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Outer Banks Brewing Station

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Outer Banks Brewing StationOuter Banks Brewing Station
BA SCORE
86
very good

91 Ratings
Ratings: 91
Reviews: 67
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 14.21%
Active Beers: 41
Beer Ratings: 450
Beer Avg: 3.92
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

Mile Post 8.5
Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina, 27948
United States
phone: (252) 449-2739

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @obxbrew

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Photo of clayrock81
3.73/5  rDev -1.8%

I can't say my review completely encompasses the possibilities of this place but I'll try. Went in on a Sunday afternoon and can say that they had sports on TV (a plus), a huge dining area and large bar (a plus) and a couple of couches next to a foosball table (a plus). Really, really chill vibe as there are picnic tables outside and people were playing cornhole. With little action going on for lunch the bartender was nice and waited on us instantly. Had the sampler (4 5 oz. samples for $4) and added the Baltic Porter for a $1.75. That was two beers for under $6 - not bad for a brewpub in a "tourist" area. Unfortunately, the only beer in the place that isn't macro crap is the six beers they have brew themselves (5 in my case - they ran out of the hefe), so after you try them you're either sessioning or SOL. Worse, I did not try the food but everyone there said it is good...I ate at the Red Drum earlier; my bad. If you're in the OBX at least hit this spot once for some beer and food.

clayrock81, Jun 09, 2009
Photo of Gehrig
4.2/5  rDev +10.5%

My family and I have been going to The Outer Banks every May for nine straight years now, and we stopped in here because, on Sunday nights, the Outer Banks Brewing Station has open mike--itself well worth attending. My wife and I dragged out our nephew on her side out to it, since he's a good guitar player, to get him playing and taking his clear and prodigious musical talent more seriously. What we found was a brew pub that is really nice in atmosphere, has tremendous acoustics, excellent beer, good food, and a local talent well worth hearing in Matt McGuire.

We settled in to some sushi, which was quite good and reasonably priced for the ample portion. I started with the Iron-Binnacle Baltic Porter the OBX Brewing Station makes--good, nice flavors, too small a glass for my tastes since it was 8 oz., probably because of the high ABV (9.3%), about which various states and municipalities can be rather strict. Nice start.

We moved into the emptied dining area away from the bar, where on Matt McGuire, host and musician extraordinaire, took to the guitar and mike with lots of originals. The acoustics were great--I'm convinced it was an old church given the length of it and what looks like an old choir loft converted into a fairly technical sound equipment site--and was nothing short of outstanding. By this point, I was enjoying Matt and his rich, bold voice and guitar with a Wiezenheimer-Weizenbock brewed on-site, which was nothing short of outstanding--rich in malt flavor but excellent, almost light texture given the bock component--great beer.

After a couple others took the stage with some nice folksy tunes, all better in voice than ability with the guitar, our nephew took the stage with some understandable trepidation after Mr. McGuire's sterling four-song performance. He did an original to start, then whipped into some good but hard acoustic Stone Temple Pilots, his guitar sharp and on the money, his voice a bit rough and raspy--mature for a kid of 19. With all due humility, he was easily the best of the four open-mike singers--other than Matt McGuire--and got a good hand from a nice, sizable crowd after his four songs.

In sum, this is a good place to go for food but a great place to go not just for excellent locally brewed beer, but for some good music. Matt McGuire is an OBX musician deserving some wider attention, and the beer at the Outer banks Brewing Station, especially that delicious Weizenbock that a few friends of mine and I enjoyed a dozen of between us, certainly merits sampling should anyone make the sojourn to the ocean. Thank yourselves after coming here, a terrific place.

Gehrig, May 22, 2009
Photo of Bung
3.73/5  rDev -1.8%

Visited week of Memorial day 2008. Nice building, has a windmill that they supposedly get their power from. I'm guessing this was just a power accent. Has some old school video games and foosball. Enough TVs, watched the Pistons on this night. Beers were good, nothing of any real note, but all drinkable. Service was good if not disinterested, probably because they were not very busy. Wish they would have had more of their offerings available. I'm guessing most things on this island are busy on the weekend dead during the weak, so they are probably set up with that in mind.

Bung, Dec 15, 2008
Photo of daliandragon
3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Visited for lunch last week while at the beach for Labor Day weekend with my brother, wife, and two friends. The location right on the main drag is incredibly convenient and even on Labor Day Saturday and the college football opening day we walked right in and sat down at the bar. Atmosphere was decent and pretty casual.

My brother and I ordered the sampler and tried the Olsch, a wheat beer, pale ale, IPA and Dragon's Milk. They were all okay but nothing to really get excited about. The IPA and the Olsch were above average for the style. Three and a half dollar pints is a fairly reasonable price.

The menu was a little limited but everyone enjoyed their meal. I tried the fish plate which was mostly fish and chips but they did an admirable job. My wife's salad was also pretty robust. Service was a little slow considering we were seated dead center of the bar in front of the taps but they got the job done eventually.

We had a really good time and would definitely come back. It's not awesome but considering the location, they make an honest effort and don't gouge your wallet

daliandragon, Sep 07, 2008
Photo of XaWard
3.44/5  rDev -9.5%

A welcome reprieve from the swill served in most OBX bars, but I found the beers lacking a little. I tried the Kolsh, the Hefe, the ESB, and the Dragons Milk in a sampler. ESB was the best by far (had an extra pint of that), although the Dragon's Milk had a lot of interesting flavors going on. The atmosphere was nice, they have a pretty large building with live music almost every night. When we were there it was "Punk Night" although I had to leave before anyone took the stage. The server was friendly albeit a little slow. They also serve their own root beer & cream soda which the kids in our group enjoyed. I would visit this place again while in the Outer Banks.

XaWard, Aug 26, 2008
Photo of Imstillthegman
4.18/5  rDev +10%

Stopped in here while on vacation. I may have rode by the place if it wasn't for the tall wind turbine right behind the place...that's what caught my attention. Moving on...once inside I found a decent sized place with about 20 tables or so. Looked like there may have been seating upstairs, also. There was a fairly large bar with about 25 seats. The service we had was very good. The poor girl barely had a voice, but she was on the ball. The beers were pretty decent, as well. I had the Kolsch, Stout, Hefeweizen, ESB, and a Lemon Wheat beer (which was quite interesting and good). I would say the Stout was probably my least favorite. I really wanted to try the Brown Ale, but it was kicked. Oh well, just gives me something to look forward to on the next trip. The food was very good. The pulled pork sandwich was very moist and tender and the swordfish steak they had for the dinner special was phenomenal. Those bacon and cheddar grits that came with the fish were superb! I was a bit disappointed that they didn't have an IPA in their line-up, but I managed to get over it. I would recommend hitting this place up if you're in the area.

Imstillthegman, Jul 02, 2008
Photo of SaCkErZ9
3.48/5  rDev -8.4%

Pretty easy place to find just off of the main highway there in Kity Hawk, just south of the Wright Brothers museum/park area. I stopped by for lunch, around 2pm on Friday. Plenty of parking and no wait for a table. In fact, I was a little worried because nobody was there but based on reviews, this placed seemed cool. I am glad we came here.

Decent atmoshphere. The ceiling is about 40ft tall with Oriental rugs hanging from the rafters and ceiling. Lots of wood everywhere. Pretty good sized bar located centrally with seating on either side of the bar. Band/stage area to the left of the entrance, facing the road, and that is where we were seated.

Service was pretty good. The waitress was cute and was pleasant although not quite knowledgable on the menu, both beer and food wise. Hard worker so that is all that really matters, in my opinion.

Six beers on draft were: Shipwreck stout (by far the best), Olsch, Wright Witty, Golden Regallo Ale, Old Knucklehead Nut Brown (by far the worst of the bunch), and Dog House Tripel. One good, one horrible one, and the rest were pretty average.

My wife had a salad which was very basic and not very fulfilling or appetizing. The bean dip and nachos for an appetizer was very tasty. I had the sirloin salad and it was nice as well. Apps, food, drinks and tip came to about $40 for two people. Not bad for the area. I would come back for a beer or two and the bean dip but would pass on the food.

SaCkErZ9, Jun 14, 2008
Photo of deltatauhobbit
4.38/5  rDev +15.3%

I really enjoyed this place very much, the only complaint it seems I can give is that the place wasn't big enough during the summer months. We had to wait over an hour to get seated, but hey, that's a good thing because it was worth it.

My girlfriend and I both thought the place had a good feel, the food was amazing although it was a bit on the expensive side, but no more so than most of the other places on the Outer Banks we went to. We got seated upstairs, from which you can look over the railing and see the downstairs. If we had gone later, we might have caught some entertainment. I can imagine it would be a good place to go and have a few rounds and watch a live band.

I got the beer sampler and really enjoyed a few of them. My favorite of those was the Lemongrass Wheat and the Stormy Roses. My only regret was not getting a growler of the Lemongrass before leaving. I even came back a second time to finish off the rest of the beers they had at the time (6 offerings).

deltatauhobbit, Dec 04, 2007
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3.56/5  rDev -6.3%

Based on the big, silo looking thing out front, I thought this was a farmers market until I saw the sign. Upon further reflection, kinda thought it looked like a church. At any rate, on to the important stuff....

Inside was lots of wood and a big bar area. Seating to the left as you enter, with the bar to the right. Bar would probably seat 30+.

Service was fine, but could have been a bit more friendly.

Selection consisted of 6 beers, and I didn't notice what they had as guest taps or bottle options. They were serving a stout, a brown ale, a hefe, a kolsch, an IPA, and a strong ale. I didn't try the hefe or the strong ale, and, in my opinion, the brown ale was the pick of the litter. I found all of them to be pretty solid, just nothing spectacular.

Prices for pints and growlers were a little high ($20/growler fill, not sure if that included cost of growler).

Overall, not fantastic, but the OBX doesn't offer too many options, so it was nice that it was available.

, Sep 04, 2007
Photo of jcdiflorio
3.1/5  rDev -18.4%

Stopped here last friday was here on vacation. The place looked a bit like a metal pole barn had a large fermenter outside was easy to spot.
The inside was good sized had a sound stage to the left lots of seating we were seated upstairs in a nice loft area. We were seated immedatly around 4:00. The place strated to fill up right after we were seated was packed when we left.
We ordered a sampler rack for $6.00 had four 6 oz. beers on it,a kolsh,brown.ipa and stout. The beers were decent nothing great. Did also order a Belgian Strong ale which was by far the best beer they had that night.Also had a guest beer i belive it was an Allagash and some macro's i belive.
The service was good we ordered some appitizers wings,totilla chips with cheese,bean.salsa and calimari all were very good.Ordered some fish and chips also very good, large portions. The ribs we ordere were the only thing not very good were cold and fatty. Everything else was good.
Had some cool t-shirts at the entrance picked on up for myself. Would stop here again if vacationing in the area again. Hope the beer improves a bit next time.

jcdiflorio, Aug 20, 2007
Photo of PAYankeeFan
3.43/5  rDev -9.7%

This is my fourth time here and it still has that rustic old church or lifeguard station feel with a high ceiling and an upstairs eating area which looked posher but was shut. We had a 45 minute wait (quick compared to some of the laid back places down there) for our party of six so we went to the couches and played foosball. I had a half rack of ribs which were tasty. The menu offers normal American fare along with more exotic choices. I ordered the $6 beer sampler after having the Titanic barley wine which one can't get in the sampler. Except for the Titanic and the lemongrass wheat which I enjoyed, the rest of the beers were okay to the point that the Allagash White on tap seemed appealing. Also, the last page of the menu has a big wine list (wish they had that many beers). The waitress was very friendly and inviting. After this we went down the road to Jockey's Ridge State Park which is a giant sand dune and I walked and sweated the beers off.

PAYankeeFan, Aug 13, 2007
Photo of Fish113d
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

My wife and I stopped in for lunch during our vacation to Outer Banks this week. Entering I notice that there is one side of the brewery that has a high ceiling along with dinner tables. My wife and I decided to have lunch, to which she chose a basic Cesar Salad, which she enjoyed (good dressing), along with the wings, which she also enjoyed. I had the pork loin and turkey sandwich and fries which were both outstanding! I'd give the food a top score on this one. I must say though, i didn't think much of the bartender that served us our food and beverages at the bar (possibly due to her laid-back approach of takign care of customers), which contained roughly 25 chairs around an L-shaped long bar. I was impressed with the brew selection, and I tried the Olsch, the Stout, and the Titanic Strong Ale. All 3 were solid choices. I was impressed with this place in general, and I'd visit again if given the opportunity.

Fish113d, Aug 10, 2007
Photo of SwillBilly
4/5  rDev +5.3%

Made to OBBS twice this week while on vacation in Duck. 1st time went with a buddy during the only rainy day all week. Stopped in for a beer while looking for Chip's Wine and Beer, which we passed on the way down. Anyway, on to the review. When you walk in you are greeted at the hostess station. To the left is a large dining room with high, corrugated tin ceilings. Sort of looks like a barn. To the right of the hostess station is a nice, long bar that is split by an aisle to the kitchen. When we were there this week they had 5 beers on tap. Olsch, their take on a Kolsch. Nice, crisp and refreshing. A Lemongrass Wheat, spicy, lemony and very tasty. Next was the Altimeter, a German style Alt. Decent, but I've had better. I had the RedEye PA, which they tapped earlier in the day. A really nice IPA, red in color and hoppy. Blurb about the beer said it was bittered with Chinook and Centennials and flavor and aroma hops were Fuggles and Amarillo. Very fresh. They also had a Stout that wasn't bad. Didn't try the Titanic Strong Ale, a Belgian Strong Dark Ale. Went back with the wife for dinner and were seated in the upstairs dining room. Started with a crab and artichoke app and complimentary bread and olive oil. Wife had a filet topped with crab meat served on top of mashed potatoes. Really good. I had the tuna app and salad as I didn't want to fill up while tasting beers. Beer sampler was 6.00 for 4 5oz glasses. Picked up a growler of the RedEye PA for $19.00. Overall, a very good experience and definitely worth stopping by while on the OBX.

SwillBilly, Aug 02, 2007
Photo of shertz
3.3/5  rDev -13.2%

Visited this brewpub on a Thursday night during peak vacation season. The place was very crowded with overflow dining crowd waiting in bar area. Behind the bar area sat comfy couches and tables for waiting patrons or for those who drank to many strong ales. The interior was very impressive with high ceilings and nice decor. The reason I gave the atmosphere a 3 was because of the smoke. Don't know if the upper level was non-smoking but the bar area was clouding with smoke and hard to get good smells on beers. The beers I went there hoping to try were out (Maibock and Hefe) so I tried the Strong Ale, Porter, and Altimeter. The only one that was above average was the porter, very smooth and nice burnt taste. I didn't try the food, but looked tasty. Next year will try and bring the family. The service was very attentive and friendly. The only problem here was the bartender didn't know the ABV on the altimeter when I asked and didn't have intentions on finding out for me. Selection was below average since it was missing a few summer staples. At $4.50 a pint or 9oz for the strong ale, I thought it was pricey. I'll be back next year hopefully to try the maibock and hefe.

Cheers,
Scott

shertz, Jun 29, 2007
Photo of Minkybut
2.53/5  rDev -33.4%

I have been to this brew pub three times now. While it is a decent place there is certainly nothiing special about it. It is really big and loud in there. The beer is decent WHEN THEY HAVE IT. I live 120 mile away from the place, so I checked their web-site before we left to see what was on tap. The had a Sorghum molasses beer I had to try so that was a good enough reason to make the trip, plus they said they had their oatmeal stout on tap. Well after 120 miles we got there and guess what. No sorghum beer. Oh, the girl said, we ran out of that and I guess we forgot to take it off the web site as availabe. So I wa pissed and for that they get AWFUL on service.

Minkybut, Dec 24, 2006
Photo of MuddyFeet
3.63/5  rDev -4.5%

When I walked in I had an immediate feeling that OBBS was starting to relax after a busy summer season on the Outer Banks. They only had four beers on-tap but had so many more taps that were pouring either nothing or the same thing.

Cleanfeet and I woke up a recent Friday morning and wanted to go camping. According to weather.com the mountains were gonna be wet and the coast was gonna be dry. So we packed the car and drove to the Outer Banks. Found a nice campground in Rodanthe and grilled out Friday night. We woke up early Friday morning. It was a bit chilly so we figured to drive down to the Hatteras Lighthouse in the afternoon and hit the beach up in the afternoon. Of course, as we drove back to Rodanthe after climbing the 527 steps up the lighthouse the skies decided to open up.

Our beach day ruined, Cleanfeet and I drive up to Nags Head and stumbled across the Wright Brothers monument in Kill Devil Hills. Walked around that for a bit and got a bit of a thirst. As we drove back to Rodanthe and our campground I saw the sign for OBBS so we pull in for a couple of pints (Cleanfeet was nice enough to offer to drive).

We got there during Happy Hour and enjoyed a limited appetizer menu. The black bean dip was really good. The bartender provided me with samples so I could choose what I wanted for a growler ($18 for a new growler by the way/$12 for refills). After making that choise I only had 3 other selections to choose from for my pint glass. Decent beer but not sure how "fresh" they were. The bartender was pushing some of the lighter seasonals on me which was a bit annoying. She also did not know much about the brewpub or the beer so I was left to fend with my own assumptions.

I think there was an upstairs room, but I did not venture up the stairs. Huge bar with a bunch of tables on your left when you first walk in. All the brewing apparati was behind the wall but they had large glass windows up for the patrons' viewing pleasure. Large stage at the front of the building. Kind of a barn-like feel. Oddly enough, even though the OBBS looks nothing like the Offshore Ale House on Martha's Vineyard it has the same feel. I will defeintely go back the next time I am on the Outer Banks.

MuddyFeet, Sep 24, 2006
Photo of akorsak
3.83/5  rDev +0.8%

Edits on 22-Aug-10:

Recent visits have included more beers that are of a much higher quality. The Hip Hop IPA, Captain's Porter, Three Toed Pale Ale and Mutiny Pale Ale have all been good to better-than-good, upping atmosphere from 3.0 to 4.0, selection from 2.5 to 4.0, quality from 2.5 to 3.5, and food from 3.0 to 3.5.

***

Visited on an overcast Wednesday at lunch time post Labor Day.

Atmosphere: The bar and restaurant are large and spacious with room for musical acts.

Quality: The overall quality is iffy, as noted herein.

Service: Service was good, polite and friendly, especially with my 19 mo old son. There were only 2 waitstaff for the entire lunch time, which seemed odd.

Selection: Shame on OBBS! They were out of two seasonals (a pale ale and a hefe), leaving a kolsch, lemongrass wheat, best bitter and porter. The ales were mediocre at best and the limited selection did not help matters.

Food: Food was so-so. The burger was good. The nachos and assorted salsas were flat.

Warning: They only fill/re-fill their own growlers, so don't bring in any outsiders, as you'll get no love from OBBS.

akorsak, Sep 07, 2006
Photo of JayQue
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

First time here. I have a timeshare a mile away. Dropped in on my way to vacation. Very pleasant brew pub atmosphere. They didn't ask about smoking/no smoking so I assumed there is no smoking allowed. Had five of their own brews on tap (kolsch, hefe, porter, english type pale ale and a lemongrass wheat). and a four beer sampler package (5.5 oz). I liked three of the four beers I tried. Ate there as well (we had BBQ and a burger). The food was good and plentiful. Service was good (place not very crowded on a Sunday afternoon). I'm sure this will be a regular stop for me for the annual vacation.

JayQue, Aug 31, 2006
Photo of AlesRTasty
3.11/5  rDev -18.2%

The atmosphere is nice, more of a brew pub/restaurant than a brewery which disappointed me. The beer was good, they had a nice selection and a wide variety. I didn't eat any food so I can't really comment on that. I didn't like the service, I went there just to have some drinks at the bar but it was full. I asked to sit at a table and was denied because the tables were reserved for dining guest only. I understand the reason behind this but there was nobody dining. We had to wait 15 minutes in the "lobby" until two seats at the bar were free, ironically occupied by people eating at the bar. Once at the bar, the atmosphere was much different then I expected. I was hoping the bartender would be a little more informative about the location and the beers that they serve. He seemed reluctant to answer questions about these things. I was also surprised by the number of other patrons drinking BMC beers. Why go to this sort of establishment and not drink their beer.

Overall, I did enjoy this place. The skill of their brewer masque the service of the staff, so I do not regret going and encourage any of those in the Kill Devil Hills area to stop by.

AlesRTasty, Aug 20, 2006
Photo of Deuane
4.38/5  rDev +15.3%

After not being to the OBX area in a few years I was curious to see if this place had improved....well it has, BIG TIME.

My wife and I stopped here for lunch on our way down to Buxton last week and were impressed with not only the beer but the food too. We tried everything they had on tap and all of it was very well done. Very nice selection ranging from a light beer that actually had taste to a FuggleFest IPA to a most delectable Barley Wine. Even had an interesting brew called Vikings Liking that was flavored with alder smoked malt and juniper berries....one of the most flavorful lighter beers I have EVER had.

Our food was great too....I had a soft shelled crab sandwhich and my wife had a seared ahi tuna steak salad that was very nice. We both enjoyed the soup du jour, a tomato, cucumber gazpacho. All in all this place has improved markedly over the past 5 years....I like it better than Weeping Radish, but then I am not the biggest lager fan. The only complaint I have is that they do not have any beers available on cask....:-(

Deuane, Jun 23, 2006
Photo of GCBrewingCo
4.2/5  rDev +10.5%

Finally made it to OBBS. I had seen pictures ad heard stories, but was glad to walk in the joint to see if first hand. Pretty easy to find near Mile 8.5 on the Western side of 158.

The atmosphere seemed fine till I spotted the ashtrays at the bar and the guy sucking a bone and decided the dining room was the place for me. Good choice, no smoke at all and hardly any folks when I arrived. A little later the place started to jump, but I was already being served so no bother.

The quality of everything seemed top notch. One of the beers was a bit long in the tooth, but all the other 6 out of 7 drafts seemed fresh and fairly well done. The service was not crazy beautiful, but it was very good and prompt. Anything I asked for was presented in record time. The food was very good as well. Where the place loses some cool points if the price. Some of the items seemed a bit pricey.

I'll be back, I just hope it doesn't take me this long the next time!

GCBrewingCo, Apr 05, 2006
Photo of Caesar1pup
3.6/5  rDev -5.3%

I traveled to the Outer Banks last week and stopped by this brew pub on two separate occasions. The first time was for a couple of appetizers which happened to be half price in the afternoon, and the second time was later in the week for dinner with my wife and a friend. I concur 100% with some of the other reviews of this place in terms of the hot wings. Some of the best around and not to be missed, that is if you like them with a kick. I tried the porter here which was more like a stout but still pretty good. The food was of good quality but not the best I have ever had. Most dinners were priced in the $20 range and were a little more upscale than your typical brew pub.

They had a fairly good selection of menu items however I thought the beer selection was lacking. I would stop by again probably if I was in the area but not for dinner.

Caesar1pup, Aug 24, 2005
Photo of Flashy
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%

Went the the OBBS two years ago at the end of a long night and it wasn't fair to review it. Stopped by in early August of 2005 on a hot afternoon with the kids and really enjoyed the place. It is alot more tasteful than you'd expect (decorated with persian rugs hanging from the ceiling and blue stone, slate all over).
Had the rye which was awesome and the brown which was one of the better ones I've had. The wings were DYNAMITE, I would put them in the top ten. I would recommend this place for a nice dinner or a lunch stop after golf (or with the kids). Excellent place.
Combine this place with the Weeping Radish and Awful Arthurs and you have three great places in one area.
Update: Stopped on 4/19/07 and saw that this place get's a decent crowd even during an "off" weekend. Only complaint was the beers were served to cold, at least for my taste.

Flashy, Aug 05, 2005
Photo of Dithyramb
3.78/5  rDev -0.5%

Stopped in here around the 4th of July week. The beer gods were looking down on me, both the crappy Japanese steak house and some other tourist trap had two hour waits. I was finally able to wear down the others, and they gave in to my constant, "there is supposed to be a nice brewpub right up the street here..."

Located right on the main drag through Kill Devil Hills, you can't really miss the big tank and sign outside. The place was packed with tourists, kids, and folks looking for drinkin. Nicely sized big place with open, tall walls. It was still a bit noisy. However, I was here to drink, and didn't need to drive, so couldn't really care.

They had six or seven of their own brews on tap. The afforementioned rye and porter were definite standouts of the group. Everything appeared fresh and served just right. Your choices in these parts for beers is generally limited, and they at least stray from the normal brown ale, pale ale, light beer mix.

Service at the tables was flustered, but friendly. The waitress had a good base knowledge of the beers. The bartenders were pretty darn good, and steered us in the right direction before we hit the table.

Food was pretty good. From the apps, through the salads, to the main courses, everything was well prepared and ample sized. The filet I had was spot on.

When in the OBX, you have the Brewing Station and Weeping Radish as your main stops. Both are worthy of your visit in between sun worshipping.

Dithyramb, Jul 28, 2005
Photo of Gavage
4.05/5  rDev +6.6%

Stopped in twice during my recent trip to OBX. It is a large building with raised ceilings, two floors, a very large bar that seats about 35, and a section that has a raised stage for live entertainment (filled with tables when no one is playing). During dinner, the place was very crowded and a bit loud. Way too many kids in here, but since OBX is a family vacation spot I guess it is to be expected. A small t-shirt section is just off the greeter's station.

There were six beers available: ESB, Rye Pale Ale, Porter, Stout, Kolsch, and Hefeweizen. I had pints of all but the Hefe and they were all of good quality, with the Rye Pale and Porter being my favorites. Growlers were $17 for first purchase and $11 for refills. The sampler was four 5 oz glasses for $5.50. Pints were $4.

The food was very impressive for a brewpub, as the filet mignon my wife and I had was perfectly done medium rare, and the dessert was tasty. My wife originally wanted a burger and they stated they would only cook burgers medium to well so she scrapped that. The food was bit more expensive than expected.

The waitress was very friendly and attentive, and beer knowledge seemed to be scripted in what she learned to tell patrons.

Definietly a place to stop during any trip to OBX. Several locals we met during our trip stated the liked the food and beers at OBBS and recommended it. So do I.

Gavage, Jul 28, 2005
Outer Banks Brewing Station in Kill Devil Hills, NC
86 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.