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The Good Life Gourmet

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3712 N. Croatan Higbhway, Unit A, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
+1 252-480-2855
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Thu 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Fri - Sat 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This little restaurant was a hidden gem. The food was outstanding, our breakfast was served in little cast iron skillets. The food was hot, homemade and delicious!

Thank Kimberly G
Greenville, North Carolina
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204 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Don't let this place fool you - in years past, I have eaten breakfast and lunch here. In my opinion it's just standard and nothing special. This visit, I stopped in to get desserts to take home. What did I find? Desserts that are not made in house - very disappointing for a place that has such a neat look... More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

Was excited about trying out this place because of its name and the overall reviews BUT we waited 50 mins to get our food, it was way too long! I can tolerate waiting awhile to be seated at a restaurant but waiting that long for your food is crazy. The food was good, wont complain about that, but waiting for... More 

Thank Eunice D
Irving, Texas
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39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016 via mobile

Really had a great meal. Had the lentil soup, a must have. Also had a great sandwich. Large enough for 2 meals... Highly suggest you stop on for a meal. Also have a wonderful selection of wines. Will be back to Kitty Hawk in August. Trust me, I will be back...

Thank weintzer
Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016

Was in a hurry for lunch, ordered a club sandwich to go. Price was $12 and change change with tax, and it had roughly 3 oz. of meat on white bread. High prices and bad food are quite common in the Outer Banks.

Thank Terry V
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016 via mobile

This was our first experiences at this restaurant and I had high expectations. You walk in and it's very nice and high class. However, you must order and collect your own flatware and seat yourself. I thought it was weird they ask you to pay AND tip before you even get your food hence the reason I did not tip.... More 

Thank Ktndave
Atlanta, Georgia
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Not much to look at, but when I finally got here I tried the Johnny cakes and mushroom omelet special. The omelet was the better in my opinion but will come back for different dishes. It is served in a rustic metal frying pan. Done in about 20 minutes. Now, this was around a dead time first week in December,... More 

Thank mdrake58
North Wildwood, New Jersey, United States
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

The food at the Good Life is made fresh. The skillet breakfasts are excellent. All the lunch items, including the salads are very good and sizable proportions. They offer craft beer and wine. Not fancy but one of my favorite go-to places.

Thank Fran D
Denver, Colorado
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015 via mobile

We must have eaten on an off day, as our breakfast wasn't good. The people were nice and the place was clean and comfortable.

Thank Jim80018
Hampton Roads, Virginia
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119 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

The breakfast food here is very good. The biscuits are large and delicious. The home fries are homemade and perfect. The person working the register needs to give a little more direction. We did not realize we were supposed to pick up flatwear and just went to our table with our number as many other people did. The person working... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$3 - $10
American, Vegetarian, Cafe, Delicatessen
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
7:30 am - 6:00 pm
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3712 N. Croatan Higbhway, Unit A, Kitty Hawk, NC 27949
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  North Carolina Coast  >  Outer Banks  >  Kitty Hawk
  • Phone Number: +1 252-480-2855

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?