The Outer Banks is well known for its stunning beaches, state parks, and shipwreck diving sites. One thing that slips under the radar of many beachgoers, however, is the long list of remarkable options that the Outer Banks has when it comes to finding the perfect pizza joint. Which local favorites are worth the trip, you might ask? Luckily, we’ve crafted an extensive guide to the best pizza in the Outer Banks, so, any way you slice it, finding the right place to fulfill your pizza needs is never an issue. While you’re in the area, download our complimentary vacation guide and put the area’s best restaurants, attractions, and seasonal events right in the palm of your hand. It’s never too early to start planning your dream Outer Banks getaway!
The Best Places for Pizza in the Outer Banks
Nags Head Pizza Company- Nags Head, Kitty Hawk
With locations in Nags Head and Kitty Hawk, Nags Head Pizza Company is an icon of the Outer Banks pizza scene and one of the best restaurants in the area. All of their ingredients are delivered fresh and prepped the same day to provide maximum freshness to the customer. The restaurant also features incredible views of the water that make dining here worth the visit before you even try a piece of pizza!
Slice Pizzeria- Kill Devil Hills
Slice Pizzeria has been delivering hand-crafted pies to the Outer Banks community since 2008 and has been voted the best pizza place in the Outer Banks three times since their opening. Serving everything from pizza and pasta to calzones and subs, Slice’s extensive menu has something for everyone! Slice’s delicious food and upbeat atmosphere are hard to pass up. Stop by on your next visit to the Outer Banks!
Pizzazz Pizza- Corolla, Duck, Nags Head
For 30 years, Pizzazz Pizza has been serving up some of the best pizzas in Outer Banks, as well as wings and subs. Their menu includes pizzas like the 3 Cheese & Chicken White, Bacon Cheeseburger, Hawaiian and more. Not into pizza? Try a sub, like the Chic-O-Philly chicken cheesesteak, or the Meatball.
The Wave Pizza Cafe- Duck
Appropriately named, Wave Pizza Cafe shares beautiful oceanfront views with its visitors and is the ideal spot to spend an evening in the Outer Banks. Watch the sunset as you enjoy from their selection of delicious pizza and craft beer. Their beer list rivals some of the best breweries in the area and features some of North Carolina’s top brews.
American Pie- Kill Devil Hills
After your fishing trip or relaxing beach day, going home and freshening up for dinner isn’t always worth the fuss. Luckily, American Pie Pizza and Homemade Ice Cream is your option for casual, quick dining in the Outer Banks. Pizza alone is difficult to get right, but American Pie adds hand-crafted ice cream to the list, making it the quintessential beach drive-in!
Jason’s Restaurant – Ocracoke
Ranked as the #2 place for pizza in Outer Banks, Jason’s Restaurant not only does pie the right way, but sandwiches, salads, and Jamaican jerk chicken, too! Choose a 10″, 14″, or 16″ pizza, and load it up with your choice of 20+ toppings.
Gidget’s Pizza and Pasta – Avon
If you’re in Avon, Gidget’s Pizza and Pasta is your go-to for great pizza. Build your own pizza and enjoy choosing from dozens of toppings, or try a specialty pie, like the Mexican-style South of the border, or the pineapple-and-ham-laden Maui Love.
New York Pizza Pub – Nags Head
Just because you’re states away from the Big Apple doesn’t mean that you can’t get a taste of the city’s signature dish. Head to New York Pizza Pub in Nags Head, and order a hand-tossed pizza, a calzone, the NY Pizza Burger, and enjoy live music and events!
Lucky 12 Tavern – Nags Head
Nags Head’s Lucky 12 Tavern doesn’t limit its menu to great pizza, but if you’re there, you should probably order some. Hearty pizzas like the Barbecue Chicken, The One-Upper, and The Jamaican will satisfy your pizza cravings. Lucky 12 Tavern also serves chicken wings, steamed shrimp, and much more.
Duck Pizza Company – Duck
New England lobster rolls, cheesecake, Cuban sandwiches, and, yes, pizza. You might get distracted by the rest of the menu, but if you don’t order pizza from Duck Pizza Company, you’re missing out. This Duck favorite cooks up pies as large as 18” across, and whether you stick with the classic red sauce and cheese combo, or try the chicken and shrimp-topped Ragin’ Cajun, you can’t go wrong. Gluten-free pizzas are available, too!
Colington Pizza – Kill Devil Hills
Taco Pizza, Meat Lovers, BLT, Chicken Cordon Bleu, Kissing Fish, and on goes the pizza list at Colington Pizza. Locally owned and known for their award-winning pizza, Colington Pizza is a highlight of pizza in Outer Banks.
Now that you know where to get the best pizza in the Outer Banks, it’s time to complete your vacation by locking down the perfect place to stay! Shoreline OBX has gorgeous vacation rentals and beach homes all over the Outer Banks, making it the ideal option when it comes to finding accommodations in the area!
For example, the Cladach Cottage is a luxurious, oceanfront property that still preserves that laid-back, beach atmosphere. The cottage features a private pool, a hot tub, a game room, comfortable living for up to 18 guests, and is only 300 feet from the beach! Start planning your trip today!