Outer Banks Brunch (with Bloody Marys)

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Greetings weekend warriors, lovers of Bloody Mary’s, and all things that go along with Outer Banks brunch!

Whether you’re searching for a cozy spot to chat with some friends, or wrangling the whole fam together for some of the best waterfront views, there are countless breakfast destinations around the Outer Banks to fulfill your hangry needs. Read on to discover all the most delicious breakfast, brunch, and Bloody Mary spots around the OBX.


Lifesaving Station Restaurant

Open year round, the Lifesaving Station Restaurant serves breakfast at 7am until 11:30am. It is known for “best breakfast on the Outer Banks,” and they are able to accommodate large parties. The Lifesaving Station is a favorite for both locals and vacationers. The breakfast menu is delectable – there is something for everyone. Try the Pecan Waffles with Maple Butter from the griddle or the gluten free Duck Sausage Hash from the Farm Fresh Egg Dishes. Located in the original Caffey’s Inlet Life Saving Station No.5 in the Town of Duck.

Sunset Grille & Raw Bar

Breakfast in Duck is covered daily starting at 8am till 11am. Sunset Grille is located on the best waterfront property on the Outer Banks in the town of Duck. Enjoy an Acai Bowl while overlooking the Currituck Sound. Or grab a Sunset Breakfast Bowl – diced sweet potatoes with pork belly, spinach, fire roasted pepper, and onions topped off with a fried egg, traditional basil pesto, balsamic glaze and of course a great Bloody Mary.

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Rundown Café

Ocean views, friendly smiles, and a relaxed, casual atmosphere, the Rundown Café & Tsunami Bar brings the island experience to you. On Sundays, Rundown Café serves a specialty Bloody Mary until 3pm. Rundown gets creative with their idea of what a Bloody should include. Ranging from fried avocados to taquitos! They also feature a Bloody Mary Bar if you would like to create your own.

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Argyle’s Restaurant

A true Outer Banks gem for over 25 years! Argyles is a far- to-table restaurant with a menu that has a range of options to satisfy everyone in the family. Breakfast is served at Argyles on Saturdays and Sundays starting from 8am till noon. From Fresh Fruit Crepes to Eggs Benedict Oscar, to Grand Marnier French Toast or Egg White Omelets, start your day off right at Argyle’s Restaurant for breakfast!

TRiO Restaurant & Market

TRiO is all about simple pleasures, authentic flavors, and good times. More than just a restaurant and bar, TRiO is a gathering spot. Just like everything else that they do, TRiO puts a twist on some favorites and serves them with creative cocktails from the bar. Break out of the eggs, pancakes, and bacon rut with their European-inspired dishes. Their Champagne Brunch is served 11am till 3pm on Saturday and Sunday.


Jolly Roger

Breakfast is served every day at the Jolly Roger starting at 6am until 2:00pm. The Jolly’s authenticity and originality are what keeps guests coming back time and again. They are known for their bottomless Bloody Mary’s and mimosas, and breakfast favorites include the Eggs Benedict, pancakes and home fries, all made in-house from fresh ingredients. From the unique atmosphere to the unmistakably home-cooked cuisine, everything about the Jolly Roger is welcoming, warm, and completely unlike any other restaurant in the area.

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Stack ’em High Pancakes & So Forth

The Outer Banks’ original pancake houses in Kill Devil Hills. Family owned and operated for 34 years, Stack’Em High Pancakes uses farm-fresh eggs and produce. They are known for their Belgian waffles, sausage gravy, homemade biscuits, and pancakes, of course. Serving breakfast and only breakfast from 7am till 1pm.

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Outer Banks Brewing Station

Whether you’re looking for lunch, dinner, brunch, bar food, or drinks, The Brewing Station’s got you covered. From their gluten-free options to specialty desserts and handcrafted beers, there’s something for everyone’s tastes. Bartender’s Brunch is every Sunday at the Brewing Station, starting at 11:30am serving until 3pm.

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Dirty Dick’s Crab House

A funny name and a great business! Dirty Dick’s Crab House serves a breakfast buffet from 8am till 11:30am. Adults are $12.99, seniors are $10.99, and there is a kid’s special buffet (ages 10 & under) for $5.99. Dirty Dick’s has two Outer Banks locations in Nags Head and Avon. Dirty Dick’s is the place for Outer Banks brunch.

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Mulligans Grille in Historic Cottage Row

If you’re looking for an Outer Banks brunch, Mulligans brunch is on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am until 2pm. Indulge in sweet and savory Belgian Waffles, or hearty and satisfying Shrimp & Grits. Mulligans is situated between the timeless oceanfront homes on Historic Cottage Row and Jockey’s Ridge State Park. Enjoy your meal with unbeatable views from the top deck. Ask your server or bartender about the Absolut Peppar if you’re feeling spicy when you order your Bloody Mary.

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Millers Waterfront

Millers Waterfront, aka sunset central, where the only thing they overlook is the water. You can even come by boat! Their convenient dock makes it easy to stop in for a visit. Enjoy a Soft Shell Crab Bloody Mary during brunch on Saturdays and Sundays beginning at 10am. The Waterfront Sunset Bar and Grill is the newest addition to the Miller’s experience and is said to have the best views in Nags Head.

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Nags Head Pier Restaurant

The Pier House Restaurant sits right on the beautiful Atlantic with amazing ocean views. They’re ready and waiting for you long before the sun comes up, so set your alarm and come watch the sunrise over a scrumptious home-style breakfast or Outer Banks brunch. The menu can satisfy any appetite offering a wide variety of dishes including the freshest seafood available. Seafood can’t get any fresher than when you catch it and have them cook it there. “You Hook Em – We Cook Em!” In-season house, breakfast starts at 7am until 11:30am.

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Sam & Omie’s Restaurant

Originally opened on the OBX by a couple of fishermen as a pre-fishing breakfast stop, this Nags Head restaurant has been a seaside favorite since the day it opened. Sam & Omie’s still exudes a barefoot and “beachy” atmosphere and serves up plenty of tasty dishes for breakfast and/or brunch. Enjoy a cold beer or a tasty Bloody Mary with your meal. Breakfast is served seven days a week starting at 7am.

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Sugar Creek Soundfront Restaurant

Not many restaurants on the OBX sit over the water, and offer plenty of water view seating. So come relax and enjoy a Sunday Brunch at Sugar Creek. Brunch is from 11am till 3pm. Something different from the rest, Sugar Creeks brunch menu features Brunch Starters. Begin with the Southern Fried Green Tomatoes with pepper jelly and goat cheese crumbles, and then enjoy a choice between one of their delicious Outer Banks Brunch Entrees or Brunch Sandwiches. Sugar Creek Soundfront Restaurant is family owned, and they work hard to ensure that customers enjoy the view, service, and most of all the food.

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Basnight’s Lone Cedar Café

The Basnight family has a tradition by serving only the freshest OBX seafood, caught in local waters. Their vegetables are “just picked” from NC farms. They serve only all natural beef and poultry. Even the herbs are grown in their own chemical-free garden onsite. Indulge in a delicious and lavish Sunday Brunch at Basnight’s.

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The Outer Banks Restaurant Guide helps you discover OBX brunch spots as well as where to get yourself an Outer Banks bloody mary. Explore all the unique cuisines around the OBX!

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