Outer Banks Take-Out Restaurants

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

Bad Bean Baja Grill

Outer Banks Take-Out
4146 N. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 3.5, Kitty Hawk
(252) 261-1300

Bad Bean Baja Grill creates a distinctive dining experience. Utilizing techniques and flavors found all across Latin America, California and the Baja Peninsula, the award-winning chefs present a creative fusion of familiar cantina favorites. Try the local fresh fish tacos topped with salsa fresca, crisp jicama slaw and cilantro chimichurri; the slow-cooked beef brisket and pork barbacoa also make for delicious tacos as well as...read more

Bad Bean Baja Grill creates a distinctive dining experience. Utilizing techniques and flavors found all...read more

Basnight’s Lone Cedar

Outer Banks Take-Out
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

Big Buck's Homemade Ice Cream

Outer Banks Take-Out
794-F Sunset Boulevard, Timbuck II, Corolla
(252) 453-3188
3810 N. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 4.5, Kitty Hawk
(252) 715-0779
207 Queen Elizabeth Avenue, Waterfront Shops, Downtown Manteo, Manteo
(252) 423-3118

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

Black Pelican Oceanfront Cafe

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

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 an eclectic list of chef’s specials, and they have a kids' menu with lots...read more

The Black Pelican is on The Beach Road, directly across from the ocean. They have...read more

Bob's Grill

Outer Banks Take-Out
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 Take-Out
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

Cookshak Fried Chicken

Outer Banks Take-Out
1187 Duck Road, Loblolly Pines Shopping Plaza, Duck
(252) 261-1156
2515 S. Croatan Highway Unit A, Nags Head
(252) 441-1156

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

Corolla Cantina

Outer Banks Take-Out
1159 Austin Street, Corolla
(252) 597-1730

Corolla Cantina is the place for fresh, Coastal Baja-inspired food. It opens at 11 a.m. for lunch and dinner. The decor of the cantina 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 chips and queso or Hot Honey Shrimp...read more

Corolla Cantina is the place for fresh, Coastal Baja-inspired food. It opens at 11 a.m....read more

Cosmo’s Pizzeria

Outer Banks Take-Out
5591 N. Croatan Highway, The Marketplace, Southern Shores
(252) 261-8388

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

Country Deli

Outer Banks Take-Out
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 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 30 years....read more

Dare Devil's Pizzeria

Outer Banks Take-Out
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 Take-Out
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