Waves Market and Deli
- Details: This year-round market has become a Tri-Village staple thanks to the offerings from the deli. Sandwiches are made to order and come piled sky high on fresh, homemade bread. Come hungry or prepared to share, though no one would blame you if you wanted to keep these tasty sandwiches all to yourself. Service is quick and friendly in this locally owned and operated spot. Take-out is available, if you want to enjoy your sandwich on the beach.
- Where: 26006 NC-12, Waves
- Hours: 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday
- Info: 252-987-2352; facebook.com/wavesmarket
Bro’s Sandwich Shack
- Details: Opened by brothers, this spot strives to be more than just your standard burger joint. The bros make as much as they can in house with fresh ingredients. Original house-made sauces and dressings adorn juicy burgers, tempting sandwiches, big salads, and a you-can-tell-it-is-homemade quinoa burger. Stay for the counter service-style dining or order online through their website.
- Where: 41934 NC-12, Avon
- Hours: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. daily
- Info: 252-995-9595; brossandwichshack.com
- Details: The menu here is as bright and colorful of the interior of this restaurant. Since 1999, Buxton Munch has been serving up an array of sandwiches, burgers, their famous crabby patty, and the Taco Tuesday taco wrap. After being open for 20 years, you can bet they are doing something right.
- Where: 47359 Highway 12 Osprey Shopping Center, Buxton
- Hours: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday; closed Sunday
- Info: 252-995-5502; buxtonmunch.com
- Details: It is hard to resist a sandwich shop with a specials board loaded with puns and cleverly named sandwiches — and Kat’s doesn’t disappoint. The extensive menu is packed with sandwiches, paninis, salads, breakfast, and snacks to suit a wide range of dietary needs. As their website quotes, "I believe that all anyone really wants is to sit in peace and eat a sandwich." — Liz Lemon, “30 Rock”
- Where: 56193 Tracy Ct., Hatteras
- Hours: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. daily
- Info: 252-986-2000; delibythebeach.com