Frogs, sharks, and borderline vulgar names - the family friendly restaurants on the Outer Banks have all of these attributes and more, and vacationers couldn't be happier.
Make your next dinner out an entertaining highlight of your vacation by visiting a local family restaurant that may have a fun coastal theme, a great background story or local claim to fame, or just a slightly questionable name. Take Dirty Dick's Crab House for example, a popular homegrown chain restaurant with two locations on the Outer Banks. Amphibian fans will want to make a stop at the Froggy Dog Restaurant, a Hatteras Island restaurant that started in the 1970s as a hot dog stand, and which features frogs galore from the upstairs gift shop to the "Tadpole Corner" kids' play area.
Regardless of which area of the Outer Banks you stay in, you'll find that family friendly restaurants make up the bulk of the local restaurant scene. So grab the kids and the grandparents, call ahead if you're a large party of 8 or more, and pick out a local family restaurant that suits your Outer Banks taste and style.