Whether you’re looking for a bushel of salty oysters or several pounds of ruby red tuna, this list highlights the best stops on the OBX to get the freshest seafood caught in our local waters.
The Outer Banks is known for its fine shellfish harvests, including shrimp, crabs, clams, scallops, and oysters… plus wide varieties of fish, including tuna, mahi, swordfish, flounder, snapper, grouper, cobia, wahoo, rockfish, bluefish, drum, trout, and mackerel.
Right on the docks in Wanchese, O’Neal’s is an Outer Banks staple and sets the standard for fresh. They’ve recently upgraded to include an in-house dining area… so you can stop and feed the crew before taking your seafood home. (An Outer Banks Catch member)
You know you’ve found good seafood when there’s a SHARK on the roof! Austin’s is an Outer Banks tradition and a popular stop on my list. They have a wide variety of local seafood that rotates with the seasons. They offer plenty of add-ons to your meal and have a great house-made seasoning blend. Make sure to stop by… just across from Jockey’s Ridge in Nags Head. (An Outer Banks Catch member)
Conveniently located near the Walmart in Kitty Hawk, Carawan Seafood Co. has been a longtime provider of fresh seafood on the Outer Banks. Bring an empty cooler in your car and fill it up as soon as you cross the Wright Memorial Bridge!
Billy’s is just a hop, skip, and bridge away from the bypass in Kill Devil Hills on Little Colington Island. An Outer Banks Catch member. Try the tuna salad while you’re there… makes a great afternoon sammich stop!
Dockside’ N Duck has been owned and operated by a local family of commercial fishermen and farmers since 1987. It is right in the heart of Duck, making it a convenient stop if heading north/south through town.
If you have bad luck fishing at Jennette’s Pier, don’t worry… the Whalebone Seafood Market has you covered! Located right in Whalebone Junction, this market always has a nice selection of the freshest catches on the Outer Banks.
Seaside Farm Market is conveniently located between the Timbuck II shopping center and Monteray Plaza in Corolla, NC. It is a one-stop shop for fresh fruits, veggies, baked goods, NC wines, and local seafood selections. What more can you ask for?
If you’re a seafood lover and want to experience the freshest and finest seafood on the Outer Banks, you should book your vacation with Village Realty today! From shrimp, crabs, clams, scallops, and oysters to a wide variety of fish like tuna, mahi, swordfish, and more, the Outer Banks has it all. Whether you’re looking for an Outer Banks tradition like Austin Fish Company or the staple O’Neal’s Sea Harvest, or you want the convenience of Carawan Seafood Co. or Seaside Farm Market, there’s something for everyone. So, what are you waiting for? Visit the Outer Banks and taste the local seafood that will leave you wanting more.
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