Whether you’re searching for classic beach grill vibes or a delightful dining experience, you’re in luck! Nags Head, NC, restaurants serve up some of the tastiest eats on the Outer Banks. Appease even the pickiest of eaters in your family with classic Southern dishes and appeal to foodies with adventurous Caribbean cuisine. Continue reading for some of our favorite local spots. Then, check out our complimentary Vacation Guide for more must-visit OBX restaurants, attractions, and more!
5 Nags Head, NC, Restaurants You Have to Try
1. Blue Moon Beach Grill
Laid back maritime decor adorns the walls of Blue Moon Beach Grill. Enjoy their creative takes on Southern comfort food such as fried green tomatoes skewered with blackened shrimp. Or, opt for a light and refreshing option such as the spinach and arugula salad tossed in a scallion, goat cheese vinaigrette. Trust us on this one. Your taste buds will thank you later!
2. Miller’s Waterfront Restaurant
Miller’s Waterfront Restaurant not only treats guests to outstanding views of the water, but they also boast a tasty array of meals that the whole family will enjoy! See for yourself why they call themselves “sunset central,” as you soak up the warm rays while savoring the flavors of tasty entrees. The shrimp tacos come highly recommended!
3. Tale of the Whale
Tale of the Whale is another waterfront favorite. Treat yourself to snow crab legs served with butter and lemon, seafood pasta tossed in in sun-dried tomato pesto, or a steak and coconut shrimp duo. Capture Instagram-worthy photos in front of the Roanoke Sound and enjoy the sounds of live music on the dock in the spring and summer.
4. Tortugas Lie
Have you always wanted to dine at a restaurant featured on Diners, Drive-Ins, & Dives with Guy Fieri? Caribbean cuisine, sushi, and volleyball collide at Tortugas Lie! Locals and travelers alike enjoy the array of diverse menu items such as Coco Loco chicken, Jamaican ‘Jerk’ beef, and spicy chili bbq shrimp sushi rolls! Feeling hungry yet?
5. Mulligan’s Grille in Historic Cottage Row
Choose from a menu with items ranging from highly acclaimed burgers and green-tailed shrimp straight from the Pamlico Sound at Mulligan’s Grille in Historic Cottage Row! Hungry locals and vacationers alike admire our farm-to-fork philosophy and our sustainable approach. You can even order a takeout steamer bucket full of snow crab legs, local shrimp, clams and lobster tail to enjoy with your family in the comfort of your vacation home!
Additional Outer Banks Restaurants Suggestions
Corolla, NC, Restaurants
Be sure to add a visit to one of the best Corolla, NC, restaurants to your OBX itinerary! Opt for a romantic evening at a romantic Italian establishment. Or, go for a Southern-fried seafood basket at a locally owned eatery.
Duck, NC, Restaurants
Waterfront views, eclectic international dishes, and locally sourced ingredients make up a few items on a list of expectations you can have for Duck, NC, restaurants! Admire immaculate plating at high-end establishments or pick up a dozen Duck Donuts at the famous donut shop!
Where to Stay During Your OBX Vacation
Ocean views, sandy beaches, and salty air await you on the shores of North Carolina’s beautiful barrier islands. You can create lifelong memories indulging in all the amazing things to do on the Outer Banks. Dine at the best Nags Head, NC, restaurants. Embark on an exciting OBX dolphin tour. Sample frothy, craft beer at the best local breweries. There’s plenty to do in the area that will entertain every member of the family!
Paramount Destinations boasts a wide range of stunning vacation rentals in Corolla, Duck, and Southern Shores! Maybe you’d like to stay on the beach. Perhaps you’d prefer to soak in sound views from the deck above your private pool. Whether you’re hunting for a pet-friendly palace or a golf-focused abode in the Currituck Club, you’ll find the perfect place to stay with us!
Start planning that family vacation you’ve been talking about for months!