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Looking for houndworthy places on Outer Banks

We'll be spending two days on OBX in early May and are looking for a good lunch place on Okracoke (Cafe Atlantic, Back Porch and Pelican are current candidates) before heading over to Hatteras and headng north. We'd love to find non-touristy places for a couple of breakfasts, lunches and dinners. Since we prefer fish and seafood, we're considering The Fish House in Buxton and Lone Cedar in Manteo. What say ye 'Hounds?

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  1. The Pelican is very good. In Nags Head/KDH area, Henry's is a good breakfast spot.

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    1. re: carolinadawg

      Check out this month's Gourmet for a write up on a few gastronomic choices on the Outer Banks. I haven't read it yet.

    2. And, as always, do a search on here. Specifically, someone recently posted a link to an Outer Banks eating guide in the Independent Weekly in Durham.

      1. We just got back and had a great lunch at Kill Devil Grill. www.thecoastalexplorer.com/KillDevilG... Fish specials were fresh and wonderful. We were lucky and had rockfish which seems to be local specialty, flaky and cooked perfectly. Came with fries that were salty and wonderful. Crab cake was better than most but not as good as I've ever had (or made). Fried shrimp tasted like they were just out of the water. Didn't save room for desert but the cakes looked delicious under their glass domes. We tried The Life Saver Station at The Sanderlin resort in Duck and were disappointed in food although the room and service were great. Hotel itself has wonderful rooms and beds and we'd stay there again in a minute. Sanderlin has a formal restaurant right across the street that serves, I think 3 and 5 course fixed price dinners. Supposed to be excellent. Might be something for you to investigate.

        1. Sam and Omie's is a great spot... good breakfast and lunch.

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          Sam & Omie's Restaurant
          7228 S Virginia Dare Trl, Nags Head, NC 27959

          1. gotta try Mama Kwan's hawaiian pork platter with asian cucumber salad and jasmine rice - very tasty

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            Mama Kwan's Grill & Tiki Bar
            1701 S Croatan Hwy, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948