Eating on the Outer Banks

I came to the Outer Banks with few goals and the main one was to eat a lot of seafood.  Boy did we succeed.  Armed with a restaurant listing book annotated by a previous resident to indicate local favorite restaurants we were able to make educated guesses on restaurants. 

The first night we were there, we ate at the Black Pelican, which was famous for formerly being the Kitty Hawk lifesaving station.  We decided to share three dishes, steamed clams, steamed oysters and white seafood pizza.
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The pizza shrimp and scallops on it.  Yum!IMG_1570
All three choices were fantastic.  Although, the one difficult thing about sharing a meal with Dan is that I have to take the pictures fast or the food disappears!

Black Pelican Seafood Co on Urbanspoon
After putt putt on Wednesday, Dan and I grabbed a quick lunch at Daniel’s Big Eye Seafood.  Which was a great local seafood store and take out stand.  All the seafood was locally and freshly caught.  We did order fried choices, and the pictures didn’t come out so well, since once again, we shared our food and I had an impatient man on my hands!  This is the only good shot out of the bunch.IMG_1656

To continue our green choices, at dinner we went to the OBX Brewing Company, which is the first wind-powered brewery.  I went with a steamed shrimp option which was a fantastic choice, Dan had the Oyster Po’Boy wrap, which was tasty, although he couldn’t taste the oysters…

Since we are in the south and I haven’t ever tried Okra, I thought we’d try the fried Okra appetizer.IMG_1676
I gotta say, okra tastes like a plant.  And fried okra, tasted like a fried plant.  It was OK, but not worth the calories (especially since we were going to Cold Stone after dinner!) oh well, now I’ve tried it!  We didn’t finish the okra, the appetizer portion was HUGE.  So, if you like fried okra you’ll get plenty here!
Outer Banks Brewing Station on Urbanspoon
And that’s the end of our food tour of the Outer Banks, speaking of cold stone, I learned that they don’t mind giving the kiddie portion to adults, but the kiddie isn’t listed on the menu.

Now we are off to Greensboro for my friends wedding!