Kill Devil Hills Restaurants

If you love dining out, then Kill Devil Hills is the place for you. Within the town limits, you’ll find more than 30 different Kill Devil Hills restaurants. Each has their signature specialties and flare, but a common ground for almost all of them is the fresh seafood that’s locally caught and readily available. If you dine around, you’ll see it on lunch, dinner, appetizer and even breakfast menus.

One thing that never ceases to surprise or amaze it is the creativity of the cuisine at Kill Devil Hills restaurants. The talented chefs in Kill Devil Hills frequently develop imaginative fusion dishes, sampling international flavors with delicious results. You’ll find a great variety of influences, ranging from Pacific Rim, Southwestern, Italian and good old Southern home cooking. Top it off with specialties like local craft beers, fresh-roasted coffees and scrumptious desserts – it’s no wonder that locals like to eat out a lot too. If you are curious about what these kitchens are cooking up each day, be sure to check the Nags Head Restaurant Specials page, which covers Kitty Hawk and Kill Devil Hills restaurants too.

Expand Horizons at Kill Devil Hills Restaurants

One thing that we love about Kill Devil Hills restaurants is how so many of them are locally owned and operated. It gives them the ability to capture the area’s influences in the food that they serve, whether that means using seasonal ingredients sourced from the region, offering tried and true Outer Banks dishes or embracing home-style country cuisine. A popular move for visitors is to branch out from the familiar chain restaurants they find at home and instead discover something new. (If you must have a fast food fix, however, Kill Devil Hills is home to what’s affectionately known as French Fry Alley by the locals. It’s the stretch of the Bypass between Mileposts 9 and 11 where several fast food chains are located.) We haven’t included them here because you’re already familiar with what they offer. Wherever you go in this town, you’ll find that casual attire is perfectly acceptable, even in fine dining establishments.

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Beachside Bistro

Kill Devil Hills Restaurant
1731 N. Virginia Dare Trail, The Beach Road, mile post 7.5, Kill Devil Hills
(252) 441-7126

Serving American coastal cuisine, Beachside Bistro at the Sea Ranch Resort is one of the few true oceanfront restaurants on the Outer Banks. Hang out inside in the air conditioning with a view of the ocean or on the deck to enjoy a cold drink and listen to live entertainment. As members of Outer Banks Catch, their fresh seafood offerings include mahi mahi, tuna, blue... read more

Serving American coastal cuisine, Beachside Bistro at the Sea Ranch Resort is one of the... read more

Bob's Grill

Kill Devil Hills Restaurant
1219 S. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 9, Kill Devil Hills
(252) 441-0707

You have to love a place where you can get breakfast in the afternoon. Bob’s is casual, with reasonable prices and large portions. Breakfast includes huge hot cakes, three-egg omelets, French toast and waffles. At lunch, try Bob’s burger, Philly steak and cheese, a fried chicken sandwich or a fresh salad. Cold beer and wine are available. Try their homemade carrot cake or any of... read more

You have to love a place where you can get breakfast in the afternoon. Bob’s... read more

Bonzer Shack

Kill Devil Hills Restaurant
1200 S. Virginia Dare Trail, The Beach Road, MP 9, Kill Devil Hills
(252) 480-1010

Get ready to kick back and relax at Bonzer Shack. With their creative take on Southern and island comfort food in a surf hangout atmosphere, there’s always something on the menu that’s sure to tempt you. The menu offers sandwiches, fresh seafood specials, steaks, burgers and the mouthwatering smoked Gouda grit cakes. Local favorites also include delicious apps like the Hippie Dip and wings roasted... read more

Get ready to kick back and relax at Bonzer Shack. With their creative take on... read more

Chilli Peppers Coastal Grill

Kill Devil Hills Restaurant
3001 N. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, Mile post 5, Kill Devil Hills
(252) 441-8081

Chilli Peppers Coastal Grill is famous on the Outer Banks for its coastal cuisine, fresh seafood, flavors from around the world and award-winning soups and sauces. Everything is made from scratch, and the dining room is warm and casual. Every day the chef’s lunch specials include a pasta dish, enchilada of the day, stir-fry and a sandwich and soup combo in variety that could please... read more

Chilli Peppers Coastal Grill is famous on the Outer Banks for its coastal cuisine, fresh... read more

Country Deli

Kill Devil Hills Restaurant
1900 S. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 9.75, Kill Devil Hills
(252) 441-5684

Country Deli has been an Outer Banks tradition and locals' favorite for more than 28 years. Guests can dine in, enjoy the outside patio, carry out or have their food delivered (even to a beach access!) as long as it's in their delivery range. Country Deli prides itself on its over-stuffed sandwiches with more than 50 delicious menu items. Sandwiches are made with Thumann's meats and... read more

Country Deli has been an Outer Banks tradition and locals' favorite for more than 28 years.... read more

Dare Devil's Pizzeria

Kill Devil Hills Restaurant
1112 S. Virginia Dare Trail, The Beach Road, MP 9, Kill Devil Hills
(252) 441-6330

For more than 30 years, Dare Devil’s has been serving delicious pizzas, strombolis, subs, salads and appetizers in Kill Devil Hills. All of the sauces and dough are made fresh daily, and you can really taste the difference. You can eat in at a table or at the bar or take your order to go. Dare Devil’s is open for lunch and dinner seven days... read more

For more than 30 years, Dare Devil’s has been serving delicious pizzas, strombolis, subs, salads... read more

Goombays Grille & Raw Bar

Kill Devil Hills Restaurant
1608 N. Virginia Dare Trail, The Beach Road, MP 7, Kill Devil Hills
(252) 441-6001

Goombays is a casual restaurant with a colorful and lively island-style atmosphere. The interior inspires happiness with bright murals, local artwork, fish tanks and old license plates on the walls around the bar. The food is fresh and creative. Some of the dishes combine fresh Outer Banks seafood with favorite vacation-destination influences, like Caribbean Creole Pasta, Cabarete Shrimp, Caicos Coconut Shrimp Salad and Seafood Kingston.... read more

Goombays is a casual restaurant with a colorful and lively island-style atmosphere. The interior inspires... read more

Jack Brown's Beer & Burger Joint

Kill Devil Hills Restaurant
800 South Virginia Dare Trail, The Beach Road, MP 8.5, Kill Devil Hills
(252) 715-3328

A new bar on the Beach Road in Kill Devil Hills, Jack Brown's combines their passion for craft beer with serving up a pretty mean burger. The menu keeps it simple, focusing on top-of-the-line ingredients over quantity of them. The burgers are made with 100% all-natural Wagyu beef and of course there are creative options, such as The Greg Brady (topped with mac and cheese... read more

A new bar on the Beach Road in Kill Devil Hills, Jack Brown's combines their... read more

Outer Banks Brewing Station

Kill Devil Hills Restaurant
600 S. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 8.5, Kill Devil Hills
(252) 449-2739

Outer Banks Brewing Station has an ever-changing list of award-winning house-made beers and sodas that serve as the cornerstone of their innovative style. Multiple year winners of the Taste of the Beach People's Choice Award, their outstanding chefs have created an Outer Banks–inspired fusion menu using regionally available products from local fish and produce to North Carolina meats. Pastry chef Tina Mackenzie bakes the house... read more

Outer Banks Brewing Station has an ever-changing list of award-winning house-made beers and sodas that... read more

Rooster's Southern Kitchen

Kill Devil Hills Restaurant
804 S. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 8.5, Kill Devil Hills
(252) 441-4594

Locally owned Rooster’s Southern Kitchen serves up some of the best Southern comfort food in a way that’s both stylish and creative. With everything from snacks, sides and small plates to salads to sandwiches, entrees and desserts, Rooster’s is the place to enjoy authentic Southern cuisine with an Outer Banks twist. We like their incredible dry-rubbed pork chops and crab mac and cheese. Rooster’s offers a kids'... read more

Locally owned Rooster’s Southern Kitchen serves up some of the best Southern comfort food in... read more

Sandbars Raw Bar and Grill

Kill Devil Hills Restaurant
1716 N. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 6.5, Kill Devil Hills
(252) 715-2882

A great laid-back place for seafood is this cool little spot in the Dare Center next to Food Lion. It serves both lunch and dinner, and you'll find fresh shrimp, clams and oysters along with salads, chicken, burgers, steaks and sandwiches. You should definitely make it to happy hour each day from 3 to 6 p.m. – the seafood specials are spectacular! Add in a... read more

A great laid-back place for seafood is this cool little spot in the Dare Center... read more

Secret Island Restaurant & Entertainment

Kill Devil Hills Restaurant
504 S. Virginia Dare Trail, The Beach Road, Milepost 8.5, Kill Devil Hills
(252) 619-3092

What was once the Port O' Call is now Secret Island, a family-friendly restaurant featuring local seafood and pasta. New Owners Drew and Natalia Thompson say there is something everyone. Large parties are accepted, and a kids' menu is offered. Secret Island has teamed up with OBXtravaganza to offer weekly late-night entertainment. With the old Port O' Call club room intact, Secret Island is a... read more

What was once the Port O' Call is now Secret Island, a family-friendly restaurant featuring... read more