Manteo, NC, Restaurants: Outdoor Dining

Even in the height of a North Carolina summer, outside dining is a pleasurable experience in Manteo, NC, restaurants. Enjoy a cold beverage on the docks of a harbor or marina and watch as commercial fishermen come in with their catches. Or enjoy a gourmet preparation of said fresh catch while you dine al fresco and overlook the Shallowbag Bay. Small sandwich shops, cafes and eateries also offer plenty of seating at picnic tables for people grabbing lunch and watching the downtown bustle. 

Avenue Waterfront Grille

Manteo, NC, Outdoor Dining
207 Queen Elizabeth Avenue, The Waterfront Shops, Manteo
(252) 473-4800

If you want to see the water while you dine, Avenue Waterfront Grille is a good place to do it. Shallowbag Bay and Roanoke Sound are visible from every seat in the house, and their patio seating overlooks the Manteo docks. Whether you boat up to the Manteo docks or walk up from the waterfront, Avenue is all about maintaining the relaxed and fun attitude... read more

If you want to see the water while you dine, Avenue Waterfront Grille is a... read more

Basnight’s Lone Cedar

7623 S. Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head/Manteo Causeway, Nags Head
(252) 441-5405

This Outer Banks landmark restaurant is where you’ll find many a local eating every night, so you know the food must be really good. This restaurant is, in fact, at the top of the list of many locals’ favorite spots. The service is genuinely friendly, and the portions are more than generous. You’ll enjoy the vast views of the sound on both sides, especially the... read more

This Outer Banks landmark restaurant is where you’ll find many a local eating every night,... read more

Lost Colony Brewery & Cafe

Manteo, NC, Outdoor Dining
208 Queen Elizabeth Avenue, Manteo
(252) 473-6666

For award-winning locally brewed beer and creative cuisine, head to Lost Colony Brewery & Café. This longtime local restaurant has the chops of any urban gastropub but with the friendliness and welcoming atmosphere of small-town Manteo. Notable for bringing a touch of city style to the downtown Manteo waterfront, the restaurant and pub are located at the intersection of Queen Elizabeth Avenue and Sir Walter... read more

For award-winning locally brewed beer and creative cuisine, head to Lost Colony Brewery & Café.... read more

Poor Richard's Sandwich Shop

Manteo, NC, Outdoor Dining
303 Queen Elizabeth Avenue, Manteo Waterfront, Manteo
(252) 473-3333

Poor Richard's is the local meet-and-greet neighborhood sandwich shop by day and bar by night. It has two doors, one leading from the Manteo boardwalk and another off Queen Elizabeth Avenue. You can eat inside at a booth or table or sit outside on the patio right next to the water. You order at the counter, get your drink and your number then wait for... read more

Poor Richard's is the local meet-and-greet neighborhood sandwich shop by day and bar by night.... read more

Stripers Bar and Grille

Manteo, NC, Outdoor Dining
1100-A S. Bay Club Drive, Manteo
(252) 475-1021

Stripers has a great waterfront location at Shallowbag Bay Marina, and they offer plenty of opportunities to enjoy the water views. You can eat on the screened-in deck, on the outdoor patio, in the first-floor bar or in the second-floor restaurant. The views get better the higher you go. Stripers menu includes fresh local seafood, steaks, sandwiches, burgers, salads, pastas and appetizers. The seafood is... read more

Stripers has a great waterfront location at Shallowbag Bay Marina, and they offer plenty of... read more