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Hatteras Sol. Almost anything on the menu is very good to excellent, except their crab dip but being from Maryland I like the MD way of making it. The deep fried whole fish is wonderful.


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All-time favorite means different things based on the occasion. My responses are limited to restaurants between the Bonner and Corolla.

For a special dinner either The Blue Point in Duck or The Colington Café in Kill Devil Hills. Both have excellent food. The Blue Point has a beautiful soundfront setting and the best she crab soup. The Colington Café is a nice change from the typical Outer Banks venues. I would add The Paper Canoe to these two places.....great food and a drop dead setting/view on the Currituck Sound when dining in the bar area. 9Photo below taken from our table at the Paper Canoe).

"To go" restaurants are a couple we go to every year, multiple times during our stays. The first is The Kill Devil Grill in KDH for their crab cakes and Key Lime Pie. Laid back, great little bar, and very reasonable. The second is the Corolla Village Bar-B-Que in Corolla Village. Not a sit down place, although they do have a few picnic tables outside. They serve the very best Eastern NC style pulled pork north of the Bonner. Get the baked beans as well. A third place is the North Banks Restaurant and Raw Bar in Tim Buck II in Whalehead. Some of the best seafood around. A special note for The Rundown Café for their Monday Fried Chicken Night. Very good chicken at a crazy good price. Lastly Tortugas Lie used to make my list but since they expanded some years ago not that happy with the place anymore.




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Most of our favorites have already been mentioned by others here except for Urban Kitchen Click to follow link... (next to Harris Teeter) and a relative newcomer to the beach "Village Table and Tavern" Click to follow link...

Urban Kitchen is a small storefront, not too many tables and a small kitchen that they work their magic in, very good food great people that own and run it.

Village table and tavern is a very nice new building on the sound, with great views, good menu and they are working hard to pull it all together, each time it gets better and better and they are a Godsend off season.

However our Number 1 go to is Paper Canoe, we always go for a sunset dinner, Tommy and his team are just the best, best, best. Genuine 1st class meals prepared by great staff and the owner does not rest he is 100% ontop of everything that happens. In addition one of the best sunset views !!!

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On Hatteras Island, I am partial to the Cafe at the Inn on Pamlico Sound

judyk

^^^^This^^^^

Not only the best food, but the best overall ambiance and vibe. Yes, it's a haul for some (well worth the drive) and it's not inexpensive but if you are seeking THE best overall dining experience, The Inn is it.

Let's not also forget their huge give back, like post Irene, to the community mantra.


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We love Ocean Boulevard Bistro in KDH but it is pricey. We usually get the specials and have not been disappointed. Service is great. We tried the Colington Cafe when we were there a couple of weeks ago. The food was good but still prefer Ocean Boulevard. If you like mixed drinks with or before dinner, be forewarned that Colington Cafe only serves beer and wine. The Paper Canoe seems to be very popular on this Board so we are definitely planning to try it when we come to the beach in September.




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My only regret about going to the Outer Banks is we never have enough time to eat at our favorite places, There are so many good places to eat. Our Favorite is a food truck on Ocracoke, Eduardo's they have the best sea food burrito and tacos I have ever eat


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The OB has many good places to eat. I recommend the posts by Robert and Ish. They each know where of they speak regarding northern OB eats.
One place I’ll add is Roadside in the heart of Duck. They do seem to be offering live entertainment during the summer. I see they are now calling it Roadside Bar and Grill. Wonder if things have changed.


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Rick is right. Eduardo’s does great food all year long! I’ll throw in one I like to hit when the time is right, Bob’s Eat & Get the Hell Out for breakfast. One reason, GREAT homemade home fries!


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Tortuga's Lie....Nags Head. Always a line. Get there for the first seating or plan on waiting. Simply awesome grub.



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Tortuga's Lie....Nags Head. Always a line. Get there for the first seating or plan on waiting. Simply awesome grub.



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Was there a few weeks ago, and spent a few days in Kitty Hawk area before heading north to our rental in Whalehead. Had one of the best sandwiches . Trio n Kitty Hawk is a wine, beer, cheese market with a small cafe. I stopped there to get an assortment of beers to bring home for my nephew. The staff was great and helped me select a few six packs and a bottle of stout. We decided to try the cafe. I had a Brie and prosciutto panini with rosemary fig spread. It was fabulous. My cousin had a buffalo poboy.She said it was delicious.
In Corolla, we always have lunch-fish tacos- at Corolla Cantina before we check in.
Also like the sandwiches from PhillyCheeseSteak in Food Lion Shopping area, and Corolla BBQ for an easy meal.


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My answer would be Blue Water Grill at Priate's Cove. Everything is excellent. Start with the sashimi tuna appetizer and go from there.

This is an open-ended question without knowing your crowd, budget, or desired atmosphere. In an older post from 2017 you were coming with 11 people including 3 young kids. If the same is true and you're looking for a group experience I'd not recommend Blue Water Grill. For a small group of adults it's perfect.


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Always have to stop at Coastal Cravings in Duck for breakfast. The "Lobster Benny" is awesome.


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My answer would be Blue Water Grill at Priate's Cove. Everything is excellent. Start with the sashimi tuna appetizer and go from there.

This is an open-ended question without knowing your crowd, budget, or desired atmosphere. In an older post from 2017 you were coming with 11 people including 3 young kids. If the same is true and you're looking for a group experience I'd not recommend Blue Water Grill. For a small group of adults it's perfect.

Mstaszew


I wanted to know everyone's favorites without any restrictions. We are coming with a larger crowd this year, and even more kids, but my kids are old enough to be left home if we want an adult night, so I'm definitely interested in all kinds of restaurants and atmospheres! We also have never ventured to Manteo to eat, so I'm excited to look into those recommendations!


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I am loving all of these suggestions! I'm thinking I'll be spending a good portion of our drive down on Sunday looking up menus! Thanks everyone!


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I am loving all of these suggestions! I'm thinking I'll be spending a good portion of our drive down on Sunday looking up menus! Thanks everyone!

Jessy0780


P-A-P-E-R C-A-N-O-E

PS. Bring a big bucket of money.


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Without restriction my top 3 are... Blue Water Grill, Blue Moon, Kill Devil Grill

Tortuga's Lie, Fish Heads, and Food Dudes Kitchen have never let us down, either. We've only had lunch at Food Dudes. Avenue Waterfront Grille in Manteo was excellent the one time we've been. We'll be back, but haven't been there enough to comment on consistency.

Tim-OBX mentioned Salt Box. I always forget about that place as it's far enough off the beach to be out of sight, out of mind, but their food is amazing as well.

I generally try a new item every time I go to places and would recommend anything on the menu that looks good to you at the above places.


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We stay in South Nags Head and typically only go out for breakfast. Sam and Omies, Grits Grill and Old Nags Head Cafe are the three we frequent.


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Our #1 place to go is Tale of the Whale. The service is great. The meals and selections are great. The portions are big.

I love the broiled scallops and lump crab meat. Helene loves the shrimp and grits. She says its the best she ever had.




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Our #1 place to go is Tale of the Whale. The service is great. The meals and selections are great. The portions are big.

I love the broiled scallops and lump crab meat. Helene loves the shrimp and grits. She says its the best she ever had.

JimmyZ


The shrimp & grits.




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Hear ye, hear ye!!

Couldn't agree with you more, JimmyZ! Spot on!

Get to the Tale of the Whale for their early bird discount (20% ?). Ask for a booth and Missy, but please not while we are there last week in August! Exceptionally good!


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The blackened tuna reuben at the Red Drum (milepost 10 - beach road - Nags Head) is my traditional check-in day lunch. Nom, nom, nom!! Thumbs up

If you venture down to Buxton, the fish tacos at Buxton Munch are fantastic!


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Without restriction my top 3 are... Blue Water Grill, Blue Moon, Kill Devil Grill

Tim-OBX mentioned Salt Box. I always forget about that place as it's far enough off the beach to be out of sight, out of mind, but their food is amazing as well.

Mstaszew


Damn - reading this thread and was hoping no one would mention the Salt Box. I thought it was only the locals and my special secret. Randolph is a great chef - has a little bit of Cajun in him to give you a hint as his food style. The wine dinners are a GREAT time and ALWAYS sold out.

Paper Canoe is on par with Salt Box but a few more $'s and trumps Salt box's view.

Trio is great for smaller plates / Tapas and a great craft beer selection.

Urban Kitchen is also great with a limited menu (usually one meat, fish, veggie entree).





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Soft shell crab sandwich with lettuce tomato and some kind of tartar special dressing....a lot of restaurants will have soft shell crabs in season. You eat the entire thing. My daughter used to call it the fried spider sandwich but she ate it!

jfalba

Food of the gods. Banana Banana Banana


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