Restaurants

Top Choice Mexican in Ocracoke Island

Eduardo's Taco Stand

There's a long list of tacos, burritos and fresh and spicy salsas at this little taco stand that could. If you're over fried clams and crab cakes, dishes such as prime-rib-eye tacos with salsa de xoconostle really h…
Top Choice Seafood in Outer Banks

Kill Devil Grill

Yowza, this place is good. It's also historic – the entrance is a 1939 diner that's listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Pub grub and seafood arrive with tasty flair, and portions are generous. Check …
Top Choice Seafood in Outer Banks

Blue Moon Beach Grill

Would it be wrong to write an ode to a side of french fries? Because Lord almighty, the lightly spiced fries at this casual hot spot are the stuff of sonnets and monologues. And we haven't even mentioned the BLT wit…
American in Outer Banks

Oceanas Bistro

A good-time local's haunt open year-round, Oceanas' bistro will win you over with friendly servers and a pretty damn excellent menu that includes an outstanding crab-cake sandwich and some insanely good-looking 'gri…
Breakfast in Ocracoke Island

Pony Island Restaurant

Filling local bellies with a wealth of American breakfast fare since 1959, Pony Island is the spot to start your morning on Ocracoke in season. Pancakes, eggs any style, French toast – there's nothing particularly i…
Seafood in Outer Banks

Tortugas' Lie

The interior isn't dressed to impress – surfboards, license plates – but who cares? The reliably good seafood, burritos and burgers go down well with the beer. And kids will be perfectly fine. Guy Fieri stopped by i…
Seafood in Outer Banks

John's Drive-In

A Kitty Hawk institution for perfectly fried baskets of mahimahi, to be eaten at outdoor picnic tables and washed down with one of hundreds of possible milkshake combinations. Some folks just come for the soft-serve…
Pub Food in Ocracoke Island

Howard's Pub

A big old wooden pub (newly renovated!) that's been an island tradition for beer and fried seafood since the 1850s. Good selection of local craft beer.
Seafood in Outer Banks

Breakwater Restaurant

This restaurant beside the sound has been serving food for nearly 30 years. Come here for steamed seafood, fresh fish and and big daddy crab cakes.