Where to Stay: Blackbeard’s Lodge
A pirate theme abounds at this Outer Banks classic. Check in at a boat-front desk under a statue of Blackbeard himself. Rates range from $43-$275.
111 Back Road, Ocracoke; 1-800-892-5314 or www.blackbeardslodge.com
Where to Eat: Cox Family Restaurant
You may have a little wait for breakfast at Cox’s in Morehead City, where locals crowd the booths and tables daily. Nothing fancy here (just about everything is less than $5), but if you’re looking for bacon and eggs served all day, you’re in the right place.
4109 Arendell Street, Morehead City; (252) 726-6961