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When you think about dining out on the Outer Banks, you probably imagine luxurious seafood spreads with every dish you could possibly fit into one steamer pot. We get it—there’s nothing better than a fresh clambake for dinner. However, you don’t need to limit your dining out to evening meals alone. The Outer Banks is known for having some of the best breakfast restaurants that you and your family will love! Here are our suggestions for 10 Breakfast Restaurants on the Outer Banks:

Argyles Restaurant

Located at 4716 N. Croatan Hwy. in Kitty Hawk, Argyles Restaurant offers a delicious breakfast menu between 8AM and 12PM. Menu options include classics like Crepes, Omelettes, Pancakes, French Toast, and a full selection of beverages! You’ll love the large menu as much as the home fries and fresh biscuits that come on the side! View the full menu.

Bob’s Grill OBX

Stop by Bob’s Grill to “eat and get the hell out” as their sign famously states! Located at 1219 S. Croatan Hwy. in Kill Devil Hills, Bob’s is open for breakfast 7 days a week beginning at 7AM. Choose from a selection of specials including Pecan Waffles, Blueberry French Toast, and Omelettes stuffed with anything you could possibly want. Don’t forget to ask about their daily drink specials including Bloody Marys and flavored Mimosas! View the full menu.

Front Porch Café

There’s nothing like fresh coffee in the morning to get you going and Front Porch Café has you covered! With three convenient locations in Kill Devil Hills, Nags Head, and Manteo, Front Porch Café offers your caffeine fix and a selection of delicious, fresh baked goods like muffins, scones, cinnamon rolls, croissants, granola and more! You can also order from a fine selection of fresh ground coffees and even buy different blends to take home for later! View the full menu.

Grits Grill

Stop by Grits Grill at 5000 S. Croatan Hwy. in Nags Head for a classic old-fashioned diner experience with delicious breakfast items! Breakfast is served any time of the day and the large menu guarantees everyone in your family will be satisfied. Try a seafood omelette with shrimp and crabmeat to really embrace the coastal lifestyle or stick with breakfast favorites like hot cakes, gourmet grits or creamed chipped beef! View full menu.

Henry’s Restaurant

For a tasty sit-down family breakfast, stop by Henry’s Restaurant at 3396 N. Croatan Hwy. in Kill Devil Hills between 7AM and 1PM. Open year-round, Henry’s has a menu selection that will satisfy even the pickiest palate. Try “The Captain” which offers 2 eggs cooked to your preference, grits or home fries, toast or biscuits, and your choice of protein (like country ham, pork chop, ham, sausage, and bacon!) You can also order breakfast sandwiches, omelettes, hot cakes and more! View full menu.

Jolly Roger Restaurant

Known as a local’s favorite for a delicious breakfast, stop by Jolly Roger at 1836 N. Virginia Dare Trail in Kill Devil Hills between 6:30AM and 2PM. Build your own omelette, try the French Toast with applewood bacon, order a hearty breakfast sandwich, or even try “Pancake Lasagna!” The kids will love the pirate-themed décor! View full menu.

Lighthouse Bagels

If you’re staying up in Duck or Corolla, Lighthouse Bagels at 807 Ocean Trail in Corolla is the perfect stop for a great breakfast! Known for their amazing bagels, choose between flavors like plain, onion, sriracha everything, blueberry, rosemary olive oil and more! They also have several flavors of cream cheese so you can try more than one combination! If you prefer a breakfast sandwich, try a sausage, egg & cheese or a fresh slice of coffee cake to go! View full menu.

Saltbox Café

Less than 2 miles from the bypass and nestled among the trees, the Saltbox Café at 1469 Colington Road in Kill Devil Hills is the go-to place for a delicious Sunday Brunch! Between 9AM and 2PM, enjoy a delectable menu with items like fresh buttermilk pancakes, stuffed berry French toast, a garden frittata, or our personal favorite, the crabby benedict made with fresh crab and a delicious hollandaise sauce. Don’t forget to order a Bloody Mary or Mimosa with your meal! View full menu.

Stack’em High Pancakes & So Forth

Locally owned and operated since 1981, Stack ‘Em High Pancakes & So Forth at 1225 S. Croatan Hwy. in Kill Devil Hills is a great place to stop by for breakfast! Walk through a cafeteria style line and grab some fresh fruit, hot coffee, and order your favorite breakfast dish, which a friendly server will bring to your table in record time. Try a short stack of pancakes with your favorite side items, Belgian waffles, egg platters, or made-to-order omelettes! View full menu.

Stack’em High

Opened a few years after the original KDH location by the same family, this Stack’em High is conveniently located at 3801 N. Croatan Hwy. in Kitty Hawk for those vacationing in the northern beaches. Open at 7AM Monday – Friday and 6:30AM – 2PM on summer weekends for eat-in or takeout, enjoy a choice of specialty pancakes, Belgian waffles, various omelette flavors, and plenty of sides like eggs, bacon and country ham. View full menu.

*2020 Disclaimer: all operating hours are subject to change based on local and state restrictions due to COVID-19. Call restaurants individually with specific questions.

Seaside Vacations Blog Author Jessie See

About the Author: Jessie has been coming to the Outer Banks since she was just 5 years old. She loved it here so much that she finally relocated in 2018. Now her mission is to show the world that the Outer Banks is an incredible place that everyone should experience. When she isn't working, you can find Jessie hanging out with her friends, chilling at home with a good book, or discovering a new Outer Banks adventure.