Outer Banks Food & Drink Guide

Taylor
Outer Banks Food & Drink Guide

Food scene

Open Tuesday through Saturday this is a true local favorite. They always have great seafood specials as well as other options for non-seafood lovers. Our favorite menu items are the chicken wings, the cheesesteak spring rolls, and ALL of their desserts. Seriously cannot go wrong with the dessert here.
228 yerel halk öneriyor
The Kill Devil Grill
2008 S Virginia Dare Trail
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Open Tuesday through Saturday this is a true local favorite. They always have great seafood specials as well as other options for non-seafood lovers. Our favorite menu items are the chicken wings, the cheesesteak spring rolls, and ALL of their desserts. Seriously cannot go wrong with the dessert here.
One of our favorites at the beach! This place has an unreal selection of beers, and then does a selection of unique burgers, fries & fried oreos. That’s it! And that is all you need… the burgers are unreal here and we highly recommend “The Elvis” - it has a peanut butter sauce on the burger… Just trust us on this one! You won’t regret it. In the back they have a stage that often has live music - fun little spot.
79 yerel halk öneriyor
Jack Brown’s Beer & Burger Joint KDH
800 S Virginia Dare Trail
79 yerel halk öneriyor
One of our favorites at the beach! This place has an unreal selection of beers, and then does a selection of unique burgers, fries & fried oreos. That’s it! And that is all you need… the burgers are unreal here and we highly recommend “The Elvis” - it has a peanut butter sauce on the burger… Just trust us on this one! You won’t regret it. In the back they have a stage that often has live music - fun little spot.
NC Coast is likely one of the most popular restaurants on the island and is located just North of us in Duck. It is situated right on the bay with beautiful views of the water. They serve great cocktails, wine & beer, and also have a full menu with a kitchen open to the dining room. We highly recommend ordering their “Boards” which is a massive board served family style with tastings of all their food. These are great for a group and always seem to be just the right amount of food. NC Coast is a little pricey so just keep that in mind if you are on a budget!
74 yerel halk öneriyor
NC Coast Grill & Bar
1184 Duck Rd
74 yerel halk öneriyor
NC Coast is likely one of the most popular restaurants on the island and is located just North of us in Duck. It is situated right on the bay with beautiful views of the water. They serve great cocktails, wine & beer, and also have a full menu with a kitchen open to the dining room. We highly recommend ordering their “Boards” which is a massive board served family style with tastings of all their food. These are great for a group and always seem to be just the right amount of food. NC Coast is a little pricey so just keep that in mind if you are on a budget!
Family friendly Mexican food spot that is great for a large menu. They are typically very quick and can accommodate larger groups even on busier nights. They serve a full bar as well, and offer very large margaritas! We always stop in for a bite and a frozen margarita. The owner lives right on our street, so you know this is a local spot!
14 yerel halk öneriyor
3 Tequilas Mexican Restaurant
804 South Croatan Highway
14 yerel halk öneriyor
Family friendly Mexican food spot that is great for a large menu. They are typically very quick and can accommodate larger groups even on busier nights. They serve a full bar as well, and offer very large margaritas! We always stop in for a bite and a frozen margarita. The owner lives right on our street, so you know this is a local spot!
Bad Bean is in the same direction as Trio - it is a great Mexican Baja Grill with great food and even better margaritas. This Tex-Mex spot is perfect for a relaxed family meal with a great menu and bar. We recommend trying out their specials for the day which always features a tasty taco, a flavored margarita, or some homemade ice cream. They also offer their margarita mix to go if you want to bring the fun back to the house!
130 yerel halk öneriyor
Bad Bean Baja Grill
4146 N Croatan Hwy
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Bad Bean is in the same direction as Trio - it is a great Mexican Baja Grill with great food and even better margaritas. This Tex-Mex spot is perfect for a relaxed family meal with a great menu and bar. We recommend trying out their specials for the day which always features a tasty taco, a flavored margarita, or some homemade ice cream. They also offer their margarita mix to go if you want to bring the fun back to the house!
Ocean Boulevard is a great spot for some upscale dining and offers two levels.. The upstairs has ocean views, and downstairs has a cozy dining room and bar offering a wide variety of martinis. We love this spot for a nice meal, delicious food and great drinks.
77 yerel halk öneriyor
Ocean Boulevard Bistro and Martini Bar
4700 N Virginia Dare Trail
77 yerel halk öneriyor
Ocean Boulevard is a great spot for some upscale dining and offers two levels.. The upstairs has ocean views, and downstairs has a cozy dining room and bar offering a wide variety of martinis. We love this spot for a nice meal, delicious food and great drinks.
Front Porch is right down the street from the Casita on the Highway - easy to walk to in the morning. We love to walk there in the morning, grab a coffee and a delicious pastry and then walk down to the beach or the bay for a morning walk. Front Porch also has great pre prepared breakfast sandwiches and frozen lemonade. You can also stop there with your laptop if you want to sit down and get some work done while you are visiting.
127 yerel halk öneriyor
Front Porch Cafe-Kill Devil Hills
2200 N Croatan Hwy
127 yerel halk öneriyor
Front Porch is right down the street from the Casita on the Highway - easy to walk to in the morning. We love to walk there in the morning, grab a coffee and a delicious pastry and then walk down to the beach or the bay for a morning walk. Front Porch also has great pre prepared breakfast sandwiches and frozen lemonade. You can also stop there with your laptop if you want to sit down and get some work done while you are visiting.
Grab some delicious coffee and a fresh baked pastry in the morning, or enjoy their artwork for sale that is done by all local artists (sometimes the art is created in house!) Occasionally they offer beer and wine as well if you want to pick up a bottle before the beach. This place is great to drive to in the morning, grab a drink, and then walk right on to the beach for a long morning walk.
104 yerel halk öneriyor
Ashley’s Espresso Parlour & All-Time Roasting Co.
100 E Helga St
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Grab some delicious coffee and a fresh baked pastry in the morning, or enjoy their artwork for sale that is done by all local artists (sometimes the art is created in house!) Occasionally they offer beer and wine as well if you want to pick up a bottle before the beach. This place is great to drive to in the morning, grab a drink, and then walk right on to the beach for a long morning walk.
Much more than your average coffee shop, they have great breakfast sandwiches, smoothies and lunch options. They also have some wine and beer if that tickles your fancy. Waveriders is a short drive South, but worth a stop in. We recommend driving down and grabbing a coffee before you go and explore Jockey’s Ridge State Park which is just past Waveriders.
88 yerel halk öneriyor
Waveriders Coffee & Deli
3022 S Croatan Hwy
88 yerel halk öneriyor
Much more than your average coffee shop, they have great breakfast sandwiches, smoothies and lunch options. They also have some wine and beer if that tickles your fancy. Waveriders is a short drive South, but worth a stop in. We recommend driving down and grabbing a coffee before you go and explore Jockey’s Ridge State Park which is just past Waveriders.
If you love good coffee and homemade biscuits, this is your place. Located just North in the town of Duck, this little cafe is tucked back behind some big tree on the East side of Duck. It is a perfect spot to grab some breakfast and head across the street to walk along the duck boardwalk. Please note that the town of Duck gets very busy in the height of summer, and the road up North (specifically on Saturday turnover day for weekly rentals) can have lots of traffic.
26 yerel halk öneriyor
Treehouse Coffee Co.
1177 Duck Rd
26 yerel halk öneriyor
If you love good coffee and homemade biscuits, this is your place. Located just North in the town of Duck, this little cafe is tucked back behind some big tree on the East side of Duck. It is a perfect spot to grab some breakfast and head across the street to walk along the duck boardwalk. Please note that the town of Duck gets very busy in the height of summer, and the road up North (specifically on Saturday turnover day for weekly rentals) can have lots of traffic.
If you are in for exploring and a bit of a trip, Orange Blossom Bakery & Cafe is down south by Cape Hatteras. Great for an early morning drive South, you will need to wake up early for this gem that has unreal pastries, breakfast sandwiches and other baked goods. The line gets long and they sell out early in the morning, so this trip is for those early birds, but well worth it if you couple it with a day exploring Hatteras as well.
59 yerel halk öneriyor
Orange Blossom Bakery & Cafe
47206 NC-12
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If you are in for exploring and a bit of a trip, Orange Blossom Bakery & Cafe is down south by Cape Hatteras. Great for an early morning drive South, you will need to wake up early for this gem that has unreal pastries, breakfast sandwiches and other baked goods. The line gets long and they sell out early in the morning, so this trip is for those early birds, but well worth it if you couple it with a day exploring Hatteras as well.
Don’t be deterred by the name! - This OBX staple is a bit of an oddity for sure… but just a few minutes drive from us, there is a gas station (yes you read that right) known for its delicious biscuit/ biscuit sandwiches. The kicker is that in the gas station you can also get your nudie magazines if you want, but we mostly just grab the biscuits for a morning snack if that is something you are craving! This is not a sit down place, just a grab and go.
24 yerel halk öneriyor
Biscuits N' Porn
2112 S Croatan Hwy
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Don’t be deterred by the name! - This OBX staple is a bit of an oddity for sure… but just a few minutes drive from us, there is a gas station (yes you read that right) known for its delicious biscuit/ biscuit sandwiches. The kicker is that in the gas station you can also get your nudie magazines if you want, but we mostly just grab the biscuits for a morning snack if that is something you are craving! This is not a sit down place, just a grab and go.
Long- running burger place across the street from the ocean that serves up a great breakfast as well. At night you can head up and grab a drink on their deck bar, the Sway Bar (Yes, it sways in the wind sometimes…) and have views of the ocean with live music and a cocktail.
162 yerel halk öneriyor
Art's Place
4624 N Virginia Dare Trail
162 yerel halk öneriyor
Long- running burger place across the street from the ocean that serves up a great breakfast as well. At night you can head up and grab a drink on their deck bar, the Sway Bar (Yes, it sways in the wind sometimes…) and have views of the ocean with live music and a cocktail.
The Jolly Roger Restaurant is a beach staple. When you walk in you will be greeted by pirates, 1960’s decor mixed with old Christmas decorations and stained glass windows. Nothing in this place really makes sense, but they have a great breakfast and serve giant mimosas and bloody Mary’s. Would recommend the classic Jolly Roger Breakfast, their breakfast sandwiches, the massive pancakes, and the cinnabuns.
74 yerel halk öneriyor
The Jolly Roger Restaurant
1836 N Virginia Dare Trail
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The Jolly Roger Restaurant is a beach staple. When you walk in you will be greeted by pirates, 1960’s decor mixed with old Christmas decorations and stained glass windows. Nothing in this place really makes sense, but they have a great breakfast and serve giant mimosas and bloody Mary’s. Would recommend the classic Jolly Roger Breakfast, their breakfast sandwiches, the massive pancakes, and the cinnabuns.
Trio is a gourmet wine, beer and cheese shop with a bistro attached to it. The bistro has a full menu with everything you could want from a prosciutto sandwich to a beautiful steak. The cheese platters are to die for, and typically on Thursday, Friday & Saturday nights they have live music. If you are up for an adventure you can ride bikes there by going all the way along the Bay Drive biking trail, up W Tateway Road, and then cutting through the CRT Sales parking lots along the highway due North until you get to Trio.
180 yerel halk öneriyor
TRIO Restaurant & Market
3708 N Croatan Hwy
180 yerel halk öneriyor
Trio is a gourmet wine, beer and cheese shop with a bistro attached to it. The bistro has a full menu with everything you could want from a prosciutto sandwich to a beautiful steak. The cheese platters are to die for, and typically on Thursday, Friday & Saturday nights they have live music. If you are up for an adventure you can ride bikes there by going all the way along the Bay Drive biking trail, up W Tateway Road, and then cutting through the CRT Sales parking lots along the highway due North until you get to Trio.
Eventide is also located up in Duck, but well worth the trip for a quaint little bistro vibe overlooking the bay and the sunsets. This is a laid back waterfront dining experience offering amazing cheese boards, sandwiches & snacks. We highly recommend the cheese boards, and their grilled cheese (even for adults!). Pair that with a nice glass of wine overlooking the bay, this place is a great little date spot.
Eventide
1190 Duck Road
Eventide is also located up in Duck, but well worth the trip for a quaint little bistro vibe overlooking the bay and the sunsets. This is a laid back waterfront dining experience offering amazing cheese boards, sandwiches & snacks. We highly recommend the cheese boards, and their grilled cheese (even for adults!). Pair that with a nice glass of wine overlooking the bay, this place is a great little date spot.
Miller’s is great for lunch or dinner. Eat downstairs at the restaurant or head upstairs to the sunset bar and grill. The views of the Albemarle sound are amazing. We love going up to the upstairs bar and sitting at the tables by the wall that have open air windows. Highly recommended around sunset, the view will take your breath away.
158 yerel halk öneriyor
Roanoke Adası Festival Parkı
1 Festival Park
158 yerel halk öneriyor
Miller’s is great for lunch or dinner. Eat downstairs at the restaurant or head upstairs to the sunset bar and grill. The views of the Albemarle sound are amazing. We love going up to the upstairs bar and sitting at the tables by the wall that have open air windows. Highly recommended around sunset, the view will take your breath away.
Greentails Seafood Market and kitchen is the spot for the freshest fish around. This place has deep connections and gets their fresh fish and seafood from the local fisherman daily. They have daily specials and also have small eating areas if you want to have a casual lunch or early dinner. Their Poke Bowls are great!
55 yerel halk öneriyor
Greentails Seafood Market And Kitchen
3022 S Croatan Hwy
55 yerel halk öneriyor
Greentails Seafood Market and kitchen is the spot for the freshest fish around. This place has deep connections and gets their fresh fish and seafood from the local fisherman daily. They have daily specials and also have small eating areas if you want to have a casual lunch or early dinner. Their Poke Bowls are great!
Attached to the Ramada in Nags Head, Beachcombers is a grill and tiki hut open to the general public. This place is oceanfront with cool breezes passing through. They have great apps and amazing cocktails, all to be enjoyed as you look out over the ocean. We like to grab drinks here and then head to Kill Devil Grill for dinner, or you can certainly make a dinner out of Beachcombers as well!
15 yerel halk öneriyor
Beachcombers Wood Fired Grille & Tiki Hut
1701 South Virginia Dare Trail
15 yerel halk öneriyor
Attached to the Ramada in Nags Head, Beachcombers is a grill and tiki hut open to the general public. This place is oceanfront with cool breezes passing through. They have great apps and amazing cocktails, all to be enjoyed as you look out over the ocean. We like to grab drinks here and then head to Kill Devil Grill for dinner, or you can certainly make a dinner out of Beachcombers as well!
This new brewery on beach road was recently built and provides beautiful interiors mixed with great beers, seltzers & wines. They have an awesome tasting room, but also have an outdoor yard and deck if you want to enjoy the outside as well. Oftentimes they will do art installations, live music, or host yoga sessions, so check it out while you are in town!
53 yerel halk öneriyor
Swels’a Brewing Beer Company
1802 South Virginia Dare Trail
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This new brewery on beach road was recently built and provides beautiful interiors mixed with great beers, seltzers & wines. They have an awesome tasting room, but also have an outdoor yard and deck if you want to enjoy the outside as well. Oftentimes they will do art installations, live music, or host yoga sessions, so check it out while you are in town!
This is a local hangout right at the end of the street! Go hang out with the local fisherman at the pier and check out the inside bar, or the upstairs bar overlooking the ocean. They also have a full arcade for kids (or for the adults who are kids at heart!) They only serve beer and seltzers at the pier, but a great spot to stop in and have a “pier beer” as we call them.
93 yerel halk öneriyor
Avalon Pier
2111 N Virginia Dare Trail
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This is a local hangout right at the end of the street! Go hang out with the local fisherman at the pier and check out the inside bar, or the upstairs bar overlooking the ocean. They also have a full arcade for kids (or for the adults who are kids at heart!) They only serve beer and seltzers at the pier, but a great spot to stop in and have a “pier beer” as we call them.
Awful Arthur’s is a casual seafood spot right at the end of our street with a copper-topped raw bar, ocean views and nautical themed decor. Great to stop in for lunch or a casual dinner after a nice day at the beach!
58 yerel halk öneriyor
Awful Arthur's Oyster Bar
2106 N Virginia Dare Trail
58 yerel halk öneriyor
Awful Arthur’s is a casual seafood spot right at the end of our street with a copper-topped raw bar, ocean views and nautical themed decor. Great to stop in for lunch or a casual dinner after a nice day at the beach!
If you love Greek food, consider a trip over to Manteo to check out Olives Greek Kitchen. Manteo is a beautiful little town with historic architecture, walks along the water, and a great food and restaurant scene. Just a short drive, it is worth a stop if you want to go explore for a morning. Olives serves up amazing Greek food and platters. Highly recommend their gyros!
15 yerel halk öneriyor
Olives A Greek Kitchen
207 Queen Elizabeth Ave
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If you love Greek food, consider a trip over to Manteo to check out Olives Greek Kitchen. Manteo is a beautiful little town with historic architecture, walks along the water, and a great food and restaurant scene. Just a short drive, it is worth a stop if you want to go explore for a morning. Olives serves up amazing Greek food and platters. Highly recommend their gyros!
Great Italian food at the beach. They have a new menu every week, depending on what fresh ingredients they get in. It is perfect for a date night or fun night out with friends. They are closed Sundays and Mondays.
79 yerel halk öneriyor
Josephine's Sicilian Kitchen
3701 N Croatan Hwy
79 yerel halk öneriyor
Great Italian food at the beach. They have a new menu every week, depending on what fresh ingredients they get in. It is perfect for a date night or fun night out with friends. They are closed Sundays and Mondays.
Had a long day out exploring and want some pizza? Slice has great pizza and they will deliver to the house. We always get their Natural Gourmet pizza, as well as their buffalo chicken nuggets. The delivery times can sometimes be rough, but we find that it is always much quicker to go pick up if you can do that instead!
75 yerel halk öneriyor
Slice Pizzeria
75 yerel halk öneriyor
Had a long day out exploring and want some pizza? Slice has great pizza and they will deliver to the house. We always get their Natural Gourmet pizza, as well as their buffalo chicken nuggets. The delivery times can sometimes be rough, but we find that it is always much quicker to go pick up if you can do that instead!
Single Fin is our go to Sushi spot. They offer a full menu of cocktails, drinks, whiskies and then pair that with amazing sushi, thai, and some other chinese & Vietnamese dishes. Their tuna is fresh and always delicious, but we also recommend their crab rangoon, the wings, and their fried eggplant starter!
52 yerel halk öneriyor
Single Fin Bistro Bar & Grille
2424 S Croatan Hwy
52 yerel halk öneriyor
Single Fin is our go to Sushi spot. They offer a full menu of cocktails, drinks, whiskies and then pair that with amazing sushi, thai, and some other chinese & Vietnamese dishes. Their tuna is fresh and always delicious, but we also recommend their crab rangoon, the wings, and their fried eggplant starter!
Lucky 12 Tavern is a retro themed spot with a good beer selection, pub food, awesome bar pizzas and a full bar (we love their old fashions). This is a causal spot, but a great place for the family - we often stop in for quick pizza and drink. In the Winter time they turn the place into “Jingle 12” with igloos and ski cabins in the backyard, a holiday decorated interior and offer a great menu of food and wintery themed drinks!
60 yerel halk öneriyor
Lucky 12 Tavern
3308 S Virginia Dare Trail
60 yerel halk öneriyor
Lucky 12 Tavern is a retro themed spot with a good beer selection, pub food, awesome bar pizzas and a full bar (we love their old fashions). This is a causal spot, but a great place for the family - we often stop in for quick pizza and drink. In the Winter time they turn the place into “Jingle 12” with igloos and ski cabins in the backyard, a holiday decorated interior and offer a great menu of food and wintery themed drinks!
The Saltbox Cafe is a little known gem in Collington. Just a short drive, we love to go here for a quiet date night. The food is always incredible, the wine list is fantastic, and they often have live music playing for more of a low-key local feel. We have gone here for a nice dinner with friends or even went for a Valentine’s Dinner.
90 yerel halk öneriyor
The SaltBox Cafe
1469 Colington Rd
90 yerel halk öneriyor
The Saltbox Cafe is a little known gem in Collington. Just a short drive, we love to go here for a quiet date night. The food is always incredible, the wine list is fantastic, and they often have live music playing for more of a low-key local feel. We have gone here for a nice dinner with friends or even went for a Valentine’s Dinner.
Love frozen yogurt? Try this Place. It is right across from the beach, has a great atmosphere and a huge selection of pour yourself frozen yogurt and toppings that will leave you going home with a sugar high. Perfect for a hot summer day or a night time stop with the family. They also have incredible cookie ice cream sandwiches that we highly recommend!
126 yerel halk öneriyor
Surfin' Spoon Frozen Yogurt Bar
3408 South Virginia Dare Trail
126 yerel halk öneriyor
Love frozen yogurt? Try this Place. It is right across from the beach, has a great atmosphere and a huge selection of pour yourself frozen yogurt and toppings that will leave you going home with a sugar high. Perfect for a hot summer day or a night time stop with the family. They also have incredible cookie ice cream sandwiches that we highly recommend!
This place has it all. A cool shop on the inside with home decor, clothing, surf and skate gear, as well as an awesome candy and treat shop! We love going here for their ridiculous milkshakes, but they also have homemade Acai bowls. Check this place out, it is one of our local favorites.
54 yerel halk öneriyor
Mom's Sweet Shop
3213 N Croatan Hwy
54 yerel halk öneriyor
This place has it all. A cool shop on the inside with home decor, clothing, surf and skate gear, as well as an awesome candy and treat shop! We love going here for their ridiculous milkshakes, but they also have homemade Acai bowls. Check this place out, it is one of our local favorites.
The Spot is great for Acai Bowls - in our opinion they have the best Acai bowls on the beach. Tons of different flavors with lots of yummy toppings. They also have a large selection of ice cream and Outer Banks apparel. There are two locations for the Spot at Milepost 4.5 and 11.
67 yerel halk öneriyor
The Spot
2805 S Croatan Hwy
67 yerel halk öneriyor
The Spot is great for Acai Bowls - in our opinion they have the best Acai bowls on the beach. Tons of different flavors with lots of yummy toppings. They also have a large selection of ice cream and Outer Banks apparel. There are two locations for the Spot at Milepost 4.5 and 11.
Local frozen yogurt and food spot. We love to go here for their classic chocolate and vanilla custard made in house. Their milkshakes and ice cream sundaes are absolutely awesome, and although we go for the treats, we hear their burgers and fries are also good!
53 yerel halk öneriyor
Kill Devil's Frozen Custard & Beach Fries
1002 S Croatan Hwy
53 yerel halk öneriyor
Local frozen yogurt and food spot. We love to go here for their classic chocolate and vanilla custard made in house. Their milkshakes and ice cream sundaes are absolutely awesome, and although we go for the treats, we hear their burgers and fries are also good!
Try the bushwacker (coconut) or nutwacker (peanut butter) - delish drinks that are basically an alcoholic milkshake!
72 yerel halk öneriyor
The Bonzer Shack
1200 S Virginia Dare Trail
72 yerel halk öneriyor
Try the bushwacker (coconut) or nutwacker (peanut butter) - delish drinks that are basically an alcoholic milkshake!
Very close to the house - late night drinks scene for a cocktail. They have a small outdoor patio that fills up, but fun for a final drink before heading home.
68 yerel halk öneriyor
Chilli Peppers Coastal Grill
3001 N Croatan Hwy
68 yerel halk öneriyor
Very close to the house - late night drinks scene for a cocktail. They have a small outdoor patio that fills up, but fun for a final drink before heading home.