Featured Culinary Partners 2023

About Basnight’s Lone Cedar Café

Voted Best of the Beach for several years in a row by locals, this award-winning sound-front restaurant specializes in fresh ingredients and local Outer Banks seafood.  If you are craving the freshest fish, clams, crab, shrimp and oysters for local North Carolinian waters, you’ll find them at the Lone Cedar Café.  The Basnight’s Family has made their living from the bountiful local waters for generations and they continue today in doing so – with you as their guest.  Lunch, dinner and catering.

Nags Head Causeway, NC

About Far Out Foods
Specialize in Crafting Unique, Premium, ‘Far Out’ Pimento Cheese Flavors for Retail and Wholesale. Made Locally on the OBX.

Making unique and delicious pimento cheeses and bring them to you at retail and restaurant establishments along the Outer Banks.

Manteo, NC

About Blue Water Grill

Overlooking the docks at Pirate’s Cove Marina, Blue Water Grill & Raw Bar provides the dining public with an amazing dining experience. Roanoke Island has a magical history. Had our restaurant always existed, we might have served Eleanor Dare, Governor John White, Chief Manteo and Chief Wanchese, or Andy Griffith.
Today we hope to serve another celebrity…YOU. We try very hard to provide each of our patrons with a sensory experience they will remember. Whether it is the view, the food and drink, or the service, we want each customer to say, “That was great!” As those first colonists would have said, before they got lost, of course, “Cheers and Bon Appetit!”

Manteo, NC

About Red Sky Cafe

For more than 15 years, Red Sky Cafe restaurant in Duck, NC, has been delighting locals and visitors with fresh, creative meals that highlight local Outer Banks seafood, poultry, beef, duck and more. The owner and chef, Wes Stepp, has more than 30 years of culinary experience and is well-known locally and throughout the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. Chef Wes and his team serve up beautiful, generous portions in the casual atmosphere of this Outer Banks restaurant. And, while no one leaves hungry, Chef Wes is also renowned for his attention to a healthy lifestyle that encourages, as its centerpiece, a focus on whole, fresh and locally sourced food. Locals know that if they want to eat well without the guilt, Red Sky is the place to head. Conveniently located beside Carolina Designs in downtown Duck, the year-round restaurant offers a dynamic menu, as well as nightly chef specials fit to delight even the pickiest of palates!

Duck, NC

About Carolina BBQ

If you love authentic pit-cooked eastern North Carolina barbecue, this is your place. On Highway 64 close to the Dare County Government Complex, Carolina Bar-B-Que Company serves house-smoked barbecue sandwiches or plates with slaw, potato salad, house-cut fries and hushpuppies. Owner and chef Mike Weaver also offers smoked chicken, burgers, Nathan’s hot dogs, fried shrimp, clam strips, flounder and Brunswick stew. Wash it down with lemonade or tea, and finish it all off with a Deep-Fried Twinkie.

Manteo, NC

About Ortega’z

With a definite southwestern flair, Ortega’z creative menu offers perfectly spiced and flavored dishes using only the finest and freshest ingredients.  For cozy, casual dining for lunch or dinner, they are a local favorite where you can come and relax at the Wine Bar or dine on “today’s special.”  Ortega’z offers a full range of catering services for any special event!

Manteo, NC

About Pigman’s Bar-B-Que

Bill Shaver created Pigman’s in late 1985 as a way to expand his seasonal country ham shop. Nicknamed, “The Pigman,” (after his adoration for his pet pig, Piggy Lou), Bill created a legacy with his exotic pets and tasty barbeque. Bill retired a few years ago, but the Pigman’s legacy is still thriving under the ownership and management of Richard Bruce and Top Palmer.

Along with keeping Pigman’s famous ribs and signature barbeque consistent – cooked low and slow and smokin’ good – they have been successfully making some changes. Their off-premise catering business continues to grow, and they have added online ordering and shipping of Pigman’s delicious food (whenever you feel the need for that Que). A second location is coming soon, and they are hoping to franchise Pigman’s Bar-B-Que! All this while never taking their attention away from serving their patrons the finest bar-b-que to be had in the region.

Kill Devil Hills, NC

About Ten O Six

This Beach Road Bistro is another Outer Banks favorite for breakfast, lunch, dinner and catering! A lunch hot spot for deli sandwiches and wraps and mouth-watering desserts!  Build your own “specialty burger” or bring home a delicious seafood boil.  Other specialties are BBQ, beef tenderloin, Italian entrees, and more desserts!  Come for breakfast and stay through dinner!

Kill Devil Hills, NC

About Steamers

Steamers in Southern Shores Crossing offers a full-service restaurant and bar featuring delicious craft cocktails by Martini Mike & NC Craft Beers on Draft!

Enjoy gorgeous ocean views from our outdoor deck while feasting on the superb quality gourmet food you’ve come to know and love.

Southern Shores, NC

About Front Porch Cafe

Every town has their local coffee shop. On the Outer Banks of North Carolina, Front Porch Café is that spot. Established in 1999, Front Porch Café came into being for one simple reason… People needed a good cup of coffee on the Outer Banks.
Front Porch Café was founded in 1999 and was the first small batch roasted coffee shop on the Outer Banks. It truly began as a passion project and for a love of coffee!  In order to provide the best cup of coffee, we knew we had to roast our own coffee beans in house- controlling the process each step of the way to ensure nothing but the best for the Outer Banks.

Outer Banks, NC

About Proof Bakery

The Outer Banks’ local source for freshly baked breads, pastries, and hot sandwiches

Kill Devil Hills, NC

About Modern Coastal Cookery

Chef Virginia and her culinary staff specialize in elite personal chef services that are prepared on-site in your vacation rental or home. Menus are designed to satisfy all senses as well as your appetite, leaving behind wonderful memories and a clean kitchen. A wide-selection of menus are available to please young and adult palettes alike. We use only fresh, organic ingredients to prepare Instagram-worthy plates that your friends and family can’t stop talking about.
Each personal chef service is uniquely tailored to your needs. And no detail is too small, by capping our events to no more than 60 people we are able to focus on making each plate perfect. We know sharing a good meal with loved ones is one of life’s greatest pleasures. With our personal chef services, you can bypass the shopping, cooking, and cleaning, and skip straight to the part where you enjoy the party. You choose the menu and invite the guests, we’ll do the rest.

Outer Banks, NC