Art's Place on the Beach Road in Kitty Hawk. Where the locals go.

Now that the North Carolina Brunch Bill has passed and all of the towns of Dare County can serve a bloody Mary with a Sunday morning meal, it seems like a disservice not to talk about some of the places to go on the Outer Banks for a Sunday Brunch.

There are so many restaurants that serve Sunday brunch locally we can’t possibly list them all, so we picked three kind of at random, except we have been there and like them. But remember, this is by no means a complete list.

Basnight’s Lone Cedar Cafe

Nags Head/Manteo Causeway

7623 S. Virginia Dare Trail

Nags Head


A little bit fancier than some of the other places, but the food is really down to earth and very well-prepared. Basnight's Lone Cedar Cafe has a reputation for serving the freshest and best local ingredients around. The biscuits are amazing and the grits always perfection.

Located on the Causeway between Nags Head and Manteo, the dining room features a beautiful view of Roanoke Sound looking south. 

The Saltbox Café

1469 Colington Road

 Kill Devil Hills


Off the beaten track on the road to Colington, from the outside the Saltbox Cafe doesn’t look all that impressive. But the food Randolph and Amanda Sprinkle create is art—but done in a very casual, relaxed atmosphere.

This is definitely a jeans and shorts kind of a place, but be ready for some for culinary perfection. And be sure to take advantage of the desserts—Amanda is a classically trained dessert chef.

Art’s Place

4624 N Virginia Dare Trail

 Kitty Hawk

Phone: 252-261-3233

Art’s Place is where the locals go. Nothing fancy just really good food and a lot of it. Sausage and gravy is about as southern as it gets and the Monte Cristo is a combination of a couple of mealtime ideas—French toast stuffed with ham, Swiss cheese and 

For an al Fresco experience, take brunch to the upper deck that was built on top of the restaurant last year. Enjoy the sea breeze and sip a screwdriver.