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Seafood Restaurants & More


Kitty Hawk Seafood Restaurants – almost every restaurant in Kitty Hawk serves fresh local seafood. Below you will find the BEST seafood restaurants in Kitty Hawk. These restaurants are near you now and provide quality fish, crab legs, and crab meat that is only available on the Outer Banks.

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Many of Kitty Hawk’s residents live on the Outer Banks year-round. Therefore, most Kitty Hawk restaurants you encounter are places where the locals go. There’s no substituting for fresh seafood – can’t trick a local with frozen shrimp! Furthermore, when it comes to Kitty Hawk dining, there are a number of great little places to grab a quick sandwich on your way to the beach. Not to mention, the excellent breakfast spots as well (pancakes, anyone?).

Also, many Kitty Hawk restaurants are happy to pack your meal up to go if you’d like to enjoy it from the comfort of your rental home or at a picnic on the beach. All in all, for a fun, casual, authentic Outer Banks experience, Kitty Hawk is the place to eat!



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Aloha Poke & Grill

Welcome to Aloha Poke & Grill, Kitty Hawk’s newest restaurant! We focus on fresh, good quality of ingredients as healthy way to dine.In Hawaiian culture, poke is one of the most well-known dishes. “Poke” means to cut or slice something into crosswise pieces. It is served as diced and finely raw fish or cooked meat, which is usually served in the main course but is also served as an appetizer. The ingredients in a modern poke bowl can be very widely, the nutrition content is very well. We focus on fresh, good quality of ingredients as healthy way to dine.

Outer Banks Black Pelican

Black Pelican

The Black Pelican offers panoramic ocean views from our dining rooms and outside deck. Serves lunch and dinner daily. Fresh seafood, steaks, vegetarian dishes, sandwiches and wood oven pizzas are some of the items offered on our menu. The Black Pelican also has a menu designed just for kids. Furthermore, you can walk through maritime history while savoring an unforgettable meal as our unique building was constructed in 1874 and was a United States Lifesaving Station. We have comfortable dining rooms that will accommodate dinner for two or 22. Particularly, lunch and dinner can be served at our full service bar, along with some local color.

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 Firehouse Boil Delivery

Why wait in line at a grocery store or restaurant? Our Low Country seafood boil is different. We deliver our seafood boil kit right to your beach home. Follow easy instructions and eat in about an hour!

Outer Banks BBQ

High Cotton BBQ

Any trip to North Carolina isn’t complete without North Carolina barbecue. Specifically speaking, the unique flavor of eastern Carolina style barbecue can be experienced at its very best at High Cotton. The restaurant is filled with the aroma of slow cooked barbecue. As a result, you’ll work up an appetite as soon as you walk in. High Cotton uses Hickory coals to slowly smoke the barbecue, producing a sweet, tender meat that’s pink on the inside and brown on the outside.

Outer Banks Jimmys Buffet

 Jimmy’s Seafood Buffet

INDULGE in the Ultimate Seafood Buffet. This 100-item buffet includes a minimum of 5 types of crab legs plus a lobster special nightly.  Experience the wall of fresh, never frozen, local and regional fish. Jimmy’s has something for everyone including non-seafood options like fall off the bone ribs, Jamaican jerk chicken & loads of kid’s choices like chicken tenders & cheese sticks.  Top all this off with one of our homemade desserts like chocolate peanut butter pie or ice cream.  Want to enjoy seafood at home?  Go online to order & pull into our curbside pickup and never leave your vehicle.
This vacation, INDULGE yourself with Jimmy’s.


Outer Banks Boil Company

Outer Banks Boil Company

Jumbo Shrimp, spicy andouille sausage, red bliss potatoes, corn on the cob and sweet Vidalia onions are layered, seasoned ( with our own special blend) to perfection and expertly cooked together. Served with our homemade cocktail sauce the Outer Banks Boil Company has been dubbed the “Best Pot on the Beach”. We pride ourselves on providing quality, fresh and when available, local ingredients. Our spicy andouille sausage is shipped up from Louisiana (for that true low-country boil taste), Want to take it up a notch? You can add seafood such as snow crab legs, clams, mussels and lobster tails!

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The Pony & The Boat

The Pony and the Boat is the latest culinary concept from the owner of the perennially popular Paper Canoe in Duck. This comfort kitchen offers fresh takes on comfort food classics. For ultra-satisfying and sometimes surprising renditions of chicken pot pie, fried chicken, hand-carved turkey sandwiches, Outer Banks seafood, pot roast, and stellar Southern-style sides, this Kitty Hawk restaurant offers something for everyone, including vegans, vegetarians, and kids. This is comfort food done right, the kind you’ll want to savor with a glass of wine, an N.C. craft brew, a craft cocktail, or with a selection from an extensive list of bourbons.

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SandTrap Tavern

The first of its kind on the OBX, SandTrap’s menu offers local, homegrown specialties prepared in our from-scratch kitchen all within a relaxing tavern-style motif. This already popular Outer Banks Restaurant is located adjacent to the Sea Scape Golf Links. At SandTrap Tavern, we hand-craft Burgers, Sandwiches, love slow-smoked creations, & create delectably lighter options. Resourced locally.

Outer Banks Sanya Sushi

Sanya Sushi Bar

Sanya has a complete sushi bar, with all your favorite rolls. Specifically, from delicious Lobster Roll to the Kitty Hawk Roll, there is something for everyone! More specifically, Sanya serves fresh and delicious sashimi. Tuna, Yellowtail to the more exotic Sea Urchin. Furthermore, Sanya offers an exclusive hibachi grill to the Kitty Hawk dining lineup. Hibachi Shrimp, Chicken, and even Filet Mignon. Hibachi Vegetables for the vegetarian!

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Shipwrecks is a locals and tourists dream. Offering Lunch, Dinner and Events, and a pet-friendly environment we truly are your one stop for all family fun! We welcome vacationers with a place to listen to music, play some cornhole and snack while waiting to get into their rental. The Wreck provides the outdoor dining experience you have been looking for. We also have 22 beers on tap! We’ll see you all at The Wreck!

Sophisticated Charcuterie

Sophisticated Charcuterie features hand-curated and visually stunning boards using only high-quality meats, cheeses, the freshest seasonal fruits, vegetables, and local honey. In addition, they have meats, cheeses, wine, and local beer.

Outer Banks TRiO

TRiO Restaurant & Market

Welcome to TRiO where we’re all about simple pleasures, authentic flavors, and good times. In short, we’ve crafted our menu to enhance the natural goodness of exceptional ingredients through simple preparations. Another key point, our modern and clean atmosphere to make for an exquisite Kitty Hawk dining experience.

We have one of the beach’s largest selections of rotating craft brews with 24 selections on tap, all served in style appropriate glassware. Taps rotate on a regular basis to bring in new breweries and seasonal choices.

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