Whether you catch it yourself, buy it at one of our many fresh seafood markets, or go to one of our fantastic and famous restaurants, you shouldn’t leave the Outer Banks without enjoying a Seafood Extravaganza.
The Outer Banks is well-known for its fresh seafood. No matter what the season you will find a wonderful selection of locally-caught fresh fish and seafood readily available for you to enjoy. You will find fresh flounder, blue fin tuna, shrimp, crab (hard and soft shell), mahi-mahi, mackerel, a variety of oysters and clams, and so much more. We are proud of the multi-generational community of local commercial fisherman who work hard to make sure there is plenty of healthy fresh seafood available for our visitors.
There are so many ways for you to partake in a Seafood Extravaganza. Tap your inner master chef and try your hand at a new recipe, or stick to simply steaming or grilling and eating. If cooking is not on your list of activities, there are a large number of specialty shops and seafood markets that specialize in everything from “to go” buckets to catered events. Order from the menu or organize a personalized banquet so you will be able to enjoy your feast in the comfort of your own home.
Feeling truly adventurous? Why not get the whole group involved from the start. Outer Banks local have been fishing, crabbing, shrimping, and clamming these water for centuries. Charter an adventure and catch your own seafood. Imagine how much more delicious it will be when you sit down to a table brimming with your catch of the day.
If you’d prefer to let someone else do the cooking and cleaning then you will find that Outer Banks restaurants have found ways to perfect the Seafood Extravaganza. Try a seafood buffet with offerings from far and wide or one of our specialty restaurants featuring local fresh fare. Whether you want sushi, shrimp by the pound, or thoughtfully prepared gourmet dishes, you will find many restaurants nearby that can fulfill your cravings.
So, don’t be shy! Dig in and enjoy a Seafood Extravaganza today… And, maybe another one tomorrow!