Uncategorized May 23, 2023

Outer Banks Restaurant Updates

Local Outer Banks Restaurant Updates-May 2023

Memorial Day weekend is upon us! The Outer Banks has been gearing up for another busy vacation season and Memorial Day weekend is the kick-off!
If you are looking for a great new spot to discover while visiting the OBX or wondering if your favorite dining spot is open for the season, look no further! We have compiled a list of Outer Banks restaurants that have recently opened, welcomed new owners and more!


OBX Restaurant Updates 2023:

Corolla Restaurants:

Corolla Seafood Buffet
Open Monday-Friday for their second season!
More info: Corollaseafoodbuffet.comCorolla Seafood Buffet

Mike & Diane’s Grill Room
Open for breakfast & lunch and brunch- Tuesday through Sunday 8am-2pm & dinner nightly at 5pm.
More info: www.grillroomobx.com

Duck Restaurants:

The Blue Point
Open Tuesday through Saturday for dinner. The Back Bar is also now open with incredible sunset views!
More info: www.thebluepoint.com

Bangkok Thai-Sushi
Celebrating their first anniversary, the same owners as Single Finn in Nags Head bring sushi to Duck! They are open for dinner nightly, closed on Tuesday. They offer lunch on Wednesday and Saturday.
More info: www.bangkokducknc.com

Kitty Hawk Restaurants:

John’s Drive-in
John’s is officially open for the season! Grab your favorite milkshake and dolphin boat.John's
They are open Monday, closed Tuesday through Thursday and open Friday through Sunday from 11am-5pm.
More info: www.johnsdrivein.com

Barrier Island Bagels
Open for their second season in their new location and new ownership, Barrier Island Bagels is open Monday, closed Tuesday and Wednesday and open Thursday through Sunday from 7am-1pm.
Voted “Best Bagels”, their summer Mimosa flights are also a huge hit!
For more info: www.barrierislandbagels.com

Kill Devil Hills Restaurants:

Goombays Grille & Raw Bar
Under new ownership with the same great menus and vibe, Goombays is open daily for lunch and dinner-closed every Tuesday.Goombays
More info: www.goombays.com

Nags Head Restaurants:

Red Drum
Red Drum Grill & Taphouse welcomed new owners last year and are now open for the 2023 season! They have a brand new outdoor patio bar and are open Wednesday through Sundays for lunch and dinner.
More info: www.reddrumtaphouse.com

Blue Moon Beach Grill
Now officially open in their brand new location in Nags Head-just down the street! Blue Moon is open Monday through Sundays for lunch and dinner, closed on Tuesday.
More info: www.bluemoonbeachgrill.com

Hatteras Island Restaurants

Hatteras Sol Waterside Grill
Under new ownership with the same gorgeous sunsets, Hatteras Sol is open for the season! They are open Tuesday through Saturday for dinner.
More info: www.hatterassol.com

Breakwater Restaurant
Now open for the 2023 season, Breakwater is open Wednesday through Sunday for dinner.
More info: dine.breakwaterhatteras.com

The Wreck
Going into year two with new ownership, The Wreck is a great spot on your way to Ocracoke. Located at the ferry dock at Hatteras Island.
For more info: www.thewreckobx.com

The natural beauty of the barrier islands and pristine beaches are what makes the Outer Banks so unique. If you are considering making the Outer Banks your home or home away from home, contact one of our OBX real estate agents to find the perfect Outer Banks property!










Uncategorized April 14, 2023

Use Your Tax Refund To Buy a Home

Using Your 2023 Tax Refund For Your Next Outer Banks Home

Are you thinking of buying a home in 2023? For some, tax season could be the best time to buy on the Outer Banks! If you receive a tax return, this could help achieve your goals. From down payments to closing costs- there can be a lot of expenses involved. Here are a few tips if you are planning on utilizing your tax refund check:

Pay your down payment.

Depending on your refund, this could be used towards your down payment.

Pay for closing costs.

Costs associated with home buying include; fees to your lender, your Outer Banks real estate agent, closing attorney, various surveys and inspections.

Use Your 2023 Tax Refund

Use Your 2023 tax refund towards your OBX property.

Buy down your interest rate.

Ask your lender about lowering your interest rate by paying more upfront with your tax refund.

Find an Outer Bank Real Estate Agent

Your tax refund could help you reach your home buying goals. Hiring a qualified Outer Banks realtor can help you make this process less over-whelming. Your agent can assist you in finding the perfect OBX home for you and work with you to make it happen.

Uncategorized April 13, 2023

Spring Garden Ideas

Spruce Up Your Garden for Spring

Spring is here, and it’s the perfect time to head outdoors, clean out and prepare your garden to start growing the season off right. Our resident “master gardeners” have some ideas on ways to help you bring new life to your home garden:

Out with the old, in with the new. Grab a notebook and head out to your garden and evaluate what happened in the garden while you were indoors this winter. Things to look for:

  • Cold, or below freezing temps damage to plants
  • Beds that will need to be cleaned out
  • Hardscaping elements to be washed—walls, fences, benches, sheds, trellises—that have shifted, bowed or rotted.

Rediscover Your Garden. Perhaps it’s time to scrap what you usually do and start something new? Find some inspiration and also, get creative! Repurpose old pots, add some outdoor seating or try some new flowers you have never grown before.

Get some advice. The Dare County Master Gardeners is the local chapter of the North Carolina Cooperative Extension for trained gardeners. This group of volunteers completes a two-part training process to gain insight and understanding into the area’s botany, soils, insects, diseases, landscape plants, vegetables, fruits, lawns, flowers and landscape design, and then they use their expertise to give back to the community. Learn more.


Outer Banks Events April 13, 2023

May Outer Banks Events

What’s Happening on the OBX in May?

May is a great time of year on the Outer Banks! The beach comes alive as flowers begin to bloom, the temperatures are rising and the fish are biting! We love the month of May on the OBX and there are some great events not to miss. Check out our list of May OBX events below.


OBX Rod and Custom Festival
When: May 6th
Where: Outer Banks Event Site
Learn more here.

Artrageous Kids Art FestivalOuter Banks 2023 May Event-Art Festival
When: May 13th
Where: Dowdy Park
Learn more here

Town of Manteo First Friday
When: May 5th
Where: Downtown Manteo
Learn more here

More May OBX Events:

We have just listed a few of the local events happening around town. To view more Outer Banks Events, visit www.outerbanks.org.