More than 149,00 votes were cast for readers favorite restaurants, shops, bartenders, gift shops, fishing charters, surf schools and much more in our Best of the Beach 2019 contest.  Click the links below to see the first, second and third place winners in each group, and stay tuned for details on a celebration of winners. Thanks to all who participated!

Click here for more details and a full list of nominees.

And while you are here, check out the Best of the Beach winners for 2018:


The people have spoken and the votes have been counted for the 2018 JAM Media Solutions Best of the Beach contest. Thanks to everyone who cast their ballots, and congratulations to this year’s winners.

Annual event: Outer Banks Bluegrass Island Festival
Local non-profit: Surfing for Autism
Dance studio: Outer Banks Dance Academy
Day trip destination: Ocracoke Island
Family attraction: Island Farm Roanoke Island
Family entertainment: Jumpmaster Trampoline Park
Fishing marina: Oregon Inlet Fishing Center
Fishing charter: The Doghouse
Fishing head boat: Crystal Dawn
Fitness center: Momentum Fitness
Golf course: Nags Head Golf Links
Hunting guide service: Parker’s Waterfowl Guide Service
Karaoke place: Jolly Roger Restaurant
Martial arts: Momentum Jiu Jitsu
Outdoor adventure: Kitty Hawk Kites
Pier: Outer Banks Fishing Pier
Surfing lessons: Farmdog Surf School
Weekend getaway: Ocracoke Island


Asian/Thai: Thai Room Restaurant
Bagel shop: Barrier Island Bagels
Bakery: Proof Bakery
Bar: Black Pelican
BBQ: Carolina Barbecue Company
Beer and wine shop: Brew Thru
Breakfast: Bob’s Grill
Brunch: Basnight’s Lone Cedar
Burgers: Art’s Place
Catering: Black Pelican
Candy and chocolate shop: Donutz On A Stick
Coffee shop: The Front Porch Cafe
Deck dining: Miller’s Waterfront Restaurant
Donut shop: Duck Donuts
Fried chicken: Rundown Café
French fries: Five Guys
Frozen yogurt: Surfin’ Spoon
Happy Hour: Fish Heads
Hot dogs: Capt’n Franks Hot Dogs
Ice cream: Booty Treats
Local hangout: Fish Heads
Lunch: The Kill Devil Grill
Mexican: Bad Bean Baja Grill
Microbrewery: Ghost Harbor Brewing Company
New restaurant: Jack Brown’s Beer & Burger Joint
Oyster bar: Coastal Provisions
Pizza: Slice Pizzeria
Popcorn shop: OBX Popcorn Shoppe
Sandwich shop: Country Deli
Seafood market: Billy’s Seafood
Soup: Ladles Soups
Sushi restaurant: Taiko Sushi
Seafood restaurant: Basnight’s Lone Cedar
Tapas: Metropolis
Wait staff and service: The Kill Devil Grill
Waterfront dining: Black Pelican
Winery: Sanctuary Vineyards
Wings: Stripers Bar and Grille


Accounting company: Malvin Riggins and Company
Auto service: Coastal Fast Lube and Tire Center
Automotive dealer: Kelly’s Automotive
Auto body repair shop: Bayside
Bank: State Employees Credit Union
Carpet and upholstery cleaning: Atlantic Carpet Cleaning
Chiropractor: Clearview Chiropractic
Cleaning service company: Davis Cleaning
Computer support and service: Computer Mike’s
Construction company: Finch and Company
Criminal defense attorney: Kris Felthousen
Customer service: Food Lion
Dental office: Woodson Dentistry
Diesel repair shop: Griffith Diesel Worx
Electrical company: Outer Banks Electric
Hair salon: Style Divita
Hearing center: Albemarle Audiology
Heating and air company: Anderson Heating & Cooling
Internet service provider: Spectrum
Landscaping company: Living Oaks Landscaping
Long-term rental company: Cove Realty
Marine repair shop: Manteo Marine
Mobile detailing: Wiley’s Mobile Detailing
Pet grooming: Groom and Go
Pest control company: Outer Banks Pest Control
Photographer: Studio Nassetta Photography & Design
Pool and spa company: Gulstream Pools & Spas
Pre-school/childcare: Kitty Hawk United Methodist
Propane company: Amerigas
Property management company: Village Realty
Real Estate company: Carolina Designs Realty
Screen printing company: Lilly Ink
Spa: Hairoics
Tax service: State Employees Credit Union
Tattoo shop: Vertigo Tattoo
Tree service company: Albemarle Landscapes
Towing company: Bayside Towing
Vacation rental company: Carolina Designs Realty
Veternarian: Roanoke Island Animal Clinic
Web and graphic: Three Dog Ink


Antique store: Class and Trash
Appliance store: Manteo Furniture and Appliance
Art gallery: Absolutely Outer Banks
Beach equipment rental store: Ocean Atlantic Rentals
Boutique: Sisters Boutique
Furniture store: Manteo Furniture and Appliance
Grocery store: Harris Teeter
Gun shop: Etheridge Shooters Supply
Health store: GNC
Hardware store: Village Hardware
Jewelry store: Beach Treasures
Mattress store: Manteo Furniture and Appliance
Pet store: Petsmart
Surf shop: Secret Spot
Sports store: Gun Shack
Tackle shop: T.W.’s Bait and Tackle
Toy store: Pirates and Pixies
Thrift store: Hotline
Vape shop: Outer Vapes