Treehouse Coffee Shop | Duck, NC

Treehouse Coffee Shop

Treehouse Coffee Shop

1177 Duck Rd,
Duck, NC 27949
252-722-3606
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Nestled in the Scarborough Faire shops in Duck, Tree House knows their coffee. Their super friendly staff is proficient in making high caliber drinks without any pretentious vibes. They also how to whip up some of the best biscuits and breakfast burritos we’ve ever had, which they serve alongside healthier options like acai bowls and yogurt with granola. It’s a great spot to get your caffeine fix in Duck, and although it does get busy in the summer, it’s totally worth the wait.

Steamers Restaurant | Southern Shores, NC

Steamers Restaurant

Steamers Restaurant

1 Ocean Blvd #115,
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
252-261-0224
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This sleek restaurant in the heart of Southern Shores specializes in seafood and catch of the day. Attentive service and ambiance set this place apart. Pick up a Steamer Pot To-Go, which makes for an easy vacation meal stacked with lobster, crab, clams, mussels, potatoes, and corn – you can’t go wrong!

Southern Shores Pizza | Southern Shores, NC

Southern Shores Pizza

Southern Shores Pizza

1 Ocean Blvd,
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
252-715-3940
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Dine in or order out at this awesome pizza shop specializing in hand tossed, brick oven pizza. They also offer mouth watering wings and one heck of a cheese steak – we’ve heard it’s the best on the beach. With free delivery to Duck, Southern Shores, and Kitty Hawk, it’s easy to snag an quick dinner for a large group.

Roadside Bar & Grill | Duck, NC

Roadside Bar & Grill

Roadside Bar & Grill

1193 Duck Rd,
Duck, NC 27949
252-261-5729
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We LOVE the Roadside here at Carolina Designs! It’s often our go-to spot for take out or having lunch. Offering both lunch and dinner, the menu at Roadside is seafood-centric and fresh, and the vibe is welcoming and friendly. You definitely have to check out the Backbar, their eclectic outdoor bar area with tons of seating, outdoor games, a music stage, movie-style popcorn maker, and so much more.

Red Sky Cafe | Duck, NC

Red Sky Cafe

Red Sky Cafe

1197 Duck Rd,
Duck, NC 27949
252-261-8646
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Our neighbors at Red Sky Cafe are whipping up imaginative, eclectic cuisine with a focus on flavor. Owner Wes Stepp has been a chef on the Outer Banks for over 25 years, and his dishes reflect the best aspects of what the area has to offer, including seafood, steaks, and burgers. Red Sky also offers an in-home chef service for large groups, so they can bring the meal to you, right in the comfort of your rental home.

Front Porch Cafe | Nags Head, NC

Front Porch Cafe

Front Porch Cafe

2515 S Croatan Hwy,
Nags Head, NC 27959
252-480-6616
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With three locations, this local Outer Banks coffee roaster is a great place to grab some coffee and stock up on your beans for the week. Friendly baristas whip up delicious drinks, and there’s a nice selection of bagels and baked goods. Check out the pottery painting studio attached to their Kill Devil Hills location for a fun family friendly activity!

Food Dudes Kitchen | Kill Devil Hills, NC

Food Dudes Kitchen

Food Dudes Kitchen

1216 S Virginia Dare Trail,
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
252-441-7994
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Small restaurant, big flavors! Food Dudes offers “quality food from laid back dudes.” Caribbean and Mexican flavors are incorporated in to their eclectic, imaginative menu of tasty taco dishes, burritos, wraps, and unique entrees. The cornmeal fried mahi-mahi wrap and shrimp enchiladas are staff favorites.

Fish Heads Bar & Grill | Nags Head, NC

Fish Heads Bar & Grill

Fish Heads Bar & Grill

8901 S. Old Oregon Inlet Rd.,
Nags Head, NC 27959
252-441-5740
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Located on the Outer Bank’s Fishing Pier at Milepost 18.5, Fish Heads is a destination worth checking out. The vibe is happy and casual – how could you be bummed out drinking a beer while simultaneously enjoying one of the best ocean views around? This place is busy in the summer, but for good reason. Live tunes and a menu of burgers, tuna bites, steamed shrimp, and other casual costal fare keep locals and visitors coming back!

Duck Donuts | Duck, NC

Duck Donuts

Duck Donuts

1190 Duck Rd
Duck, NC 27949
252-480-3304
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Vacation is all about that “treat yourself” mentality, right? With four locations on the Outer Banks and more than 100 nationwide (side note: Duck was their first shop location), it’s clear that Duck Donuts has been successfully satisfying sweet cravings since it first opened in 2006. Fresh baked donuts can be customized with your choice of toppings. Maple bacon? Sure! Chocolate coconut? Yep! You dream it, they make it happen.

Duck Deli | Duck, NC

Duck Deli

Duck Deli

1223 Duck Rd
Duck, NC 27949
252-261-3354
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Breakfast and BBQ are the heavy hitters at this down-home Duck institution, which opened in 1987 and continues to operate as a third-generation family restaurant. If you’re in the mood for classic Carolina pulled pork with hush puppies and slaw, this is your spot. It’s also one of the only breakfast spots in the village of Duck, offering up homestyle eats in a casual setting.