If youâ??re from out of town, you probably know it as Virginia Dare Trail, but to Outer Banks locals, the road that snakes alongside the Atlantic Ocean is lovingly referred to simply asâ?¦The Beach Road. This two-lane stretch of road will take you from beach access to beach access, but not without passing some of the best restaurants on the Outer Banks. The following are a few Beach Road favorites that youâ??ve got to try on your next Outer Banks vacation!
- Artâ??s Place
A local favorite and quite arguably the best burger on the beach, Artâ??s Place is located on The Beach Road in Kitty Hawk. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Artâ??s features a full service bar, Happy Hour specials and great service. Their sign might read, â??Locals Welcome, Tourists Tolerated,â?? but donâ??t let that scare you away. Stop by Artâ??s on your next trip to the Outer Banks for a truly local experience. For more information, click: here.
- Rundown CafÃ©
A Jamaican-themed tropical-inspired restaurant in Kitty Hawk, Rundown CafÃ© is a great place to take the entire family. With an eclectic menu combining some of the best Pacific Rim dishes you can find on the Outer Banks, Rundown CafÃ© is a unique restaurant with a beautiful ocean view. For more information, click: here.
- Sam and Omies
An Outer Banks favorite that was born in the 1930â??s as a place for the recreational fishermen to hang their hats and recount their days together, and also the location where fishing charters were booked. Today, the historical restaurant remains, celebrating the heritage and good home cooking of the Outer Banks. Stop in for a hot meal and t a taste of Outer Banks culture the next time youâ??re in Nags Head! For more information, click: here.
- The Kill Devil Grill
A must-visit when on an Outer Banks vacation, The Kill Devil Grill, located in Kill Devil Hills, is one of only 6 diners in the country on the national registry of historic buildings. The enticing menu, high-quality food, and friendly staff only complement the nostalgic atmosphere. Bring the entire family to taste the homestyle cooking of the Kill Devil Grill, one of The Beach Roadâ??s treasured restaurants. For more information, click: here.
The next time you find yourself on the OBX, take a drive down The Beach Road, and make sure to stop at one of these restaurants for an authentic taste of the Outer Banks.