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Nags Head, North Carolina

I am a New Yorker traveling to Nags Head in August. Staying at the Ramada Nags Head. Could anyone please recommend some places for breakfast lunch and dinner. Must be good food. Thanks in advance.

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  1. Start by looking at this link. Sam and Omie's is a popular place that has been good for decades.

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/848011

    1. I had a great lunch at a seafood shack next to Nag's head produce. I can't remember the name.

      1. When I was there last year, the Brine and Bottle was by far my favorite dinner. We had a good lunch at Blue Moon Beach Grill.

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        1. re: ickymettle

          We also had lunch at Blue Moon Beach Grill, and were quite happy with the meal.

          1. Pass on Kelly's. Much better seafood found elsewhere....

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            1. re: Phoebe

              Please tell everyone where better seafood can be found. Thanks!

              1. re: Phoebe

                Just wondering what you based your experience with Kelly's on. I've never had anything that was less than terrific at Kelly's - in the restaurant and their catering alike.

                1. re: Tehama

                  I've lived here 20+.... vacationed here for 30+. To me... Kelly's is no different than Port O' Call, Lone Cedar, Mako Mike's, Awful Arthur's, Pamlico Jack's or the many other restaurants that have been serving the same "tired" seafood for years. Nothing special. MOST of it's not even fresh local seafood. It's frozen & sourced in from Sysco or US Foods. Fining dining restaurants like 1587 and Ocean Blvd have even suffered through the years, and aren't as good as they once were.

                  Only a few I'd highly recommend....
                  Carawan Seafood in KH. The freshest seafood you'll get anywhere! (It's a market. You do the cooking.)

                  The Brine and Bottle, located on the causeway in NH. Run by a chef/husband & wife team that love what they do. Tasty food with a twist! Small enough place to still care about you as a diner.

                  Colington Cafe, in KDH. Reservations are a must. Great local seafood. Fine dining, without fine dining prices. Hidden away in large oak trees, CC has been a "secret" for years because of its location, and no advertising. (Great for a special night.)

                  For casual lunches.... Kill Devil Grill (close to where OP is staying), Red Drum (good burgers), Tortuga's Lie (sushi on Wed nights), and Black Pelican (great wood oven pizza) are good choices.

                  1. re: Phoebe

                    +1 for Kill Devil Grill. I've never had a bad meal there, but expect to wait for a table at dinner because its a small-ish place and its quite popular (for good reason). Not sure if they take reservations. Order whatever is on the daily chalkboard specials list.

                    I've also had good meals at OBX Brewing Station in Kill Devil Hills and better than average pub food at Lucky 12 Tavern in Nags Head.

                    1. re: ToothTooth

                      TT... I've never had a bad meal @ KDG either. Love their "chalkboard" specials, but you've gotta go early to get them. They get 86'd quickly!

                      No reservations is pretty much the standard for all restaurants here during the summer, unless you have a party of 12 or more. Long waits are to be expected now that summer is in full swing. Me? I stay put while the tourist are here!

                      Forgot to mention Duck Donuts. The have 4 locations. Worth seeking out.