If fiery red sunsets and marinated tuna entice you, this is the place to eat. Sip a drink on the pier on in the gazebo to soak in Roanoke Sound's serene views. Portions of everything—from clam chowder to barbecued shrimp to crab cakes and calamari—are huge. You can also get steak, ribs, and chicken. The turtle cake, with chocolate, pecans, and caramel, is a dieter's nightmare. Ask about early bird discounts between 4 and 5 p.m. Next door, the Sugar Shack serves up
a raw bar menu or quick to-go orders of sandwiches, fresh catch to cook yourself, or custom-filled buckets of steamed seafood. Both businesses are on the causeway between Nags Head and Roanoke Island. Hours vary in the off-season.