The Best Restaurants in the Outer Banks
The culinary scene on the Outer Banks captures the Southern coastal charm of North Carolina’s barrier islands. From soulful seafood dinners to immaculately plated gourmet dishes, the diverse selection of dining options makes it easy to satisfy any craving! Keep in mind that many Outer Banks restaurants have reduced hours between October and February, so be sure to call ahead before making plans. Don’t forget to check out our complimentary Vacation Guide before your visit. This planning tool is filled with local insight into the best things to do on the Outer Banks, including even more dining options!
Due to the circumstances surrounding COVID-19, the restaurants listed below may be operating under adjusted hours or procedures. Please check each individual restaurant’s website for the latest information. Thank you for understanding!
Good Eats and Tasty Treats on the Outer Banks
“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” — Virginia Woolf
Maybe you’re craving a tasty Mexican dish. Perhaps you’re in the mood for pan-fried crab cakes or oysters on the half shell at a raw bar. Corolla’s impressive selection of restaurants ranges from family-friendly barbecue joints to romantic Italian establishments.
- La Dolce Vita
- North Banks Restaurant & Raw Bar
- Mike Dianna’s Grill Room
- Bernie’s Brother Tropical Grill & Bar
- Oceanfront Grille at Corolla Light
- & more!
Eat where the locals do at one of the best Duck restaurants. Listen to live music and take in ocean views at a restaurant on the water or enjoy the relaxed atmosphere of a quiet, casual dining room. Most importantly, treat your taste buds to some of the most delicious OBX food.
Chill beach grill vibes, Diners, Drive-Ins, & Dives-acclaimed, and farm-to-fork philosophies describe some of the best restaurants in Nags Head. Try something new at a Caribbean spot or stick to something classic like a Southern-fried seafood basket or cheeseburger.
- Blue Moon Beach Grill
- Miller’s Waterfront Restaurant
- Tale of the Whale
- Awful Arthur’s Oyster Bar
- & more!
Unwind with Craft Beer & Wine
There’s no better way to end a hot summer day than with a cold, crisp craft beer! During your visit, be sure to check out some of the best local breweries.
Relax and unwind with a fine glass of wine after a long day indulging in beach activities! Leave your kids with the grandparents for the day, and plan a romantic date to a local winery.
Stay Near All the Best Restaurants
Traveling with the entire family can make it difficult to find a place to eat. Rest assured that picky eaters and foodies alike can all find an Outer Banks restaurant to quell their hunger! Stay near all the best restaurants and attractions when you stay in a Paramount Destinations vacation rental!
Our homes adorn the barrier islands from Corolla and Duck down to Southern Shores and Nags Head. Make your home away from home a sound view property. Stay in a gorgeous house near a Rees Jones-designed golf course in The Currituck Club. Wherever you decide to stay, take pleasure in knowing that rental amenities, Paramount Perks, and easy check-out procedures will make your vacation one for the books!