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. Continue reading
While on Hatteras Island be sure to pick up some local fresh shrimp from a nearby seafood store. There are a variety of ways that you can have shrimp and if you feel like dining in consider this shrimp creole recipe that will surely become a favorite for everyone in your party. This recipe originated in Louisiana but feel free to alter it to your taste. If you enjoy spicy meals you can add some Tobasco sauce to your liking. Continue reading
‘Tis the season to whip up a little comfort food after a chilly day of fishing, and on Hatteras Island, the signature soup of choice is, naturally, Hatteras Style Clam Chowder.
Unlike Manhattan and New England varieties, Hatteras chowder is a clear broth with just a few low key ingredients, but the simplicity of the soup really brings out the clam flavor. Most every restaurant on the island has their own spin on the recipe, and chowder cook-offs for local bragging rights are essential at Outer Banks festivals and events, like the annual Day at the Docks celebration in Hatteras Village. Continue reading
One of the best aspects of any vacation away from the real world is not having to cook, and Hatteras Island offers a fine selection of restaurants in all seven villages to cater to visitors. From fine dining establishments for a cultured palette, to your basic local hangout for steamed shrimp and a cold one, there are a variety of eateries for every taste.
But before you unfold your napkin and get ready to chow down, there are a few local tips and regional guidelines you should know for island dining. Continue reading