There’s no doubt that the OBX is a magical place. What’s better than an amazing Outer Banks dining experience with a beautiful view of the sound or the ocean? We’ve come up with the best Outer Banks spots to eat your meal while enjoying an amazing view!

Miller’s Waterfront Restaurant 

Nags Head

Enjoy soundside sunsets at Miller’s Waterfront Restaurant along with a unique Outer Banks dining experience! Our dish suggestion? Their crab cakes served blackened, fried, or broiled; with roasted red pepper remoulade. Upstairs at Miller’s, you’ll find The Waterfront that overlooks the Pamlico Sound and provides patrons with a more laid back experience, perfect for those post beach meals or happy hour drink!

Miller's Waterfront Grill offers stunning views of the pamlico sound while experience some of the best Outer Banks dining.

Lone Cedar 

Nags Head

Lone Cedar is a local love and visitor favorite! View soundside sunsets, and even see Ricky and Lucy the Ospreys in their nest! Shrimp and Grits with andouille sausage, peppers, onions, and chives is a must try.

Sugar Creek 

Nags Head

Sugar Creek offers stunning sound views and mesmerizing sunsets. This family-friendly eatery is perfect for you and your crew.  Try the fried oyster platter while they’re in season!

Rundown Cafe 

Kitty hawk

Rundown Cafe takes the best of the Outer Banks and adds island and Asian flare! Tropical drinks, fun appetizers, and great entrees are found at Rundown. You’ll get a great view of the ocean on the tiki deck. You have to try one of the famous noodle bowls!

The Paper Canoe


Located in Duck, The Paper Canoe offers gourmet dishes with a side of stunning sunset views! With dishes featuring freshly caught Outer Banks seafood, crisp veggies, and grade A meats, you can’t go wrong with anything on the menu!

Art’s Place

Kitty Hawk

Art’s Place is a local treasure and the biggest kept secret on the Outer Banks. Their specialty sandwiches and wraps keep restaurant goers coming back! More than just amazing food, Art’s Place overlooks the Atlantic Ocean offering you amazing food with a stunning view. Sidenote: their burgers are a must try!

The Blue Point 


Located in Duck, The Blue Point overlooks the Currituck sound and has been offering some of the best gourmet dishes the Outer Banks has to offer. From Angus beef tenderloins to locally caught scallops, you cant go wrong with the Blue Point.

Black Pelican

Kitty Hawk

The Black Pelican has a rich history on the Outer Banks. The building was constructed in 1874 and was once the Kitty Hawk Lifesaving Station, so naturally, you’ll get a beautiful view of the beach! Black Pelican serves dishes like housemade crab cakes, bacon wrapped scallops, southern fried flounder, and so much more!



Located inside the Tranquil House Inn, 1587 gives you a relaxed and elegant atmosphere. With a breathtaking view of the Shallowbag Bay and creative cuisine, 1587 is a must try on your next Outer Banks visit or night out.

Oceanfront Grille


This fun family restaurant offers a casual atmosphere with 5 star dishes. Oceanfront Grille is true to its namesake with beautiful views of the pristine Corolla beach!

Cafe Pamlico


Serving breakfast and lunch, Cafe Pamlico needs to be on your hit list as well. Cafe Pamlico is a fine dining, relaxed experience with dishes like braised short rib, Wanchese sea scallops, and more, you’ll be wanting to come back for the great food and beautiful sunsets.