Take The Kids – Outer Banks Family Friendly Dining 2018

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Kid Friendly OBX Restaurants – If you are looking for great food and the perfect family-friendly atmosphere for the whole family, 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.

Cosmo's Pizzeria

Cosmo’s Pizzeria

Cosmo’s Pizzeria offers delicious, mouthwatering New York-style pizza made from the finest, freshest ingredients. Try one of Cosmo’s specialty pizzas such as the Margarita, Alla Bianca, and BBQ, or choose from fresh salads, homemade pasta, and delicious subs. All of this amidst a kid-friendly atmosphere makes Cosmo’s the perfect place to share a pie with the whole family.

Kid Friendly OBX Restaurants – Corolla

Argyle's Restaurant

Arygle’s Restaurant

Argyle’s Restaurant is the ideal place for your family, serving breakfast on the weekends and dinner Tuesday thru Sunday. Wonderful meal options for the kids, as well as specialty drinks, made just for them. Great selection for the adults, too! Farm to table with all meals freshly prepared.

Kid Friendly OBX Restaurants – Kitty Hawk

family friendly duck obx

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

Goombays Grille & Raw Bar

Goombay’s Grill & Raw Bar

The Freaky Frog and Shirley Shark are just two of the unforgettable children’s drinks at Goombay’s. Kids may not remember the movie Jaws, but they will remember getting to pour ‘shark’s blood’ (grenadine syrup) into their own soft drinks and getting to keep the toy shark souvenir. The Caribbean-themed restaurant is bright and colorful and will surprise observant diners with three-dimensional sea-life critters who playfully make appearances on the ceiling.

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 pasta. 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.

Kid Friendly OBX Restaurants – Kitty Hawk

Miller's Seafood and Steakhouse

Miller’s Seafood & Steakhouse

Large Parties Welcome. 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.

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.

Kid Friendly OBX Restaurants – Kill Devil Hills


Fat Crabs Rib Company

The little ones love Fat Crabs! This quaint, cozy barbeque and seafood restaurant in the heart of Corolla offers a variety kids love and an ultra-casual atmosphere to match. From Steamer pots and BBQ to seafood platters, sandwiches and delicious homemade desserts, Fat Crabs is a great place to grab some delicious food with the family. Kids love exchanging greetings with Timothy the blue crab, too. Outdoor seating and large groups are welcome.

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 Mike’s Famous Crab Cakes, fried oysters, and Filet Mignon prepared on a live wood grill. With a great kids menu that includes grilled chicken breast and marinated filet mignon kabobs to name a few, the little ones are sure to be happy.

Kid Friendly OBX Restaurants – Corolla

Uncle Ike's

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. In both the bar and separate dining room, they offer a variety of starters, salads, sandwiches and delicious, creative entrees to please all palates.  Outside covered seating, large parties, no problem! The kids will love the little surfer’s menu. For the adults, their sports bar has late night entertainment with live music, Karaoke, DJs. Check out their Facebook page for details.

Kid Friendly OBX Restaurants – Corolla

family friendly kitty hawk

Russo’s Bistro & Bar

Your family will feel right at home at Russo’s where great food and a friendly energetic environment make it the perfect place to bring the whole crew for breakfast, lunch or both! From homemade Corned Beef hash, house-made lox, a variety of Eggs Benedicts to one of a kind omelets and pancakes, you will certainly notice that breakfast is more than cereal and milk. Our lunch menu offers a great variety of gourmet sandwiches, Bistro Burgers, Po Boy’s, soups and salads as well as delicious vegetarian and vegan options. Kids will love favorites on the children menu such as grilled cheese, hot dog sliders & PB&J. Order at the counter and your mouthwatering breakfast and lunch is brought right to your table. Serving breakfast and lunch all day. Even your four-legged family members are welcome on Russo’s pet-friendly patio! Russo’s also offers a personalized dinner experience tailored by an eclectic Mediterranean flair with an old school classic touch in a more formal atmosphere. Reservations recommended.

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 to enjoy. 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 kids 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 bread and 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!

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!

Kid Friendly OBX Restaurants – Kill Devil Hills

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