here is a link and I can comment oon the one's I have been too..
basically down on hatteras Island has a few decent places in each of the 7 towns...http://www.hatterasguide.com/restaurants/P0/
top dog for burgers in waves.. my brother got the tsunami burger 3 1/2 lb patties eat it with the fries in a hlf hour adn they put you rname up on the board and you get a little trophy.. course Ihad to walk his stuffed drunk butt around afterward cause he thought he was gong be sick he was so full
but good burgers dogs casual lunch etc
Down Under in salvo.. nice place seafood etc
most places in Avon
the Froggy Dog is popular... steak, seafood to sandwhcihes etc... in Avon
Mac Daddy's is also popular in Avon
Dolphin's Den is another popular spot in Avon
I Buxton as follows:
Diamond shoals lot's of good fresh seafoodplatters and also can get crabs and shrimp at their market.... decent prices
Captain's Table ( not galley ) that is the one that Donna scarborough runs her husband rick is a good inshore captain at Teach's if your interested.
Rusty is another place in Buxton good fusion of asian. mexican and tropical flavors good food a bit more pricey than the other two but kinda gourment with fresh seafood in many types of styles.. bit tropical kinda cool place.. had softshells there sauteed and awesome..
Quarterdeck.. local hangout and been around 30 some years.. local spots usual give you a true feel and flavor of the place you are visiting...had some drinks and appetizers there enjoyed it..
Breakwater kinda fancy but very very good ODen family runs it it is located at Oden's Dock one of the three marinas for fishing fleets in hatteras village...
have a drink and nice dinner and some seats had real nice views and boats etc
Sonny's man this is the local haunt for a real hearty breakfast and their menu looked good for lunch and dinner mderate prices.. only ate breakfast there but is was a big southern style with grits and al the fixings...... I think it would be a good choice for a very casual lunch or dinner again another local spot..
if you take the ferry across to Ocracoke island go early and see the island. light hosue and cool museum about black beard.. he was killed/captured there...
andt then hit Howards pub but get there before noon or after 1:30 as it gets packed.. good burgers, wings and about 40 beers on tap form around the world....fun place ....
hope this helps.. gotta rememebr on hatteras Island things are spread out every town is like 5 miles to the next town etc.... but the ride is nice .. also check out the marina's around 4 pm take a rew beers and see the inshore and off shore boats come in and their catches various fish.. kinda neat....
canadian hole on the sound side right on route 12 south is a real big marsha area folsk sailboard and kite board there cool to watch... and good access for pets to swim and play take my labs there and they love it..got to be on a lead I use a 50 ft check cords so they can run around..... but don't go on a saturday or sunday very very crowded....weekdays not too busy at all....if you take your dogs...there