There are so many great restaurants here in Ocean Isle Beach, NC that it’s hard to choose a favorite. Today we’re rounding up the most popular picks for best places to dine during your OIB beach vacation according to the ratings and reviews from Google, TripAdvisor, and Yelp. This is certainly not a complete listing, but these are the ones that keep showing up as local favorites from visitors and residents alike. We have listed them in alphabetical order for your convenience (not in order of ranking). Did we miss any? Let us know in the comment section below!
Amelia’s Backstreet Grill
1564 Market Place Blvd, Suite 700, Ocean Isle Beach
Amelia’s is an all American bistro specializing in homemade dishes and conveniently located in the Publix shopping center. Find their menu, reviews, and more on their website and Facebook page.
6551 Beach Dr SW, Ocean Isle Beach
Famous for their variety of homemade burger options, hot dogs, chili, slaw, sandwiches, and sides served in minimalist beachy digs. Visit their Facebook page to see what they have to offer.
100-7 Causeway Dr, Ocean Isle Beach
Causeway Gourmet offers casual dining, take-out/delivery, homemade desserts, catering and daily specials that are sure to please. Visit their website and Facebook page for menus, reviews, and daily specials.
5990 Beach Dr SW, Ocean Isle Beach
Chunky Salsa brings flavor in a different way, combining the Carolina southern style with a Latin twist. Learn more about this popular culinary spot on their website and Facebook page.
Drift Coffee & Kitchen OIB
20 E Second St, Ocean Isle Beach
Drift OIB is just a stone’s throw away from the ocean. Serving premium coffee, fresh, inspiring foods and genuine hospitality. Learn more about Drift Coffee & Kitchen on their website and Facebook page.
Ella’s of Calabash
Come enjoy the local fresh catch of the day at the seafood capital of the world! Ella’s from scratch kitchen uses the best locally sourced ingredients with a menu that offers a little something for everyone. Visit their website for more info.
125 Causeway Dr, Ocean Isle Beach
Feast OIB is a locally and family owned restaurant. Drop in for a meal, grab a gourmet take-n-bake meal to enjoy in your rental, or stop in for a drink at the bar. Learn more on their website and Facebook page.
Inlet View Bar & Grill
1800 Village Point Rd SW, Shallotte
Inlet View is just outside of OIB but close enough to enjoy. This seafood restaurant is on the Shallotte River and ICW overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Amazing views! Check out theirwebsite and Facebook page.
Jinks Creek Waterfront Grille
14 Causeway Drive Ocean Isle Beach
Premier waterfront dining overlooking Jinks Creek and the ICW with both indoor seating and dining outdoors on the rooftop deck. View the menu and more on their website and you can find them on Facebook.
Maria’s Pizzeria OIB
Dine in or have it delivered to your Ocean Isle Beach rental. Maria’s Pizzeria is the sister restaurant to Angelo’s Bistro. Visit their website or Facebook page to see the menu, place a takeout order, and more.
Ocean Isle Fish Company
65 Causeway Dr, Ocean Isle Beach
Ocean Isle Fish Company is a seafood restaurant specializing in local, freshly caught fish. Come sit at the tiki bar and watch the boats bring the fish in right to the docks. Details on their website and Facebook page.
8 East Second Street, Ocean Isle Beach
Tucked away at the popular location of E Second Street sits Pelican’s Perch Bar & Grill serving up locally sourced products and homemade menu items. The pet-friendly patio offers a great view of the OIB Town Center Park. Check out their website and Facebook page.
6737 Beach Dr SW Ocean Isle Beach
Roberto’s serves up traditional Italian selections and American fare including steak, fresh seafood, steaks, pasta, chops and more in an upscale, casual atmosphere. Learn more on their website and Facebook page.
Seabreeze Bar & Restaurant
1882 Goose Creek Road SW Ocean Isle Beach
Located along the Intracoastal Waterway, Seabreeze offers waterfront dining, lunch, dinner, special events with live music, catering and more. Visit their website or Facebook page to view the menu and learn more.
Sharky’s Waterfront Restaurant
61 Causeway Dr. Ocean Isle Beach
A family-friendly seafood hub that also serves pizzas and pastas with a deck overlooking the inlet. It’s been a local landmark in OIB for over 30 years. Details on their website and Facebook page.
1609 Hale Beach Rd SW, Ocean Isle Beach
Sugar Shack offers a simple, colorful setting for jerk chicken, curried goat and other Jamaican staples plus beer and wine. Find more about what they have to offer on their website and Facebook page.
Where Is your favorite place to dine in oib?
Let us know in the comments below. Also check out our staff picks for their recommendations on places to eat.
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