Travel Guide

Outer Banks, NC

Outer Banks Restaurants

No Outer Banks vacation is complete without exploring the unique eateries we have in abundance here on the OBX. Although you might be in love with the kitchen in your Twiddy vacation rental, you MUST give yourself a break and venture out to get a taste (or two or three) of the local fare while you’re here! After all, food is one of the best parts of any vacation and the Outer Banks in particular happens to be teeming with unforgettable restaurants for you to try.

Most local Outer Banks restaurants are independently-owned and operated, allowing them to put their own personal spin and unique touch on your experience. Not only do Outer Banks restaurants provide some of the freshest seafood around, but restaurant owners here really understand the meaning of hospitality. So when you’re dining out on the Outer Banks, be ready to be entertained by live, local music; spoiled by savory recipes you won’t find anywhere else; pampered with cool, refreshing cocktails after a long day at the beach; and in some places, enchanted as you wash it all down while watching the waves crash in the surf, or the sun setting into the sound.

No matter what it is that sets the restaurant you choose apart from the others, there is one thing for sure, Outer Banks restaurants work and plan all year long to make sure to leave you with a meaningful, lasting impression long after your vacation has ended.

We’ve put together a list of some of the most popular establishments from the 4x4 Beaches down to Nags Head and everywhere in between, to help you in your quest for the perfect thirst-quenching, hunger-satisfying delectables to try during your Outer Banks vacation. And don’t forget to look for the Outer Banks Catch symbol to find fresh, local Outer Banks seafood. Visit their website for more information.

Check out a full list of restaurants, from casual to fine dining, in each Outer Banks location:

Outer Banks Shopping

One of the best things about an Outer Banks vacation is the shopping. To maintain a luster among the renowned restaurants, beautiful weather, amazing sunsets, and wide sandy beaches, Outer Banks shops have to shine, and they do! Shopping on the Outer Banks is never a chore, and can be an adventurous experience!

Villages of shops meander under live oaks, local craftsmen come together to offer one-of-a-kind souvenirs, a wide array of surf and board shops provide everything you need for fun under the sun, and conveniently-located food and beverage stores and markets speckle the towns to provide all the comfort and amenities you need while on vacation.

Here is a helpful list of some of our favorite shopping destinations in each area to visit while you’re in your home away from home in your Twiddy vacation rental.

Check out a full list of shopping destinations in each Outer Banks location:

Outer Banks Activities

The Outer Banks is more than just a string of pretty beaches, although for some of us, that in itself would be enough! While days drenched in sunshine and saltwater are the ingredients to some of the most beautiful Outer Banks vacations, there are more things to do here than what meets the eye.

Unique adventure tours offering perspectives of the landscape and wildlife you might not have ever seen before, exciting sporting options, world-class golf courses, and top-notch fishing opportunities can all be found in abundance - filling your next Outer Banks vacation with ENDLESS possibilities of fun, excitement, and the building blocks of unforgettable memories and good times.

Here are some of our favorite Outer Banks activities in each area to help you plan the action-packed, well-rounded beach vacation of your dreams!

Check out a full list of activities in each Outer Banks location: