As soon as visitors arrive on the Outer Banks via US Highway 158 and the Wright Memorial Bridge, they will be mere minutes away from gorgeous soundfront sunsets and miles of natural scenery thanks to a hidden gem, the Cypress Moon Inn. Located on the edge of the Currituck Sound, and close to a host of amenities in Kitty Hawk, Southern Shores, and Kill Devil Hills, this quiet little retreat feels miles away from the rest of the world, and has an inviting wooded setting where the local wildlife steals the scene.

Visitors will find a variety of perks, starting with the active equipment like kayaks and bikes, which allows visitors to explore the wild region in style and comfort. Guests can spend lazy mornings enjoying a continental breakfast and evenings relaxing by the fireplace in the living room, but will want to reserve plenty of time for admiring the stunning soundfront views, which can be enjoyed from the decks, or from the small pier that leads out into the water. Rooms are filled with antiques and coastal décor, and feature a soundfront porch in addition to modern amenities like Wi-Fi, TVs with satellite cable, and mini-fridges. With a heady combination of wild scenery and modern extras, guests will effortlessly enjoy the best of the OBX at the Cypress Moon Inn.

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Jimmy's Seafood Buffet

Jimmy's Seafood Buffet

Home of the Crab Leg & Lobster Buffet! Jimmy’s Seafood Buffet is a great stop for an all you can eat affordable dinner extravaganza. The buffet offers over 100 different items. It even serves Jumbo Alaskan crab legs and Jumbo steamed shrimp, something you will not find on any other buffet in the OBX. The buffet offers a variety of seafood and non seafood options. Try some of Jimmy’s seafood options and load your plate with blackened tuna, Louisiana crawfish, steamed scallops and mussels, fried oysters and deviled crabs. Not in the mood for seafood? Fill your plate with steak, pineapple glazed ham, fried chicken, BBQ ribs, and fettuccini Alfredo to name a few. The buffet also offers a kid section. Let your kids load their plates with chicken tenders, mac and cheese, and corn dog nuggets. Don’t forget dessert! The buffet also offers soft serve ice cream and a plethora of baked goods. 


It’s been 22 years since Jimmy’s Seafood Buffet opened its doors for the first time. Since that inaugural summer, the goal has remained the same: provide customers with a tasty, fresh array of seafood full of Caribbean flavor.


Elizabeth Dowless and her husband Jerry had always worked in restaurants in the Outer Banks, so when the opportunity to open Jimmy’s Seafood Buffet with a couple of friends arose, it was an easy yes. The Dowlesses bought out the business in 2003, excited to turn Jimmy’s into an Outer Banks staple. When Jerry passed away later that year, Dowless knew she wanted to continue pursuing their dream on her own.


Dowless went all in on the concept of a fresh, flavorful seafood buffet and her hard work paid off. Jimmy’s Seafood Buffet is a beloved fixture of Outer Banks dining, with customers returning year after year for the fresh fare.


“Customers keep in contact with me throughout the winter. I get people every day asking me when we’re opening for the season, and customers book their vacations around our opening,” Dowless says. “I absolutely love getting to see familiar faces come back to see us each year. I love seeing them lose their minds over the buffet! Their excitement is what I love most about my job.”