The southernmost attraction on Hatteras Island is Hatteras Inlet, and fishermen, mariners, beachcombers, and island lovers all know this area of the Outer Banks shoreline very well. Located approximately half mile past the edge of the populated Hatteras village and the Hatteras/ Ocracoke ferry docks, Hatteras Inlet provides plenty of outdoor entertainment and simply incredible scenery for those who pull up a beach chair, or are just passing through en route to Ocracoke Island or the Gulf Stream.
Tucked away just off of N.C. Highway 12 in Buxton, Cockeyed Clam is a popular restaurant with families, fishermen, and visitors of all tastes, thanks to its expansive and crowd-pleasing menu, and a variety of local staples and fresh seafood dishes that are sure to please everyone in the crew. Open nightly for dinner, Cockeyed Clam is a solid option for anyone who wants a large sample of what Outer Banks flavors are all about.
The Cockeyed Clam menu is extensive and can cater to diners of all tastes, with pasta dishes, grilled dishes, and a hefty number of seafood selections that range from Hatteras oysters and Ahi tuna to jumbo lump crabcakes and char-grilled wild Mahi. The menu is often seasonal, with fresh catches of the day and unique daily specials that are always worth a lingering look. With a kids’ menu, vegetarian options, and a wealth of varying drinks including specialty cocktails, beer, and wine, the Cockeyed Clam is a great destination for families, a fun date night, or any Outer Banks-based occasion. Located in the heart of Buxton and near the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, the Cockeyed Clam is a convenient and tasty option that ensures everyone in the family has a great dinner off the beach.
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