Outer Banks Restaurants and Catering

One of the things that makes  an Outer Banks vacation exceptional is the local cuisine. Fresh seafood, often caught the same day, is on the menu at most of the local restaurants and is a “must do” during your stay. The restaurants on the Outer Banks provide a wide variety of choices from Mexican to Asian to Caribbean and of course, Southern. Check out our Local's Favorites Page for the restaurants we “locals” recommend most!

Don't feel like going out? Not a problem! Many restaurants offer take out or on-site catering and are happy to cook for a large group. Special Occasion? Bring in a local chef for the ultimate Outer Banks food experience. View the Catering Section Below for names and numbers of personal chefs or restaurants who offer on site catering service.


Aqua Restaurant & Bar

Located on the soundfront in Duck with spectacular sunset views and cuisine to match. Specializing in regional dishes with organic ingredients.

Phone: 252-261-9700

Awful Arthurs

Legendary Oyster Bar -- Home of the Happy Oyster. Located in Kill Devil Hills MP 6 on the Beach Road near the Avalon Pier.

Phone: (252) 441-5955

Barefoot Bernies Bar And Grill

Great Lunch and Dinner Specials with a Taste of the Tropics!! Located in Kitty Hawk at MP 4.5.

Phone: (252) 261-1008

Bj’s Carolina Cafe

Good old country cooking, with a specialty in authentic NC BBQ. Fantastic breakfasts. Located in Jarvisburg (on the Mainland) about 15 miles over the bridge in Currituck County.

Phone: (252) 491-5222

Black Pelican Seafood Co.

Specializing in seafood dishes and woodfired gourmet pizzas. Located in Kitty Hawk MP 4 on the Beach Road.

Phone: (252) 261-3171

Blue Moon Beach Grill

Fantastic Food, Quaint Atmosphere. Located in Nags Head MP 12 in the Surfside Plaza Shopping Center.

Phone: (252) 261-2583

Bob's Grill

Good Food Fast but not Fast Food. Open for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. Located at MP 8.5 in Kill Devil Hills on the Bypass.

Phone: (252) 441-0707

Chilli Peppers

Open for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. Located at MP 5 in Kill Devil Hills.

Phone: (252) 441-8081

Dare Devils Pizzeria

Great Pizza and Stromboli since 1987!! Located on the Beach Road, MP 9 in Kill Devil Hills.

Phone: (252) 441-6330

Darrells Restaurant

An Outer Banks seafood tradition since 1960. Fantastic fried Oysters. Open for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. Located in Manteo on Roanoke Island.

Phone: (252) 473-5366

Dirty Dicks Crab House

Don't let the novelty name fool you. Dirty Dick's is serious about seafood. With a New Orleans flair, the food is plentiful and done southern style! Don't forget to pick up a world famous souvenir T-shirt! Located at MP 10 on the Bypass in Nags Head.

Phone: (252) 449-2722

Dunes Restaurant

The best breakfast buffet on the Outer Banks!! Also serving lunch and dinner. Located in Nags Head MP 16 across from the Tanger Outlet Mall.

Phone: (252) 441-7513

Fatboyz Ice Cream And Grill

More than just ice cream!! Great for a quick bite -- Grab a fish platter, garbage dog, or cheeseburger. Located at MP 16 on the Beach Road in Nags Head.

Phone: (252) 441-6514

Fishbones Raw Bar & Restaurant

Now with 2 locations in Duck!! Enjoy carribbean style meals on the Soundfront at the Sunset Grille or in the Village of Duck at the Raw Bar. Sunset Cruises and water sports available onsite.

Phone: (252) 261-6991

Fisherman's Wharf Restaurant

The place to get the freshest seafood on the Outer Banks. Located right on the Wanchese Fishing Dock, watch the boats bring in the daily catch that ends up on your table.

Phone: (252) 473-6004

Outer Banks Food Dudes

Quality Food from Laid Back Dudes!! One of those great little places featuring amazing food!! We reccommend the fish tacos!! Located on the Beach Road MP 9.

Phone: (252) 441-7994

Fuji Japanese Steakhouse

Hibachi style grilled steak, chicken and seafood prepared right at your table. Full Sushi bar. Located at MP 9 in Kill Devil Hills.

Phone:(252) 449-0628

Henry's Restaurant

Just Good, Simple Food Done Outer Banks Style! Open for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. Located at MP 5 in Kitty Hawk on Route 158.

Phone: (252) 261-2025

High Cotton NC BBQ

NC pulled pork BBQ and Chicken. Great spot for lunch or dinner. Located at MP 2 on the Beach Road in Kitty Hawk.

Phone: (252) 255-2275

Hurricane Mo's

A local's favorite spot for lunch or dinner. Great seafood dishes and sandwiches. The best happy hour on the beach including 10 cent shrimp and 25 cent wings every day from 3 - 6PM. Located in Kitty Hawk MP 2.5 next to the Kitty Hawk Post Office.

Phone: (252) 255-0215

Jimmy's Seafood Buffet

Seafood Buffet carrying over 100 items. Located at MP 3.5 in Kitty Hawk on the Bypass.

Phone: (252) 261-4973

JK's Restaurant

Excellent steaks and seafood cooked over a wood fire grill. For over 27 years, JK's has been a favorite of visitors and locals alike. Open Year Round. Located at MP 9 in Kill Devil Hills on Route 158.

Phone: (252) 441-9555

John's Drive-In

An Outer Banks landmark serving the best homemade milkshakes and dolphin boats around! Located on the Beach Road in Kitty Hawk MP 4.5.

Phone: (252) 261-6227

Jolly Roger Restaurant

Specializing in Italian cuisine featuring steaks, seafood, and prime rib. Excellent breakfasts and large portions make Jolly Roger a great place for the whole family. Located on the Beach Road in Kill Devil Hills MP 6.5.

Phone: (252) 441-6530

Kill Devil Grill

Fantastic Lunch Specials served in a retro silver diner!! Open for Dinner and Sunday Brunch also. Located on the Beach Road MP 9.5 Kill Devil Hills.

Phone: (252) 449-8181

Kill Devil's Frozen Custard & Beach Fries

Hand Cut french fries, frozen custard and ice cream. Located in Kill Devil Hills on Route 158 at MP 8.5.

Phone: (252) 441-5900

Lone Cedar Cafe

Serving only the freshest in local Outer Banks seafood, natural beef and organic produce. Gorgeous waterfront location offers spectacular views while dining. Located on the Manteo Causeway, Route 64.

Phone: (252) 441-5405

Lucky 12 Tavern

Open for lunch and dinner featuring NY Pizza, burgers, wings, soups, salads, cheesesteaks, boardwalk fries, and local seafood. Arcade games, pool tables, and big screen TVs make this a great spot for families to grab a quick bite. Full Bar with over 13 beers on tap. Located at MP 12 on the Beach Road in Nags Head.

Phone: (252) 255-5825

Miller's Seafood Restaurant

Family Style restaurant featuring seafood, steak and chicken. Located on the Beach Road MP 9.

Phone: (252) 441-7674

Millers Waterfront Restaurant

Gorgeous views from this soundfront dining experience. Waterfront deck and pier offer the best sunset views! Pasta, salads and local seafood dishes.

Phone: (252) 441-6151

Mulligans Raw Bar and Grill

Located just across from Jockey's Ridge at MP 13, Mulligans features Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with one of the largest menus on the Beach. Burgers, Seafood, Soups and Salad.

Phone: (252) 480-2000

NC Coast Grill and Bar

Duck's newest restaurant features Incredible food and incredible views.  Sip a cocktail or enjoy dinner with amazing sunset and water views.  Located in Downtown Duck. 

Phone: (252) 261-8666

Ocean Boulevard Bistro and Martini Bar

Located in Kitty Hawk, MP 2.5 on the Beach Road. Extensive wine list and full service bar. Great dinner menu. Open 7 nights a week year round.

Phone: (252) 261-2546

Outer Banks Brewing Station

Open for Lunch and Dinner, The Brewing Station offers steamed seafood, appetizers, soups, salads, entrees, pub menu and desserts. Live entertainment most nights and full bar including handcrafted brews created right onsite. Located at MP 8 in Kill Devil Hills.

Phone: (252) 449-BREW

OBX Frozen Yogurt
Enjoy an expansive frozen yogurt dessert bar, as well as Dippin' Dots ice cream, cookie dough, NYC cookies, milkshakes and floats, craft sodas and much more! Located at 1 Ocean Blvd., Southern Shores (Southern Shores Crossing shopping center).

Phone: (252) 261-2697

Owens' Restaurant

For over 65 years, the Owens family has invited visitors into their kitchen to sample the local southern cuisine of the Outer Banks. Enjoy fresh seafood, seasonal vegetables and southern hospitality. Located at MP 16.5 in Nags Head.

Phone: (252) 441-7309

Pigman’s Bar B Que

Since 1985, Pigman's Bar B Que has delighted locals and visitors with sweet and savory smoked Bar B Que. The restaurant as well as the menu has expanded over the years to bring NC style Bar B Que to the masses. Stop in and try their pulled pork Bar B Que or Smoked Chicken. Located at MP 9 in Kill Devil Hills.

Phone: (252) 441-6803

Red Sky Cafe

Gourmet Cafe Style Dining with Wine and Martini Bar. Located on Duck Road in the Heart of Duck Village.

Phone: (252) 261-8646

Rundown Cafe

Try a Caribe Burger!! Great Food with a Carribbean Flair!! Tsunami Bar above restaurant offers ocean views.

Phone: (252) 255-0026

Sam And Omie's

One of the oldest restaurants on the Outer Banks, Sam and Omie's has been serving customers since 1937. Serving Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Specializing in local seafood cooked the old fashioned way!

Phone: (252) 441-7366

Slice Pizzeria

NY Style Pizza cooked in Stone Ovens. The best on the beach!! Located in Kill Devil Hills at MP 8.

Phone: (252) 449-8888

Sooeys Bbq

There's nothing like NC BBQ!! With 3 locations in Corolla, Duck, and Nags Head, you are sure to get your BBQ fix while on vacation. Pork BBQ, Ribs and Chicken done right!

Phone: (252) 449-6465

Southern Shore Pizza and Deli

Hand Tossed, Wood Fired, New York Style Pizza, Salads, Subs, and Sandwiches.  Best Philly Steak on the Beach!!   Dine In, Take Out and Delivery. 

Phone:  (252) 715-3940

Stack'em High Pancakes

Open Year Round for Breakfast. 2 Locations -- Kitty Hawk MP 4.5 and Kill Devil Hills MP 9.

Phone: (252) 261-8221

Sugar Creek Soundfront Seafood Restaurant

Waterfront dining in Nags Head featuring stunning seafood and spectacular sunset views! Visit the Sugar Shack next door for take out, sandwiches, and seafood steamer pots to go. Open for lunch and dinner.

Phone: (252) 441-4963

Tale Of The Whale

Scenic Dining and Live Music on the Waterfront Gazebo. Specializing in Seafood. Located on the Manteo Causeway. Open for Dinner Nightly.

Phone: (252) 441-7332

The Blue Point

Offering Southern comfort food impeccably prepared. Extensive wine list. Open for lunch and dinner year round. Located on the Waterfront in the Village of Duck (Waterfront Shops).

Phone: (252) 261-8090

The Colington Cafe

One of the Outer Banks' best kept secret! Tucked away in the trees of Colington Road, the Colington Cafe is a wonderful hidden gem with fantastic southern food featuring elegantly prepared steak, chicken and seafood. Completely worth the trip!

Phone: (252) 480-1123

The Paper Canoe 

Duck fine dining restaurant. Soundfront dining featuring local seafood, extensive winelist and Gourmet wood-fired oven pizzas.

Phone: (252) 715-2220

Tortugas Lie

Caribbean cuisine with an Outer Banks flair. Open for lunch and dinner, Tortuga's offers fresh local seafood expertly prepared and matched with homemade soups, appetizers and desserts. Located on the Beach Road in Nags Head MP 11.

Phone: (252) 441-7299

Two Roads Tavern

Amazing Burgers, Salads and Nightly Specials.  Open for Lunch and Dinner.  Located in the Seagate North Shopping Center, Kill Devil Hill MP 5.5

Phone: (252) 255-1980


Dawn's Kitchen

Exceptional gourmet catering for any occasion. Weddings, family gatherings, corporate lunchoens and more. Also featuring heat and eat dinners; just pick up, heat up and go!

Phone: (252)-491-2048

Kelly’s Catering

On premises, destination, pick-up and delivery.

Phone: (252) 441-4116

Black Pelican Catering

Catering for special events, parties, family groups and even personal chef service available.

Phone: (252) 261-3171

High Cotton NC BBQ

NC pulled pork BBQ and Chicken. Catering available for family gatherings, weddings, and more! Located at MP 2 on the Beach Road in Kitty Hawk.

Phone: (252) 255-2275

The Kitchen Witch Catering

Personal Chef or Catering Service. Specializing in serving only the freshest food, the Kitchen Witch staff comes to you to cook a small family meal or special occasion gatherings including weddings and family reunions. Groups of any size and menus of any type are available.

Phone: (252) 453-2260

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