Food With a View 2020

OBX Waterfront restaurants 2020

Outer Banks Waterfront Restaurants

Best Outer Banks Waterfront Restaurants – You come to the Outer Banks for many reasons. Not the least of which includes the beautiful views of both the ocean and the sounds. You’ll be pleased to find that many local seafood restaurants on the Outer Banks provide not only great cuisine but also breathtaking views of the water. What better way to enjoy delicious Outer Banks fare than alongside some of the most brilliant views on the island. Here’s a sampling of some of the waterfront restaurants that not only offer exquisite cuisine but also exquisite views. Seeing is believing! (listed from north to south)

Outer Banks Waterfront Restaurants

Oceanfront Grille

Watch the waves roll in off the Atlantic while you relax in a fun family atmosphere and enjoy great cuisine at The Oceanfront Grille. As the only oceanfront restaurant on the Currituck Outer Banks, The Oceanfront Grille offers a unique menu that pairs dinner entrees so you can sample generous portions of more than one of its tasty menu items. The only thing you’ll need to bring is a jacket for those cool ocean breezes. The Oceanfront Grille at the Corolla Light Resort will take care of the rest – even the view. Corolla.

Outer Banks Waterfront Restaurants – Corolla

Outer Banks Waterfront Restaurants

Paper Canoe

Soak up the tranquility of the Currituck Sound at Paper Canoe, a stunning Duck waterfront restaurant that features oversized windows to give guests a front row seat to the natural beauty around them. Warmly lit with natural light flowing in off the water, Paper Canoe offers a menu of fresh food prepared simply and with passion using ingredients from our own backyard. Choose from handmade pasta, locally caught Outer Banks seafood, and rustic wood oven specialties that change daily. Enjoy as you relax sound side at Paper Canoe. Duck.

Outer Banks Waterfront Restaurants – Duck

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The Village Table & Tavern

The Village Table & Tavern is Duck’s newest waterfront dining destination. From the team behind TRIO Restaurant & Market in Kitty Hawk, the Tavern offers a creative take on regional classics with international influences. We have something for everyone to enjoy, from inspired salads and sandwiches to expertly prepared seafood, steak & more!  In addition to our approachable menu for all ages, we serve local and imported craft beers and an exceptional selection of wines and creative craft cocktails. Duck.

Outer Banks Waterfront Restaurants – Duck

outer banks waterfront restaurants

Black Pelican Seafood Company

At Black Pelican Seafood Company, guests love the panoramic view of the Atlantic Ocean and the delightful ocean breezes while dining on the second-story dining room and deck overlooking the sand dunes. Located in the U.S. Lifesaving Station (built in 1874), the Black Pelican offers a menu that is sure to have something for everyone. Try a personal sized pizza straight from a wood-fired oven, or their delicious steak, and fresh seafood steamed to perfection. And don’t forget the scrumptious homemade desserts. Enjoy a relaxed atmosphere, great food, and a view that can’t be beaten. Kitty Hawk.

Outer Banks Waterfront Restaurants – Kitty Hawk

Awful Arthur's Oyster Bar

Awful Arthur’s Oyster Bar

Featuring the best seafood around, Awful Arthur’s Oyster Bar is the Outer Banks’ only authentic oyster bar, and is a favorite among locals and visitors alike. Voted one of the top oyster bars in the nation by Coastal Living magazine, this fixture on the Outer Banks restaurant scene is known not only for its famous oysters, but all of its fresh seafood that guests can watch being steamed right in front of them. Menu favorites also include scrumptious burgers, homemade pasta, and delicious sandwiches. At Awful Arthur’s, you will love being able to kick back and relax in one of the only ocean view lounges on the Outer Banks while you take in the amazing view, food, and service. It’s the perfect spot to sit back and enjoy a drink or cold beer. Kill Devil Hills.

Outer Banks Waterfront Restaurants – Kill Devil Hills

outer banks waterfront restaurants

Freshfit Cafe

Get your health food fix at Freshfit Café. The Outer Banks newest health-focused restaurant and juice bar. Located on the Nags Head-Manteo Causeway overlooking the Roanoke Sound. Enjoy a casual relaxed breakfast at this waterfront setting. Dine in or outside on the deck. Fresh is what we are all about, fresh mindful foods, fresh juice, fresh seafood, clean proteins, and fresh air. Our menu can accommodate special dietary needs or restrictions. Kids menu available. Nags Head.

Outer Banks Waterfront Restaurants – Nags Head

Miller's Waterfront Restaurant

Miller’s Waterfront

At Miller’s Waterfront Restaurant, you have plenty of options when it comes to where you want to enjoy your meal. Located on the beautiful Roanoke Sound, the view is always breathtaking – whether you choose to eat inside or out at the Waterfront Sunset Bar & Grill. Our popular menu features favorite seafood dishes such as fresh North Carolina flounder topped with jumbo lump crabmeat, traditional fried shrimp and oysters served with our famous tartar sauce. Upstairs in our beautiful open-air setting, the Waterfront menu offers smaller plates to share. No matter where you dine at Miller’s Waterfront Restaurant, you’ll always enjoy spectacular views right from your seat any time of day. Nags Head.

Outer Banks Waterfront Restaurants – Nags Head

Lone Cedar Cafe

Basnight’s Lone Cedar

Enjoy a panoramic view of the beautiful Roanoke Sound and its untouched marshlands as you dine on the bounties of local waters. Almost every table offers a view of the water and guests love having a front row seat to the resident osprey, shorebirds, stunning sunsets, and tranquil waters. Before you dine, tour the Lone Cedar Café’s open gardens along the water where greens, vegetables, and herbs are grown chemical free. With deep roots in the local fishing industry, Basnight’s Lone Cedar Café continues the tradition today by serving the best local seafood, caught and delivered to its door daily. Nags Head.

Outer Banks Waterfront Restaurants – Nags Head

Outer Banks Waterfront Restaurants

Fish Heads Bar & Grill

Fish Head’s Bar & Grill is considered the premier tiki bar of the Outer Banks. The bar and grill is located on the Outer Banks Fishing Pier, making it the perfect spot for enjoying great food and drink right on the oceanfront. Whether you want to enjoy the sunrise with a delicious breakfast sandwich or watch cotton candy colored skies as the sun sets behind you, the view at Fish Heads is second to none. Shrimp Happy Hour (15-cent shrimp) is held from 4 to 6 p.m. daily. Fish Heads features live music seven nights a week in-season, has more than 30 beers on tap and offers a wide selection of wine. Local favorites include their delicious fish tacos, conch fritters, homemade crab cakes, and tuna salad just to name a few. You’ll love the food and the view at Fish Heads Bar & Grill. Nags Head.

Outer Banks Waterfront Restaurants – Nags Head

sugar creek

Sugar Creek Restaurant

Sugar Creek is famous not only for its great local shrimp, incredible prime rib and native crab cakes. It’s also revered for its location on the beautiful Roanoke Sound. There are not too many restaurants that sit out over the water like Sugar Creek does, where guests are treated to amazing views of waterfowl, wildlife, and breathtaking sunsets. With plenty of indoor and outdoor waterfront dining options, coupled with walkways, a gazebo and pier for a more intimate experience with nature, Sugar Creek is a favorite among locals and visitors alike. And now enjoy Sunday Brunch at Sugar Creek! Nags Head. 

Outer Banks Waterfront Restaurants – Nags Head

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  • Kathy Allen

    Can I get a hard copy mailed to me of the Outer Banks restaurants?

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