

A fixture on the Beach Road in Kill Devil Hills since 1987, Dare Devil's Pizzeria has reached legendary status on the Outer Banks. They serve delicious pizzas, stromboli, subs, salads and appetizers. All the sauces and dough are made fresh daily, and you can really taste the difference. The quality of the food plus the friendly staff are just a couple of the reasons this is...read more

A fixture on the Beach Road in Kill Devil Hills since 1987, Dare Devil's Pizzeria...read more

Darrell’s Restaurant

Outer Banks Subs, Sandwiches, Dogs & Burgers
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

Dirty Dick’s Crab House

Outer Banks Subs, Sandwiches, Dogs & Burgers
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

Fig Tree Bakery & Deli and Sweettooth

Outer Banks Subs, Sandwiches, Dogs & Burgers
1015 Irvin Garrish Highway, Ocracoke
(252) 928-3481

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

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

Froggy Dog Restaurant & Pub

Outer Banks Subs, Sandwiches, Dogs & Burgers
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 Subs, Sandwiches, Dogs & Burgers
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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