Chilli Peppers Grill & Pupuseria

great food from around the world

Celebrating 25 Years!

To the countless customers who have supported us over the years, thank you. We wouldn't be here without you. We hope you'll join us in making year 26 our best yet!

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Outer Banks Restaurant in Kill Devil Hills, NC

Chilli Peppers Grill & Pupuseria is an Outer Banks restaurant in Kill Devil Hills, NC, offering cuisine from around the world. Whether you look to its daily lunch or dinner menu, or its off-season weekly tapas menu, a dish to fit your exact craving is standing by.

Its name might seem to indicate a southwestern or even Mexican focus, but the food at Chilli Peppers knows no geographical bounds. The menu has undergone habitual innovations since the restaurant’s inception in 1993. Any given iteration is sure to include dishes from the far-reaching corners of the world. Many of those dishes are prepared with ingredients fresh from the restaurant’s backyard garden. Also out back you’ll find picnic tables and yard games like cornhole. Inside discover a multi-faceted atmosphere with a cozy, family-friendly dining room on one end and bar on the other. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner on a daily basis and offers an award-winning brunch every Sunday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Chilli Peppers was founded more than 25 years ago by community man, Jim Douglas. It wasn't his first successful venture, nor his most iconic. Nonetheless, it’s one of the best-known and loved restaurants on the Outer Banks. If you aren’t yet acquainted with Douglas’s other brainchildren, those claims may seem contradictory — but they’re sound! You see, in addition to his entrepreneurial involvement in other local restaurants and real estate, Jim Douglas created the (literally) world-famous ‘OBX’ acronym. Short of the Wright Brothers, there may never be a more recognized brand born on this island. More recently he commissioned the development of his Fish Whisperer app, a social network for fishermen. All this considered, Chilli Peppers is one in a collection of highly touted projects for which Jim’s par is excellence.

Chilli Peppers Nightlife Outer Banks

Chilli Peppers is known for its role in the busy Outer Banks nightlife scene. The Kill Devil Hills restaurant hosts live entertainment by local favorite, DJ Bose, year-round every Tuesday. Plus it's one of the island’s few venues to offer late-night eats to complement its expansive beer and cocktail selection. The steamed munchies menu is available nightly starting at 10 p.m. Come have a drink, and a bite whenever the mood strikes.