The second of this blog series, this vacation focuses on all the foodie, grub-loving folks visiting our sandbar looking for the best of the beach to tingle their taste-buds. We’ve laid out exactly where you need to get your dining on at with optimal time for each one. If your mouth is watering by the end of this, there’s just no hope for you in our culinary haven. Here’s a look at what your Outer Banks vacation could look like, with extremely happy tummies.

If you want to plan your trip around one of the Outer Banks’ many food festivals, here’s our top picks for you:

Taste Of The Beach

Outer Banks Seafood Festival 

Duck Wine Festival


Day One: Duck


The Lifesaving Station– Kick off this food lover’s paradise with a trip to some of the best breakfast in Duck.

What to get: the Eggs Sanderling, a play on the classic Eggs Benedict with lump crab meat and a light mustard sauce.


The Blue Point– After strolling through the Waterfront Shops, stop here for a mid-day bite.

What to get: their crab cake, in any form. One of the best on the beach, you don’t want to miss this seafood specialty.


Kimball’s Kitchen– If you’re looking for an amazing meal and one of the most amazing views of the sunset in the OBX this is your dinner stop.

What to get: the Kimball’s oysters appetizer, Caesar salad, followed by the Lobster Ravioli and Tomahawk veal chop. Pairs perfectly with the Reverdy Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc or the Frank Family Napa Valley Cabernet.

*Kimball’s Kitchen is the only place on the Outer Banks serving Certified Angus Beef!


Day Two: Corolla


Lighthouse Bagels & Deli– This is standing room only unless you snag an outdoor table, but it’s so worth it.

What to get: any breakfast sandwich, they are all killer. Fresh NY style bagels are the staple here and we love their fresh fruit smoothies.


Corolla Village BBQ – Locals LOVE this favorite stop for so many reasons, which you may not stop in from just the looks of it. Try this little beach shack for melt-in-your-mouth NC barbecue.

What to get: the Carolina pork barbecue sandwich.


Urban Kitchen– An incomparable experience. Just go, no explanations necessary. Their menu changes as much as our weather, so prepare yourself to get your server’s recommendations. Their cocktails are a do-not-miss.


Day Three: Southern Beaches


Chili Pepper’s Coastal Grill– What’s most fabulous about brunch here? Their DIY Bloody Mary bar.

What to get: any of their yummy omelets.


Blue Moon Beach Grill– This stop is one you really don’t want to miss. A coastal kitchen with gourmet menus.

What to get: the shrimp and grits, ask for the egg on top!


Josephine’s Sicilian Kitchen– Another local favorite, you may not know whether you are in the OBX or Italy when you’re dining her.

What to get: their menu changes weekly but their handmade pastas are absolutely heavenly.

*Stop at Trio’s Wine Bar for an amazing selection of wines by the glass with artisanal cheeses.


Check out the menus and other information here for any above mentioned restaurants!

The Lifesaving Station | The Blue Point | Kimball’s Kitchen

Lighthouse Bagels & Deli | Corolla Village BBQ | Urban Kitchen

Chili Pepper’s Coastal Grill | Blue Moon Beach Grill

Josephine’s Sicilian Kitchen | Trio’s Wine Bar

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