For those who haven’t been to the Manteo waterfront in awhile, you might wonder what happened to The Full Moon Café, a popular brew pub on the corner of Queen Elizabeth Avenue and Sir Walter Raleigh Street.
The answer is: It changed names.
Now called Lost Colony Brewery and Café, the bistro still serves delicious food and an array of award-winning beer and wine — and it still has a pet-friendly outside patio complete with umbrella-shaded tables for pet parents and water bowls for thirsty pups.
The menu offers something for every palate, and each dish is equally yummy, from its creative Crab Pretzel Au Gratin (a large soft pretzel smothered in crab dip) to its perfectly prepared Angus steaks, and fresh, local seafood.
There’s something for non-seafood lovers, too: Cajun chicken or pulled pork nachos; burgers; pasta; quiche; chicken, steak or black bean quesadillas; chicken, steak or veggie wraps; and more.
There’s even a children’s menu.
The vibe is casual, the atmosphere is quaint, the staff is on point, and the service prompt.
The bistro’s name might have changed, but owners Paul Charron and Sharon Enoch — a dynamic husband/wife duo — remain committed to high quality in everything it offers.
The couple shows just how much they love its canine customers by creating Brew Chew dog biscuits, which are available for purchase. In keeping with the restaurant’s high-standards, the doggy treats are a crowd-pleaser with the canine set. They’re made using grain from the Lost Colony Brewery, flour, and chicken broth — and for every bag purchased, the café donates $1 to the local SPCA. It also hosts special brew nights, when $1 of every pint sold goes to the SPCA.
The restaurant also hosts “Bad Movie Pint Nite” each Thursday throughout the summer — and when they say “bad movie,” they mean it. Past B-movie titles have included “Jungle Jim in the Forbidden Land,” “Attack of the 50 Foot Woman,” and “The Phantom Planet.” But it’s still a lot of fun for the whole family, and with great food, great beer and a great atmosphere, you can’t go wrong.