Featured Culinary Partners 2024

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 Carolina Bar-B-Cue Company

If you are looking for traditional North Carolina style BBQ on the Outer Banks then look no further than Carolina Bar-B-Cue Company in Manteo. Owner Mike Weaver has been learning the craft of pit barbecue since he was 16 and has never looked back. Our menu ranges from BBQ classics like pulled pork, chicken and beef brisket as well as other grill favorites like burgers and hot dogs. We also have coastal favorites like locally caught fried shrimp, clam strips and fish baskets with all of the southern fixings that include collards, fried okra and hush puppies. Wash it down with a fresh squeezed lemonade and finish it all off with a deep-fried apple pie.

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 Modern Coastal Cookery

We believe in the art of gathering. We recognize food is highly personal. And that you want to impress your guests with inspiring dishes made from fresh, honest ingredients that taste good. And you’re not willing to compromise on the details. You also recognize it’s the table where memories are made. More than recounting the day’s events, forging a special partnership, or celebrating the milestones of life, food brings us together to share special experiences. At Modern Coastal Cookery, we cook meals for the moments that matter.

Kill Devil Hills, NC

About Ortega’z

Ortega’z Grill on Roanoke Island brings some much-needed cultural spice to Downtown Manteo. With a definite southwestern flair, and a relaxed, casual atmosphere, you can enjoy lunch or dinner on the covered outdoor patio or in either of the two Manteo dining rooms. If you’re looking for a quick meal or a cold drink, head over to the ‘Wine Bar’ in the center of the restaurant. It’s where people gather – locals and Outer Banks vacationers alike. Check our menus for gluten-free choices. We are committed to using local Outer Banks seafood and produce. Inside or out, Ortegaz has a comfortable feel and a reputation for delivering exceptional food.

Manteo, NC

About Pigman’s BBQ

Come on in and enjoy some of our signature BBQ, whether you’re in the mood for pork, beef, chicken, turkey or tuna. We’ve got it all. Our BBQ and ribs are cooked low and slow over hardwood and finished with our delicious sauces. Be sure to try our famous country ham too, it’ll send your tastebuds back in time. Our salt-cured hams have been aged for months and then smoked to perfection. It’s amazing and a bit of history with every bite.

Kill Devil Hills, NC

About The Lost Colony Tavern

Four centuries after the Roanoke Colony went missing, Roanoke Island’s first authentic British tavern was established in 2022 to honor the English history of Roanoke Island by serving the traditional dishes of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales along with Outer Banks favorites made with fresh local seafood.

Manteo, NC

About 1587

Dine at one of the finest Manteo restaurants right here at our Outer Banks Inn. With a quaint, casual atmosphere and exquisite views, a night of dining at our restaurant is a must during your stay. We blend the best and freshest ingredients to make small plates and entrees that are of the highest standard. Complement your meal with one of our signature cocktails, created specifically for the 1587 Restaurant & Lounge, or enjoy a craft beer or fine wine.

Manteo, NC

About Far Out Foods

Specialize in Crafting Unique, Premium, ‘Far Out’ Pimento Cheese Flavors for Retail and Wholesale.

Manteo, NC

About Red Sky Cafe

Red Sky is an Outer Banks restaurant in Duck, NC known for its contemporary coastal cuisine, casual atmosphere, personal chef service and event catering.

Duck, NC