July 15, 2020
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.
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.
Duck – Soundfront
1564 Duck Road
The Paper Canoe’s waterfront setting and gourmet cuisine provide an experience that captivates your eyes and amazes your taste buds. We serve fresh food prepared simply and with passion by our team of friends using ingredients from our own Outer Banks backyard. Each day our owner, Tommy Karole, hand picks the fresh-caught fish for that evening’s dishes. In addition to seafood, the menu’s offerings feature dishes influenced by Southern styles as well as ethnic twists for unexpected pairings of flavors that showcase the talent in the kitchen. The result is dishes like our grilled shrimp with smoked Gouda grits or our skillet-seared scallops in a light vegetable curry sauce.
We are dedicated to your experience from the time you walk in our door. An ever-changing chalkboard features daily selections from handmade pasta, locally caught Outer Banks seafood and rustic wood oven specialties including our duck confit pizza. The daily Chef’s Whim is whatever specialty dish — like a shrimp and scallop sausage with truffle Israeli couscous — the chef feels compelled to make and share that night. We consider presentation just as important as the quality of the dish itself and work to create art with each item served. Our 10 craft beers on draught and extensive reasonably priced wine list complement The Paper Canoe wood oven pizzas and entrée offerings. Our food is best enjoyed in The Paper Canoe’s wood-walled restaurant, warmly lit with the natural light that flows in through the oversized windows that overlook the Currituck Sound.
Reservations are accepted and recommended!
Duck – Soundfront
1314 Duck Rd.
Welcome to Duck’s casual waterfront dining destination. We have something for everyone to enjoy, from inspired sandwich combinations to expertly prepared local seafood with a kick of creativity. In addition to our approachable menu for all ages, we serve local and international craft beers, an exceptional selection of wines, and craft cocktails that will leave you wanting more.
Conveniently located just north of town overlooking the Currituck Sound, The Village Table & Tavern is the perfect spot to enjoy a bite to eat or a libation. Our waterfront location even allows you to come by boat.
For a special occasion or just to break up a day at the beach, The Village Table & Tavern is THE gathering place for family and friends in Duck.
Duck – Soundfront
1240 Duck Road (North end of Waterfront Shops)
Owners John Power and Chef Sam McGann opened their 52-seat, soundside restaurant in Duck, NC in 1989. It was a bold move. Duck was just beginning its growth as a vacation destination and the dining choices were limited, even in the summer. Certainly, there was no place like THE BLUE POINT, with its open kitchen, casual, yet unique retro decor of glass block, Formica, and red bar stools, to the Fiestaware plates and contemporary menu. The partners started with a fresh approach and brought an option to dining that was just different on the Outer Banks. As the Town of Duck developed over the years, so did the restaurant by committing to being open all year and updating the decor, service and food along the way. THE BLUE POINT and Duck grew up and evolved together.
In 2006, THE BLUE POINT went through an extensive renovation with updated decor, seating, and expanded bar and larger, but still open kitchen.
At the forefront remains our commitment to the Southern Hospitality that set the service apart from the beginning. There has always been gracious, personal attention to the guests and a professional and educated staff that sets the mood for the dining room. Our menus change seasonally based on the best local produce and sustainable NC Seafood. Traditional signatures can be found on our menu, from jumbo lump crab cakes, Rosebay oyster stew (winter) and scratch she crab soup (summer), to contemporary takes on dishes such as brandade, ceviche, smoked vegetables and cured meats. As a kitchen, we’ve always been proud of our fresh baked breads, biscuits and desserts plus house-churned ice creams & sorbets. Throughout the years our philosophy has remained the same – keep our dishes simple, personal and consistent with strong roots in Southern cooking.
As we celebrate 30 years, overlooking the Currituck Sound from our perch at the end Duck’s soundside boardwalk in the Waterfront Shops, THE BLUE POINT still strives to be an active ingredient in the neighborhood mix of locals and visitors. Of course, we want our Duck, NC restaurant to be THE place for a special occasion, as it has been now for several generations of families – but also a place where everyone is comfortable just stopping by for lunch or dinner, or just a drink…for good food, good wine and good friends….and oh yeah…for great sunsets!
Duck – Soundfront
1190 Duck Road (Osprey Landing)
“From the crew that brought you Wave Pizza Cafe on the Duck boardwalk comes Eventide, a casual spot for sophisticated beverages and bites by the water. Eventide refers to the time at the end of the day … the time perfect for smooth sips, savory snacks and the sun setting over the Currituck Sound. Featuring artisan cheese and charcuterie boards, elevated small plates, signature homemade sangria and a sommelier-designed wine list, Eventide invites you to begin the evening with a beverage and appetizer or close it with a nightcap. Dine outside on the deck or inside where the wide windows showcase sweeping soundfront views.” – DuckNC Guide
Duck – Soundfront
1174 Duck Road
Locally Inspired Creations, Exquisite Wines, Hand-crafted cocktails, Year-round. Now in our 13th season, we applaud our outstanding staff for their commitment to providing an exceptional culinary experience in our casual setting you’re sure to be comfortable relaxing in. Gorgeous sunsets, live music, and good times with friends and family make AQUA the place where delicious food and beautiful memories happen.
Our lunch menu has a selection of soups, salads, sandwiches, seafood, and more. At dinner, Chef creates exquisite specialty dishes using local-caught fish and seafood, locally farmed ingredients, and all-natural meats. Carefully chosen innovative wine, craft beer, and cocktails perfectly complement Chef’s savory creations. Our yummy desserts are handmade in house from the freshest ingredients.
Point Harbor – Soundfront
9175 Caratoke Hwy (base of the Wright Memorial Bridge)
A Taste Of India With A View Of The Outer Banks!
The Outer Banks is in for a real treat as the first authentic Indian Cuisine Restaurant opens its doors. Located on the northern end of The Wright Memorial Bridge, Masala Bay offers locals and visitors a taste of delicious North Indian food on the Currituck Sound.
Masala Bay has a beautiful, waterfront setting and fills a gap in OBX dining, providing genuine North Indian cuisine. The restaurant offers a special experience; with attentive service, unique ambience, full bar and delicious food. Open for lunch and dinner, Masala Bay delivers a variety of hearty dishes and also excellent choices for vegans and vegetarians. Take-out party platter options are available – a convenient option for home celebrations and Outer Banks vacationers.
MASALA BAY’S CHEF SUNEEJ – North Indian cuisine
Masala Bay’s Chef Suneej has been part of several successful restaurants and catering services in Northern Virginia. Seeing this great opportunity before him, he made the decision to relocate to the Outer Banks, bringing his experience and recipes with him. Born and raised in northern India, he boasts humble beginnings: he started his culinary journey in his grandmother’s kitchen which developed his food philosophy of locally sourced and globally inspired Indian cuisine. He describes his food as “Indian food with an international accent”.
Kitty Hawk – Semi-Oceanfront
4700 N Virginia Dare Trail
Ocean Boulevard has become your source for Upscale Food To Go since March 17th – as part of a government mandate to cease all in-house dining in our area. We are still at it, cooking away and stayting creative! As of May 22nd, are allowed to seat in our dining room again at 50% capacity. We will be seating by reservation only through May and evaluate our processes as we move in to June. Realizing the apparent need, we will continue to offer food to go and the menus will be posted just below. We hope to receive the bulk of our Take Out orders before 5pm and have an early pick up time so we can shift our focus to in house dining during the busy hour. Give us a call at 252-261-2546 and let us know if you would like Take Out and we will call you back and arracge a time that mutually suits us best. Thank you all for your support and understanding as we continue to operate during these unprecedented times.
Kitty Hawk – Semi-Oceanfront
3848 N Virginia Dare Trail
The Black Pelican originally served as historic Lifesaving Station # 6 which was constructed in 1874. Station #6 and its crew served to provide aid for boats and their crews that were stranded along the oceanfront. The building also served as an active weather bureau. The Wright Brothers used information garnered by the weather bureau to plan their experimental flights. In 1903, after their successful First Flight, the Wright Brothers sent the telegraph announcement from Station # 6.
The Black Pelican was one of the first year round restaurants on the Outer Banks. Created and brought to life by the beloved Paul Shaver in 1993, pieces of him are still all over the beautiful restaurant he left behind for so many to enjoy. Sadly, we lost Paul unexpectedly in 2006 but we have done everything in our power to keep his memory and spirit alive. Paul was very adventurous and loved to travel. In his younger years he traveled and lived abroad, visited Europe, taught skiing in Switzerland and even ran with the bulls in Spain. After returning from his travels to other stunning parts of the world he would bring back new food ideas to incorporate into the Black Pelican menu. Paul was known to many as a dare devil. From racing cars and trucks, to a short term NASCAR career to flying a Russian Mig Jet Paul never seemed to slow down. Paul had one of the most kind and caring hearts. Active in the community, Paul even flew relief missions for hurricane Katrina victims. Keeping Paul’s memory alive, the Black Pelican team continues to remain active fundraising and contributing to the Outer Banks community. Paul’s passion for fun and good food remain our inspiration!
The Black Pelican is open year round serving lunch and dinner. We are closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas day, so that our employees can enjoy time with their families . In addition to our menu we serve delicious lunch and dinner specials. Fresh seafood, steaks, vegetarian dishes, sandwiches and wood oven pizzas are some of the items offered on our menu. The Black Pelican also has a menu designed just for kids. We have comfortable dining rooms that will accommodate dinner for two or 22. Lunch and dinner are served at our full service bar, along with some local color.
Private parties are welcome depending on availability. Catering services for weddings and other special events are our specialty.
Kill Devil Hills – Semi-Oceanfront
2106 N. Virginia Dare Trail (Across from Avalon Pier)
Whether you just discovered this famous Outer Banks restaurant, have been coming in for years, or have always wanted to, one thing rings true: Awful Arthur’s Oyster Bar has a reputation that is second to none. The first oyster bar to open its doors on the Outer Banks 35 years ago, Awful Arthur’s is a local mainstay known for its fresh, delicious seafood and casual and friendly atmosphere.
Customers will delight in watching hot oysters come hissing right out of the steamers as the guys behind the bar shuck and serve them on the restaurant’s copper-topped bar. Order them steamed, fried, or slurp them down raw…no matter how you like your oysters, Awful Arthur’s has it covered.
One of the only Outer Banks restaurants with an ocean view lounge, Awful Arthur’s emits a welcoming, coastal vibe. Dubbed one of America’s greatest oyster bars by Coastal Living and recognized by Esquire for its steamed, spiced shrimp, Awful Arthur’s is not only a household name on the Outer Banks, but is recognized all over the country by its emblematic logo, backed by its delicious seafood and other popular menu items.
Nautical adornments lend to the salty, seaside atmosphere of this quintessential Outer Banks restaurant – the perfect place to bring the entire family, enjoy a casual date night or join a group of friends to enjoy a peck of oysters, an ocean view, cold drinks and good times! Kicked back is the name of the game and Awful Arthur’s plays it well.
Nags Head – Soundfront
6916 S Croatan Hwy
Unbeatable water views and sunsets. Truly an Outer Banks family tradition, Miller’s Waterfront Restaurant has been owned & operated by the Miller Family since 1982. Dedication to quality food and service shines through with every meal and is comparable only to the beautiful water views.
Overlooking the Roanoke Sound, Miller’s offers one of the few truly waterfront dining experiences on the Outer Banks.
Enjoy casual dining in our downstairs family-friendly seafood restaurant, or our signature drinks and grill menu in our upstairs deck bar while watching kite boarders, windsurfers and mother nature’s best sunsets.
In August, 2011 Hurricane Irene arrived at our back door. Our Western Wall, facing the Roanoke Sound, detached from the floor and literally fell into the water. The reconstruction of the dining room was finished in March ’12. Although the interior is now very different than the original building, the food & service retains the Miller’s signature touch.
Nags Head – Soundfront
7340 S Virginia Dare Trail
Sugar Creek Soundfront Restaurant is a family owned establishment. Owners, Ervin & Teresa Bateman work hard to ensure that customers enjoy the view, service and most of all the food. Ervin has been at Sugar Creek since 1989. Teresa, since 2005. The view is one of the best on the Outer Banks. Water may be seen all around. Wildlife is also part of the view. Many people take photographs of birds, ducks & geese. Sunsets make the restaurant a favorite for visitors and locals. Customer service is a top priority at Sugar Creek. Each dining experience should provide customers with a positive memory. Our staff is provided with on-going feedback to make sure the best service possible is given. In terms of seating, Sugar Creek Restaurant has two dining rooms and an outside deck. There is a newly remodeled gazebo for private parties.
Ervin prides himself in purchasing the
highest quality local seafood while having it prepared in the
traditional Outer Banks style. Chicken, ribs and mouth watering beef
options are also part of the Sugar Creek menu. Furthermore are
innovative twists with seafood and other nightly specials. Lunches are
delicious and include daily specials which many customers love. Don’t
forget to try one of our homemade desserts. The bar provides daily
appetizer specials, directly at the bar, from 3-6pm. Several new wines
have been added to our wine list. Wine is now served by the glass and by
Ervin and Teresa are actively involved in the restaurant. They love old friends and meeting new ones. So, please make sure to come by and join the owners and staff for an enjoyable time.
Nags Head – Soundfront
7623 S Virginia Dare Trail (on the causeway)
Enjoy Waterfront Dining at our Outer Banks Seafood Restaurant
At Lone Cedar Café, we specialize in fresh and local Outer Banks seafood. If you’re craving the freshest fish, clams, crab, shrimp and oysters from local North Carolina waters, you’ll find them at the Lone Cedar Café.
For generations, Outer Banks families made their livings — and their daily meals — from the bounty of local waters, caught fresh every day. Our family, the Basnights, were part of that history, and we continue the tradition today by serving only the freshest Outer Banks seafood, caught in local waters and brought to our docks daily by local fishermen, then cleaned and prepared right here at the Lone Cedar Café. Our vegetables are “just picked” from North Carolina farms, we serve only all-natural beef and poultry and even our herbs and greens are grown in our own chemical-free garden on-site. Come enjoy delicious food, gorgeous sunsets and panoramic water views, the antics of our resident ospreys and our warm Southern hospitality.
Quality Fresh Outer Banks Local Seafood.
The tradition of fresh and delicious seafood dates back to the early days of the Outer Banks. Like other local families, the Midgetts, the Basnights and the Tilletts made their livings by harvesting the fresh catch of the day. To continue the family tradition, Marc and Sandy Basnight, and daughters Vicki and Caroline, opened Basnight’s Lone Cedar Café in 1996. Drawing on the rich Outer Banks heritage of our ancestors, we developed a menu that enhances the freshest seafood and ingredients using many authentic Outer Banks recipes. Caroline and Vicki now helm the restaurant daily, ensuring the highest-quality meals and making every guest feel welcome.
We take great pride in serving fresh, local food — and in being a “green” restaurant, too. By keeping our environment clean and focusing on fresh, local and natural foods, the Lone Cedar ensures that our diners have a healthful, natural and, above all, delicious dining experience.
Basnight’s Lone Cedar offers it all: The best local foods — especially our fresh daily catch of local Outer Banks seafood, a panoramic view of Roanoke Sound and the friendly and warm hospitality of an original Outer Banks family. We hope to see y’all here soon!
We’re especially proud that Lone Cedar has earned a reputation as one of the top in Outer Banks catering. We are honored to be a part of so many meaningful gatherings – Outer Banks weddings and rehearsal dinners, birthdays, bridal lunches, reunions, business meetings, parties and more. We have an entire staff dedicated to our Outer Banks catering events. Our chefs both trained at the Culinary Institute of America, and they bring their excellence and passion for food to your Outer Banks catering event. We have two catering coordinators to make sure your events goes exactly as planned, and our staff is experienced and seasoned, ready to bring the professionalism that refines your event.
Outer Banks catering, as you might know, is a competitive business, so the fact that we are the recommended resource by so many Outer Banks wedding planners, event coordinators and locals means a lot to us. For details on Lone Cedar Catering, click on the Catering link at the top of the page.
Nags Head – Soundfront
7575 S. Virginia Dare Trail (on the causeway)
We know you have numerous dining choices on the Outer Banks and we’re delighted that you have come to our restaurant. Our customers frequently ask us to explain the “Tale” of the Whale and we’re always happy to oblige.
The Tale of the Whale Restaurant is the legacy of one man, Don Bibey. Having spent his entire professional career in the food industry, Don traveled the world while in the United States Air Force. On his travels he accumulated many excellent recipes and ideas intended to enhance the dining experience. In 1980, Don and his wife Carole opened their own restaurant dedicated to a simple principle — “To serve good food in ample portions with superior service in a comfortable setting”
Don and Carole chose Whalebone Junction as the perfect location for the pursuit of their dream. No other restaurants were using a whale motif at that time and since Don and Carole were both interested in “saving the whales” the name they chose seemed appropriate. It has been our hope that folks will support the plight of these gentle giants as they continue to be threatened by man.
The Tale of the Whale Restaurant operated successfully for over 20 years under Don’s guidance and direction until his passing in 1997. Carole continues to uphold the tradition , along with their son Dan and his wife Kathy, out of a strong respect for Don and his high standards of fine dining. Their desire is for The Tale of the Whale to continue to meet Don’s ideals for many generations to come.
We hope your dining experience here is a pleasant one and that you will allow us to become part of your family’s tradition here on the Outer Banks.
Thank you for dining with us —
The Bibey Family & Staff
Nags Head – Soundfront
7531 S Virginia Dare Trail (on the causeway)
Welcome to Freshfit Cafe, the Outer Banks newest health-oriented cafe
and juice bar located in Nags Head, NC. Serving breakfast and lunch
daily, our goal is to help make it easy for you to meet your fitness
goals by providing healthy and delicious meals. We are
nutrition-oriented and health-focused and want to help you eat better,
increase energy and reduce stress.
Our Nags Head restaurant and juice bar is located on the Nags Head-Manteo Causeway, offering health-focused dining in a relaxed waterfront setting. Grab a coffee or fresh juice, or join us for a full breakfast or lunch. We’re also available to answer your questions about diet and nutrition – and we are happy to do so!
Outer Banks Health Food and Smoothies
Get your Outer Banks health food fix at Freshfit Cafe in Nags Head! At Freshfit, we don’t just serve up balanced breakfasts and lunches. We also have organic coffee, espresso, a full juice bar, detox drinks and smoothies. If you have special dietary needs or restrictions, we have you covered there too. Our menu can accommodate vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free diets. And as our name suggests, we use only the freshest ingredients including local seafood, seasonal fruits and vegetables, and clean proteins. We also have a kids’ menu available.
Next time you’re in search of a Nags Head breakfast or lunch, join us at Freshfit Cafe for a memorable and healthy meal in a casual, waterfront setting. We look forward to serving you.
South Nags Head – Oceanfront
8901 S. Old Oregon Inlet Rd (OBX Fishing Pier)
Located on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, the Outer Banks Fishing Pier and its associated facilities have long been established as THE destination Outer Banks location for serious fishermen and fun-seekers. Owners Garry and Mary Oliver along with their staff of recreational fishing professionals, have been helping anglers make the most of their Outer Banks fishing experience for more than 50 years.
Looking for a fun time, great view, and locally sourced food? Look no further than our very own oceanfront bar & restaurant, Fishheads Bar and Grill. We are a lively hangout with entertainment and events almost every night during the peak season. Our servers are knowledgable in craft beer and local seafood. Find your way to South Nags Head and you will not be disappointed.
Spend your day on the Roanoke Sound on your very on rental boat. Fishing Unlimited located on the cause-way to Manteo, has everything you need to find the
fish. We have the tackle, the bait, and the boats. Our staff at Fishing Unlimited is knowledgeable in fishing gear, the NC fisheries and local waterways. “Be your own Captain” boat rentals is a fun way to spend the day with the family.
Manteo – Soundfront
2000 Sailfish Drive (Pirates Cove Marina)
Blue Water Grill & Raw Bar might be considered “destiny’s calling”. Back in 1970, just married Will and Karen Shields crossed the bridge for the first time. At age 26, Will, the son of a Pennsylvania farmer and butcher, had never seen the ocean. As he stood under the Avalon Pier, holding his bride’s hand, he was awestruck, and the rest is what he considers the family’s destiny.
Through a series of career chapters and 3 great kids, the family moved from Pittsburgh, to Maryland, to Harrisburg, on to Richmond, and finally to Nags Head. Then Scott, a professionally trained chef, working in Staunton, Virginia, made the phone call that eventually led to the family’s destiny. “Dad, it’s time we go into business. Let’s open a restaurant.”
After long hours of planning, Scott and Melissa sold their home and they moved to Nags Head. Six months later, a little 32 seat restaurant named Blue Moon Beach Grill was born. Popular with the locals, the “once in a blue moon dining experience” grew in popularity, as did the restaurant, expanding to 64 seats. Out of Blue Moon, Blue Water Grill & Raw Bar was born.
And that’s where Blue Water Grill & Raw Bar takes over the story line. Blue Water, after a yearlong remodeling, opened its doors on February 21, 2015. Blue Water is not a clone of Blue Moon, although we believe in many of the same guiding principles. Great food and stellar service are our cornerstones.
Blue Water’s employees are a part of the Shields family’s extended family. “Our team is just amazing,” says Scott. “They ARE Blue Water Grill & Raw Bar.” We have a great management team and a lineup of chefs that rock the house with creative and great food.
So that is who we are. We are a family owned restaurant that has a wonderful staff. Our food is exciting, cooked to order and always made from the freshest ingredients possible. Our hospitality helps provide a warm and friendly atmosphere, in a setting reminiscent of an exciting coastal boathouse. And finally, we hope that we are part of the Outer Banks culture. Destiny called back in 1970 and we are responding to its call.
Manteo – Soundfront
1100 S Bayclub Drive (Shallowbag Bay Marina)
Stripers Bar and Grille is a 3 floor restaurant with every seat overlooking the water.
Our first-floor bar area features an outside dining area and a screened in porch. Coming by boat? Stripers provides boat slips for our guests so you can enjoy our food at your convenience.
The second floor is a great family dining experience with views of Roanoke Sound and full bar.
Up top on the 3rd floor is the breathtaking view with outside deck dining and inside seating with the ultimate dining experience.
We are committed to serving the freshest seafood. We buy local seafood when available and we make everything in house from desserts to dressings and sauces.
Stripers Bar and Grille is here to cater to your every need!
Where EVERYONE is a VIP!
1587 Restaurant – Manteo
Manteo – Soundfront
405 Queen Elizabeth Avenue
In every great vacation spot there are one or two special places – places you discover and claim as your own – slightly off the beaten path and away from the crowds and the frenzy – places where magical memories are made. 1587 Restaurant is just such a place.
The lovely 1587 Restaurant facility is actually located right inside of The Tranquil House Inn. This is just another element to assure that your meal, event or occasion is all-inclusive plus both romantic and convenient for you and your guests! All of your wants, needs and desires are either close at hand or only moments away. Whatever you wish, is available for the asking, even if that simply means an idyllic atmosphere of peace and serenity.
Dine in an atmosphere that is both elegant but relaxed as you gaze through the large windows that frame a view of quaint Shallowbag Bay and a moonrise that is truly spectacular! Every seat in our warm and inviting dining room commands breathtaking waterfront panoramas. Our copper top bar is also the perfect stop for wines, a wide selection of beers and cocktail beverages plus appetizers or small plate menu items. Travel writers and food critics from around the country say dining at 1587 Restaurant is a “must do.” The writers from Southern Living Magazine said simply, “Remarkably creative cuisine,” and the producers of Food Network’s “Best Of” featured 1587’s creations as the ultimate in Outer Banks dining.
Those who visit us, do so again and again, and understand what is meant by “All is not lost!”
Manteo – Soundfront
207 Queen Elizabeth Ave, Manteo
If you’re looking for an Outer Banks seafood restaurant with a casual, family-friendly vibe and an amazing water view from every seat, join us at Avenue Waterfront Grill in downtown Manteo. Overlooking Shallowbag Bay and the Manteo harbor, our Outer Banks waterfront restaurant offers finely crafted, chef-prepared dishes for seafood lovers, meat eaters, vegetarians, vegans and gluten-free eaters alike in a laid-back, friendly and welcoming atmosphere. We buy only local seafood for menu items like our popular Tuna Sushi Style, Fish Tacos and Bayou Shrimp and Grits, and selections of pizza, burgers, steaks, chicken, slow-smoked brisket, salad and pasta ensure that everyone in your party can find something they love. We serve all-natural proteins and fresh produce and make everything from scratch, including our sauces, dressings, pizza crust and even the Italian sausage. Owners Chef Thomas Williamson and Maria Williamson and our friendly staff welcome you to our Outer Banks waterfront restaurant with friendly smiles, delicious food and the best views on the Outer Banks. Come see us on the Manteo waterfront for lunch and dinner.
Enjoy a Full-Service Bar at an Outer Banks Boat-Up Restaurant
Avenue Waterfront Grille is one of the few Outer Banks boat-up restaurants. Free dockage is available at the Manteo town docks. Choose indoor table seating with a view of the harbor, seating at the full-service bar or outdoor seating on the patio with a view and a breeze. At our full-service Outer Banks waterfront bar, we offer North Carolina and regional craft beers, boutique and organic wines and a full menu of well-crafted cocktails made from scratch with fresh-squeezed juices.