A Guide To The Best Outer Banks Pizza Places

While the Outer Banks is widely known for its beautiful beaches, sand dunes, lighthouses, and shipwrecks; it is commonly overlooked that there are many amazing and authentic restaurants to experience on the island. There is nothing like trying authentic food, especially when that food is pizza. Now choosing the best pizza can be difficult, especially when you are in a new area. To take on the struggle of finding the best pizza while on your vacation, we have created a guide to our favorite places that may be worth the drive.

Nags Head Pizza Company

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Nags Head Pizza Company is an icon of the Outer Banks Pizza scene. With two locations Nags Head and Kitty Hawk, each ingredient used is delivered fresh and prepared the same day for maximum freshness for the customer. This makes the pizza unforgettable and undeniably good.  Not only is the pizza impeccable, but the views of the water is what makes dining here worth the visit before you even get a slice of pizza. Enjoy your lunch or dinner as you gaze out to the water. Come for the pizza and stay for the good time and atmosphere.

Address: 7531 South Virginia Dare Trail Nags Head, NC 27959 MP 17.5

Slice Pizzeria

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Slice Pizzeria, located in Kill Devil Hills has been delivering hand-crafted pizzas to the Outer Banks Community since 2008. It has been voted the best pizza place in the Outer Banks three times since its opening. They serve everything from pizza, to a full Italian menu like pasta, calzone, and subs. Its extensive menu has something for even the pickiest of eaters. 

Address: 710 S. Croatan Hwy Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948

Pizzazz Pizza

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This pizza shop has been serving the OBX for over 30 years. They serve the everyday favorites like pizza, wings, and subs. Their menu includes pizza like the 3 kinds of cheese and chicken white, bacon cheeseburger, Hawaiian and more. For those eaters who are a bit pickier, try out the Chic-o-Philly, a sub they are very well known for.  With Locations in Nags Head, Duck, Corolla, and Grandy, you can try out their delicious pizza no matter where you are staying.

Address: 603 Currituck Clubhouse Dr. Corolla

American Pie

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There is nothing better than a nice pizza after a long day fishing or on the beach.  Sometimes after a long day in the sun, you may not want to go to a dine-in restaurant. This is why American pie makes homemade pizza and homemade ice cream that makes the quintessential beach drive-in the perfect dinner. 

Address: 1600 S Virginia Dare Trail, Kill Devil Hills, NC 27948

Jason’s Restaurant

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Ranked as the number 2 shop for pizza in the Outer Banks, Jason’s Restaurant  is not only known for doing pizza the right way but also sandwiches, salads, and Jamaican jerk chicken too. They have over twenty topping options and come in a variety of sizes. Make sure to stop by and try their famous Jamaican Jerk Chicken.

Address: 1110 Irvin Garrish Highway, Ocracoke

Gidget’s Pizza and Pasta

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Located in the Avon area, Gidget’s Pizza and Pasta will be your go to for great pizza. You can build your own pizza, choosing from regular and gluten free options, as well as picking your own toppings. If you are really in the mood for a North Carolina specialty, try out their specialty pie like the Mexican- Style of the border, or the pineapple-hand-laden Maui Love Pizza. They offer a full menu from appetizers, entrees, and beverages. They have dine in and carry out options available.

Address: 41934 Hwy 12 Avon, NC 27915

New York Pizza Pub

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Even though the Big Apple is several states away, these owners dedicated their pizza pub to serving authentic New york-style pizza. Located in Nags Head this full service pub offers hand-tossed pizza, calzones, cheesesteak, and the NY Pizza Burger.  You can also come for the atmospheres and enjoy the live music, a full bar and other events. 

Address: 2217 S. Croatan Hwy. Nags Head, NC 27959

Lucky 12 Tavern

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The Lucky 12 Tavern located in Nags Head doesn’t limit its menu to just great pizza. They offer specialty pizzas like the barbecue chicken, the one-upper and the Jamaican that will certainly satisfy any pizza craving.  This pizza restaurant  serves not only pizza but many pasta dishes, chicken wings and even steamed shrimp.  Dine in and pick-up are both options. 

Address: 3308 S. Virginia Dare Trail  Nags Head, NC 27959

Duck Pizza Company

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While Duck Pizza Company is known for their incredible pizza, they are also very well known for their delicious New England Lobster Rolls, cheesecake, and Cuban sandwiches. They have options for a pie as large as 18″ as well as their famous chicken and shrimp- topped with Ragin’ Cajun that you can’t go wrong with. 

Address: 1171 Duck Road, Duck, NC 27949

Colington Pizza

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For those looking for the freshest and most unique pizzas, Colington Pizza is the place for you. They offer oven pizza and speciality pies like the Taco pizza, meat lovers, blot and even chicken cordon bleu.  They are locally owned and known for their award- winning pizza on the southern shores. They offer free delivery for the airstrip to the harbor.  


No matter where you choose to get pizza from you will not be disappointed. From specialty pizzas to the classics, there are so many extra options to choose from. Make sure you check out their craft beers and stone oven pizzas too. We hope to see you soon on the island.

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