Named after two fishermen, father and son, this no-nonsense niche opened in 1937 and is one of the Outer Banks' oldest restaurants. Fishing illustrations hang between mounted catches on the walls, and classic country music twangs in the background. Breakfast is a big deal for locals—try the crab and eggs benedict—and dinner brings all manner of seafood, including a fine marinated tuna steak and generous platters. The kitchen has been using the same she-crab soup recipe
for 24 years. Die-hard fans claim that Sam & Omie's serves the best oysters on the beach.