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qbdave Apr 11, 2012 06:54 AM

Off to Kill Devil Hills for the Memorial Day week. This will be our first time in the area. Rec's please.
Many thanks,

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    fcbaldwin Apr 27, 2012 11:25 AM

    We have a cottage in Duck and one of our favorites is J.K.'s, at mile post 9 in KDH, on the bypass. If you're in the mood for beef, it's cooked on wood burning grills and is wonderful. Consistently good food and service. It's worth the price, IMO.
    website: http://www.jksrestaurant.com

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      wyogal Apr 27, 2012 07:13 PM

      We went to The Sanderling last year for our 30th wedding anniversary, spent two nights there. Fabulous food, and a great experience. I love it out there! We'd like to go back sometime and spend more time exploring the towns. We spent our time driving down to Hatteras, and then went up to Corolla the day we left. We were visiting our son and his family up in Va beach, drove down there for a mini vacation within a vacation.

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      NJlovesNOLA Apr 17, 2012 11:49 AM

      My family vacations in the OBX every summer-we love it! If you like seafood, you have to visit Awful Arthur's in KDH. Their crab balls are delicious & their KDH cocktail is on the money. It is an oyster shooter (the oyster is shucked right at the bar), with beer & a nicely spiced cocktail sauce added to it. We usually stock the kitchen at our rental house so we don't eat out too much-but we make it our business to go to Awful Arthur's at least twice during the week for lunch.

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        fredb2548 Apr 17, 2012 02:24 PM

        Try Colington Cafe, may very well be the best all around restaurant on the OBX.

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          supernc Apr 17, 2012 02:56 PM

          Collington is a class act although expensive. I ate there once and it is the best of the best. Even had friends do take out appetizers to trim the costs.

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            qbdave Apr 23, 2012 12:15 PM

            Many thanks, sounds like we will not miss Colington Cafe.

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              Worldwide Diner Apr 27, 2012 07:05 PM

              Colington Cafe looks like a tourist trap, and not a particularly good one. We've had good food at Blue Point, Kill Devil Grill and 1587 in the past. This year we're going to stay in Duck for Memorial Day week, probably going to try the Paper Canoe.

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                LBD Aug 24, 2012 08:38 AM

                I second Kill Devil Grill and Blue Point even though it's in Duck.

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            xman887 Aug 24, 2012 07:20 AM

            agree. had a fantastic dinner there last night. the setting was great, service was excellent, and the food was some of the best restaurant food we have had in obx. i had a tomato and spinach salad with tapenade - the best tomatos that i have had all season. for dinner i had one of the two fish specials: pan fried tile fish with tasso, a small crab cake, smoked gouda mashed potatoes, and succotash. others in our group of 16 had filets, crabcakes, tuna, tuna/filet mixed grills, etc. hald the people had salads that were large enough to share. we ordered two deserts and they brought us two others on the house to sample. we also had seven bottles of wine. the final bill was $50 per person, plus tip.

        2. Terrie H. Apr 11, 2012 09:01 AM

          I have loved the Blue Point restaurant for years.

          1. carolinadawg Apr 11, 2012 07:04 AM

            The Outer Banks isn't a food mecca, somewhat surprisingly, and there is not a lot of active posting on here about it. Have you looked at some of the the previous threads?:

            http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/802287
            http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/787790
            http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/360805
            http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/786907

            I've enjoyed Kill Devil Grill in the past.

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              qbdave Apr 11, 2012 08:51 AM

              Many thanks,

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