OBX breakfast at a fishermen’s haven
Since 1937, Sam & Omie’s Restaurant has been feeding fishermen in North Carolina’s Outer Banks. Today, it also feeds hungry beach vacationers and longtime local customers at its cozy Nags Head eatery across the street from the beach and a fishing pier.
Sambo Tillet’s restaurant on the beach served breakfast to commercial fisherman before heading out on the water for a day’s work, the restaurant’s menu explains.
Now, Sam & Omie’s is a hot spot among the weekend breakfast crowd, and it’s well worth the wait. The cozy, wooden-floor restaurant feels like a home away from home that welcomes beach visitors in their flip flops and swimsuit cover-ups. The crab and eggs Benedict at $13.99 is the priciest item on the breakfast menu, and it’s worth every penny. It’s crab meat over an English muffin with a hollandaise sauce and served with cubed hashbrowns. I also recommend the “Omie”lettes, which you can customize to your liking and even top with salsa.
Menu: French toast, Belgian waffles, hot cakes, omelettes, eggs Benedict, breakfast sandwich
Price: $2.79 for an egg sandwich to $13.99 for the crab & eggs Benedict
Location: 7228 S Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head, NC 27959