Eating on the Outer Banks is a wonderful experience. Check out one of our many great restaurants, diners, cafés, dive-ins & bistros:

Basnight’s Lone Cedar Café – Dinner daily plus Sunday brunch. Family American & seafood waterfront dining *
Black Pelican – Lunch & dinner daily. Family American + local fav for seafood, white sauce pizza & ocean view *
Blue Moon Beach Grill – Quirky, fun filled dining. Southern comfort food with a creative twist *
Chili Peppers Restaurant – Lunch, dinner. Global cuisine with Southwestern flair *
Dunes Restaurant – Breakfast (generous quantity!), lunch & dinner daily for the entire family
Fatboyz Ice Cream & Grill – Ice Cream, Burgers, Subs, Sandwiches, BBQ
Firefly Restaurant – Family lunch & dinner daily. American, southern, seafood & steakhouse w/outdoor dining *
Flying Fish Café – Dinner. Casual family dining, American / Mediterranean fare *
Goombays – Tropical tastes, casual place. Local seafood, chicken, steak with Caribbean flair *
Grits Grill & Bakery – Breakfast & Lunch. Seafood omelets, shrimp & grits plus grilled sandwiches
JK’s Restaurant – Dinner. Family dining, mesquite grilled Western aged beef, seafood, ribs, steaks, chicken *
Kelly’s Restaurant & Tavern – Dinner. Southeastern seafood, 300+wine list, bar/lounge/entertainment
Miller’s Waterfront Restaurant – Lunch, dinner, cocktails – Family dining, soundfront setting
Mulligan’s Raw Bar & Grill – Sports bar. Lunch, dinner, famous burgers – great ocean view deck *
Ocean Boulevard Bistro & Martini Bar – Dinner. American bistro-style dining, martini bar *
Outer Banks Brewing Station – Lunch & dinner daily. Family American, vegetarian, seafood & micro-brews *
Owens Restaurant – Dinner. Southern coastal cuisine, whole Maine lobsters, homemade desserts *
Pamlico Jack’s Pirate Hideaway – Dinner. Soundfront, Family Fun & Award-Winning coastal cuisine, wine list *
Pier House Restaurant – Breakfast, lunch, dinner. Seafood, sandwiches, beer, cocktails, oceanfront
Red Drum Tap House – Lunch, dinner. Seafood, steaks, sandwiches, draft micro-brews
Sam & Omie’s Restaurant – Breakfast, lunch, dinner. Family favorite for decades on the Beach Road *
Snowbird Drive-In – Ice cream, frozen yogurt, burgers, seafood boats on the Beach Road
Sugar Creek Seafood Restaurant – Lunch & dinner. Carolina-style seafood – casual waterfront setting *
Tortugas’ Lie – Lunch & dinner. hip Caribbean inspired seafood, beef, chicken, pasta, vegetarian dishes *

* Some of our favorites


Whatever your energy level, there’s always something fun to do on the Outer Banks, even if it’s observing as a spectator. Check out our favorite outdoor experts:

Beach Jeeps of Corolla – Wild Horse Sightseeing Tours
Coastal Kayak Touring Company – Kayak trips through Pine Island, Ginguite Creek, Alligator River Refuge, Peter Mashoes Creek & Pea Island
Corolla Wild Horse Tours – Wild Horse Sightseeing Tours
DownEast Rover Sailing Adventures – Watch dolphins ride the pressure wave while touring the sounds
Fishin Frenzy Sportfishing – Deep sea fishing out of Oregon Inlet
Fistful Sportfishing & Albemarle Outfitters – Off-shore/in-shore game fishing plus duck hunting
Outrigger Sportfishing – Deep sea fishing out of Oregon Inlet
Kitty Hawk Kites – Hang gliding school & lessons, kite boarding, sail boarding & all sail sports
Kitty Hawk Sports – Kayak guided tours & rentals


From courses cut through beautiful forests to links-style layouts among the dunes, the Outer Banks has it all when it comes to golf. Check out one of our favorite courses:

Carolina Club – 252-453-3588
Currituck Club – 800-453-9400 (front 9 something special)
Duck Woods – 252-261-2609
Holly Ridge – 252-491-2893
Nags Head Golf Links – 800-851-9404 (just 1/4 mile South of the Inn)
Outer Banks Golf Association – 800-916-6244
Pointe Golf Club – 252-491-8388
Seascape – 252-261-2158


The Outer Banks has a wealth of great shopping and these are just a few places to check out – perfect diversions for those ‘Red Flag Days’

Cotton Gin – Nags Head
Farmer’s Daughter – Nags Head
Forbes Candy & Gift Shop – Nags Head
East Coast Game Rooms – Powells Point
Jockeys Ridge Crossing – Nags Head
Life’s a Beach – A Lilly Pulitzer® Via Shop
Outer Banks Mall – Milepost 14 Nags Head, 252-441-5620
North Beach Outfitters – Duck
Scarborough Faire – Duck
Sound Feet Shoes – Nags Head
Tanger Outlet – Milepost 16 Nags Head, 252-441-5634
Tar Heel Trading Company – Duck


The Outer Banks is known for its lighthouses. Within a short drive from the hotel, you will find some of the most beautiful lighthouses in America.


No matter what you like to do or see, the Outer Banks has something for everyone. Check out some of our favorite area attractions:


Even when you can’t be here, you can check out live Outer Banks weather and surf conditions before you arrive: