If you’re looking for an Outer Banks restaurant with a casual, island-style vibe and a crowd-pleasing menu, look no farther than Goombays Grill & Raw Bar. A locals’ favorite since 1992, this Kill Devil Hills restaurant stands out in its vibrant chartreuse and aqua building on the beach road. Inside, the family-friendly atmosphere is just as lively and colorful with its undersea murals, bright local artwork, fish tanks and collage of vintage license plates. Add tropical drinks and an abundance of seafood dishes, and you have a place that will transport you to an island state of mind. The menu appeals to all tastes with its share-able appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches, burgers, wraps, pastas, quesadillas, grilled meats, ribs, Caribbean-style entrees, craft beers and more. This being the Outer Banks, seafood is the star of the menu, but there is something for everyone, including chicken, beef, pork and vegetarian options. Goombays welcomes kids with a menu of their own, including their own list of creative mocktails. That’s just the kind of place Goombays is: a laidback, family-friendly Outer Banks restaurant to find great food and a great time.
Good Days & Good Nights at Goombays Grill & Raw Bar
This central Outer Banks restaurant, right across the street from the beach, draws hungry beachgoers and local workers alike for lunch and dinner. Everyone especially enjoys the steamed and raw bar, featuring fresh oysters, crab legs, shrimp, clams and veggies. Cocktail hour and game days attract a loyal clientele to the bar for their signature Goombays Smash and other cocktails as well as their selection of 50 beers, including a range of North Carolina craft brews.