Step into the Dolphin Den in Avon and you get the sense that you’re on a ship. With highly varnished wood floors and windows the shape of portholes, the Dolphin Den has been a favorite seafood stop for Hatteras Island visitors for years. Have a seat in one of their historic wooden booths, whose benches are reclaimed pews from the family’s local Methodist church, or order one of their popular large group take out packages and enjoy a made from scratch meal from the comfort of your Surf or Sound vacation home – without the effort of cooking.
New on the menu this year, are Steamed Seafood Buckets. For around $50 you can get a Deluxe bucket full of King Crab, Snow Crab, Jonah Crab Claws, Shrimp, Crawfish, Clams, Mussels, Corn, Red Potatoes and Homemade Huspuppies. It’s the perfect sampler of steamed seafood and if you call ahead on check-in day you can have dinner hot and ready for you when you get to your house.
Don’t forget to try their BBQ and famous Key Lime Pie!