Top OBX Restaurants for Date Night

With Valentine’s Day approaching, we wanted to share with our followers, our favorite restaurants for date night or for Valentine’s!

The Outer Banks is a wonderful area for families, but it is also an amazing place for couples as well! Whether you are on vacation or a local, you and your date can find several romantic, OBX restaurants for date night. Or, learn to cook Outer Banks cuisine together in a local cooking class. With Valentine’s Day approaching, we wanted to share with our followers, our favorite restaurants for date night!

JK’s Steak & Seafood Restaurant

A local’s favorite, JK’s provides the perfect dinner date with a cozy atmosphere and fine dining experience. JK’s serves only the finest, freshly harvested meat. Their flavorful choice meats are aged in-house for over 30 days and cut by their own “In-House” butcher. Their seafood comes fresh off the docks from friends, and their chicken is raised – free range. JK’s can serve as your date night or a great family dinner as well. With a kids menu and a take-out menu, you have several options!

Address:  1106 S Croatan Highway, Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina 27948

Hours: JK’s is open 6 days a week, 5pm – 9pm (closed on Sunday)

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Josephine’s Sicilian Restaurant

Originally from Sicily, owner and chef, Josephine Caggese provides an authentic Italian dining experience right in Kitty Hawk. Josephine’s Sicilian Kitchen is a charming place, serving familiar Italian fares such as meatballs, pasta, veal, plus tiramisu and cannolis. The atmosphere is intimate and comforting with a family-friendly vibe. Their menu changes every week so there is always something new to try here! Josephine’s is definitely one of our favorite places on the OBX.

Address: 3701 N Croatan Hwy, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949

Hours: Tuesday- Saturday, 5:00- 10:00 pm

Winter: *Call for specific hours

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Trio Restaurant & Market

Trio is an exciting retail and tasting destination — a place to feed your passion for wine, beer, cheese, casually inventive food and more. Comprised of both a gourmet market as well as a restaurant with a wine bar and tap house, TRiO offers the best of the worlds for your enjoyment on-premise or in the comfort of your home. The atmosphere is simple and classic, yet immediately comfortable for a date night.

Address: 3708 N. Croatan Hwy. Kitty Hawk, NC 27949

Hours: Monday – Saturday, 11 am – 9 pm | Sunday, 11 am – 4 pm

NC Coast Grill & Bar

NC Coast Grill & Bar

In the heart of Duck Village on the soundfront, NC Coast Grill & Bar isn’t just a fantastic meal, it’s an experience. The cuisine at NC Coast Grill & Bar is coastal Southern with influences from around the world. On the menu, you might find a Carolina Crab Dip alongside a Coconut Curry Bowl. Steamed seafood and creative salads are also available. Can’t decide what to order? Try an NC Coast Grill & Bar’s Chef’s Board. All this is available with a front-row seat to our gorgeous sound sunsets. Date night couldn’t get more perfect than this!

Address: 1184 Duck Rd, Duck, NC 27949

Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 11:30 am – 9 pm | Monday, 4 pm – 9 pm

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La Dolce Vita

La Dolce Vita stays true to their name, providing a taste of “the sweet life” in Corolla! Serving up classic Italian family recipes in an elegant atmosphere, they give delicious home-cooked meals a graceful twist. Chef Ann-Marie Marzetti was recently named one of NYC Journal’s “Top 30 Inspiring Women To Look Out For In 2022.” Her mastery of this craft is something you won’t want to miss!

Address: 798 Sunset Blvd., TimBuck II Shopping Village, Corolla, NC 27927

Hours: Peak Season: Tuesday – Sunday, 3 – 9pm

Winter: *Call for specific hours

Modern Coastal Cookery

Looking for a unique date night activity? Consider a couples’ cooking class. Learn to cook Outer Banks cuisine before enjoying the delightful meal together. At Modern Coastal Cookery, cooking classes are offered throughout the year, as well as on special occasions like Valentine’s Day.

Address: 710 S. Croatan Hwy. Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948

Hours: See website for details

Winter: *Call for specific hours

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Be sure to visit these local favorites for an OBX date night during your next stay!

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