Best Restaurants, Must Try Places in Coquina Beach

We've collected top 10 mentioned must try restaurants in Coquina Beach from other articles such as Southern Living, Inner Banks Inn, Vacation Rentals - Beach Houses, Condos, Cabins, Apartments & Vacation Homes | Tripping.com, including seafood, with a view, and different cuisines.

Top Best Restaurants in Coquina Beach

Tortugas Lie
Tortugas Lie
4.6 (2506 ratings)
Seafood spot & bar that also serves Caribbean fare, burgers & sushi in casual digs with a porch.
3016 S Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head, NC 27959, USA
Caribbean restaurantBar & grillRestaurantSeafood restaurantSushi restaurant
Mentioned by nagsheadguide.com
All 12+ Nags Head Chinese, Japanese, Sushi & Thai
"The island-style interior and excellent food make Tortugas' a favorite among locals and repeat visitors. There are lots of healthy options here, with Caribbean-inspired seafood and vegetarian options. Chow down on a variety of dishes, including tuna bites, burritos, pasta and steamed seafood and veggies."
Mentioned by First Flight Rentals Blog
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"Nestled in the beautiful dunes of the Outer Banks lies the gem of a Caribbean style restaurant known as Tortugas Lie. The restaurant has been around since 1989 and is home to some of the beach’s fines fare. Try out their wide selection of handheld options or some of their specialty fish tacos."
Miller's Waterfront Restaurant
Miller's Waterfront Restaurant
4.5 (2210 ratings)
Open during warm seasons, this restaurant offers a view of the sound & a menu of seafood & steak.
6916 S Croatan Hwy, Nags Head, NC 27959, USA
Bar & grillRestaurantSeafood restaurantSteak house
Mentioned by lyft.com
Top 10 Most Visited Restaurants in Nags Head
"In August of 2011, Hurricane Irene landed on our back porch...literally!. We are all so glad to be reopen for business and excited to show off our new renovations. We hope you will like what we've done."
Basnight's Lone Cedar Cafe
Basnight's Lone Cedar Cafe
4.6 (1076 ratings)
Cafe & bar serving locally caught seafood plus ample beer & wine lists in a waterfront setting.
7623 S Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head, NC 27959, USA
RestaurantCatererTakeout RestaurantSeafood restaurantWedding venue
Blue Moon Beach Grill
Blue Moon Beach Grill
4.7 (1850 ratings)
Seafood & updated Southern comfort food in a cozy space with original artwork & a nautical theme.
4104 S Virginia Dare Trail #16, Nags Head, NC 27959, USA
RestaurantAmerican restaurantBar & grillSeafood restaurant
Mentioned by Shorline OBX Vacation Rentals
Here Are the Best Nags Head Restaurants | Shoreline OBX
"It’s no coincidence that Blue Moon Beach Grill is at the top of this list!. Ranked the best of Nags Head Restaurants on both TripAdvisor and Yelp, this Nags Head eatery serves up a scrumptious spread of seafood and more. Order the Mahi Mahi BLT or Crab Cake sandwich, and wash it down with a craft beer."
Mentioned by Southern Living
The Best of Nags Head, North Carolina
"Once in a blue moon, you get to taste life on a sandbar," say the folks at this laidback spot, which serves up a boatload of seafood offerings alongside a long list of cocktails and nostalgic beachy décor (think buoy garland and surfboards everywhere)."
Fish Heads Bar & Grill
Fish Heads Bar & Grill
4.6 (1766 ratings)
Rustic waterfront pub at a fishing pier featuring a large deck, seafood eats, beer & live music.
8901 S Old Oregon Inlet Rd, Nags Head, NC 27959, USA
RestaurantBar
Mentioned by First Flight Rentals Blog
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"Enjoy the beautiful ocean view as you dine on the Outer Banks Fishing Pier in South Nags Head. Not only is the restaurant on the water, they also have some of the best live music around. Their most popular menu items include conch fritters, fish tacos, homemade tuna salad, homemade crab cake sandwiches, or their grilled fish sandwiches."
Biscuits N' Porn
Biscuits N' Porn
4.6 (859 ratings)
Informal outpost serving an array of hearty biscuit sandwiches alongside fried chicken dishes.
2112 S Croatan Hwy, Nags Head, NC 27959, USA
Sandwich shopDeliRestaurant
Mentioned by NC Tripping
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"Biscuits N’ P*rn isn’t really a restaurant but a convenience store that features the best drop biscuits in North Carolina. The Stop Quik food joint serves two kinds of biscuits- plain and cheese stuff with any of the meat choices you so desire. The name though- it’s both a smart marketing ploy and a name that just stuck."
Mentioned by restaurantji.com
The 15 Best Restaurants in Nags Head, NC
"I also love their chicken and egg sandwich on a cheesy biscuit too!. You can't go wrong here for breakfast and the line goes very... (252) 441-6446Order online"
Yellow Submarine
Yellow Submarine
4 (315 ratings)
Established, Beatles-themed pizza parlor offering stone-oven-baked pies & subs, plus wine & beer.
5000 S Croatan Hwy #8500, Nags Head, NC 27959, USA
Pizza restaurantChicken wings restaurantDeliTakeout RestaurantRestaurantSandwich shop
Pamlico Jacks
Pamlico Jacks
4.1 (622 ratings)
Seafood, cocktails, diverse wines & a kids' menu in a low-key, nautical backdrop with water views.
6708 S Croatan Hwy, Nags Head, NC 27959, USA
Seafood restaurantAmerican restaurantBarBar & grillFamily restaurantRestaurantSteak houseWedding venue
The Colington Cafe
The Colington Cafe
4.8 (587 ratings)
Upscale, eclectic dinner-only destination set in a tree-shaded Victorian house with a garden.
1029 Colington Rd, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948, USA
French restaurantRestaurant
Bob's Grill OBX
Bob's Grill OBX
4.5 (1434 ratings)
Surfboards hang from the ceiling at this playful American eatery serving breakfast & lunch.
1219 S Croatan Hwy #8709, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948, USA
RestaurantGrillBreakfast restaurantFamily restaurantLunch restaurantSeafood restaurant

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The Spot
The Spot
4.6 (433 ratings)
Hip smoothie shop serving up açaí bowls, ice cream & snacks in a quaint interior.
2805 S Croatan Hwy, Nags Head, NC 27959, USA
Juice shopCoffee shopIce cream shop
Mentioned by Outer Banks Blue's Blog
5 OBX Sweet Treats You Must Try
"Check out these two sweet stops: Mom’s Sweet Shop in Kill Devil Hills and The Spot in Nags Head. While they’re both very unique and I highly recommend checking them both out, they do have some similarities in their menu and offer healthy options with ingredients like acai, pitaya, hemp seeds, coconut, turmeric, and bee pollen. Here are my personal favorite menu items from each one."
Mentioned by nagsheadguide.com
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"Brought to you by the owners of Secret Spot Surf Shop, The Spot is a fun, surf-inspired shop where you’re sure to find something to satisfy your sweet tooth … and your healthy tooth too!. The Spot has a wide variety of ice cream flavors, milkshakes, smoothies and other morning and mid-day snacks to go. If you really want to energize your day, be sure...read more"
Mentioned by lyft.com
Top 10 Most Visited Restaurants in Nags Head
"We offer the first, full menu of Acai & Pitaya Bowls in the Outer Banks, with over 10 recipes and 3 sizes to choose from, we'll have exactly what you crave. In addition, we blend delicious real fruit smoothies and offer over 20 flavors of Hershey Ice Cream to satisfy your sweet tooth."
Big Buck's Homemade Ice Cream
Big Buck's Homemade Ice Cream
4.1 (73 ratings)
207 Queen Elizabeth Ave, Manteo, NC 27954, USA
Ice cream shopChocolate artisanChocolate shopDessert shopEspresso barFrozen dessert supplier
Mentioned by Outer Banks Blue's Blog
5 OBX Sweet Treats You Must Try
"If ice cream is what you’re looking for, the Outer Banks has more options than you can imagine. One of the most popular spots is Big Bucks. With locations in Corolla, Kitty Hawk, and Manteo, you can get your ice cream fix with ease."
Kill Devil's Frozen Custard & Beach Fries
Kill Devil's Frozen Custard & Beach Fries
4.7 (1134 ratings)
Retro window-serve joint with picnic table seating dishing up frozen custard, burgers & beach fries.
1002 S Croatan Hwy, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948, USA
Family restaurantDessert shopIce cream shop

Must See Sights and Landmarks in Coquina Beach Area

Nags Head Fishing Pier
Nags Head Fishing Pier
4.4 (1270 ratings)4 (265 ratings)
3335 S Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head, NC 27959, USA
Fishing pierSights & LandmarksBar & grillSeafood restaurantPiers & BoardwalksPoints of Interest & Landmarks
Mentioned by tripbuzz.com
66 Free and Cheap Things to Do in Nags Head, NC
"Piers & Boardwalks3335 S Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head, NC MoreLess Info. Nags Head Fishing Pier is a fishing pier and seafood restaurant. The pier is suitable for walking, sightseeing, and of course, fishing."
Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site
Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site
4.7 (109 ratings)5 (361 ratings)
Former station & outbuildings now a museum focusing on the history & equipment of maritime rescue.
23645 NC-12, Rodanthe, NC 27968, USA
MuseumSights & LandmarksHistorical placePoints of Interest & Landmarks
Bodie Island Lighthouse
Bodie Island Lighthouse
4.7 (3095 ratings)4.5 (1860 ratings)
Tall, historic, still-operating 1848 lighthouse featuring tours, scenic views & more.
8210 Bodie Island Lighthouse, Nags Head, NC 27959, USA
LighthouseSights & Landmarks

Top 10 Free Things To Do and Attractions in Coquina Beach

North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island
North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island
4.6 (3974 ratings)4.5 (1338 ratings)
Live animal encounters, feedings, a 285,000-gallon shark tank, interactive exhibits, films & more.
374 Airport Rd, Manteo, NC 27954, USA
AquariumNature & Parks
Dowdy Park
Dowdy Park
4.8 (621 ratings)5 (7 ratings)
Popular park offering playing fields, multi-use sports courts & a unique playscape for children.
3005 S Croatan Hwy, Nags Head, NC 27959, USA
ParkNature & Parks
Mentioned by nagsheadguide.com
All 10+ Attractions - Nags Head Attractions
"The 5-acre Dowdy Park is a popular place for relaxation, play and entertainment. The park includes an amphitheater, green space, restrooms, a fitness trail, basketball and pickleball courts, a bocce area and an unusual playscape/playground for kids, and it's the site of local events, festivals and live music. You'll find it on the Bypass in Nags Head, next to Nags Head Elementary School on the...read more"
Mentioned by Family Destinations Guide
17 Best Things to Do in Nags Head, NC (for 2021)
"Dowdy Park, encompassing five acres, offers a myriad of recreational possibilities for its visitors of all ages. It is well-loved by families for its ADA-accessible playground."
Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site
Chicamacomico Life-Saving Station Historic Site
4.7 (109 ratings)5 (361 ratings)
Former station & outbuildings now a museum focusing on the history & equipment of maritime rescue.
23645 NC-12, Rodanthe, NC 27968, USA
MuseumSights & LandmarksHistorical placePoints of Interest & Landmarks
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