Outer Banks Restaurants

Outer Banks restaurants offer a wide range of cuisine, price ranges and atmosphere. From raw bars and family-friendly take-out seafood joints, to upscale bistros and gourmet delis.


Corolla

Bacchus Wine & Cheese
Southside of Food Lion

(252) 453-4333

Create a gourmet meal in minutes! Hand-cut Angus steaks, specialty sandwiches, freshly baked artisan breads and decadent desserts! Add imported cheeses, your choice of 4,000+ bottles of fine wine, finish with cigars, specialty coffees/teas and your evening becomes an event! Visit Bacchus and enjoy a gourmet experience!

Bunkers Grille & Bar at the Currituck Club
620 Currituck Clubhouse Drive (9 miles north of Duck on Rte. 12)
(252) 453-9400

A casual dining experience open daily for lunch from 11am-3pm. Reservations accepted. Grille Room open ’til 7pm in season. Full-service bar with Friday drink specials. Stop by and check out their beautiful clubhouse.

Good Egg Breakfast
Monterey Shores Plaza
(252) 453-GOOD

From the creator's of Chilli Peppers and Stripers Bar & Grille comes this new  breakfast experience in Corolla. Offering a $9.95 breakfast buffet as well as a full breakfast menu including all the best benedicts and other creative concoctions, this bright and shiny non smoking breakfast restaurant is open from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. daily.

Pizzazz Pizza Company
(252) 453-8858

They blend only the freshest ingredients to make the best traditional and gourmet pizza. Stop by the Kitty Hawk location and enjoy the huge 30-item fresh salad and pizza bar for lunch or dinner! The Duck and Corolla locations offer a lunch pizza buffet. You’ll find prompt, courteous service and delicious pizza, subs, wings and more.

Sooey’s BBQ & Rib Shack
TimBuck II Shops

(252) 453-4423

Fun for families all over the Outer Banks! Authentic eastern NC hickory-smoked BBQ, pork, beef, chicken and ribs. Fresh seafood and homemade desserts. Lunch and dinner specials daily. Dine in or enjoy their outdoor seating. Pig out on takeout!


Duck (back to top)

Beach Day Cafe
Scarborough Lane Shoppes
(252) 255-CAFÉ (2233)

They have it covered! Start your day off with fresh baked goodies and flavored coffees. For lunch and dinner they offer fresh baked bread and a full deli case of all of your favorite things. The kids and kids at heart will love their Italian ice, ice cream and frozen drinks.

Pizzazz Pizza Company
(252) 261-8822
They blend only the freshest ingredients to make the best traditional and gourmet pizza. Stop by the Kitty Hawk location and enjoy the huge 30-item fresh salad and pizza bar for lunch or dinner! The Duck and Corolla locations offer a lunch pizza buffet. You’ll find prompt, courteous service and delicious pizza, subs, wings and more.

Sooey’s BBQ & Rib Shack
Scarborough Faire
(252) 449-BBQ1
Fun for families all over the Outer Banks! Authentic eastern NC hickory-smoked BBQ, pork, beef, chicken and ribs. Fresh seafood and homemade desserts. Lunch and dinner specials daily. Dine in or enjoy their outdoor seating. Pig out on takeout!

Stone Oven Pizza
Scarborough Lane Shoppes

(252) 255-0099

Two locations serving the Outer Banks. Delivery from MP 10 to 22 and from Southern Shores to Duck and north to Pine Island Hampton Inn. Featuring gourmet and traditional pizza made with the freshest ingredients. They also offer subs, calzones, strombolis, salads and the best wings on the beach.


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Hurricane Mo’s Restaurant & Raw Bar and Hurricane Mo’s Beachside Bar and Grill
MP 4 (Kitty Hawk Rd. - between the highways)
(252) 255-0215

Serving lunch and dinner with all ABC permits. Their Pirates Cove location is just minutes from the beach on the way to Manteo and the Lost Colony. Beautiful view from restaurant or popular enclosed deck. Watch the charter fleet return daily. Full menu at both locations includes seafood, steaks, chicken and pasta. Steamed and raw bar. Children’s menu.

Jimmy’s Seafood Buffet
MP 3.5 (on the Bypass)
(252) 261-4973

Home of the $7.95 lobster. Hand-cut steaks-to-order and a crab leg buffet featuring snow, king, Dungeness and stone crab legs. Try one of 90 frozen drink flavors for kids and adults and delicious homemade desserts. Carryout with curbside pickup. Open 3-9pm daily (in season).

La Fogata Authentic Mexican Restaurant
MP 4.5 (on the Bypass)
(252) 255-0934
The best ethnic food on the beach! Waiters bring baskets of crispy tortillas and bowls of homemade salsa as soon as you sit down. Selections come in every possible combination including vegetarian varieties, and à la carte. Open 7 days a week, year round, for lunch and dinner.

Pizzazz Pizza Company
MP 4.5 (on the Bypass)
(252) 255-0050
They blend only the freshest ingredients to make the best traditional and gourmet pizza. Stop by the Kitty Hawk location and enjoy the huge 30-item fresh salad and pizza bar for lunch or dinner! The Duck and Corolla locations offer a lunch pizza buffet. You’ll find prompt, courteous service and delicious pizza, subs, wings and more.

Spanky’s Grille
MP 3.5 (on the Bypass)
(252) 261-1917

Spanky’s serves breakfast and lunch, and is known for its hot biscuits, pancakes, fresh burgers, NC BBQ, hand breaded flounder, foot longs, chili/cheese fries, onion rings, and more. Spanky’s offers lunch specials as well as 59¢ hot dogs and 99¢ fried egg biscuits from 8am to 11am.


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American Pie
MP 9.5 (on the Beach Road)
(252) 441-3332

Fresh baked pizza with hand-tossed crust, homemade sauce and the freshest ingredients make an outstanding New York-style pizza pie! Try our homemade stromboli, calzones, subs, wings and salads. Enjoy the most wonderful homemade, hand-dipped ice cream – made fresh daily!

Awful Arthur’s Oyster Bar
MP 6 (on the Beach Road
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(252) 441-5955

Serving oysters, clams, shrimp, crab legs, mussels and lobster; soups, salads, appetizers, pastas, dinners and sandwiches. All ABC permits. They also feature a takeout window across from the Avalon Pier, with outside tables. Visit their ocean-view lounge. Major credit cards accepted. Open daily all year for lunch and dinner.

Bob’s Grill
MP 9 (on the Bypass)
(252) 441-0707

Eat & Get the Hell Out! Serving great food at great prices – and getting it to you fast. Enjoy breakfast anytime. A satisfying selection of burgers, sandwiches and salads for lunch. At dinner, enjoy daily “Blue Plate” specials, fresh seafood specials, steamed shrimp, crab cakes, prime rib, steaks and more. Nightly dinner specials!

Dirty Dick’s Crab House
MP 10 (on the Bypass)
(252) 449-2722
Avon (252) 995-3708

Dirty Dick’s offers a menu of pure delight - fresh, steamed or fried to go! The spiced shrimp are second to none and seasoned to perfection with top-secret spices. Seafood with a New Orleans accent, daily lunch specials and a complete dinner menu. Delicacies include crab legs, clams, crab soup and clam chowder. Pick up a famous T-shirt.

Flying Fish Cafe
MP 10 (on the Bypass)
(252) 441-6894

Fine casual dining with American and Mediterranean fare in a relaxed cafe setting. Fresh local seafood and a hand-picked selection of 40 wines by the glass from around the world & an extensive Reserve wine list. Open for dinner 5-10pm nightly year-round. Wine, espresso and cappuccino bar. Reservations are suggested.

Front Porch Cafe
MP 6 (on the Bypass)

(252) 449-6616

Imagine the freshest coffee you’ve ever tasted, a cappuccino made to perfection and the enticing aroma of freshly baked muffins and cinnamon rolls, and you’re at the Front Porch Cafe. Two locations in Kill Devil Hills and Nags Head. Late night dessert cafe in Nags Head. Free wireless access.

 

Goombays Grille & Raw Bar
MP 7 (on the Beach Road)
(252) 441-6001

Looking for tropical taste? A casual place? Maximum fun? Here’s a friendly, family-oriented restaurant you don’t want to miss, offering a casual, tropical atmosphere, fun kids’ menu, Big Kids’ menu, daily specials to dive for (see their ceiling), live music Wed. nights, full raw bar ‘til 1am and your favorite drinks ‘til 2am. It’s where you want to be!

Henry’s Family Restaurant
MP 5.5 (on the Bypass)
(252) 261-2025

Family-owned and -operated since 1989 with three generations of family active in the business! Henry’s is the gathering spot for locals and visitors to meet for breakfast and lunch, seven days a week. Serving breakfast 7am-1pm, lunch 11am-4pm and dinner 4pm-close. Stop by and enjoy their daily specials! Children always welcome!

Kill Devil’s Frozen Custard & Beach Fries
MP 8.5 (on the Bypass)
(252) 441-5900

Custard is not “another name for soft ice cream.” Frozen custard must be 10% butterfat and 1.4% egg yolk. It is not “fluffed-up” with air - just cream, milk and all-natural ingredients, enhanced only with pure, imported vanilla. “Better” burgers, “Coney Island” dogs, authentic hand-cut beach fries, veggie burgers, killer wraps, authentic NC BBQ and more. Open daily 11am-‘til. Off season hours vary.

Mako Mike’s
MP 7 (on the Bypass)
(252) 480-1919

An underwater adventure in a casually elegant atmosphere. Impressive entrées, unique pasta dishes, delicious wood-oven pizzas, and specialty appetizers and salads presented with creative combinations of fresh North Carolina seafood, choice beef, pork and chicken. Children’s menu. Open all year. Private party rooms available.

Miller’s Restaurant
MP 9.5 (on the Beach Road)
(252) 441-7674

Simply southern hospitality – the flavor of the old Outer Banks – or a family-friendly dinner. Enjoy the freshest seafood, hand-cut steaks, chicken, Beth’s homemade desserts, children’s menu and all ABC permits. Now in their 28th year!

Peppercorns Restaurant and Lounge
MP 9.5 (on the Beach Road - at the Ramada Inn)
(252) 441-3882

Ocean view dining at its best! Peppercorns offers entertainment nightly (in season), a beautiful outside deck and tiki bar, and a kid-friendly menu. The restaurant is also home to the Comedy Club. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served daily.

Pigman’s Bar-B-Que and Ye Olde Ham Shoppe
MP 9.5, Bypass, Kill Devil Hills (252) 441-6803
Hwy. 64, Manteo (252) 473-6464
Hwy. 12, Cape Hatteras (252) 995-6364
Wee Winks Square, Duck (252) 261-2660

World-famous Bar-B-Que! Pork, Beef, Turkey and our original low-fat Tuna-Que and Catfish-Que, Smoked Ribs and Chicken, Fried Chicken and plenty for the little squealers! You’ll love Pigman’s signature sauces and rubs…take some home! Dine in or carry out in Kill Devil Hills. Featuring dine in, carry out and all-you-can-eat buffet in Manteo. Take out only in Duck.

Pit Surf Shop & Boardriders’ Grill
MP 9 (on the Bypass)
(252) 480-3128

This surf-themed restaurant is nestled inside an authentic log cabin adjacent to the legendary surf shop. The casual cafe is famous for hefty helpings of fat wraps, killer quesadillas and monster sandwiches. Lunch, dinner, kids’ menu, late night and takeout. Visit them online for a complete menu and current entertainment schedule.

Port O’ Call Restaurant
MP 8.5, Beach Road
(252) 441-7484

Serving local seafood, aged Angus beef, pasta and American cuisine. Southern turn-of-the-century interiors, with originalperiod furniture. Chef specials, early bird specials (4:30-6pm) and children’s menu available. Enjoy nightly entertainment in season in the Gaslight Saloon. There is no cover charge with dinner. Children’s menu.

Saltwater's Grill
3105 N. Croatan Hwy., MP6, Bypass
Kill Devil Hills (252) 449-8008

Good Food! Great Service! Great Prices!
Saltwater's Grill has something for everyone!
Steamed and fried seafood, burgers, steaks, sandwiches, quesadillas, salads, children's menu and more. A favorite with locals and visitors. Enjoy a late night menu and entertainment.

The Pearl
1731 North Virginia Dare Trail (in the Sea Ranch Hotel)
(252) 480-DINE (reservations encouraged)
Simply the best ocean view on the Beach! The Pearl is located on the Ocean Front in Kill Devil Hills and specializes in local ingredients with a French twist with an emphasis on ingredients from local farms and waters. . Being the only remaining true ocean front location on the Outer Banks, the Pearl is a popular destination for locals and visitors. Serves Sunday Brunch, lunch and dinner, has regular live entertainment and an ocean front bar. ThePearl is the perfect setting for weddings on the beach, receptions, large family gatherings and especially the perfect dinner for two!

Upper Crust Pizza
MP 8 (Metro Plaza - at Colington Rd.)
(252) 441-3339

Featuring traditional and extraordinary gourmet pizzas (with a choice of red sauce, fresh garlic white sauce and fresh basil pesto), an assortment of subs, salads and appetizers. Make sure and try their steamed shrimp to go – served with real butter and cocktail sauce. Takeout and delivery available from Milepost 5.5 to Milepost 10.

Western Sizzlin Steak House
MP 8.75 (on the Bypass)
(252) 441-4594

They serve three daily buffets. Offering daily lunch specials starting at $4.95! They will please everyone, seniors and kids included. Large groups welcomed. Full menu includes the choicest steaks, freshest seafood and delicious chicken entrées. “Family-style” takeout is available.


Nags Head (back to top)

Blue Moon Beach Grill
MP 13 (Surf Side Plaza)
(252) 261-BLUE

The Blue Moon Grill is a quirky, fun filled dining experience. Offering southern comfort food, with a creative twist and flair,  they understand a budget and always try to be affordably priced. The staff is very cordial with southern hospitality always being king. You're sure to have a "Once in a blue moon” experience.

Carolina Pizza
MP 14.5 (on the Bypass - Outer Banks Mall)
(252) 480-9299

Nothin’ Beats a Carolina Pizza! Create your own pizza or try one of the Carolina Pizza specialties. Salads are fresh from the garden – straight to your plate. Hearty subwiches combine traditional Italian flavor with hearty portions and style. Dine-in, takeout or free delivery available to Nags Head and parts of Kill Devil Hills.

Dunes Restaurant
MP 16.5 (on the Bypass)

(252) 441-1600

For breakfast, lunch or dinner, the Dunes offers great meals for big appetites. Daily in season, there’s a breakfast and fresh fruit bar that’s hard to pass up. Lunch and dinner specials, All-You-Can-Eat seafood feasts and a 30+ item salad bar are available at lunch and dinner. The best “southern” fried chicken on the beach. Seafood, steaks and prime rib – a specialty. Largest kids’ menu on the beach. Large groups welcome. Beer and wine are available.

Front Porch Cafe
MP 10.5 (on the Bypass) - (252) 480-6616
Imagine the freshest coffee you’ve ever tasted, a cappuccino made to perfection and the enticing aroma of freshly baked muffins and cinnamon rolls, and you’re at the Front Porch Cafe. Two locations in Kill Devil Hills and Nags Head. Late night dessert cafe in Nags Head. Free wireless access.

Grits Grill
MP 14 (on the Bypass - Outer Banks Mall)
(252) 449-2888

Open daily, year-round for breakfast and lunch. Krispy Kreme donuts arrive fresh every day at 6am. Breakfast or lunch served from 6am until 3pm, cooked in front of you on the open grill. Their specialty is “Simply Southern” food – grits available with any meal. On and off premise catering – have your special event here!

Jockey’s Ribs
MP 13 (on the Beach Road)
(252) 441-1141

Homemade Bar-B-Q ribs and chicken, steaks and pork chops, plus the finest in fresh local seafood make this restaurant a favorite of locals and visitors alike since 1985. All meals prepared to order. Open 5pm-’til. Takeout orders welcome. Catering available. Full-service bar.

Kelly’s Outer Banks Restaurant & Tavern
MP 10.5 (on the Bypass)
(252) 441-4116

An original Outer Banks restaurant featuring the Outer Banks’ best collection of authentic memorabilia. Savor signature chef-prepared dishes featuring traditional and contemporary offerings. NC seafood, Angus beef and fresh pasta complemented by a wine list of 300+ varieties. Desserts made daily. Open all year. AAA triple star rating.

La Fogata Authentic Mexican Restaurant
MP 14 (on the Bypass)
(252) 441-4179
The best ethnic food on the beach! Waiters bring baskets of crispy tortillas and bowls of homemade salsa as soon as you sit down. Selections come in every possible combination including vegetarian varieties, and à la carte. Open 7 days a week, year round, for lunch and dinner.

 

Miller’s Waterfront Restaurant
MP 16 (on the Bypass)
(252) 441-6151

A view to dine for! Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner – with a view of the water from every table. Famous for spectacular sunsets, family-friendly attitude and rustic Outer Banks charm. Children’s menu, all ABC permits, and all major credit cards accepted.

New York Pizza Pub
MP 10 (on the Bypass)
(252) 441-2660

2003 and 2004 “Best Pizza on the Beach” award. Serving traditional Italian dishes including seafood, chicken and pasta made with the freshest ingredients. Their Angus steaks and burgers are flame-broiled to perfection! N.Y. pizza and sandwich classics. Kids’ menu. Large families welcome.

Owens’ Restaurant
MP 16.5 (on the Beach Road)
(252) 441-7309

From the rich cuisine of the Coastal South to the provocative flavors of today, enjoy fresh fish, shellfish, whole Maine lobster, pasta and tender aged prime Midwestern beef. An exceptional wine list rounds out the menu. All seasoned with the famous hospitality of the Owens and Shannon families.

Pamlico Jack's
MP 16 (on the Bypass)

(252) 441-2637

Enjoy certified Black Angus beef, poultry and local seafood. Mesquite grilling, homemade pasta, fresh fruit breads. Children’s menu, early dinner specials, private parties and wedding receptions. Waterfront dining, spectacular sunsets and tantalizing cuisine. Dinner from 4:30-10pm.

Players Grille at Nags Head Golf Links
MP 15 (on the Bypass - 5615 S. Seachase Drive)
(252) 441-8076

A casual dining experience. Open daily from 11am to 7pm in season. Daily lunch specials served ’til 3pm year-round. Full-service bar with Friday drink specials. Links Grille overlooks the beautiful Roanoke Sound. “Join them for a sunset!”

Sam & Omie’s
MP 16.5 (on the Beach Road)
(252) 441-7366

Old Nags Head... the theme of Sam & Omie’s Restaurant. The décor is authentic from the old beach and the selection of food includes flavors from yesteryear’s to modern trends. Begin your day with a McOmie, have a Nags Header for lunch and finish up with a Whale of a Seafood Platter. Sam & Omie’s... an Outer Banks tradition since 1937.

Sooey’s BBQ & Rib Shack
MP 12.5 (across from Jockey’s Ridge)
Nags Head (252) 449-OINK (6465)
Fun for families all over the Outer Banks! Authentic eastern NC hickory-smoked BBQ, pork, beef, chicken and ribs. Fresh seafood and homemade desserts. Lunch and dinner specials daily. Dine in or enjoy their outdoor seating. Pig out on takeout!

Stone Oven Pizza
MP 16.5 (on the Nags Head-Manteo Causeway)
(252) 441-7775

Two locations serving the Outer Banks. Delivery from MP 10 to 22 and from Southern Shores to Duck and north to Pine Island Hampton Inn. Featuring gourmet and traditional pizza made with the freshest ingredients. They also offer subs, calzones, strombolis, salads and the best wings on the beach.

Sugar Creek Seafood Restaurant
MP 16.5 (on the Nags Head-Manteo Causeway)
(252) 441-4888 or (252) 441-4963

Water, water everywhere! Dine on the beautiful Roanoke Sound and enjoy fresh Carolina-style seafood, beef, salads and sandwiches. Everyone will enjoy strolling along the waterfront docks and viewing the local wildlife. Open for lunch and dinner daily. Gorgeous views, especially sunset.

Tale Of The Whale Restaurant
MP 16.5 (on the Nags Head-Manteo Causeway)
(252) 441-7332

Since 1980, this family-owned and -operated restaurant has served the very finest in fresh seafood, steaks, pastas and chicken dishes that are made fresh daily. Enjoy casual dining, where every seat has a fantastic view of the beautiful Roanoke Sound. Enjoy your favorite cocktail and music in the waterfront gazebo or in the lounge.

Windmill Point Restaurant
MP 16.5 (on the Bypass)
(252) 441-1535

Offering the freshest and finest seafood, choice beef, pasta and duck. They have a winning combination of fine cuisine, excellent service and spectacular, romantic sunsets over the historic Roanoke Sound. Live piano music in lounge Thurs.-Sat. and special occasions. Call for priority seating. Breakfast/lunch served 10am-4pm. Early Bird Specials.

Yellow Submarine
MP 14 (on the Bypass - Outer Banks Mall)
252) 441-3511

Serving the Outer Banks since 1976. Delicious hand-tossed pizza baked in a real stone oven. New menu features gourmet pizzas, panini, toasted subs, juicy burgers, hearty sandwiches, fresh salads and plenty for kids. Plus ice cream, beer on tap and video games! New this summer: open for breakfast!


Manteo (back to top)

Big Al’s Soda Fountain and Grill
Highway 64
(252) 473-5570

This eat-in/takeout restaurant offers fresh local seafood. They serve lunch & dinner and have daily “Blue Plate” specials. They also offer a children’s menu, a full soda fountain with old-fashioned desserts, a game room and dance floor. 11am-10pm in season; hours vary off-season. Open year-round.


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Crabs2Go
(252) 256-2922

Order your live, hard-shell crabs by the bushel or half bushel – at great prices! Caught fresh daily. Free steamer use (with deposit) and easy cooking instructions available. 24-hour notice appreciated (otherwise call before 10am). Ask about their crab, shrimp and softshell combos. Seasoning available. Call today.


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Howard’s Pub & Raw Bar Restaurant
Highway 12
(252) 928-4441

Ocracoke’s only year-round restaurant. Serving the full menu every day for lunch, dinner and late-night. Fresh local seafood and shellfish, live Maine lobsters, half-pound burgers and more. Kids’ menu; families and big groups welcome. Lots of fun with over 200 varieties of beer and wine, live music, games, foosball, big screen TVs and screened porch for rocking.


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