Kill Devil Hills Restaurants

If you love dining out, then you’ll love Kill Devil Hills restaurants. Within the town limits, you’ll find more than 30 different restaurants. Each has a distinct specialty, but of course fresh seafood from local waters is the main dish at most Kill Devil Hills restaurants.

One thing that may surprise you is the creativity of the cuisine. There are many talented local chefs who develop imaginative fusion dishes, sampling international flavors with delicious results. You’ll find a great variety of cuisine, like Pacific Rim, Southwestern, Italian and good old Southern home cooking. Top it off with specialties like home-brewed beers, fresh-roasted coffees and luscious desserts, and you’ll see why locals tend to eat out a lot too.

A great fact of Kill Devil Hills restaurants is that most are locally owned and operated. Visitors can branch out from the familiar chain restaurants they find at home and discover something new. (If you must have a fast food fix, however, Kill Devil Hills is home to French fry alley, which is what the locals call the area along the Bypass around Milepost 9 where several fast food chains are located.) We haven’t included them here because everyone is 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.

Remember that locals call Croatan Highway -- aka U.S. Highway 158 -- The Bypass, and they refer to  Virginia Dare Trail -- aka N.C. Highway 12 -- as the Beach Road. Those simple names are just easier to remember!

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Awful Arthur's Oyster Bar & Restaurant

Kill Devil Hills Restaurant
2106 N. Virginia Dare Trail, The Beach Road, MP 6, Kill Devil Hills
(252) 441-5955

Awful Arthur's Oyster Bar is an Outer Banks legend and world-famous for its casual, raw bar atmosphere and delicious local seafood. The steamed shrimp are so good that they were featured in Esquire magazine. The menu features a lot of seafood, but there are also burgers, pastas, steaks and chicken. Take the people's word for it: In a local polls Awful Arthur's has been voted... read more

Awful Arthur's Oyster Bar is an Outer Banks legend and world-famous for its casual, raw... read more

Beachside Bistro

Kill Devil Hills Restaurant
1731 N. Virginia Dare Trail, The Beach Road, MP 7, 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, MP 5, Kill Devil Hills
(252) 441-8081

Chilli Peppers Coastal Grill is famous on the Outer Banks for its coastal cuisine, fresh seafood and award-winning soups and sauces. Everything is made from scratch, and the dining room bursts with a colorful and casual atmosphere. 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 anyone’s taste... 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

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 an island feel. The food is fresh and creative with a Caribbean spin on Outer Banks seafood favorites. Try the Rasta Pasta, fresh seafood tacos, Tuna Reuben, Jazzy Coconut Chicken, Tuna Oscar, daily specials or a selection from the full steamed or raw seafood bar. Goombays is family friendly with a colorful dining room and a special menu for... read more

Goombays is a casual restaurant with an island feel. The food is fresh and creative... read more

Jack Brown's Beer & Burger Joint

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

A new restaurant on the Beach Road in Kill Devil Hills, Jack Brown's is part of a small chain of burger joints with a passion for craft beer (other locations are in Virginia, Alabama and Tennessee). The menu focuses on burgers – they keep it simple so they can do them really well. The burgers are made with 100% all-natural Wagyu beef and of course... read more

A new restaurant on the Beach Road in Kill Devil Hills, Jack Brown's is part... 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 5 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