Posted on 7/7/2020

Sweetest Spots on the OBX to Satisfy a Sweet Tooth

Today is World Chocolate Day -- yummy! To celebrate, we want to share some seriously sweet spots with you. These are great local hang outs are listed alphabetically and are certain to satisfy your sugar fix.

Multiple Locations

Timbuck II Shopping Center @ 785 Sunset Blvd, Corolla
3810 N. Croatan Hwy, Kitty Hawk
Waterfront Shops @ 207 Queen Elizabeth Ave

Homemade Ice Cream & Sorbets, Handmade Belgian Chocolates, Homemade Fudge. Soft Serve, Italian Espresso Bar. Smoothies, Milkshakes, Sundaes, Splits. Ice Cream Cakes. Chocolate Stations for Weddings. Open Year-Round.

Nags Head

2600 S. VA Dare Tr, Nags Head (MP 10.5)
6406 S. VA Dare Tr, Nags Head (MP 15.5)

Booty Treats offers authentic Hawaiian style shave ice, our very own Booty Freeze - a unique blend of Mini-Melts ice cream and Hawaiian Shave Ice, hand-dipped Hershey’s premium gold ice creams, handmade cookie sandwiches, old fashioned milkshakes, a variety of sundaes, and more. We offer a variety of tasty Booty originals and unique customer creations found only at Booty Treats on the Outer Banks in Nags Head, NC.

Corolla Cupcakes

Timbuck II Shopping Center @ 785 Sunset Blvd, Corolla

Corolla Cupcakes in Corolla has homemade gourmet cupcakes made fresh daily with the finest ingredients. Our cupcakes are perfect for any occasion! Cupcakes change weekly, from the classics to specialty cupcakes.


1152 Ocean Trail, Corolla

Corolla Scoops & Sweets is open for the Summer Season! Come on in and enjoy one (or two) of our many hand-dipped Hershey Ice Cream flavors! We open our doors every morning at 11 am. We’ve got frozen and delicious hand-dipped Hershey's Ice Cream, milkshakes in any flavor, root beer floats, sundaes, and an ever-changing variety of candy.


1216 Duck Road, Duck

Bring the Carnival to your mouth! Donuts, Soft serve & hand dipped Ice Cream, Sundaes & coffee. Bulk candy/Saltwater Taffy. Nostalgic sodas & souvenirs. Gluten-Free and Vegan offerings.

Nags Head

7206 S Virginia Dare Tr, Nags Head (MP 16.5)

Lunch, Dinner. Local NC seafood, Angus burgers, Hebrew National hot dogs, homemade crabcakes, tuna, fries, onion rings, sundaes, shakes, ice cream cakes and more. Open April – October.

Nags Head

Outer Banks Mall @ 5000 S. Croatan Hwy, Nags Head (MP 14)

OBX's First Ultimate Snowball Experience. Over 50 delicious homemade flavor choices with fun toppings poured over finely shaved ice set in a Tiki Hut/Hawaiian Island theme take out shop. Locally Made Hand-dipped Ice Cream and Homemade Fudge. Outside seating. We now cater Birthday Parties, Weddings, and Private Parties. Small or large parties, we come to you!!!

Kitty Hawk

3716 N Virginia Dare Trail, Kitty Hawk (MP 4.5)

Home of the planet's best milk shakes, John's has been an Outer Banks institution since the 70s.

Kill Devil Hills

1002 S Croatan Hwy, Kill Devil Hills

Kill Devil's is committed to serving the finest frozen custard and freshest food available. We take pride in making our custard the old-fashioned way, creating a rich flavor with a velvety smooth texture. We are convinced (and you will be too) that our custard is the "World's Greatest".


101 Budleigh Street, Manteo

Take a spin around the Laughing Lollipop and you’ll feel like that proverbial kid in a candy store. Their lip-smacking selection of more than 200 confections presents a wide variety of tastes and textures to satisfy any craving. From classic, rare, and nostalgic treats to contemporary favorites to organic dark chocolate and handmade toffees, the selection is extensive and almost overwhelming. But never fear, if you can't make up your mind, you can always make a mixed bag from their bulk candies sold by the pound. For a fun pick me up, stop by for Dippin’ Dots ice cream snacks or a container of fluffy cotton candy or chill out with a nostalgic glass-bottled soda featured in a range of specialty flavors.

Kill Devil Hills

3213 N Croatan Hwy, Kill Devil Hills

We have soft serve ice cream, banging milkshakes & vegan smoothies & acai bowls (because life is all about finding that sweet balance!). We also sell handmade truffles & candy by the pound. We know what sells & we’ve narrowed our selection down to only the best candies- the new, the classics & the retros. On our retail side we offer quality, ethically made brands for men & women, alongside our hand-selected vintage apparel & home goods. Our products are mindfully selected to be low impact and high use! We focus on premium basics that will transition well from season to season & last from year to year.


1190 Duck Rd, Duck

If you’re looking for a sugar buzz, head over to OBX Sugar Shack. A wall full of jelly bellies, decadent chocolates, handmade fudge, and gourmet nuts in a variety of flavors are just the beginning of the sugar-laden goodies. If you’re a popcorn fanatic, grab a tub of classic caramel, double cheddar, or kettle corn. When it's finished bringing the tub back to the store and get it refilled at a discounted price. OBX Sugar Shack also carries handmade popcorn in flavors like chocolate drizzle, jalapeno cheese or cinnamon hot, just to name a few. They also have a great selection of wine. Assemble a tasty snack and step right unto the boardwalk for a sunset picnic.


500 N Main Hwy, Manteo

Ice cream, Italian ice, sundaes, floats, shakes and smoothies. Gourmet chocolates and fudge. Hot dogs, sausage, meatball subs, Southern BBQ, chicken sandwiches. Desserts by the slice or whole pies. Coffee and pastries.

Nags Head

3532 S Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head

THE BIRD IS BACK! We are happy to announce that the Snow Bird is returning to serve your favorite burgers & cones, continuing a family tradition since 1958.

Multiple Locations

1600 S Croatan Hwy, Kill Devil Hills
6901 S Croatan Hwy, Nags Head

Are you ruled by your sweet tooth? Satisfy it with an emporium of chocolates, gummies, hard candies, and a sugary experience that only a kingdom-sized candy store can provide. Sugar Kingdom is a department store sized candy shop selling candy, sweet treats, confections, packaged treats, bottled sodas, toys and more in its candy-colored space. With classic candies and modern creations, Sugar Kingdom delights a broad range of tastes and ages.


610 Currituck Clubhouse Dr, Corolla

The cherry on top of your Corolla/Outer Banks vacation. Slinging ice cream in our 2 locations: @ Harris Teeter stop light AND in TimBuck II shopping center.

The Fudgery

Multiple Locations

Timbuck II Shopping Center @ 785 Sunset Blvd, Corolla
Scarborough Lane Shoppes @ 1171 Duck Rd, Duck
Jockey's Ridge Crossing @ 3933 S Croatan Hwy, Nags Head

Great fudge since 1980. Before PCs, the Internet, and when the idea of a cell phone was still science fiction; in a seemingly inconspicuous retail store on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, an event occurred that was so unique, so enticingly innovative that fudge hasn't been the same since.

It was 1980 when A.C. Marshall revolutionized the time-honored tradition of making fudge with the grand opening of the worlds very first Fudgery. With its copper kettles and marble slabs, the store looked like a fudge shop, but it sure didn't sound like one...

With the ringing of a big brass bell, "Papa Fudge" Marshall lured beachgoers into that first store with a unique mix of singing, showmanship, and the best fudge the world has ever known. And the show has never stopped.

Interactive retail is how Papa Fudge describes his nutty concept, but what that really means is FUN. More than anything else, that has been the secret ingredient in his recipe for success; that and a first-rate fudge. That commitment to quality continues as the company he founded added caramel apples, ice cream, and milk shakes to an already successful mix.

"Never underestimate the value of having a good product," Marshall cautioned. "There are no shortcuts, and we use only the very best ingredients: pure vanilla, the purest chocolate and a time-tested process. I truly believe we provide as good a fudge as can be found anywhere on the planet."

Multiple Locations

3700 N Croatan Hwy, Kitty Hawk (MP 4.5)
2805 S Croatan Hwy, Nags Head (MP 11)

The Spot located on the Outer Banks, NC is the 1st Acai and Yogurt Bowl Restaurant. Featuring Acai Bowls, Yogurt Bowls, Smoothies, Ice Cream and much more! Acai Bowls is served UNTIL 7:00 PM.


Waterfront Shops @ 1240 Duck Rd, Duck

Serving specialty coffee drinks, real fruit smoothies, and ice cream treats right on the Duck boardwalk, overlooking the sound. A great place to stop to energize yourself during your stroll through Duck or day of shopping but is especially great at sunset -- hence the name!

Nags Head

3408 S Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head

Surfin Spoon is a radical little frozen yogurt bar established by former professional surfer, Jesse Hines. He and his wife, Whitney, are passionate about the Outer Banks community, surfing, and tasty, healthy treats. Surfin Spoon is more than frozen yogurt, it’s an experience! Enjoy delicious frozen yogurt, super-friendly staff, WIFI and surf movies, a game room, and fun memorabilia displayed throughout the shop of local surfers and classic photos of the Outer Banks. Come see us this summer to taste waves of flavor in every bowl. Yewww!


1187 Duck Rd, Duck

A family-owned Italian bakery located in the heart of Duck, NC. Tullio's Bakery has been in business for 25 years and is proud to serve up mouth-watering treats daily. Our freshly baked goods are made with the freshest ingredients and served with love. Whether you’re looking for a quick bite or something to bring home and share, we’ve got just the thing for you. Come visit our locally owned and operated bakery today and treat yourself to the best baked goods in town. We know you’ll thank us later.


1159 Austin Street, Corolla

Located across the street from the Currituck Beach Light, you'll find one of Corolla's newest hang outs: Tasty Treats & Broken Plate Kitchen. Corolla's most "Instagrammable" dessert! These show stopping concoctions will be hard to forget as they are truly works of art -- and great reward after a long lighthouse climb!

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