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Traffic to the OBX

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Traffic to the OBX

We are leaving for the OBX for the first time on Sunday. Our check in time is 4:00 PM. How is

traffic ? I've heard it can be a nightmare. One friend recommended that we leave at 5:00 AM to beat the traffic. Is that necessary ?

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1. Re: Traffic to the OBX

Sunday is not bad. No need to leave at 5AM. The horror stories are for Saturday. That said, it'll take about 5 hours drive time. If you are going north to Duck or Corolla, traffic on route 12 can be a bit slow.

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2. Re: Traffic to the OBX

Thanks. We're staying in Nags Head. Any suggestions for good eats ? Steamed crabs ?

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3. Re: Traffic to the OBX

I would agree with above, Sunday is not AS bad as a Saturday arrival. If you were leaving Saturday, I would say no later than a 4am departure. Had some family go there not too long ago from NOVA and it took nearly 9 hrs, and they left at 7am.

There are a million places to eat in Nags Head. Just drive down the main road and there will be a place to eat every 20 feet. Enjoy!

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4. Re: Traffic to the OBX

Greetings! Try the Sunny Side Oyster Bar, in the town of Williamston, N.C., great seafood. ( before getting on 64E).

I hope this helps.

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5. Re: Traffic to the OBX

Thanks !

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6. Re: Traffic to the OBX

Ken, It looks like a hole in the wall, it is a top rated restaurant in the N.C., it has been written up in magazines.

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7. Re: Traffic to the OBX

What about steamed crabs ? Any recomendations ?

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8. Re: Traffic to the OBX

www.sunnysideoysterbarnc.com Click on menu.

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9. Re: Traffic to the OBX

Please note that Williamston is not on the way unless you take the "long way" and come in via Roanoke Island on US-64. Most people coming from your area would be taking Interstate 64 into Hampton Roads, and then 168/158 south to the Wright Memorial Bridge. If you were coming on a Saturday, the long way would be worth it, but there's really no need on a Sunday.

A couple local seafood places in Nags Head are Austin's and Armstrong's. If you are staying closer to South Nags Head, you might try the Sugar Shack/Sugar Creek. But my favorite place for good ol' local eats is I Got Your Crabs in Kitty Hawk. Family owned and run, super nice people, and awesome crab bisque. I'm also a fan of the fried shrimp.

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10. Re: Traffic to the OBX

Thanks !!!