Enjoying the Outer Banks

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Enjoying the Outer Banks

Food scene

This is one of my favorite restaurants on the beach. They do amazing fresh fish specials and if you have a craving for fried seafood, look no further. I usually start with the calamari or mussel appetizer. The fried oyster caesar is anything but boring if you want something on the lighter side. For entrees, I usually go for the seafood bouillabaisse or one of the dinner specials. They also have an awesome Philly that comes with hand cut fries! I never leave here disappointed.
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Blue Moon Beach Grill
4104 South Virginia Dare Trail
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This is one of my favorite restaurants on the beach. They do amazing fresh fish specials and if you have a craving for fried seafood, look no further. I usually start with the calamari or mussel appetizer. The fried oyster caesar is anything but boring if you want something on the lighter side. For entrees, I usually go for the seafood bouillabaisse or one of the dinner specials. They also have an awesome Philly that comes with hand cut fries! I never leave here disappointed.
Right around the corner, you can shop their retail section for craft beers or wine to go. You can also dine in with your choice of charcuterie, sandwiches or entrees. My favorite is the brie and prosciutto panini. Don't forget to order a side of onion dip for your chips!
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TRIO Restaurant & Market
3708 North Croatan Highway
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Right around the corner, you can shop their retail section for craft beers or wine to go. You can also dine in with your choice of charcuterie, sandwiches or entrees. My favorite is the brie and prosciutto panini. Don't forget to order a side of onion dip for your chips!
If you want something on the healthier side after your fried seafood binge the night before, this place will set you right! You can get fresh juices, smoothies and salads as well as pressed sandwiches here.
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Outer Bean Cafe
3701 North Croatan Highway
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If you want something on the healthier side after your fried seafood binge the night before, this place will set you right! You can get fresh juices, smoothies and salads as well as pressed sandwiches here.
This is off the beaten path, but well worth the drive from the main drag. It is small so make a reservation if you are planning to go for dinner. Everything I have had here has been amazing.
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The SaltBox Cafe
1469 Colington Road
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This is off the beaten path, but well worth the drive from the main drag. It is small so make a reservation if you are planning to go for dinner. Everything I have had here has been amazing.
Kill Devil Grill is a local favorite. They are known for their Grilled Wings and Cheesesteak Eggroll appetizers. Always check the specials here, they are good and they go fast! Their key lime pie is my favorite dessert on the beach. Get one to go if you are too full. Seriously, it's amazing. I've even been known to finish a slice with my coffee the next morning.
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The Kill Devil Grill
2008 South Virginia Dare Trail
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Kill Devil Grill is a local favorite. They are known for their Grilled Wings and Cheesesteak Eggroll appetizers. Always check the specials here, they are good and they go fast! Their key lime pie is my favorite dessert on the beach. Get one to go if you are too full. Seriously, it's amazing. I've even been known to finish a slice with my coffee the next morning.
The Best Margarita on the Beach. I always get the featured flavored one and have been pleasantly surprised at all the new margarita flavors I've fallen in love with- cantaloupe is my summer fave! Be sure to get the sampler appetizer with guac, queso and 2 kinds of salsa. The tacos are awesome but my go to's are the salads. The garlic fries are addictive, watch out!
59 yerel halk öneriyor
Bad Bean Baja Grill
4146 North Croatan Highway
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The Best Margarita on the Beach. I always get the featured flavored one and have been pleasantly surprised at all the new margarita flavors I've fallen in love with- cantaloupe is my summer fave! Be sure to get the sampler appetizer with guac, queso and 2 kinds of salsa. The tacos are awesome but my go to's are the salads. The garlic fries are addictive, watch out!
An Outer Banks classic- grab a dolphin (mahi) boat and a vanilla milkshake on your way to or from the beach.
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John's Drive In (Closed for the 2019 season)
3716 North Virginia Dare Trail
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An Outer Banks classic- grab a dolphin (mahi) boat and a vanilla milkshake on your way to or from the beach.
FRESH, LOCAL SEAFOOD. Open for lunch, you can get a poke bowl, fried baskets or sandwiches and awesome specials. Not really a "dine-in" place, but they do have picnic tables outside. As fresh as it gets if you want some local seafood.
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Greentails Seafood Market And Kitchen
3022 S Croatan Hwy
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FRESH, LOCAL SEAFOOD. Open for lunch, you can get a poke bowl, fried baskets or sandwiches and awesome specials. Not really a "dine-in" place, but they do have picnic tables outside. As fresh as it gets if you want some local seafood.
A short drive or walk (if you want to have a few drinks) and a burger or a pickle brine chicken sandwich awaits you! They also have a great caesar salad which I get topped with fried oysters or a crab cake!
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Two Roads Tavern
3105 N Croatan Hwy
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A short drive or walk (if you want to have a few drinks) and a burger or a pickle brine chicken sandwich awaits you! They also have a great caesar salad which I get topped with fried oysters or a crab cake!
Casual Oyster Bar vibe for your seafood cravings! The place to go during oyster season or to make a mess eating hard crabs!
27 yerel halk öneriyor
I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar
3809 North Croatan Highway
27 yerel halk öneriyor
Casual Oyster Bar vibe for your seafood cravings! The place to go during oyster season or to make a mess eating hard crabs!

Cocktail Hour

Within walking distance, this is a great spot to grab a drink (no liquor) in the evening and watch the sky turn to cotton candy as the sun sets (over the sound).
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Avalon Pier
2111 North Virginia Dare Trail
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Within walking distance, this is a great spot to grab a drink (no liquor) in the evening and watch the sky turn to cotton candy as the sun sets (over the sound).
Visit the Sway Bar upstairs for a cocktail after a day at the beach. You can arrive still sandy or stop on your way out to dinner. They have an amazing greasy burger if you need to nurse a hangover.
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Art's Place
4624 North Virginia Dare Trail
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Visit the Sway Bar upstairs for a cocktail after a day at the beach. You can arrive still sandy or stop on your way out to dinner. They have an amazing greasy burger if you need to nurse a hangover.
Our very own rum distillery! Stop by the distillery for a delicious craft cocktail made from Kill Devil Rum. Grab yourself some cool merchandise while you're there. Manteo is a cute little waterfront "walking" town with coffee, ice cream, food and an assortment of shopping all within a few blocks.
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Outer Banks Distilling
510 Budleigh Street
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Our very own rum distillery! Stop by the distillery for a delicious craft cocktail made from Kill Devil Rum. Grab yourself some cool merchandise while you're there. Manteo is a cute little waterfront "walking" town with coffee, ice cream, food and an assortment of shopping all within a few blocks.
We have a brand new brewery on the beach road. It's a whole vibe. They also have outdoor seating if you want to enjoy the weather while you drink.
26 yerel halk öneriyor
Swels’a Brewing Beer Company
1802 South Virginia Dare Trail
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We have a brand new brewery on the beach road. It's a whole vibe. They also have outdoor seating if you want to enjoy the weather while you drink.
One of the coolest hangouts on the beach. This place makes me feel like I'm on vacation. It is in South Nags Head, but it is totally worth the drive. They do have a small food menu available but I'm there for a beer and the breeze off the ocean.
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Fish Heads Bar & Grill
8901 S. Old Oregon Inlet Rd.
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One of the coolest hangouts on the beach. This place makes me feel like I'm on vacation. It is in South Nags Head, but it is totally worth the drive. They do have a small food menu available but I'm there for a beer and the breeze off the ocean.

Coffee

Front Porch is located a short drive away or about a mile walk (take Bay Dr.) if you need to get your steps in. Their West Third is famous if you like a sweet coffee treat. I am a fan of the Cold Brew or their Cafe Frio in the warmer months!
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Front Porch Cafe-Kill Devil Hills
2200 North Croatan Highway
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Front Porch is located a short drive away or about a mile walk (take Bay Dr.) if you need to get your steps in. Their West Third is famous if you like a sweet coffee treat. I am a fan of the Cold Brew or their Cafe Frio in the warmer months!
Ashley's is just a couple blocks away across the highway at Helga St. (Please always cross at a crosswalk) You can stop in for a coffee (or beer) on your way to the beach or you can hang out there as they have charming seating areas for chatting or doing a little bit of work.
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Ashley’s Espresso Parlour & All-Time Roasting Co.
100 E Helga St
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Ashley's is just a couple blocks away across the highway at Helga St. (Please always cross at a crosswalk) You can stop in for a coffee (or beer) on your way to the beach or you can hang out there as they have charming seating areas for chatting or doing a little bit of work.

Breakfast

Henry's is within walking distance and has all the usual breakfast options. Biscuits and gravy or blueberry pancakes, you will not leave hungry.
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Henry's Restaurant
3396 North Croatan Highway
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Henry's is within walking distance and has all the usual breakfast options. Biscuits and gravy or blueberry pancakes, you will not leave hungry.
While waiting on your Acai Bowl, smoothie or ice cream, you can shop their wide selection of vintage, clothing, home decor, skateboards and candy! Need a unique gift for your mom and your nephew? You could probably find them both here!
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Mom's Sweet Shop
3105 N Croatan Hwy
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While waiting on your Acai Bowl, smoothie or ice cream, you can shop their wide selection of vintage, clothing, home decor, skateboards and candy! Need a unique gift for your mom and your nephew? You could probably find them both here!
I am all about the Acai Bowl all summer long for breakfast, lunch or dinner! I love the Loggerhead. They also have smoothies and avocado toast.
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The Spot
3700 North Croatan Highway
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I am all about the Acai Bowl all summer long for breakfast, lunch or dinner! I love the Loggerhead. They also have smoothies and avocado toast.

Sightseeing

If you want to learn a bit about Outer Banks history, this is a great spot to add to your list. The Whalehead Club was originally built in the 20s as a lavish duck hunting retreat. I can only imagine the parties that were held there! You can talk a tour through the home and check out the Currituck Lighthouse while you are there in Historic Corolla.
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Whalehead Club
1100 Club Road
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If you want to learn a bit about Outer Banks history, this is a great spot to add to your list. The Whalehead Club was originally built in the 20s as a lavish duck hunting retreat. I can only imagine the parties that were held there! You can talk a tour through the home and check out the Currituck Lighthouse while you are there in Historic Corolla.
The most well known lighthouse in the area, you will often see this landmark representing the Outer Banks. Hatteras Island is a little slower moving than the northern beaches, so it even feels like a vacation for me when I go down there! Take a day to enjoy Hatteras. It's a great drive down and you can enjoy some beach time right near the lighthouse after you visit it!
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Cape Hatteras Lighthouse
46379 Lighthouse Road
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The most well known lighthouse in the area, you will often see this landmark representing the Outer Banks. Hatteras Island is a little slower moving than the northern beaches, so it even feels like a vacation for me when I go down there! Take a day to enjoy Hatteras. It's a great drive down and you can enjoy some beach time right near the lighthouse after you visit it!
I don't care how many times I've seen them, I still get excited to see the wild horses.
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Wild Horse Adventure Tours
610 Currituck Clubhouse Dr
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I don't care how many times I've seen them, I still get excited to see the wild horses.
Ocracoke is truly a unique place. It is definitely an ALLLLLL day adventure if you aren't staying overnight. Start early, pack some snacks in a cooler and hit the road. You get to enjoy the drive through Hatteras Island and end up at a ferry dock. Catch the ferry to Ocracoke and spend the day exploring this little fishing/ tourist village. Check out the Ocracoke Lighthouse, eat some tacos at Eduardo's and buy some local art to commemorate your trip!
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Ocracoke Island
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Ocracoke is truly a unique place. It is definitely an ALLLLLL day adventure if you aren't staying overnight. Start early, pack some snacks in a cooler and hit the road. You get to enjoy the drive through Hatteras Island and end up at a ferry dock. Catch the ferry to Ocracoke and spend the day exploring this little fishing/ tourist village. Check out the Ocracoke Lighthouse, eat some tacos at Eduardo's and buy some local art to commemorate your trip!
Check this place out and catch the sunset! I do not recommend walking to the top in the middle of the day in the summer! Take a water bottle with you.
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Jockey's Ridge State Park
300 W Carolista
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Check this place out and catch the sunset! I do not recommend walking to the top in the middle of the day in the summer! Take a water bottle with you.
Want to get in some local history while you are here?
Historic Old Manteo Walking Tour
107 Budleigh Street
Want to get in some local history while you are here?

Good Clean Fun

My family vacation growing up was a week at the beach (but we went to Holden Beach). The week was not complete without at least 3 trips to play putt-putt. Put on some bug spray and go have some fun!
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Paradise Golf & Arcade
3300 North Croatan Highway
16 yerel halk öneriyor
My family vacation growing up was a week at the beach (but we went to Holden Beach). The week was not complete without at least 3 trips to play putt-putt. Put on some bug spray and go have some fun!

Ice Cream

Custard is a whole other level! I always get vanilla and it is so rich and delicious. They also have burgers and fries if you like salty with your sweet.
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Kill Devil's Frozen Custard & Beach Fries
1002 South Croatan Highway
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Custard is a whole other level! I always get vanilla and it is so rich and delicious. They also have burgers and fries if you like salty with your sweet.
A local and tourist favorite. Choose your own toppings. They also make ice cream sandwiches that are out of this world if you want to bring some back for the freezer!
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Surfin' Spoon Frozen Yogurt Bar
2408 South Virginia Dare Trail
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A local and tourist favorite. Choose your own toppings. They also make ice cream sandwiches that are out of this world if you want to bring some back for the freezer!
Multiple flavors of ice cream right around the corner!
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The Spot
3700 North Croatan Highway
12 yerel halk öneriyor
Multiple flavors of ice cream right around the corner!
Ice cream and milkshakes within walking distance, just make sure to cross at the crosswalk!
25 yerel halk öneriyor
Mom's Sweet Shop
3105 N Croatan Hwy
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Ice cream and milkshakes within walking distance, just make sure to cross at the crosswalk!