Over 160 Locally Owned & Operated Restaurants on the OBX

Nothing beats locally caught seafood - you can taste the difference in ours. We have the finest watermen in the world who bring in plump oysters, savory shrimp, and fish entree's almost too gorgeous to eat! The Outer Banks is home to one of the largest estuaries in the world, whose chain of islands juts out into the Atlantic Ocean, where species are as diverse as they are numerous. For discriminating palettes or pocketbooks, Outer Banks restaurants serve everything from true Italian fare, to Southwestern and French cuisine. And yes, you can find down home Southern-style barbecue and hushpuppies and you don't have to break the bank. You can dine as casual or couture as you like, from modest priced meals for the family, to the most breathtaking waterside settings you can fathom, where the sky's the limit. Freshness is the hallmark of dining on the Outer Banks of North Carolina and you will enjoy every last bite!


BEST BREAKFAST:

Stack'em High in Kitty Hawk or Kill Devil Hills - either location is great. Henry's in Kitty Hawk - another local hangout. Try Keefer's Bar & Grille if you are playing on the mainland - a hearty way to start your round!


BEST HOT DOG:

Capt'n Franks in Kitty Hawk - an Outer Banks institution. BEST


PLACE TO "WATCH THE GAME":

Captain George's has a great sports bar - "in-booth televisions!". Pete's Pour House in Kitty Hawk is also a popular choice - wide variety of beer on tap at both places. Barefoot Bernie's in Kitty Hawk is a lot of fun - great bar for watching any sporting event - and the food is great too!

BEST UPSCALE DINING:

Do not miss a chance to have dinner at The Blue Point Bar & Grill in Duck - featured in Southern Living as well as many other publications - try the crabcakes - you won't be disappointed. Another favorite is Ocean Boulevard Bistro & Martini Bar in Kitty Hawk - the name says it all - award winning martini menu, live music and great food - how can you go wrong? Basnights' Lone Cedar Café is a great choice when staying in Nags Head - waterfront dining on the causeway with the freshest seafood available. And we can't forget the "one that started it all" - the original fine dining restaurant on the Outer Banks - Owens' Restaurant in Nags Head - starting their 66th season this year!

BEST STEAKHOUSE:

Hands down, JK's in Kill Devil Hills - house carved aged western beef, a homemade spice mix that is amazing, and ribs that are famous!


BEST PIZZA:

Forget the chains and try a local pie - Cosmo's Pizza in Kitty Hawk is a great choice as is Pizzazz Pizza - with 3 locations - in Duck, Kitty Hawk and Nags Head - plus they have free delivery - no need to fight the traffic when they will deliver to your door!

BEST "NIGHTLIFE":

Try Kelly's Outer Banks Restaurant & Tavern in Nags Head - fun bar scene, live music and great food - have dinner while you are there!