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 sensational taco stand. If you're over fried clams and crab cakes, dishes like prime rib-eye tacos with salsa de xoconostle (sour prickly pea…
Top Choice Seafood in Outer Banks

Kill Devil Grill

Yowza, this place is good. It's also historic – the entrance is a 1939 dining car that's listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Pub grub and seafood arrive with tasty flair, and portions are generous. C…
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 outstanding crab-cakes or mahi-mahi sandwiches and some insanely good…
Breakfast in Ocracoke Island

Pony Island Restaurant

Filling local bellies with a wealth of American breakfast fare since 1959, this is a classic American family-style breakfast spot. Order pancakes, eggs any style and French toast. The biscuits and gravy, fish cakes …
Pizza in Outer Banks

Slice Pizzeria

Excellent budget option for a quick bite, with a few inside tables. This casual independent fast-food joint serves NYC and Chicago-style pizza baked in a proper stone oven. The White Pizza comes with broccoli or spi…
International in Ocracoke Island

Dajio

Menu items change seasonally at this eatery combining local art with local produce. Ingredients are sourced from both coastal famers and the restaurant's own garden. International flavors include Korean-style shrimp…
American in Manteo

1587 Restaurant

Eat upscale, beautifully presented dishes in this waterside restaurant, hidden inside Tranquil House Inn. House chefs use herbs from the Inn’s gardens, Atlantic seafood and locally sourced meat, fowl and veggies. Se…
Seafood in Outer Banks

John's Drive-In

A Kitty Hawk institution for perfectly fried boats (trays) of shrimp or crab cakes, to be eaten at outdoor picnic tables and washed down with one of many possible milkshake combinations – like M&M, peanut butter…
Seafood in Outer Banks

Atlantic Coast Cafe

Solid and reasonably priced place to stop on your way through the Outer Banks. The dining room is clean, with simple white walls, wooden tables and outdoor seating, and has a laid-back vibe. Order hearty seafood bas…