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Top bar recommendations from locals

Seafood Restaurant
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“This place has the best steamed seafood and an amazing Island-style menu. Their Bajan Burger is one of our favorites, and their specials are always good, too. Go early before the crowds. ”
  • 40 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“A local's favorite! Excellent seafood and southern cuisine. Blue Moon is known for it's yummy, authentic Philly cheese steak. I love the decor with crab pot floats, surf boards and local art for sale. Very popular so would recommend going at an off time or expect to wait for a table.”
  • 42 locals recommend
Bar
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“Fish Heads is a fun place in South Nags Head on Old Oregon Inlet Road. It is located in the Outer Banks Fishing Pier at milepost 18.5. There is usually a lively crowd singing karaoke. It's a great spot for a beer overlooking the ocean.”
  • 42 locals recommend
Pier
“Great place for an Ocean view for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The food is good but the view is spectacular. Our favorite is lunch when we are on the beach. Salads my favorite with a nice cold beer.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Bar
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“Actually, Lucky’s has decent food & pizza too (they serve pizza until 2am). Huge beer selection on tap. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Miller's waterfront is a great place if you want a classy, local place for seafood. They are right on the sound in Nags Head with great sunset views and reasonable prices. Go before 5:30 to avoid the wait. If you do have to wait, they have a bar and pier to enjoy.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Pub
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“Seafood, steaks & ribs, plus 18 beers on tap, in a relaxed setting with foosball & billiard tables.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Owens has been around for 73 years and for good reason. It is one of the best restaurants on the beach. You can't go wrong here. Come hungry!”
  • 16 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Great place to take your doggy. They offer canine dishes served on a Frisbee.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bar
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“Visit the brewery downtown! You can hang at the bar to sample their latest beer and/or grab a bite too!”
  • 14 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“This is a lively restaurant overlooking Pirate's Cove Marina at the foot of the bridge to Nags Head. Great views, great food. In season, Mimi's Tiki Hut on the lower level is a fun place to have a cocktail and watch the sport fishing vessels come in from the Gulf Stream in the late afternoon. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“We LOVE New York Pizza Pub! Not only do they have great food but they also have concerts from time to time. The atmosphere is fun and exciting. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Night Club
“nice restaurant has 3 levels. A great place to see the 4th of July fireworks in Manteo from the decks or out side space.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“This food here is very good and the dining experience is intimate. It is a bit more expensive than some of the other larger operations but the attention to detail and quality in the food preparation is worth it. Nice view of the waterfront view which offers a great place to walk before or after your meal. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Bar
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“This is a great place to take kids. There is often a pirate character walking around joking with the customers. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
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“Friendly staff, scratch made fare. From seafood to burgers; everything is delicious! Property is listed on the second floor of the waterfront shops downtown Manteo. You can also visit one of your hosts there at the bar!”
  • 2 locals recommend