Beach House Burgers You can’t miss the brightly colored Beach House Burgers. This walk-up joint’s green, blue, and orange paint ropes you in, just like the smell of juicy patties
Beach House Burgers
You can’t miss the brightly colored Beach House Burgers. This walk-up joint’s green, blue, and orange paint ropes you in, just like the smell of juicy patties being fired up on the grill. Get your burgers to go and head for the pier, which is just a block away.
118 Fort Fisher Boulevard North
Kure Beach, NC 28449
Those who frequent the no-frills Beaches Burgers know it’s not the decor you come for, but, instead, the succulent and hand-pattied burgers. You’ll have to get in line behind everyone else, but the mushroom and Swiss burger is worth waiting for.
6551 Beach Drive Southwest
Ocean Isle Beach, NC 28469
Fat Andy’s Burgers
The best burgers are often served in the most unassuming of shacks, and it’s no different at Fat Andy’s, an institution Southport residents swear by. The double cheeseburger comes cheap and full of flavor. Be sure to order the freshly cut fries, too.
4655 Long Beach Road Southeast
Southport, NC 28461
P.T.’s Olde Fashioned Grille
Scribble down your desired burger toppings on a notepad, and take a seat on P.T.’s comfortable patio. If you’re looking for a place that appeals to a variety of taste buds, then P.T.’s is it. It offers great vegetarian options, and turkey and chicken sandwiches are also on the menu. Wash it all down with freshly squeezed lemonade.
Locations in Wilmington, Leland, Goldsboro, and Greenville.
Little Bit’s Grill
Nhien Wood — affectionately called “Little Bit” — started her namesake restaurant in 1987, and found a home for herself and her family in Oak Island. When you stop by this local mainstay for lunch, be sure to order your burger “Bit’s Way” — a patty generously topped with lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise, onions, and pickles.
5902 East Oak Island Drive
Oak Island, NC 28465
Bros Sandwich Shack
When the opportunity to open up a restaurant on the Outer Banks presented itself last summer, brothers Matt and Josh took it immediately on what they call a “handshake deal.” Try the Cowboy Bro burger, which features a Sriracha barbecue sauce, and have a glass of NC craft beer that’s on tap.
41934 NC Highway 12,
Avon, NC 27915
Vacations are meant for indulgence, so the next time you’re in Kitty Hawk, challenge yourself to eating the two-pound Viking Burger at Spanky’s Grille. Let it be known, though, that there’s no shame in sticking with the equally tasty and more modest quarter-pounder.
4105 North Croatan Highway,
Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
No trip to the NC coast is complete without a shrimpburger, considered by many to be an epicurean experience. As its name implies, you won’t find any red meat on a shrimpburger, made famous by drive-ins like El’s. This burger holds deep-fried shrimp, ketchup, and homemade slaw, and pure goodness between its buns.
3706 Arendell Street
Morehead City, NC 28557
Purple Onion Café
A Southern bistro, Purple Onion Café offers an impressive variety of burgers among its other menu items. Before making it all the way down to the beach, make a pit stop and satisfy your appetite with the Southern Belle Burger, which has homemade pimento cheese, fried green tomatoes, and purple onion jam.
4647 Main Street, Unit 1
Shallotte, NC 28470
Hang Ten Grill
When Hang Ten Grill fills up quickly in the summer, enjoy a game of corn hole while you wait. Then, sink your teeth into a Tsunami Burger, decked out with jalapeños, grilled onions, and pepper jack cheese.
308 South Lake Park Boulevard
Carolina Beach, NC 28428