Surf, Turf and Other Dining on the Outer Banks

Mulligan’s Fish Tacos

When a trip to the coast is on your calendar, visions of seafood and other local fare always fill your mind. The Outer Banks of NC boasts some of the longest-standing and exceptional restaurants from down-home bakeries to seafood shacks and five-star dining that will keep you coming back morning, noon and night.

Breakfast

Tullios Bakery & Pastries – “Hometown” describes this breakfast hotspot that the locals flock to. Located on Duck Road in the town of Duck, you can grab melt-in-your-mouth cinnamon buns, fresh-fruit turnovers, croissants, muffins, apple harvest rings, assorted scones, donuts and other yummy delights that are made fresh daily.

Coffee House on Roanoke Island – The Coffee House is simply charming, located in a converted house. You can enjoy your breakfast indoors or out on the expansive porch. Choose from fresh-baked pastries, breads and bagels or cereals. There are also smoothies, specialty coffees, lattes, frappes and loose teas. You’ll find them on Sir Walter Raleigh St. in Manteo.

Lunch

Dune Burger – Located in Nags Head, across from the ocean, this local lunch shack gives you a quick place for good food fast. As the name suggests, you get burgers as well as hot dogs, chicken sandwiches, fries and other popular favorites.

Waveriders Coffee & Deli – On the Bypass in Nags Head, Waveriders features Boar’s Head deli meat piled high on mouthwatering sandwiches. The casual atmosphere and affordable prices make it a great place to grab a quick bite with the family to eat there or take to the beach.

Dinner

Sugar Creek Seafood – Gorgeous scenery, local flair and scrumptious seafood are what you’ll find here. From steam pots to their award-winning shrimp and grits, you’ll discover several choices in both the “surf” and “turf” categories.

Mulligan’s Raw Bar & Grille – For 20 years, Mulligan’s has been a landmark on the Outer Banks. Serving up local seafood and amazing ocean views, the tropical atmosphere is as much fun as the people you’ll meet.

There are dozens of awesome, local restaurants for you to enjoy during your stay. Try as many as you can for a culinary experience like no other.

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Terry Moore

Terry moved to the Outer Banks in 2003, fell in love with the Outer Banks and a local girl, now his wife. Since 2003 he has been discovering the Outer Banks and all it has to offer and loves to share those discoveries with the world.