Outer Banks Restaurants

Take-Out Only

When most of us think about dining in Outer Banks restaurants, we see the entire package: sitting down at a nice table, interacting with other patrons, appreciating the well-trained wait staff. Certainly, that's the predominant experience of eating out here. But, sometimes, especially in summer when the crowds are large, the waits long and the weather just right for dining al fresco, you might consider getting a meal from one of the Outer Banks take-out only restaurants. No, they're not all fast food-types of places. Some of them serve ready to go lunches or popular ethnic foods. Food trucks have gained in popularity in recent years and are currently found in Corolla and Ocracoke. Most of the time, there's a picnic table nearby where you can perch and enjoy your food. And, as you might expect, some of these Outer Banks take-out only places feature pizza, but you'll also find steamer pots, gourmet meals, deli offerings, barbecue and burgers. Take-out Outer Banks restaurants can be the perfect choice if you're trying to negotiate the dining scene with a large group. Most restaurants have a hard time seating a party of 15 at one time, but if you get take-out, the problem is solved. Just find yourself a lovely Outer Banks spot, spread a blanket and enjoy the best scenery dining out can offer you!

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

Country Deli

Outer Banks Take-Out Only
101 W. Lake Drive, Kill Devil Hills
(252) 441-5684

For 25 years this year-round take-out deli has featured lunch and dinner selections including a variety of sumptuous specialty sandwiches as well as the basics like grilled cheeses and steak sandwiches. You'll be surprised at how high they pile their sandwiches and subs. They have a good selection of bottled beverages and chips. Free delivery is available within a specific area, including Nags Head beach... read more

For 25 years this year-round take-out deli has featured lunch and dinner selections including a... read more

Dockside 'N Duck Seafood Market

Outer Banks Take-Out Only
1213 Duck Road, Wee Winks Square, Duck
(252) 261-8687

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

Fat Crabs Rib Company

Outer Banks Take-Out Only
1159 Austin Street, Corolla Light Town Center, Corolla
(252) 453-9931

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 served 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

Fatboyz Ice Cream & Grill

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

This popular take-out food and ice cream stand serves an array of ice cream concoctions — shakes, sundaes, cones — as well as hand-pattied burgers, fresh grilled tuna, French fries, Hebrew National hot dogs, chicken sandwiches, onion rings, fresh-squeezed orange/lime/lemonades and more. Be sure to try their no-filler, all-killer jumbo crabcake. The ice cream is absolutely delectable, and you must try Stacie's delicious ice cream... read more

This popular take-out food and ice cream stand serves an array of ice cream concoctions... read more

Graceful Bakery

Outer Banks Take-Out Only
110 Back Road, Ocracoke

Make a special trip to the corner of Back Road and Old Beach Road to visit Graceful Bakery. This food-truck–style eatery offers artisan bread, breakfast items, freshly squeezed orange juice, cookies and a variety of other baked goods. The macaroons might be the best you'll ever eat.

Surfin' Pig BBQ

Outer Banks Take-Out Only
40618 N.C. Highway 12, Avon
(252) 216-2022
8848 Marina Way, Hatteras
(252) 216-2022

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

The Spot

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

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 side 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 day, be... read more

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