Fodor's Expert Review Sam and Omie's

$$ Nags Head Seafood

Named after two fishermen, father and son, this no-nonsense shack opened in 1937 and is one of the Outer Banks' oldest restaurants. Fishing photos hang between mounted catches on the walls, and classic country music twangs in the background. Locals flock here, especially for breakfast or a lunch of Hatteras-style clear clam chowder and fried seafood. The kitchen has been using the same she-crab soup recipe for more than 25 years. Die-hard fans claim that Sam and Omie's serves the best oysters on the beach.

Seafood Lively Breakfast Lunch Dinner $$ Family

Quick Facts

7228 S. Virginia Dare Trail
Nags Head, North Carolina  27959, USA


Known For:
  • Big breakfasts
  • Local-style steamed and fried seafood
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Dec.–Feb., Closed Jan.–mid-Feb.

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