Best Breakfast Restaurants in Nags Head NC

Breakfast Restaurants Nags Head NC

As the saying goes, breakfast is the most important meal of the day.

A good breakfast can be the difference between a great start and a happy stomach or sluggish beginning to your day.

Fortunately, Nags Head, NC has plenty of above average places to enjoy a hot plate of food and a warm cup of coffee in the morning.

Below are some of our favorite places to go for breakfast in Nags Head!

Grits Grill

With an old 60's diner theme, Grits Grill will take you back in time, first thing in the morning! Grits Grill is kinda like the Waffle House of the Outer Banks… minus the sketchy people hanging out in the parking lot.

All of your breakfast favorites are on the extensive menu, and the service is usually friendly and attentive. If you’re staying in Nags Head and you have never been to Grits Grill, give em’ a try… you’ll be happy you did.

5000 S Croatan Hwy.
Nags Head, NC 27959

Duck Donuts

If you seriously haven’t tried Duck Donuts yet, you must visit this locally-owned establishment ASAP.

Founded on the northern beaches of the Outer Banks in the Town of Duck, Duck Donuts is now a nationwide chain that’s famous for making their donuts right in front of you, just the way you like them. In addition to donuts, they also have coffee and breakfast sandwiches.

However, ordering a breakfast sandwich from Duck Donuts is like going to a burger joint and ordering a salad.

For some seriously delicious concoctions like maple and bacon donuts… or coconut and vanilla donuts… look no further than Duck Donuts’ location at the Outer Banks Mall in Nags Head.

New Duck Donuts locations are popping up everywhere in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. If you want info on opening your own franchise, check out their website.

5000 South Croatan Hwy.
Nags Head, NC 27959

Sam & Omie’s

If you love breakfast food (and who doesn’t really) then you will love Sam & Omie’s menu in the morning.

One of the oldest restaurants on the Outer Banks, the establishment was originally founded with the goal of providing a filling early morning meal for the fisherman who had a long day on the water ahead of them.

Sam & Omie’s has all of your breakfast favorites including omelets, hash browns, hotcakes, and more. The waitstaff is super-friendly and well versed in tending to area visitors. You won’t be disappointed with the biscuits and gravy!

When you’re done eating, consider checking out Jennette’s Pier that’s located directly across the street.

7228 S Virginia Dare Trail
Nags Head, NC 27959

The Dunes Restaurant

In the mood for a good ole fashion southern breakfast, look no further than The Dunes Restaurant in Nags Head.

This place has everything, including sausage, ham, bacon, pancakes, omelets, grits and more. You won’t leave hungry after ordering from their large menu… large portions are the norm here!

7013 S Croatan Hwy.
Nags Head, NC 27959

Dunkin’ Donuts

Well, if you want some donuts or a breakfast sandwich delivered via a drive-thru, Dunkin’ Donuts is for you.

Same fast food chain you may be familiar with back home, their menu is stacked with delectable drink offerings as well as tantalizing sandwiches and donuts. If you are in a hurry, a choose Dunkin’.

2424 S Croatan Hwy.
Nags Head, NC 27959

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