Nags Head Restaurants

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Basnight’s Lone Cedar

7623 S. Virginia Dare Trail
Nags Head/Manteo Causeway
Nags Head
(252) 441-5405
Nags Head Restaurant

This Outer Banks landmark restaurant is where you’ll find many a local eating every night, so you know the food must be really good. This restaurant is, in fact, at the top of the list of many locals’ favorite spots. The service is genuinely friendly, and the portions are more than generous. You’ll enjoy the vast views of the sound on both sides, especially the...read more

This Outer Banks landmark restaurant is where you’ll find many a local eating every night,...read more

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Cookshak Fried Chicken

2515 S. Croatan Highway Unit A
Nags Head
(252) 441-1156
Nags Head Restaurant

If it’s Southern chicken, then it’d better be fried. At least, that’s what they believe at The Cookshak Fried Chicken. Their small menu lets them focus on preparing fried chicken and its fixings right, crafting each meal to feel like you’re sitting down to a big chicken dinner at Grandma’s country farmhouse. The restaurant serves food in family-size servings, and you can order half or whole birds and pair them with sides of fries,...read more

If it’s Southern chicken, then it’d better be fried. At least, that’s what they believe at The Cookshak Fried Chicken....read more

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Dirty Dick’s Crab House

2407 S. Croatan Highway
The Bypass, MP 10.5
Nags Head
(252) 449-2722
Nags Head Restaurant

You can find Dirty Dick’s at two locations on the Outer Banks – in Nags Head on the Bypass and on Hatteras Island in the same shopping center as Food Lion in Avon. Judging by the name, this might sound like a simple seafood shack, but Dirty Dick’s is actually a nice restaurant with a fun-loving atmosphere and seriously good food. The menu pays homage...read more

You can find Dirty Dick’s at two locations on the Outer Banks – in Nags...read more

4

Dunes Restaurant

7013 S. Virginia Dare Trail
The Bypass, MP 16.5
Nags Head
(252) 441-1600
Nags Head Restaurant

Dunes Restaurant has been a breakfast and dinner favorite among Outer Banks locals and visitors for nearly four decades (37 years in 2019 to be exact). Breakfast here is a certifiable Nags Head tradition. Their hearty breakfast buffet and fresh fruit bar, offered daily in season, are a huge draw, yet the a la carte breakfast menu is one of the biggest on the beach,...read more

Dunes Restaurant has been a breakfast and dinner favorite among Outer Banks locals and visitors...read more

5

FatBoyz Ice Cream & Sweet Treats

7208 S. Virginia Dare Trail
The Beach Road, MP 16.5
Nags Head
(252) 441-6514
Nags Head Restaurant

FatBoyz has been a beach road favorite in Nags Head for more than 20 years, so it might already be on your radar. If that's the case, you're going to notice some changes in 2020. No longer serving grill fare, FatBoyz is now focusing all its efforts on its delicious sweets and treats. Hand-dipped and soft-serve ice cream are prepared in dozens of ways –...read more

FatBoyz has been a beach road favorite in Nags Head for more than 20 years,...read more

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FreshFit Cafe

7531 S. Virginia Dare Trail
Nags Head-Manteo Causeway
Nags Head
(252) 715-6444
Nags Head Restaurant

Serving healthy, clean and fresh foods and drinks, FreshFit Café makes it easy to stick to your health and fitness goals. The owners are health-focused and nutrition-oriented and they want to help people eat better so that they have more energy, less stress and fuller lives. FreshFit serves balanced breakfasts and lunches and offers organic coffee, a juice bar, smoothies, detox drinks, a kids' menu...read more

Serving healthy, clean and fresh foods and drinks, FreshFit Café makes it easy to stick...read more

7

Lucky 12 Tavern

3308 S. Virginia Dare Trail
The Beach Road, MP 12
Nags Head
(252) 255-5825
Nags Head Restaurant

This neighborhood tavern serves quality food at great prices. Lucky 12 has fresh local seafood, hand-patted burgers, great New York-style pizza, authentic Buffalo chicken wings and Boardwalk Fries. Everything is fresh and well-prepared, and the chef creates tasty daily specials. There's a menu for kids. The dining room is open for lunch and dinner. The bar is also a popular late-night hangout, and...read more

This neighborhood tavern serves quality food at great prices. Lucky 12 has fresh...read more

8

Mulligan’s Grille in Historic Cottage Row

4005 S. Croatan Highway
The Bypass, MP 13
Nags Head
(252) 480-2000
Nags Head Restaurant

For more than 20 years, Mulligan’s has served Southern coastal cuisine with incredible views, thanks to its scenic location between Jockey’s Ridge and Historic Cottage Row. Long known for having some of the best burgers on the beach, their masterful chefs recently have been placing a brighter spotlight on local seafood prepared in an authentic Outer Banks style, all with fresh, local ingredients....read more

For more than 20 years, Mulligan’s has served Southern coastal cuisine with incredible...read more

9

Pizzazz Pizza

2515 S. Croatan Highway
The Bypass, MP 10.5
Nags Head
(252) 261-1111
Nags Head Restaurant

Pizzazz is a pizza favorite on the Outer Banks. They’ve been around since 1986 because they make consistently great pizza with generous toppings and the service is friendly. Choose from gourmet menu creations or stick with the traditional. Pizzazz also makes hot subs, salads and wings. You can eat in for lunch or dinner or have your pizza delivered. Call for off-season hours. And, if...read more

Pizzazz is a pizza favorite on the Outer Banks. They’ve been around since 1986 because...read more

10

Red Drum Grille and Taphouse

2412 S. Virginia Dare Trail, The Beach Road, MP 10
Nags Head
(252) 480-1095
Nags Head Restaurant

Dine in cozy ambiance and enjoy a variety of lunch and dinner dishes, including sandwiches, burgers, fish and chips, steamed seafood and vegetables, ribs, steaks, vegetarian dishes, seafood pasta and more. Like the setting, the food could be described as "comfort with an upscale dash." Most any beer lover will be happy as a clam here with 18 beers on tap. Be sure to check...read more

Dine in cozy ambiance and enjoy a variety of lunch and dinner dishes, including sandwiches,...read more

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Sam & Omie's

7228 S. Virginia Dare Trail
The Beach Road, MP 16.5
Nags Head
(252) 441-7366
Nags Head Restaurant

Originally opened in 1937 by Sam Tillett and his son, Omie, both fishermen, this was the original place to book Oregon Inlet fishing charters and get a filling, pre-fishing breakfast. Sam & Omie's shows no signs of stopping as they head toward the century mark! Stop here for a tried and true Nags Head eating experience. The place exudes a traditional beach atmosphere and serves...read more

Originally opened in 1937 by Sam Tillett and his son, Omie, both fishermen, this was...read more

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Tortugas' Lie Shellfish Bar and Grille

3016 S. Virginia Dare Trail
The Beach Road, MP 11
Nags Head
(252) 441-7299
Nags Head Restaurant

The island-style interior and excellent food make Tortugas' a favorite among locals and repeat visitors. There are lots of healthy options here, with Caribbean-inspired seafood and vegetarian options. Chow down on a variety of dishes, including tuna bites, burritos, pasta and steamed seafood and veggies. If there's a salad on the specials board when you're there, take our word for it and order...read more

The island-style interior and excellent food make Tortugas' a favorite among locals and...read more

13

Viva Mexican Grill

2424 S. Croatan Highway
The Bypass, MP 10.5
Nags Head
(252) 441-1601
Nags Head Restaurant

If you're a fan of build-your-own Mexican taco bars, you'll love this spot. You go down the line, telling them what you want – be it burrito, taco, taco salad – then specify the ingredients of your choice, including several meats and sauteed fresh veggies. It's fast, fresh and good. The interior is punctuated with bright colors that complement the south of the...read more

If you're a fan of build-your-own Mexican taco bars, you'll love this spot....read more

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Whalebone Seafood

101 Gray Eagle Street
The Bypass at MP 16.5
Nags Head
(252) 441-8808
Nags Head Restaurant

Purchase fresh, locally sourced seafood at this Outer Banks established market. Their daily offerings include tuna, shrimp, scallops, crabs, clams, oysters, crab meat and whatever else the waters yield each day. You can take out steamed shrimp, crabs and steamer dinners, as well as homemade salads and the marinades, sauces and spices you need to prepare your seafood dinner.

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Purchase fresh, locally sourced seafood at this Outer Banks established market. Their daily...read more

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Woo Casa Kitchen

5000 S. Croatan Highway
The Bypass, MP 14, Outer Banks Mall
Nags Head
(252) 715-0089
Nags Head Restaurant

Woo Casa is the happy-medium place for the healthy eaters and those ready for their cheat day. This brightly colored restaurant features good-for-you food that you actually want to eat, whether during brunch, lunch or dinner. Spanish, Asian and island influences diversify their menu offerings, and they strive to offer seasonal and available seafood caught on the Outer Banks. They're known for their colorfully plated...read more

Woo Casa is the happy-medium place for the healthy eaters and those ready for their...read more