There are so many restaurants to choose from on the Outer Banks but some of the best come with spectacular views of the ocean or sound from sunrise to sunset. Here are our top 10 favorite restaurants to go to enjoy the view and a delicious meal!
Located only five minutes over the Washington Baum Bridge, also knows as the Manteo Bridge, you will find Stripers. This three-level restaurant offers gorgeous views of Shallowbag Bay from every seat. While there you should try their lobster bisque, it is a must!
Basnight’s Lone Cedar
Long time local favorite who has been serving the Outer Banks since 1996 is Basnight’s Lone Cedar. A favorite gathering spot for locals and visitors is the Osprey Lounge. You will have breath taking views overlooking the sound and be able to watch the Osprey’s in their nest while enjoying a scrumptious meal.
Located on the causeway, Sugar Creek, offers water views from every seat in the restaurant. There is plenty of room for large parties with two dining rooms, outside deck dining, and then a gazebo for private parties. Not only will you will be able enjoy a delicious meal you will also be able to watch local wildlife such as ducks and geese and maybe even an osprey.
Miller’s Waterfront Restaurant & Sunset Bar and Grill
Located in Nags Head, overlooking the Roanoke sound, Miller’s has been a locals and visitors favorite since 1982. If you are going out to dinner with the whole family, you will be able to enjoy the casual dining in the downstairs family-friendly area. If you are going out to dinner with friends or having a date night check-out the upstairs deck bar with signature drinks, grill menu and live music every night during the summer season at the upstairs bar. No matter where you sit you will be able to enjoy amazing sunset views!
One of my favorite places to go for a nice dinner while watching the sunset is Pamlico Jacks. The kids will love the pirate-themed ships deck. After dinner if you are feeling adventurous head next door to the First Flight Adventure Park and tackle their aerial rope courses.
Nags Head Pier House Restaurant & Capt. Andy’s Oceanfront Tiki Bar and Grill
Enjoy breakfast, lunch, or dinner with an amazing ocean view at Nags Head Pier House Restaurant and Capt. Andy’s Tiki Bar and Grill! If you are a morning bird be sure to check out their delicious breakfast and amazing sunrise views. Don’t worry if you want sleep in and enjoy the beach they also have a delicious dinner menu. Check out live entertainment and watch the sunset hues cast over the ocean while grabbing a drink at Capt. Andy’s Tiki Bar and Grill! There is something for everyone at Nags Head Pier.
Located in Duck overlooking the Currituck Sound you will find an exquisite meal for lunch or dinner at Aqua Restaurant. The lunch menu is going to offer a more casual feel and have something for everyone. During lunch you will be able to watch local wildlife or even people out riding jet skis and kite boarding. This is the spot for dinner with live music nightly during the summer months and gorgeous sunset views you can’t go wrong!
The Blue Point
Serving Duck delicious meals and breath-taking sunset views since 1989 is The Blue Point restaurant. Open for lunch and dinner with menu options for everyone. Not hungry? Grab a tasty cocktail at the new backBAR while watching the sunset. Be sure to make dinner reservations and time it just before the sun sets so you can be there to enjoy the full experience.
Sunset Grille & Raw Bar
The name says it all! Enjoy spectacular sunsets from the outdoor seating area or from any set in the restaurant. If it is too windy or hot outside you can sit inside and still have panoramic views of the Currituck Sound. After you finished eating take a stroll down the 40ft dock to the gazebo to take it all of the views.
Oceanfront Grille is the only ocean front dining offered in Corolla. Located in the Corolla Light Resort, Oceanfront Grille is a family friendly restaurant serving steaks and seafood with poolside tables and gorgeous views of the beach. Reservations are encouraged due to the limited seating on their elevated deck.
While you are on your next vacation in the Outer Banks be sure to add one, or all, of these restaurants to your must-to list for a scrumptious meal and a spectacular view.