33. Delightful & Unique Dining

chicken-lo-mein-1From the finest steak available anywhere in the world, fine dining with a twist, good old southern barbecue, or amazing international flavors you will find delightful & unique dining on the Outer Banks. Happily, in recent years the variety of restaurants on the Outer Banks has grown significantly. With local chefs gaining acclaim through national television exposure and nationally known chefs looking for a beautiful home with access to the best fresh seafood, organic foods, and local produce you will now find some truly amazing culinary experiences right here.

Farm to table has become an important part of today’s restaurant fare. By happy coincidence the Outer Banks is located near a number of amazing North Carolina farms that bring our restaurants the finest locally grown seasonal produce. This has allowed local vegan and vegetarian restaurateurs to develop fascinating and delicious menus as well as allowing other fine dining establishments to provide the freshest cuisine.

poc shrimpOf course the Outer Banks is known for its seafood. Outer Banks Catch help’s promote our multi-generational community of commercial fishermen along with working to encourage sustainable fishing practices. Restaurants throughout the area are working to support this ideal. To truly experience this wonderful part of the OBX great dining experience be sure to ask if the establishment serves Outer Banks Catch.

North Carolina has an age-old argument over which barbecue is the best – dry rub or in a vinegar-base sauce. From Currituck to Ocracoke you’ll find great restaurants that might help you decide which is better, but it won’t be ease. You may just have to try them all!

Intimate restaurants with an international flare allow Outer Banks chefs to take advantage of local foods to provide intense culinary experiences. From bright and savory Asian delights, warm and lush vegetarian or vegan fare, or delectable Italian, Indian and Mediterranean flavors there is a restaurant ready to thrill your palate.

So, whether you are looking for seafood-loaded bouillabaisse, vegetarian delights, fresh spring rolls and pad Thai, or any number of other culinary fancies you can let your palate run wild while visiting the Outer Banks.

Chilli Peppers Coastal Grill – The Restaurant Where Food Knows No Geographical Boundaries. OBX Favorite Spot for Flavorful Cuisine. Hate Cooking on Vacation? Why Not Have Chilli Peppers Provide Take-Out for Your Whole Stay!  – 3001 N. Croatan Hwy, Kitty Hawk – (252) 441-8081

BBQ logo1Currituck BBQ Company –The Best in BBQ – Ribs, Brisket, Chicken & Homemade Desserts! Eat in, Take-out, Family Packs, & Catering. 4467 Caratoke Hwy. On Your Way to or from the OBX in Coinjock – (252) 453-6618


Fish Heads Bar & GrillFish Heads – Something for the Whole Family… Great Food, a Huge Draft Beer Selection, Live Music, and the Best View on the OBX! – Milepost 18.5, 8901 S. Old Oregon Inlet Rd., Nags Head – (252) 441-5740

Plaza Azteca – Amazing, delicious, and fresh Mexican dining at it’s finest. Founded by two gentlemen from Jalisco Mexico, Plaza Azteca is the home of classic flavors combined with a Tex Mex flair. Enjoy traditional favorites or try something new and different. Kids under 12 eat free on Mondays and don’t miss $1.00 tacos on Taco Tuesday! (252) 255-1060