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5 obx restaurants = are they the best?

More choices than ever, but which is the best?

Choosing a favorite Outer Banks restaurant is sort of like picking a favorite flavor of chocolate–all of them are good, although they may have different attributes. Nonetheless, Lorraine Eaton, the staff epicure at The Virginian-Pilot, gives it her all as she chooses her five favorites.

Oysters at Coastal Provisions in Southern Shores. Photo, Virginian Pilot.

Oysters at Coastal Provisions in Southern Shores. Photo, Virginian Pilot.

“Old-time Nags Headers swear this is true: Years ago, outside of summertime, a person could stand in the Beach Road, fire a shot in either direction and not hit a thing.

That was before the beach bustled.

Today, “shoulder seasons” bookend the summer, weeks when crowds aren’t as crushing, kids are still in school and wait staffs have yet to become weary. In short, it’s a perfect time to make the two-hour drive south for a spring getaway.

Down there, there’s no shortage of eats. To dine like a local, check out my five top picks for an OBX odyssey, shoulder-season style.

Art’s Place

At this aging, hole-in-the-wall eatery you’ll find the best burger on the beach. Heck, Our State magazine even named it one of North Carolina’s top five.

It’s a tough job but someone had to do it! Read the entire list on the Virginian Pilot!

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