The Bodie Island Lighthouse, (pronounced "Body") is located just south of the town of Nags Head and Whalebone Junction, where Highway 158, Highway 64, and NC Highway 12 intersect. Visitors travelling towards Hatteras Island can't help but notice the black and white horizontal striped structure, peaking out over a line of dense cedar trees on the soundside.
Millerâs Seafood & Steakhouse has been a favorite among locals and visitors for more forty years. Offering delicious southern cuisine for both breakfast and dinner in a casual family atmosphere infused with coastal flair, itâs no wonder this Kill Devil Hills restaurant is a family tradition for so many. Youâll love waking up to favorites like biscuits and gravy, farm fresh eggs and buttermilk pancakes. Dinner options are just as tempting with menu items that include the freshest Outer Banks Catch seafood, she crab soup, Angus beef and fried green tomatoes just to name a few.
Not only does Millerâs Seafood & Steakhouse offer great breakfast and dinner options, Millerâs newest menu item â Hawaiian/American Fusion Sushi â is sure to please the sushi lover in you. From the Millerâs Roll that combines tempura fried crispy lobster tail with tantalizing ingredients to the High Tide and OBX Roller, guests will love choosing from a delicious variety of sushi options developed and prepared by Millerâs expert Sushi chef.
With a menu like Millerâs, along with a cant-be-beat childrenâs menu, you can rest assured that there is something for everyone in your party â a delicious dish that will keep you coming back again and again.
Along with its scrumptious cuisine, Millerâs Seafood & Steakhouse offers a warm friendly atmosphere coupled with genuine Outer Banks hospitality. Youâll discover that not only is Millerâs a tradition for so many, itâs also a Miller family tradition. Two generations of Millers have worked side by side to make the Kill Devil Hills restaurant a favorite for all who pass through its doors. Owners Brian and Beth Miller want guests to feel at home and can often be found making rounds to check on customers and mingle with them as they dine.
Here at Millerâs, everyone is treated like family as they experience an unforgettable dining experience. Large parties are also welcome, making it perfect for extended families to enjoy dining together on their Outer Banks vacation. Come on in and see for yourself why Millerâs Seafood & Steakhouse is more than just a great restaurant. Itâs a tradition.
Two Restaurants, One Tradition
Top-Notch Meals and Warm Hospitality are the Miller Familyâs Recipe for Success
It was 1978 when Eddie and Lou Miller first opened Millerâs Seafood and Steakhouse. As a teenager, their son Brian spent his summers working in the restaurant, getting familiar with the family business. After college, Brian and his wife Beth came back to Kill Devil Hills and began working together at Millerâs. Brian and Beth officially purchased the restaurant from Eddie and Lou in 2007. A few years later they opened American Pie together, and both restaurants now carry on the Miller family tradition of quality, excellence and hospitality.
âI learned everything about the restaurant business from my parents,â Miller says. âThey ran the business together for all those years, and now my wife and I are doing the same. âThroughout the summer, weâre feeding around 2,000 people a day in our two restaurants. Itâs a challenge we embrace every season, and we get a lot of fulfillment from making it all work.â
The Millers focus on two main specialties: high quality foods and unparalleled service. Seafood at Millerâs is fresh and locally caught, and they serve high-quality Angus beef, fresh pastas and homemade desserts. At American Pie, guests enjoy hand-tossed pizzas and homemade ice cream.
âWe put a lot of time and effort into ensuring the products we bring in are top-notch,â Miller says. âOur customers know that when they visit our restaurants, theyâll be getting the quality and consistency theyâve come to know and love.â
Customers have also come to know and love the familiar faces at Millerâs and American Pie. The majority of the Millerâs staff have been working in the restaurant for 20 years or more, so visitors who come back to the Outer Banks year after year often feel like theyâre coming back to old friends.
The Millers themselves are a dependable presence in the restaurants as well. On a given day during the season, you may find Brian Miller cooking up meals at Millerâs or whipping up ice cream at American Pie. Beth can be found managing the dining room and handling things behind the scenes. âThings have certainly changed since my parents first taught us how to run a restaurant. Weâve been able to take what weâve learned from them and also evolve with the changing of the times, and that approach has helped us succeed,â Miller says.
The Millerâs three children, now in high school and college, have also begun working in the family business. So who knows? Maybe one day there will be a third generation of Millers serving up fresh meals and homemade ice cream to the Outer Banks.
âInterview by Grace Silipigni