Nags Head Restaurants

Including Kill Devil Hills Restaurants & Kitty Hawk Restaurants

Let’s be honest, we don’t come to the beaches at and around Nags Head just for the surf and sand. Nags Head restaurants and their delectable offerings play a role in the vacation too. We’ll get you started with some delicious word images of what to expect when you go out to eat at Nags Head, Kill Devil Hills and Kitty Hawk restaurants. Imagine sitting down to steaming-hot shrimp with a sprinkling of Old Bay seasoning or a bowl of Hatteras-style chowder of sweet baby clams, fresh vegetables and a clear broth at Nags Head restaurants. Or check out some Kill Devil Hills restaurants to find fat morsels of jumbo lump crab meat piled into cakes and lightly broiled or fried and white, flaky rockfish fillets as you like them – fried, grilled, broiled or blackened. And don’t forget the rich, silky she-crab soup with the perfect blend of sherry and cream or oysters flash-fried to crispy perfection, dipped in tangy tartar sauce that Nags Head and Kitty Hawk restaurants can offer.

Nags Head Restaurants for Every Taste

And good news: Nags Head restaurants don’t offer mere fried seafood dinners served with hushpuppies and coleslaw anymore. Of course, that classic combination is still available, but restaurants in Nags Head, Kill Devil Hills and Kitty Hawk have evolved. Now you can find Kill Devil Hills restaurants boasting the fashionable catch-phrases of “contemporary coastal cuisine” and “Southern coastal cuisine” along with others in the area.

If you’re not a huge fan of seafood, or if you like a little variety in your diet, don’t worry. Outer Banks restaurants throughout each town offer so much more than seafood. Steaks, chicken, duck, lamb, pork, pasta and vegetarian options are offered on local menus. There are plenty of alternative Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills and Nags Head restaurants today, from Chinese and Japanese to Thai to Italian and Mexican to Baja, and there’s a wide range of atmospheres, everything from contemporary fine-dining with a dress code to the most casual, come-as-you-are eateries.

Nags Head Restaurants by Location or Category

Kill Devil Hills Restaurants | Kitty Hawk Restaurants | Nags Head Restaurants

Plaza Azteca Restaurante Mexicano

Kill Devil Hills Restaurant
1502 S. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, Milepost 9.5, Kill Devil Hills
(252) 255-1060

You may have heard of Plaza Azteca, a Virginia Beach–based chain of Mexican restaurants. The restaurants serve upscale Mexican food, and they're known for their many flavors of margaritas, sizzling fajitas and fresh guacamole, made right at your table. The extensive menu features all the traditional favorites – quesadillas, nachos, burritos, enchiladas and tacos – along with some nice surprises, specials and combinations. Vegetarian items...read more

You may have heard of Plaza Azteca, a Virginia Beach–based chain of Mexican restaurants. The...read more

Sandtrap Tavern

Kitty Hawk Restaurant
300 W. Eckner Street, Sea Scape Golf Links, Kitty Hawk
(252) 261-2243

Nothing brings people together quite like great food and drinks. Sandtrap Tavern is a neighborhood restaurant, bar and grill located in Kitty Hawk. Its mission is to offer a relaxing space for visitors and locals to kick back and enjoy Southern hospitality at its finest. Their menu features a variety of choices, ranging from handcrafted burgers and local seafood to refreshing salads and creative daily...read more

Nothing brings people together quite like great food and drinks. Sandtrap Tavern is a neighborhood...read more

Shipwrecks Taphouse & Grill

Kitty Hawk Restaurant
4020 North Croatan Highway, Kitty Hawk
(252) 261-7800

Getting Shipwrecked on the Outer Banks is far from a bad thing at this new tap house and grill in Kitty Hawk. If you're looking for inspired Outer Banks cuisine, exceptional drinks, a place to kick back in the fresh air, enjoy ocean views and find entertainment, this is your destination. Their two-story restaurant features a second-floor balcony, downstairs dining room and bars on both...read more

Getting Shipwrecked on the Outer Banks is far from a bad thing at this new...read more

Simply Southern Kitchen

8627 Caratoke Highway, Harbinger
(252) 491-8100

If you love home-style Southern cooking, then Simply Southern Kitchen is the place for you. They offer relaxed, down-home feasts for the whole family. Menu favorites include their famous fried chicken, North Carolina-style pulled pork barbecue and seafood specialties, along with salisbury steak, pork chops, chicken livers and more. Don't forget to pair it with sides like mashed potatoes, green beans, baked beans, fried okra,...read more

If you love home-style Southern cooking, then Simply Southern Kitchen is the place for you....read more

Sooey's BBQ and Rib Shack

Nags Head Restaurant
807 Ocean Trail, Monteray Plaza, Corolla
(252) 453-4423
3919 S. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 12.5, Nags Head
(252) 449-6465

If you’re looking for delicious and traditional Southern fare on the Outer Banks, stop by Sooey’s BBQ & Rib Shack. With locations in Corolla and Nags Head, they're proud to offer their famous Carolina barbecue. They specialize in authentic Eastern North Carolina-style pulled pork barbecue, slow-smoked ribs, beef brisket and Southern fried chicken. You’ll find all your favorite homemade sides here too, including potato salad,...read more

If you’re looking for delicious and traditional Southern fare on the Outer Banks, stop by...read more

The Fudgery

1177 Duck Road, Scarborough Lane Shopping Center, Duck
(252) 255-0993
790-M Ocean Trail, Space A, Corolla
(252) 453-8882
3933 S. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 12, Nags Head
(252) 480-0163

Don’t you hate it when people say that chocolate fudge is sinful? Sometimes it’s just a necessity. The Fudgery’s creamy concoctions can satisfy any sweet tooth. Your mind will be boggled at the variety of flavors from dark chocolate to peanut butter to rocky road, even New Orleans praline. The fudge is all theatrically prepared right in front of your eyes on marble slabs and...read more

Don’t you hate it when people say that chocolate fudge is sinful? Sometimes it’s just...read more

The Pony and the Boat Comfort Kitchen

Kitty Hawk Restaurant
3712 N. Croatan Highway, Unit A, The Bypass, MP 4.5, Kitty Hawk
(252) 715-2991

Sister restaurant to the beloved Paper Canoe restaurant in Duck, The Pony and the Boat Comfort Kitchen offers the consistency and high food quality of the Paper Canoe with more casual fare and a low-key vibe. Settle in for a comfort-based dinners at the bar, in a cozy booth or in the dining room, where tables can be configured for groups large and small. The...read more

Sister restaurant to the beloved Paper Canoe restaurant in Duck, The Pony and the Boat...read more

TRiO Restaurant & Market

Kitty Hawk Restaurant
3708 N. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 4.5, Kitty Hawk
(252) 261-0277

TRiO Restaurant & Market is a vibrant dining and retail destination with an inviting, upscale-casual vibe that sets it apart from other places on the Outer Banks. With both a restaurant and gourmet market, TRiO offers the best from the worlds of food, wine, beer and cheese for your enjoyment on the premises or in the comfort of your home. 
In the retail shop...read more

TRiO Restaurant & Market is a vibrant dining and retail destination with an inviting, upscale-casual...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

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