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Armstrong’s Seafood

  • 3022 S. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 11.5
  • Nags Head
  • (252) 449-TUNA

Armstrong’s offers fresh local seafood at a convenient location in the Pirate’s Quay Shoppes. You’ll also find shrimp, clams, crab and lobster here, along with the spices, beer and wine you’ll need to fix a great seafood dinner at home. Don’t want to cook? Feed two to four with steamer buckets filled with snow crab, shrimp, clams, lobster, potatoes and corn on the cob. Top it all off with Kermit’s Key Lime pie, by the slice or the whole heavenly pie. Headed home? They’ll pack up your seafood so well, it will still be fresh when you get there.

Austin Fish Company

  • 3711 S. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 12.5
  • Nags Head
  • (252) 441-7412

Voted Best of the Beach last year in a local poll, Austin’s features a variety of seafood including crab meat, shrimp, oysters, clams, fish, scallops, crabs, live lobsters, lobster tails and snow crab legs. They’ll steam your shrimp and crabs for you, or you can order steamed seafood buckets, soups and fried dinners to go! The Vegetable Bin farm stand is adjacent to Austin’s and offers fresh, local, seasonal produce. While Austin’s was already worth the trip, this addition makes them an easy one-stop shopping destination for dinner!

Food Lion

  • 2515 S. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 10, and 5200 S. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 15
  • Nags Head
  • (252) 441-3442, (252) 441-4118

This well-known chain offers all the usual groceries and includes seafood, bakery, natural foods and deli selections. They have an expanded organic and natural foods section. Check out the black bean salsa bread in the bakery section. It’s killer!

Oregon Inlet Fishing Center

  • N.C. Highway 12, Cape Hatteras National Seashore Road
  • Nags Head
  • (252) 441-6301

Located at the southernmost end of Bodie Island (south of Nags Head), the Oregon Inlet Fishing Center store is filled with apparel, recreational gear and food such as hot dogs, barbecue sandwiches, snacks, drinks and candy. Shop here for souvenir hats and T-shirts plus fishing rods, bait, tackle, beer, books, sundries, ice and more. Numerous offshore boats are docked here, and it is a treat is to visit around 4 p.m. to watch these vessels come in and unload their deep-sea catches of the day. The Fishing Center books offshore, near-shore and inshore fishing trips as well as head boat trips on the Miss Oregon Inlet.

Sugar Shack

  • 7340 S. Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head/Manteo Causeway
  • Nags Head
  • (252) 441-3888

Sugar Shack is located right next to Sugar Creek Soundfront Seafood Restaurant. This is the place to pick up the freshest seafood around. Choose from steamed seafood like shrimp, lobster and king crab legs, or pick up a steamer bucket with a variety of seafood. They even serve fried seafood. In fact, the fresh fish sandwiches and boats (including Shack chips and slaw) they make here are some of the best we’ve ever eaten anywhere! Everything is cooked to order. They have increased their seating outside—the owner calls it shaded-deck dining. So you can dine inside or out, and either way you’ll have a fantastic view of the sound and super sunsets. They also stock beer. The Sugar Shack is a great way to feed a crowd at home, and they deliver within a 6-mile radius.

The Fresh Market

  • 5000 S. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 14
  • Nags Head
  • (252) 255-5022

The Fresh Market, located in the Outer Banks Mall, is the latest national chain to offer an alternative to your grocery shopping. Its grand opening in April was met with excitement and enthusiasm by locals and visitors alike. Enjoy shopping among the smells of coffee and fresh-baked goods, soft classical music and ambient lighting, where you’ll find entrées, a salad bar, olive bar and grilled meats for take-out or a wide variety of cheeses, meats and fresh seafood to prepare at home. Their wine and specialty beer selection is more than adequate!

Whalebone Seafood

  • 101 Gray Eagle Street and The Bypass, MP 16.5
  • Nags Head
  • (252) 441-8808

Purchase fresh, in-season seafood at this locally owned market. They sell crab meat, shrimp, fish, clams, scallops and more, and they’ll steam your shrimp for you. You’ll also find the marinades, sauces and spices you need to prepare your seafood dinner.

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