Nags Head Restaurants

In Nags Head, North Carolina you have many choices for dining opportunities. Read through the following to get a feel of each of them before planning your nights out on the Outer Banks. They are all tasty, and favorites of past vacationers with Southern Shores Realty. Even if your Outer Banks vacation rental is a far from Nags Head, it is still worth the trip to try a few out!


Address:
7623 S Virginia Dare Trail
Nags Head, NC 27959
(252) 441 - 5405

Description:

Basnights is located on the causeway heading towards Manteo and Roanoke Island. Their specialty and what they take pride in is serving some of the best local seafood around. While your enjoying your meal, you will even more enjoy the panoramic view of the Roanoke Sound. They also offer delicious catering for any size event. 

Address:
4104 S Virginia Dare Trail
Nags Head, NC 27959
(252) 261 - 2583

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Email Blue Moon Grill

Blue Moon Grill is one of those places that you won't forget. Yes, there will be a wait and there will be a wait all year. This is one of those places to embrace the wait by grabbing a drink at the bar, and walking around checking out all the local art they have hanging. From their salads, to their calamari, to their shrimp and grits, this place is a top favorite among tourist and locals. 

Address:
6714 S Croatan Highway
Nags Head, NC 27959
(252) 480 - 3038

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Dairy Queen is known for their original blizzard. Their drive up ice cream and fast food chain brings memories and traditions to many families. From banana split, to a chili dog and fries, Dairy Queen is always delicious and a sweet ending to your day on the beach. 

Address:
2407 S Croatan Highway
Nags Head, NC 27959
(252) 449 - 2722

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Dirty Dicks is where you go to get a full range of seafood. You can start off with some oysters on the half shell, fried pickles, smoked tuna dip and more. Then switch on over to their dinner selection of steamers, fried seafood, crab pots and more. There is a guarantee that you will not leave here hungry. 

Address:
7304 S Virginia Dare Tail
Nags Head, NC 27959
(252) 441 - 2441

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Dune Burger is a classic of the Outer Banks. Where the burger has been perfected over the last few decades. Located on the beach road right near Jockey's Ridge, it's a perfect lunch stop while you're on the beach. They also have their infamous hot dogs and of course ice cream to top it all off. Dune Burger, they've got a good thing going. 

Address:
2424 S Croatan Highway
Nags Head, NC 27959
(252) 480 - 1629

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Email Dunkin Donuts

"The Banks Runs on Dunkin". From their regular drip coffee, to their pumpkin creme brulee latte, Dunkin keeps you going. Aside from their delicious power boosters, there are the baked goods. From their perfectly icing covered doughnuts, to their mini bites,  to their tasty breakfast sandwiches, it will be sure to give your day a good start. 

Address:
7206 S Virginia Dare Trail
Nags Head, NC 27959
(252) 441 - 6541

Description:

Fatboyz Ice Cream and Grill is located near Jennette's Pier and just a walk away from the beach. They offer burgers, fries, hot dogs, and other grilled delights. What they are really known for is their sweets. They want your day on the Outer Banks to come to an end with the best treat possible. 

Front Porch Cafe

Address:
2515 S Croatan Highway
Nags Head, NC 27959
(252) 480 - 6616

Description:

Front Porch Cafe welcomes you to stop in whether you are visiting for the first time, or returning to order your signature coffee. They bring in their coffee from small independent farmers throughout the world, focusing on the use of organic farming. We recommend everything from their fresh brewed drip coffee, to their signature drinks, to their tasty baked goods - they will be sure to give your morning a local kickstart.

Address:
2316 S Croatan Highway
Nags Head, NC 27959
(252) 441 - 4116

Description:

Kelly's is one of the best well known restaurants on the beach. All of their entrees are made with fresh, local ingredients. As for their desserts? Even if you don't have a sweet tooth, one will form after eating these desserts. They are to-die-for. Their catering is always on point and on time. Aside from cooking and baking amazing food, they are large sponsors within the community.

KFC / Taco Bell

Address:
7320 S Virginia Dare Trail
Nags Head, NC 27959
(252) 441 - 3028

Description:

KFC / Taco Bell

Where two completely different worlds meet for your convenience. Taco Bell serves up Mexican cuisine fast and friendly. They offer chalupas, crunch wraps, burritos, tacos and more. KFC offers lightly breaded to extra crispy fried chicken with all the fixings. If you're craving a chicken chalupa with a side of macaroni and cheese, go for it! 

Address:
4933 S Croatan Highway
Nags Head, NC 27959
(252) 441 - 4179

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La Fogata is an authentic Mexican Restaurant. Using some of the freshest vegetables, mixed with some of the finest meats, they come together to make your entree. Their menu includes cheese dip, guacamole, enchiladas, quesadillas and so much more. They welcome and accept large parties. Vegetarian upon request on any meal. 

Address:
3308 S Virginia Dare Trail
Nags Head, NC 27959
(252) 255 - 5825

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Lucky 12 is known for their beer selection, live music, and outdoor patio. They feature live music all summer long. Aside from the 90+ beers, they serve local seafood, salads, burgers, tasty kids menu, chicken wings, and of course their NY style pizza. FYI: pizza is served until 2AM. 

Address:
6916 S Croatan Highway
Nags Head, NC 27959
(252) 441 - 6151

Description:

Millers fell to Hurricane Irene in 2012, but they came together, rebuilt and re-opened. The Miller family promises the same delicious food and friendly service to still be true. From their fresh local seafood, to their grilled to perfection land lover combinations. Enjoy your meal while you witness some of mother nature's breathtaking sunsets over the Roanoke Sound.

Address:
4005 S Croatan Highway
Nags Head, NC 27959
(252) 456 - 7890

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Mulligans is one of the best spots to grab lunch or dinner. Enjoy a variety of foods from sandwiches, burgers, to freshly steamed seafood. Their top deck is beautiful for catching the sunset over the sound while you enjoy their live music. Mulligan's is a believer in the Farm to Fork philosophy as their seafood and veggies are local. 

Address:
2217 S Croatan Highway
Nags Head, NC 27959
(252) 441 - 2660

Description:

New York Pizza Pub serves up an array of Italian food by day, and provides you live music to dance off that food by night. They have tasty appetizers, pasta dishes, steak entrees, seafood entrees, and dessert that will be the "icing on the cake" to a delicious lunch or dinner. 

Address:
3948 S Virginia Dare Trail
Nags Head, NC 27959
(252) 441 - 1141

Description:

Email Old Nags Head Cafe

Old Nags Head Cafe is located right on the beach road, across form Jockey's Ridge. They serve local seafood, soups, sandwiches, and full entrees. Aside from that they also have a full service bar with their hand picked beer and wines. New to the Old Nags Head Cafe is their breakfast. Stop in and check them out, you will be glad you did. 

Address:
5220 S Croatan Highway
Nags Head, NC 27959
(252) 441 - 3981

Description:

Outback is where you go for a classic steak and potatoes kind of meal. They offer appetizers such as their infamous bloomin' onion. From the soups, salads, to their straight from the sea menu, there will something here for everyone. Even for you chicken lovers, they know how to grill it and top it to perfection. Open only for dinner. 

Address:
7114 S Virginia Dare Trail
Nags Head, NC 27959
(252) 441 - 7309

Description:

Owens Restaurant is one of the original Outer Banks restaurants. They have been open since 1946, had Southern Shores Realty beat by one year. They have perfected the dining experience. From fresh seafood, to grilled to perfection meats. Owens will be sure to please every family member, even our youngsters. Stop by and see how they've made it as long as they have. 

Address:
6708 S Croatan Highway
Nags Head, NC 27959
(252) 441 - 2637

Description:

Pamlico Jacks is a well known, sound-front restaurant in the town of Nags Head. From their pirate ship outside, to their delicious entrees, this will become a tradition for your family. The restaurant has plenty of seating, but also fills up fast so come early. The best part about it, are the breathtaking sunsets you'll witness while enjoying your family, friends, food and drink. 

Address:
2512 S Croatan Highway
Nags Head, NC 27959
(252) 261 - 1111

Description:

Email Pizzazz Pizza

One of the most known pizza places on the Outer Banks. They have locations in Corolla, Duck, Kitty Hawk, and their newest location in Nags Head. Founded in 1986 and have been working to perfect the pizza slice ever since. Available for dine-in, carry-out, and delivery! 

Address:
2412 S Virginia Dare Trail
Nags Head, NC 27959
(252) 480 - 1095

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Red Drum Grille and Taphouse is located on beach road. They serve lunch and dinner with specials happening everyday. Enjoy their 18 micro-brews and domestic beers on tap while you eat some of the freshest local seafood, steaks, ribs, and so much more. Perfect location to head for a moonlight walk on the beach after dinner. 

Address:
7228 S Virginia Dare Trail
Nags Head, NC 27959
(252) 441 - 7366

Description:

Sam and Omie's is a tradition for most families that visit the Outer Banks. They are known for everthing they serve. Eating breakfast here is perfect. Aside from their always delicious breakfast, they are located across the street from Jennettes Pier. For dinner, all I can say is there is a wait for a reason! Enjoy! 

Address:
5205 S Croatan Highway
Nags Head, NC 27959
(252) 441 - 9030

Description:

Sonic is taking it back to the drive in days. Whether they walk to you, roller skate on over to you, it will be done with a smile. They have hamburgers, hot dogs, and their most infamous slush happy hour. Whether it's just to cool off or grab a quick bite to eat, Sonic is one of our best fast food restaurants around. 

Address:
3919 S Croatan Highway
Nags Head, NC 27959
(252) 449 - 6465

Description:

If you and your family are looking for some good Southern North Carolina BBQ, Sooey's has it. From their pulled pork, to their brisket, to their golden hush puppies and corn nuggets. After burning all that energy across the street at Jockey's Ridge, head on over to Sooey's! 

Address:
6806 S Virginia Dare Trail
Nags Head, NC 27959
(252) 449 - 9313

Description:

South Beach Grille prides themselves in making sure they provide gluten free menu options. They are open for lunch and dinner and offer a variety of tasty treats. Their menu includes wraps, sandwiches, appetizers, salads, quesadillas, burgers, main entrees including seafood and land lover meats. "Attitude Adjustment" hour is from 3pm - 6pm Monday through Thursday. 

Stone Oven Pizza

Address:
7531 S Virginia Dare Trail
Nags Head, NC 27959
(252) 441 - 7775

Description:

Email Stone Oven Pizza

Stone Oven Pizza is one of the best pizza places in Nags Head. Their recipe for pizza sauce is top secret. Pair that with their homemade dough and fresh local ingredients and you have why their one of the best in Nags Head. Also offering appetizers, subs, strombolis, and calzones. 

Address:
106 E Finch Street
Nags Head, NC 27959
(252) 449 - 6600

Description:

Subway is always a good choice for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. With their fresh toppings, creative sub creations, there is something for everyone. Don't forget their tasty soups, pizzas and melt in your mouth cookies. An inexpensive and quick way to feed the family. 

Address:
7340 S Virginia Dare Trail
Nags Head, NC 27959
(252) 441 - 4963

Description:

Enjoy one of Nags Head's top seafood restaurants. Located right on the sound, you can enjoy the beautiful views as you enjoy your one of a kind entree. Open for lunch and dinner. They also offer a variety on their children's menu for all the youngsters in the group. 

Address:
2408 S Virginia Dare Trail
Nags Head, NC 27959
(252) 441 - SURF (7873)

Description:

Email Surfin Spoon

After getting pitted all day, riding tubes, and shredding the gnar stop in to Surfin Spoon. Pro surfer Jesse Hines and his wife Whitney will serve you some of the tastiest froyo with some of the best toppings, and do it all with so much love. Located at the cutest house on beach road in Nags Head. 

Taiko Sushi

Address:
5000 S Croatan Highway
Nags Head, NC 27959
(252) 449- 8895

Description:

Try Taiko Japanese Restaurant once and you will realize why they are one of the best sushi restaurants on the Outer Banks. You won't find extra crunchy filler, a lot of rice or anything like that in their rolls. Aside from their hand rolls, the rest of their menu will make it hard to remember why you came; the sushi or their entrees?

Address:
7575 S Virginia Dare Trail
Nags Head, NC 27959
(252) 441 - 7332

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Tale of the Whale is known for its local seafood dishes and location. You can enjoy some of the most beautiful sunsets the Outer Banks has to offer. Why not do dinner and a show? Dinner by Tale of the Whale and the show by mother nature. Enjoy the dock with a gazebo while you wait for your table. 

Address:
7013 S Croatan Highway
Nags Head, NC 27959
(252) 441 - 1600

Description:

The Dunes Restaurant is known for their hospitality, home cooking, and tradition. Their breakfast buffet is anything but ordinary. They keep their buffet hot, fresh, and always right out the kitchen. Along with many other popular restaurants, there may possibly be a wait so it's best to get there early.

Address:
3016 S Virginia Dare Trail
Nags Head, NC 27959
(252) 441 - 7299

Description:

Tortuga's Lie is one of the most known restaurants on the beach. They throw the freshest local fish and vegetables into their Caribbean style dining. They also have sushi night along with their ever changing daily specials. Along with food, they have outdoor sand volleyball in the back yard. Whether it's for lunch or dinner, Tortuga's is just a hop and skip from the beach and will be sure to please!

Address:
7100 S Croatan Highway
Nags Head, NC 27959
(252) 255 - 1516

Description:

Brand new to the Tanger Outlets. If the aroma from Tropical Smoothie doesn't make you hungry as it makes it's way through the sidewalks, then I don't know what will. This is a perfect place for lunch, a light snack, dinner, and also open for breakfast. Stating your morning off right with Tropical Smoothie Cafe. Located in Tanger Outlets. 

Address:
2424 S Croatan Highway
Nags Head, NC 27959
(252) 441 - 1601

Description:

Viva Mexican Grill has made to order Mexican food. Their menu consists of burritos, quesadillas, and other Mexican favorites. From their fajita ranchera burrito to their black bean quesadilla, there will be something for everyone in the family. Can't forget about their chips and salsa, queso, and guacamole or their tacos, nachos and chimichangas! 

Address:
6705 S Croatan Highway
Nags Head, NC 27959
(252) 715 - 1880

Description:

Waveriders is for the early birds! Their menu will make your mouth water just reading it.. Every morning you will find breakfast cooking and coffee brewing by 6:30 AM. Didn't get enough at breakfast? That's great because they are open for lunch also. This is a great spot for quick and delicious breakfast and lunch! 

Yellow Submarine

Address:
5000 S Croatan Highway
Nags Head, NC 27959
(252) 441-3511

Description:

Yellow Submarine has some of the best pizza in Nags Head. Everything is made fresh daily. They use fresh topping, hand cut all of their meats and cheeses using only the finest Boars Head. From their pizzas, to their subs, rip curls, and more, I can guarantee you and your family will return. Delivery, dine-in, carry-out.