1.  Kimball’s Kitchen

Our fine-dining restaurant on property at Sanderling Resort is our absolute favorite dinner in the Outer Banks. Open to the public from Tuesday-Saturday, this sound-side haven boasts a large collection of local oysters, impressive cuts for the grill, and a killer sunset view. For reservations call 252.261.8419

  1. The Lifesaving Station

Also located on property at Sanderling Resort, the historic Lifesaving Station is the best breakfast on the Outer Banks! Try the Chick’n & Waffles for a special treat, and bring along all your scurvy sailors for a family outing. Open to the public and welcomes large parties. For reservations call 252.449.6654

  1. The Paper Canoe

Showcasing a wood-fired oven for the best pizza you will get anywhere on the island, Paper Canoe is one of our absolute favorite spots for a good bite in Duck! You will never go wrong with the Chef’s Whim, changes nightly and always a treat! For reservations call 252.715.2220

  1. Josephine’s Sicilian Kitchen

Close your eyes, and you may find yourself believing you’re sitting in a café in the heart of Sicily- the amount of care and preparation that goes into every dish here is remarkable. This Italian oasis is small, but bursting with creativity and authenticity. Their menu changes often, and their staff’s recommendations are always spot on. For reservations call 252.261.2669

  1. Blue Pointe

With an amazing view over the sound, Blue Pointe is a perfect stop for a great lunch or dinner. Fresh seafood with a southern flair will send your taste buds flying, and located right in the Waterfront Shops make for easy shopping before or after an amazing meal. For reservations call 252.261.8090

  1. Lighthouse Bagels

An amazing stop on the way in Corolla, don’t miss this place on your way to see the wild horses! Fresh, house-made, New York style bagels are the best on the banks, so don’t forget to take some back home with you. There may be a line because it’s so popular, but it moves fast! Don’t miss this local favorite.

  1. Roadside Grill

The oldest home in Duck was converted into this must-see. Featuring great southern food and fresh seafood, you will find yourself feeling right at home in their casual atmosphere. With amazing soups, salads and sandwiches for lunch, and a variety of classic southern favorites for supper, this local favorite must be a stop on your vacation! For reservations call 252.261.5729

  1. JK’s

An awesome place for steak on the Outer Banks- live mesquite wood grill, USDA prime beef, in house butcher, farm ribs & chicken, local seafood and JK’s renowned “cowboy blend” dry rub seasoning. Check out their special wine selection and full bar as well!

  1. Rundown Café

Featuring dishes inspired from The Pacific Rim & Caribbean, this fun, family-friendly atmosphere will keep your taste buds surprised! We love all the flavors that come from this kitchen, you are sure to want to try everything on the menu!

10. Food Dudes

A local favorite in Nags Head, Food Dudes has some of the best dishes on the island! Don’t miss their brunch on Sundays- the Huevos Rancheros or Banana Pancakes are killer! Always featuring the local catch of the day, these guys know how to whip up an amazing Outer Banks meal!

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Oceanfront Luxury. Toes in the Sand. Romance. Natural Beauty. Casual Elegance.


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