Outer Banks Brewing Station
Ratings: 88 | Reviews: 65 | Display Reviews Only:
3.75/5 rDev -2.3%
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
09-07-2008 02:38:12 | More by daliandragon
3.44/5 rDev -10.4%
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.
08-26-2008 12:49:49 | More by XaWard
4.18/5 rDev +8.9%
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.
07-02-2008 23:17:15 | More by Imstillthegman
3.48/5 rDev -9.4%
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.
06-14-2008 14:15:51 | More by SaCkErZ9
4.38/5 rDev +14.1%
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).
12-04-2007 03:44:38 | More by deltatauhobbit
3.56/5 rDev -7.3%
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.
09-04-2007 15:18:31 | More by
3.1/5 rDev -19.3%
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.
08-20-2007 00:28:46 | More by jcdiflorio
3.43/5 rDev -10.7%
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.
08-13-2007 12:51:26 | More by PAYankeeFan
3.5/5 rDev -8.9%
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.
08-10-2007 01:32:54 | More by Fish113d
4/5 rDev +4.2%
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.
08-02-2007 19:35:43 | More by SwillBilly
Outer Banks Brewing Station in Kill Devil Hills, NC
87 out of 100 based on 88 ratings.