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Featured Outer Banks Towns: Currituck Mainland

The towns that makeup the Currituck Mainland include Coinjock, Poplar Branch, Grandy, Jarvisburg, Powells Point, Harbinger, and Point Harbor. This area is a great one to visit for ultimate relaxation, downtime, and front porch sitting.

Whether you're stopping through on your way to the Outer Banks, or looking for a place to stay before your week at the beach, these small towns are packed with things to do away from the hustle and bustle of the beach! We've listed a few restaurants and activities to explore below.

Currituck BBQ Company

Currituck BBQ Company:

Currituck BBQ Company is a family owned business specializing in delicious North Carolina BBQ, Ribs, Brisket, and BBQ Chicken. Home cooked sides and desserts round out the menu.


Coinjock Marina

Coinjock Marina:

Serving only the freshest local seafood available, the Coinjock Marina Restaurant is also known as “Home of the 32oz prime rib.” Overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway, the Coinjock Marina Restaurant provides a dining experience with a great view inside or out, of yachts and sailboats plying the waterway.


Simply Southern Kitchen

Simply Southern Kitchen:

If you love home-style Southern cooking, you’ll love Simply Southern Kitchen. They are open 7 days a week serving up all your home-cooked favorites, including their famous fried chicken and award-winning North Carolina-style pulled pork barbecue. For the seafood lovers, they have delicious seafood specialties. Their flounder and jumbo shrimp are both must-try dishes.


BJ's Carolina Cafe

BJ's Carolina Cafe:

BJ’s Carolina Café OBX has over 50 years of combined experience cooking irresistible Southern comfort food including BBQ, seafood, steaks, fried chicken, and desserts all made from locally grown vegetables, fresh local seafood, and the highest quality meats! BJ’s Carolina Café has focused on being a center of the community with a more social and welcoming atmosphere.


Los Antojitos Mexican Restaurant

Los Antojitos Mexican Restaurant:

Come into Los Antojitos Mexican Restaurant and let them serve you the best, true authentic Mexican food. Their goal is to spread love, a family friendly environment, and good food!


Masala Bay Grill

Masala Bay Grill:

Masala Bay has a beautiful, waterfront setting and fills a gap in OBX dining, providing genuine North Indian cuisine. The restaurant offers a special experience; with attentive service, unique ambience, full bar and delicious food. Open for lunch and dinner, Masala Bay delivers a variety of hearty dishes and also excellent choices for vegans and vegetarians.


El Potrillo Mexican Restaurant

El Potrillo Mexican Restaurant:

El Potrillo believes in offering nothing but the best. We encourage you try our mouth-watering Mexican dishes made only from the finest and freshest ingredients. From great food to a comfortable venue topped with outstanding customer service that is never compromised.


WiseGuys Pies

WiseGuys Pies:

If it’s Italian food you’re craving, you have to try WiseGuys Pies. Not only do they offer pizza, but sandwiches, pasta dishes, chicken wings, calzones, salads, and desserts.


Mel’s Diner

Mel’s Diner:

Mel’s Diner is an All-American diner featuring diner staples such as soups, salads, sandwiches, burgers, hot dogs, and a kids menu all at prices you remember from the good ol’ days. Perfect for the whole family with a super fun environment with vintage memorabilia.


Pass the Salt

Pass the Salt:

Pass the Salt is a charming locals cafe nestled in the heart of Historic Currituck. Offering gourmet lunch and dinner with daily “chalkboard features”. Homemade pastries and desserts served daily.


Muddy Motorsports Park

Muddy Motorsports Park:

Dennis Anderson’s Muddy Motorsports Park is a high energy park which hosts thousands of people and features many well known, sought after monster trucks including the world renowned Grave Digger. The park holds annual and monthly events.


Digger’s Dungeon

Digger’s Dungeon:

If you consider yourself a true Grave Digger fan, then you absolutely have to visit the Digger’s Dungeon this year. You’ll see where it all began, and where it is all going. Besides the captivating aura of the Digger’s Dungeon, you may witness the truck up close, take photos, and also get your hands on the official Digger’s Dungeon merchandise at the Digger’s Dungeon store.


Grandy’s Greenhouse

Grandy’s Greenhouse:

Grandy’s Greenhouse and Farm Market has amazing produce with plenty of free samples to help you decide. Come and grab a box of peaches before you head over the bridge.


Sanctuary Vineyards

Sanctuary Vineyards:

Sanctuary Vineyards offers wines grown and bottled here in coastal Currituck County. Their wines are nurtured by ocean breezes and warmed by the Carolina sun. Visit their vineyards and tasting room at the Cotton Gin in Jarvisburg — free tasting daily.


Buffalo City Distillery

Buffalo City Distillery:

Buffalo City Distillery honors the area’s Prohibition-era heritage in a modern state-of-the art facility by providing premium farm-to-bottle spirits and exceptional visitor experiences.


Currituck County Rural Center

Currituck County Rural Center:

The Currituck Country Rural Center offers activities and amenities open to the public including access to the sound for kayakers/canoes, equestrian indoor and outdoor riding rings, fishing in two ponds, playground equipment, picnic pavilions and a boardwalk. Bring Fido too!.


Kilmarlic Golf Club

Kilmarlic Golf Club:

Consistently rated one of the top courses on North Carolina’s historical Outer Banks, Kilmarlic Golf Club sits among 605 acres of maritime forest and sprawling wetlands. Award winning course architect Tom Steele’s classic design creates stimulating challenges with it’s outstanding layout and conditioning.


The Pointe Golf Club

The Pointe Golf Club:

Since 1995, The Pointe Golf Club has been recognized by visitors and locals alike as one of the most fun and playable golf courses on the Outer Banks. Appealing to golfers of all skill levels and voted seven times Best of the Beach winner 2014-2017, 2019, 2021, and 2022 our player-friendly par-71 championship design is ideal for daily, member, and resort play.


Cast Stone Studio

Cast Stone Studio:

Cast Stone Studio offers a unique line of cast stone decorative artwork for both indoor and outdoor use. Only the finest in cast stone sculpture, involving a combination of innovative thinking and great quality. You will find an assortment of cast stone birdbaths, plants, garden decor, fountains, and more!


H2OBX Waterpark

H2OBX Waterpark:

Wetter! Wilder!  Splashier! Safer!  From buried treasure and legendary pirates to windswept dunes and wild horses, the epic story of the Outer Banks comes to life at H2OBX Waterpark with more than 30 rides, slides and attractions. If relaxation is more your speed, spend a leisurely day enjoying resort-style amenities, kicking back on the Adventure River or lounging under a shaded cabana.


Holly Ridge Golf Course

Holly Ridge Golf Course:

Holly Ridge Golf Course is a fun, family friendly course where players of every skill level will find a challenge. They offer an affordable way to enjoy a round of golf, or opportunity to work on all aspects of your game.


Sound Park

Sound Park:

Sound Park offers activities and amenities open to the public include pavilions and gazebos with grills and restrooms, boat ramps, boardwalk and a paved walking trail, wildlife overlook on the sound, playgrounds, baseball/softball fields and volleyball courts, and a skate park.


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