By Carrie Brothers/Correspondent
Sharky’s BBQ & Seafood
Situated on the north end of Rodanthe is the island’s newest food truck. Serving just dinner, Sharky’s offers plenty of seafood along with freshly prepared pulled pork seasoned with their special hybrid sauce. While their core menu is small, they offer specials every day and always post them on their social media pages.. Past specials have included seafood tacos, chicken nachos, buffalo shrimp pita, BBQ loaded fries and their crowd-pleasing homemade mac and cheese. In a hurry to catch the sunset over the sound? Call ahead, and they’ll even run it out to your car.
Where: 23532 N.C. Highway 12, Rodanthe
Hours: 4-9p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; Closed Sunday & Monday
Info: 252-305-0656; Sharky’s BBQ & Seafood Facebook page
Taqueria Las Ahumaderas
Located in a soundside parking lot on Highway 12 in Rodanthe, this brightly painted yellow truck offers a mouthwatering menu of authentic Mexican street food and fresh seafood, all served with a smile. Family run and operated, Taqueria Las Ahumaderas was the first food truck to set up shop on the island. Like all food trucks, especially on this island, sometimes a busy day or bad weather means they have to close early, so you can call ahead if you don’t want to wait by the water for your food.
Where: 24594 N.C. Highway 12, Rodanthe
Hours: 10:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday and Friday; 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tuesday – Thursday, Saturday-Sunday
Info: 252-548-9145; Taqueria Las Ahumaderas Facebook Page
Anchor Grill serves up local goods and a free show from their spot next to the Pamlico Sound in Rodanthe’s Camp Hatteras campground. Chef Jim and his sidekick John draw attention with the truck’s fresh seafood, huge sandwiches, tacos, burritos and daily specials. Ever had a Pirates P’Tachos? This unique dish is all your favorite aspects of loaded nachos piled on top of waffle fries and topped with pineapple slaw and sriracha cream cheese. Online ordering coming soon.
Where: 24798 N.C. Highway 12, Rodanthe
Hours: 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 5-9 p.m. Thursday-Tuesday; Closed Wednesday
Info: 252-564-4869; anchorgrillrodanthe.com
Stu’s Food Truck
Located right at the entrance to the Avon Pier, Stu’s Food Truck is the perfect place to stop for breakfast on your way to catch some fish. Menu items include just-made biscuits and gravy, biscuit sandwiches and a variety of loaded breakfast tacos. Not a morning person? Stu’s has you covered with lunch options like North Carolina barbecue and hot dogs.
Where: 40396 N.C. Highway 12, Avon (at the Avon Pier)
Hours: 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; Closed Sunday & Monday
Info: 252-242-0674; Stu’s Food Truck Facebook page