Outer Banks Restaurants
Probably as legendary as our beaches are the bistros, beach dives, and seafood shacks that dot the barrier islands from Duck to Hatteras and Roanoke Island. By far, most of our restaurants and cafes can only be found on the OBX, and we think that’s a good thing. What that gets you is personal attention to detail and family-run businesses working hard to keep you safe like they would their own. The industry is taking on additional best practices in the coronavirus era, adding to an already impeccable reputation.
We'll go ahead and assume that at some point, you're going to want some seafood and we have the best in North Carolina (and beyond). Generations of fishermen work hard in these waters to pull in native green and brown shrimp, blue crabs and tuna that will tempt your tummy. Just about all our seafood restaurants buy fresh catch like this- clams, flounder, scallops and more - right from the docks on Roanoke Island and Hatteras. We produce more wild-caught seafood on the Outer Banks than anywhere else in the state. At some point, you may want to trade food with fins for something more land-loving. Our chefs can take on your cravings, from the always a crowd favorite pizza to aged beef and pulled pork barbecue. Whether you're in search of gluten-free, vegan or looking for culture-focused and kid-friendly, the Outer Banks restaurant scene speaks your language. Filter restaurants from Duck to Hatteras Village based on Name, Distance or type of Cuisine you enjoy.
For your additional safety, many local restaurants offer takeout and delivery options as an alternative to dining in. This list of restaurants is subject to change, please call ahead for specific menus and hours of operation.
Here is a list of Outer Banks restaurants that are open during the fall/winter.
Outer Banks businesses are hard at work adding new safety measures in an effort to protect you and your loved ones as you enjoy the best our islands have to offer. Several businesses have taken the Outer Banks Tourism Pledge and are sharing their specific safety steps. Check 'em out, and be sure to do your part too!