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Seafood Restaurants & Family Restaurants


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Kitty Hawk, NC is the first beach town that greets you with a variety of Outer Banks restaurants. Long established and well known, the restaurants in Kitty Hawk have been serving visitors and locals for many years. Whether it be seafood restaurants or casual family-friendly restaurants, Kitty Hawk Restaurants have you covered! The Outer Banks Restaurant Guide answers the question of “where to eat in Kitty Hawk”.

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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! Furthermore, when it comes to Kitty Hawk dining, there are a number of great little places to grab a quick sandwich on your way to the beach. Not to mention, the 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. All in all, for a fun, casual, authentic Outer Banks experience, Kitty Hawk is the place to eat!


Argyles Outer Banks


Our owner & chef have been preparing the menu since 1989. Because of this, you can experience Farm to table goodness, featuring local seafood & free-range wild game. As well as, fresh pasta, grass-fed steaks, free-range chicken, gluten-free menu, & our bakery desserts. Order online for quick, easy, and delicious take-out.

They also offer take out dinners and outdoor seating. Argyle’s is also available to serve your in-house or off-site catering needs for rehearsal dinners and weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, reunions, and other events.

Outer Banks Black Pelican

Black Pelican

The Black Pelican offers panoramic ocean views from our dining rooms and outside deck. 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. Furthermore, you can walk through maritime history while savoring an unforgettable meal as our unique building was constructed in 1874 and was a United States Lifesaving Station. We have comfortable dining rooms that will accommodate dinner for two or 22. Particularly, lunch and dinner can be served at our full service bar, along with some local color.

Outer Banks Duck Donuts

Duck Donuts

You can not get a fresher donut anywhere. In fact, you’ll 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. Most importantly, you have the option of customizing each one –  being dipped in vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, lemon, peanut butter or maple glaze then sprinkled with your favorite toppings.

Outer Banks BBQ

High Cotton BBQ

Any trip to North Carolina isn’t complete without North Carolina barbecue. Specifically speaking, the unique flavor of eastern Carolina style barbecue can be experienced at its very best at High Cotton. The restaurant is filled with the aroma of slow cooked barbecue. As a result, you’ll work up an appetite as soon as you walk in. 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.

Outer Banks 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. When it comes to seafood restaurants, don’t miss this hot spot. While blue crabs will always be our focus, we’re proud to serve a variety of seafood. For example, delicious oysters, shrimp, crab legs, soft crabs, and fish for dine-in or take out. And of course, enjoy cold beer or wine while we shuck for you. Crabs are available in dozens, half bushels, and bushels in season. Similarly, oysters are available in dozens, pecks, half bushels, and bushels in season.

Outer Banks Jimmys Buffet

 Jimmy’s Seafood Buffet

Size does matter, featuring the largest crab legs and shrimp on any buffet! The 100-item menu includes all of your favorites. Hence, Jimmy’s is the ultimate seafood restaurant. For instance, experience fresh local seafood, crab legs, hand-cut steaks cooked to order. Coupled with 90 frozen drinks for adults and kids. Carryout is available with curbside pickup or delivery. In the meantime, enjoy Pony rides, putt-putt, and live music! Waiting is half the fun! Free lobster tail ’til 4 pm. nightly, as well. Jumbo Alaskan crab legs and jumbo shrimp on buffet everyday! Lobster claws on the buffet until 4 pm. Not to mention, homemade dishes, desserts, and so much more. Order online.

Outer Banks Boil Company

Outer Banks Boil Company

Jumbo Shrimp, spicy andouille sausage, red bliss potatoes, corn on the cob and sweet Vidalia onions are layered, seasoned ( with our own special blend) to perfection and expertly cooked together. Served with our homemade cocktail sauce the Outer Banks Boil Company has been dubbed the “Best Pot on the Beach”. We pride ourselves on providing quality, fresh and when available, local ingredients. Our spicy andouille sausage is shipped up from Louisiana (for that true low-country boil taste), Want to take it up a notch? You can add seafood such as snow crab legs, clams, mussels and lobster tails!

Outer Banks Sanya Sushi

Sanya Sushi Bar

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

Outer Banks Tacos


Get Loco! Tacoloco is a delicious take on anything taco. Stop in and give your taste buds a ride. You can’t go wrong going for tacos, or going loco!

Taco Loco offers a creative twist to the Outer Banks’ Mexican restaurant scene with their chef-driven preparations of nachos, tacos, tostadas, and quesadillas. They make all of their own sauces, salsas, guacamole and dips in house, and the food bursts with flavors of fresh ingredients. Their selective menu features several special dishes that change regularly. Tuck into tacos paired with one of their craft beers from their tap.

Outer Banks TRiO

TRiO Restaurant & Market

Welcome to TRiO where we’re all about simple pleasures, authentic flavors, and good times. In short, we’ve crafted our menu to enhance the natural goodness of exceptional ingredients through simple preparations. Another key point, our modern and clean atmosphere to make for an exquisite Kitty Hawk dining experience.

We have one of the beach’s largest selections of rotating craft brews with 24 selections on tap, all served in style appropriate glassware. Taps rotate on a regular basis to bring in new breweries and seasonal choices.

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