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Best OBX Restaurants: Delicious Burger Joints

Best OBX Restaurants: Delicious Burger Joints

Are you looking for the best Outer Banks restaurant with the most delicious burgers? Look no further! Our team has scoured the OBX to find the juiciest, most delicious burgers, and we’re excited to share our top picks with you. 


From Art’s Place in Kitty Hawk to Mulligan’s Grille in Nags Head, we’ve got you covered. So, whether you’re in the mood for a classic patty with all the fixings or a gourmet creation piled high with crabmeat and bacon, our list has something for every burger lover. So why wait? Check out our recommendations now and start planning your next OBX restaurant adventure!


Art’s Place in Kitty Hawk is a hole-in-the-wall with fantastic service and mouthwatering burgers. Thick and juicy patties are their specialty and a favorite among the locals. Located on Beach Road in Kitty Hawk, they have a deck that provides great views of the ocean. Grab a delicious burger and take in the view!


Mulligan’s Grille in Historic Cottage Row is a top favorite among OBX locals. Their hand-cut fries are delicious, and their lunch specials are hard to beat. They offer unique burger options, like the Mulligan’s Burger, topped with lump crab meat and bacon, and the Islander Burger, topped with bacon, Pepper Jack cheese, and Thousand Island dressing. Live music can be enjoyed nightly on the deck overlooking Jockey’s Ridge and the ocean. Visit them near Milepost 13 in Nags Head.


If you’re in the mood for some frozen custard and a burger, Kill Devils Frozen Custard & Beach Fries is the place to go. This drive-in is located around Milepost 8 in Kill Devil Hills and offers great food and a fun atmosphere. Enjoy your burger and hand-cut fries at one of their outdoor picnic tables.


Red Drum Grille & Taphouse, also in Kill Devil Hills, is a must-visit for beer lovers. They have a great selection of burgers, including the blue cheese burger and the mushroom and bacon Swiss burger. The food and beer are sure to satisfy your taste buds!


For a gourmet burger chain, Five Guys Burgers & Fries is surprisingly popular among locals. The simple menu consists of hamburgers, hot dogs, and fries, but the quality of the food is top-notch. They are located near Milepost 9 in Kill Devil Hills, off the bypass.


Last but not least, if you’re in Corolla and looking for a great burger, Uncle Ikes Sandbar & Grill and First Light Breakfast & Burgers are fantastic options. Uncle Ikes’ burger was voted the best by a few of our Facebook followers, and they’re open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the summer. First Light offers more than just breakfast and burgers – their menu includes sandwiches, soups, salads, and kids’ baskets. Visit Uncle Ikes in the Corolla Light Town Center across from the Currituck Lighthouse and First Light in the TimBuck II shopping center.

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During your next visit, don’t miss out on trying some of the best burgers on the OBX. And when you’re ready to book your vacation rental, visit our website or call us at 855-585-8811. We’re happy to assist you in finding the perfect vacation rental from Corolla to South Nags Head.


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