The majority of restaurants on the Outer Banks are of the steak and seafood variety, taking advantage of the tons of fresh seafood that is loaded daily on the local docks. Many of these restaurants have become legendary staples on the Outer Banks scene, like Oceana's Bistro, or Owens' Restaurant in Nags Head, which has been serving happy customers since the 1940s. Famous local favorites like Basnight's Lone Cedar Cafe on the Nags Head / Manteo Causeway or 1587 in downtown Manteo offer fantastic waterfront views in addition to fine cuisine, making them perfect destinations for a fantastic Outer Banks dining experience.
Be sure and check out the local specials menu, or ask your server for recommendations for the freshest locally caught cuisine. With a thriving local fishing industry, the steak & seafood restaurants on the Outer Banks are among some of the very best in the country.