The Best Outer Banks Seafood Restaurants

11/20/2023 | by Emily Wells | Outer Banks Food and Drink

Taking time to unwind, relax, and enjoy a journey to scenic Manteo is a wonderful way to experience the best the Outer Banks has to offer. It’s also an opportunity to fill your time with flavor! If you happen to be a traveler who loves seafood, Manteo is home to eateries that feature some of the freshest caught fare around. The following are a few of the top area seafood restaurants you’re certainly going to want to add to your must-try list the next time you’re here. 

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The Landing Grill

Just 10 minutes from Manteo in nearby Wanchese, guests who are looking to curb a seafood craving will find everything they’re looking for and more at The Landing Grill. Located at 4457 Mill Landing Road, the Landing Grill enjoys a place within the greater Wanchese Marina, meaning a seafood stop here comes with great views and prime access to boating, fishing, charters, and a ship store to enjoy after you dine. The Landing Grill serves up breakfast, lunch, and dinner selections daily making it a convenient seafood stop to enjoy no matter when cravings come calling. While the shrimp salad and tuna salad on the menu are sure to delight, it’s hard to go wrong with the seafood platter when you can’t narrow down your options to just one item. At dinnertime, The Landing Grill gives guests access to a Steam Bar complete with steamed snow crab legs, clams, oysters, and shrimp.  

Darrell’s Restaurant

Located at 521 US-64 #264, Darrell’s Restaurant is a top family-friendly seafood stop in Manteo that promises to please the palate with every visit. Open from 7:00 am until 9:00 am Monday through Saturday, Darrell’s Restaurant is known for its homestyle seafood options as well as its friendly service! This particular restaurant has been a staple in the community since the 1960s and continues to draw in crowds looking to enjoy everything from fried oysters to hearty breakfast plates. Evening menu options include everything from scallops and flounder to crab cakes, catfish, popcorn shrimp, and surf & turf too. 

Blue Water Grill and Raw Bar

When you can’t wait to make the most of beautiful waterfront views and seafood selections alike, there’s no better place to find yourself than Blue Water Grill and Raw Bar in Manteo. Situated at 2000 Sailfish Drive in Pirate’s Cove Marina, Blue Water Grill and Raw Bar is a seafood lover’s delight! This eatery offers up comfortable indoor and outdoor seating options and is loved for the variety of handcrafted cocktails that can easily be matched to seafood selections of many kinds. They’re open from 11:30 am until 9:00 pm daily and have a full kids menu available if you’re dropping by with little ones in tow. The dinner menu selections here include fried shrimp and fish of the day as well as fried oysters, seared shrimp pasta, and Baja fish tacos to name a few of the many savory options! 

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