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10 of the Best Roanoke Island Restaurants

12/13/2019 | by Kevin | OBX Food & Drink

Every great vacation needs great food to be successful. Once people start to get hungry, your trip can quickly unravel. Luckily for you, these Roanoke Island restaurants offer an array of delicious fare that will leave everyone in your family satisfied. Whether you want to start your day the right way at one of the are coffee shops or end your night at a romantic restaurant, you’ll find everything here in Manteo! 

For more restaurants and other attractions in the Outer Banks area, you can download our complimentary Vacation Guide.

The Best Roanoke Island Restaurants

For Breakfast

Island Perk Coffee Shop

The Island Perk Coffee Shop in downtown Manteo is a fantastic place to stop and grab breakfast. This Roanoke Island restaurant serves up coffee and pastries that you can grab on your way to the beach!

Front Porch Cafe

The Front Porch Cafe is one of the best breakfast restaurants on Roanoke Island. Peruse their menu to find a long list of cinnamon buns, muffins, croissant sandwiches, scones, gourmet coffees, and more! You can even stop by later in the day to enjoy a glass of wine or a beer on the porch.

For a Casual Lunch or Dinner

Hungry Pelican

The Hungry Pelican is a fantastic place to stop for a quick lunch break or an ice cream treat. Their menu is full of tasty sandwiches and sweet treats in the heart of downtown Manteo.

Poor Richard’s Sandwich Shop

If you want to grab a sandwich, burger, and wrap during your visit, this Roanoke Island restaurant is the place to go. The menu at Poor Richard’s Sandwich Shop is full of great lunch bites that are tasty and convenient if you’re staying in downtown Manteo. 

Avenue Waterfront Grille

The Avenue Waterfront Grille is one of the top family-friendly restaurants on Roanoke Island. Enjoy beautiful views of Roanoke Sound from the dining room as you savor anything from beer steamed shrimp to maple pecan fried chicken on their locally-inspired menu.

Garden Deli Pizzeria

If you’re in the mood for something casual to bring back to your Pirate’s Cove Realty rental, check out Garden Deli Pizzeria. After all, who doesn’t love a salty, cheesy pizza after a long day of frolicking on the beach? Their menu also has salads, sandwiches, and burgers.

Lost Colony Brewery and Cafe

The Lost Colony Brewery and Cafe is a fantastic spot to grab a beer and a burger in the heart of downtown Manteo. This local craft brewery serves up a selection of over a half-dozen beers brewed in house.  Their menu even has higher-end food like steaks, crabcakes, and scallops.

For a Night Out

BlueWater Grill and Raw Bar

BlueWater Grill & Raw Bar offers the ultimate date night for visitors staying at Pirate’s Cove Resort. This Roanoke Island restaurant is within walking distance of our condos in the private community, and you can grab a pre-dinner drink at Mimi’s Tiki Hut.

Stripers Bar and Grill

Stripers Bar & Grill is the perfect spot for a casual date night, especially if you’re staying in one of our Shallowbag Bay condo rentals. In addition to the incredible waterfront views, the menu is full of seafood, poultry, steaks, and a great wine list.

1587 Restaurant

1587 Restaurant is the best Roanoke Island restaurant ff you want to treat your special someone to 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.

Plan Your Roanoke Island Vacation

Pirate’s Cove Realty is your key to the ultimate Outer Banks getaway. Our exbuildings in downtown Manteo, NCtensive line of condos and home rentals on Roanoke Island offer a unique stay in a beautiful setting that is minutes from the beach. You can find an array of things to do and places to see around the island, especially if you are staying in downtown Manteo

Browse our list of rentals and start planning your Outer Banks trip today! We look forward to welcoming you to the Pirate’s Cove family.