More than 2,000 shipwrecks sunk off the Coast of North Carolina in what’s called the Graveyard of the Atlantic. With all that history floating around, it was only natural to build a museum to honor and preserve the maritime culture of the Outer Banks. A state-of-the-art structure, the year round museum houses and displays artifacts, and presents a variety of exhibits and interprets the rich maritime culture that includes war, piracy, ghost ships and more. Artifacts include thoseex from the USS Monitor, which sank 16 miles off the Hatteras coast. The lobby features the stunning and original, 1854, First Order Lens from the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse. Current hibits include those on piracy and the Civil War on Hatteras Island.
From an easy snack before a morning beach walk, to a sumptuous and casual lunch in between area explorations, Kat’s Deli has a little something for visitors and locals of all tastes. Located on the northern end of Hatteras Village, this tempting deli is a great destination for fast fare that doesn’t skimp on big flavors.
Kat’s Deli has a regularly changing menu with seasonal specials and a wide array of breakfast and lunch sandwiches. With all the day’s menu items posted on the big overhead specials boards, visitors will have a hard time determining what to munch on at this appetizing destination. Kat’s has a nice array of vegetarian options, as well as big sandwiches to appeal to meat lovers. In addition, Kat’s Deli has a lot of tempting soups and side dishes, as well as an array of desserts for visitors who have a sweet tooth. With a quiet location in a small Hatteras village shopping center, visitors can easily pick up something to go and enjoy on the beach, or to enjoy on site in the small dining area. Stocked with tempting options that change with the season, Kat’s Deli is a fresh option for great casual fare.