There’s no shortage of great spots to catch a sunrise or sunset on the Outer Banks — but if you can couple the experience with a delicious meal, a glass of wine or a cocktail, it’s a win-win.
1. Ortega'z Southwestern Grill and Wine Bar
Let’s chat for a bit about great food, created with a little bit of heart and soul in downtown Manteo. Maria and Thomas Williamson, the husband and wife owners of Avenue Grille, stay true to who they are by featuring coastal southern cuisine reminiscent of Thomas’s grandma’s cooking combined…
1. Charis Coffee Company
Mako’s Beach Grille + Bar in Kill Devil Hills has finished extensive renovations that put a fresh face on the year-round favorite. First opening its doors in 1996, Mako’s is perhaps best known as a family-friendly restaurant and private party host with an extensive menu of seafood, prime Ang…
In Denmark, where the frigid winter winds whip up off the open waters of the North Sea, they have a single word for how residents seek refuge from the weather. The Danish word “hygge” expresses a feeling closest to what we might call coziness. While the word may not be directly translatable …
Great value is on the menu for the Outer Banks Fall Restaurant Week Friday, Oct. 19, through Saturday, Oct. 27, with 15 eateries from Jarvisburg to Manteo offering a fixed price, three-course meal highlighting their cuisine.
Kinston is approximately 150 miles from the Outer Banks; Ayden is a 130-mile drive. These two Eastern North Carolina towns are well known for their classic bar-b-que joints serving wood-smoked pulled pork with the region’s unique vinegar-based sauce. But there’s no longer any good reason to …
Everything about Howard’s Pub is designed for diners — and those just looking to raise a mug or two — to have a good time.
Fish and Chips Sandwich
The Black Pelican Oceanfront Restaurant’s extensive menu is both diverse and affordable, and the food never disappoints — and that’s why it’s a favorite among locals to meet friends and family.
Big changes are in the works for Café Lachine, a popular gourmet bistro and bakery. After six years in its Nags Head location, owner Johanna Lachine will pack up and move to Wanchese in mid-September.
The Jolly Roger Restaurant has been part of the Outer Banks landscape since 1972, and for good reason: It’s fun, affordable and unique.
Whether looking for a nice, quiet spot to sip a spot of organic tea in style, or indulge in an all-natural smoothie — loaded with protein and low in calories — or partake in a fresh bagel or delicious confection, Elizabeth’s Tea Garden in Nags Head is a good place to start.
Three years ago, Lisa and Richard Cope relocated permanently to the Outer Banks from the land of the Liberty Bell and the Eagles football franchise.
When Chris Vlahos took over the family business — Kitty Hawk Pizza — in 2004, he had big plans in store for the longtime location.
Pamlico Jack’s Restaurant & Bar is a popular choice among locals and visitors alike. In addition to its view of grassy, salt marshes and the nearby Albemarle Sound — from every table — its menu includes fresh Gulf Stream seafood, certified Angus beef, homemade pasta, burgers and sandwich…
Marinated mahi mahi fish tacos
Food Dudes Kitchen owner, chef and all around utility player Buddy Falzon loves what he does at this cozy beach road eatery. Even though he works 60 or more hours a week, sometimes cleaning late into the night 200 pounds of shrimp, or cutting 100 pounds of fish daily, he says he wouldn’t cha…