Outer Banks Vegetarian Restaurants

Although the Outer Banks is nationally renowned for its delectable seafood, there are a lot of great spots for the vegetarian visitor. When traveling along these islands, you won't find a restaurant that specifies being only vegetarian. But don't worry! There are plenty of great options to choose from to fulfill your vegetarian cravings. We have talented chefs in almost every restaurant on every single island that can make you a vegetarian meal that will leave you happy, healthy and full. Occasionally, you might stumble across an Outer Banks restaurant that does not have a specified vegetarian item on the menu, but this doesn't mean you can't feast without meat! Just let your server know what you want! Most restaurants are used to, and more than willing to, customize a plate just for you satisfied. That said, several restaurants here have been on the leading edge of the specialized menu curve by offering a specific vegetarian menu for a decade or more. The Outer Banks is great for the vegetarian eater because it provides a unique influence of Southern and coastal cooking, creating a combination and variety of tastes that's distinctly Outer Banks. Vegetarian or not, you will appreciate the fact that many local restaurants choose their produce from local sources, so it's particularly fresh and tasty.

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

Plaza Azteca Restaurante Mexicano

Outer Banks Vegetarian
1502 S. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, Milepost 9.5, Kill Devil Hills
(252) 255-1060

You may have heard of Plaza Azteca, a Virginia Beach–based chain of Mexican restaurants. The restaurants serve upscale Mexican food, and they're known for their many flavors of margaritas, sizzling fajitas and fresh guacamole, made right at your table. The extensive menu features all the traditional favorites – quesadillas, nachos, burritos, enchiladas and tacos – along with some nice surprises, specials and combinations. Vegetarian items...read more

You may have heard of Plaza Azteca, a Virginia Beach–based chain of Mexican restaurants. The...read more

Poor Richard's Sandwich Shop

Outer Banks Vegetarian
303 Queen Elizabeth Avenue, Manteo Waterfront, Manteo
(252) 473-3333

Poor Richard's is the local meet-and-greet neighborhood sandwich shop by day and bar by night. It has two doors, one leading from the Manteo boardwalk and another off Queen Elizabeth Avenue. You can eat inside at a booth or table or sit outside on the patio right next to the water. You order at the counter, get your drink and your number then wait for...read more

Poor Richard's is the local meet-and-greet neighborhood sandwich shop by day and bar by night....read more

Red Drum Grille and Taphouse

Outer Banks Vegetarian
2412 S. Virginia Dare Trail, The Beach Road, MP 10, Nags Head
(252) 480-1095

Dine in cozy ambiance and enjoy a variety of lunch and dinner dishes, including sandwiches, burgers, fish and chips, steamed seafood and vegetables, ribs, steaks, vegetarian dishes, seafood pasta and more. Like the setting, the food could be described as "comfort with an upscale dash." Most any beer lover will be happy as a clam here with 18 beers on tap. Be sure to check...read more

Dine in cozy ambiance and enjoy a variety of lunch and dinner dishes, including sandwiches,...read more

Sorella's Pizza & Pasta

Outer Banks Vegetarian
659 Irvin Garrish Highway, Ocracoke
(252) 928-7777

Sorella's specializes in authentic Italian dishes, salads, pastas and, of course, pizza. The pasta dishes are sublime, and the pizzas are gourmet quality. The full menu is available for take out from their to-go window, and free delivery is available throughout the village. The menu options here are the perfect way to fill up hungry family and friends at the end of a busy day...read more

Sorella's specializes in authentic Italian dishes, salads, pastas and, of course, pizza. The pasta dishes...read more

Viva Mexican Grill

Outer Banks Vegetarian
2424 S. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 10.5, Nags Head
(252) 441-1601

If you're a fan of build-your-own Mexican taco bars, you'll love this spot. You go down the line, telling them what you want – be it burrito, taco, taco salad – then specify the ingredients of your choice, including several meats and sauteed fresh veggies. It's fast, fresh and good. The interior is punctuated with bright colors that complement the south of the...read more

If you're a fan of build-your-own Mexican taco bars, you'll love this spot....read more

Woo Casa Kitchen

Outer Banks Vegetarian
5000 S. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 14, Outer Banks Mall, Nags Head
(252) 715-0089

Woo Casa is the happy-medium place for the healthy eaters and those ready for their cheat day. This brightly colored restaurant features good-for-you food that you actually want to eat, whether during brunch, lunch or dinner. Spanish, Asian and island influences diversify their menu offerings, and they strive to offer seasonal and available seafood caught on the Outer Banks. They're known for their colorfully plated...read more

Woo Casa is the happy-medium place for the healthy eaters and those ready for their...read more