OBX Fall Restaurant Week Preview
The Outer Banks is known for having some of the best food on the East Coast (maybe even the country – perhaps the world!) and what better time to explore the best of the best than during Restaurant Week?
The week kicks off on Halloween with the Bloody Mary Bash. Come to Kelly’s in Nags Head on Saturday from 12pm-3pm for the opportunity to try a variety of different Bloody Mary recipes and crazy, fun, creative garnishes like crab legs, cheeseburger sliders, shrimp, and more! Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door (cash only day-of) and include all food and drinks. Come dressed in your Halloween costume for a chance to win valuable prizes!
Restaurant Week runs through November 7. That’s nine days of great food at special prices! Participating OBX restaurants are offering up a special menu featuring 3-course meals that highlight fresh, innovative, and tasty food from local chefs.
Presented by the Outer Banks Restaurant Association.
Here are some highlights, but for details including full menus from the participating restaurants, visit the official website.
Sunset Grille & Raw Bar – Head up to Duck where for $20 you can choose between chicken and asparagus alfredo, fried flounder, or grilled Atlantic salmon. Key Lime pie or pumpkin cheesecake for dessert!
Ocean Boulevard – Patrons can sit at the bar and order the $20 3-course meal, which includes delicious options like French onion soup crowned with Gruyere cheese crostino, NC shrimp and cabbage fried rice, and a spiced pumpkin muffin topped off with bourbon ice cream for dessert.
The $35 option boasts steeped PEI mussels on the appetizer menu and entrees like shrimp and bay scallop pasta, smoked and peanut dusted catfish, and a vegetarian option.
Kill Devil Hills
Mako Mike’s – Start your meal with the creamy parmesan blue crab dip, try prime rib or grouper for your main course, and finish everything off with bananas foster or Key Lime pie.
Beachside Bistro – Sample a cuban pulled pork tostada or balsamic grilled asparagus before moving on to an entree of bleu cheese topped beef tenderloin or sea scallops. Beachside Bistro is also offering a vegetarian option for the main course.
Outer Banks Brewing Station – The Brewing Station is offering both $20 and $35 options. Grilled tuna sliders with miso honey glaze and seaweed salad are on the menu for $20, finished off with a slice of chocolate stout cake with cherry port and chocolate drizzle for dessert.
For $35, start your meal with scallop ceviche, followed by a grilled pork chop or fresh fish complemented with brussel sprouts and potato hash.
Flying Fish Cafe – Flying fish is also offering two different price points during Restaurant Week. For $20, diners can try their grilled chicken alfredo with broccoli and a slice of cheesecake for dessert.
Pan seared sea scallops with wild rice and asparagus finished and creme brulee to satisfy your sweet tooth can be chosen for $35.
Dirty Dick’s Crab House – Dirty Dick’s has lots of dining options for the week! They’re offering the standard $20 and $35 dinners, but in addition to that patrons can come in for lunch and choose the $35 meal too. Featured food includes gator bisque, crab dip, shrimp and grits, Hawaiian mahi, and house-made Key Lime pie.
Kelly’s Restaurant and Tavern – Kelly’s is also offering lots of dining options during Restaurant Week.
The $20 3-course meal offers diners several choices. Start with fried green tomatoes with tabasco pimento cheese, then try the cajun broiled flounder or beef shoulder tenders for your main course.
For $35, start your meal with sesame seared scallops or she crab soup, and for the main course try blackened tuna served with smoked gouda cheese & mushroom risotto cake, or oven roasted half duck.
Pamlico Jack’s – The $20 menu includes favorites like fried green tomatoes, fried flounder and shrimp, and peach cobbler for dessert.
For $35, diners can sample some North Carolina classics like shrimp cocktail and a seafood platter that includes shrimp, scallops, and flounder. Finish things off with strawberry shortcake!
Owens’ Restaurant – Owens’ is offering a wide selection of menu choices, in both the $20 and $35 price ranges.
Kick things off with a cup of butternut squash soup, then try the marinated grilled shrimp skewers with vegetables and almond wild rice for your entree. End your meal with the pumpkin creme brulee.
The $35 menu includes entree options like filet Oscar, ½ whole Maine lobster stuffed with seafood imperial, and seasonal fresh fish. And you can’t beat Kahlua pecan pie for dessert!
Basnight’s Lone Cedar Cafe – Basnight’s has a wonderful menu full of fresh seafood and other local specialities for $35 per person. Start with crab dip, and then for your entree order fresh flounder, shrimp and scallops, or shrimp and grits. Each course offers at least one gluten free menu option as well.