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Restaurant recommendations near Waves

Restaurant recommendations near Waves




Hi everyone! I just booked our home for our August vacation this weekend - so it is official! We are staying in Waves this year, we have never stayed south of Duck so this will be a new experience for us. I am just looking for some restaurant recommendations near Waves (or surrounding areas).

Other things we are thinking about doing during the week: a horseback ride on the beach with OuterBanks Horseback, a day trip to Ocracoke, exploring the Graveyard of the Atlantic museum and visiting the Cape Hatteras lighthouse - anything else we should do?

Its been 2 years since our last trip so I am very excited to finally be getting back!


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Don't know much about Waves as is a bit far north for us but in ...
Avon - south of Waves. Pangea Tavern is our newest favorite on the island. also in Avon is Oceans Bistro which is quite excellent as well.
heading south to Buxton (hit the lighthouse at the same time) - Cafe Pamlico - they grow their own veggies and has great views. expensive and quality over quantity here.
further south if you want to check out Hatteras Village is Dinky's - our local favorite along with the more casual Hatteras Sol.

On your trip to Ocracoke go to Dajio's, a from scratch restaurant. it rocks. we used to like Howards Pub but it seems touristy to us now.
also for Ocracoke - check the ferry trip times. it is longer than it used to be and you want to time your return so you don't miss the ferry back. you may have to wait a whole hour more. Ocracoke is really nice with some fun bars with music etc - within walking distance -so it's worth a trip but waiting an extra hour on the way back can be a drag. find out which day is the least crowded and go then.
In august - make sure you have bug spray


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We are staying in Waves for the first time this year (first time staying on Hatteras Island!) and I am looking forward to staying somewhere new. I am going to tag along on this thread for info ;)


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As a local, I would add Diamond Shoals in Buxton to your list. In my opinion, much preferable to Pamlico Inn. Best seafood on the island. And Sandbar in south Buxton is also quite good, with a beautiful view of the Sound.


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Those famous Apple Uglies! They can be found in Buxton at the The Orange Blossom Bakery & Café. You want to get there early and be thankful that since it is vacation, calories do not count. Greatest pastry I have ever ate!


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We've been at Waves for the past 8 years! We love Watermanns Grill... right on the sound in Waves... have live bands on covered patio.... can watch kite boarders.... great atmosphere! Awesome sunsets!!!! Top Dog is another favorite...but it's small and not air conditioned....


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We stay further south but the last time we stayed in Waves we really enjoyed Goodwinds and the fabulous sunsets over the sound there. Lisa's Pizza for check in night delivery. I can 2nd Top Dog. I've heard good things about Sting Wrays but haven't checked it out myself.

In Avon Gidgets, Oceana's, and Bros Sandwich.

If you make it down to Buxton, Buxton Munch is amazing, try the fish tacos. Sandbar and Grill is another good spot to catch a Sunset. Diamond Shoals and the Orange Blossom for breakfast. Rusty's Surf and Turf was excellent for a nice dinner, but they recently revamped and are not doing breakfast and lunch. I'm sure it will be good.

In Frisco, stop at the Scotch Bonnet for Fudge, maybe check out the Frisco Space ship for a photo op.

Hatteras Village is the home of the Harbor Deli, which is my favorite spot to get an early morning breakfast on my way to the Ocracoke Ferry, i recommend the breakfast wraps. I think they are under new management, so I'm hoping they kept the wraps. Sonny's is great for breakfast too. Try to catch the ferry before 9am, it will minimize your wait time.

On Ocracoke, if you have a 4WD and a permit, try to get out to South Point if it's open. Go to ramp 72 and turn right and go as far as you can. If it's open, it's a really neat place to explore. Not to be missed food wise on Ocracoke, Eduardo's Taco stand, breakfast or lunch, you can't go wrong. Highly recommend the crab breakfast burrito. Dajio is great for breakfast if you want sit down. I haven't been there for lunch or dinner yet but hear it's great. My favorite lunch/dinner spots are the jolly Roger or Smacnally's. Both have the open air waterfront thing going for them. If you want something more upscale, the Back Porch and Flying Melon are both delicious. The best way to explore the town is to rent golf carts, there's alot more than meets the eye that you don't realize just driving up and down Highway 12. Springer's point and the lighthouse are good sightseeing things to do there.


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Second vote for Waterman's - great location and food. Atlantic Coast Cafe is good for a quick bite as well - we love their cheese fries! Also, the restaurant at the KOA in Rodanthe was a good stop for breakfast.

Bro's Sandwich in Avon is definitely a must visit, as well as Buxton Munch, and both are worth the trip! Make sure you visit the Orange Blossom Cafe as well in the morning to get some apple uglies and breakfast sandwiches. If you're going to Ocracoke, stop at the Hatteras Harbor Deli - they made one of the best breakfast sandwiches I've ever had.

Come to think of it, I don't think we've ever had a bad meal south of the Bonner Bridge. Thumbs up


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Goodwinds is our favorite place to eat down that way. Good food/prices/views.


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Those famous Apple Uglies! They can be found in Buxton at the The Orange Blossom Bakery & Café. You want to get there early and be thankful that since it is vacation, calories do not count. Greatest pastry I have ever ate!

SwampDuck


Seems to be more "ugly" than "apple" in those things.


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Those famous Apple Uglies! They can be found in Buxton at the The Orange Blossom Bakery & Café. You want to get there early and be thankful that since it is vacation, calories do not count. Greatest pastry I have ever ate!

SwampDuck


Seems to be more "ugly" than "apple" in those things.

ultrahog99


Only till they hit your taste buds ultra......only till they hit your glorious taste buds...... Big grin Coffee


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We make special trips to Top Dogs in Waves. No frills, but the best fish wraps on the beach. We have been wanting to go to Boardwok for dinner also. Anyone had that experience?


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I'll throw in a 3rd or 4th for Top Dog. We stayed right across the street from it last year. We tried Froggy Dogg once - did not care for it. Gidget's Pizza down in Avon was good for a take out. You must plan on driving down to Orange Blossum at least once. Great stuff going on there. All of their pastries / donuts are good. One apple ugly will take care of multiple people. They're huge!


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Boardwok is surprisingly good. It’s not as big inside as one would guess. Take out is always an option. They have a nice indoor “tiki hut” bar to sit at while you wait.

You can’t beat the sunset views at Good Winds. They’re still experimenting with the menu, but trying hard to be as good as it was under the previous ownership.

Looks like Sting Wrays is under new management, so we’ll hold judgement there.


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We always make a point to get takeout from the taco truck, Taqueria Las Ahumaderas, in Rodanthe. Nothing fancy, but super tasty.


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We use to go to Froggy Dogs in Avon.... no more! Terrible!! We love Oceanas Bistro.. but it is small... nightly specials... can’t b in a hurry! But worth it!


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When you go to Food Lion in Avon for your groceries, plan on getting sandwiches at Bro's right beside it.


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When you go to Food Lion in Avon for your groceries, plan on getting sandwiches at Bro's right beside it.


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We own a condo in Avon and eat out every time we're in town. Our favorites are: Waves: Waterman's and Good Winds for sunset views/drinks/music on a nice night. Avon: Gidget's Pizza has a great pizza, salads, cheese and wine selection, Bros Sandwiches are awesome, Pangea Tavern, Oceana's; (skip Froggy, Dirty Dicks, OWG, chinese place and mexican place). Buxton: Buxton Munch is always on my "must visit" list for fish tacos. If you use Yelp, you will get pretty good advice. Enjoy, its a much slower pace and the beaches are the best on the OBX.


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Forgot to mention that the sandwiches at the Waves Market and Deli are awesome!


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Waterman's is one of my favorites. I haven't been to GoodWind's since it changed. We've enjoyed lunch at Atlantic Coast Cafe.

We haven't been to BoardWok in years, since they were in the old location. I know Top Dog gets raves, wasn't impressed the one time I went. I may have to give them another try.

The taco truck in Sting Wray's parking lot is always reliable.... get some food and head to the deck at Kitty Hawk Kites.


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Some quick updates from the Tri Villages. Lisa's Pizza in Rodanthe opens today at 11 am !!

Stingwrays is under new management, a new chef, and has been renovated inside. Opening day is now slated for a week from today, Friday, March 30th.

And a brand new place opening April 15th, Hatteras Bowls. Across the street from Waves Market, some amazing and healthy alternatives that we are all excited about here. Menu is now available on the FB page.

https://www.facebook.com/hatterasbowls/


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Forgot to mention that the sandwiches at the Waves Market and Deli are awesome!

Heinz57obx
Agree - and they're HUGE!
For a snack - OBX Franks Hot Dogs across from the post office and the deli. Also like Goodwinds. I didn't know Sting Wray's changed (again), but it used to be our last dinner (carryout - stay at the KOA) before heading back home. Food was good, but they've had trouble with keeping good service staff. Talking to the hostess/owner, every place seems to have that problem.
Atlantic Coast Cafe has GREAT breakfasts - they have a wrap and a monte cristo sandwich - YUM!! They also have lunch and dinner.