7 Saucy Outer Banks Pizza Restaurants
Sure, seafood is the focus of most restaurants on the Outer Banks; however, the pizza scene should not be overlooked. Here are seven essential pizzeria spots to add to the itinerary list for your next barrier island escape.
The restaurants listed below are ordered from north (Corolla) to south (Hatteras Island). Inclusion on this list is based on rating averages collected from several popular online review websites. No mathematically complex equations have been utilized to decide which pizza joints are worthy of a spot on this top seven list - after all, we’re discussing pizza here!
A recommendation would be to choose whichever restaurant is within the closest proximity to where you are staying during your Outer Banks vacation. Or, if you’re fortunate enough to call these barrier islands home, branch out and perhaps try a different restaurant than your go-to Friday night carry-out.
Corolla Pizza Deli
Extra-large slices, gigantic strombolis, delicious cheesesteaks, and fresh, never frozen, hand-tossed pizzas. Just about the best pizza you can order on the northern Outer Banks beaches. Corolla Pizza Deli has been a favorite amongst locals and visitors since 1989.
1152 Ocean Trail, Corolla
(252) 453-8592 | Takeout Only | Menu
Authentic New York style, brick oven pizza. Slice is a haven for those who love carbohydrates—both deep dish and thin crust offerings from the menu. The “natural gourmet” is a fan favorite. Pizza is the star; however, their garlic knots should not overlook - they’re so dang good! Order by the piece or by the pie. Is it a coincidence that Slice is next door to a perfect dessert restaurant, Duck Donuts? I think not.
710 S. Croatan Hwy, Kill Devil Hills
(252) 449-8888 | Dine-In, Takeout, or Delivery | Menu
Dare Devil's Pizzeria
Founded in 1987, Dare Devil’s Pizzeria celebrates more than 35 years of serving the Outer Banks community and visitors. We celebrate it, too. Pizzas made in this restaurant’s kitchen are topping-packed with ample cheese, sauce, and a healthy amount of crunch.
1112 S Virginia Dare Trail, Kill Devil Hills
(252) 441-6330 | Counter Service or Takeout | Menu
Village Pizza of Nags Head
Expect quick service, an expanded menu beyond pizza, and a friendly face preparing your lunch or dinner. The Goldilocks of pizza crusts - not too thin and not too thick, just right. If you’re in the mood for something beyond pepperoni, sauce, and cheese, you may want to consider one of their seafood pizzas, or perhaps the barbeque brisket pizza.
5205 S Croatan Highway, Nags Head
(252) 255-5255 | Takeout Only | Menu
Nags Head Pizza Company
An array of creatively-named specialty pizzas to choose from, including Hulk Smash, Manmaker, The Luau, Farmer's Market, Steve's Jam, and The Milky Way, to name a few. High-quality ingredients and a website that makes ordering online a breeze. To put it simply, pizza that any ninja turtle would approve of.
4036 S Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head
(252) 715-3455 | Takeout and Delivery | Menu
Stop through for big, thick, cheesy slices and lots of local love. Lisa’s is located near several Hatteras Island campgrounds. In addition to pizza, sandwiches, salads, calzones, and beer on draft.
24158 North Carolina Hwy 12, Rodanthe
(252) 987-2525 | Dine-In, Takeout, or Delivery | Menu
Gidget's Pizza & Pasta
Proof that pizza is more than bread, cheese, and tomato sauce. Gidget’s may be your new go-to takeout pizza if you frequently vacation south of Oregon Inlet. Ever thought about putting crab on a pizza? At Gidget's, crab is a choice on the toppings menu. Pro tip: pair your crab with garlic white sauce, sun-dried tomatoes, and mushrooms.
41934 North Carolina Hwy 12, Avon
(252) 995-3109 | Dine-In, Takeout, or Delivery | Menu
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