Outer Banks Brewing Station
Active Beers: 36
Beer Ratings: 361
Beer Avg: 3.93
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Ratings: 72 | Reviews: 64 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Soonami:
4.15/5 rDev +8.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
When on vacation in the Outer Banks, I went with a group of 7 friends to the Outer Banks Brewing Station. The restaurant was easy to find just off of a major highway, and the architecture looks very nice from the outside like a pre-Industrial barn converted into a Church, that gave a very homey feel before even stepping inside. The interior of the pub looks like any other bar with dark lighting, a very long bar, widescreen TV showing sports, and interesting wall hangings. Very cool was the restroom signage that were labeled "Wonder Woman" and "Superman" with the appropriate action figure displayed next to the sign.
The hostesses were very accommodating when we called ahead and we we arrived giving us a wait-time that was almost spot on. She said 15-20 minutes and that's exactly how long it took. I think this shows that the staff knows how the restaurant runs and they are honest. Even when others, who called ahead, kept complaining about the wait they were very cool in their responses and repeated the wait time estimates that originally gave. The servers and food runners were very polite and answered questions about both beer and food knowledgeably.
The food ranged from good to great. The deep fried hush puppies served with sweet butter were delicious, as were the steamed shrimp (though a tad expensive at $18/lb for 21 counts) and onion rings. The crab cake sandwiches and Portobello panini were fairly well executed and tasty. The fried flounder platter was pretty good, but the batter was too thick and the fish serving size too small.
The beer selection was good, but nothing spectacular for a brew pub. They had an IPA, Tripel, lemongrass Wheat, Alt, Brown, and a few others, but I think a few more beers of more interesting styles would have been good. Perhaps the standards in the South are lower, but in the Northeast and Philadelphia, especially, the standards are set higher by brewpubs such as Nodding Head, Triumph and Iron Hill. The beers I had and tasted were well made and the presence of an Alt beer was a nice touch, but variety is the spice of life.
The ultimate barometer for what one thinks of a place is whether or not you would go again, and I would definitely go to the Outer Banks Brewing Station if I am ever in the OBX again.
08-23-2010 00:25:00 | More by Soonami
More User Reviews:
4.13/5 rDev +7.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$$
The most surprising was that for their stronger beers they gave you a smaller glass "because they pack a kick". Nice selection with a range of beers, the ones I tried were very good. Despite the small glasses with a normal price I like the place. Nice place overall.
11-25-2013 20:26:54 | More by JamieDuncan
3.43/5 rDev -10.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3 | $$$
Visited to refill our growler that we got several years ago - last time thru they weren't open on the days we were near Kill Devil Hills - now they are open 7 days. very quiet today, did the sampler and enjoyed everything except the "olsh". We were able to fill the growler with their special saison, but a quite a cost $28.00 vs. $16.00 for a normal refill. This place is just OK for me - always looks like it could be a little cleaner, but bartender was pleasant and helpful, beers were pretty good, food looks pretty standard. I'm sure we would stop by if we are nearby again, but it wouldn't be a first stop. We enjoyed a place called "Trios" which I will add if it isn't already on the site.
11-13-2013 23:14:38 | More by gribos
Outer Banks Brewing Station in Kill Devil Hills, NC
87 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.