Family owned and operated, the John Yancey Oceanfront Inn is a spacious oceanfront hotel that’s tucked away along the Beach Road, but which is close to a host of central Outer Banks attractions, activities, and renowned sites. Visitors will be just a quick drive away from the Wright Brothers Memorial, two fishing piers, mini-golf and regular golf courses, and plenty of shops and restaurants, but will enjoy a relatively quiet locale where the ocean-facing beach steals the scene.

In addition to the easy beach access, additional perks at the hotel include access to the local YMCA fitness center, free Wi-Fi, and an inviting outdoor complex that boasts an outdoor pool, a playground for young vacationers, and a picnic area with grills and a gazebo for extra shade. Individual rooms are spread out across multiple buildings, and feature TVs with cable, small kitchenettes with microwaves, mini-fridges, and coffee makers, and subtle but coastal décor. Many rooms feature balconies with ocean views, allowing guests to step outside and enjoy those sea breezes anytime, and with the oceanfront just steps away, everyone will have an excuse to step in the sand. Delightfully located and accommodating, the John Yancey Oceanfront Inn is a fine choice for Central Outer Banks beach lovers.

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American Pie

American Pie

Discover the best homemade ice cream and authentic made-from-scratch New York Style pizza the Outer Banks has to offer at American Pie in Kill Devil Hills. An Outer Banks favorite for lunch, dinner or a delicious scoop of scrumptious ice cream after a day at the beach.


It was 1978 when Eddie and Lou Miller first opened Miller’s Seafood and Steakhouse. As a teenager, their son Brian spent his summers working in the restaurant, getting familiar with the family business. After college, Brian and his wife Beth came back to Kill Devil Hills and began working together at Miller’s. Brian and Beth officially purchased the restaurant from Eddie and Lou in 2007. A few years later they opened American Pie together, and both restaurants now carry on the Miller family tradition of quality, excellence and hospitality.


“I learned everything about the restaurant business from my parents,” Miller says. “They ran the business together for all those years, and now my wife and I are doing the same. “Throughout the summer, we’re feeding around 2,000 people a day in our two restaurants. It’s a challenge we embrace every season, and we get a lot of fulfillment from making it all work.”


The Millers focus on two main specialties: high quality foods and unparalleled service. Seafood at Miller’s is fresh and locally caught, and they serve high-quality Angus beef, fresh pastas and homemade desserts. At American Pie, guests enjoy hand-tossed pizzas and homemade ice cream.


“We put a lot of time and effort into ensuring the products we bring in are top-notch,” Miller says. “Our customers know that when they visit our restaurants, they’ll be getting the quality and consistency they’ve come to know and love.”