The Outer Banks offer many wonderful restaurants with a variety of choices when dining out. Restaurant business hours usually vary according to the season. Be sure to call ahead in the off season!
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Weeping Radish Farm Brewery (Jarvisburg) (252) 491-5205 Coming to the Outer Banks for a Summer Vacation? Stop by the Weeping Radish to pick up your fresh meats from our butcher shop, organically grown vegetables from our farm and brews on tap! Orders must be placed by Midnight of the Wed. prior to pick-up or delivery.
Make your Grilling a Healthy Choice!
Restaurants in Corolla
Metropolis Martini & Tapas (252) 453-6167
Metropolis is a great spot for an evening out at the beach if you want something different from a grill and bar atmosphere. This contemporary tapas and martini bar offers an environment as urban and chic as the name suggests. The chef describes the menu as American fusion, and they borrow exotic flavors of Asia. Metropolis has an extensive beer, wine and liquor menu.
The Pizza Guy (252) 453-9976
Pizza by the pie or slice or try our wings, subs, sandwiches, appetizers and salads. Delivery, take out and dine in available.
Bad Bean (252) 453-4380
The Bad Bean serves fresh and authentic flavors from Mexico in a family friendly relaxed atmosphere. Enjoy our homemade salsas, guacamole, fish tacos, or house margarita!
First Light Breakfast & Burgers (252) 453-4664
Breakfast served until 2pm. homemade biscuits, soups, salads, sandwiches, rotating Tapas menu, and mid-week brunch. Hand pattied burgers, homemade desserts and more!
Mike Diana’s Grill Room (252) 453-4336
We offer USDA prime beef, fresh fish, and extensive wine list, children’s menu, and more! Live music during summer season, reservations recommended.
Northbanks Restaurant & Raw Bar (252) 453-3344
Friendly faces in a casual setting serving you the freshest seafood available. Offering a full service bar, daily fish specials and live Maine lobsters. Open daily for lunch and dinner, take out available.
Route 12 Steak & Seafood (252) 453-4644
Route 12 is an upscale casual family dining experience, serving choice steaks, fresh seafood, pastas, chicken, duck and raw bar items. Great wine list, full ABC bar, and a great to go menu. Reservations recommended.
Steamers Shellfish to go (252) 453-3305
Featuring the original Steamer Pots To Go, homemade soups, salads, fresh fish, chicken, ribs and of course, steamed shellfish. Call ahead for takeout or dine on our waterfront deck.
Bacchus Wine & Cheese (252) 453-4333
Enjoy a great selection of fine wines, gourmet foods, imported cheeses, Angus Steaks, desserts, Boar’s head meats and famous sandwiches. Serving the area for over 16 years.
Corolla Brew Pub (252) 453-6638
Stop in and you will find great food, a full bar, wine and of course a vast selection of bottled and draft beers that include your locally brewed favorites. The menu features reasonably priced entrees of steak, chicken, pasta and seafood, along with your usual pub grub such as sandwiches, salads, fish ‘n chips and daily specials. All of this, plus a relaxing family-friendly atmosphere, makes the Corolla Brew Pub a fun place to go. They are open for lunch and dinner and can be found in the courtyard next to the movie theater.
Lighthouse Bagels (252) 453-9998
The premier breakfast and lunch place on the Outer Banks, serving fresh bagels, breads and baked goods.
Sun Dogs Sports Bar and Grille (252) 453-GAME
Corolla’s number one late night restaurant & bar with plenty of TVs and a new jumbo projection screen for the big games! Fully trained 5-diamond chefs on staff providing the best sports bar food available on the northern beaches.
Tomato Patch (252) 453-4500
A longtime Corolla favorite, Tomato Patch offers gourmet pizzas with a variety of standard and more unusual toppings (like salami, gyro meat, caramelized onion or grilled eggplant). The Tomato Patch also serves calzones, classic pasta dishes and fresh garden salads. Try a seafood basket, fish and chips or a po’ boy sandwich. It’s open for lunch, dinner and even late night. They have a fully stocked bar named Dr. Unks Oasis.
- Oceanfront Grille (252) 453-4748 This restaurant has been an exclusive amenity to the Corolla Light Community for 15 years and is NOW OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! Offering indoor or outdoor dining with gorgeous ocean views and amazing meals! Located on the Oceanfront upper pool deck by the Corolla Light Clubhouse.
Cosmos Pizza (252) 453-4666
Corolla’s best pizza! The whole family will love these homemade pies and subs. Made with the freshest meats, vegetables, sauces, dough, and cheese blends. We deliver!
Fat Crabs (252) 453-9931
If you’re looking to feed the whole family, try a seafood steamer pot to go. We say it’s like a party in a pot! Fat Crabs also specializes in NC barbecue and St. Louis style ribs. Homemade soup and a variety of homemade salads.
Nicolettas Italian Cafe (252) 453-4004
Italian fine dining at it’s best. Italy native, Pasquale Anzalone prepares homemade dishes like Lasagna Napolitano, Veal Parmigiana and Linguine Pescatore.
Northern Lights Bakery (252) 453-0201
Corolla’s premiere bakery featuring donuts, muffins, cookies, pastries, special occasion cakes, coffee and other treats prepared daily.
Corolla Pizza and Deli (252) 453-8592
A longtime locals’ favorite, Corolla Pizza and Deli is a take-out restaurant offering New York style pizza by the pie or slice. They also serve up delicious hot and cold subs, sandwiches, Philly cheese steaks and more. They offer free delivery after 5 p.m.; call for details. Open almost all year round for lunch and dinner, they can handle large orders with ease, so feeding the entire (extended) family is no problem!
Corolla Village BBQ (252) 457-0076
Locals sing the praises of the Carolina pork barbecue sandwiches served at this little restaurant that sits in the heart of old Corolla village. At meal times, the delicious smell of barbecuing pork, ribs and chicken lures customers from all over the village. This is a carry-out restaurant only, but there are a few picnic tables close by. You can also get soft-serve ice cream here, the perfect treat on a hot summer day.
Aqua S Restaurant (252) 261-9700
Aqua S Restaurant brings a new dimension of conscientiousness and well-being to Duck. Menu of healthy organic foods from sustainable farmers in the region. Their vision is to bring back the regional fare we’ve gotten away from and to infuse it with their creativity and passion for fine dining. The menu includes regional seafood and organic meats, vegetables, herbs and fruits. With about 80 seats, Aqua S is open for lunch and dinner and offers fabulous waterfront outdoor dining. There’s an emphasis on exceptional wine and creative martinis.
Baldies Burgers (252) 261-8090
Baldie’s is a walk-up window establishment that has become a locals’ favorite for its quick, delicious meals. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner Baldie’s can satisfy all day long. For breakfast they offer egg and meat-based sandwiches on biscuits, English muffins or Texas toast plus hash browns, corned beef hash and breakfast burritos. For lunch and dinner there are hamburgers, hot dogs, cheese steaks, fried fish sandwiches and seafood baskets plus onion rings and French fries. Hand-scooped ice cream is available in a great selection of flavors. Baldie’s offers outdoor seating at picnic tables.
The Blue Point (252) 261-8090
Recently expanded to nearly twice its original size, The Blue Point is lively, busy and fun, and it offers fantastic views of the Currituck Sound. The menus are creative, upscale Southern comfort food best describes it, and they change seasonally to reflect the fresh local and regional ingredients that are available. The dinner menu offers salads, soups, starters and entrees of seafood, beef, pork, duck and pasta. The wine list is extensive and well thought out to match the fare. Beer and a full bar are also available.
Coastal Provisions Deli (252) 480-0024
Coastal Provisions Market in Southern Shores is a great place to get high-quality groceries and prepared meals. So it stands to reason that this sister deli on the Duck waterfront is equally satisfying. The deli serves salads, soups, sandwiches, calzones and crab cakes along with beer, wine and frozen drinks. There’s not much seating in house, just a few bar stools, but the deck offers outdoor seating and a killer view of the sound and sunsets. In the summer, come here for live entertainment and a refreshing frozen daiquiri or margarita in the evenings.
Duck Deli (252) 261-3354
Duck Deli offers a departure from the standard Outer Banks seafood menus. Barbecue is the specialty of the house. They also make a range of sandwiches, soups and salads. Seafood is not big on the menu, though you can get a crab cake and some smoked fish to top off a Caesar salad. Duck Deli serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily in season. Everything is available for take-out.
Duck’s Cottage Coffee and Books (252) 261-5510
The front porch of this historic, cedar-shake cottage is a great place for watching the world go by. Featuring freshly roasted coffees, espresso drinks (hot or iced), herbal teas and chai lattes, biscotti, pastries and a variety of East Coast newspapers, Duck’s Cottage has your morning covered. Browse through the eclectic book selection and sample a page or two while relaxing in one of Duck’s oldest buildings.
Elizabeth’s Cafe and Winery (252) 261-6145
Elizabeth’s focuses on pairing incomparable wines with the perfect foods for the ultimate palate pleaser. This restaurant has won a list of awards so long it’s impossible to list them all here; the most impressive may be the “Best Fine Dining Wine Restaurant in the United States” for 2003 by Sante Magazine. Elizabeth’s offers two seating’s nightly for its six-course prix fixe wine dinners, or you can order a la carte items off the menu and make your own choices from the epic wine list. Reservations are recommended. You can also sample wine and champagne at the Wine Bar or taste wines in the Wine Shop.
Fishbones Raw Bar and Restaurant (252) 261-6991
A good place to gather your friends, Fishbones has a friendly, laid-back atmosphere that will have you lingering over a beer long after you’ve finished eating. Starters will get you going with favorites such as clams casino, wings, calamari, tuna bites and coconut shrimp. Then you can choose from amazing conch or clam chowders, salads, sandwiches, burgers, fried seafood baskets, seafood from the raw and steam bars, daily specials or entrees including fish, shellfish, beef, pasta and chicken. Many of the dishes here are Caribbean influenced. The bar area has TVs running for the people who are hanging out.
The Left Bank (252) 261-8419
The Outer Banks’ most refined dining experience is found at The Left Bank restaurant. The interior of the intimate, 60-seat restaurant features an exhibition kitchen and sophisticated decor. Pairing food and wine is the highlight of the dining experience at The Left Bank. Dinner features contemporary preparations of seafood, beef, lamb, lobster, caviar and truffles. Reservations are recommended.
Pizzazz Pizza (252) 261-8822
Pizzazz is a pizza favorite on the Outer Banks. They’ve been around since 1986 because they make consistently great pizza with generous toppings and the service is friendly. Choose from gourmet menu creations or stick with the traditional. Pizzazz also makes hot subs, salads and wings. You can eat in for lunch or dinner or have your pizza delivered anywhere from Southern Shores to Sanderling. Call for off-season hours.
Red Sky Cafe (252) 261-8646
Red Sky is an inviting cafe with a creative menu of contemporary coastal cuisine. Beyond the wood-fired oven, the kitchen prepares seafood, pasta and chicken creations plus sandwiches, salads, soups, appetizers, house-baked bread and desserts. The daily specials are always worth trying. Red Sky Cafe offers full meals to go, and they also have a “Chefs on Call” service in which a chef will come to your home to cook.
- Sunset Grille and Raw Bar (252) 261-3901
This restaurant comes by its name honestly. It’s on the Currituck Sound, perfectly oriented to those nightly sunset shows. To better enjoy the sinking sun, you can dine outdoors on the huge waterfront deck if you choose. The lunch and dinner menus are focused on seafood, with many Key West and Caribbean-inspired dishes. Raw and steamed seafood, salads, chowders, a variety of appetizers, lunch entrees, burgers, sandwiches and dinner entrees of seafood, beef, chicken, pasta and ribs are available on the menu, along with tempting desserts. Sushi is served nightly. Sunset is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and later for the nightlife crowd.
The Roadside Bar & Grill (252) 261-5729
The Roadside’s cuisine is contemporary, and many dishes have a decided Southern influence. For example, shrimp and grits with red-eye gravy is a staple on the starter menu. Fresh seafood, of course, is a highlight here. You can order from the raw or steam bar, slurp up some fine clam chowder, sink your teeth into a fish sandwich or swoon over lobster stuffed with crabmeat. The menu changes often and with every season. A full-service bar is available
Kitty Hawk & Kill Devil Hills Restaurants
- Captain George’s (252) 480-6677
World Famous Seafood Buffet offering spacious dining in an upscale atmosphere. You will enjoy our Alaskan Snow Crab Legs, Steamed Shrimp, Sea Scallops, our signature Oysters Rockefeller, Prime Rib, Broiled Salmon, Mahi Mahi, BBQ Ribs, Fried Oysters…Homemade soups, salads and desserts. Visit our Just George’s Sports Bar and Grill with 28 flat screens and great menu in the perfect atmosphere! Open 364 days of the year (closed Christmas day). Early Bird special on Sundays 12:00-4:00 (excluding holidays). Located at 705 S. Croatan Hwy, Kill Devil Hills (mp 8.5 on the bypass).
- Argyles Restaurant (252) 261-7325 Argyles Restaurant and Piano Bar in Kitty Hawk is the Outer Banks top choice for fine dining,
weddings, catering, cakes, and more.
- Bad Bean Baja Grille (252) 261-1300 The Baja Grill is a full service restaurant with a friendly wait-staff and full
service bar. Sit back relax and let us serve you the best in Cali- Mex cusine.
- Black Pelican (252) 261-3171 Welcome to The Black Pelican, one of the Outer Banks' premier
restaurants. Enjoy panoramic ocean views from our dining rooms and outside deck.
Our unique building was constructed in 1874 and used as a United States
Lifesaving Station. The Black Pelican is full of character and rustic charm.
Walk through maritime history while savoring an unforgettable meal.
- Hurricane Mo's (252) 255-0215 A great, local's favorite, beach bar and grill! Be sure to visit during our
happiest hours... 3-5pm daily!
- Jimmy's Seafood Buffet (252) 261-4973 Our buffet has over 100 items. The only buffet on the Outer Banks serving Jumbo
Alaskan Crab Legs and Jumbo Steamed Shrimp!!!
- Kill Devil Grill (252) 449-8181 Vacationers come to the Kill Devil Grill for the freshest fish, expertly
prepared to order. Locals clamor for our zesty Backyard Wings and savory Cheese
Steak Eggrolls, while others on the Eastern Seaboard have been known to drive
over an hour for a slice of our award winning Key Lime Pie. Using locally
sourced ingredients, everything at The Kill Devil Grill is made fresh daily,
ensuring a delicious meal every time.
- Ocean Boulevard (252) 261-2546 OCean Boulevard is an American Bistro with a seasonal menu, a unique and comprehensive wine list and great martinis. We provice a global influence to regional foods sourced from the dock of Wanchese, the fields of Currituck and beyond.