Good Restaurant Finds in Nags Head, NC

A lovely beach town located in Dare County, Nags Head, NC draws visitors in with its amazing attractions, including Jockey Ridge State Park and the Nags Head Dolphin Watch. Many tourists love the excellent culinary offerings that the restaurants in this town are known for. BBonline recommends the following restaurants during your stay at a Nags Head inn.

Kelly's Outer Banks Restaurant and Tavern
2316 South Croatan Highway
Nags Head, NC 27959
(252) 441-4116
www.kellysrestaurant.com

Many locals call this place the "best of the Outer Banks," and it never fails to deliver. Savor the Angus beef, fresh catch seafood, homemade pastas and decadent desserts. The food isn't the only tourist magnet at this restaurant. It also boasts of an extensive wine collection that includes 300 local and imported wines. After a memorable dinner, hang around as Kelly's transforms into a favorite nightspot that offers exciting entertainment.

Owens' Restaurant
7114 S Virginia Dare Trl
Nags Head, NC 27959
(252) 441-7309
www.owensrestaurant.com

Another fabulous Nags Head restaurant is Owens'. Its menu offerings revolve around the flavors of the coastal South, infused with contemporary cooking styles. Choose among the wide selection of seafood such as shellfish, fish and lobster, pasta, desserts and Angus beef. Everything is made from scratch and is incredibly delicious. You'll love the comfortable ambiance that the place evokes as well as the friendly and efficient service from the staff.

The Dune Burger
7308 S Virginia Dare Trail
Nags Head, NC 27959
(252) 441-2441

For a quick lunch or dinner, go to the Dune Burger. It serves awesome hot dogs, barbecue, French fries and hamburgers. The fast and gracious service is another thing that lures people into this quaint but impressive eatery. It's open from March until Thanksgiving.

Stone Oven Pizza
7100 S Croatan Hwy
Nags Head, NC 27959
(252) 441-7775

Stone Oven Pizza is a worthy place to drop by while you're staying at a Nags Head Bed and Breakfast. It serves amazing traditional and specialty pizzas that are all loaded with fresh organic toppings. If you don't feel like pizza, it has a wide variety of other selections including subs, stromboli, calzones and salads.  

Tale of the Whale Restaurant
7575 S Virginia Dare Trail
Nags Head, NC 27959
(252) 441-7332
www.taleofthewhalenagshead.com

This is one of the most frequented seafood restaurants in Nags Head. Featuring the finest prime rib, choice steaks, fresh seafood and homemade pastas, Tale of the Whale Restaurant never fails to amaze its guests. Enjoy your dinner while you take in the fabulous waterfront views.

Tortugas Lie Shellfish Bar and Grill
3014 S Virginia Dare Trl
Nags Head, NC 27959
(252) 441-7299
www.tortugaslie.com

This is another seafood restaurant, but what makes it different is its Caribbean atmosphere. It's situated among the Outer Banks dunes. It serves fantastic food from the appetizers to the main course and desserts. Its shellfish dishes are the main attraction, but make sure to order the catch of the day as well, and have it cooked the way you want it.