Flight takes many forms on the Outer Banks, from the thousands of migratory birds that travel along these barrier islands to and from their winter destinations, to aviation pioneers like the Wright Brothers who launched the world's first airplane off the sand dunes of Kill Devil Hills. Visitors can also experience the Outer Banks' inherent love of all things aerial by taking flight themselves with a day of Hang Gliding.
This charming breakfast and lunch restaurant is the Outer Banks version of an old-fashioned diner, complete with a counter and stools, retro pink or green vinyl and metal chairs and tables, and big comfortable booths. With affordable Southern favorites, Grit’s Grill, situated on the north wing of the Outer Banks Mall, is usually packed, but the service is fast. And yes, they have grits, creamy and lump-free, just choose your topping, whether it’s shrimp, sausage gravy, green onions, bacon, or cheddar cheese. There are other standards available like omelets, hash browns, chipped beef over toast, eggs any style and huge fluffy biscuits. Try the seafood omelet, an Outer Banks specialty. Lunch offers more classic fare, including sandwiches, hamburgers, soups, salads and grilled cheese, of course. T-shirts and other souvenirs are also available for sale.