Beach Eats

By Molly Harrison | Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Every beach town needs a walk-up restaurant where you can show up in your bathing suit with sandy feet, place an order through a screened window and be sitting in the shade enjoying a delicious meal or treat in just a few minutes. Nags Head has that place, and it’s Fatboyz on the Beach Road at milepost 16. Fatboyz is legendary for its quick, high-quality, super-satisfying food – the “no filler, all killer” crab cake sandwich, grilled tuna sandwich, fried shrimp and oyster boats, big juicy burgers, all-beef hot dogs, Philly steak sub, chili cheese fries and so much more. Equally famous are their delicious ice cream treats, from banana splits and milkshakes to sundaes and flurries of all flavors. And we’ll let you in on a locals’ secret: Stacie’s Homemade Ice Cream Cakes, sold only at Fatboyz, are the best on the Outer Banks.

(252) 441-6514  |  7208 S. Virginia Dare Trail  |  Nags Head  |


About the Author Molly Harrison
Molly Harrison is managing editor at OneBoat, publisher of She moved to Nags Head in 1994 and since then has made her living writing articles and creating publications about the people, places and culture of the Outer Banks. When not working she practices and teaches yoga and spends as much time as possible outside and in or on the water with her husband and two children.