South Beach: Vegan Restaurant Review

The Outer Banks of North Carolina is not a place that is super vegan-friendly, surprisingly. But you can manage to find a few places on the island which serve vegan eats!

One of these places is South Beach, located around milepost 13.5 between the bypass road and the beach road in the Surfside Plaza shopping center. 

They make several vegan options but have an extensive omnivorous menu as well. During a past visit, I got an item made with buffalo chickpeas that was delicious. During this visit, I was simply craving a burger. 

Their vegan burger is made with Beyond beef, and it was everything I hoped it would be. I kept off the vegan mayo and added mustard, ketchup, and pickles. This was served with fries for $14.95. 

They pack up all their items to go. When I opened the bag, I realized that the portion of fries was huge! They were also a unique, swirly shape. And these were perhaps the best fries I’ve had in a long time! The shape made them extra crispy on the outside and perfectly tender on the inside. My daughter loved them, too. 

South Beach’s several vegan options have multiple flavor profiles, so there’s something to fit every savory craving. Vegan protein options vary from tofu to cauliflower to chickpeas and can be assembled in a bowl, tacos, or a wrap. Flavor profiles include Mexican, buffalo, and Asian. And, of course, don’t forget their Beyond burger options!

Will I go back? Of course! I’ll go again just for the fries! If you’re a vegan on vacation on the OBX, you definitely need to visit this place!


Have you ever vacationed on the OBX? With its proximity to Richmond, my family loves to visit here. What are some of your favorite restaurants with vegan options on the OBX? I’d love to hear about it!

As always, I hope you all are safe and healthy.

Published by annecreates

I am a physical therapist, wife, mom, runner, artist, and vegan. I'm passionate about helping others find wellness, speaking about the human experience, and in fighting for social justice. Assistant Coach for the Sports Backers Marathon Training Team. Current ambassador for: Boco Gear, SaltStick, SPIbelt, Goodr, Noxgear, and Switch4Good.

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