Manteo, NC, Restaurants: Seafood Specialties & Steam Bars

When dining out in Outer Banks restaurants, getting fresh seafood is always a good way to go. In fact, seafood is a specialty for many Roanoke Island and Manteo, NC, restaurants, and they offer it in a variety of forms. Feast on gourmet preparations of ahi tuna, rockfish or cobia accompanied by seasonal, local vegetables. Pick up regionally famous tacos made using local gamefish or shrimp. Or if you're on the hunt for those classic tastes of the Outer Banks, you'll find them in bowls of Hatteras clam chowder, baskets of crispy fried oysters and fish sandwiches. Several Manteo, NC, seafood restaurants offers dishes featuring Outer Banks seafood. 

Avenue Waterfront Grille

Manteo, NC, Seafood Specialties & Steam Bars
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 at the top of many locals’ lists of favorite places. The service is genuinely friendly, and the portions are more than generous. You’ll enjoy views of Roanoke Sound on both sides of the restaurant, including nightly sunsets. They feature only local, fresh North Carolina seafood that comes in whole and is cleaned in their state-certified fish-cleaning house, located onsite. They...read more

This Outer Banks landmark restaurant at the top of many locals’ lists of favorite places....read more

Darrell’s Restaurant

Manteo, NC, Seafood Specialties & Steam Bars
521 S. U.S. Highway 64, Manteo
(252) 473-5366

Darrell’s is a family-style seafood restaurant that’s a locals' favorite and has been operated by the Daniels family for more than five decades. It dates back to 1960 when Darrell Daniels started the Polar Bear Drive-In. When the second generation came on board in 1972, the family changed the focus to a seafood restaurant and renamed it Darrell's Seafood Restaurant. Now the third generation is...read more

Darrell’s is a family-style seafood restaurant that’s a locals' favorite and has been operated by...read more

Lost Colony Brewery & Cafe

Manteo, NC, Seafood Specialties & Steam Bars
208 Queen Elizabeth Avenue, Manteo
(252) 473-6666

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