This Memorial Day weekend, Hatteras Island visitors will have a chance to experience one of the island’s newest restaurants. Pangea Tavern holds its Grand Opening, Friday, May 23 in the newly renovated building located on the same property as the Avon Fishing Pier – just across NC12 from Surf or Sound Realty’s Avon office.
In just three months since purchasing the existing restaurant structure on the pier property, new owners Koru Village have transformed it into an exciting new destination. Pangea Tavern will serve lunch and dinner Monday through Saturday and Brunch on Sundays. They will offer a dozen exclusively North Carolina beers on tap including: Duck Rabbit Milk Stout, Foothills Brewing Torch Pilsner, Weeping Raddish Brewery’s Black Raddish, and Mother Earth Brewing’s Weeping Willow Wit, as well as a bottled beer selection from all over the world. Executive Chef Tracy Morris, known for his artfully prepared food at the Catering Company of Hatteras Island, brings decades of culinary experience to the new restaurant. “We are very grateful to have this opportunity to deliver Pangea Tavern to our community and to all of the people who visit this amazing place we live. As you enter the front door you will be taken on a journey that is true to North Carolina roots and expands across the earth through the menu, design, and unparalleled service,” says Tracy.
The Avon Fishing Pier also underwent repairs and renovations and reopened in April for both sightseeing and fishing. Phase 2 plans for the pier include rebuilding the T at the end of the pier, reviving the popular camp programs, and even opening a casual restaurant inside the renovated pier house. Stay tuned for details about a Red Drum fishing tournament at the pier in the fall.
The last of the piers to be built on Hatteras Island, the Avon Fishing Pier has been open since 1962, and has long been a part of the landscape of Hatteras Island. Whether you want to spend the day seeing what you can reel in, enjoy a cold regional microbrew listening to great live music, or have a fun family dinner in a cool tavern atmosphere, the new pier and restaurant should be a great place for Hatteras Island vacation memories.