Spring is in the air which means some of our favorite restaurants are going to be opening back up for the summer season! Check out some restaurants that are coming out of hibernation this 2017 season and dine somewhere new on your next visit to the Outer Banks!
Rundown Cafe – Kitty Hawk // Opening March 1st
They serve: island cuisine inspired by Pacific Rim and Caribbean journeys
You have to try: the Tsunami Dinner Salad with Coconut Fried Shrimp and Journeys End Dressing
Fish Heads – South Nags Head // Opening April 1st
They serve: over 20 draft beers, great appetizers, and great post-beach meals like classic burgers and fish tacos.
You have to try: the conch fritters or happy hour 15 cent shrimp and Larry’s Lemonade on draft
John’s Drive-In – Kitty Hawk // Opening March 10th (tentatively)
They serve: cheeseburgers, subs, ice cream, milkshakes, and more.
You have to try: a chocolate strawberry milkshake and a dolphin boat
Surfin’ Spoon – Nags Head // Opening March 10th
They serve: low-fat and non-fat frozen yogurt and vegan sorbet with an array of toppings for you to choose from.
You have to try: whatever you like! Surfin’ Spoons’ flavors change daily and with all of the different topping choices, possibilities are endless!
The Spot – Nags Head // Opening March 22nd
They serve: healthy options like acai smoothie bowls and smoothies and ice cream for when you want to treat yourself.
You have to try: the Loggerhead Bowl blended with banana and vanilla almond milk topped with granola, banana peanut butter, dark chocolate, and honey. (Add a sprinkle of coconut; trust us on this one!)
Tale of the Whale – Nags Head // Opening April 5th
They serve: fresh local seafood, choice steak, chicken, pasta and more
You have to try: their House Specialty Shrimp and Grits
Sam and Omie’s – Nags Head // Opening Early March
They serve: omelets, burgers, club sandwiches, seafood dinners, and more
You have to try: the Sam & Omie’s Crabcake Sandwich
Owens’ – Nags Head // Opening Early March
They serve: rich, coastal, southern seafood classics with the culinary flare of today in upscale setting
You have to try: the Seafood Mariner featuring a fish filet, jumbo shrimp, scallops, clams, crabmeat Remick and Seabreeze potatoes.
Red Drum – Nags Head // Opening March 12th
They serve: fresh local seafood, steaks, ribs and more in a family-friendly environment.
You have to try: the Mixed Seafood Saute featuring the fish of the day grilled with sauteed shrimp in lemon dill butter
Avenue – Manteo // Opening Mid March
They serve: local seafood, all natural meats and chicken, and a wide variety of vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options all in a casual dining setting.
You have to try: the House Specialty Fish Tacos
Mimi’s Tiki Hut – Manteo // Opening April 14th
They serve: drinks while you’re waiting for your table at Blue Water or a quick bite to eat while enjoying live entertainment.
You have to try: the Grilled Chicken Sandwich and a Kill Devil Rum “Not So Dark N’ Stormy”.
So which OBX restaurant are you most excited about re-opening? Let us know!