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Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Restaurants in the Outer Banks


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Today I want to tell you about restaurants in the Outer Banks of North Carolina.  There might be a few fancy restaurants around the area, but we chose a few smaller eateries instead.  Some friends of ours told us about the Bad Bean Baja Grill so that’s the first place we headed.  The restaurant is located in Kitty Hawk, just a few miles south of Duck.  I ordered the Taco Salad.  It was the best taco salad I’ve ever eaten and I’ve eaten a lot of taco salads.  The food had a different sort of favor.  I’m really not sure how to describe it but to just tell you it was different.  It was different in a really good way.  I opted to add beef brisket to my salad.  It was absolutely delicious.  My husband ordered a burrito and it was huge.  He loved his meal too.  It’s the only place we swore to revisit before our journey home.

 The Bad Bean Baja Grill Taco Salad
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Duck Duck Burgers is another day for lunch.  The restaurant is located on Highway 12 right there in Duck on the opposite side of the street from the Boardwalk.  It was a cute little burger place that seemed a little bit retro.  We liked the atmosphere there.  The burgers were a bit expensive for our tastes.  After pricing a $12 burger, we noticed that most toppings costs an extra $1.00 per topping!  We thought that was outrageous.  The meal was OK.  It was close to our resort and the food was good.  It wasn’t $15 dollars good, but still good.  As far as restaurants in the Outer Banks goes, if you are staying in Duck, you have to drive a little ways to get to most of the restaurants.  Most of them are down in the Kitty Hawk, Nags Head area.  This little place is right there in Duck so you don’t have to go far for a burger.  You just have to be prepared to pay more for it than you might be accustomed to paying.  Here are a few pictures of the place.

Image Credit:  Abundant Family Living

Image Credit:  Abundant Family Living
Image Credit:  Abundant Family Living
Image Credit:  Abundant Family Living
If you won’t mind a 20 or maybe a 30 minute drive over to Roanoke Island, you will want to eat at the Avenue Waterfront Grill.  It sits right on the water.  We were fortunate enough to get a table right by the window where we could view the Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse.  We like inexpensive meals which is the reason we don’t go to fancy restaurants much.  I wouldn’t necessarily consider this a fancy restaurant.   Casual attire is perfectly fine, but it is one of the nicer places we visited.  It was just a little bit pricy but the food was fabulous and the view was even better.

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 I only took the photo above because I smiled at the political statement.

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 The view from our dining table was nice.

Image Credit:  Abundant Family Living
Image Credit:  Abundant Family Living
The dining room was large and airy.  It was such a nice place to enjoy an evening meal by the water.

There are many more restaurants in the Outer Banks area of North Carolina.  These are just a few of the ones we visited while we were there.  Maybe someday we’ll get a chance to go back!

Read about other great places to visit in the Outer Banks of North Carolina here.

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