Outer Banks Restaurants with Outdoor Dining and Patios

Outer Banks Restaurants with Outdoor Dining and Patios

The Blue Point
The Blue Point Restaurant in Duck, NC

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

The Blue Point – The backyard bar at the Blue Point is arguably the best place to catch a sunset on the OBX, all while enjoying handcrafted cocktails and mouthwatering local seafood dishes.
Sweet T’s – Part coffee shop, part wine and craft beer emporium, Sweet T’s satisfies all of your cravings. Spend happy hour listening to live music under a large live oak tree.

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.

Eventide in Duck, NC
Eventide Restaurant in Duck, NC | from facebook.com/eventide.duck

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.

Roadside – With front patio dining, as well as a massive Backside Bar, Roadside has plenty of outdoor space to stretch out.
Roadside Bar and Grill in Duck, NC
Roadside Bar and Grill in Duck, NC
Village Table and Tavern – With a large wraparound deck and covered patio that overlooks the adjacent sailing center, Village Table and Tavern is a mellow place to unwind and enjoy an array of delicious food and cocktails.
Aqua Restaurant – Snag a waterfront table at this soundside eatery and watch the sun set over the Currituck Sound.
Aqua Restaurant in Duck, NC
Aqua Restaurant in Duck, NC | facebook.com/AquaOBX/

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.

The Corolla Beer Garden – Shady live oaks and a stellar tap list make The Beer Garden one of the best spots to cool off with a frosty brew on the Outer Banks.
Corolla Beer Garden
The Corolla Beer Garden in Corolla, NC | Instagram @the_beer_garden

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.

Art's Place in Kitty Hawk, NC
Art’s Place in Kitty Hawk, NC
Ocean Boulevard – Creative cocktails and an extensive wine list are the staples at Ocean Boulevard. Their spacious front patio is a great place to sip on one of these tasty beverages and choose from their more casual fare.
Black Pelican – A shady oceanview deck offers elevated views over the beaches of Kitty Hawk. Svory seafood dishes and great drinks!

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.

Outer Banks Brewing Station
Outer Banks Brewing Station in Kill Devil Hill, NC

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.

Fish Heads Bar and Grill
Fish Heads Bar and Grill in Nags Head, NC | facebook.com/FishHeadsBarandGrill

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.