Restaurants - Outer Banks

Good eats on the Outer Banks of North Carolina!

Enjoy many types of cuisine from Southern Shores and Kitty Hawk all the way up to Duck and Corolla with an array of locally-owned eating establishments that range from lively and family-friendly to quiet and refined dining experiences. From October to February, many restaurants have reduced hours during the off-season, so please call before you make your plans.

Below is a guide to the dining areas that would be closest to your vacation rental home location:

 

Rt. 12 & Rt. 158 Intersection

Pizza Stop
Serving authentic New York style pizza: hand-tossed dough, made fresh daily using mineral water, with their homemade sauce and baked in a stone oven. Order hoagies (served on Amoroso rolls), salads, wings, pasta dishes and desserts! Located at the Sandy Ridge Center, they offer free delivery to Southern Shores and Duck. (252) 261-7867; Address: 5385 N. Virginia Dare Trail, Southern Shores, NC

Along Duck Road

AQUA Restaurant
Offering fresh regional cuisine, exquisite wines and casual dining in an elegant waterfront setting facing the Currituck Sound. The lunch and dinner menus are created from locally grown produce, fresh fish and natural meats. (252) 261-9700; Address: 1174 Duck Road, Duck, NC

Cravings
Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner for dining in or take-out. Known for their "Seafood Pots-to-Go," and recently featured on the "Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives" with Guy Fieri (The Food Network), plan your seafood feast for a night during your Outer Banks vacation! (252) 480-0032; Address: 1209 Duck Road, Duck, NC

Duck Deli
Specializing in their own Carolina-style pork barbecue and Kansas City-style beef and chicken barbecue, the menu includes plenty of traditional sides, delicious soups, salads (try their smoked chicken salad), and sandwiches. A homey, friendly atmosphere proves why this eatery has remained a local institution since 1988. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. (252) 261-3354; Address: 1223 Duck Road, Duck, NC

Duck Duck Burgers
Do you need a serious burger fix? Look no further than Duck Duck Burgers which will satisfy your appetite with good, old-fashioned 100% beef burgers, lots of toppings and sides like fries and onion rings. (252) 715-4999; Address: 1121 Duck Road, Duck, NC

The Paper Canoe
A stunning sound front location is the perfect backdrop for the fresh, local food prepared each day by the dedicated cuilinary staff. An ever-changing chalkboard features daily selections from handmade pasta, locally caught seafood and entrees baked in the wood-fired oven. Craft beers on draft, an extensive wine list plus speciality drinks and cocktails round out a casual, relaxed atmosphere. (252) 715-2220; Address: 1564 Duck Road, Duck, NC

Red Sky Café
Offering many delicious food choices from wood-fired pizzas, filet mignon, duck and seafood to pasta creations, sandwiches, soups, and salads, this is a must-stop restaurant for lunch or dinner. If your family prefers to stay home a night or two, make arrangements for their catering services, Chefs on Call; a cuilinary team will prepare a meal, that you've chosen, right in the comfort of your own home. (252) 261-8646; Address: 1197 Duck Road, Duck, NC

The Roadside Bar & Grill
Located in an original beach cottage, the Southern-style contemporary food draws diners onto their patio and into their cozy inside booths. Casual comfort food is offered for lunch while the dinner menu features more eclectic entrees with a focus on seafood. Vegetarian choices are also available. Local musical entertainment is often featured and their "Backside Bar" is a good hang-out spot! (252) 261-5729; Address: 1193 Duck Road, Duck, NC

Sunset Grille & Raw Bar
A Carribean-themed menu is designed to put you in an "Island" mood while viewing the spectacular views of the Currituck Sound, especially at sunset! This restaurant offers a casual and fun dining experience for the whole family beginning with breakfast, lunch specials and delicious dinner entrees. For seafood lovers: don't forget about the Raw & Steam Bar. The other "bar" is fully-stocked as it is a favorite spot to unwind for both locals and vacationers. Live entertainment and karaoke is also on the menu during the summer! (252) 261-3901; Address: 1245 Duck Road, Duck, NC

Along Ocean Trail

Corolla Pizza
A take-out restaurant offering New York / Philadelphia style pizza by the pie or slice. Delicious hot and cold subs, sandwiches, authentic Philly cheese steaks, hotdogs, hamburgers, strombolis, calzones, salads and plenty of sides are also on the menu. There's a variety of kids favorites like chicken fingers and grilled cheese! Located next to the Winks Market, they are open nearly year-round and have free delivery after 5:00 pm. (252) 453-8592; Address: 1152 Ocean Trail, Corolla, NC

Pasquale's Pizza
Originally from Naples, Italy, followed by many years of pizza experience from New Jersey to North Carolina, the owner takes pride in preparing hand-tossed pizzas with the freshest toppings. Wings, sandwiches, and salads are also on the menu. Take-out, delivery or outdoor seating is available. Delivery to the 4WD beach is available during the summer season. (252) 453-6111 or (252) 453-0273; Address: 1210 Ocean Trail, Corolla, NC

Corolla Light Town Center

Corolla Cantina
Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner in a family-friendly atmosphere with plenty of booths and tables for everyone; even the family dog is allowed on the outdoor patio! Try their tasty beachy menu, selections from the full bar, and live acoustic music. (252) 597-1730; Address: 1159 Austin Street, Corolla, NC

Cosmo's Pizza & Bar
A full New York-style pizza menu (including gluten-free options) with over 22 toppings to choose from, plus subs, hot wings, salads and a full line of craft beers have been satisfying hungry diners for many years. Choose to eat in at their airy and spacious restaurant or order take-out. (252) 453-4666; Address: 1159 Austin Street, #110A, Corolla, NC

Fat Crabs Rib Company
Known for seafood, Carolina BBQ, ribs and chicken, their menu offers a wide range of choices with plenty of Southern-style sides, like hush puppies, coleslaw and sweet potato fries, to choose from. Relaxed and family-friendly, Fat Crabs is open all year-round. (252) 453-9931; Address: 1159 Austin Street, #101A, Corolla, NC

Northern Lights Bakery
Fresh, homemade donuts, breakfast pastries, cookies, cupcakes, pies. Their full line of specialty coffees and smoothies are sure to delight. They also specialize in cakes for all occasions. (252) 453-0201; Address: 1159 Austin Street, #109A, Corolla, NC

The Oceanfront Grille
Located within the Corolla Light resort by the Oceanfront Pool Complex, this is the only oceanfront restaurant on the northern Currituck Outer Banks. The menu includes mixed grill, many seafood dishes, especiallly their signature crabcakes, and kid-friendly choices. Outdoor seating available. Open mid-March to October. Reservations accepted. (252) 453-4748; Address: 1197 Franklyn Street, Corolla, NC

Uncle Ike's Sandbar & Grill
A family-friendly restaurant with plenty of choices including pasta, seafood, burgers, salads, and a kid's menu too. Breakfast served Thursday through Saturday; open for lunch and dinner; the "Sandbar" is open until 2 AM! (252) 597-1606; Address: 1159 Austin Street, #111A, Corolla, NC

Historic Corolla Village

Corolla Village BBQ
The best Eastern Carolina barbecue on the Outer Banks! Try their famous chopped pork BBQ in a delicious vinegar sauce or hickory smoked chicken and ribs. Take-out only but picnic tables are right in front of their quaint location in Old Corolla Village. (252) 457-0076; Address: 1129 Schoolhouse Lane, Corolla, NC

The Currituck Club

Hunt Club Tavern
Offering appetizers, fresh salads, hearty sandwiches, and burgers, this restaurant is open to the public Tuesday - Sunday from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM daily; on Fridays, it remains open until 8:00 PM. (252) 453-0926; Address: 620 Currituck Clubhouse Drive, Corolla, NC

Loblolly Pines Shopping Plaza

Pizzazz Pizza
A local, family-owned and operated pizza company where the dough and sauces are made from scratch daily. Their menu also includes buffalo chicken wings, salads, and hot subs. Free delivery to Southern Shores and Duck. (252) 261-8822; Address: 1187 Duck Road, Duck, NC

Tullio's Bakery & Café
Open for breakfast serving coffee, sandwiches and a great variety of baked goods: Italian pastries, muffins, bagels, croissants, plus delicious desserts: cheesecakes, cannolis, pies, cupcakes, fudge and more. Order specialty baked and decorated cakes for birthdays, weddings, bridal or baby showers too! (252) 261-7112; Address: 1187 Duck Road, Duck, NC

The Marketplace at Southern Shores

Barrier Island Bagels
Fresh bagels, baked on the premises with over 20 varieties to choose from, plus pastries, breakfast and lunch sandwiches, brewed coffee, soda and fruit beverages. (252) 255-2888; Address: 5549 N. Croatan Highway, Southern Shores, NC

Monteray Plaza

Agave Roja
Modern Mexican fare with quality ingredients in a relaxed atmosphere. An impressive collection of tequilas and a full bar which features mojitos, sangria and signature cocktails. (252) 453-0446; Address: 807B Ocean Trail, Corolla, NC

Bacchus Wine & Cheese
A gourmet deli featuring Boars Head meats, cheeses, plus homemade salads and tempting desserts. Take out is available, but why not eat-in and choose from an extensive wine collection, gourmet groceries and gifts. (252) 453-4333; Address: 891 Albacore Street, Corolla, NC

Butcher Block
Does a gourmet sandwich sound tempting, such as a Turkey Gobbler, a Buffalo Chicken Rancher or an Italian Stallion, among other choices? This full-service butcher market and deli has a large selection of Boar's Head meats and cheeses to satisfy every appetite. Fresh-cut meats, local seafood, and deli party platters are also available. Open March - December. (252) 453-3663; Address: 807E Ocean Trail, Corolla, NC

BuddhaLicious
Take a glorious culinary trip through Asia without leaving the beautiful Outer Banks. Flavorful dishes are inspired by South East Asia, using contemporary techniques, and made with fresh and authentic ingredients. Extensive sake menu with saketinis. (252) 453-4503; Address: 887 Albacore Street, Corolla, NC

The Crafty Cow Burger Bar
The simplest joys in life are often the most satisfying, such as a perfectly cooked burger! At The Crafty Cow, they pride themselves in preparing high-quality, freshly grilled 100% Angus beef burgers with contemporary toppings. Experience their selection of great craft beers and hang-out to watch 4 HDTVs. If you're on the go, grab a bag of sliders for the beach. Open May - Sept. (252) 453-3212; Address: 817C Ocean Trail, Corolla, NC

Lighthouse Bagels & Deli
A favorite stop for tourists and locals alike: start the day right with fresh-brewed coffee and many choices of fresh-baked bagels, donuts, pastries or muffins to choose from. The lunch menu features Boars Head meats and cheeses. (252) 453-9998; Address: 807 Ocean Trail, Corolla, NC

Outer Banks Coffee Company
This cheerful shop is enough to make anyone want to get up on the right side of the bed! With a large variety of coffee beans roasted on the premises, your senses will be awakened with an array of coffee beverages or tea, if you prefer. Breakfast sandwiches, cinnamon rolls, bagels and other pastries round out the breakfast menu. A lunch menu offering wraps and sandwiches is available during the summer months. (252) 453-0200; Address: 807L Ocean Trail, Corolla, NC

Philly Steak Subs
Enjoy casual bar or table service with more than 20 hot and cold subs dominate the menu. There are lots of cheesesteak versions; beef can be substituted for chicken. Be sure to add grilled onions, peppers, bacon, cheeses or mushrooms to your taste. (252) 453-4239; Address: 807 Ocean Trail, Corolla, NC

Salt Water Grille
Offers fresh made contemporary coastal favorites made from local seafood and produce, all natural pork, beef and chicken. An excellent craft beer selection and a well rounded wine list to compliment their passion to provide consistently high-quality real food for real people. Vegetarian and gluten-free selections available. (252) 453-2101; Address: 811 Ocean Trail, Corolla, NC

Sooey's BBQ & Rib Shack
Their menu is full of Southern staples guaranteed to satisfy everyone. Choose from ribs, pulled pork, fried chicken and a whole host of delectable choices. There are plenty of desserts to finish your meal: banana pudding, key lime pie, cheesecakes, ice cream floats, even funnel cakes! Catering is available. (252) 453-4423; Address: 807 Ocean Trail, Corolla, NC

Sundogs Raw Bar & Grille
A sports bar atmosphere that offers an array of tasty appetizers along with steamed seafood, crisp salads, sensational sandwiches, fantastic burgers and excellent entrees including jambalaya, seafood, and ribs. A children's menu is also available. Don't forget to check out the raw bar featuring crawfish, mussels, crab legs, shrimp and several varieties of oysters! (252) 453-GAME (4263); Address: 807 Ocean Trail, Corolla, NC

Sun Fish Grille
Located on the 2nd floor above the Just for the Beach clothing store, menu selections include fresh seafood, sandwiches, platters, steaks, pasta, and vegetarian dishes. The fully-stocked bar offers craft beers, wine and cocktails. A children's menu is available. (252) 453-4663; Address: 813B Ocean Trail, Corolla, NC

Tomato Patch Pizzeria
A family-style restaurant that welcomes visitors to the Outer Banks with a friendly staff, great food and a warm atmosphere. Their menu includes Greek-style pizza, pastas, subs, wraps, salads and seafood. Large groups are easily accommodated. The bar offers great drink specials, beer, wine and large screen TVs to view your favorite game. (252) 453-4500; Address: 803 Albacore Street, Corolla, NC

Osprey Landing

Duck Donuts
Every vacationer to the Outer Banks knows: once you've tried one of these homemade donuts, it will become a must-have every time you visit. All donuts are made-to-order with a large variety of glazes and toppings. Combine that with freshly-brewed coffees and you have everything for a great breakfast or snack! (252) 480-3304; Address: 1190 Duck Road, Duck, NC

Wave Pizza Café
A family-run restaurant that's a favorite of locals and tourists alike. Their speciality is hand-tossed, made-to-order pizzas using the freshest ingredients. Subs and salads made from the same quality ingredients, as well as a large selection of microbrew beer with an emphasis on North Carolina craft beer. (252) 255-0735; Address: 1190 Duck Road, Duck, NC

The Sanderling Resort

Kimball's Kitchen
Offers glorious views of the Currituck Sound and inspiring sunsets, outstanding service and a contemporary American menu. Spotlighting freshly caught local seafood, certified Angus Beef, handmade pasta and an extensive selection of local oysters, this Outer Banks restaurant creates a great dining experience with an upscale environment. Attire: business casual; no beach wear or denim. Reservations recommended. (866) 860-3979; Address: 1570 Duck Road, Duck, NC

Lifesaving Station Restaurant
Located in the historic Caffey's Inlet Life Saving Station No. 5, the Lifesaving Station is a casual restaurant serving 3 meals a day. It is known for its breakfast and other Southern coastal cuisine favorites. Sunday Brunch is a must and dinner reservations are recommended. Upstairs, the No. 5 Bar offers sweeping views of the Currituck Sound in a relaxed atmosphere. (252) 449-6654; Address: 1461 Duck Road, Duck, NC

Scarborough Faire Shopping Village

Eastside
When pure food indulgence comes to mind, then Eastside will quench your tastes with their ever-changing local menu, inspired small plates, craft beers and cocktails. They offer a different dining experience with New American style cuisine featuring the finest and freshest regional products that are prepared using a classic farm-to-table vibe. Reservations suggested. (252) 715-4768; Address: 1177 Duck Road, Ste. 11, Duck, NC

Sooey's BBQ & Rib Shack
Their menu is full of Southern staples guaranteed to satisfy everyone. Choose from ribs, pulled pork, fried chicken and a whole host of delectable choices. There are plenty of desserts to finish your meal: banana pudding, key lime pie, cheesecakes, ice cream floats, even funnel cakes! Catering is available. (252) 449-BBQ1 (2271); Address: 1177 Duck Road, Ste. 24, Duck, NC

Treehouse Coffee Co.
A gourmet coffee shop serving North Carolina’s Counter Culture Coffee, local pastries plus offering the best selection in coffee accessories and gifts. (252) 722-3606; Address: 1177 Duck Road, Ste. 34, Duck, NC

Scarborough Lane Shoppes

Duck Pizza Company
Order from a variety of starters (chicken wings, fries), fresh salads, hot and cold subs, wraps, strombolis, calzones, plus an extensive pizza menu with one-of-a-kind combinations such as the Ragin' Cajun, The Wolf Pack, Chicken & Bacon Ranch,or The Big Kahuna, to give just a hint as to selection of ingredients and combinations! (252) 255-0099; Address: 1171 Duck Road, Duck, NC

Fishbones Raw Bar & Restaurant
The original raw bar in Duck since 1995, Fishbones serves entrees and salads that have an eclectic mix of Tex-Mex or Caribbean-style flavors combined with fresh seafood. Similar to its companion restaurant, the Sunset Grill & Raw Bar, it is decorated with palm trees, a palm thatch Tiki Bar and natural oak surroundings so visitors and locals can enjoy the casual, fun ambience. (252) 261-6991; Address: 1171 Duck Road, Duck, NC

The Shoppes at Currituck Club

Duck Donuts
Every vacationer to the Outer Banks knows: once you've tried one of these homemade donuts, it will become a must-have every time you visit. All donuts are made-to-order with a large variety of glazes and toppings. Combine that with freshly-brewed coffees and you have everything for a great breakfast or snack! (252) 453-3210; Address: 603D Currituck Clubhouse Drive, Corolla, NC

Pizzazz Pizza
A local, family-owned and operated pizza company where the dough and sauces are made from scratch daily. Their menu also includes buffalo chicken wings, salads, and hot subs. A lunch buffet is available in their dining room during the summer season. Free delivery throughout Corolla. (252) 453-8858; 603B Currituck Clubhouse Drive, Corolla, NC

Urban Kitchen
Simple and seasonal fare, made from the best local ingredients with a creative approach is their hallmark. A nice choice of craft beers and unique cocktails round out menu offerings. Reservations not accepted; parties of 8 people or less. (252) 453-4453; 603B Currituck Clubhouse Drive, Corolla, NC

Southern Shores Crossing

Southern Shores Pizza & Deli
NY-style pizza baked in stone ovens plus genuine Philly Cheese Steak subs, super 10" subs, burgers and hot dogs: everything to satisfy hearty appetites! (252) 715-3940; Address: 1 Ocean Boulevard, Southern Shores, NC

Steamers / Coastal Provisions
Steamers is noted for their fine catering, deck dining and gourmet take-out, and a reputation for being one of the best eateries for local seafood. (252) 453-3305; Address: 1 Ocean Boulevard, Unit 115, Southern Shores, NC

TimBuck II Shopping Village

Bubbie's Burgers
An all-American restaurant serving handmade 5 oz. burgers and "Fred's" all-beef hotdogs. Build your own burger or try one their delicious combinations! Fries, onion rings, poppers, fish & chips, sandwiches, salads and draft beer plus a kid-friendly menu are available. Save room for dessert with hand-dipped ice cream or a milkshake. (252) 453-4010; Address: 788B Sunset Boulevard, Corolla, NC

Chachki's
Get ready for a menu where everything is deep-fried! Monte Cristo sandwiches, PB&J, also fried baskets with a choice of fish & chips, shrimp, chicken fingers or wings, not to mention appetizers of mozzarella sticks, calamari, pickles, French fries, onion rings and for dessert: funnel cake, Snicker bars, Twinkies and Oreo cookies too. See why this budget-friendly restaurant has "Fun Foods for the Whole Family!" (252) 597-3330; Address: 799B Sunset Boulevard, Corolla, NC

First Light Breakfast & Burgers
Bring the entire family to this kid-friendly restaurant and begin with a Southern-style breakfast of biscuits and gravy, or order pancakes, waffles and omelets. Lunch and dinner has many types of burgers and toppings, plus appetizers, soups and salads. There's plenty of cold sandwiches, including a BLT, chicken or tuna salad, to choose from too. Order draft beer, wine by the glass or a Bloody Mary! (252) 453-4664; Address: 790 Sunset Boulevard, Corolla, NC

Giant Slice Pizza
Serving authentic hand-tossed New York-style pizza with over 15 different toppings for dine-in, carry-out, or free delivery. This slice of heaven has been a Corolla staple for over a decade. They also serve strombolis, calzones, subs, salads and hot wings. (252) 453-3199; Address: 785H Sunset Boulevard, Corolla, NC

La Dolce Vita Italian Restaurant
Bring the family to enjoy classic Italian food featuring traditional favorites: hand-tossed gourmet pizza, pasta dishes with homemade "gravy," hot and cold sandwiches, salads and desserts. Overlook the beautiful Currituck Sound in a kid-friendly atmosphere with high chairs and large booths. Catering is available for large functions including family reunions, rehearsal dinners and weddings. (252) 453-0069; Address: 798C Sunset Boulevard, Corolla, NC

Mama Easley's Grub Hut
Casual dining includes southern specialties, fish tacos, and burgers. (252) 453-2398; Address: 799 Sunset Boulevard, Corolla, NC

Mexikind Taqueria
Authentic Mexican food made from original recipes and great tasting ingredients customized to satisfy anyone’s taste. Giant Cali burritos, delicious fish tacos, guacamole and don't forget the margaritas! Vegetarian, gluten-free and kid-friendly choices too. (252) 453-4380; Address: 785A Sunset Boulevard, Corolla, NC

Mike Dianna's Grill Room
This restaurant is practically an institution on the Outer Banks. Entrees include local fish and shellfish, surf & turf, and hand-selected, USDA meats which are aged, cut in house, then marinated, seasoned and grilled over native hardwoods. A children's menu is available. Special event dinners can be arranged for family functions including reunions, rehearsal dinners and weddings. (252) 453-4336; Address: 777 Sunset Boulevard, Corolla, NC

North Banks Restaurant & Raw Bar
A favorite seafood establishment for over 20 years, the Raw Bar features steamed shrimp, Maine lobster, Littleneck clams, Virginia select oysters, and snow crab legs. There are a large variety of entrees featuring seafood, surf & turf, steaks and chicken available. (252) 453-3344; Address: 794G Sunset Boulevard, Corolla, NC

Outer Banks Boil Company
Book a Boil for a memorable meal: a traditional "Low Country-style" shrimp boil (or other seafood) with spicy Andouille sausage, potatoes, onions, corn on the cob, seasoned and steamed together; nicknamed the "Best Pot on the Beach." (252) 453-6758; Address: 785 Sunset Boulevard, Corolla, NC

Upside Bites & Bar
Creative coastal cuisine offers something for everyone and is a lovely setting to share great food while enjoying the company of family and friends. The outdoor patio is a wonderful place to relax with a spectacular Currituck Sound view. Be sure to sample selections from the large beer, wine and cocktail menu. Reservations not accepted. (252) 597-3030; Address: 797 Sunset Boulevard, Corolla, NC

The Waterfront Shoppes

The Blue Point
A local and guest favorite for many years, the restaurant has expanded to accommodate its many fans of their upscale version of Southern classics. Serving lunch and dinner, the menu ranges from creative seafood entrées to their signature meatloaf. With stunning views, a full bar and an extensive wine list, make sure to make reservations to ensure your place at the dinner table! (252) 261-8090; Address: 1240 Duck Road, Duck, NC

Coastal Cantina
Coastal Cantina features a great Tex Mex menu, frozen margaritas and sangria to go along with a beautiful, soundfront view. Take advantage of the waterfront decks and enjoy a lovely sunset with your meal. Catering available. (252) 480-0024; Address: 1236 Duck Road, Duck, NC

Duck's Cottage Coffee & Books
Open at 7:00 AM every day, come in for freshly-roasted coffess, espressos, lattes, or teas accompanied with pastries or biscotti. Relax on a couch or the front porch of the former Powder Ridge Gun Club, a building dating back to 1921. This coffee shop is also home to an independent book store which has an array of bestsellers and eclectic novels to make for good beach vacation reading! (252) 261-5510; Address: 1240 Duck Road, Duck, NC

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