Vegetarian-Friendly Outer Banks Restaurants

 In Food & Dining, Health, Main Dishes, Salads, Sushi

Finding delicious, wholesome veggie-friendly food is not always easy when deciding where to eat out on the Outer Banks. We understand that being vegetarian can be challenging when it’s time for your group to choose a restaurant that satisfies everyone’s tastebuds. So whether you’re local or visiting the beautiful OBX and trying to incorporate more plant-based meals into your routine, don’t be discouraged. We have created this blog just for you! We picked apart each Outer Banks Restaurants menu searching for meals just for the veggie-curious foodies. So let’s veg out!

Corolla Vegetarian Restaurants

Corolla Pizza

Corolla Pizza is a hometown favorite on the Outer Banks since 1989. They have something for every member of your family – including their gluten free 12” Cauliflower Crust. They also offer several pizza and sub options for vegetarians.

North Banks Restaurant & Raw Bar

In the kitchen at North Banks Restaurant Raw Bar, they have a collection of individuals whose sole mission each day is to do their jobs with more skill and integrity than anyone else. North Banks is a locals favorite Corolla restaurant. The Portobello Mushroom Napoleon is served with goat cheese, basil pesto, marinated oven roasted tomatoes, balsamic reduction, and crispy fried kale.

The Lounge @ North Banks

Friendly, and relaxing spot to have a quick bite and enjoy a cocktail or two. Located around the corner from North Banks Restaurant in TimBuck II Shopping Center. Choose from small plates and even vegetarian options made fresh to order.

Ike’s Bites ‘n More

Ike’s Bites ‘n More thinks low stress is as important as low fat, and high quality is as important as organic. Try the Ike’s Famous Mahi Tacos –  but with Portobello Mushroom instead of Mahi. Served in two jumbo tortilla shells and topped with lettuce, salsa, mozzarella, cheddar cheese and a homemade remoulade. Also available with Beyond Vegan Beef Taco. They also offer a Beyond Beef Burger!

Uncle Ike’s Sandbar and Grill

Uncle Ike’s is proudly one of the most popular, family-friendly, fun-driven restaurants in Corolla. The inspiration for their diverse menu items is comfort food done really well. they Then add a healthy OBX beach flair. Try the Beyond Burger, it’s amazingly delicious. 100% vegan, 100% gluten-free patty made from pea protein served with onion, spinach, and tomato.

Duck Vegetarian Restaurants

The Paper Canoe

If you are visiting Duck or anywhere on the OBX, The Paper Canoe is a great dining experience for your vacation. Great food with a gorgeous view of the Currituck Sound. The Paper Canoe Ravioli is truly one of the best vegetarian plates. And for the pesco-vegetarian, the Wild Catch dish is served with pan-seared fish, vegetable couscous with asparagus, green onions, mushrooms and artichokes and vegetable pan sauce.

Fishbones Raw Bar & Restaurant

Creative Caribbean style cuisine combined with fresh local Outer Banks seafood to complement its upbeat casual dining atmosphere. Fishbones Raw Bar offers a delicious option for vegetarians, the Double Decker Caprese Burger. They also offer the Impossible Burger – meat that delivers all the flavor, aroma and beefiness of meat from cows, but it’s just plants doing the impossible!

Lifesaving Station

Located in the original—and splendidly restored—Caffey’s Inlet Life Saving Station No. 5, the Lifesaving Station is Sanderling’s casual, three-meal-a-day restaurant celebrating southern coastal cuisine and fresh regional products. The Lifesaving Station has a vegetarian main-course option, Roasted Vegetable Wellington. It involves marinated mushrooms, grilled summer squash, roasted vine ripe tomatoes, spinach and feta cheese in puff pastry, farro, and balsamic drizzle.

Kimball’s Kitchen

Located on the Soundside of the Sanderling Resort, Kimball’s Kitchen offers a glorious view of the Currituck Sound and its inspiring sunsets, outstanding service and a world-class menu. The Mushrooms and Gnocchi is an excellent options for vegetarians. It is parmesan gnocchi, black truffle puree, foraged mushrooms, and pickled shallots.

Sunset Grille & Raw Bar

Best sunsets on the Outer Banks! At Sunset Grille you are sure to become immersed in Caribbean flair. Try the Vegetable Stir Fry for dinner at Sunset Grille & Raw Bar. It is served with yellow squash, zucchini, shiitake mushrooms, carrots, snow peas, scallions & broccoli all served over jasmine rice.

Village Table & Tavern

Brought to you by the team behind TRiO in Kitty Hawk. Village Table and Tavern is Duck’s newest casual waterfront dining destination. Village has vegetarian AND vegan options on their menu. The Hummus Plate is a yummy vegan appetizer. And as for a vegetarian dish, the Handheld Falafel in warm naan bread topped with tzatziki sauce, pickled red onion, cucumber, spinach and feta is an excellent choice.

Kitty Hawk Vegetarian Restaurants

Shun Xing Chinese Restaurant

Serving the OBX for over 20 years, Shun Xing is proud to serve locals and vacationers alike. Shun Xing has many vegetarian options from Buddhist Delight to Bean Curd Home Style. Vegetable Chow Mein, Vegetable Chop Suey, Vegetable Fried Rice to Vegetable Lo Mein. Vegetarians will have no trouble ordering something they would enjoy at Shun Xing Chinese Restaurant.

Southern Shores Pizza & Deli

From the people behind Corolla Pizza, at Southern Shores Pizza, you will find the same great menu. The Gluten Free crust is Cauliflower Crust. The Vegetarian Pizza includes mushrooms, romas, onions, green peppers, & broccoli. Their Veggie Salad is a must! It has fried eggplant, artichokes, mushrooms, and mozzarella. AND not to mention their Eggplant Parmesan Sub.

Rundown Café

Over the years, the recipes at Rundown Café have developed into the eclectic blend of Pacific Rim and Caribbean fusion that represents their menu. They just like to call it “Island Food” simple, fresh, and hearty. The Rundown Noodle Bowls are something you won’t want to miss out on! There is a choice of 3 regional Asian inspired broths filled with noodles, vegetables, fresh herbs and corresponding accompaniments. There also is Oriental Sesame Noodles you can get without meat. It involves a chilled spicy blend of sesame & soy infused noodles. Tossed with hints of Asian flavors, mixed veggies, crushed peanuts and crowned with wonton crisps. And one last thing that Rundown has to offer is the Vegetarian Thali. It is a large platter of black beans & rice, hummus, fried eggplant, marinated cabbage, flat bread & condiments.

Argyle’s Restaurant

Argyle’s Restaurant has been an Outer Banks gem for over 25 years and prides themselves on being farm to table. They offer a variety of delicious, unique, and quality dishes with creative and surprising flavors that will please everyone in your party. Start with the Spice Roasted Sunchokes and Cauliflower with creamy tomato dipping sauce. Then indulge in a Veggie Burger topped with house made voodoo sauce or the Chefs Pasta Provencal.

Barefoot Bernie’s

The diverse menu at Barefoot Bernie’s blends together cuisines as varied as Asian and Caribbean, Mediterranean and down-home American with ease, using only the freshest ingredients. The specialize in a selection of dishes under 550 calories, called their Lean-A-Licious menu. The meatless option off of the Lean-A-Licious menu is the Quinoa Salad with dried cranberries, pecans, white cheddar cheese and a lemon vinaigrette.

Black Pelican Oceanfront Restaurant

Located across from the beach at Mile Post 4 in Kitty Hawk, Black Pelican was originally served as historic Lifesaving Station #6 which was constructed in 1874. Black Pelican has Marinated Grilled Portobello Mushrooms which come with gouda mashed potatoes topped with sautéed mushrooms, spinach, roasted tomatoes and feta cheese then finished with aged balsamic reductions. The menu also offers a Vegetarian Pasta with the freshest seasonal veggies and a tomato basil cream sauce.

Sanya Sushi Bar

For the vegetarian, Sanya Sushi Bar has a selection of Hibachi vegetables, Tofu dishes and Vegetable Curry – available in Green and Red Curry. The flavorful Tofu Teriyaki is lightly fried tofu served with vegetables and teriyaki sauce. Sanya even offers vegetarian sushi rolls. The California Roll, the Avocado Cucumber Roll, and the yummy Sweet Potato Tempura Roll. And don’t forget about the several salads Sanya also has on their menu.

Shipwrecks Taphouse & Grill

Shipwrecks is one of a kind! One of the newest restaurants to the Kitty Hawk area, Shipwrecks is a locals and tourist dream. The Wreck provides the outdoor dining experience you have been looking for. For the veggie-lovers the Veggie Burger is just for you. Chargrilled Marinated Portabella – topped with blue cheese, pickled onion, lettuce & tomato. See you at The Wreck!

TRiO Restaurant & Market

TRiO is all about simple pleasures, authentic flavors, and good times. They have crafted their menu to enhance the natural goodness of exceptional ingredients through simple preparations. The Quinoa Bowl has fresh avocado, roasted sweet potatoes and corn, cherry tomatoes, crispy speck, and quinoa on a bed of arugula. Finished with toasted pepitas and housemade chimichurri.

Kill Devil Hills Vegetarian Restaurants 

Jack Brown’s OBX Beer & Burger Joint

New to the Outer Banks food scene, Jack Brown’s OBX Beer & Burger joint offers more than 100 craft beers and an award-winning burger menu. A little secret about the menu at Jack Browns is that you can change any burger on the menu to a veggie patty or a black bean burger. There is no up charge and they always offer it! This joint is claimed in the name of a good beer, good food, and good people. Cheers!

Miller’s Seafood and Steakhouse

A favorite among locals and visitors for more than forty years, Miller’s Seafood and Steakhouse is about delicious southern cuisine in a casual family atmosphere infused with coastal flair. Miller’s is a family tradition for so many. For the vegetarian in your family there is the Vegetarian Style Pasta that comes with linguine noodles with your choice of sauce, topped with a seasonal mix of house vegetables.

American Pie

Voted best pizza and ice cream in the Taste of the Beach! American Pie sits on Highway 12 in Kill Devil Hills, just walking distance from many hotels, motels, cottages and of course the beach! American Pie provides both indoor and outdoor dining. For the veggie lovers, the Weed Easter Pizza comes with mushrooms, black olives, onions, and green peppers on top.

Fuji Japanese Steakhouse

As the Outer Banks’ only Japanese steakhouse, Fuji Japanese Steakhouse offers locals and tourists a taste of some of the most ancient and flavorful meals from Japan. Their sushi and hibachi chefs have trained for over 6 years to reach a level of skill that is highly advanced. Start with Age Tofu, lightly fried tofu with sauce, for an appetizer. Then for dinner, the Hibachi Vegetable. As for vegetarian sushi there is the California Roll (available in spicy) and the Avocado, Cucumber Roll.

Goombays Grille & Raw Bar

Goombays is a casual place with tropical taste and maximum fun.. good days and good nights at Goombays Grille and Raw Bar in Kill Devil Hills. Try the Rasta Pasta – fresh tricolored fettuccine tossed in alfredo sauce with red, green and yellow veggies. Another yummy meatless option is the Black Bean Burger. An awesome twist to a veggie burger.

Mako’s Beach Grille & Bar

Mako’s Beach Grille OBX menu has something delicious for every palate. Families can enjoy a good meal at a great value, a memorable dining experience, amazement at the fun, colorful aquatic/shark theme and décor, and appreciation from the staff for choosing to dine at Mako’s. The Mediterranean Pasta is a veggie lovers dream. Fresh spinach, artichoke hearts, tomatoes, red onions, capers, ripe olives, shallots, feta cheese, olive oil, white wine and penne pasta.

Thai Room Restaurant

For more than 30 years, Thai Room Restaurant has been serving authentic Thai cuisine for dine-in and take-out. Affordable and delicious dishes, Thai Room also offers vegetarian and gluten-free selections. There is an entire section on their menu strictly vegetarian. Thai Room offers Vegetarian Thai Noodles, Vegetarian Curry, Vegetarian Cashew, and Fried Tofu Sautéed with Basil. There also is vegetarian soup available.

Nags Head Vegetarian Restaurants 

Lucky 12 Tavern

Established in 2016, Lucky 12 quickly grew to iconic status with locals and visitors alike. Come hang out on their outdoor patio, play pool or pinball, listen to some tunes or catch a game with your friends, family or coworkers. The Beyond Burger is a 100% plant based burger, soy and gluten free. Served on a wheat roll with baby spinach, tomato, and red onion. Luckys also offers a Veggie Cheesesteak – grilled onions, artichoke hearts, garlic, spinach, onions and peppers with choice of cheese.

Red Drum Grille & Taphouse

The service at the family-friendly Red Drum Taphouse restaurant will keep everyone in the family smiling, from children to adults. Red Drum offers a hearty fare in casual & relaxed atmosphere complemented by a great selection of 18 micro and domestic beers available in the taphouse to satisfy your thirst. Red Drum offers a marinated and grilled Portobello Sandwich topped with roasted red peppers, pesto and Havarti cheese. Served on local, fresh Focaccia bread.

Tortugas Lie

Featured on Diner, Drive-Ins and Dives with Guy Fieri, Tortugas Lie is a delicious slice of the Caribbean. Nestled among the dunes of the Outer Banks Tourtugas is home to some of the beach’s finest fare. The Shroom Sandwich is a favorite among veggie-lovers. Balsamic grilled portobello mushroom with pesto, provolone & mixed greens served on wheat. And the popular Hummus Wrap – spicy housemade garbanzo spread, fresh tomatoes, roasted red peppers, & mixed greens in a cheddar jalapeno wrap.

Taiko Japanese Restaurant

Taiko serves the area’s finest and freshest sushi assortment in a casual and family friendly atmosphere. Try their Tofu Teriyaki which comes with miso soup, a house salad, vegetables, and steamed rice. Taiko also serves Hibachi Vegetable as an entrée. There are many veggie sushi rolls on the menu such as the Cucumber Roll, Avocado Roll, Sweet Potato Roll, and the Vegetable Roll.

Yellow Submarine Pizza & Subs

Yellow Submarine has been a favorite eatery on the Outer Banks food sceen since 1976. Customers love Yellow Submarine’s delicious hand-tossed, made-from-scratch pizzas prepared with freshly made sauce and baked in a real stone over. They offer gluten free crust and there are 3 vegetarian pizza options. The Veggie Pizza comes with traditional red sauce, spinach, mushrooms, red onion, banana peppers, roasted red peppers, shredded Mozzarella cheese. Then there is the Spinach Florentine with extra virgin olive oil and garlic sauce with spinach, tomatoes, mushrooms, feta and shredded mozzarella cheeses. And last but not least the Margherita Pizza with traditional red sauce topped with fresh garlic, fresh basil leaves and tomatoes.

Miller’s Waterfront Restaurant

While at Miller’s Waterfront you have plenty of options when it comes to where you want to enjoy your meal. Located on the beautiful Roanoke Sound, the view is always breathtaking. There are two main options for the veggie lovers. The Portobello Stack which is balsamic glazed grilled portobello mushroom cap with seasonal veggies, fried green tomatoes and goat cheese. And the Vegetable Burrito Bowl that has rice, beans, seasonal veggies, pico de gallo & cilantro cream,

Sugar Creek Soundfront Restaurant

Not many Outer Banks Restaurants actually sit out over the water, so relax and watch all the activity above and below the water line. You’ll find great food and amazing food views of waterfowl & wildlife. Indulge in a tasty Grilled Veggie Burger. Or Sugar Creek’s Pasta Primavera which has sautéed red onions, bell peppers yellow squash, zucchini, mushrooms, tomatoes, and spinach with tomato basil alfredo.

Freshfit Café

The newest health-oriented café and juice bar located in Nags Head. Freshfit Café is nutrition-oriented and health-focused and want to help you eat better, increase energy and reduce stress. Located on the Nags Head-Manteo Causeway. Freshfit offers health-focused dining in a relaxed waterfront setting. The staff is also available to answer any questions about diet and nutrition – and happy to do so!

There’s a veggie revolution going on these days! Take this blog as an opportunity to discover how delicious and satisfying vegetarian cuisine can be at one of the many Outer Banks Restaurants.
The goal of the Outer Banks Restaurant Guide is to help you choose the perfect restaurant experience for you, your family, and your friends!
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