Very Local to Sea Spray and casual:
Tortugas’ Lie (owner’s favorite plus great atmosphere): very local feel, good late-night menu http://www.tortugaslie.com/
Blue Moon Beach Grille (owner's other favorite): http://www.bluemoonbeachgrill.com/
Fish Heads Bar and Grill at the Outer Banks Pier: great ocean views, very reasonable and good. http://www.fishingunlimited.net/
Lucky 12: great chicken wings and can get late night. http://www.lucky12tavern.com/
Nags Head Pier: good breakfast spot and something it happening there. Expanded deck, bar food, it might be coming a cool, very walkable spot to have fun http://www.nagsheadpier.com/food.htm
Citgo Station on the by-pass at the Nags Head/Kill Devil Hills Line (just south of the ABC store) – great breakfast biscuits (a/k/a biscuits and porn)
Sooey’s Barbeque: great for lunch particularly their seafood sandwiches http://www.sooeysbbq.com/
Country Deli: great (massive) takeout sandwiches, they also deliver (even on the beach).
Snowbird: for easy access to ice cream and grille http://www.ncbeaches.com/OuterBanks/NagsHead/Restaurants/IceCreamShops/TheSnowBird/
Other local restaurants not in the immediate vicinity of Sea Spray:
Sam and Omie’s at MP 17 and Basnight’s Lone Cedar on the causeway to Manteo are local favorites.
John’s (for the fresh tuna sandwich)
Stone Oven Pizza
Josephines Sicilain Kitchen: http://obxitalianrestaurant.com
Mulligans for the view from the big deck and a bucket of beer: http://www.mulligansobx.com/
Mama Quan’s: http://www.mamakwans.com/
On the way down:
Currituck Bar-b-que: Great North Carolina Style bbq and the fixings, GREAT fried chicken (have to call ahead, takes about ½ hour to prepare), and really, really nice people, http://www.currituckbbq.com/
Frog Island Seafood: for prepared meals or fresh seafood and nice people http://www.frogislandseafood.com/
Austin’s Seafood: great selection, great prices, lots of local stuff – usually run a great special on heads-on shrimp: http://austinseafoodco.com/
Tar Heal Too on the by-pass about milepost 5 (on the east side of the road in the shopping center next to Brew Thru) is really great for local produce at a very reasonable price.
Harris Teeter and Food Lion for groceries and now Fresh Market.
The Tanger Outlets Mall has many great outlet stores, including Polo Ralph Lauren, Gap, Coach and J. Crew. Forbes is great for candy and souvenirs. The Cotton Gin and Farmer’s Daughter feature country style crafts, decorating accessories and clothing.
There is a YMCA and a private gym facility on U.S. Highway 168 (the Bypass). There are also 2 private gyms nearby on the by-pass that welcome vacationers.
Jockey’s Ridge State Park sand dune, Coquina Beach, Boddie Island Light House (just renovated in 2013 - great "lite" lighthouse trip - 15 minutes to the south), Oregon Inlet Fishing Center, Hatteras Island Light House, Hatteras-Ocracoke Ferry (a free 45 minute boat ride to the historic island village of Ocracoke). On Roanoke Island (a short ride across the Albemarle Sound) is the fishing village of Wanchese, and Manteo, a small town with a great aquarium and historic waterfront with quaint shops and restaurants, including galleries and antiques. Jennette’s Pier is reopening this year.
The Brewing Station, Basknights Port O’ Call offer nightly DJ or live music entertainment, bar and restaurant.
Sea Spray Cottages
SEA SPRAY COTTAGES
Nags Head, North Carolina