Mike Dianna’s Grill Room has become a legendary Outer Banks restaurant. Fine dining with a casual atmosphere, it is most well known for its excellently prepared meats — offering all-natural and USDA Prime beef, lamb, chicken and veal — cooked over a mesquite grill. Sushi and traditional seafood are treated just as beautifully, and there are daily pasta specials. The distinctive wine selection has won Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence for the past five years. They have an outdoor deck and bar with nightly live music in season. Reservations are recommended and the restaurant is open daily at 5 p.m. Most nights they serve beverages and sushi until 2 a.m. They are kid friendly and offer a kids’ menu. Mike Dianna’s Grill Room can accommodate rehearsal dinners, small intimate weddings and other family gatherings. Ask about their “Take and Bake” option, a great way to enjoy the Grill Room in your vacation cottage.