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Restaurants in Outer Banks

Whether it’s a classic culinary temple or a local haunt, these Outer Banks restaurants are destinations in and of themselves. Read on to discover Travel + Leisure’s picks for the best Outer Banks restaurants and dining experiences. Browse our travel guides for insider information on food trucks, bakeries, cafés, coffeehouses, farm-to-table restaurants, diners, trattorias, bistros, pizzerias, ice cream parlors, tapas bars, noodle houses, sushi counters, fine dining establishments, and more.

Our global network of editors and writers selects the best restaurants in Outer Banks to help travelers soak up the local scene and find authentic dishes. Whether highlighting an insider hot spot, a celebrity chef’s newest restaurant, a hip coffeehouse, or the best place for cheap eats, Travel + Leisure takes you there, serving up the best Outer Banks restaurant listings. Below find T+L’s top picks for where to eat in Outer Banks.

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  • Back Porch Lunchbox

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Pick up club sandwiches, homemade chocolate chip cookies, and other provisions for a gourmet picnic on the beach. More
  • Back Porch Restaurant and Wine Bar

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Fresh, locally caught bluefish and crab are on the menu. You can even dine on a peaceful screened porch. More
  • Barefoot Bernie's

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Cuban steaks and margaritas are the draw at this relaxed tropical-style restaurant with a high, open-beamed roof and a polished-wood bar. More
  • Bearded Clam Raw Bar

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Fresh steamed shrimp goes down smoother with a cold one at this waterside pub and local hangout within Stripes Bar & Grille. More
  • Duck Deli

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
  • Froggy Dog

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Grab a burger while kids entertain themselves in its toy-stocked Tadpole Corner play area. More
  • Great Gut Deli

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Pick up a seafood sandwich or chicken Caesar salad to go, or settle in on the deck. More
  • Ocracoke Coffee Co.

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Peruse the newspaper in this quaint house over home-baked morning muffins and java. More
  • Sonny's Restaurant

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    The day with flaky Southern biscuits at the no-frills, roadside restaurant. More
  • The Blue Point

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Try Carolina oyster stew or a classic shrimp and grits overlooking Currituck Sound in relaxed elegance. More

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