Top 5 Breakfast Restaurants on the Outer Banks

Start the morning right. You have the sunrise in front of you and the expansive blue waters in every direction.

You have some spectacular accommodations and authentic and classic-styled rentals on the Outer Banks. But really, what is a vacation without an exuberant and excessive breakfast or two?

Below are five of the absolute best breakfast restaurants we have found across the Outer Banks.

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Grits Grill

Location: 5000 S Croatan Hwy, Nags Head

Grits Grill is about as straightforward and sincere a breakfast restaurant as you could possibly ask for. Nothing fancy here, Grits Grill delivers the goods: old-fashioned southern-style breakfast items, including pancakes, waffles, egg omelets, and more.

The prices are very affordable. Grits Grill borrows heavily from the old American diner design, with a big metal countertop bar and bold black and white colors.
Grits Grill is open from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. every day.

Sam & Omie’s Restaurant

Location: 7228 S Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head

Sam & Omie’s is a popular local fishing dining haven. The location has close proximity to the ocean and a deep-rooted fishing culture. Local fishermen have been coming here for generations to grab some traditional breakfast quick appetizer bites and burgers.

Despite being a well-known breakfast joint, you can still find the restaurant open from 7 a.m. until 9 p.m.

Cafe Lachine

Location: 5000 S Croatan Hwy N, Nags Head

Cafe Lachine trades the open beachside patio for the cozy interior. You can find Cafe Lachine in the famous Outer Banks Mall. It is a convenient place to stop before shopping about for the afternoon. Breakfast items include Shrimp and Grits, Eggs Benedict, Biscuits and Gravy, and other southern-styled staples for the day’s most important meal.

The Dunes Restaurant

Location: 7013 S Croatan Hwy, Nags Head

For over 30 years, the Dunes Restaurant has been an iconic centerpiece for Nag’s Head. The seafaring tradition- dine at Dunes, fish for a day, – still rings true.

The breakfast menu includes a little piece of everything, including fresh fruit, ham and biscuits, a Belgian Waffle, buttermilk pancakes, and a whole assortment of omelets.

You can take a big ol’ bite out of the Western Omelette or the Crab & Jack Omelette, or take it on over to the Farmer’s Vegetarian Omelette or the Popeye Omelette so you can best prepare for the day ahead.

Dunes is where you need to be for a massive breakfast by the water. The diner also offers a varied dinner menu of seafood, burgers, and more. You can find the doors wide open from 7 a.m. to noon and then again from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. every day of the week.

Duck Donuts

Location: 710 S Croatan Hwy, Kill Devil Hills

Looking for something cozy, casual, and quick? Duck Donuts is the de-facto donut spot in the Outer Banks. Firstly, Duck Donuts has a featured donut of the day, so stop by periodically to see new treats and offerings.

You will find coffee and espresso as well as sandwiches and sundaes at Ducks. There are multiple locations throughout the Outer Banks. Call your specific location of choice for directions and details. If you want donuts and some quick coffee, Duck Donuts is easily your best option out of all Outer Banks restaurants.

Duck Donuts is open from 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on weekdays and 5 p.m. on weekends.

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