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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Monument / Landmark
“Check out the birthplace of aviation at the location of the first flight made by the Wright Brothers! Beautiful monument and small museums to learn about the history of the remarkable determination and engineering to create the first airplane. ”
  • 60 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Craft beers from a wind-powered brewery, upscale pub fare & live music in nautical-themed digs.”
  • 74 locals recommend
Diner
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“This restaurant is among our favorites, great staff, clean, and always busy. I love the beer can shrimp and chicken wings are like no other! ”
  • 56 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“LOVE this place Great fish tacos and the pork plate is delicious and very Hawaiian! ”
  • 37 locals recommend
Cafe
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“Local and Lovely, but drink it on the back porch of the home, it'll be that much better. ”
  • 30 locals recommend
Museum
“Wright Brothers National Memorial, located in Kill Devil Hills, NC, commemorates the first successful, sustained, powered flights in a heavier-than-air machine. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Donut Shop
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“Get your donut fix....cake donuts made fresh while you watch or call the order in and you choose your icing and toppings. Maple bacon is my fave! Some folks don't leave the Outerbanks til they make at least one Duck Donut pit stop!”
  • 21 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great food and laid back atmosphere. Mellow eatery with a surf-shack vibe, serving Caribbean- & Mexican-inspired seafood & burgers.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Steakhouse
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“My favorite little pricey joint. Best steak I've ever had. Only open for dinner. Super close to the cottage.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Bakery
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“This is my favorite breakfast joint on the outer banks. They have fresh baked bread a And just down home good cooking. They also have Italian dinner and a pretty popular bar scene with karaoke.”
  • 22 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“The two that are closest to us are the one by the BELK water tower (going north) in KillDevil Hills and the one that is in a shopping center Nags Head on the left about 1/4 mile past the Kill Devil Hills/Nags Head line.(going south) There is a Front Porch Coffee there too and the Elite Nails place is usually good. and its about a block north of Morning View coffee which I really like.”
  • 15 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Casual experience- also has an outdoor area that usually has corn hole. Turns into more of a bar scene at night.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Thin-crust & deep-dish pizzas, plus pastas & other casual Italian fare, with in- & outdoor seating.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Upscale, eclectic dinner-only destination set in a tree-shaded Victorian house with a garden.”
  • 23 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Within walking distance. They have a great little bar and there dining area is great as well.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Bar
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“Awful Arthur’s Oyster Bar, home of the happy oyster.The Outer Banks only authentic oyster bar is the place to enjoy sensational fare from the sea washed down with your favorite brew and cocktail. They serve by the peck, pound and dozen, raw or steamed to perfection. Kicked back casual, down to earth friendly staff, and reasonable prices make Awful Arthur’s Oyster Bar the all-time favorite of locals and travelers alike.”
  • 11 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Brewery
“Craft beers from a wind-powered brewery, upscale pub fare & live music in nautical-themed digs.”
  • 74 locals recommend
Diner
“This restaurant is among our favorites, great staff, clean, and always busy. I love the beer can shrimp and chicken wings are like no other! ”
  • 56 locals recommend
Restaurant
“LOVE this place Great fish tacos and the pork plate is delicious and very Hawaiian! ”
  • 37 locals recommend
Donut Shop
“Get your donut fix....cake donuts made fresh while you watch or call the order in and you choose your icing and toppings. Maple bacon is my fave! Some folks don't leave the Outerbanks til they make at least one Duck Donut pit stop!”
  • 21 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great food and laid back atmosphere. Mellow eatery with a surf-shack vibe, serving Caribbean- & Mexican-inspired seafood & burgers.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Steakhouse
“My favorite little pricey joint. Best steak I've ever had. Only open for dinner. Super close to the cottage.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Bakery
“This is my favorite breakfast joint on the outer banks. They have fresh baked bread a And just down home good cooking. They also have Italian dinner and a pretty popular bar scene with karaoke.”
  • 22 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Casual experience- also has an outdoor area that usually has corn hole. Turns into more of a bar scene at night.”
  • 27 locals recommend

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