Flippers Variety Store & Arcade

The owner of this place also owns Outer Banks Amusement (http://outerbanksamusements.com) which operates and services pins at other locations in the area. Pins get rotated on a regular basis so it can be hard to keep the list up to date. The list on Flippers' web page isn't accurate so I'd recommend calling ahead if you really want to know if something is there or not. (joshidx)

Visited 8/2014 three times during a vacation to the OBX. First of all, great collection. Nearly every A list game you might want to play, and most in amazingly well-kept condition! Plenty of solid states in the back, as well.

I just went to this place 6-27-13 and played pins for 6 hours with a few friends. This place is amazing. It has almost every top 30 machine and multiple limited additions. I'll try and remember everything they had and update the game list but the owner apparently has so many machines that there are several not on site that he rotates out. Either way if you like pins and are within 3 hrs of this place it's worth it. Each game is 2 tokens and you can get 100 tokens for $20. GO THERE!!!!!!!! (alsmith1)

They just had their grand opening last weekend (12-17-2011).....Over 50 machines.......Merry X-mas indeed! This is a dream come true for pinball fans in our area!! Going back this weekend, and I will try to get a full list of machines!

Got a complete games list today

Updated 5/29/2012

Updated 12/27/2012

Updated 9/15/13

Updated 4/25/14

Updated 10/14/14

Just want to add to the above. The games rotate frequently but there were more great games there than I could count. WELL WORTH THE TRIP. THANK YOU FLIPPERS FOR THE GREAT ENVIRONMENT!!!

WOW!!! Super nice place. Visited 8/2015. Great collection. Most machines 50 cents per play or 5 for two dollars. A new Outer Banks tradition for my family vacation.

8/2016 - Can't say enough good about this place.. We stopped in on the way home from the beach, and it will become an annual tradition for sure... Get off the island and over that bridge early, then spend some quality time at flippers!! Out of at least 60 pins, I only remember seeing 2 with out of order signs, and all of them looked to be in EXCELLENT condition. Ironically, my biggest disapointment was a loose joystick on a williams multi-game.. I was really looking forward to playing Joust on a REAL machine again, but with that joystick, I decided to save the tokens for the pins, which did not disappoint. Come to think of it, every pin I saw in every little arcade on OBX during my week was in really good shape, so I suspect this operator takes care of them all.. Well done!!


6615 Caratoke Hwy, Grandy, NC 27939, USA

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2011-12-25 06:19:54

Last edited by

2019-06-28 15:22:55

Games list

Last updated on 2019-06-28 15:22:55

The following games are listed for this location.

Bally, 1995

With color DMD. Edit comment

Capcom, 1996

Cunningham's #09. Pinball dreams do come true! Edit comment

Williams, 1989

Excellent condition Edit comment

Stern, 2018 - Added on 2019-03-15

Williams, 1994 - Added on 2016-12-22

Jersey Jack, 2017 - Added on 2017-08-24

Williams, 1989

Bally, 1989

In good condition Edit comment

Bally, 1981

Williams, 1992 - Added on 2016-12-22

Williams, 1990

Worn to the wood in places--in far worse condition than anything else at this location. Edit comment

Stern, 2016 - Added on 2016-12-22

Atari, 1979

Plays better than ever. Flippers strong enough to make the spinner spin! Edit comment

Gottlieb, 1947

Did not play.. could not justify adding wear to what should be a museum piece, but it was in amazing shape. I, 80sVideoKid, played it. It was wonderful... I felt like I was visiting holy and sacred ground... Except for the bottom right flipper being broken, it was awesome!!! Edit comment

Williams, 1995

Retro Pinball, 2010

Williams, 1997

With Color DMD. Edit comment

Stern, 2013

The Metallica Pro table got moved to a location near the beach, probably the one at Lucky 12 Tavern. Edit comment

Williams, 1998

Color DMD installed Edit comment

Stern Electronics, 1978

Was out of order on 12/7/14 Edit comment

Williams, 1986

Jersey Jack, 2018 - Added on 2019-03-15

Williams, 1994

Bally, 1996

With a red DMD--VERY cool! Edit comment

Williams, 1952

Stern, 2007

Black edition. Edit comment

Bally, 1979 - Added on 2016-12-22

Stern, 2017 - Added on 2017-08-24

Williams, 1996

Absolutely gorgeous mods. Must be seen in person. Edit comment

Jersey Jack, 2016

Spooky Pinball, 2017 - Added on 2019-03-15

Williams, 1973

Stern, 2007 - Added on 2016-12-22

Williams, 1990

Newly Restored and LED'd Edit comment

Williams, 1993

Beautiful example. Edit comment

Jersey Jack, 2019 - Added on 2019-06-28

Jersey Jack, 2013

Bally, 1980


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8 years ago
I updated most of the list, more updating soon.
8 years ago
Great place to play, played in their first pinball tournament came in 4th place. Need to get there and enjoy the pins without being in tournament mode
7 years ago
They didn't have Space Station, LOTR, POTC, FGY, Flash Gordon, TSPP, Star Wars, CSI, Captain Fantastic, or the '78 Star Trek when I was there a few weeks ago. Seems that they got an X-Men, Sopranos, IJ (Williams), and HS though.
7 years ago
Updated the list; there were so many games on the list that weren't at location.
7 years ago
Two new tables added: Wheel of Fortune and Lord of the Rings!
7 years ago
Two new tables added: Flintstones and Red and Ted's Road Show!
7 years ago
Update 9/30/12: Scared Stiff, Family Guy, Simpsons Pinball Party and Dale Jr. added. Dale Jr. doesnt show up on the list of games though.

Scared Stiff is an awesome table, get in there and play it!
7 years ago

+ Iron Man
+Theatre of Magic
+Sharkys Shootout

-Striker Xtreme
-Fish Tales
7 years ago
Color DMD for TAF being installed.
7 years ago
The games were a great variaty and a great shape. They had all the color DMD games with color DMD's.
6 years ago
This is my favorite arcade on the east coast.
5 years ago
+ whirlwind

+ elvira and the party monsters
5 years ago
haven't seen these lately:


SW:Ep1 (just recently removed)


Rolling Stones



Black Rose

5 years ago
Updated 10/14/14
5 years ago
No Twilight Zone
They did have Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Data East) and Hercules (Atari) during my visit.
5 years ago
Went yesterday they have almost every top game you can imagine!!! WOZ was down and I wanted to cry... Will I ever get to try this game???
4 years ago
This place is great. A new Outer Banks family vacation tradition. Fantastic collection.
4 years ago
I was happy to see Hercules in great condition at the spring tournament. I've never seen the spinner spin before, I always thought that was a misnomer!
2 years ago
Great place to visit if you are in the area. All of the games bring back that old arcade feel, if only for a little while.
10 months ago
Just finished our 2019 vacation. Stopped at Flippers a total of three times, on the way to Kitty Hawk, Tournament night (Wednesday) and when leaving OBX. Was able to play Black Knight SOR, Alice Cooper, Willy Wonka some of the newer releases. As well as TNA, Metallica, Star Trek, Dead Pool, Monster Bash and a few others. Looks like I'll be heading back soon. Why wait until my next vacation when Flippers is only 80 miles away. OBX best bang for your buck stop-over. Fill up your gas tank and get some food. Don't forget to purchase T-shirt too.
8 months ago
Holy crap. This place has everything. Is this the best place I have ever been to? It might be.

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