Outer Banks Dining

The Outer Banks has it all, including amazing dining. Sink your teeth into these great Outer Banks eateries!

Agave Roja

  • Address: 807b Ocean Trail, Corolla, NC 27927
  • Website: http://agaveroja.com/
  • Phone Number: (252) 453-0446
Agave Roja prides itself on serving traditional Mexican cuisine with a contemporary twist. You will find a large selection of appetizers, seafood dishes and traditional Mexican meals. Each dish is prepared with unique flavor and fare. Agave Roja is more upscale than most Mexican restaurants with quality ingredients and beautiful presentation. Inside you are welcomed by a bright and lively interior, perfect for enjoying a
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Aqua Restaurant & Spa

When it comes to location, Aqua Restaurant is second to none with its spectacular soundside views and beautifully designed patios. Beautiful scenery isn’t all Aqua has to offer. You will also receive a great meal made with fresh organic ingredients for both lunch and dinner. Stop in for lunch and enjoy local favorites like the Mahi “BLT” and crab cake sandwich. In the evening, enjoy
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Argyles

  • Address: 4716 N Croatan Hwy, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
  • Website:
  • Phone Number: (252) 261-7325
Enjoy a variety of tasty, unique dishes at Argyles Restaurant! Fresh local seafood and locally grown vegetables grace your plate at this Outer Banks eatery. Argyles also offers catering for events like weddings, rehearsal dinners, family reunions, and more! Argyles operates Tuesday through Sunday, 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM and breakfast on Fridays and Saturdays 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM. Sunday Brunch is from 8:00
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Atlantic Coast Cafe

Located in the Hatteras Island Village of Waves, NC, this waterfront restaurant/cafe is a local's favorite. They are known for their sandwiches, wraps, coffee and for having the "best breakfast around". Enjoy waterfront views and the best kiteboarders around while you sip coffee, enjoy lunch and take in the view.
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Bad Bean Baja Grill

  • Address: 3105 North Croatan Highway, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
  • Website: http://www.badbeanobx.com
  • Phone Number: (252) 261-1300
Bad Bean Baja Grill prides themselves on using only fresh ingredients prepared with passion and creativity. The menu features their giant burritos, delicious tacos (try the pork belly!) quesadillas, enchiladas and more! Choose from four house salsas or fresh made daily guacamole to top off all your Bad Bean favorites. If you're a margarita lover then the Bad Bean margarita will hit the spot. The
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Bad Bean Taqueria

The Bad Bean serves delicious Cali-Mex cuisine with Giant Cali Burritos and fresh Mahi-Mahi fish tacos as specialties. Choose from slow cooked and tender Ancho braised beef brisket, pork barbacoa, or spice rubbed shredded chicken. The fish tacos feature fresh local Mahi Mahi or shrimp pan seared served with crisp refreshing jicama slaw topped with salsa fresca. Choose from four house salsas or fresh made
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Barefoot Bernie’s

Barefoot Bernie's Tropical Bar & Grill offers refreshing island cuisine with tropical decor. The diverse menu highlights Asian, Caribbean, Mediterranean and down-home American. The restaurant also offers an exciting nightlife with live music, featuring reggae, rock and cover bands. Also featuring local artists from acoustic guitarists to DJ’s.
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Barrier Island Bagels

Bonnie’s Bagels & Deli offers is the perfect spot to stop for breakfast or lunch in Southern Shores. Their homemade bagels are served with 12 different hand-blended cream cheese flavors. For lunch, their bagel sandwiches are perfect to pick up on your way on or off the OBX, or to take to the beach. You can choose from salads and spreads (try the new roasted
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Black Pelican

History abounds at the Black Pelican Seafood Company as the building was the Kitty Hawk Lifesaving Station, constructed in 1874. The Wright Brothers also sent their telegraph announcement of the first flight from the building. The menu highlights include Gourmet Wood Fired Pizzas, Fresh Seafoods, Salads, Vegetarian Selections, Chef Specials, Award Winning Desserts, Great Foods & Fun Drinks!
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Blue Moon Beach Grill

Located in Nags Head, NC, The Blue Moon Grill is a quirky, fun filled dining experience for the entire family. Blue Moon provides southern comfort food, with a creative twist and flair. Their staff is very cordial and southern hospitality will always be king. They want your experience to be a “Once in a blue moon” experience. Let them surprise you with their daily “howl
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BuddhaLicious

BuddhaLicious takes patrons on a glorious culinary trip through Asia without having to leave our beautiful Outer Banks. Corolla’s newest restaurant offers dishes from throughout Southeast Asia, using contemporary techniques with fresh and authentic ingredients. Contemporary-casual OBX establishment. Authentic Asian cuisine in Corolla using fresh ingredients and modern techniques. Extensive sake menu with saketinis.
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Bunkers Grille And Bar

Bunkers Grille and Bar offers a casual dining experience for the whole family. Choose from a wide variety of menu items, including appetizers, soups, salads and sandwiches or one of our chef's daily specials. Whether you are catching lunch while on the links or just looking for a setting for an enjoyable meal, Bunkers Grill provides an excellent atmosphere. Don't forget about the children. Our
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Captain George’s Seafood Restaurant

Captain George's Seafood Restaurant opened in 2009 and became an instant hit with locals and visitors alike. They are open year round and offer a seafood buffet, soups and salads, seafood entrees and entrees for the land lovers, delicious desserts and a children's menu. Captain George's is happy to accommodate large groups.
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Chilli Peppers

Award winning food and a great, friendly staff, Chilli Peppers is a favorite with Outer Banks locals and visitors. Chilli Peppers is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Known for it’s Sunday brunch including a bloody mary bar, the restaurant is also family friendly offering a full children’s menu. In the evenings, this is the place for fun. There is something is always happening at
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Coastal Provisions

Coastal Provisions was founded by Dan Lewis & Scott Foster, former head chefs for specialty food chain Sutton Place Gourmet, Hay Day Markets and Balducci's. It is one of the Outer Banks' top food businesses and has become one of the most sought after caterers on the beach with our award-winning cuisine and service. The Wine Bar & Cafe at the Market, serving dinner Thurs-Sat.
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Colington Cafe

At Colington Cafe, their focus is to serve local food with a gourmet touch at an affordable price. Nestled in a miniature maritime forest one mile down Colington road in Kill Devil Hills, The Colington Café is tucked away in a Victorian house surrounded by giant live oak trees, beautiful gardens and Southern ferns. You will be greeted either by one of the two owners,
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Corolla Cantina Bar & Grill

Corolla Cantina Bar Grill is located in the Corolla Light Town Center, across from the Whalehead Club. Enjoy a great casual meal offering something for everyone. Featuring tacos, burritos, quesadillas, tuna steak, homemade hummus, salads and more. Breakfast is also served daily and they have an extensive list of vegetarian items. Enjoy a great casual meal from inside or out on the front deck.
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Cosmo’s Pizzeria Corolla, NC

Looking for good pizza in Corolla, NC? Look no further than Cosmos Pizza.They make their dough and sauce from scratch, and top it with all fresh ingredients resulting in a delicious pizza. Centrally located in the Corolla Town Center, they are open for lunch and dinner daily serving up delicious pizza, subs and salads from 11:00 AM - 10:00 PM.
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Cosmo’s Pizzeria Southern Shores, NC

Cosmo’s Pizzeria has been serving award winning "New York" style pizza to Outer Banks locals and visitors since 1996. Recognized as a local favorite, Cosmo's only uses the finest ingredients to prepare the freshest pizza, tastiest pasta dishes and mouth-watering subs on the northern beaches. Open daily! Monday - Saturday Lunch 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM Dinner 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM Sunday Lunch 12:00
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Cravings Steaks & Seafood

Cravings Steaks & Seafood in Duck, NC is the third restaurant concept of chefs Scott Foster & Dan Lewis. A cozy spot tucked in the village of Duck, the restaurant offers indoor and outdoor dining and nightly entertainment. Recently featured on Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, it has become a favorite of The Food Network’s Guy Fieri! In addition to dining in, Cravings offers Steamer Pots
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Duck Donuts

You can never get enough of the delicious, freshly prepared donuts and treats from Duck Donuts. They offer a variety of tastey donuts the are freshly prepared right in front of you. Duck Donuts offers a family friendly environment and a delicious way to start the day. Visit them in Duck, Corolla, Kitty Hawk and Kill Devil Hills. Open daily from 7 AM to extended
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Ducks Cottage Coffee And Books

Duck's most popular coffee shop and the Outer Banks most independent bookstore under the same roof! Sip-- Read-- Relax-- Repeat.. all day long!
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First Light Breakfast & Burgers

First Light Breakfast & Burgers is not your average burger joint. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, First Light is known for their hearty breakfast omelets and flavorful burgers. Don’t forget to also sample their selection of salads, sandwiches and other popular breakfast specialties. First Light has a full service bar so you can enjoy a burger and beer all in the same place.
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Fishbones Raw Bar & Restaurant

Fish Bones Raw Bar & Restaurant has been serving up Caribbean style cuisine in Duck for over 10 years. The laid back, tropical themed décor makes for a fun dining experience with friends and family. Have a drink at the Tiki Bar and choose from a variety of refreshing island inspired drinks. A must-try on the menu is their award winning clam chowder. Fishbones blends
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Goombays Grill & Raw Bar

  • Address: 1608 N Virginia Dare Trail, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
  • Website: http://www.goombays.com
  • Phone Number: (252) 441-6001
Goombays Grille & Raw Bar features fresh local seafood, chicken and steak prepared with a unique Caribbean flare. They also offer a fun kids menu and are family friendly. Cruise on by! Goombays serves lunch and dinner items daily from 11:30 AM til 10:00 PM and late night steamed and raw bar items until closing.
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Jimmy’s Seafood Buffet

Jimmy's Seafood Buffet offers a 100-item menu including all of your favorites, fresh local seafood, crab legs, even hand-cut steaks cooked to order. Check out their daily $100 giveaway if seated before 3 pm! Enjoy all-you-can-eat lobster on Saturday nights and free whole Maine lobster on Sunday nights (with coupon). Lobster claws on buffet 'til 4pm daily. Try one of 90 frozen drinks for adults
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JKs Restaurant

JK’s philosophy is to simply put the customer first. They successful complete their mission through excellence in service, in the raw product, and in the preparation, and bring them to you with flavor and fair pricing. One taste and you’re coming back. JK's upscale country ranch decor blends well with the menu items. Their entrees include a fine selection of steaks, ribs, seafood and exciting
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John’s Drive-In

Known for having the "best milkshakes on the beach", John's Drive-in is a staple for any OBX visitor or local. You can mix your shake of choice with fresh fruit, candy and tons more. The location, directly across from the beach in Kitty Hawk, is the perfect break from a hot beach day or stop in while cruising the beach road. Also known for their
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Kill Devil Grill

You haven't fully experienced The Outer Banks until you've been to the Kill Devil Grill. Fronted by a 1939 Kullman diner, the KDG has one of only 6 diners in the national registry of historic buildings. "The diner features original bar-top jukeboxes, providing an opportunity to explain to your kids what a record is. A historic edifice is not the only attraction here, inside you
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La Dolce Vita

Classic Italian family recipes including hand-tossed pizza, homemade sauces, bread and desserts, La Dolce Vita is a celebration of family, friends and coastal Italian cuisine. They offer nightly seasonal specials including a delectable selection of homemade desserts! Surrounded by flowers on the sound view deck, La Dolce Vita is the perfect place to watch the sun set. Handicapped-accessible with a kids’ menu, high chairs, and
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La Fogata Mexican Restaurant

La Fogata Mexican Restaurant is the place to come for an authentic Mexican dish. They offer the finest in dine-in or takeout services. They are family owned and operated and provide a casual dining atmosphere that is family friendly. Visit them in Kitty Hawk and Nags Head for a delicious Mexican dish throughout the week. Monday - Thursday Lunch 11:00 AM - 2:30 PM Dinner
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Mako Mike’s

  • Address: 1630 North Croatan Hwy, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
  • Website: http://www.makomikes.com
  • Phone Number: (252) 480-1919
The family-friendly atmosphere of Mako Mike's is a favorite for Outer Banks vacationers and locals. With a large menu offering local seafood, steaks, oven-fired pizzas, extensive children'a menu and more, there is something for everyone. The restaurant offers an aquatic theme with hand painted murals of sharks and other creatures of the sea. Hours: Sunday Through Thursday 3:30 pm - 9pm Friday/Saturday 3:30pm - 9:30
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Mama Kwan’s Grill & Tiki Bar

  • Address: 1701 S Croatan Hwy, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
  • Website: http://www.mamakwans.com
  • Phone Number: (252) 441-7889
With easy access to fresh, local seafood, Mama Kwan's is constantly serving up some of the best seafood dishes on the OBX! Daily and nightly specials allow them to show off their truly unique cooking, while keeping everyone interested and offering extra options so even the pickiest in your party will find a plate they will love! Monday - Saturday 11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
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Mike Dianna’s Grill Room

Live hardwood grill, great all natural and prime beef selections as well as fresh seafood and sushi. Lunch is served on the deck May-September from 12-3pm and dinner is served 7 days a week from April-October. Reservations are recommended.
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Mulligan’s Raw Bar & Grille

Located across from Jockey’s Ridge State Park, in Nags Head, Mulligan's offers unbelievable views from the second floor deck of the Atlantic Ocean and the historic Nags Head cottages. Take a look at their menu and daily specials to see what local seafood is prepared for the today. Mulligan's strives to offer the best local seafood, local produce and locally butchered meats. Try their hand-cut
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North Banks Restaurant & Raw

North Banks has been a locals’ favorite seafood establishment for over 19 years. Daily Lunch and Dinner specials feature fresh local fish and creative sauces. The Raw Bar features Steamed Shrimp, Maine Lobster, Littleneck Clams, Seaside and Select Oysters, King Claws and Snow Crab Legs. North Banks prides themselves on preparing all sauces and dressings, hand grating their cheeses and hand cutting their croutons and
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Ocean Boulevard Bistro & Martini Bar

  • Address: 4700 N Virginia Dare Trail, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
  • Website: http://www.obbistro.com
  • Phone Number: (252) 261-2546
Ocean Boulevard is an American bistro with a seasonal menu, a unique and comprehensive wine list, and great martinis. They provide a global influence to regional foods sourced from the docks of Wanchese, the fields of Currituck, and beyond. Experience a gourmet meal with an ocean view. Located across from the Kitty Hawk Beach, this restaurant is a priority experience for visitors and island locals
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Outer Banks Brewing Station

  • Address: 600 South Croatan Hwy, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
  • Website: http://www.obbrewing.com
  • Phone Number: (252) 449-2739
The first wind powered brewery in the world also serves the freshest local seafood on the Outer Banks. This OBX restaurant and brewery brews wonderfully unique, handcrafted beers while featuring one of the best nightlife scenes on the East Coast. Open daily from 11:30 AM - 2 PM.
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Owens’ Restaurant

After 66 years Owens' Restaurant is still owned and operated by the founding family. Owens' Restaurant serves the rich cuisine of the Coastal South, influenced by the provocative culinary flavors of today. Menu highlights are fresh off the boat - seafood and shellfish, Whole Maine lobster, tender aged Angus beef, ribs, pasta, and outrageous homemade desserts. Seasonal ingredients determine the chef's choice of nightly specials.
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Pamlico Jack’s

A must-visit Nags Head restaurant, spectacular waterfront dining with a breath-taking sunset as your backdrop, located on the Roanoke Sound. Featuring the finest coastal cuisine expertly prepared by Chef Lee Miller. Email: [email protected]
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Pigman’s Bar B Que

  • Address: 1606 S Croatan Hwy, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
  • Website: http://www.pigman.com
  • Phone Number: (252) 441-6803
Pigman's BBQ has been serving up pork, chicken, beef, and tuna que for the masses for nearly 20 years! Their goal is to serve amazing food and make every customer squeal with delight through their smoked barbeque and southern hospitality! Open daily for lunch and dinner!
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Pizza Stop

  • Address: 5385 Virginia Dare Trail N, Ste 3, Southern Shores, NC 27949
  • Website: http://www.pizzastopobx.com
  • Phone Number: (252) 261-7867
For a little bit of New York flavor in North Carolina, try Pizza Stop in Southern Shores. Pizza Stop prides themselves in serving fresh authentic New York style pizza. All pizzas are hand-tossed and made with homemade sauces and freshly prepare dough. Their pizzas are cooked to perfection in their stone deck ovens. They also offer a wide selection of hoagies, salads, pasta dishes and
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Red Sky Cafe

Red Sky Cafe serves lunch and dinner with an eclectic menu featuring complimentary Bruschetta and Asiago Artichoke Dip, a variety of salads, Broiled Mahi Mahi and Crab Cakes and a Maytag Blue Cheese-Crusted Tenderloin. The Shrimp & Grits is a popular favorite. For lunch try a Burger or an Oyster Po Boy. The atmosphere is upscale casual with European decor and an open kitchen.
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Roadside Bar & Grill

The Roadside Bar and Grill is the oldest house in Duck tucked behind huge Russian Olive Hedges. They have a casual atmosphere and if you like you can enjoy your meal on the patio. A couple of our favorites are the Roadside Chicken Salad with apples, craisins, pistachios, oranges, and a Raspberry Vinaigrette and the Tuna Melt is awesome too!
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Rundown Cafe

The Rundown Cafe and Tsunami Bar brings you the complete island experience in a casual, relaxed atmosphere. An eclectic blend of Pacific Rim and Caribbean cuisine are served for lunch and dinner.
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Salt Water Grill

Salt Water Grill specializes in adding a unique twist to traditional coastal dishes. Owner Chuck Read suggests that new customers try the shrimp corn dog or house-braised pork belly, served with blackberry bourbon BBQ sauce. Salt Water Grill’s Surf and Turf steers away from the classic combination and substitutes juicy fried oysters and root beer braised short ribs paired with a roasted vegetable potato hash
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Sandbar And Grille

The Sandbar restaurant has a whole level devoted to its game room. You'll find a pool table, classic video games, pinball machines and a jukebox. Parents get to enjoy a quiet meal in the restaurants with an awesome sound view while the kids play in the game room.
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Sanya Sushi Bistro

Sanya's is a fun environment to enjoy your favorite asian dishes. Sanya's specializes in chinese cuisine, sashimi favorites, hand rolled sushi and hibachi dishes. Enjoy your meal at table or at the sushi bar. Sanya's offer great food and drink specials throughout the week that are sure to impress. Monday - Thursday 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM Friday - Saturday 11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
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Shun Xing Chinese Restaurant

Shun Xing is one of the few Chinese restaurants on the beach and is highly praised by locals and visitors alike. Shun Xing offers your favorite staple Chinese dishes in a laid-back environment. Fresh and flavorful meals along with low prices and daily specials make this place a great stop on your OBX trip. Shun Xing opens daily at 10 AM year round.
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Stack’em High Pancakes

Stack’em High in Kitty Hawk was established in 1985. Ever since the tables have been filled with locals and vacationers who enjoy a hearty breakfast in a relaxed atmosphere at a reasonable price. From the traditional eggs bacon and sides, scrumptious waffles & french toast to the Outer Banks specials; and of course PANCAKES! Everybody loves Stack’em High. Come on in and grab a chair
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Steamers Restaurant

  • Address: 798-B Sunset Blvd.Corolla, NC 27927
  • Website: http://steamerstogo.com
  • Phone Number: (252) 453-3305 & (252) 456-3305
Steamers, a beach casual take-out & eat-in restaurant in the TimBuck II Shopping Center in the heart of Corolla, has been dishing up the highest quality of steamed, grilled, and fresh fried seafood on the Outer Banks for over 20 years. Seafood lovers, meat lovers, vegetarians, and children? Their menu of steamed, grilled, and fresh fried seafood, signature items like baby back ribs and vegetarian
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Sundogs Raw Bar And Grill

Sundogs Raw Bar and Grill provides the best of both worlds with a family-fun environment during the day and lively entertainment at night. For lunch and dinner, enjoy an array of appetizers, steamed seafood, sandwiches, salads and full entrees. Dine-in from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and receive half off crab legs during happy hour. Sundogs provides nightly entertainment all throughout the
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Sunset Grille & Raw Bar

Sunset Grille and Raw Bar brings you the finest in fresh local seafood, steaks, pastas, and more with a Caribbean flair. Their award winning chefs work hard to prepare the finest dishes for our customers. Sunset Grille is located on the best waterfront property on the Outer Banks in the village of Duck. They are a complete entertainment destination where families are welcome to enjoy
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The Blue Point

For a sophisticated fine dining experience visit the Blue Point in downtown Duck. This high-end restaurant provides southern and coastal cuisine in an upscale lounge-like environment on the Currituck Sound. The Blue Point prides themselves on being the Outer Banks original farm to table restaurant. The menu evolves with the seasons to provide customers with freshest available produce and meats. The wine and drink menu
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The Good Life Restaurant

Home cooked breakfast, lunch and dinner, custom catering for gatherings of any size, fresh baked goods, a wide selection of unique beer and wine and an espresso bar, it's all part of the Good Life experience in Kitty Hawk.The restaurant is all about comfort food done with flare. Owner Steve Mace and has years of experience creating dishes that bring family and friends together. There
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The Oceanfront Grille At Corolla Light

The Oceanfront Grille at Corolla Light is the only oceanfront restaurant on the Outer Banks. The menu includes mixed grill, seafood, and children’s options. Dine on their outdoor deck and try their signature crabcakes. Eat, drink and enjoy the view! Serving Nightly 5 PM - Until.
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The Orange Blossom Bakery & Cafe

The Orange Blossom Bakery & Cafe is an infamous bakery in Buxton, NC. Known for the "Apple Ugly" fritters, tourists and locals alike can't get enough of their delicious treats and coffee.
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The Paper Canoe

The Paper Canoe features fresh, simple food in a elegant yet casual atmosphere with a stunning waterfront view. Entrees and Old World wood-oven pizzas are prepared with local seafood and locally grown vegetables. An ever-changing chalkboard features daily selections like homemade pasta, locally caught seafood and rustic wood-oven specialties. Ten craft beers on tap and an extensive wine list will have you lingering well after
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The Shack Coffee Shop & Beer And Wine Garden

The Shack Coffee Shop & Beer and Wine Garden is just what it says...a fun and eclectic coffee shop, beer and wine garden, and favorite local's hangout. They brew the freshest, locally roasted coffee and specialize in all coffee and espresso based drinks, hot or iced, blended or stirred, with flavors, sweeteners, just black, or any special way you like it...just ask! They also have
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Urban Kitchen

Urban Kitchen is conveniently located next to Harris Teeter in Corolla -- right before the entrance to The Currituck Club. Not your typical beach restaurant, Urban Kitchen looks like it should be right in the middle of a busy city block with its metal bar and counter, mismatched wooden walls, and modern art. Not a very large restaurant, Urban Kitchen only offers a dozen or
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Waterman’s Bar & Grill

Watermen's Bar & Grill is a waterfront restaurant located in the big red building directly behind the REAL Flagship Store in Waves. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner every day, and also offer Carolina Brewery beers on tap, wine, mixed drinks, a rum bar and world-class coffee. Watermen's has live music on their waterfront stage and gorgeous sunset views over the Pamlico Sound where you
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