Duck’s Cottage Coffee Shop | Duck, NC

Get your morning java fix at Duck’s Cottage coffee shop, located at the Waterfront Shops in Duck, NC, specializing in books, lattes, and pastries. Find out more about them, other fine restaurants, and all you need to know to enjoy your stay on the Outer Banks at CarolinaDesigns.com.|{
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Duck’s Cottage Coffee Shop

Duck’s Cottage Coffee Shop

1240 Duck Rd
Duck, NC 27949
252-261-5510
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Bookstore meets coffee shop in this restored 1920’s hunting cabin at the Waterfront Shops in Duck. Duck’s Cottage has been serving up delicious coffee drinks to caffeine-hungry visitors since 2002. Their Coconut Crunch blend is a best seller – grab a cup and enjoy it on one of the rocking chairs on their shady front porch. You can also often find unique fiction and historical books about the Outer Banks (for both adults and kids), and local authors offer book signings here.

Cravings Restaurant | Duck, NC

Enjoy live tunes and the best crab cake sandwich on the OBX at Coastal Cravings in Duck, NC. Their seasonal back bar is family friendly. Find out more about them, other fine restaurants, and all you need to know to enjoy your stay on the Outer Banks at CarolinaDesigns.com.|{
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Coastal Cravings

Coastal Cravings

1209 Duck Rd
Duck, NC 27949
252-480-0032
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Don’t be thrown off by the fact that this Duck restaurant is attached to the town’s only gas station – Cravings is a gem. The crab cake sandwich is out of this world, and the BrieLT is a Carolina Designs staff favorite. In the summer, you can enjoy live music here almost every night. Locals and visitors have really been enjoying the outdoor Tap Shack, a spacious back yard with a bar, music stage, plenty of cozy seating, and a plethora of outdoor games.

Country Deli | Kill Devil Hills, NC

For fresh-made sandwiches to take to the beach, visit Country Deli in Nags Head, a deli that has been serving delicious eats for over 20 years. Find out more about them, other fine restaurants, and all you need to know to enjoy your stay on the Outer Banks at CarolinaDesigns.com.|{
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Country Deli

Country Deli

1900 S Croatan Hwy,
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27959
252-441-5684
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Satisfy your sandwich craving at Country Deli, which has been serving up unreal Reubens, cheesesteaks, and so much more for almost 20 years. They’ve got a large menu, and they’re not afraid to pile it on, which means you won’t leave hungry. Their newer location on the bypass in Nags Head means more seating and quicker service. Some would argue this is the best sandwich shop on the beach!

Colington Cafe | Kill Devil Hills, NC

Tucked away in Kill Devil Hills, Colington Cafe is a welcoming French restaurant in a restored Victorian home, with upscale dining an extensive wine list. Find out more about them, other fine restaurants, and all you need to know to enjoy your stay on the Outer Banks at CarolinaDesigns.com.|{
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Colington Cafe

Colington Cafe

1029 Colington Rd
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
252-480-1123
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Although this French-inspired restaurant is somewhat off the beaten path, it’s definitely worth meandering down Colington Road to visit. Set amid shady live oaks, Colington Cafe is set in a beautifully maintained Victorian-style home, which immediately makes guests feel welcome. Tables are nestled throughout the rooms of the restaurant, and friendly, knowledgeable service is the norm here. There’s also an amazing wine list – reservations are recommended.

Chilli Pepper’s Coastal Grill | Kill Devil Hills, NC

Burgers and seafood are the highlights at Chilli Pepper's, a family owned restaurant in Kill Devil Hills with lunch, dinner, late night bar, and Sunday brunch. Find out more about them, other fine restaurants, and all you need to know to enjoy your stay on the Outer Banks at CarolinaDesigns.com.|{
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Chilli Peppers Coastal Grill

Chilli Peppers Coastal Grill

3001 N Croatan Hwy
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
252-441-8081
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Located on the bypass (the OBX’s main drag) in Kill Devil Hills, this centrally located restaurant specializes in food with a southwestern twist, as well as burgers and seafood. There’s a steam bar serving up shrimp and crab legs, an extensive list of flavored margaritas. Stop by on Sundays to get your brunch fix from 10:00-3:00, or check it out on the weekends to enjoy live music and a late-night atmosphere.

Cafe Lachine | Nags Head, NC

A must-visit French cafe in Nags Head, Cafe Lachine offers delicious breakfast, lunch, and pastry options – it’s clear that their food is made with love. Find out more about them, other fine restaurants, and all you need to know to enjoy your stay on the Outer Banks at CarolinaDesigns.com.|{
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Cafe Lachine

Cafe Lachine

5000 S Croatan Hwy N
Nags Head, NC 27959
252-715-2550
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This unassuming breakfast and lunch spot may look like a hole in the wall – but inside, it’s anything but ordinary. Serving sandwiches on fresh-baked bread, homemade soups, delicious breakfast, and some of the best pastries and sweet treats on the beach, you’ll leave here feeling satiated and happy. Their service is warm and friendly, and they also offer personal chef and catering services.

Outer Banks Brewing Station | Kill Devil Hills, NC

Visit the Outer Bank’s most well-known brewery, the Outer Banks Brewing Station in Kill Devil Hills, which specializes in beer and elevated bar food. Find out more about them, other fine restaurants, and all you need to know to enjoy your stay on the Outer Banks at CarolinaDesigns.com.|{
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Outer Banks Brewing Station

Outer Banks Brewing Station

600 S Croatan Hwy
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
252-449-2739
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With a wind turbine marking its central Kill Devil Hills location, and the look of an original lifesaving station, The Brew Station stands out. This large restaurant serves up elevated pub food and amazing desserts, as well as their own beers that they brew on site! The Lemongrass Wheat is refreshing for a hot summer day – enjoy it outside in the spacious backyard, which has a playground and is a great spot for the kids to run around.

The Bonzer Shack Restaurant | Kill Devil Hills, NC

A laid-back beach bar in Kill Devil Hills, the Bonzer Shack offers lunch, dinner, late night entertainment, and a large outdoor bar, often featuring live music. Find out more about them, other fine restaurants, and all you need to know to enjoy your stay on the Outer Banks at CarolinaDesigns.com.|{
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The Bonzer Shack

The Bonzer Shack

1200 S Virginia Dare Trail
Kill Devil Hills, NC 2794
252-480-1010
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Inspired by island living, the Bonzer Shack is a casual lunch, dinner, and late-night bar spot known for its large side yard that features outdoor seating and corn hole. Fried plantains, bacon-wrapped shrimp, fish tacos, and fried green tomatoes are menu staples. Looking to go out on the town? Bonzer’s got you covered – some great bands come through here, and the bar is open late seasonally and on weekends.

Blue Moon Beach Grill | Nags Head, NC

Serving some of the most delicious, unique dishes on the beach, it's no wonder that Blue Moon Beach Grill in Nags Head is a fan favorite. Find out more about them, other fine restaurants, and all you need to know to enjoy your stay on the Outer Banks at CarolinaDesigns.com.|{
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Blue Moon Beach Grill

Blue Moon Beach Grill

4104 S Virginia Dare Trail #16
Nags Head, NC 27959
252-261-2583
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This Nags Head treasure is not to be missed! Serving creative cuisine for lunch and dinner, Blue Moon is a popular local spot featuring favorites like shrimp and grits, bouillabaisse, and crab cakes. Although there’s often a wait, it’s for good reason. Blue Moon serves up “southern comfort food with a creative twist” – plus, they’ve got a great list of craft beers for the brew-lovers in your group.

Basnight’s Lone Cedar Cafe | Nags Head, NC

For classic Outer Banks seafood, friendly service, and some of the best views around, visit Basnight’s Lone Cedar Cafe on the causeway in Nags Head. Find out more about them, other fine restaurants, and all you need to know to enjoy your stay on the Outer Banks at CarolinaDesigns.com.|{
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Basnight’s Lone Cedar Cafe

Basnight’s Lone Cedar Cafe

7623 S Virginia Dare Trail
Nags Head, NC 27959
252-441-5405
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Located on the causeway that connects Nags Head to Roanoke Island, this Outer Banks institution offers a top-notch waterfront dining experience. If you’re looking for fresh local seafood, Basnight’s is the spot. The menu here offers good portions of fish, clams, oysters, crab, and shrimp, and wall-to-wall windows showcase amazing views over the sound.