So You Want to Eat Like an Outer Banks Local



You’ve just moved to town and you’re excited to try some local flavors but you don’t know where to go. Well, we first suggest asking someone who has lived here a while or, someone who has recently moved to the Outer Banks and is excited about trying new things. Most likely these active people will know of the best places to grab a bite or drink, depending on what you’re looking for. 

Day at the beach

Let’s hope you moved here for the beach or sound and all the countless outdoor activities these beautiful Outer Banks have to offer. If that’s the case, chances are you’ll be enjoying the surroundings so much you’ll forget about eating or be enjoying the beach so much you want something quick to grab and go. Don’t settle for fast food chain stores, the food’s not worth it and costs the same. Plus, support your local businesses! A list of quick eats near the beach.

  • John’s Drive In- Kitty Hawk
  • Country Deli- Nags Head
  • Coastal Provisions Market sandwich counter- Southern Shores
  • Stop N’ Shop- Kill Devil Hills
  • Corolla Village Barbecue- Corolla

Sit down but not fancy

You’re off the beach and you’re ready to eat. You don’t feel like cooking, but don’t feel like a really fancy place either. If you’re looking for restaurants with a relaxed vibe where you’ll fit in wearing jeans and a t-shirt with flip-flops, or something a little more business casual, these establishments dotting the Outer Banks are on the ‘must try’ list.

  • Tortugas’- Nags Head
  • Blue Moon- Nags Head
  • Wave Pizza Café- Duck
  • Food Dudes- Nags Head
  • Pok’s Asian Fusion- Kitty Hawk
  • Trio- Kitty Hawk
  • Art’s- Kitty Hawk
  • I Got Your Crabs- Kitty Hawk

Full Service

If you’re looking for a nice night out, one where maybe you need to escape a busy house or maybe you’re on a nice date, here are a few options to check out. For some restaurants we recommend calling ahead and placing a reservation while others operate on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Blue Point- Duck
  • Kill Devil Grill- Kill Devil Hills
  • Ocean Boulevard- Kitty Hawk
  • JK’s- Kill Devil Hills
  • Rooster’s Southern Kitchen- Kill Devil Hills
  • Urban Kitchen- Corolla

The Outer Banks culinary experience is geared towards seafood dishes, but there are options for just about anything you’re craving. From grabbing a salad, a burger, or a fish sandwich and taking it to enjoy on the beach to the fancier sit-down restaurants, the selection of restaurants along the Outer Banks provides food experiences to please everyone’s palette.

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