When visitors ask about the best Nags Head restaurants, locals may hesitate. Don't worry. It has nothing to do with the food served here. It's because their brain immediately floods with countless choices from casual cooking to creative cuisine.
You can pick up a scrumptious deli sandwich and picnic on the beach or dine in award-winning Nags Head restaurants. You can rest assured that you'll discover plenty of seafood selections varying from traditional fried fish with slaw to the freshest catch served with a Southern dress-up food flair. Warm up with Hatteras clam chowder, savor mesquite grilled tuna or fill up on steamers. Meat lovers will appreciate the local barbecue haunts and plentiful prime rib specials. Nags Head restaurants now include plenty of ethnic choices -- Italian, Thai, Japanese, even Moroccan! From pizza to lobster, you'll satisfy any morning, noon or night craving. Dining attire is your choice. If you feel like dressing up, do! If not, be comfortable in whatever you're sporting.
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!