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The Wright Brothers National Memorial
North Croatan Highway at Prospect Avenue (MP 7.5), Kill Devil Hills - (252) 441-7430

A few miles down the bypass lies one of the country′s premier historic landmarks, fascinating for young and old alike. See the exact working duplicate of the first successful airplane, tour the brothers′ “runway,” learn how they finally mastered powered flight and the amazing story behind the famous photo on the east bedroom wall.

The Rundown Cafe
5218 North Virginia Dare Trail, Kitty Hawk - (252) 255-0026

A short walk north up the street on the left, with a casual atmosphere and an eclectic mix of Caribbean-inspired dishes, this is Sarah′s favorite.

The fresh Panko breaded flounder and shrimp with Bernaise Sauce at The Rundown Cafe was fantastic. It was the daily special.
The Black Pelican
3848 North Virginia Dare Trail, Kitty Hawk - (252) 261-3171

A couple of miles south on the beach road, with great food for everyone′s tastes, this is Ted′s favorite. The menus are available at their web site, but you may not get past the daily specials.

Blue Moon Beach Grill
4104 South Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head - (252) 261-2583

Between the roads in Surf Side Plaza at MP 13, and well worth the trip. The inventive menu has something for everyone, with great food at reasonable prices and a friendly, accommodating staff. Menus are available at their web site, but you'll want to check out the daily specials, too.

Great new restaurant! Recommended by locals. Fish taco was tasty & bean side dish was yummy. Others raved about Po′ Boy, Shrimp & grits, Wasabi Tuna.
Chilli Peppers Restaurant & Bar
3001 North Croatan Highway, Kill Devil Hills - (252) 441-8081

A few miles south on the bypass, with an interesting assortment of entrees and great Sunday brunch selection (menus are available at their web site) that you can actually get in to without waiting all day.

Taiko Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar
5000 S. Croatan Highway, Nags Head - (252) 449-8895

In the Outer Banks Mall, just past MP 14 on the bypass. Outstanding sushi, on a par with the best on either coast, served at the sushi bar or tables. Japanese dishes to suit the non-sushi-eating members of your party, too.

Coastal Provisions Market
1 Ocean Boulevard, Southern Shores - (252) 480-0023

Just past the Hilton, this gourmet market may very well have the best crab cakes you′ve ever tasted! With an array of other delectable foodstuffs as well, you′re bound to go back for more.

Duck Donuts
5230 North Virginia Dare Trail, Kitty Hawk - (252) 261-3312

Up the street on the left just before the Hilton, watch your donuts being freshly made and get them home while they′re still warm. Whether topped to order or plain, everyone loves these.

Pizzazz Pizza
4146 North Croatan Highway, Kitty Hawk - (252) 255-005

Good pizza, good service, good price - call from the house phone and they′ll know right where to deliver it.

The Jolly Roger
1836 North Virginia Dare Trail, Kill Devil Hills - (252) 441-6530

A few miles south on the beach, this family restaurant offers good food and good service. The unique decor will keep the kids interested, and the expansive menu has something for everyone, whether you′re there for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

The Jolly Roger has a great breakfast with their homemade bread toast.
Big Al′s Soda Fountain And Grill
North Virginia Dare Road at Patty Lane, Manteo
The fried oysters at Big Al′s in Manteo were great. Some of the best I′ve had at OBX in 40 years.
High Cotton BBQ
Across from the Hilton on the beach road, Kitty Hawk
If you′ve never had collards, don′t miss them at High Cotton where the BBQ is also delicious.

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