Tullio’s Bakery | Duck, NC

Tullio’s Bakery

Tullio’s Bakery

1187 Duck Road
Duck, NC 27949
252-261-7112
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Located right in the center of town, Tullio’s is a well-established Italian bakery with a reputation for whipping up some of the best pastries on the beach. If you’re celebrating an event or a birthday while you’re on vacation, Tullio’s is your spot for a specialty cake (we’re partial to the double chocolate). Fun fact from their website: they bake 420 lbs of custom cakes every week in the summer! In addition to cakes, you can find freshly baked breads, cookies, cupcakes, donuts, croissants, and pies.

Nags Head Pizza Co | Nags Head, NC

Nags Head Pizza Co

Nags Head Pizza Co

7531 S Va Dare Trail
Nags Head, NC 27959
252-715-3455
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Serving up a fresh twist on your neighborhood pizza join, Nags Head Pizza Co is proving to be THE spot for one of the best pies on the beach. With two locations (Nags Head Causeway and their newer restaurant in Kitty Hawk), they’ve got creative dishes that everyone in your group will love. Their pizzas are to die for, and they’re conscious about all dietary restrictions. Gluten free pies, vegan pies, and unique salads all grace the menu. Order take out for your vacation if you’re not up for cooking one night!

Ashley’s Espresso Parlour | Kill Devil Hills, NC

Ashley’s Espresso Parlour

Ashley’s Espresso Parlour

100 E Helga St,
Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948
252-715-3430
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Ashley’s Espresso Parlour is a laid-back KDH coffee shop that serves up some seriously kickin’ coffee, roasted by the same owners under the name All Time Roasting. Owners Ashely and Eric have been in the coffee biz for quite some time, and it shows! Stop by for your vacation caffeine fix, enjoy the cozy atmosphere, and snag some locally roasted beans as an alternative to the standard OBX tee. This spot also serves pastries and snacks for a quick breakfast on the go.

Landing Grill at Wanchese Marina | Wanchese, NC

The Landing Grill at Wanchese Marina

The Landing Grill at Wanchese Marina

4457 Mill Landing Rd,
Wanchese, NC 27981
252-423-3157
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Looking for an escape from the hustle and bustle of the beach? Check out the Landing Grill at the Wanchese Marina on Roanoke Island, easily accessible from Nags Head. Wanchese is famous for its fishing culture – wether you are looking for a great breakfast, a quick bite for lunch, pizza, or something to go, Landing Grill has you covered. Looking for some of the freshest seafood available? You will not find anything fresher than here in Wanchese, since all of the Outer Banks fish houses are located here. Visit the Steam Bar overlooking our gorgeous harbor – kick back and relax, enjoy a cold beer, a glass of wine, or a glass of good ol fashioned sweet tea. Take a stroll out on the docks every afternoon and watch the charter boats come in with their catch. Be sure to plan an evening at the Steam Bar for some of the most incredible sunsets you will ever see.

Owens’ Restaurant | Nags Head, NC

Owens’ Restaurant

Owens’ Restaurant

7114 S Virginia Dare Trail,
Nags Head, NC 27959
252-441-7309
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Owens’ is defined by Outer Banks tradition — the restaurant is the oldest in North Carolina that has been in the same location and owned by the same family since it opened in 1946! They are known for their great seafood (with as much sourced locally as possible) and generous portions. Call ahead for groups of 5 or more. Photo courtesy of Owens’ Restaurant Facebook Page.

The Spot | Nags Head, NC

The Spot

The Spot

2805 S Croatan Hwy
Nags Head, NC 27927
252-453-4000
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Looking to beat the heat with a healthy snack? The Spot is the SPOT for fresh fruit smoothies, açaí bowls, and other tasty treats. Our favorite is the “Avalon Bowl” with banana, strawberry, blueberries, honey, granola, and coconut. Located on the bypass in Nags Head, it’s a great post-beach stop to cool down.

Surfin Spoon’ | Nags Head, NC

Surfin’ Spoon Frozen Yogurt Bar

Surfin Spoon Frozen Yogurt Bar

2408 S Virginia Dare Trail
Nags Head, NC 27959
252-441-7873
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Former pro surfer Jesse Hines and his radical wife Whitney are the friendly owners of this beloved Outer Banks fro-yo hangout. Located on the Beach Road in Nags Head, Surfin Spoon is sweet, inside and out! The cute one story bungalow houses around ten rotating flavors of yogurt with all the toppings you could dream up, as well as the tastiest homemade ice cream sandwiches in town.

Morning View Coffee House | Nags Head, NC

Morning View Coffee House

Morning View Coffee House

2707 S Croatan Hwy
Nags Head, NC 27959
252-441-4474
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Serving up lattes, cappuccinos, teas, and delicious bakery treats, Morning View Coffee House is a cozy spot for your morning cup of joe. They roast their beans in-house, so the place smells amazing. Local surf art on the walls creates a relaxed ambiance, and the staff is always friendly and smiling! Grab a bag of beans to go for a unique Outer Banks souvenir.

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.

Masala Bay | Point Harbor, NC

Masala Bay

Masala Bay

9175 Caratoke Hwy,
Point Harbor, NC 27964
252-423-3177
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There may be no finer place to dine waterside on the Outer Banks than Masala Bay Grill, an Indian restaurant with stellar views located just across the Wright Memorial Bridge in Point Harbor, less than 10 minutes from Southern Shores. Flavorful, fresh dishes, many focused on vegetables, or cooked in a tandoori oven, are staples of the menu. The fare is derivative of north Indian cuisine, and includes perfectly spiced curries, vindaloo, and biriyani. Overlooking the Currituck sound, the dining room offers unbeatable panoramic views. Or, sit outside on the water for an al fresco dining experience.