Kitty Hawk, NC is the first town that greets you when you hit the beaches of the Outer Banks. Long established and well known for great beaches, Kitty Hawk restaurants have been serving visitors and locals for many years.

There are Kitty Hawk restaurants along the oceanfront on the beach road that are great for lunch or dinner and restaurants in Kitty Hawk located on the by-pass and in between the highways. After eating it is an easy walk for great ocean views or a walk along the beach. Or, maybe take a stroll on the beach before you eat and work up a great appetite. There are great beach access points and many great Kitty Hawk restaurants for a day or night of eating out.

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Many of Kitty Hawk’s residents live on the Outer Banks year-round. Therefore, most Kitty Hawk restaurants you encounter are places where the locals go. There’s no substituting for fresh seafood – can’t trick a local with frozen shrimp! Kitty Hawk also has a number of great little places to grab a quick sandwich on your way to the beach. There are plenty of excellent breakfast spots as well (pancakes, anyone?).

Also, many Kitty Hawk restaurants are happy to pack your meal up to go if you’d like to enjoy it from the comfort of your rental home or at a picnic on the beach. For a fun, casual, authentic Outer Banks experience, Kitty Hawk is the place to be!

Argyles OBX


Our owner /chef preparing the menu since 1989, has Farm to table goodness, featuring, local seafood, free range wild game, fresh pasta, grass fed steaks, free range chicken, gluten free menu , & our bakery desserts.

Kitty Hawk Restaurants - Barefoot Bernies

Barefoot Bernie’s

Specializing in exquisite and refreshing island cuisine in a classy yet casual tropical ambiance, Barefoot Bernie’s Tropical Grill & Bar has become a true destination on the Kitty Hawk restaurants circuit. The diverse menu blends together cuisines as varied as Asian and Caribbean, Mediterranean and down-home American with ease, using fresh ingredients with a unique touch. The amount of options and variation ensures every member of your family will leave satisfied.


Black Pelican

The Black Pelican offers panoramic ocean views from our dining rooms and outside deck. Our unique building was constructed in 1874 and used as a United States Lifesaving Station. Walk through maritime history while savoring an unforgettable meal. The Black Pelican serves lunch and dinner daily. Fresh seafood, steaks, vegetarian dishes, sandwiches and wood oven pizzas are some of the items offered on our menu. The Black Pelican also has a menu designed just for kids. We have comfortable dining rooms that will accommodate dinner for two or 22. Lunch and dinner are served at our full service bar, along with some local color.

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China Wong

You can not get a fresher donut anywhere. Make a beeline for Duck Donuts where you will find warm, delicious and made-to-order doughnuts. Duck Donuts makes its doughnuts fresh on site, and you have the option of each one being dipped in vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, lemon, peanut butter or maple glaze then sprinkled with your favorite toppings.

Kitty Hawk Restaurants - Duck Donuts

Duck Donuts

You can not get a fresher donut anywhere. Make a beeline for Duck Donuts where you will find warm, delicious and made-to-order doughnuts. Duck Donuts makes its doughnuts fresh on site, and you have the option of each one being dipped in vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, lemon, peanut butter or maple glaze then sprinkled with your favorite toppings.

Kitty Hawk Restaurants - High Cotton

High Cotton BBQ

Any trip to North Carolina isn’t complete without North Carolina barbecue. The unique flavor of eastern Carolina style barbecue can be experienced at its very best at High Cotton. Once you walk in High Cotton and you’ll work up an appetite. The restaurant is filled with the aroma of slow cooked barbecue. High Cotton uses Hickory coals to slowly smoke the barbecue, producing a sweet, tender meat that’s pink on the inside and brown on the outside.

Kitty Hawk Restaurants - I Got Your Crabs

I Got Your Crabs

I Got Your Crabs Shellfish Market and Oyster Bar is a locally owned and operated restaurant in Kitty Hawk, NC. While blue crabs will always be our focus, we’re proud to serve a variety of seafood including oysters, shrimp, crab legs, soft crabs, and fish for dine in or take out. Enjoy cold beer or wine while we shuck for you. Crabs are available in dozens, half bushels, and bushels in season. Oysters are available in dozens, pecks, half bushels, and bushels in season.

Kitty Hawk Restaurants - Jimmy's Seafood Buffet

Jimmy’s Seafood Buffet

Size does matter, featuring the largest crab legs and shrimp on any buffet! 100-item menu includes all of your favorites, fresh local seafood, crab legs, hand-cut steaks cooked to order. 90 frozen drinks for adults and kids. Carryout available with curbside pickup or delivery. The fun way to buffet! Pony rides, putt-putt, live music, 90 frozen drinks for kids and adults – waiting is half the fun! Free lobster tail ’til 4pm., nightly. Jumbo Alaskan crab legs and jumbo shrimp on buffet everyday! Lobster claws on buffet until 4pm. Homemade dishes and desserts, hand-cut steaks and so much more.

Kitty Hawk Restaurants - Rundown Cafe

Rundown Cafe

White sand beaches, colorful fish, a good swell and a Guinness. Sounds like the Rundown! ‘Rundown’ is the name of a Jamaican Seafood & Coconut Soup. We imported the name and the soup to the Outer Banks. Over the years we have traveled the world to gather recipes and ideas. The result is an eclectic fusion of Pacific Rim and Caribbean cuisine & Decor. Since our inception in 1993, we have grown into a bigger, newer building and completed the addition of the Tsunami Bar & Deck. With our ocean view, friendly smiles, and relaxed-casual atmosphere, the Rundown Cafe & Tsunami Bar brings the Island experience to you.

SandTrap Tavern

SandTrap Tavern

The first of its kind on the OBX, Sandtrap Tavern’s menu offers local, homegrown specialties prepared in our from-scratch kitchen all within a relaxing tavern-style motif. Let your taste buds decide between hand-crafted burgers and sandwiches to slow-smoked delicious creations, to a delectably lighter menu featuring fresh salads with local ingredients.

Kitty Hawk Restaurants - Sanya Sushi Bar

Sanya Sushi Bar

Sanya has a complete sushi bar, with all your favorite rolls. Delicious Lobster Roll to the Kitty Hawk Roll, there is something for everyone! Sanya serves fresh and delicious sashimi. Tuna, Yellowtail to the more exotic Sea Urchin. Sanya also offers a delicious hibachi grill. Hibachi Shrimp. Chicken and even Filet Mignon. Hibachi Vegetables for the vegetarian!


Shipwrecks Taphouse & Grill

One of a kind! If you’re ready for a fun atmosphere, Shipwrecks has all aspects you can hope for. From a laid back brunch scene to a local musician spot!

Shun Xing

Shun Xing

Serving the Outer Banks for 20 years, we love and appreciate every and all of our delightful customers. In addition to Chinese cuisine, Shun Xing offers Szechuan, Hunan and Cantonese Style dishes. Sink your teeth into tasty dishes with chicken, pork, beef and seafood.


Southern Shores Pizza

The people behind Corolla Pizza have brought their New York style hand tossed pies and authentic cheese steaks to Southern Shores! Located conveniently in the Southern Shores Crossing shopping center, Southern Shores Pizza is a great spot on the Outer Banks for lunch, dinner or takeout.

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TRiO Restaurant & Market

Welcome to TRiO where we’re all about simple pleasures, authentic flavors, and good times. We’ve crafted our menu to enhance the natural goodness of exceptional ingredients through simple preparations

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