Outer Banks Restaurants with Outdoor Dining and Patios
There are few things more relaxing than spending summer evenings outside at some of your favorite Outer Banks restaurants. At many of these favorite eateries, you can savor soundside sunsets or ocean views while treating yourself to amazing food and tasty beverages. Some restaurants offer seasonal live music, showcasing a broad range of talented local musicians — check out their websites or social media pages for event calendars,
Another alternative? Pick up take out from these restaurants offering to-go, grab a beach blanket, and make your own picnic!
Outdoor Dining in Duck, NC
Eventide – One of the newer additions to the Duck dining scene, Eventide serves up epic sunset viewing, paired with unbeatable wine selections, charcuterie boards, and quite possibly the world’s best pimento cheese.
The Tap Shack – One of the larger outdoor entertainment areas in Duck, the Tap Shack is a fan favorite behind Coastal Cravings in central Duck. Enjoy frosty brews and a great atmosphere!
Red Sky Cafe – Located next to our Duck office, Red Sky has recently expanded their outdoor dining area. Hang in the shade under an umbrella and snack on some of the most delicious food in Duck (the shrimp n’ grits are a must-try.)
NC Coast – The sister restaurant to Red Sky Cafe, this soundfront spot is quickly becoming one of Duck’s hottest restaurants, featuring amazing water views and unique cocktails and dishes.
Outdoor Dining in Corolla, NC
Mike Dianna’s Grill Room – Have breakfast or dinner on the covered deck at Mike Dianna’s in the Timbuck II shopping center.
Outdoor Dining in Kitty Hawk, NC
Rundown Cafe – Unique island flavors are the main feature of dishes at Rundown Cafe in Kitty Hawk. Post up on their oceanview deck and enjoy great views and great food!
Art’s Place – A local favorite, Art’s Place has two killer outdoor areas AND the best burgers in the whole wide world. Sip a brew on their oceanview Sway Bar, or relax in the back yard, burger in hand.
Outdoor Dining in Kill Devil Hills, NC
Outer Banks Brewing Station – With plenty of space to stretch out, and offering regular live music, the Brewing Station is a wonderful place to kick back and enjoy locally brewed beer, elevated pub food, and good company.
Salt Box Cafe – Tucked back in Colington, The Salt Box cafe is off the beaten path, but certainly worth a visit. Their screened patio is the perfect place to eat some of the best (and freshest) seafood in town.
Outdoor Dining in Nags Head, NC
Fish Heads Bar and Grill – A South Nags Head classic, Fish Head’s is located on Outer Banks Fishing Pier. Since you’re right over the water, this is one of the best spots on the beach to enjoy stunning ocean views.
Miller’s Waterfront Restaurant – Since 1982, Miller’s has offered family-friendly fare and a great atmosphere, with stunning views over the sound. Their outdoor deck is prime for sunset watching.
Basnight’s Lone Cedar Cafe – With covered and open outdoor areas, Basnight’s offers plenty of al fresco options to enjoy classic seafood dishes. Located on the Nags Head Causeway.