Seafood Restaurants in Nags Head, NC

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Basnight’s Lone Cedar

7623 S. Virginia Dare Trail
Nags Head/Manteo Causeway
Nags Head
(252) 441-5405
Nags Head, NC, Seafood Specialties & Steam Bars

This Outer Banks landmark restaurant at the top of many locals’ lists of favorite places. The service is genuinely friendly, and the portions are more than generous. You’ll enjoy views of Roanoke Sound on both sides of the restaurant, including nightly sunsets. They feature only local, fresh North Carolina seafood that comes in whole and is cleaned in their state-certified fish-cleaning house, located onsite. They...read more

This Outer Banks landmark restaurant at the top of many locals’ lists of favorite places....read more

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Dunes Restaurant

7013 S. Virginia Dare Trail
Between The Bypass and The Beach Road, MP 16.5
Nags Head
(252) 441-1600
Nags Head, NC, Seafood Specialties & Steam Bars

Dunes Restaurant has been a breakfast and dinner favorite among Outer Banks locals and visitors for more than four decades. Breakfast here is a certifiable Nags Head tradition. Their hearty meals and platters are a huge draw, and their breakfast menu is one of the biggest on the beach, with choices like shrimp and grits, creamed chipped beef, N.C. country ham, a crab and shrimp...read more

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

3

Fish Heads Bar & Grill

8901 S. Old Oregon Inlet Road
MP 18.5
Nags Head
(252) 441-5740
Nags Head, NC, Seafood Specialties & Steam Bars

You can't eat and drink any closer to the ocean than this. Fish Heads at Outer Banks Pier offers a restaurant and bar with seating on the deck in the sun or moon or under a roof with open-air curtains. They serve fish tacos, steamed shrimp, fresh hamburgers, crab cakes, tuna bites, fries and more. And they also have some breakfast sandwiches for the early...read more

You can't eat and drink any closer to the ocean than this. Fish Heads at...read more

4

Mahi Mahi's Island Grill

2217 S. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 10.5
Nags Head
(252) 715-0106
Nags Head, NC, Seafood Specialties & Steam Bars

Mahi Mahi’s Island Grill features American cuisine with a dash of Latin flavor and a strong emphasis on seafood. Owners Andrew and Leslie Mikhail have proudly teamed up with Peruvian-born Chef Alfredo Landazuri to establish this new Outer Banks restaurant where customers can expect an affordable menu, quality ingredients and friendly service. After working in and opening different restaurants along the Outer Banks and winning first-place...read more

Mahi Mahi’s Island Grill features American cuisine with a dash of Latin flavor and a strong...read more

5

Mulligan’s Grille in Historic Cottage Row

4005 S. Croatan Highway
The Bypass, MP 13
Nags Head
(252) 480-2000
Nags Head, NC, Seafood Specialties & Steam Bars

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

6

Owens’ Restaurant

7114 S. Virginia Dare Trail
The Beach Road, MP 16.5
Nags Head
(252) 441-7309
Nags Head, NC, Seafood Specialties & Steam Bars

Owens’ is a Nags Head institution, featuring a legacy of coastal Southern fine dining by the sea. Diners can enjoy generous portions of fresh fish and shellfish from local watermen, pasta, aged prime beef Southern specialties and house-made desserts. Owens' serves dinner Tuesday through Saturday nights, and much to the delight of their loyal customers, they now offer brunch Tuesday through Sundays. The...read more

Owens’ is a Nags Head institution, featuring a legacy of coastal Southern fine...read more

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Sugar Creek Soundfront Seafood Restaurant

7340 S. Virginia Dare Trail
Nags Head/Manteo Causeway
Nags Head
(252) 441-4963
Nags Head, NC, Seafood Specialties & Steam Bars

Offering a primo location right on the water, Sugar Creek has been serving the freshest seafood available to locals and visitors for years. The views of Sugar Creek and the Roanoke Sound are incredible. The outdoor walkways and decks on the property are great for strolling along and viewing the resident wildlife. Before dinner, enjoy a drink from their outdoor gazebo bar. Folks can also...read more

Offering a primo location right on the water, Sugar Creek has been serving the freshest...read more