Italian Food in the Outer Banks: The Jolly Roger & Other Great Eateries


Make Great Italian Food a Part of Your OBX Vacation!

Make great Italian food a part of your Outer Banks vacation.

Make great Italian food a part of your Outer Banks vacation.


A great restaurant defines a community. Locals come back over and over again, because they know that not only will they be greeted by the friendly waitstaff, but that a world of delectable eats can be theirs! One such restaurant is the Jolly Roger Restaurant in Kill Devil Hills. When it comes to finding Italian food, there are not a lot of options. Tons of pizza places, but home cooked Italian? Few and far between. It’s a good thing that the Italian Restaurant that are in the Outer Banks have everything you could want. Atmosphere, fun, and most important, flavor!


Jolly Roger Restaurant

1836 North Virginia Dare Trail, Kill Devil Hills, NC • 252-441-6530 • Website

Photo Credit: Jolly Roger Restaurant

Photo Credit: Jolly Roger Restaurant

The Jolly Roger is not your mama’s Italian joint. No drippy candles on the tables and no red checkered table cloths. But this seaside restaurant fits perfectly into its beachy surroundings. Kitschy pirate décor, a gift shop if you’re looking for vacation souvenirs and signs emblazoned with their pirate logo. But from the outside, you wouldn’t think that amazing Italian cuisine lies within!

But the locals know better! They are open all day—breakfast, lunch and dinner, including their famous happy hour. The portion sizes are huge, so be prepared to take some home. And if you’re looking for nighttime entertainment, they offer trivia, games & karaoke, as well as the occasional local band.

All who come to the Jolly Roger leave with a smile on their face, completely satisfied with their meal—whether at breakfast with a plate-sized pancake or in the evening with their homemade pasta or seafood.

And if you’re in town for Easter 2016, CLICK HERE to see Jolly Roger’s Easter Specials.


Other Italian Restaurants:

Bambino’s Little Italy
106 Corolla Boulevard, Corolla, NC • 252-453-4004 • Website

Josephine’s Sicilian Kitchen
3701 N Croatan Hwy, Kitty Hawk, NC • 252-261-2669 • Website

La Dolce Vita
798 Sunset Boulevard, Corolla, NC • 252-453-0069 • Website


If it’s pizza you’re looking for, check out this article:




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