Fresh seafood and Hatteras Island go hand in hand, and vacationers can enjoy two opportunities to sample what the Outer Banks has to offer this summer. There are two weekly fish frys on Hatteras Island all summer long, in Avon and Hatteras Village, that are open to the public and offers guests and locals alike a chance to sample some delicious beach home cooking.The Hatteras Village fish fry will take place every Saturday from May 29 through Sept. 4 at the Hatteras Fire Station in the village.
The fish fry is scheduled to start at 5 p.m. and end at 7 p.m., though it is sometimes sold out of fish earlier. If you see the flag on the sign in front of the fire station, there is still fresh fish for dinner.
The dinner includes fresh seasonal fish, potato salad, cole slaw, hushpuppies, and iced tea. The cost is $6 for a small plate (one piece of fish) and $9 for a large plate with two pieces of fish. Homemade dessert is $1 extra. Also for sale at the fish frys are Hatteras Fish Fry T-shirts, firemen’s T-shirts, Hatteras license plates, cutlery, and flavorings. All proceeds benefit Hatteras village and other island organizations.
The Kinnakeet Civic Association will also sponsor a fish fry every Saturday in Avon, beginning May 29 until Labor Day from 5 until 7 p.m. at the Avon Volunteer Fire Department. Adult plates are $9. Plates are $6 for kids under 12 and seniors.
Everyone is welcome to stop by either of these fish frys for an easy family dinner and a true local treat that benefits a couple of wonderful local causes.