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 at a fine-dining restaurant, the diverse selection of dining options make it easy to curb your appetite. 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 for even more great dining options and more! 

Sand dunes and grass swaying in the breeze on an outer banks beach

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

delicious pan of mussels at a corolla restaurantCorolla Restaurants

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.

Dine in Corolla

woman ordering from a menu at a Duck restaurantDuck Restaurants

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.

Dine in Duck

delicious oysters on ice served with lemon at a nags head restaurantNags Head Restaurants

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.

Dine in Nags Head

Unwind with Craft Beer & Wine

OBX Breweries

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.

OBX Wineries

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. Make your home away from home a soundview 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!  

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