A local chain, based in Point Harbour on the mainland, with a handful of locations in Corolla, Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills, and Nags Head, Brew Thru is the only drive-thru convenience store I've seen. They offer beer, wine, soft drinks, snacks, ice and more. "Cartenders" serve you in the comfort of your vehicle. They are famous not only for this unique concept, but for their t-shirts. Petrol pumps are at their Corolla location and here at Kitty Hawk.
Imagine coming to the beach totally unprepared...no towel, no bathingsuit, no sun block, etc. Wings will save the day. It did for Fernando his first night here. See, he packed everything he needed for the beach. The only trouble was, Delta Airlines lost his luggage. It was in transit, but still not in his hands that first night. On the way back to Duck from Pigman's Barbecue in Kill Devil Hills, we stopped at the Kitty Hawk location. There are 6 locations (including Kitty Hawk) from Corolla on down to Nags Head.
What to buy: This shop is the very definition of tacky. It offers all kinds of souvenirs, swimwear, t-shirts, souvenirs, sandals, rafts, beach toys, swimming gear, lotions, bodyboards, skim boards, and, yes, fudge.