Whether you’ve worked up an appetite kiteboarding on site or you just want a meal with a water view, Good Winds is a good choice on northern Hatteras Island. With its second-floor perch over the Pamlico Sound and a deck for outdoor dining, it’s the place to watch the sunset. The menu features familiar local seafood — tuna, grouper, scallops, shrimp, crab cakes, fresh catch of the day — along with some more exotic offerings like house-cured bacon. And you can choose from appetizers, sandwiches, burgers, fish tacos, salads, seafood entrees, pasta, noodle bowls, chicken and ribs. Everything is chef-prepared and made from scratch. A kids’ menu is available. The bar has one of the most extensive wine and craft beer selections on Hatteras Island as well as a full liquor license, and it’s a good place to hang out after a ride in the wind. Good Winds is open for lunch and dinner seven days a week in season. The Early Bird deal from 3 to 5 p.m. daily offers 20 percent off all food items except all-you-can-eat specials. There’s an all-you-can-eat fried shrimp special on Tuesdays. On Fridays there’s a fresh fish fry and live music from 6-10 p.m.
Beach Mugs serves coffee and all sorts of espresso-based drinks, tea and delicious smoothies and baked goods. Internet access is available on your computer or theirs. This shop also houses The Glass Bead bead shop, where you can make your own jewelry from thousands of beads. All the jewelry-making supplies you’ll need are available here. They also sell jewelry and photography by local artists.... read more
Forbes Candies HWY 12 Coffee and Tea Company offers the sweets that Forbes Candy in Nags Head is known for — saltwater taffy, fresh fudge and chocolates. At this location they also offer coffee, including a full espresso bar offering specialty coffee and espresso drinks. The blended frappuccinos are a customer favorite. They mix up smoothies and sell 20 varieties of loose tea. In the... read more
There’s a constant flow of customers at this convenience store deli counter, so you know that’s a sign the food is delicious. The deli’s breakfast offerings include fresh-made biscuits and breakfast platters, breakfast sandwiches on croissants, muffins, bagels, toast or biscuits and more. For lunch you can get deli sandwiches, hot meats and vegetables, fried chicken and french fries with daily specials available Monday through... read more
If you’re hankering for a classic New York-style thin crust pie, hop on over to Maxximmuss Pizza in Rodanthe. Using only the freshest ingredients, this pizza shop also offers a nice selection of gyros, falafel, hummus, calzones, appetizers, chicken wings, salads, subs, strombolis and more. They have gluten-free pizza and dessert available as well as vegan-friendly options. It’s all available for pick-up and delivery, and... read more
StingWray’s is a causal, lively, Caribbean-themed restaurant serving local seafood (think tuna, mahi mahi, shrimp and oysters), appetizers, sandwiches, steaks and a kids’ menu. Dine on the deck overlooking the sound if you’d like, and if you’re traveling with Fido, StingWray’s has an additional deck that is pet friendly so your doggie can dine out too. StingWray’s has a full bar serving beer, wine and... read more