Family Friendly OBX Restaurants 2024

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Family-Friendly OBX Restaurants – The Outer Banks is a family-friendly destination. It only makes sense that many of our restaurants are also family-friendly. Here are the best of them.

sooeys family friendly

Sooey’s BBQ

If you’re looking for delicious and traditional Southern fare in North Carolina, stop by Sooey’s BBQ & Rib Shack! They’re proud to offer simply the best Carolina BBQ on the Outer Banks with one-of-a-kind restaurant locations in Nags Head and Corolla. Check out their Little Piggies menu for the kids!

Family Friendly OBX Restaurants – Nags Head

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Giant Slice

Located in TimBuck II Center, Giant Slice Pizza bakes hand-tossed, New York style pizza in our cast ovens with your choice of more than 18 toppings. Other popular choices are our appetizers, stromboli, calzones, baked wings and Italian desserts. Giant Slice Pizza offers dine-in, carry out or free delivery service from Pine Island through Ocean Hill. We can happily accommodate orders both large and small for any occasion or event.

Family Friendly OBX Restaurants – Corolla

family friendly fuji

Fuji Steakhouse

Dining at Fuji Steakhouse and Sushi Bar is sure to be an experience the family won’t forget – and it’s not just about great food. Watch chefs prepare meals of hibachi shrimp, scallops, chicken, steak, and vegetables while performing dazzling maneuvers with knives, salt and pepper shakers, and yes, even flying food! Come out to Fuji for not only amazing dishes, but also entertainment for the whole family. Take-out is also available!

Family Friendly OBX Restaurants – Kill Devil Hills

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Mike Dianna’s Grill Room

Enjoy brunch or dinner in a casual friendly atmosphere. Favorites at brunch include our omelette of the day, fried fish sandwiches, a house cured lox platter, and shrimp and grits.  At night any item cooked on our live hardwood grill is a must, from filet mignon, USDA PRIME ribeye or NY strip, to fresh local seafood.  Our menus are ever changing so we can provide the best and freshest food we can get.  We have a kids menu too! We provide both indoor and outdoor dining with reservations accepted for any size party through our website. Take out and delivery ordering online.

Family Friendly OBX Restaurants – Corolla

family friendly owens


Owens’ Restaurant has been family owned and operated for 77 years. It is a place where you will experience southern charm and hospitality. Rooted in history, their foods celebrate southern culture.    They use locally sourced fish, shell fish and produce, tender aged beef, ribs and pasta. Handcrafted cocktails and an extensive wine list is available. Same day call ahead is encouraged for large parties.  A fun kids menu is available. We’d love to see the entire family. 

Family Friendly OBX Restaurants – Nags Head

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Awful Arthur’s

Awful Arthurs, the Outer Banks’ first oyster bar, is the perfect place to bring the entire family. Enjoy a casual night with your family, with cold drinks, and good times! Kicked back is the name of the game and Awful Arthur’s plays it well. Full kids menu available

Family Friendly OBX Restaurants – Kill Devil Hills

family friendly pony and the boat

Pony and the Boat

The Pony and the Boat focuses on creating comfort food with flare and prepared without shortcuts. Look forward to elevated versions of your favorite dishes like chicken pot pie, fried chicken, hand-carved sandwiches and more! Everything is made from scratch and there’s something for every diet and palate here, including vegan and vegetarian options, and a menu for the kids! Whether you choose to sit at the bar or in the spacious and airy main dining room, there’s room for your whole party.

Family Friendly OBX Restaurants – Kitty Hawk

family friendly shipwrecks


Shipwrecks Taphouse & Grill located at milepost 3.5 in Kitty Hawk is the happening spot on the beach. Not only do we offer Outer Banks Seafood with a Southern flair, we provide a laid-back beach vibe that allows guests to appreciate their time here on the Graveyard of the Atlantic. Twenty-two taps, multiple TVs, live entertainment, and outdoor dining for you and your fur baby. Stop by for great menu options like burgers, wings and our award-winning Shrimp and Corn Chowder!

Family Friendly OBX Restaurants – Kitty Hawk

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Black Pelican

Fresh seafood, steaks, vegetarian dishes, sandwiches, and wood oven pizzas are some of the items offered on our menu. The Black Pelican Oceanfront Restaurant also has a menu designed just for kids. We have comfortable dining rooms that will accommodate dinner for two or 22. Lunch and dinner are served at our full service bar, along with some local color. Private parties are welcome depending on availability. Catering services for weddings and other special events are our specialty.

Family Friendly OBX Restaurants – Kitty Hawk

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American Pie

Pizza baked to perfection and always piping hot, our Kill Devil Hills pizzeria has been a favorite for years on the Outer Banks. Not in the mood for pizza? American Pie Drive-In has a full menu ready to order for take-out. Our homemade ice cream is hands down the perfect dessert or a special treat on a hot summer day. Your family will enjoy coming here. Come as you are right off the beach, and everyone in your group (including Fido) will find a tasty treat to enjoy.

Family Friendly OBX Restaurants – Kill Devil Hills

family friendly pigmans


Offering traditional eastern North Carolina style BBQ, smoked on site. All bar-b-que is cooked slowly with hand-crafted sauces to perfection. Pigman’s also offers a tomato or “ketchup-based” BBQ option. You can also enjoy St. Louis Ribs and smoked chicken, along with comforting southern sides, such as hushpuppies, baked beans, potato salad, french fries, and cole slaw. Be sure to experience country ham at Pigman’s Bar-B-Que. Pigman’s salt-cured hams are smoked to perfection. Pigman’s Bar B Que is a kid-friendly restaurant offering a Kiddie-Que Meal as well as chicken tender and hot dog kids meal options.

Family Friendly OBX Restaurants – Kill Devil Hills

family friendly millers

Miller’s Seafood & Steakhouse

The Miller Family welcomes your family to eat at our tables. Large family groups are welcome and encouraged. For breakfast and dinner, your family will be treated to a great menu and outstanding service. The kids menu and exceptional adult fare have made Miller’s Seafood & Steakhouse the family choice on the Outer Banks. Serving breakfast and dinner daily.

Family Friendly OBX Restaurants – Kill Devil Hills

family friendly khans

Khan’s Mongolian Grille

What’s in your bowl!? Stop in for lunch or dinner and choose from an extensive variety of shaved meats, seafood, fresh vegetables, and signature sauces and spices for your custom creation. With thousands of combinations, there will be something for everyone.

Family Friendly OBX Restaurants – Kill Devil Hills

family friendly captain georges

Captain George’s

When it comes to all-you-can-eat seafood, there’s really only one place to go. Since opening our first location in the late 1970s, people have come from all over and lined up out the door to get a taste of our world-famous buffet. With nautical decor, an experienced staff, and only the freshest fish, our revolutionary concept is fun for the whole family, and we will make you feel as though you’re out on the open ocean. Climb aboard and enjoy a dazzling dining experience that’s truly one of a kind.

Family Friendly OBX Restaurants – Kill Devil Hills

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