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

Cookshak Fried Chicken

Outer Banks Take-Out Only
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

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 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

Fatboyz Ice Cream Company

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

FatBoyz has been a beach road favorite in Nags Head for more than 20 years, so it might already be on your radar. If that's the case, you're going to notice some changes in 2020. No longer serving grill fare, FatBoyz is now focusing all its efforts on its delicious sweets and treats. Hand-dipped and soft-serve ice cream are prepared in dozens of ways –... read more

FatBoyz has been a beach road favorite in Nags Head for more than 20 years,... read more

Tommy's Natural Foods Market & Wine Shop

Outer Banks Take-Out Only
1242 Duck Road, Duck
(252) 261-8990

Tommy’s Natural Foods Market & Wine Shop is known internationally for its beef and wild American seafood. It is the only market in the area licensed to carry Certified Angus Beef. The seafood department features fresh and steamed wild American shrimp, wild Alaskan salmon, dry-packed scallops (no preservatives here), clams, Alaskan crab legs, tuna and crab cakes – so good that even the folks from... read more

Tommy’s Natural Foods Market & Wine Shop is known internationally for its beef and wild... read more