Sam and Omie’s is a must, real authentic OBX experience. It’s south of Kitty Hawk, but it’s not a bad drive.
For something a little nicer but very reasonable, Colington Cafe on Colington Island is one of my alltime favorites. Very tasty dishes, heavy on the fresh seafood, in a really pretty location. Off the bypass in Kill Devil Hills, turn towards Colington Cafe. It’s about a mile or so on your left.
We love Sam and Omie’s. And will be having lunch there a month from tomorrow [:D]