So, you’re planning a trip to the Outer Banks and don’t know what to do? Well, start with your interests! Are you a foodie and love to sample different Outer Banks cuisine? Do you love nature and want to learn more about the diverse ecosystem on the OBX? Or are you totally into health and wellness and want some time to recharge this Outer Banks visit? No matter what you’re into, we have the perfect Outer Banks Journey to accompany your interests. From a week of fishing fun to everything else in between, see what kind of Outer Banks vacation is perfect for you!

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To see even more Outer Banks journeys, check out our journeys page on our website! From homeschooling adventures to a week any mermaid will love, find your journey with Resort Realty!

There is always something to be thankful for, especially when you’re spending Thanksgiving on the Outer Banks! With amazing local seafood, top restaurants, and great family fun, it’s time to start a new Thanksgiving tradition here on the beach!  Check out some of the amazing local restaurants ready to serve you and your family this Thanksgiving!

Argyles Restaurant

Enjoy fresh, local seafood, vegetables, choice meats, and so much more at Argyles! Argyles will be serving a buffet style Thanksgiving meal with over 25 different items to choose from! The buffet will be $31.95 for adults and $14.95 for children under the age of 10. The buffet starts at 11 AM and ends at 4 PM. You can view their menu here and reservations can be made by calling them at (252)-261-7325.

Owens’

Bringing you Southern Coastal Cuisine, Owens’ Restaurant is serving a buffet style Thanksgiving Dinner along with special menu options. Dishes like baked local rockfish, Biltmore honey and brown sugar Carolina ham, Miss “O’s” Crabcakes, and so much more are available for your choosing. You can view the entire menu here. Prices are $34.95 for adults, $17.95 for children ages 6-12, and children under 5 eat free. For more information call 252-441-7309 or visit Owen’s website.

Basnight’s Lone Cedar

This family owned and operated restaurant provides the perfect setting for your Thanksgiving meal. With choices on the buffet ranging from fresh fried green tail shrimp to pecan glazed pork tenderloin, there is sure to be something to suit everyone in your party. Buffet opens at 10:30 AM and ends at 7:00 PM. To view the complete menu, click here. Dish prices are $35 for adults, $18 for children under 12, and children under five eat free! For more information, visit Lone Cedar’s website.

Mulligan’s

Mulligan’s Restaurant is famous for their burgers, but they have a rave-worthy Thanksgiving buffet too! With options like shrimp and grits, Oysters Rockefeller, carved turkey, and so much more, you will gobble til you wobble! The entire menu can be viewed here. Prices are $32 for adults, $26 for seniors, and kids 10 and under $16. For more information and reservations call Mulligan’s at 252-480-2000 or visit the Mulligan’s website.

Kelly’s Outer Banks Restaurant & Tavern

Kelly’s Restaurant offers a traditional Thanksgiving buffet for friends and family to enjoy! The buffet prices are $38 for adults, $29 for senior, $14 for children ages 5-12, and children under 5 are free. Kelly’s is now taking reservations by phone at 252-441-4116. For more information, visit Kelly’s website.

Life-Saving Station at Sanderling

The Lifesaving Station located in Duck serves a 5-course meal on Thanksgiving day. Featuring dishes like Blue Crab quiche, slow roasted free-range turkey, and so much more, you can’t go wrong with choosing the Lifesaving Station for your Thanksgiving meal! Meal price is $55 per adult and $25 for children ages 4-12. To view the entire menu, click here. Call them at (888) 714-3625 to make reservations for you and your group.

 

 

Resort Realty has come up with guides for you to check out the best places to eat, visit, and play! Check back often to see which Outer Banks town will be featured next. The town we’re featuring this round? Kitty Hawk!

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Beach in Kitty Hawk

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Paradise Fun Park via Paradise Fun Park Facebook

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Rundown Cafe via Rundown Cafe Facebook

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Kitty Hawk Woods via National Park Service

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WRV Kitty Hawk via WRV website

Hippity hoppity Easter is on its way! What better way to spend this Easter season with friends and family on the Outer Banks? All throughout April and Easter weekend, there are a slew of events you and your friends and family can partake in. We’ve come up with a list of local events for you to check out!

 

Dare County Parks & Recreation Easter Eggstravangaza // April 1st

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Join in on the fun at Dare County Parks and Recreation’s 20th annual Easter Eggstravaganza. The event will be hosted at the Family Recreation Park located at 602 Mustian Street in Kill Devil Hills. Time and activities are to be announced so keep checking on the Parks and Recreation website for details!

 

Basnight’s Lone Cedar Easter Buffet // April 16th 10:30 AM – 3:00 PM

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Basnight’s Lone Cedar is now taking reservations for their Easter Buffet! With selections like roasted turkey breast, crab dip, grilled shrimp, and much much more, make this your tastiest Easter yet! Adults are $22, children ages 6-12 are $12, and children 5 and under eat free! Visit Lone Cedar’s facebook and website for more details.

 

Fly Into Spring at Kitty Hawk Kites // April 14th & 15th 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

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Celebrate Easter weekend with Kitty Hawk Kites as they launch several 30- to 100-foot kites flying high over the dunes of Jockey’s Ridge State Park. In addition, pose for pictures with the Easter Bunny and hunt for thousands of hidden Easter eggs at Jockey’s Ridge Crossing. This event is FREE to the public. For more information visit Kitty Hawk Kites’ website.

 

Easter Eggstravaganza at The Elizabethan Gardens // April 15th 10 AM – 1 PM

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Come out and participate in an Outer Banks tradition. Hosted by The Elizabethan Gardens, the Easter Eggstravaganza is full of crafts, games, an Easter egg hunt, and more! Make sure you bring your own Easter basket to collect all your goodies and join in on fun for the whole family. Admission for members of The Gardens is free. Non-members pay adult admission with one child being admitted for free. For more information on event time, vendors, and activities visit The Elizabethan Gardens website or call 252-473-3234

 

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Dare County Family Recreation Park // via Dare County

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Basnight’s Lone Cedar // via Basnight’s Lone Cedar

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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

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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

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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)

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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!

Winter on the Outer Banks is something magical. Time seems to slow down but there’s beauty in the stillness. Most local restaurants shut down in the colder months so employees and owners alike can get some much needed rest and relaxation until the warmer, busier season kicks up again. However, when holidays like Valentine’s Day rolls around, it makes it hard to find a restaurant that’s actually open. Luckily, a few Outer Banks eateries do stay open all year-round and some even open back up for you to spend Valentine’s Day with your loved one.

Basnight’s Lone Cedar Cafe – Nags Head
Enjoy fresh, local seafood at Basnight’s Lone Cedar Cafe. Lone Cedar takes pride in serving some of the freshest seafood and home grown herbs and greens right here on the Outer Banks. They even give you the option to bring in your own, cleaned catch of the day and they’ll prepare it for you however you like! This Valentine’s Day, Lone Cedar will be offering dinner specials, along with the full menu. Lone Cedar does not accept reservations so make sure you arrive at 4:30 when dinner starts to get a table and enjoy an out of this world meal with your significant other. Visit Lone Cedars’ website for more information and menu options.

Kelly’s Outer Banks Restaurant and Tavern – Nags Head

For a dining experience that has a little something for anyone, spend your Valentine’s Day dinner at Kelly’s. Their menu consists of local seafood options, fresh meats, pasta, and vegetarian options. With every meal, Kelly’s serves their famous sweet potato biscuits that are to die for. Kelly’s does accept reservations so give them a call at 252-441-4116 or visit their website to view their menu and photos. Kelly’s offers the option to make a reservation online as well.

Blue Moon Beach Grill – Nags Head

Small, cozy, and quirky, Blue Moon Beach Grill is a local restaurant you don’t want to miss out on this Valentine’s Day. With their specialty being in Southern comfort food (like their famous shrimp and grits) expect nothing less than being treated like family. Blue Moon offers an exceptional dining experience at an affordable price. Blue Moon is open all year-round from 11:30 AM to 9:00 PM. Make sure you get there early to beat the dinner rush; Blue Moon does not accept reservations. Check out Blue Moon’s website for more information and take a peek at their menu.

Trio – Kitty Hawk

For a lighter fare and live entertainment, visit TRiO Bar and Bistro. TRiO hosts an immense selection of wine, beer, and cheese for you and your love to sample and a bistro menu of gourmet sandwiches, salads, desserts, and more. This Valentine’s Day, TRiO is hosting a 5 course dinner featuring off menu dishes couples will revel in. The dinner will also be paired with your choice of wine or beer. Advance registration for this event is required. Visit TRiO’s website for more information on the eatery and to register for the dinner event.

Salt Box Cafe – Kill Devil Hills, Colington Harbor

This cottage style restaurant serves the perfect intimate background for you and your sweetheart. The Salt Box Cafe focuses on locally farmed ingredients, seafood, meat, and vegetables to give you the dining experience you’ve only dreamed of. With options available like maple glazed duck breast and grilled local cobia, you and your love will have the best Valentine’s Day yet. Dinner is 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Salt Box Cafe does recommend making a reservation. Call 252-255-5594 to make your reservation. In the meantime, visit the Salt Box Cafe website to see everything they have to offer.

Aqua Restaurant – Duck

This Valentine’s Day, take a trip to Aqua and enjoy waterfront dining that’s sure to make sparks fly with your honey. Aqua offers locally farmed ingredients, fish, and meat to ensure a truly local dining experience. Different selections of beer and wine are available to pair with your meal and live music is played while you dine. You’ll find options like Cornish game hen, seafood pasta, and much more on their menu. After dinner, treat your sweetheart to something sweet off of Aqua’s extensive dessert menu. Reservations can be made over the phone by calling 252-261-9700 or online reservations are available on Aqua’s website.

Cafe Pamlico – Buxton

If casual fine dining is what you and your beloved are looking for this Valentine’s Day, look no further than Cafe Pamlico. With fresh local seafood coming from Buxton’s waters, the restaurant garden, Hatteras island or the Tidewater Region, you’ll be no less than impressed with whatever you order. Cafe Pamlico also offers a variety of vegan, vegetarian, and dietary needs options as well. Cafe Pamlico recommends making a reservation. You can call 252-995-4500 or the front desk at 866-PAMLICO (726-5426) for questions and reservations as well. Check out Cafe Pamlico’s website in the meantime to see all they have to offer.

Striper’s Bar and Grille – Manteo

This 3 floor restaurant will offer couples breathtaking views over the Albemarle Sound and appetizing dinner options that will make your Valentine’s Day sizzle. Striper’s Bar and Grille serves local seafood along with freshly made in house sides and dressings to complete your meal. Enjoy a romantic sunset over the sound as you dine with your loved one. Striper’s also offers catch and cook. You can bring in your own fresh caught and cleaned fish and Striper’s chefs will prepare it to your liking! Striper’s does accept reservations at 252-475-1021 or at 252-475-1022. Visit their website to view even more of their menu

 

Make this Valentine’s Day one to remember for years to come at any of these Outer Banks restaurants. Whether you’re visiting or you live here all year-round, plan an Outer Banks get away with you and your valentine in one of our cozier vacation homes!

 

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With oyster season in full swing, we are thankful for many plentiful seafood seasons here on the Outer Banks. To get excited for a seafood filled 2017, here’s a list of what seafood is in season and when here on the OBX

Crab: April-October

Soft Shell Crab: April, May, June

Clams: Year round

Flounder: Jan, Feb, March.  Again Oct, Nov, Dec

Grouper: March-Dec

Mahi Mahi: May, June

Osyters: Oct-Feb

Shrimp: June-Nov

Tuna: Year Round

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After a hot, busy summer, some of us are longing for a cooler, simpler season… fall. September 22nd is the first day of fall where you can pull out your boots, scarfs, and flannel shirts, and begin stocking your home with all the pumpkin flavored items your heart desires. Even though summer gets all the glory on the Outer Banks, fall is a hidden secret among locals, who claim it to be their favorite time of year. The island feels more at ease with less crowds and more beach to enjoy. Check out our Top 10 List to see why you should plan an OBX getaway this fall.


1. Less Traffic
School is back in session and families are getting back to their yearly routine. The summer travelers have come and gone, making it much easier to get to the beach, your favorite Outer Banks restaurants, and local attractions. Spend less time in the car and more time enjoying all your favorite OBX spots.


2. More Beach & Great Weather
Less traffic, of course, equals more beach for you! Finding a spot to spread out your beach blanket is easier than ever. There is plenty of room to surf fish, paddle board, surf, or just sit and relax. The cooler temperatures in the 70s make it more enjoyable to kick back and enjoy a good book in your beach chair.


3. Better Fishing
Local fishermen don’t want to give away this secret, but fall is the best time to go fishing on the Outer Banks. A variety of fish begin to migrate from west to the east coast in the fall, so there is more fish in the sea for you to reel in. White marlin, sailfish, and tuna are plentiful for the offshore angler. Inshore, pier, and surf fishing are also promising if you’re looking to fill up your cooler with Spanish and king mackerel, bluefish, red drum, cobia, trout, mullet, and puppy drum.


4. Better Surfing
Whether you’re a seasoned rider or just enjoy watching from the shore, fall is when the waves get bigger and the surfing is at an all-time high. Windswells, north, south, and east swells and light westerly winds make for great surfing conditions, especially on Hatteras Island. If you’re no Kelly Slater, you can still enjoy watching as the best amateur surfers at the Easterns surf competition at Jennette’s Pier, taking place September 18th – 24th.


5. Better Dining Experience
Were you craving a jerk burger from Tortugas’s Lie this summer, but couldn’t take the wait? Now is your chance to visit your favorite OBX restaurants and grub on your favorite dishes before some places close for the winter. Many restaurants offer discounts and specialty menus during the fall so you can try something new at an even better price.


6. Shorter Lines at Popular OBX Attractions
Leisurely climb the lighthouses and visit the Wright Brother’s Memorial without feeling the rush of the crowd. You can finally take you time to soak in the history and the beauty of these famous local attractions.


7. Sales for the Shopper
Get a jump on your Christmas shopping this fall on the OBX. Many shops prepare to close for the off-season and offer wonderful deals on unique trinkets and gifts. Tanger Outlets is also a don’t miss spot for Black Friday shopping and fall sales.


8. Stunning Sunsets & Scenery
The change in temperature and weather conditions make for stunning sunsets that you just have to see in person. Vibrant colors of purple, orange, red, pink, and blue fill the evening sky and are the perfect way to end the day. Watch the sun set over the sound from the public soundfront piers and gazebos or from the sun decks of your soundfront vacation rental home.


9. Fantastic Festivals & Events
From the foodie to the music lover, there is a special event for everyone to enjoy on the OBX this fall. The Bluegrass Island Music Festival, The Easterns Surfing Championships, the Outer Banks Parade of Homes, Outer Banks Seafood Festival, and Duck Jazz Festival are just of few of the upcoming fall events that you don’t want to miss.


10. Discounted Rates
A getaway to the OBX is incredibly affordable in the fall. Rental rates are heavily discounted in the off-season, which means you can stay in a great location for a fraction of the summer price. From Corolla to Hatteras Island, you have a wide selection of homes to choose from. Our Last Minute Offers page allows you to submit an offer (21 days or less prior to your arrival) for the chance to receive incredible savings on your trip.


The OBX is yours for the taking this fall. Don’t miss the sights, sounds, and events that only happen this time of year. Book your fall getaway on the Outer Banks today!

Live music playing in the background, an upbeat, outdoor atmosphere and a delicious meal are the main ingredients to a fun-filled Outer Banks evening. Exploring new areas and discovering local restaurants is one of the highlights of vacationing on the Outer Banks. Luckily, the Outer Banks is bursting with intimate local restaurants that offer their own creative coastal cuisine with great outdoor seating so you can soak up all the OBX scenery that you can.

Ready for some delicious food with a view? Check out our list of OBX Restaurants with Outdoor Seating next time you’re on the Outer Banks.

Art’s Place, Kitty Hawk, NC  (photo via Facebook page)

Address: 4624 Virginia Dare Trail, Kitty Hawk

Atmosphere: Your local neighborhood hangout. Located on the Beach Road in Kitty Hawk, Art’s Place is a quaint brightly colored restaurant with lots of history,  a super cool laidback vibe, and an old worn front porch with views of the beautiful blue Atlantic. Oh, and the best burger on the beach.

Menu: Breakfast – pancakes, omelettes, french toast and sides. Lunch – steamers, sandwiches, wraps…and BURGERS. 🙂

Price: $

 

Fish Heads Bar & Grill in South Nags Head, NC  (photo via fishheadsobx.com)

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Address: 8901 S. Old Oregon Inlet Road, Nags Head, NC

Atmosphere: Laid-back and relaxing. Come straight from a day on the beach for a great meal, craft beer, and incomparable views of the ocean and Outer Banks Fishing Pier. Watch beach goers and surfers ride by for lunch and enjoy live music on the pier in the evenings.

Menu: Seafood, sandwiches, burgers, and craft beers.

Price: $

 

Rundown Cafe in Kitty Hawk, NC  (photo via rundowncafe.com)

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Address:  5218 N. Virginia Dare Trail, Kitty Hawk, NC

Atmosphere: Casual and relaxed with a Caribbean vibe. Located in Kitty Hawk on the Beach Road, the Tsunami Bar & Deck on the second level offers beautiful views of the ocean and the koi pond below.

Menu: Pacific Rim and Caribbean inspired noodle bowls, seafood entrees, sandwiches, and wraps.

Price: $$

 

Hurricane Mo’s Bar & Grill in Kitty Hawk, NC  (photo via Facebook page)

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Address:  120 E. Kitty Hawk Road, Kitty Hawk, NC

Atmosphere: Dress up or dress down, whatever you prefer. This place typically has a lively crowd, ready to enjoy the live music and happy hour specials. New in 2015, Hurricane Mo’s now has a covered deck to enjoy your Outer Banks meal – complete with ocean views!

Menu: Seafood entrees, burgers, wraps and sandwiches. 15 cent shrimp, 35 cent wings and $1 tacos at Happy Hour from 3-6 pm.

Price: $$

 

Pamlico Jack’s in Nags Head, NC  (photo via pamlicojacks.com)

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Address:  6708 S. Croatan Highway, Nags Head, NC

Atmosphere: Hop aboard The Pamlico Pearl outdoor ship deck in Nags Head and enjoy great food, specialty cocktails and an awesome sunset over the sound. You’ll be entertained with live music and watching adventure seekers tackling the First Flight Adventure Park aerial ropes course. Patrons typically dress business casual.

Menu: Seafood, meat and chicken entrees, sandwiches, burgers, and specialty drinks.

Price: $$

 

Roadside Bar & Grill in Duck, NC  (photo via obxroadside.com)

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Address:  1193 Duck Road, Duck, NC

Atmosphere: Roadside Bar & Grill in Duck was originally a home that was converted into a restaurant. They changed the layout, but the at-home, warm and inviting atmosphere is still there. Kick back and enjoy a great meal, live music (on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays & Saturdays) and outdoor games at their backyard bar area.

Menu: Seafood, pasta, steaks, meats, salads, tacos, sandwiches and burgers.

Price: Lunch menu $$, Dinner menu $$$

 

Watermen’s Bar & Grille in Waves, NC  (photo via Facebook Page)

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Address:  25706 NC-12, Waves, NC

Atmosphere: Listen to live music, watch the kiteboarders show off their tricks and catch the sun setting over the sound while you dine at Watermen’s Bar & Grille on Hatteras Island. The atmosphere is casual and easy going. Just relax and enjoy the scenery.

Menu: Sandwiches, wraps, burgers, fajitas, quesadillas, salad, seafood, and meat entrees.

Price: $$

 

Aqua Restaurant in Duck, NC  (photo via aquaobx.com)

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Address:  1174 Duck Road, Duck, NC

Atmosphere: An elegant, yet casual setting on the sound in downtown Duck. A pergola, Adirondack chairs and shaded dining are open for dining. Colorful sunsets and local wildlife passing by will provide serene views as you enjoy a relaxing and upscale meal.

Menu: Lunch - Soups, salads, sandwiches, paninis, wraps, and burgers.         Dinner – Sea and land entrees and pastas.

Price: Lunch $$, Dinner $$$

 

Mulligan’s Raw Bar & Grille in Nags Head, NC   (photo from Facebook Page)

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Address:  4005 S. Croatan Highway, Nags Head, NC

Atmosphere: Laid-back, family and pet friendly. Mulligan’s upper deck bar was remodeled over the winter and now offers a large bar and dining area facing the ocean with views of the old Nags Head cottages. The covered deck is perfectly placed for a view of Jockey’s Ridge State Park and the oceanfront. There is even an outdoor doggy dining area for you and your pets. Live music plays throughout the week in the evenings.

Menu: Seafood, steak, lasagna, burgers, fish tacos, sandwiches, and burgers.

Price: $$

 

Mimi’s Tiki Bar in BlueWater Grill in Manteo, NC  (photo via bluewatergrillobx.com

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Address:  2000 Sailfish Drive, Manteo, NC

Atmosphere: Relaxed and causal. Located in Manteo’s prestigious boating community, Pirate’s Cove, Mimi’s Tiki Bar offers a beautiful outdoor patio, dining area, delicious finger foods, and views of the Outer Banks fishing boats cruising through the harbor. Live music plays every night throughout the summer from 6-9 pm.

Menu: Sandwiches, wings, seafood and appetizers. 

Price: $

 

Oceanfront Grille at Corolla Light in Corolla, NC  (photo via obxguides.com)

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Address:  1197 Franklyn Street, Corolla, NC

Atmosphere: A fun family restaurant with poolside and beach service. This is the only oceanfront dining area in Corolla. The dinner menu offers delectable gourmet land and seafood entrees, while the bar menu offers more laid-back options.

Menu: Seafood and land entrees, sandwiches, burgers, and salads.

Price: Bar Menu $$, Dinner Menu $$$

 

Outer Banks Brewing Station in Kill Devil Hills, NC  (photo via obbrewing.com)

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Address: 600 S. Croatan Highway, Kill Devil Hills

Atmosphere: Looking for a place for adults and kids alike? You’ve found it at the Outer Banks Brewing Station. Tucked away out back is their “outdoor oasis” perfect for the entire family — with picnic table seating, pirate ship playground, corn hole, a bar for ordering drinks, and live music.

Menu: Seafood and land entrees, sandwiches, burgers, salads, and hand crafted brews.

Price: Bar Menu $, Dinner Menu $$

 

Bonzer Shack in Kill Devil Hills, NC  (photo via obbrewing.com)

Address: 1200 S Virginia Dare Trail, Kill Devil Hills

Atmosphere: The Outer Banks’ original surf shack hang out, Bonzer Shack welcomes guests with its vintage driftwood decor, laid-back OBX beach atmosphere, and awesome yard with a wide variety of outdoor entertainment. Have fun with their outdoor games and enjoy your meal al fresco at the tables located right on the Beach Road – perfect for people watching.

Menu: Fresh locally caught seafood, land entrees, wings, sandwiches, burgers, salads.

Price: Bar Menu $, Dinner Menu $$

 

John’s Drive In, Kitty Hawk, NC  (photo via Pinterest)

Address: 3716 Virginia Dare Trail, Kitty Hawk

Atmosphere: Legendary. Old school. A true local hangout. It just doesn’t get any more laidback and “come as you are” than John’s Drive In located on the Beach Road in Kitty Hawk. This little beach stand dive with a keeps locals and tourists coming back for more. No trip to the OBX is complete without a stop at John’s.

Menu: Sandwiches, burgers, baskets, and boats. And MILKSHAKES.

Price: $

 

Full Moon Cafe & Brewery, Manteo, NC (photo via Pinterest)

Address: 208 Queen Elizabeth Street, Manteo, NC

Atmosphere: Located in the heart of downtown Manteo, Full Moon Cafe has a lively, happening vibe with relaxed, friendly service. Enjoy a fresh meal outside under a shady umbrella and enjoy the great views of downtown Manteo.

Menu: Seafood, steaks, vegetarian and kid options.

Price: $$

 

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