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Things to do in Southern Shores

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.
Café
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“We really enjoy sitting up on the deck, having a lb of shrimp and watching the ocean. There are a couple of houses but you can see the waves between them. They have a variety of island food. Curry's, rice and bean dishes and more. Nice healthy alternatives -and great gluten free options!! ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Just to the north of Rundown on the Beach Road. Super good stuff, especially the beef brisket! Dine in or take out.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Bar
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“Upscale market offering a full-service butcher, seafood, seasonal produce & chef-prepared foods.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“The most reasonably priced of current grocery chains currently operating on the Outer Banks.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Meal Delivery
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“Hand thrown pizzas and a full menu of salads, sandwiches, and pasta. Offers delivery to our area and online ordering. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Donut Shop
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“The best donuts...made to order...you have to try them! My favorite...cinnamon and sugar, maple frosting and chocolate drizzle!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bagel Shop
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“Hey, I'm from New York, so to say these are the best bagels on the Outer Banks isn't saying much but they cut the muster. They sometiimes run out of good flavors before the morning is over. (It's an outer Banks thang.) Sandwiches, smoothies and other items are good but availability, quality and customer service can to be inconsistent. This is a bike ride or easy walk away. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Fish Market
“If your family didn't catch our seafood, this is the next best place. Good seafood selection and will steam for you. Buy local.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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  • 3 locals recommend
Route
“A good restaurant right across the street from the beach. A very nice atmosphere and a good bar. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Store
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  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Closest That restaurant to us. Eat in or take out. Love their Fresh rolls and papaya salad. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“A great place to get answers to questions about the area and learn about things to do on the Outer Baks.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Pier
  • 1 local recommends
Gym
“located close by with a variety of class offerings all day everyday. Well run studio with highly personable and experienced class leaders/teachers. Their schedule is updated weekly and can be viewed on line.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Health
“If you are in need of treatment for minor injuries or illnesses while on vacation, this is the closest facility.”
  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Café
“We really enjoy sitting up on the deck, having a lb of shrimp and watching the ocean. There are a couple of houses but you can see the waves between them. They have a variety of island food. Curry's, rice and bean dishes and more. Nice healthy alternatives -and great gluten free options!! ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Just to the north of Rundown on the Beach Road. Super good stuff, especially the beef brisket! Dine in or take out.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Meal Delivery
“Hand thrown pizzas and a full menu of salads, sandwiches, and pasta. Offers delivery to our area and online ordering. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Donut Shop
“The best donuts...made to order...you have to try them! My favorite...cinnamon and sugar, maple frosting and chocolate drizzle!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bagel Shop
“Hey, I'm from New York, so to say these are the best bagels on the Outer Banks isn't saying much but they cut the muster. They sometiimes run out of good flavors before the morning is over. (It's an outer Banks thang.) Sandwiches, smoothies and other items are good but availability, quality and customer service can to be inconsistent. This is a bike ride or easy walk away. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Pizza Place
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Closest That restaurant to us. Eat in or take out. Love their Fresh rolls and papaya salad. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends

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