Roanoke Island Shopping & Manteo Shopping

Every Roanoke Island Shop Right Here

You could easily spend your whole day enjoying Roanoke Island’s shopping. Manteo’s shopping opportunities have greatly expanded in recent years, especially in the historic waterfront area. You’ll find antiques shops, art galleries, fine apparel boutiques, fun gift and souvenir shops, a classic bookstore, several day spas/salons and a wonderful general store with a great wine selection, among many others. In the waterfront area, you can park the car then stroll around from shop to shop. The other area to do some Manteo shopping is on the main highway, U.S. Highway 64, where you’ll find several other great locally run shops. On the highway you’ll want to drive or bike between stores. Most of the necessities you’ll need — groceries, sundries, prescriptions, dry cleaning, gasoline and the like — can be found on the main highway. Shopping in Wanchese is very limited, but we lead you to a couple of shops with true local flavor.

When you’re ready to indulge in some Roanoke Island shopping pleasure, there are several small parking lots in the historic Manteo waterfront area plus a lot of on-street parking spaces. Oftentimes, especially in the summer, all the spaces near the waterfront will be full. If you can’t find a parking space, don’t worry. Just head over the little bridge to Roanoke Island Festival Park, where there is more than enough free parking.

Roanoke Island Shops by Location or Category

Big Buck's Homemade Ice Cream

106-A Sir Walter Raleigh Street, Manteo
207 Queen Elizabeth Avenue, Waterfront Shops, Downtown Manteo, Manteo
794F Sunset Boulevard, Timbuck II, Corolla
3810 N. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 4.5, Kitty Hawk

For a tasty treat, head to Big Buck’s Homemade Ice Cream. Choose from more than 50 flavors of made-from-scratch ice cream plus sherbet, sorbet and soft serve. You can get any flavor made into a shake, split, sundae or float, even a brownie sundae — yum! Big Buck’s has an espresso bar and all the espresso-based coffee drinks you need to pick up your day.... read more

Bluegrass Island Trading Co.

107 Budleigh Street, Manteo

In downtown Manteo’s Phoenix Shops, Bluegrass Island Trading Co. is a one-stop shop for everything bluegrass related. From a selection of more than 1,000 CDs to bluegrass-themed merchandise such as shirts, hats and ornaments, Bluegrass Island Trading Co. is also a box office location for many of the best local music events. Visit them online or call for tickets to the Outer Banks Bluegrass Island... read more

Kitty Hawk Kites

307 Queen Elizabeth Avenue, Manteo
785L Sunset Boulevard, TimBuck II Shopping Village, Corolla
819 Ocean Trail, Monteray Plaza, Corolla
1216 Duck Road, Wee Winks Square, Duck
3933 N. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 12.5, Nags Head
24502 N.C. Highway 12, Waves Village, Rodanthe
39432 N.C. Highway 12, Island Shops, Avon
58848 Hatteras Landing, Hatteras Village

Kitty Hawk Kites specializes in kites, from the single-lines for kids to high-tech stunt varieties. The stores also sell fun things like flags, toys, boomerangs and games. You’ll find the Outer Banks’ largest selection of beach sportswear and footwear from Crocs, Sanuk, Chaco, Southern Fried and Life is Good apparel, the coolest selection of t-shirts, sweatshirts, outdoor clothing, sunglasses, sandals and more. KHK stores also... read more


107-A Budleigh Street, Manteo

Offering an extensive collection of Victorian, antique and fine jewelry, Muzzie’s is a ladies’ favorite in Manteo. The selection includes diamonds, platinum and precious gems, and this is the perfect place to shop for a cherished gift or engagement ring. Muzzie's offers jewelry collections by Exstasia, Val Colbert and Sweet Romance. New this year, find hand-crocheted lace jackets, Anna Griffin totes, beautiful garden accessories, French... read more

Nancyware Pottery

402 Queen Elizabeth Avenue, Manteo

Nancy is celebrating her 43rd year making pots. This shop is the potter’s studio as well as her exhibit space, so you can often see her working at the wheel or glazing. Nancy’s functional pottery is made of high-fired stoneware that is oven, microwave and dishwasher safe including pie plates, sponge holders, bowls, vases and spoon rests. She also makes God jars, beaded jewelry, tile... read more


105 Budleigh Street at Magnolia Lane, Across from Tranquil House Inn, Manteo

Refine the art of nesting at this Manteo shop, which offers goods for fine living. Nest carries an eclectic mix of home furnishings and tabletop accessories as well as ladies' clothing accessories including straw hats and bags by Flora Bella and Lola; handbags and espadrilles imported from France; lush cashmere; clothing by CP Shades; artisan jewelry by Dana Kellin, Michael Michaud, Michael Vincent Michaud and... read more

Silver Bonsai Gallery

905 S. U.S. Highway 64, Manteo

A visit to Roanoke Island is not complete without a stop at this gem of a gallery. Named among the nation’s top 25 fine art and craft galleries, Silver Bonsai Gallery is a celebration of American-made fine art and craft displaying beautiful paintings, locally crafted jewelry and distinctive gift ideas. Silver Bonsai is also home to the jewelry studio of award-winning master goldsmiths Ben and... read more