As the great number of Outer Banks visitors return to their daily lives in the off season, the beach quiets down, slows its pace even more, and hunkers down for the winter. With fewer patrons patrolling the beach for dining options, many of the local restaurants also close their doors for a few months to save money, be with their families, or take a vacation of their own. The following are some of the Outer Banks restaurants that stay open year-round and are a must-visit on your off season Outer Banks vacation.
Outer Banks Brewing Station
As its name implies, the Outer Banks Brewing Station in Nags Head offers a hearty selection of homemade brews, among a wide variety of other beers, to stand alone as a delicious refreshment or to accompany some of their award winning dishes. With ladies night every Wednesday night and live entertainment, DJâ??s, and other events happening every weekend, the Outer Banks Brewing Station is one of the most happening places to head to for food, fun, and brews year-round.
I Got Your Crabs
Locally owned and operated, I Got Your Crabs is a premier seafood destination in Kitty Hawk, offering patrons the option of dining in in their quaint, oyster bar-style restaurant, or taking fresh seafood home to enjoy. While blue crabs are their focus but are only available in season, IGYC offers a delicious menu including fried oyster tacos, homemade soups and recipes passed down for generations within the family. Oysters are available in dozens and pecks year round, so stop by on your next off-season vacation to the Outer Banks and see why this restaurant ranks high with locals and visitors alike!
An Outer Banks mainstay, the Black Pelican boasts an unrivaled history, beautiful panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean, and daily specials every day of the week, year-round. Originally built as a United States Lifesaving Station in 1864, the Black Pelican has seen its fair share of remarkable moments in history, including the sending of the first telegraph by the Wright Brothers after their famous first flight only miles away. Even despite their rich history, the food and atmosphere at Black Pelican are enough to make it a year-round staple for people on the Outer Banks.
Opened in 1989, Blue Point in Duck has put the townâ??s name on the map for dining and cuisine on the Outer Banks. Overlooking the Currituck Sound from the Waterfront Shops in Duck, Blue Point offers a seasonal, local menu with strong roots in Southern cooking with a little twist. Be sure to stop in any time of year to taste their eclectic version of local seafood and favorites.
So if youâ??re planning an off-season vacation to the Outer Banks, any of the above restaurants will be open for business to welcome you with open arms, an empty seat and a menu. So bring your appetite and your sweaters and come enjoy an off-season Outer Banks vacation!