Nags Head Restaurants

Information on COVID-19 for Nags Head Restaurants

Because of the pandemic, Dare County has required that all restaurants in Nags Head only offer take-out, curbside pick-up or delivery until further notice. Thankfully, various restaurants have risen to the occasion to help satisfy locals and visitors (since May 16) alike. Call ahead to the restaurant of your choice to make sure they're open on the day/time you choose and to help limit contact. The easiest way to find the restaurants that are offering these services is to scroll through the list below and look out for the During COVID-19 information block at the beginning of the listing. We are updating this list regularly until our Nags Head restaurants are able to welcome us back inside.

 

When visitors ask locals for Nags Head restaurant recommendations, they’re usually greeted with a moment of hesitation. That doesn’t mean you should be worried about the restaurants’ food. Far from it in fact, as it usually means that the local is deciding where to even begin their suggested places for Nags Head. Countless options flood the brain, ranging from creative cuisine to international fare and down-home country cooking.

Two important considerations include what you’re craving and the sort of setting you’re in the mood for. Start your day in Nags Head with a biscuit sandwich and bold coffee. If you want a picnic on the beach, grab a towering deli sandwich. Award-winning Nags Head restaurants are available for anything from a casual burger and shake to dinners worthy of special occasions. Satisfy your sweet tooth with frozen yogurt or hand-dipped ice cream.

As you might imagine, seafood is the star of the scene on most menus at Nags Head restaurants. Local chefs take a lot of pride in their signature preparations, and you’ll see it served up casually in fried fish baskets, fancily as seared fresh catches of the day, creatively as island-inspired poke bowls and locally with classics like Hatteras clam chowder.

Looking Beyond the Atlantic at Nags Head Restaurants

That said, seafood is by no means the only stuff to eat around here. You can also enjoy local flavors found in seasonal fruits and vegetables from the area’s farmers. There are also mom and pop establishments that are destinations for visitors to return to year after year – or for some locals, day after day! Going out to eat in Nags Head is also a chance to take a tasty world tour too. Flavors from Mexico, Italy, Thailand, China, Japan, the Caribbean and beyond come together on this short stretch of coastline. If you have a hankering for anything in particular, use the toggle to search the Nags Head restaurants by category. Those up for a bit of adventure, on the other hand, can head out and try whatever catches their eye. For the latest dishes featured at Nags Head restaurants, don’t forget to check out our Daily Specials page too.

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Tortugas' Lie Shellfish Bar and Grille

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

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

Viva Mexican Grill

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

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

Whalebone Seafood

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

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

Woo Casa Kitchen

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

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