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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.
Restaurant
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“Island style cuisine. Sit down or bar only options. Within walking or biking distance.”
  • 11 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
American Restaurant
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“If your looking for a good burger with little wait time this is the place. They also have a great bar. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Retro window-serve joint with picnic table seating dishing up frozen custard, burgers & beach fries.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Point of Interest
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“Live music venue with eclectic bands and large stage and dance floor. Good bar and tavern also historically decorated restaurant.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Museum
“Have you heard the story of the first flight?! My great-grandfather and his brothers helped build this colossal monument. Check it out! ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“When the Thai Room isn't open we simply long for the Pad Thai Noodles. They're the best we have ever had! All of their curry dishes are divine and make sure to try their fresh rolls with a tall iced Thai coffee or tea. You'll love the easy dining atmosphere and the friendly staff too. We have been eating here for over twenty years and can testify to this restaurant's consistency. They rock!”
  • 12 locals recommend
Place to shop
“One of my favorite things to do..... I walk the beach in the early morning to Avalon Pier and back. It is so peaceful....taking in all the beauty of the beach.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Pharmacy
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  • 3 locals recommend
Bike Shop
“Rent beach chairs, bikes, umbrellas, and everything else you might need for a great beach vacation!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Best Buffet ever! Prepare to drop some cash though, Buffet is around $42. Fluctuates with the season. There is an awesome bar with a bar menu of really great burger, cheesesteaks and wraps also for $10 and under. Chicken cheesesteak is pretty good and huge. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Walking distance from the camper! Southern, home style cooking with a sophisticated flair. The restaurant has great interior design and ambiance with a fun, funky bar. Live music in the evenings and brunch on the weekends complete with a mimosa bar. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Sports Bar
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“The staff is a lot of fun. Sweet potato fries with Jack Brown sauce - I’m kinda obsessed. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Excellent Breakfast Spot! Try the French Toast/Pancakes/Waffles with the various toppings!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Department Store
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“Great higher end clothing store with anything you forgot or decide you need!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Store
“This is a fun store that is worth a visit. You never know what you will find there, the inventory changes weekly. It ranges from antique, vintage, unique items to fun reproduction decorative items. if you see a delivery truck out front, STOP. The cool stuff doesn't last long.”
  • 4 locals recommend