Posted on 7/15/2020

Waterfront Hang-Outs

Dinner with a view -- nothing beats it! Being surrounded by water, the Outer Banks does not fall short on excellent waterfront hang outs.

If one is looking to dine outdoors on the waterfront here are some helpful tips.
- Bring sunglasses and/or a hat! Especially if you're going to a soundfront establishment during sunset hours.
- Lather it up! It's easy to forget to put on sunscreen for lunch or dinner, but if you're dining outside you'll certainly want it.
- Make sure your camera/phone is charged up because you'll likely have some amazing views you won't want to forget.
-Patience. If dining outdoors, one may inadvertently be farthest way from the kitchen. Patience with restaurant staff who are serving outdoors is always appreciated, especially if it's hot outside. Restaurants have been short-staffed this summer but are still working diligently to provide an excellent dining experience.
- If dining outside, don't forget water. It can get very warm outdoors, and it's easy to forgo water in lieu of a sunset sip of wine, but don't forget to hydrate after what was a likely a long day in the sun.
- Bug spray. Depending on where you're dining and if you're dining outside, you may want to pack some sort of mosquito repellent.
- Get there early. It's no wonder the waterfront hangs are the most popular, and as such wait times can get very lengthy. Get there early to beat the rush, or anticipate for extended wait times.
- Have a great time! Few things rival spending time with family near the water.

Southern Shores Realty has compiled this list of waterfront hangouts for your convenience! Listings are from north to south, working from Corolla to Manteo.

Oceanfront Grille

Corolla - Oceanfront
1197 Franklyn Street (Corolla Light Resort)

Watch the waves roll off the Atlantic while you relax in a fun family atmosphere and enjoy great cuisine at The Oceanfront Grille.

Favorite items include our famous jumbo lump crab cakes, bacon-wrapped sea scallops, shrimp wellington, juicy lamb chops, and nightly chef specials.

Savor the beautiful views with cocktails from our full service bar, served to you by our welcoming wait staff.

Tables are located on our elevated outdoor deck, you may need a jacket as we can catch a cool ocean breeze.

Paper Canoe

Duck - Soundfront
1564 Duck Road