Must-Visit OBX Valentine’s Restaurants


obx-valentines-restaurantsValentine’s Day on the Outer Banks offers a unique experience. The weather that is common during this time of year create a cozy and romantic setting ideal for dining out with your significant other. While many of the Outer Banks’ restaurants remain closed for the winter months, there are a good number that stay open year round. Furthermore, some local restaurants will open their doors for holidays such as Valentine’s Day. Read below to learn about some of the best Valentine’s Day restaurants to visit when enjoying an Outer Banks vacation.

Flying Fish Café and Wine Bar

For a gourmet dining experience in a laid back and tranquil atmosphere, visit Flying Fish Café. Their menu features unique dishes from both the land and the sea. You and your date can enjoy a bottle of wine and stellar appetizers like baby clams and blue mussels while awaiting your entrée. Perfectly cooked lamb, crab cakes, shrimp and grits, and filet mignon are just a few of this well-known Outer Banks café’s specialties.

JK’s Restaurant

If your date wants a top notch Outer Banks steakhouse experience, stop into JK’s Restaurant this Valentine’s Day. Enjoy fine cuts of steak and local seafood paired with a wine selection that is perfect for an evening spent with your date! In addition to their flawless grilled entrees, JK’s also boasts delicious pastas and salads. Come see why this restaurant has become a date night staple on the OBX!

Josephine’s Sicilian Kitchen

There is no genre of cuisine more fitting for Valentine’s Day than Italian food. With that said, head to Josephine’s Sicilian Kitchen for the best Italian food our beach has to offer! Although the restaurant has only been open for a few years, the owners have been in the business of cooking amazing Italian food for decades. Josephine is always cooking up unique menu items, and you can bet the Valentine’s Day menu will be amazing!

Basnight’s Lone Cedar Café

Visit Basnight’s Lone Cedar Café on Valentine’s Day for classic Outer Banks dining at its best! If your date loves seafood, then they will love their experience at Basnight’s Lone Cedar. Fried and grilled seafood platters made up of flounder, mahi mahi, oysters, and shrimp are enjoyed by those who visit this famous OBX restaurant. However, the menu features original dishes that only Basnight’s has mastered. Take your date to Basnight’s Lone Cedar on Valentine’s Day to guarantee you will both be leaving with a smile.

Ortega’z Southwestern Grill and Wine Bar

For a Valentine’s Day date destination with a Latin flair, be sure to check out Ortega’z Southwestern Grill and Wine Bar in Downtown Manteo on Roanoke Island. The menu features succulent southwestern fusion dishes that are so amazing the restaurant was featured on the Food Network a few years ago. Ortega’z is a restaurant that has become a favorite among Outer Banks locals and visitors alike in just a short period of time, mostly due to the menu. The menu features southwestern salads and soups, tasty tacos and burritos, burgers, Cuban sandwiches, wraps, and much more! Treat your date to a little bit of southwestern culture right here on the Outer Banks on Valentine’s Day.

Don’t miss out on all of the wonderful, locally owned restaurants our beaches have to offer on Valentine’s Day. Take out your date for a romantic Outer Banks dining experience they will never forget!