Great value is on the menu for the Outer Banks Fall Restaurant Week Friday, Oct. 19, through Saturday, Oct. 27, with 15 eateries from Jarvisburg to Manteo offering a fixed price, three-course meal highlighting their cuisine.
Diners can return to their favorite spots for the special menus, or visit new restaurants for a taste of something different. Restaurant week menus will post around Oct. 1. Three-course lunch or dinner menus at participating restaurants will be priced at either $20 or $35. Sales tax, alcohol and tip are not included in the discounted fixed price.
Outer Banks Restaurant Week, held in both fall and spring, was created by the Outer Banks Restaurant Association (OBRA) to highlight the fresh and inventive beach restaurant scene. Local chefs enjoy presenting their top dishes to demonstrate their expertise and build a wider clientele.
No tickets or coupons are needed, though reservations might be a good idea for those restaurants that accept them. Diners show up at the restaurants of their choice and order from a special fall restaurant week menu. Choosing where to go? Consult with the association’s website to dig deeper into what each restaurant offers.
Traveling north to south, the following restaurants are participating in the nine-day event: Sanctuary Vineyards, Jarvisburg; Greenside Bar & Grille, Powell’s Point; and Coastal Provisions Oyster Bar & Wine Bar Café, Southern Shores.
In Kitty Hawk, Barrier Island Bagels, Ocean Boulevard Bistro & Martini Bar and the Sandtrap Tavern are part of restaurant week. Kill Devil Hills restaurants include: Chilli Peppers Coastal Grill, Mako’s Beach Grille & Bar, The Colington Café, The Salt Box Café, Sal’s NY Pizza and Beachside Bistro at The Sea Ranch. Owens Restaurant and Basnights’ Lone Cedar Café, both in Nags Head, and Stripers Bar and Grille in Manteo are also participating.
Event host OBRA promotes the beach’s dining options with a number of other popular events throughout the year. The public can sign up for email notices of upcoming events such as Outer Banks Taste of The Beach, and other area Festivals and Cook-Offs. Chowder cook-offs to fish taco taste-offs, bloody Mary parties to BBQ showdowns.
Gifted chefs and inspired entrepreneurs from the participating OBX restaurants show visitors and residents — one plate at a time — that beach culinary creations are worth the trip on their own. Come for the food — stay for the beach.
Organizationally, the core of the OBRA is made up of restaurant owners and managers, but the strength of the association lies in its diversity of affiliates. Of course, many of our top suppliers are represented, as well as a solid sampling of our media and advertising partners, but many do not realize that anyone can join. You need only to be passionate about food! Some of our most devoted members are just big fans of dining out on the Outer Banks.
As you might expect, the OBRA is a non-profit organization. To help achieve our goals, we also partner with — and contribute to — other local non-profits and national philanthropies like Outer Banks Hotline, DVAC, the Beach Food Pantry, Relay for Life, March of Dimes, and the Outer Banks Community Foundation among others. We regularly donate gifts in kind for use in local auctions and events. Additionally, the OBRA also offers scholarships through our OBRA Culinary Education Scholarship Fund.