​​​​​​Nags Head, North Carolina


Owner's Suggestions

Sea Spray Cottages

(Our suggestions)

Very Local to Sea Spray and casual:

Kill Devil Grille (sit at the bar and ask about the specials): https://thekilldevilgrill.com/cms

Tortugas’ Lie: very local feel, good late-night menu http://www.tortugaslie.com/

Blue Moon Beach Grille: 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 food. http://www.lucky12tavern.com/

Nags Head Pier: good-ish breakfast spot and sometimes it's happening there.  Expanded deck, bar food, 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)

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)
Rundown Café
Food Dudes
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/

Art's Place (great burgers): https://www.artsplaceobx.com/

For finer dining:
Owens: http://www.owensrestaurant.com/  Ask for our son Garrett to wait on you.
Ocean Boulevard: http://www.obbistro.com/_index.php

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/

Food Shopping:
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 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.