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Looking for restaurants with vegetarian options in the Outer Banks?
Oh the struggle to find vegetarian options in most coastal towns! I have to say, vegetarian options in the Outer Banks were shockingly easy to find. I do not eat seafood either!
For us, we had a more difficult time finding places still open when we got done with our long days of exploring. However, this the beginning of their off season so I can understand why many places have to drastically change their hours.
With that said, many places on our list to try were closed. I have listed below the places we dined with vegetarian options in the Outer Banks. Feel free to add vegetarian places you found in the comments!
Bonzer Shack was actually my favorite restaurant that we went to in the Outer Banks. The outside doesn’t look like much but we had great service plus delicious food and drinks. The prices were a little steep but totally worth it! There are several vegetarian options including Curry Pasta, Black Bean Cakes over salad and more.
What to Order: Be sure and order the Lime In Da Coconut if you like Pina Coladas and Margaritas. It tastes like a delicious combo of both, plus you get to keep the cute coconut cup. This was the freshest tasting drink I may have ever had!
I originally wanted to stop by Pamlico Jack’s for drinks and appetizers because a great frozen drinks menu + cheesy pirate decor = a fun time! However, we didn’t make it by until around dinnertime so we decided to give it a shot. We walked in very close to closing time at Pamlico Jack’s, but they happily seated us with excellent service.
From the outside of the restaurant, it definitely seemed like it would be super touristy on the inside. Beside the actual restaurant is a giant pirate ship and everything in the entrance and exit is pirate themed. However, the main dining area is very nice and the setting was much more formal than I expected.
We had a fantastic waiter who could double as George Clooney’s twin. I asked for a vegetarian recommendation and he said the chef could whip up a vegetarian plate using whatever he has fresh in the kitchen. This is not on the menu so I am so glad I asked! I went with the surprise dish from the chef and it did not disappoint!
Not only did I get one of the freshest meals available, but the chef went all out, making pasta from vegetables that tasted as amazing as it looks. I will definitely be stopping by Pamlico Jack’s next time I am in the Outer Banks!
What to Order: I suggest asking for a vegetarian plate to get a special experience like I was able to get. There is a nice selection of sides, too!
Great coffee is a must when naming a great breakfast spot. Miller’s has great coffee with totally instagrammable mugs such as, “First I do the coffee, then I do the things”.
What to Order: If you are vegetarian, I recommend “Lou’s Favorite”, because you get a ton of food for only $7! This plate comes with eggs, home fries or grits, and choice of bread or hot cakes. I got hot cakes and added chocolate chips for $1 extra (worth it!).
This place knows how to serve a Mimosa – in a gigantic glass garnished with a pirate flag. The prices are fantastic and there are tons of cheesy pirate photo ops. If you are a fan of all things Christmas, you can snag some pretty cool souvenirs.
What to Order: The Eye Opener breakfast offers the most bang for your buck. This dish is served up with giant, plate sized pancakes, eggs, home fries or grits and bacon or ham (I left off the meat) for just under $7. I mean, that is a seriously good deal for two huge plates of food that are absolutely impossible to finish. Everything was so tasty, too!
This open-air restaurant has a great view and is convenient to all the shops I mentioned in the Duck Day Trip post earlier this week. There are several vegetarian and non-vegetarian options.
What to Order: If you haven’t tried Frosé yet, this is the perfect place to try it! Coastal Cantina’s frosé is the best I’ve ever had.
Major FOMO for this place (let me know if you try it)
I have a major fear of missing out on the yummy menu at
What I want to go back and order: