Josephine’s Sicilian Kitchen | Kitty Hawk, NC

Josephine's Sicilian Kitchen
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Josephine’s Sicilian Kitchen

3701 N Croatan Hwy
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
252-261-2669
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To satisfy your craving for great Italian food while you’re on the Outer Banks, look no further than Josephine’s Sicilian Kitchen. Longtime experienced chef Josephine Caggese serves up mouthwatering pastas, bruschetta, arancini, lasagna, meatballs, and so much more at her cozy Kitty Hawk location. Whether you dine in or carry out, expect fresh, homemade, and authentic Italian dishes.

Hurricane Mo’s | Kitty Hawk, NC

Hurricane Mo’s Beachside Bar and Grill

Hurricane Mo’s Beachside Bar and Grill

120 East W Kitty Hawk Rd,
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
252-255-0215
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An Outer Banks classic, Hurricane Mo’s in Kitty Hawk has a laid-back island vibe with killer eats. Their happy hour could rival to be the best on the beach – you can eat your fill of shrimp and wings, and wash it down with a frosty beverage. If there’s a wait, their outdoor bar is elevated to showcase awesome views over the ocean. This restaurant is family friendly, offering something for everyone, but seafood lovers will especially love their menu. From their scallops with black beans and coconut rice, to their peel n eat shrimp, to their crab legs – everything tastes fresh and is served with love.

Black Pelican | Kitty Hawk, NC

The Black Pelican

The Black Pelican

3848 N Virginia Dare Trail
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
252-261-3171
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Serving up creative seafood dishes, steamers, wood-fired pizza, and juicy steaks, Black Pelican is a family-friendly restaurant that is the former home to a historic Kitty Hawk lifesaving station that was built in 1874. They are open for lunch and dinner year round and are located right on the Beach Road, across the street from the ocean. For a more casual dining experience, check out their shaded oceanfront deck which offers elevate views; it’s a great place to grab an afternoon drink and an app. Inside, there are two levels of dining seating and a wrap-around bar. Without reservations, there is often a wait, so it’s best to plan ahead.

Restaurants In Kitty Hawk, NC

Outer Banks Restaurants In Kitty Hawk, NC

Kitty Hawk, NC is home to some of the most classic and loved restaurants on the Outer Banks, many of which are located on the Beach Road right across from the ocean.

Josephine's Sicilian Kitchen
Josephine's Sicilian Kitchen
Hurricane Mo’s Beachside Bar and Grill
Hurricane Mo's
The Black Pelican
Black Pelican
Trio Wine Beer and Cheese
Trio Wine, Beer and Cheese Restaurant
Rundown Cafe
Rundown Cafe
Outer Bean Cafe
Outer Bean Cafe
Ocean Boulevard Bistro and Martini Bar
Ocean Boulevard Bistro and Martini Bar
John’s Drive In
John's Drive In Restaurant
High Cotton Barbeque
High Cotton BBQ Restaurant
Art’s Place Restaurant
Art's Place
Bad Bean Baja Grill
Bad Bean Baja Grill

Trio Wine, Beer and Cheese Restaurant | Kitty Hawk, NC

Trio Wine Beer and Cheese

Trio Wine Beer and Cheese

3708 N Croatan Hwy,
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
252-261-0277
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This spacious bistro offers both retail and dine-in space. It also has the one of the largest selection of wine and beer on the Outer Banks – you could get lost in the aisles of craft beer and international vinos, but don’t worry, their knowledgable staff is there to help you find exactly what you need. Cozy up to the bar to ponder which of their seemingly endless list of draft beers to try next, and pair it with a cheese board or panini.

Rundown Cafe | Kitty Hawk, NC

Rundown Cafe

Rundown Cafe

5218 Virginia Dare Trail,
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
252-722-3606
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Caribbean flavors are the name of the game at Rundown, which offers casual family dining with a unique twist. For over 20 years, Rundown’s location in Kitty Hawk has been welcoming visitors with colorful decor and varied menu of poke, coconut shrimp, noodle bowls, ginger chicken, and so much more. Visit the Tsunami bar upstairs, which overlooks the classic beach road an on towards the ocean, and serves up island inspired cocktails in a fun outdoor setting.

Outer Bean Cafe | Kitty Hawk, NC

Outer Bean Cafe

Outer Bean Cafe

3701 N Croatan Hwy,
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
252-261-6000
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Part coffee shop, part juice bar, part mediterranean cafe – this Kill Devil Hills cafe serves up healthy beverages and nutrition-packed breakfast and lunch. A casual, welcoming vibe greets you from the moment you walk in the door. The coffee is fresh, the smoothies are delicious, and there are vegetarian and vegan options available, which isn’t very common on the Outer Banks. Outer Bean is a great antidote to all the fried seafood you’ve had on vacation, and the food is obviously made with love.

Ocean Boulevard Bistro and Martini Bar | Kitty Hawk, NC

Ocean Boulevard Bistro and Martini Bar

Ocean Boulevard Bistro and Martini Bar

4700 N Virginia Dare Trail,
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
252-261-2546
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Known for their creative cocktails and extensive selection of 250+ wines, Ocean Blvd is ideal for date night or smaller groups (although they do have ocean view semi-private dining upstairs, reservations highly recommended). Their menu offers a refined selection of plates using local, quality ingredients. An outdoor patio offers a separate casual bar menu, and there’s often live music in the summertime. Since they are located right across the beach from the ocean, you can enjoy warm sea breezes, great food, and awesome music all at the same time!

John’s Drive In Restaurant | Kitty Hawk, NC

John’s Drive In

John’s Drive In

3716 N Virginia Dare Trail,
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
252-261-6227
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Nothing says classic Outer Banks like a visit to John’s Drive In, a small order-at-the-counter spot with thick milkshakes, awesome friend seafood, and a whole lotta heart. Show up salty and barefoot after a long day of beach lounging, order one of their famous dolphin boats (mahi), and post up on one of their outdoor picnic tables.

High Cotton BBQ Restaurant | Kitty Hawk, NC

High Cotton Barbeque

High Cotton Barbeque

5230 N Virginia Dare Trail,
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
252-255-2275
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Authentic Eastern NC BBQ and Texas-style brisket are highlights at High Cotton, a casual eatery in Kitty Hawk. Looking for an easy spot to grab take-out for a large group? High Cotton’s a great place to feed a crew at a reasonable price – BBQ chicken, pulled pork, mac n cheese, and corn bread are just some of the Southern staples they serve up.