Ella’s Olive | Duck, NC

With locations in Duck and Corolla, Ella’s Olive carries an abundance of olive oils, vinegar, gourmet foods, and more! Find out more about them, other bars and restaurants, and all you need to know to enjoy your stay on the OBX at CarolinaDesigns.com.

Ella's Olive Tasting Room

Ella’s Olive

1171 Duck Road
Duck, NC 27949
252-715-6548
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A truly unique, and enjoyable experience is what Ella’s Olive is about — that and the ability to add flavor to your everyday meal in a way you wouldn’t expect. Ella’s Olive has infused, extra virgin, and specialty olive oils, white and dark vinegar, BBQ sauces, salsas, jams, and more! The tasting room was curated from a belief that great tasting food didn’t have to be difficult to cook and enjoy. With the help from the knowledgeable staff at Ella’s Olive, you’ll find the perfect pairing for your next homemade meal. They have some pretty tasty looking recipes on their website too!

Fatboyz | Nags Head, NC

 

A popular Nags Head spot for over 20 years, Fatboyz has a fun and robust ice cream menu that will make you want to return again and again. Find out more about them, other bars and restaurants, and all you need to know to enjoy your stay on the OBX at CarolinaDesigns.com.

Fatboyz Ice Cream & Sweet Treats

Fatboyz Ice Cream & Sweet Treats

7208 S Virginia Dare Trail
Nags Head, NC 27959
252-441-6514
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A beach day isn’t complete until you grab a cold, sweet treat after coming off the water! Fatboyz is a one-stop ice cream shop on Beach Road in Nags Head — right across the road from Jennette’s Pier. They have a fun menu, with a lot of options to choose from! Soft-served, and hand-dipped ice cream, sundaes, ice cream sandwiches, waffle cone tacos, milkshakes, and more! Bring your furry friend along so they can enjoy a pup cup. Fatboyz often has a long line in the summer months, but don’t let it worry you, it moves pretty fast. Serving the Outer Banks for more than twenty years, they love seeing new and returning faces.

The Dunes | Nags Head, NC

Family-owned and operated, and a Nags Head tradition for over 30 years, The Dunes Restaurant & Bar proudly offers breakfast, lunch, dinner, a full-service bar, and a gift shop. Find out more about them, other bars and restaurants, and all you need to know to enjoy your stay on the OBX at CarolinaDesigns.com.

The Dunes Restaurant & Bar

The Dunes Restaurant & Bar

7013 S. Croatan Highway
Nags Head, NC 27959
252-441-1600
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Family-owned and operated for over 30 years, The Dunes is more than just a restaurant. The owners, Rufus and Roxie Pritchard, opened this family-oriented restaurant in 1983 and it’s been a popular Nags Head spot ever since. The Dunes Restaurant & Bar is the place for a belly-filling breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Along with the restaurant, they also have a full-service bar, and a little gift shop inside! The Dunes’ sister restaurant, Grits Grill, is located just a couple miles up the road and is also a place to get a yummy breakfast or lunch on the Outer Banks.

Freshfit Cafe | Nags Head, NC

 

With healthy food options, waterfront views, and friendly staff, Freshfit Café in Nags Head has all you could want from your breakfast and lunch spot. Find out more about them, other bars and restaurants, and all you need to know to enjoy your stay on the OBX at CarolinaDesigns.com.

Freshfit Cafe

Freshfit Cafe

7531 S. Virginia Dare Trail
Nags Head, NC 27959
252-715-6444
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Eating at a restaurant doesn’t always equal cheating your diet or counting out your healthy eating goals. Enter, Freshfit Café. Their main objective is to offer healthy and delicious meals that will help increase energy and reduce stress. Along with their nutrition-oriented breakfast and lunch menu, the waterfront café in Nags Head offers organic coffee, a juice bar, detox drinks, and smoothies! Whether you’re looking for a hearty meal to start your day, a fresh cup of Joe to sip on while you sit out by the water, or a lunch option that fits into your vegetarian or vegan lifestyle, Freshfit Café is the place to go.

Almost Heaven Bakery | Nags Head, NC

Whether you’re in need of a wedding cake, birthday cupcakes, or just craving a delicious pie, Almost Heaven Bakery has got you covered. Find out more about them, other bars and restaurants, and all you need to know to enjoy your stay on the OBX at CarolinaDesigns.com.

Almost Heaven Bakery

Almost Heaven Bakery

7531 S. Virginia Dare Trail
Nags Head, NC 27959
252-473-7065
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Cupcakes, cakes, pies… OH MY! Almost Heaven Bakery is the place to get your sweet tooth fix. The bakers of Almost Heaven Bakery are mother-daughter duo, Melinda and Chloe, and together they have a passion for spreading joy through their baking. Their bakery is located in Nags Head and offers all kinds of desserts for any occasion.  If you are planning a wedding on the Outer Banks, celebrating a birthday, or just looking to enjoy a tasty treat, be sure to check them out for your dessert needs.

Its All Gravy | Nags Head, NC

 

No matter what you pick off their menu of cold and hot sandwiches, pasta entrees, and salads, you’re sure to enjoy this classic Italian eatery. Find out more about them, other bars and restaurants, and all you need to know to enjoy your stay on the OBX at CarolinaDesigns.com.

Its All Gravy

Its All Gravy

6705 S. Croatan Highway
Nags Head, NC 27959
252-473-7326
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Craving a classic Italian meal while visiting the beach? Look no further than Its All Gravy, an Italian eatery in Nags Head. They offer an abundance of food options, including hot and cold sandwiches, pasta entrees, and salads. Believe us, you will not want to skip dessert when you dine with Its All Gravy. If you’re tired from a sun-filled beach day and don’t want to sit down at a restaurant, they offer easy and convenient take-out family style meals that serves 4-5 people. When a place is this loved by OBX locals and visitors, you know you can’t go wrong!

Grits Grill | Nags Head, NC

 

It doesn’t matter if you’re in the mood for breakfast or lunch (they serve both anytime), Grits Grill in Nags Head, NC is bound to have something on their menu for you. Find out more about them, other bars and restaurants, and all you need to know to enjoy your stay on the OBX at CarolinaDesigns.com.

Grits Grill

Grits Grill

5000 S Croatan Hwy
Nags Head, NC 27959
252-449-2888
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At the north corner of the Outer Banks Mall at milepost 14, Grits Grill is an old-fashioned style diner, and the place to get anything from southern grits to a “beach burger”. Whether you are in the mood for a club sandwich at 8 a.m. or french toast at 1 p.m., Grits Grill is the place to go. They serve breakfast and lunch anytime, offer to-go orders, and will even come on-site to cater for you and your group. Grits Grill’s sister restaurant, The Dunes, has been a Nags Head staple since the early 1980s and is located just a couple miles down the street.

Sam & Omie’s Restaurant | Nags Head, NC

Serving up breakfast, lunch, and dinner with a coastal vibe to boot, this local favorite in Nags Head, NC is one you won’t want to miss out on. Find out more about them, other bars and restaurants, and all you need to know to enjoy your stay on the OBX at CarolinaDesigns.com.

Sam & Omie's Restaurant

Sam & Omie’s Restaurant

7228 S Virginia Dare Trail
Nags Head, NC 27959
252-441-7366
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With a rich history of how it came to be the restaurant you see today, Sam & Omie’s has been a local go-to since 1937. You can expect a laid back, beach-inspired atmosphere while you enjoy breakfast, lunch, or dinner. In its early days, Sam & Omie’s was a place where you could stop to grab a bite to eat and book a charter fishing trip while you were at it. Located right across the street from Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head, this restaurant is deeply rooted in the local fishing community and as they say, “always has been and always will be a haven for fishermen of all kinds”.

Bernie’s Brother Tropical Grill and Bar

At Bernie’s Brother Tropical Grill and Bar in Corolla, NC, you can kick back on the outdoor patio or sit inside to enjoy a tasty selection of seafood, pizza, and pasta. Find out more about them, other bars and restaurants, and all you need to know to enjoy your stay on the OBX at CarolinaDesigns.com.

Bernie's Brother Tropical Grill and Bar
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Bernie’s Brother Tropical Grill and Bar

803 Albacore St
Corolla, NC 27927
252-453-4500
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As the name suggests, Bernie’s Brother Tropical Grill and Bar is the northern counterpart to popular Barefoot Bernie’s in Kitty Hawk. Located near the Whalehead community of Corolla, NC, Bernie’s Brother is a centrally located restaurant serving up tasty cuisine with a tropical flair. The menu features everything from crab dip, to blackened mahi sandwiches, to pizza – so there’s something for everyone! Kick back on the outdoor patio with a cold beer, or dine inside. 

Village Table and Tavern | Duck, NC

Village Table and Tavern in Duck, NC

Village Table and Tavern

1314 Duck Rd
Duck, NC 27949
252-715-1414
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A beautiful and spacious soundside eatery, Village Table and Tavern is located just north of Duck Village, adjacent to Nor’Banks Sailing in Carolina Dunes. The dining room features contemporary yet cozy decor, and panoramic views over the water. A wrap around deck is an amazing place to scope a sunset, and live music is often offered in the covered yard, a great place to lounge if you need to wait for a table. The menu is refined but not stuffy, and offers a wonderful mix of sandwiches, burgers, seafood, and salads.