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9 of the Best Restaurants Near Nags Head

01/17/2020 | by Kevin | OBX Food & Drink

After a long day spent on the beach, there’s nothing more satisfying than taking a shower and grabbing something to eat. We compiled a list of the best restaurants near Nags Head, so you can quickly satisfy your appetite. Whether you want to grab a quick bite to eat or sit down for a delicious and beautiful sunset dinner, there’s something for everyone on this list.

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The Top Restaurants Near Nags Head

Miller’s Waterfront Restaurant

Miller’s Waterfront Restaurant near Nags Head is one of our favorite places to savor local seafood with a view. They serve up dishes filled with flavor from lobster rolls to fresh scallops. The sound side location makes this an ideal spot to watch the sunset with your favorite drink.

Fish Head’s Bar & Grill

Fish Head’s Bar & Grill is also on the top of our list of best places to eat near Nags Head. This hotspot sits at the base of the Outer Banks Fishing Pier and provides breathtaking views of the Atlantic. It’s a fantastic place to enjoy happy hour or take the entire family out to dinner.

Nags Head Pizza Company

This local pizza joint sits along the Virginia Dare Trail causeway between Nags Head and Roanoke Island, making it a great place to stop on your way to and from the beach. Nags Head Pizza Company crafts delicious gourmet pies that will have you coming back for more. They also deliver!

Blue Moon Beach Grill

You’ll find the Blue Moon Beach Grill near Jockey’s Ridge State Park. This small restaurant serves up great seafood and Southern comfort food with a fun, nautical theme.

Basnight’s Lone Cedar Cafe

If you want to enjoy waterfront dining near Nags Head without driving along the main stretch in the Outer Banks, Basnight’s Lone Cedar Cafe is the place to go. Here you’ll find fresh local seafood with a view that’s only a few minutes from Manteo.

Tortugas Lie

Caribbean-infused fare is the name of the game at this restaurant near Nags Head. Tortugas Lie is a popular favorite with locals and also serves up sushi, burgers, and more!

Tale of the Whale

Tale of the Whale is one of the best upscale restaurants in the Outer Banks. This waterfront eatery offers a fantastic waterfront dining experience with sweeping views, sizzling steaks, and a great wine list.

Taiko Restaurant

If you’re in the mood for sushi, Taiko Restaurant is the place to go in the Outer Banks. While the interior may not be anything spectacular, but their Japanese menu is full of tasty delights.

Duck Donuts

This popular national donut chain started right down the road from us in Duck, and it serves up delicious, made-to-order delights that you can customize. It’s a great place to stop and grab a morning donut before hitting the sand.

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