Eating On the Outer Banks – Part 2

July 15, 2015

IMG_1350

Our culinary journeys continue on the Outer Banks! To see where we’ve been so far, skim through Part 1.

One favorite stop along Highway 12 is Hatteras Sno-Balls, a simple snow cone and ice cream stand between Frisco and Hatteras villages. There’s nothing special except that it’s familiar and homey, and the owners are always friendly. An ice cold snow cone hits the spot after a busy day on the islands. Their signature is the Hatteras Sno-Ball: a scoop of ice cream topped with flavored shaved ice.

IMG_1429

On our day trip to Ocracoke (where we also had breakfast tacos at Eduardo’s and coffee from Magic Bean), we hit up our favorite breakfast stop, Dajio. Doug, Judy, and their crew are always welcoming, and the food is colorful and amazing. They knocked it out of the park with their shrimp and grits.

IMG_1435

And their crab cake benedict stands out amongst the island’s offerings.

IMG_1508

Back at the beach house, we’re cooking breakfast together. Mrs. Bfast w/Nick and I usually take one morning to make crepes for the whole family.

IMG_1525

There are fillings galore – both sweet and savory. And there’s most certainly Nutella involved.

IMG_1528

On our continued quest for local seafood, we usually cook up a few pounds of shrimp.

IMG_1388

And we hit up the Hatteras Village fish fry, running since 1955. The folks who run it know how to handle the large crowds that line up down the street.

IMG_1592

This year we visited Dinky’s restaurant in Hatteras Village, right next to the marinas. The small upstairs eatery came recommended by a family friend, and it didn’t disappoint, especially on the seafood front.

IMG_1599

There are a few places on the islands that boil crabs. One spot in Avon will laugh if you request Old Bay seasoning. The owner is apparently from Maryland and mixes his own spices.

IMG_1611

On our final night on the island, we had dinner at Pangea Tavern in Avon. The place serves up good pub food, has a nice selection of North Carolina beers, and even offers some live entertainment.

That’s it for this year! If you want to read up on some restaurant-specific travels, check out the posts on Frisco Sandwich Co., Eduardo’s Taco Stand, Magic Bean Coffee Bazaar, and Buxton Munch Co.

Spread the Word!

Related Posts

bake-me-happy-new-3

See Inside: Bake Me Happy’s New Schumacher Place Location

fox-in-the-snow-IV-12

A Love Letter to Fox in the Snow’s Italian Village Shop

daves-hot-chicken-dublin-10

See Inside: Dave’s Hot Chicken Opens First Central Ohio Location

Sunny-Side Up Egg Illustration

FOOD + TRAVEL WRITER

I go by Dr. Breakfast, but in addition to restaurants and recipes, I write about family travel, breweries and distilleries, the arts, outdoor fun, and so much more.

Follow Along

Sign up for my Weekly Email:

8 THINGS TO EAT, SEE, DRINK, & EXPLORE!

Please enter a valid email address.
Something went wrong. Please check your entries and try again.
Sign up for my weekly newsletter 8 Things To Eat, Drink, See, & Explore This Week!