Best Family Friendly Restaurants on the Outer Banks

Best Family Friendly Restaurants on the Outer Banks

Are you and your family coming to the Outer Banks for your next family vacation? If the answer is yes, then we have to tell you about the best family friendly restaurants on the Outer Banks. We at Outer Banks Rentals can tell you about some of the best restaurants that you will want to take your family to dine at. Let’s look below at where you and the family can enjoy some great food and fun while you vacation on the Outer Banks this year.

Spanky’s Grille

Best Family Friendly Restaurants on the Outer Banks

Does your family love hamburgers and hot dogs? If so, then we have the perfect restaurant located in Kitty Hawk at Mile Post 3.5, Spanky’s Grille. Spanky’s Grille was opened in 2004 and has been many families must eat at while on vacation to the Outer Banks. The original menu had hamburgers, hot dogs, corn dogs, chicken nuggets, French fries and more. But the menu has since expanded to include different menu items such as okra, shrimp burgers, catfish, reubens and more. During the winter months, they are closed on Saturday and Sunday’s so they can spend time with their family. Don’t miss this delicious restaurant with the family on your next vacation.

Miller’s Seafood & Steakhouse

Miller’s Seafood & Steakhouse is located in Kill Devil Hills and offers your family breakfast and dinner. This restaurant has been opened for over 40 years and is a family owned restaurant in which they wanted to continue to serve families while on vacation. They have some of the best breakfast on the Outer Banks where you can get some biscuits and gravy, a crabmeat omelette and even a grilled cheese sandwich for the kids.  Their dinner menu has quite the feast such as Scallops-n-Bacon, Coastal Carolina Oysters, Crab Legs and a Ribeye. Be sure to check out this restaurant with your family on your next vacation to Kill Devil Hills.

High Cotton Barbeque

Best Family Friendly Restaurants on the Outer Banks

Have you and your family ever had Eastern NC BBQ before? If you haven’t, then you will have to go visit High Cotton Barbeque in Kitty Hawk. Opening in 2002, the owner is a native to North Carolina and wanted for others to enjoy the tasty food included the traditional sides and sweet tea. High Cotton Barbeque has family packages to serve the whole family and also plates and sides for you to enjoy. We promise you that you will want to give this restaurant a try on your next vacation!

There are many other family-friendly restaurants that are here on the Outer Banks but wanted to share these with you. If you haven’t booked your next vacation to stay in one of our Kitty Hawk vacation rentals, now is the time. We look forward to seeing you and your family on your next adventure to the Outer Banks!

Spend Thanksgiving Week on the Outer Banks

Spend Thanksgiving Week on the Outer Banks

Do you and your family have vacation plans to stay on the Outer Banks this Thanksgiving? If the answer is yes, then you won’t be disappointed in the weather or the events happening that week. The weather on the Outer Banks during the month of November is quite pleasant as the typical temperatures are high 60’s in the day and around 50 degrees at night. Staying in one of our Outer Banks vacation rentals will keep you and the family close to where the fun events are happening. Let’s look below at a few of the events that will be taking place during the Thanksgiving season.

Outer Banks Food Truck Showdown

Spend Thanksgiving Week on the Outer Banks

If you happen to be coming on the Sunday before Thanksgiving, then you are in for a fun treat. The Outer Banks Food Truck Showdown is happening on Sunday, November 24th, from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Soundside Event Site in Nags Head. This is where you are able to place your vote on who has the tastiest food, and you are able to eat some of their food. Some of the food trucks that will be there are OBX Frozen Yogurt, Bumbling Bee by Cast Iron Catering Co., and Y’all Eat Yet? Along with great food and quality time with the family, you can listen to some great live music. Don’t miss this fun event that will keep you wanting more of the delicious food!

8th Annual Surfin’ Turkey 5K & Puppy Drum

On Thanksgiving Day, if you’re staying in Cape Hatteras this time, you and your family can enjoy a fun run in the morning. Instead of sleeping in or watching the Thanksgiving Day Parade, your family could be having the time of their lives at the fun run. Join the 8th Annual Surfin’ Turkey 5K & Puppy Drum ½ mile Fun Run this Thanksgiving Day from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. over on NC Highway 12 in Hatteras. The proceeds from this race will help support the Hatteras Island Youth Education Fund, which helps fund educational opportunities. What a fun morning you can have with the family as you participate in this fun race!

Hangin’ with Santa & Kites with Lights

Spend Thanksgiving Week on the Outer Banks

To kick off the holiday season this year, come to Jockey’s Ridge Crossing in Ocracoke. On Friday, November 29th,from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., there will be the annual Hangin’ with Santa and Kites with Lights. This fun event is hosted by Kitty Hawk Kites, and it’s a night your kids will never forget. Not only will your kids be able to see Santa Clause and get some of their holiday wishes out to him, but they will also get to see a spectacle of kites flying in the air. Be sure to bring glow sticks and flashlights with you to join in the fun that you will experience.

While there are many other fun events happening during Thanksgiving Day week, these are the few we wanted to share with you. If you still haven’t booked your Outer Banks vacation rental for this coming Thanksgiving, now is the time. We can’t wait to see you and your family as you help celebrate the season this November!

Book Early And Save in January

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Live Traffic Cameras in the OBX

Any one who has braved the Bypass (US158) or the Beach Road (NC12) during the summer months knows all to well that traffic on the Outer Banks is highly unpredictable. The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) has live traffic cameras and speed detectors online to make the easy life easier! This year, 2 new cameras have been installed at the Hatteras/Ocracoke ferry docks. These new additions will help keep travelers and locals informed 24 hours a day.

All the cameras in the area can be seen here.

Silicon Travel Vacation Attendant In All Homes with Internet

Established in 2004, Silicon Travel is a locally based company specializes in internet and advanced technologies specifically applied to the vacation rental industry and currently serves over 2,000 rental properties on the Outer Banks. The Vacation Attendant allows Silicon Travel to remotely diagnose and/or rectify issues in the event that a renter experiences connection problems during their vacation. Guests must simply call the toll free number for the Help Desk, which provides over-the-phone tech support 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Internet is the number one requested amenity for vacation rentals. It is not uncommon for one or more guests staying in a home to work while on vacation, and an interruption in internet service can lead to very upset renters. “Providing tech support for connection issues can not only restore service for guests, but conveys to them that we understand the importance of this amenity to their vacation” says White. “Even when the problem cannot be solved during their stay, guests appreciate our willingness to try and help, which is why we want our guests to have access to professional tech support representatives.”
Vacation Attendant, the next phase in Silicon Travel’s wireless Internet service, also serves as a concierge-style web portal that is accessed by vacationers every time they use any wireless device in their rental property. This new platform assists vacationers in effectively communicating with the rental company, and also connects them with the best businesses in the area. In true concierge fashion, Vacation Attendant is the perfect vacation assistant, and for potential advertisers, a direct advertising opportunity.
Installation began in Spring of 2013 with homes south of Kitty Hawk and was completed in November for Duck and Corolla properties. 2014 will be the first season in which the majority of rentals will feature the Vacation Attendant.
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