5 OBX Restaurants You Probably Haven't Heard Of
One of the best things about going on vacation is experiencing the different dining options of your destination. The Outer Banks boasts numerous well-known, highly-praised restaurants, but sometimes it’s the hidden gems that make for an amazing culinary experience. Here are a few Outer Banks restaurants you probably haven’t heard of to try during your next OBX vacation!
Food Dudes Kitchen
A local favorite, this small eatery tucked away in Kill Devil Hills has a little something for everyone. From fresh local fish and their popular pork tacos to nachos and shrimp spring rolls, the menu is unique and covers enough ground to keep many people in your party happy! Situated in a shopping plaza, this popular place might not be something you’ve heard about or notice immediately on your drive to your Nags Head vacation rental, but it is well-worth seeking out and you’ll be happy you stopped by. For more information, click: here.
Ortega’z Southwestern Grill and Wine Bar
Nestled in historic, downtown Manteo, Ortega’z Southwestern Grill and Wine Bar is a quaint, casual restaurant with a unique, lovable southwestern flair. Locals and vacationers alike love this hidden gathering spot for its exceptional food, delicious wine and a comfortable yet elegant atmosphere. For more information, click: here.
Another excellent Outer Banks restaurant that you probably haven’t heard of is Taiko Japanese Restaurant, located in the Outer Banks Mall shopping center in Nags Head. If you’re looking for fresh, authentic sushi and other authentic Japanese cuisine, Taiko has proven itself time and time again. For more information, click: here.
Pok’s Art Asian Fusion Kitchen
For a truly unique, enjoyable dining experience on the Outer Banks, discover Pok’s Art Asian Fusion Kitchen. Well-known owner and chef, Phongkrit Pok, melds together style and tastes from his family’s kitchen and from his travels around the world to bring a fresh, diverse menu to the Outer Banks. Be sure to stop by during your next Outer Banks vacation to try one of his unique creations. For more information, click: here.
I Got Your Crabs
Like most of the other restaurants on this list, I Got Your Crabs can also be found in a shopping plaza, but also like these other hidden gems, what you find inside proves that some places have more to offer than what meets the eye. This quaint, fresh seafood steam bar and market doesn’t boast a large restaurant facility, but the made-to-order, locally-caught and deliciously-prepared seafood, wrapped up in the package of a friendly, welcoming family atmosphere, is what keeps locals and visitors coming back again and again. For more information, click: here, or stop by the restaurant in Kitty Hawk, located at MP 4.5.
Use this guide to 5 Outer Banks restaurants you might not have heard of before, to create for yourself a delicious Outer Banks vacation. With tastes from around the world and from our own backyard, these restaurants will surely make your Outer Banks stay a savory one.
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