Roanoke Island packs in plenty of excellent places to eat for its size. We compiled a list of the best restaurants in Manteo, North Carolina, to eat breakfast, enjoy a date night with your special someone, and relax with the entire family after a day at the beach! So, grab a napkin and some silverware and get ready to dig into some delicious cuisine.
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9 of the Top Restaurants in Manteo North Carolina
Front Porch Cafe
The Front Porch Cafe is one of the best restaurants in Manteo, North Carolina, for breakfast. Their menu is full of gourmet coffees, tasty cinnamon buns, muffins, scones, croissant sandwiches, oatmeal, and more! You can even stop by later in the day to enjoy a glass of wine or a beer on the porch!
Island Perk Coffee Shop
If you’re in downtown Manteo and need a pick-me-up in the morning, stop by Island Perk Coffee Shop. Here, you can grab a coffee and a pastry before heading out to enjoy your day on the North Carolina coast!
For the Whole Family
Poor Richard’s Sandwich Shop
Sandwiches, burgers, and wraps are highlights the menu at Poor Richard’s Sandwich Shop. The is one of our favorite restaurants in Manteo, North Carolina, to grab lunch. It sits in the heart of town, so you can easily walk to it if you’re staying in one of our historic cottages.
Garden Deli Pizzeria
Who doesn’t love a salty, cheesy pizza after a day at the beach? Pick up your favorite pie from Garden Deli Pizzeria and bring it back to your Pirate’s Cove rental to enjoy with the family. They also serve up salads, sandwiches, and burgers.
Avenue Waterfront Grille
The entire family will enjoy a delicious dinner with views of Roanoke Sound at the Avenue Waterfront Grille. This is one of the top family-friendly restaurants in Manteo, North Carolina. You can savor everything from beer steamed shrimp to maple pecan fried chicken on their locally-inspired menu.
Lost Colony Brewery and Cafe
If you want to grab a burger and a beer, this is your spot. The Lost Colony Brewery and Cafe sits in the heart of downtown Manteo and offers a selection of over a half-dozen beers brewed in house. You can even find steaks, crabcakes, and scallops on the menu!
For a Romantic Date Night
1587 Restaurant is a fantastic place to take your special someone for a romantic date night. Tucked away in a building with views of the Manteo Harbor and Roanoke Island Festival Park, this Manteo, NC, eatery serves up delicious seafood and steaks in addition to their extensive wine list.
BlueWater Grill & Raw Bar
If you’re staying in Pirate’s Cove Resort, the BlueWater Grill & Raw Bar is THE place to take your special someone on a romantic date night. This Manteo, NC, restaurant overlooks the Pirate’s Cove Marina and is within walking distance from our condos and homes in the gated community. Grab a pre-dinner drink at Mimi’s Tiki Hut before enjoying a fantastic selection of seafood!
Stripers Bar & Grill
Fantastic waterfront views and great food are staples at Stripers Bar & Grill. It’s the perfect casual date night spot, especially if you are staying in one of our Shallowbag Bay condo rental properties.
Few rental companies offer a larger selection of homes and condos in the Outer Banks than Pirate’s Cove. We have properties at multiple locations around Roanoke Island that accommodate a variety of party sizes. From our waterfront condos in Shallowbag Bay to our gated resort community, you’ll find the perfect rental for you and your family.
Start planning your Outer Banks getaway today by booking one of our properties. Trust us; you’ll never want to leave!