There’s no better place to enjoy fresh, locally caught seafood than on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Below, we fill you in on the best Outer Banks Seafood Restaurants, so that you’re guaranteed to experience the flavors of the best catch in town.
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The Finest Culinary Offerings of the Outer Banks Seafood Scene
The Black Pelican
Enjoy some incredible coastal fare for lunch and dinner at The Black Pelican in Kitty Hawk. This Outer Banks seafood restaurant is home to fresh local seafood, steaks, salads, Angus beef burgers, and wood-fired gourmet pizza. This top restaurant has it all!
They even offer amazing vegetarian and gluten-free options for those with special dietary needs. Fun fact: the building used to be the United States Lifesaving Station!
Awful Arthur’s Oyster Bar
Awful Arthur’s Oyster Bar in Kill Devil Hills is not as awful as it sounds. It’s quite the opposite. This casual seafood spot offers delicious OBX seafood dishes with a side of phenomenal ocean views! Enjoy the nautical atmosphere as you dine in the lounge.
We recommend you go for some raw oysters or delicious crab legs!
Treat yourself to a fine dining experience on the Outer Banks, and indulge in a meal at Owen’s Restaurant. This eatery in Nags Head has been serving up local flavors since 1946!
You can enjoy your meal with a sweet cocktail or craft beer. Then, top it all off with one of their outstanding desserts!
Enjoy a casual meal at Sugar Shack Seafood Market in Nags Head. This incredible restaurant sits right on the water, so that you can have a view of the gorgeous Roanoke Sound.
This is the perfect spot for fried or broiled fish, shrimp, crab, and scallop dishes! We highly recommend that you stop by this local favorite during your OBX vacation!
Mike Dianna’s Grill Room
Indulge on your vacation with delicious surf and turf entrees at Mike Dianna’s Grill Room. It’s located in Timbuck II Shopping Village on Sunset Boulevard in Corolla. Whether you’re in the mood for a beachy casual atmosphere or formally dressed, Mike Dianna’s Grill Room melds to all tastes.
You can enjoy tasty seafood dishes like crab cakes, local tuna, wahoo, and you can even choose from a kid’s menu if you’re looking for a family-friendly restaurant.
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