The Outer Banks isn’t just known for its stunning beaches and charming towns; it’s also a haven for delicious food. As your Outer Banks locals, we’ve spent countless mornings indulging in OBX’s diverse breakfast scene, and let us tell you, there are some real gems to discover. So, ditch the generic hotel buffets and join us on a tour of some of our favorite breakfast spots!
Henry’s Restaurant (KDH)
A local legend since 1989, Henry’s is a must-visit for classic Outer Banks fare. Think creamy chipped beef, perfectly cooked omelets, and their signature “Crab Benedict”. The portions are generous, the service is friendly, and the atmosphere is warm and inviting. Just be prepared for a wait, especially on weekends!
Lighthouse Bagels & Deli (Corolla)
If you’re a bagel lover, this is your breakfast heaven. This Outer Banks favorite boasts different bagel varieties, made from scratch daily. Pair your bagel with a schmear of their house-made cream cheese, or go for a breakfast sandwich on a toasted everything bagel. They also have delicious pastries, muffins, and breakfast pizzas, making it a great spot for the whole family!
Chilli Peppers Coastal Grill (Kill Devil Hills)
Chilli Peppers Coastal Grill, a beloved Outer Banks institution for over 25 years, isn’t just your average spot for lunch or dinner. While the restaurant’s name might hint towards a spicy southwestern or Mexican focus, their menu is a delightful exploration of global cuisine. From fluffy pancakes drizzled with local honey to savory omelets packed with fresh ingredients, there’s something to tantalize every taste bud.
Chilli Peppers also has a beautiful outdoor courtyard that’s perfect for enjoying a leisurely breakfast on a sunny day. And if you’re bringing your furry friend along, they’re welcome to join you too!
Sam & Omie’s (Nags Head):
For a true taste of Outer Banks history and hospitality, look no further than Sam & Omie’s Restaurant in Nags Head. This beloved institution, established in 1937 by fishermen Sam Tillett and his son, Omie, has been serving up hearty breakfasts to locals and visitors alike for generations.
Whether you’re a seasoned Outer Banks visitor or a first-time traveler, Sam & Omie’s is a must-visit for a taste of authentic Outer Banks charm and cuisine. With its delicious food, warm atmosphere, and rich history, it’s the perfect place to kickstart your day.
Local tip: Try the shrimp burger – it’s popular for a reason!
Orange Blossom Bakery & Cafe (Buxton)
Tucked away in Buxton, Orange Blossom Cafe isn’t just any breakfast spot – it’s an experience. Step back in time with the charming, historic building, and breathe in the aroma of freshly baked goodies. Indulge in their legendary Apple Uglies – a donut-fritter hybrid that’s pure Outer Banks magic. Savor their specialty breakfast sandwiches, bursting with local flavors, or choose a classic like fluffy pancakes drizzled with homemade syrup.
So next time you’re in Hatteras, be sure to stop by the Orange Blossom & Cafe and experience their delicious food and warm hospitality for yourself!
Don’t forget to check out the local farmers markets for fresh-made pastries, local honey, and seasonal fruits to enjoy with your breakfast. Whether you’re craving classic comfort food or something with a bit more kick, the Outer Banks has a breakfast spot to satisfy your taste buds and fuel your adventures. So grab a cup of coffee, gather your crew, and get ready to experience the best breakfast bites on the Carolina coast!
Remember, as your Outer Banks experts, Coastside Properties is here to help you live the Outer Banks lifestyle. Contact us today and let us find you your perfect home!