Family Friendly OBX Restaurants 2020

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Kid Friendly OBX Restaurants

Kid Friendly OBX Restaurants – It’s a family vacation and you want a family-friendly atmosphere for your meals. The Outer Banks has plenty of places offering great food and the perfect family-friendly atmosphere. These restaurants are sure to please. They combine fun, great food and perfect menu items for everyone in the family, from the kiddos to the adults. So, dig in and have some fun with the family at these great establishments. It’s vacation, you don’t even have to eat your vegetables!

Outer Banks Waterfront Restaurants

Rundown Café

Perfectly situated along the Beach Road overlooking the majestic Atlantic Ocean, the Rundown Café offers delicious cuisine with an eclectic fusion of Pacific Rim and Caribbean flair. Head upstairs to the Tsunami Bar to get into the spirit of the islands, and take in the view at this classic surf bar. Gaze out at the sea, or step outside onto the Ocean View Hula Deck to feel that fresh ocean breeze and breathe in the salt air. Enjoy a refreshing tropical elixir or draft beer, check out the surf conditions, kick back and relax and experience island life at the Rundown Café.

Family Friendly OBX Restaurants – Kitty Hawk

Kid Friendly OBX Restaurants

Arygle’s Restaurant

Argyle’s Restaurant is the ideal place for your family, serving breakfasts on the weekends and dinners Tuesday thru Sunday. Wonderful meal options for the kids as well as special drinks made just for them. Great selection for the adults, too! Farm to table with all meals freshly prepared. Now you can order online for pick-up!

Kid Friendly OBX Restaurants – Kitty Hawk

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Lifesaving Station

The Lifesaving Station at Sanderling Resort is the perfect place for the family to relax and enjoy coastal cuisine in a casual atmosphere. Located in the Caffey’s Inlet Lifesaving Station No 5, the renovated second level offers sweeping views of the Currituck Sound. Diners will delight in Southern coastal cuisine inspired by the area’s fresh produce and seafood, and the kids are sure to love picking a meal off the Little Lifesaver’s lunch and dinner menu.

Kid Friendly OBX Restaurants – Duck

Kid Friendly OBX Restaurants

Khan’s Mongolian Grill

What’s in your bowl!? Stop in for lunch or dinner and choose from an extensive variety of shaved meats, seafood, fresh vegetables, and signature sauces and spices for your custom creation. With thousands of combinations, there will be something for everyone. Finish off your meal by taking a trip through our ice cream bar.

Kid Friendly OBX Restaurants – Kill Devil Hills

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Barefoot Bernie’s Tropical Grill & Bar

Barefoot Bernie’s offers “your favorite food with a twist” in a fun and casual atmosphere. Their tropically inspired dishes include everything from seafood, steak, and salad to pizzas, sandwiches and pastas. Low calorie and gluten-free options are also available. Kids will love all there is to choose from on the children’s menu and the whole family will dig the island ambiance as they relax and enjoy their meal.

Family Friendly OBX Restaurants – Kitty Hawk

Miller's Seafood and Steakhouse

Miller’s Seafood & Steakhouse

Rise and Dine with a full breakfast menu featuring farm fresh eggs, biscuits and gravy, Texas-style french toast, buttermilk pancakes, country ham and more. For dinner, Miller’s offers southern favorites like Fried Green Tomatoes and She Crab Soup, appetizers, delicious Outer Banks Catch Seafood, Angus Beef, Pasta, and creative Salads and Sandwiches. And if you love Sushi, you’ll love Miller’s newest menu items – Hawaiian/American Fusion Sushi Rolls served in season. A large children’s menu is available. Stop in Miller’s Seafood & Steakhouse and taste why we’ve been a longtime Outer Banks favorite restaurant for 40 years. Large Parties Welcome!

Kid Friendly OBX Restaurants – Kill Devil Hills

Fuji Japanese Steakhouse

Fuji Steakhouse & Sushi Bar

Dining at Fuji Steakhouse and Sushi Bar is sure to be an experience the family won’t forget – and it’s not just about great food. Watch chefs prepare meals of hibachi shrimp, scallops, chicken, steak, and vegetables while performing dazzling maneuvers with knives, salt and pepper shakers and yes, even flying food! Come out to Fuji for not only amazing dishes, but also entertainment for the whole family. Take-out is also available!

Kid Friendly OBX Restaurants – Kill Devil Hills


Fat Crabs Rib Company

This cozy barbeque & seafood restaurant offers a variety of entrees both kids and adults will love, all served in an ultra-casual atmosphere.  Now with an expanded dining room, Fat Crabs is a great place to enjoy scrumptious food with the family. Feast on everything from BBQ to seafood platters, sandwiches, and delicious homemade desserts. You can also enjoy a variety of steamer pots, local shrimp & blue crab boils, along with pulled pork, chicken, brisket and ribs, all available to go, so you can enjoy in the comfort of your beach house.

Kid Friendly OBX Restaurants – Corolla

mike dianna's grill room

Mike Dianna’s Grill Room

Mike Dianna’s Grill Room is a local favorite. Enjoy dinner in a casual, friendly atmosphere. Favorites include Live Hardwood Grilled Filet Mignon, USDA Prime NY Strip, Ribeye and Pork Chops.  Also, enjoy Fried Oysters, Sea Scallops, and local fresh seafood such as Yellowfin Tuna and Mahi Mahi.  We also have one of the largest children’s menus with Marinated Filet Mignon Kabob, Grilled Chicken Breast, Pasta, Ravioli and more!  We accept reservations, so your family won’t have to wait hours for a table.  In fact, reservations are highly recommended. We also have live music out front Tuesday – Friday.  More than just being family friendly, it’s just a fun place for everyone to hang out! 

Kid Friendly OBX Restaurants – Corolla

Kid Friendly OBX Restaurants

Uncle Ike’s Sandbar & Grill

Uncle Ike’s Sandbar and Grill in Corolla is a family friendly restaurant, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day from mid-May to September. Both bar and dining room, offer a variety of starters, salads, sandwiches and delicious, creative entrees to please all palates.  Enjoy the new outside patio deck with covered seating. Large parties? No problem! And the kids love the little surfer’s menu. For the adults, their sports bar has late night entertainment with live music, Karaoke, or DJs. Check FB.

Family Friendly OBX Restaurants – Corolla


Shipwrecks Taphouse & Grills

Shipwrecks Taphouse & Grill at milepost 3.5 in Kitty Hawk is the newest happening spot on the beach. Not only do they offer Outer Banks Seafood with a Southern flair, they provide a laid-back beach vibe that allows guests to appreciate their time here on the Graveyard of the Atlantic. Twenty-two taps, multiple TVs, live entertainment, and an outdoor experience await you.

Kid Friendly OBX Restaurants – Kitty Hawk

Mako's Beach Grille

Mako’s Beach Grille

At Mako’s, you’ll enjoy the casual, family-friendly atmosphere and one of the most eclectic menus on the beach. One that is sure to include something for everyone. From the mouthwatering pizza made in Mako’s wood-fired oven to fresh local seafood, prime rib roasted with garlic and rosemary, and a delicious plate of locally caught peel n’ shrimp, you’ll find your favorite dish here. With a full kid’s menu for the little ones and tropical themed cocktails for the grown-ups, Mako’s is sure to become a family tradition…if it isn’t already.

Kid Friendly OBX Restaurants – Kill Devil Hills

Jimmy's Seafood Buffet

Jimmy’s Seafood Buffett

A meal at Jimmy’s Seafood Buffet means great food and great fun all rolled into one. Jimmy’s offers more than 100 menu items made fresh on site that include cuisine from the sea, garden and islands not to mention mouthwatering desserts, homemade soups and breads with a wide selection of menu options for the little bambinos. But great food is just the beginning. Guests come out for corn hole, the outside bar, and live entertainment, too! Take-out and delivery now available!

Kid Friendly OBX Restaurants – Kitty Hawk

Thai Room OBX

Thai Room

The Thai Room Restaurant offers a family friendly casual atmosphere and a menu that has something for everyone. A mainstay on the Outer Banks for more than 30 years, the Thai Room is a favorite among locals and visitors alike. Choose from a variety of appetizers for the table to share, such as grilled satay with peanut sauce, papaya salad and their popular summer rolls. The atmosphere is also perfect for little ones. Thai Room offers familiar items like chicken tenders and fries, shrimp baskets and “small plates” of noodles or fried rice dishes for the kids. Don’t forget to try the homemade fried bananas with ice cream. A delicious treat for any age! On-Line ordering now available.

Kid Friendly OBX Restaurants – Kill Devil Hills

Kid Friendly OBX Restaurants

Sanya Sushi Bar

Sanya Sushi Bar is cuisine that offers a wide variety of Chinese, Thai, and Japanese food.  Their diverse menu means that they will have something to please everyone in your family or party.  They have a full bar and are open for Lunch and Dinner and offer online ordering for take-out.

Kid Friendly OBX Restaurants – Kitty Hawk

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