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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Lighthouse
“this is a must. take a right onto the highway 12, pass the little league ball field, take the next right, follow road all the around. ”
  • 50 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“A larger grocery option, just in case Dollar General or Waves market does not carry what you are looking for! ”
  • 11 locals recommend
History Museum
“If your going to Ocracoke, this is very close to the ferry dock. Talks about the sunken ships off the Atlantic costs and has artifacts that have been reclaimed...”
  • 13 locals recommend
Bakery
“Must stop by for the famous Apple Uglies. All the pastries are huge. This place can be packed and out the door for weekend breakfast but the wait is worth it. ”
  • 18 locals recommend
Beach
“Looking for a solidary beach away from the crowds? Trying to reconnect with nature? Take a hike on beautiful paths or simply spend time at the vast expanse of a beach untouched by men.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Combination of family style food and sushi which makes for an interesting dining opportunity. Sit at the sushi bar and talk with the sushi chef about how fresh the sushi fish is for a fun experience.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Beach
“This refuge was created and is managed to benefit migratory waterfowl along the Atlantic flyway. Guided bird walks and beach activities are the main activities here. Very nice visitor center with viewing scopes inside and helpful, friendly, knowledgable staff. Winter birding at its best! www.fws.gov/refuge/alligator_river/”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Unassuming location, but a great lunch spot after a morning at the beach. A Fresh and delicious delicious menu. Prepare to wait. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Excellent food, fun location. You can see your dinner coming straight from the boat!”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
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“Cozy cocktail bar offering numerous craft beers in chill, bright-walled digs, plus live music.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“20 min drive down to the village of Hatteras. Some of the best food on the island.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
“One of the few late night spots in the area. New management, lots of theme night entertainment.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“I have never had a bad meal here and I have tried just about everything on the menu. The staff are efficient and very friendly. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This place is very popular so arrive early for dinner! Specials: *Mule Mondays- 7$ Mules *Tuesday Brewsday- 3$ Pints *Wine down Wednesdays- Half priced bottles til 10pm *Tequila Thursdays Their Fishbites are the best, as well as, their fish tacos! Always check their websites for their live music line up! ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
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“Our favorite place for steamed shrimp, clams and oysters. They also have great burgers. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
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“Always good, pleasant staff and yummy burgers. They also have a veggie burger. ”
  • 5 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Combination of family style food and sushi which makes for an interesting dining opportunity. Sit at the sushi bar and talk with the sushi chef about how fresh the sushi fish is for a fun experience.”
  • 11 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Excellent food, fun location. You can see your dinner coming straight from the boat!”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Unassuming location, but a great lunch spot after a morning at the beach. A Fresh and delicious delicious menu. Prepare to wait. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bar
“One of the few late night spots in the area. New management, lots of theme night entertainment.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“I have never had a bad meal here and I have tried just about everything on the menu. The staff are efficient and very friendly. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This place is very popular so arrive early for dinner! Specials: *Mule Mondays- 7$ Mules *Tuesday Brewsday- 3$ Pints *Wine down Wednesdays- Half priced bottles til 10pm *Tequila Thursdays Their Fishbites are the best, as well as, their fish tacos! Always check their websites for their live music line up! ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“20 min drive down to the village of Hatteras. Some of the best food on the island.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
“Always good, pleasant staff and yummy burgers. They also have a veggie burger. ”
  • 5 locals recommend

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